Sette

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$31 to $50
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Proprietor Allan Philip Russo's highly acclaimed restaurant Sette resides in prestigious countryside Bernardsville, New Jersey. Nationally recognized as “One of the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the United States” according to OpenTable, a status rating of “Excellent” by Zagat and an honorary recipient of “Best Chefs in America”, Russo welcomes guests to his "Elegant Tuscan" dining room while delivering European hospitality.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food never disappoints! I am not sure how the chef has made the shrimp with cabbage such a memorable dish but I always look forward to it. My pasta was delicious. My husband had the lamb and it was cooked perfectly at medium rare. The service was attentive.

KT
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Sette is my husband’s favorite restaurant, so we go there for special occasions. The service is always impeccable, the ambiance understated elegance & the food excellent. We are never disappointed & would recommend this restaurant!

S
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely local gem. Food is much better than most area alternatives.

p
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

spectacular restaurant, food is always great. Love going there.

i
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual it was wonderful as it always is! We love dining there

EJ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great meal. The staff is always gracious. I don’t know how Allen always finds such great people to work there.

LC
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Service was significantly below average. The food was very good, good size portions. Both couples agreed that we will not come back.

M
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Great food, but for the 1st time the servers weren’t up to par!

RF
Naples
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambience. Feels as though you are dining in a cozy restuarant along the Italian countryside.

r
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

There was a language barrier with the waiter and he was unable to explain certain items from the menu.
Not told that bruschetta is not complimentary. Bread is not brought to table until after bruchetta is “ordered”. Query: at $36 an entree,why is bruchetta not complimentary?
Also, 5 pieces of bruschetta were served for a table of 3. Really? Otherwise, meal was good and service attentive.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service! Looking forward to going again.

RF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Extraordinary food from appetizer to dessert. Very good individualized service. Expensive but if you can afford it its a wonderful experience.

KR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The only thing better than the service is the food. Can't miss with Sette

V
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

WD
New York Area
1044 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Another great dining experience; this was an outstanding tasting menu for a cool, summer evening.

T
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent food and service

R
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Like usual, the food and service was outstanding!!
Thank you Alan!

PW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Sette for the first time And I am embarrassed we had waited so long. The restaurant is small and intimate. The service was very good and the food fantastic. We ordered the tasting menu and were not disappointed in any of the 4 courses with highest praise for the shrimp with kale and cannellini beans. We will be back very soon.

KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive service . We enjoyed sitting by the window, quiet restaurant with romantic ambiance. Food was very good.

CM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hard to get reservations, fewer than 10 tables for 2. VERY relaxing and fine dining experience. Hihgly recommended

s
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious and authentic. The service was friendly and helpful. Don't forget to make a reservation since Sette is small but beautifully designed.

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure. Never disappointed with food. Specials innovative! Great place!

JB
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent, the waiter was excellent and the entire experience was excellent.

L
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Terrific food

M
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Allan is a wonderful cook and host. Never a bad meal here

EJ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hard to put a value on great food. Small venue but very nice. Limited menu but everything prepared to perfection. The owner/chef prepare each dish as the best it can be. Never disappointed.

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

Outstanding as usual. Our favorite place to get together with friends and enjoy every minute. Relaxing elegance and welcoming charm. The food is fabulous and on top of it, we can bring our own wine... that’s always a plus for us.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cibo ottimo (tagliatelle al ragù incredibili!), servizio impeccabile e Location elegante. Continuate così! Ci siamo sentiti a casa!

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BR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

Not bad but not great. Let me start by saying that the service was excellent! Attentive and sincere.
Atmosphere was loud even though there were only three tables in the restaurant.
This place is not for foodies. My chicken dish was very plain. Menu was very limited.

C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most authentic Italian restaurant in all of NJ! This intimate BYOB is a gem... your only problem will be what to order off the menu since everything is excellent!

JT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this restaurant for romantic special occasions! This particular evening, we had a rather late 7:45 p.m. reservation, and enjoyed the privacy of being one of only 2 couples in the 7-table restaurant. As always, the food was stellar, the service superb. We always feel as if we have stolen away to Italy for an evening after dining at Sette.

CC
Montreal
58 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Greeting was very friendly.
Waitress was working first day.
Long wait between courses, especially for such a small and not full restaurant.
Mixed reviews on our two dinners.
Pasta with sausage was delicious.

P
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dined at Sette many times, and keep going back . We enjoy the restaurant . Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A small restaurant where the food and service are always top notch.

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

Another incredible meal and experience at Sette. This is our third time dining here and every time has been outstanding. The food, service and the intimate setting all make Sette a place my wife & I always look forward to returning too.

c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As usual the food and the service at this treasure of a restaurant was outstanding.

PW
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sette is the best! Travelled from my home in Palm Desert, California to have dinner with friends at Sette. Chef Allan Russo once again served a spectacular “Tasting” menu meal! I know that Sette is among the top ten restaurants in the entire country!

LO
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food quality, preparation, and presentation; Service was professional, efficient, and totally unobtrusive, which is the way like it...and it's BYOB which is great for us!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I normally don't leave reviews but my wife and I love this place. The food is fantastic and the staff are very kind and welcoming.

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The risotto was the best I had ever experienced, including in Tuscany; the beet salad and panna cotta desert were also outstanding. However, the meat and fish entrees were unexceptional, and I thought I could do better myself at home; the kale and bean soup was unimpressive. Way too much salt was used, obscuring the more subtle flavors of what I think were very good ingredients. On the upside, the staff were attentive, service was impeccable, and they handled my well aged and rare Antinori wine well, decanting it cleanly after the cork broke apart. There is a fine line between lively conversations and not being able to hear across my table without leaning forward, and at full occupancy the compact seating area was noisy. My overall rating reflects mainly the food, a mix of 5 stars (world class) and 3 (ordinary) depending on what one orders. This is a worthy restaurant, but good luck!