Saddle River Cafe

4.8
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101 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Saddle River Café is built on the same traditions of quality cuisine and hospitality driven service as its acclaimed sister restaurant, the Saddle River Inn. The café is open for brunch & dinner. A bright, casual American café, featuring the highest quality ingredients including, farm fresh eggs, locally sourced produce, prime cuts of meat, responsibly sourced seafood, farm fresh coffee, and fresh pressed juices. The menu is healthy, creative and nutrient packed for the modern active diet.
What 101 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipnona
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice transition to outside dining. Lobster roll, Tuna tacos, and artichokes were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and attentive service!!

JB
vipJB727
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Given it's still not approved in NJ to dine indoors, the outdoor area in the parking lot of Saddle River Cafe wasn't all that bad in terms of setup. The food was excellent and the staff was attentive. Having never been there before it was a very nice surprise - cannot wait to return.

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vipCiar
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Lovely place with terrific food and service doing its absolute best given the pandemic limitations. Tables are set up in adjacent parking lot but a first class establishment.

JP
vipJohnP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious ! Service was excellent ! We can’t wait to go back !!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I really enjoyed the food and the restaurant overall. These are tough times for everyone and it’s so hard to judge during these times.

TM
vipTerriM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Love it! We sat outside, where the tables were set up in a creative and attractive way in the parking lot on the side of the building. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The food was tasty and pleasantly plated. Portions were ample. We shared crispy artichokes, charred corn salad, house salad, hand rolled orecchiette, Saddle River lobster roll with bay fries, and a mini banana cream pie—all were very tasty. The only thing that would have made our experience better would be if we could have gotten expresso beverages—apparently the expresso machine was down. That being said, we will definitely be dining at the Saddle River Cafe again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

It was a good experience, it was outside on the parking lot under umbrellas. The food was delicious and service was attentive. The only problem was that there was the smell of the asphalt pavement that took away the ambiance. If they had put down something like Astro turf or outdoor carpeting over the full area, that could have helped.

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WendyG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Staff was great. Food was delicious. Loved the area rugs set up under the tables to reduce the heat from the blacktop.

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vipRichard
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time dining outdoor there. They've done a great job and the food is as good as ever.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with my three children last week. We all felt very safe dining there. The tables were spaced nicely and all staff members were wearing masks. Everyone was friendly and social distanced appropriately. We would definitely go back!

RL
vipRuthL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience for our first dinner out al fresco. Manager did good in setting the tables far apart and the staff all wore masks. I just wish the dinner would too until they sit down at their tables. The menu is an all day vs lunch and dinner. Which is fine for now.

SC
vipSamanthaC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful food in a lovely environment. Food a little on the pricey side but I would definitely say it was worth it for a treat.

AL
vipALANA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent great value awarding winning staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was wonderful! Great service. Dinner was delicious! Have a few pet peeves that really aren’t big deals but I hate feeling rushed into ordering and I hate when a server clears when another is still eating. If those two things didn’t happen would have scored a 5 out of 5. Great place and highly recommend.

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vipDavid
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice all around

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greenapple2
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very quite and accommodating. Salmon was outstanding!

PM
vipPMPM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Ww were group of 8 on Friday night. Service was excellent. And the food was too. Some of us had been here for Lunch others was first time. We all had delicious meals and apps. Will definitely go back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is outstanding and I love the renovations they made to add tables.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable night.
We were able to bring our own wine.
Food is excellent!
Wait staff very attentive and friendly!
Win/Win for All!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff warm and welcoming.....food delicious...... very understanding of food allergies....

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Rand
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went spontaneously for a quick dinner. The service was great, the food was great and overall, it was a great experience.

DG
vipDGJx
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just what a restaurant should be. Good food . Nice staff. Pleasant surroundings.

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vipjaybird51
New York Area
181 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great place to have dinner with friends or a casual family meal. The food is delicious! The lobster risotto was our favorite, but we also had the beet salad and the salmon, both very good and flavorful. Only disappointment was the dessert which was a raspberry sorbet (good) that came with a meringue and coulis that was a cute addition but didn't really add anything to the dish. Next time we'll stick to just the sorbets or ice creams.

AL
vipALANA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great local fare, excellent service , great new menu

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carolp
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Saddle River Cafe was excellent.... from the delicious food to the warm atmosphere to Ryan’s hospitality and great waitstaff! A nice “ surprise” since our favorite restaurant is The Saddle River Inn! 🤗😋

RP
RodneyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine Day dinner. The hole experience was excellent!

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rhodes22
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful dining experience
chef knott and his team deliver perfection in dining - perfect menu offering, perfect setting, perfect service - a regular spot for informal yet upscale dining

JE
JenEfromtheBlock
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I ordered a burger and the open faced reuben. Both were excellent. We went to the restaurant for a Valentine Lunch Date and it was the perfect spot for it!

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marthab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This area is so fortunate to have such a gem that makes delicious dining available each and every day. Thank you Chef Jamie and your amazing staff.

JM
JillianM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is my new go-to restaurant for the rare date night or out with friends who are into food. I love that it’s byob so I can bring some special occasion wines. The food is fantastic and the service is perfect. It’s a casual place but you can definitely dress up too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Second time back and very enjoyable. Have had the salmon each time and love it! Service
Is great and the meals are wonderful. Very casual, open atmosphere for a nice night out

AL
vipALANA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing new menu, extra special . Our go to place

SJ
vipShadowJolie
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We have gone twice and really like the SR Cafe. We both said we could see this being our go to place when we don’t want a more formal setting. The patrons seated by us were lovely and we had a little chat with people on either side of us. The tables aren’t too close together as they can be in the SR Inn and Varka. We liked the food a lot and the service was superior. Will definitely go once a month for sure. Looking forward to taking our friends there, too. So glad we have a ‘go to’ place where jeans are ok but we can have a great meal.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently delicious food!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Always great food and the staff are so friendly!

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Anng2
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food and service. Easy reservation

AL
vipALANA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best casual dining in bergen county

LB
LBK14
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was (consistently) superior and our waiter (Yossi) was tremendous (as usual). An enjoyable evening from beginning to end!

TR
vipTerryR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit after dining many times at the Saddle River Inn. Exceeded our expectations, and we will certainly be back.

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Saddle River Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Saddle River Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

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