St. Eve's

4.6
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442 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
About St. Eve's, Chef Christianson and our Menu
St. Eve's is one of New Jersey's best BYO restaurants with a dining experience that is both refined and relaxed with quality, care and service that will have you coming back again and again. Chef/Owner Steve Christianson, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, in Hyde Park, NY, is lauded for his kitchen artistry, his passion for perfection and his commitment to serving only the freshest organic, and when possible, locally sourced ingredients. The menu evolves with the season and so each dining experience can be a new culinary adventure! Chef Steve invites you to come in and experience the sum of his service-oriented team's efforts and be sure to say 'Hello'...He'll be in the kitchen!
What 442 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MS
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service at a friendly, sophisticated restaurant.

JH
New England
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always lovely

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. What more can you ask for!

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I were out with our neighbors for a Saturday night dinner. Based on a previous visit to St. Eves I wanted to share the great food and atmosphere and service with my neighbors. Happy to say they did not disappoint.

HD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Food is very overpriced and the menu is very limited. Waitress was rude. 0/5.

a
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First rate in every way. The menu is varied and intelligent. The preparations are well executed. Everything was delicious. Our group went home very happy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

They gave us a table for four even though it was just the two of us. It was nice to have the extra space. Service was good and I appreciated that the food being served was not rushed. Nice variety of options and the food was delicious.

MP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience as always! St Eve’s never disappoints.

DH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. Once you visit....you will want to comeback again soon. Great atmosphere. Tasty, more than ample dishes. Weeknights are relaxing and easy. A great local find..

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Memorable food and service. Great value and BYOB! Even printed a Happy Anniversary menu for us.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, charming. Unfortunately the food is disappointing. Too many ingredients/components in one dish. The swordfish was covered in an excessive amount of salty olive tapenade and placed on top of messy caponata. The parmigiana crusted chicken was anything but that. The desserts were very good.

WC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food is consistently good here. It was quiet as we sat outside.

MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the best dinner I have had since the last time I ate at St. Eve's. Sitting outside in their little courtyard was beautiful. The added touch of putting "Happy Birthday Diane" on the menu was so lovely and made my sister in law very happy.

JD
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely a pleasant surprise and a great dining experience. Great food with even better service.

d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an incredible dessert- pina colada panna cotta. Wow. Different and delicious

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Make sure you ask for the pricing of specials before you order there over-the-top expensive and not worth it

S
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent as always. We had the Swordfish and the Salmon entree and both were excellent. We sat outside for the first time and it was nice. It is a bit busy out there so if you want a slight less busy atmosphere I would sit inside.

OT
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a night to dine al fresco and enjoy three delicious seafood dishes that enclosed a lobster and crab mousse with salad, soft shell crab tempura with refreshing setup Caesar and tomato salad, and crab crusted codfish. We managed to save a little room for berry pavlova meringue tart. Service was great and gracious. And to be sat in the outside corner enjoying the sunset at this little outside dining gem...not to say the inside is beautiful too along with tonight dishes we sampled. Go make reservations here...everyone was happy this Sunday evening. Thanks again.

c
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

I was dining with a friend, who implored me NOT to say anything to the server. Personally, I always feel it is better to say something when you are having the bad experience, and it should be said directly to those responsible. But, friendships need to be valued and nurtured, so I said nothing.

With that said, I'm one who relies on Open Table with all its reviews. St. Eve's, as you can see, has wonderful reviews. 4.7 stars! I was terribly misled, and since I do not want any other member to be so misled, here is my honest review.

The service was very good, yes! Our server was personable and very professional. And the décor of St. Eve's was cozy and inviting, yes! And don't most of us appreciate a lovely BYOB dining spot? Unfortunately, that is where it stopped. Sadly, and surprisingly considering the great reviews, the FOOD was NOT GOOD. Not enjoyable at all. I wish I could think of something more creative to describe our meals, but I think "not good" and "not enjoyable" are sufficient.

You may read this and think "well, every place can have an off night". And I would agree, except this was my 2nd time dining at St. Eve's. I dined for the first time in June 2019, and thought that was the "off" night. I can honestly say this experience was more disappointing. In the dining world, I think 2 strikes and you're out applies (serious foodies would only give 1 strike!) The service is important, and the décor too, but if the food is "not good" or "not enjoyable", then the restaurant is not worthy of 4.7 stars.

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We keep going back to St. Eves for the delicious food and the great service

JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We always enjoy the friendly casual atmosphere of this restaurant, where we have been going for many years. The food is always good, sometimes imaginative, and well-priced.

TC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very pleasant, good menu choices, everything seems carefully prepared

KT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints! One of the most consistent restaurants in regards to food and service. Definitely a big favorite of mine!

S
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had not been to St. Eve’s in awhile, so we decided to go there with friends in a Saturday evening. It was nice to see the extraordinary standards have not changed. Our table enjoyed lobster ravioli, short ribs, salmon, swordfish and opah. We also indulged in perfederrols for dessert. Everything was wonderful!

MG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always have a great meal here. The food is outstanding and always had excellent service. I also like the ambiance.

c
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our anniversary and everything was great

KT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

St. Eve’s is one of our favorites. My husband and I have never been disappointed in the food or service.

LT
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Not a huge menu, but something for everyone.

A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great experience for celebrating my husband's birthday. Mussels were REALLY good, we asked for extra bread for dipping into the yummy sauce and got it. For dinner I got a single soft shell crab, which was excellent, crisp but not crunchy, just right..... My husband got the short ribs, probably more of a fall or winter meal, but he enjoyed it very much, sides were good with that, carrots, mashed potatoes and a lovely sauce.
We were happy with the service, the meal and the noise level (but it was not a full house, which would feel cramped I think)
Good meal $100 with tip, BYOB

s
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always top notch and consistency is very hard to maintain in the food world. Bravo to St Eve’s

S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had the filet mignon ravioli as an appetizer, and the Hangar steak and lobster ravioli for our entrees and everything was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was fantastic and we didn't realize how late it had gotten, and no one even gave us a hint that they were closing and we needed to leave, which we felt bad about, so all around great service and lovely people.

PD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

St. Eve's is consistently good. The Pecan Chicken is my personal favorite!

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic! Service was friendly and efficient and never intrusive. Will definitely be back.

JH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always wonderful!

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always have a wonderful experience at St Eves. Great service delicious food selections from apps to desserts

LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

From the wonderful bread that appears to start the meal, the food at St. Eve's never disappoints. The menu changes seasonally, though regulars may recognize some of the restaurant's standards (e.g. mussels app, or pecan crusted chicken entree). The apps are often so good that I'll have 2 apps and call it a night. This week I chose the lobster & crab timbale (which was not exactly what I was expecting, but excellent), followed by a single soft shell crab, crispy tempura-style crust, served over Asian slaw. If there is a weak link in their food chain, it's the desserts. They're ok, but few standouts. Best are the Pavlova & the cobblers which are usually featured as a special. Changing up the desserts would be a positive change, but otherwise, St. Eve's food & service always leaves us satisfied.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and made fresh. Perfect portions.

RT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You will never be disappointed. The food and service is outstanding. Cute dining area outside
for a al fresco experience

Love this place !!!!!!!!

CS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

I would like to start by saying I absolutely love St. Eve's. I have been there on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is always sensational - fresh and perfectly prepared. The issue this time was with the waitress - she had no personality, unfriendly and barely stopped at our table, which is so unlike any waiter or waitress I have ever had at St. Eve's. The other wait staff who came to our table were terrific though which sort of made up for the lead waitress. Maybe she was just having a bad day.....

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