Sette

4.7
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764 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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CC
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As Always - had a wonderful time at Sette. Food was fantastic!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals. The owner and waiter couldn’t be more hospitable. We will definitely be back.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and lovely ambiance. It is a BYOB so remember to bring your drinks.

PA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small, intimate place with super food and service. Consistent and a true gem. Plan two-three weeks ahead if you want to reserve for a weekend night. Try the filet with green pepper sauce!

JM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Sette is a great date spot or with a another couple. Very intimate inside with only a few tables. so reservations can be tough so always plan ahead. The food is excellent as well along with the service. I have been there several times and always have a very pleasant experience. If you are early go next door to The Benards Inn for a cocktail at the old school bar.

P
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best Italian in the NJ area. Chef/owner Allan Russo does a fabulous job and is regularly there to interact with guests. You won’t be disappointed.

M
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. One of the best restaurants around. I have been coming here for six years. Always fresh and delicious

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great!!!! Allan was terrific!

C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice small restaurant! The service is exceptional. The food portions are not too big, just enough. Everything was tasty and cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back.

FL
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on a Friday for lunch and we were the only ones there. Service was great, very professional, but friendly. Food was great, though a little higher than some of competitors. Overall, we thought the food was a little better than competitors, so that is OK. We will go back.

WG
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We always have a delicious and delightful dinner at Sette. It’s BYOB. Start with the bruschetta, salad, pasta etc. Service is always first class

s
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Dinner, Food & Service Excellent
it is nice that you can have a conversation without shouting.

CP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was delicious from antipasti to dessert. We particularly liked the shrimp and cabbage antipasti dish.

Very intimate setting combined with excellent service. Our waiter kept our glasses full the whole night. The executive chef greeted us and helped answer any questions we had about the menu.

Will definitely be going back.

IB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food, great attention for the people at Sette, must go again experience.

C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sette continues to be one of the top restaurants in NJ. Food is nothing short of exquisite....a fabulous BYOB that we enjoy every single time- thank you Alan for making each visit a wonderful experience, we love this restaurant!

c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service at this small Italian restaurant is always outstanding.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Service was very robotic. Miss the waiter from Italy, he was great and added to the vibe and overall experience.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, lovely space, and professional service

KS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always reliable. Good food, excellent service. Wish the space was larger to accommodate more customers. Difficult to get a reservation on a weekend.

NP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is our fourth time in Sette. Feels home. Chef came out and talk to us. Everything is excellent. The only thing I would change is bathroom location. Our table was too close and every time someone goes in and out my attention goes there. But overall everything is great in sette

CS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
35 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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
136 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

p
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

i
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

EJ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

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
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

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

RF
Naples
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

r
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

RF
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

WD
New York Area
1060 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

T
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food and service

R
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

PW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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