Sette

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735 reviews
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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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RF
Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1038 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
21 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
46 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Terrific food

M
New York Area
54 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
19 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
57 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
27 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!

JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in NJ that I have gone to- excellent meal and food- this is THE Italian Restaurant people need to go to- unbelievable restaurant

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for our anniversary. Food was outstanding. The bruschetta was different and the best I’ve eve had. The service was excellent, and the evening was special. Looking forward to going again.

HS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our second visit to Sette was equally if not more memorable than the first.
The food, in a word, is remarkable. We opted for the tasting menu and were not disappointed.
Each course was beautifully prepared and plated and a brief description accompanied each presentation.
Service at Sette is attentive without being intrusive and wine is poured when necessary and appropriate.
A special occasion venue that easily checks all the boxes. Can't wait to return. Fantastic!

MZ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Appetizer portioned pastas were very good but below average entree - perch and cod were both bland and a little fishy.

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect restaurant for a special occasion, or any time you're looking for a dining experience with more than a four season changing of menu selections, so every visit is a new experience.

Impeccable staff with in depth knowledge of each item at each course being offered, who magically appear at just the right time. The Lamb and Cod perfectly prepared, complemented, and presented, with wonderful antipasti and premi pastas to savor before. Save room for dessert! Open Table recently listed them in the top 30 in Northern NJ, no surprise there!

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely, small BYO restaurant in Bernardsville. The food was excellent we had the tasting menu and the risotto was outstanding as well as the fish. It is on the quiet side as it is quite small

WD
New York Area
1038 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Allan selected wonderful courses for my French pinot noir. The highlight was a perfectly prepared lamb loin. Everything done here is to the highest standard!

JB
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, a special experience. One of the best in NJ.

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