Top 10 restaurants in Bernardsville, United States

April 14, 2018 Leida Jutras

Bernardsville /ˈbɜːrnərdzvɪl/ is a borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. In 2000, Bernardsville had the 10th-highest per capita income in the state. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 7,707, reflecting an increase of 362 (+4.9%) from the 7,345 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 748 (+11.3%) from the 6,597 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Bernardsville

1. Sette

7 Mine Brook Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2428 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 908-502-5054
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Sette

Executive Chef 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" by 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.

Reviewed By Benzman79 - Freehold, New Jersey

Wife and I made reservations (which you will need) for a Saturday night and it didnt disappoint. Everything is fresh and delicious. She had the grilled shrimp with cabbage and she loved. Her grouper was also outstanding, Had the file which was good too. Its a BYOB and its small place with great food.

2. Penguin Ice Cream

3 Claremont Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2225 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards American SGD 4 - SGD 7 +1 908-766-4949
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Penguin Ice Cream

Reviewed By s1jag - Morristown, NJ

I have been a long-term supporter of The Penguin and was dismayed to find that the most excellent ice cream imported from Maine is no more, in favor of "locally sourced" fair that is barely the equivalent of the couple of ice cream stores down the street in Bernardsville. No more "Maine Guide," Moose Tracks," "Wild Maine Blueberry," etc. It used to be worth the extra effort to find parking near the shop, but, at least for me, no more. Au revoir pingouin!

3. The Grain House

225 US Highway 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-1646 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 - SGD 46 +1 908-221-1150
Excellent
31%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 328 reviews

The Grain House

American Fare with Historic CharmDating back to the 18th century, the Grain House Restaurant has always been the most popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Known for its historic charm and American inn fare, the popular Grain House Restaurant is conveniently situated next to the hotel. Enjoy Basking Ridge dining in a unique and historic setting, handsomely trimmed with beamed ceilings, masterful fireplaces, rich woods and striking hearths.The Grain House Restaurant, Basking Ridge, NJ is open for lunch and dinner in our cozy dining rooms and on our patio for outdoor dining during summer months. Guests can also enjoy Saturday à la carte breakfast and a sumptuous brunch buffet on Sundays. For casual cocktails and happy hour specials, the Grain House Restaurant features the Coppertop Pub, voted “the best coziest spot for drinks” by the NJ Monthly Magazine. If a private party is on your agenda, the Grain House Restaurant would be honored to host and cater your event.

Reviewed By PsiChi - Bloomfield, New Jersey

Although The Grain House is lovely and cozy, having gone there many times before, I suggested that a friend accompany me for the first visit there. I asked to be seated in front of the fireplace. The young man at the kiosk brought us into the bar where the table in front of the fireplace was vacant and the dining room relatively empty. He brought us to a very small (my friend is large and 6'2) table NOT visible to the fireplace. We asked if there was one in the main dining room and he then put us at a drafty window with a solid barrier so we could not see in no where near the fireplace again. We were very displeased and once more, put in our first request. One waiter "reminded" us that we had moved twice already. Seriously? We are twice his senior and were disrespected by two inferior, ill-mannered staff members, clearly not the professional personnel one would expect to find in an establishment such as this. The young man then said he could seat us at a wall table in the bar as the original table was for a party of four. HOWEVER, needless to say, minutes later another couple came in and wanted that table. He placed them at the one next to it and when the gentleman complained, the young man immediately dropped the menus on the table and whisked away the additional settings for two and seated them there. As we witnessed the entire scenario, I told the waiter to please relay the incident to the manager. I ordered a glass of pinot noir and without inquiring as to which one, the waiter brought the most expensive one to me. At the cost of close to 100. for "lunch" as my friend had a few Jack Daniels, we left angry and disappointed. I then sent an email to the manager and have yet to receive a response. I will admit that the food is excellent as is the cozy period edifice but some of the staff need to be replaced.

4. Bagels 4U

76 Morristown Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2369 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch +1 908-221-0080
Excellent
18%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Reviewed By 62360JrzGrl - Bernardsville, New Jersey

This place is great. I am not saying that it is fine dining in any way, but the service is excellent, the bagels are delicious, and the price is right. Their spreads are fabulous. These people really know from a bagel!

5. The Coffee Shoppe

23 Olcott Sq, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2317 Diner Breakfast +1 908-766-6806
Excellent
27%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

The Coffee Shoppe

Reviewed By suzyd43 - basking ridge, nj

I would call this an old fashioned greasy spoon diner, but there is nothing greasy about it. Great litttle family run diner with a counter and booths. The feel is a throwback to the seventies. Really good pancakes, egg dishes, omlettes and sandwiches.

6. Ninety Acres at Natirar

2 Main St, Peapack-Gladstone, NJ 07977-9801 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 908-901-9500
Excellent
58%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 430 reviews

Ninety Acres at Natirar

The Natirar Estate, a nearly 500-acre site atop the mountains of Peapack, is the home of Ninety Acres Culinary Center, which consists of a cooking and wine school, and a restaurant offering unique and exciting menus featuring produce and livestock fresh from the estate farm. The restaurant, along with our private party facilities, redefines what a quality dining experience can and should be. We offer an a la carte menu in our dining rooms, a light bar menu in our bar and lounge areas, and the "Bring Me Food" experience, our interpretation of the tasting menu concept, exclusively in our kitchen dining area.

Reviewed By Jimrad - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Let me get straight to the point – we both were very disappointed in our $105 per person “Bring Me Food” dinner.

We had used this dining option twice before, where you are just given a list of ingredients that the Chef turns into 5 to 7 tastings. The first 2 dinners were, although expensive, exceptional and 5 Star experiences.

I’m afraid this time it was just a very expensive experience.

The over 25 ingredients all sounded interesting and ranged from Bay scallops to Venison to Walleye to Organic mushrooms. The presentation of each dish was beautiful but that’s where the magic stopped.

The “looking forward” to the next exciting plate was not there on this visit with each one just being OK to Good.

The staff, and we met at least 5, were all enthusiastic, professional and knowledgeable but not one ever asked, as we moved from course to course, what we thought of our meal.

So with 2 cocktails and 2 glasses of wine, tax and before tip, the bill came to $282 and I’m sorry to say not worth that price. I’m not a believer in “well I guess the kitchen had an off night” – especially at these prices.

7. The Bernards Inn Restaurant

27 Mine Brook Rd, Quimby Lane, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2428 Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Valet Parking, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary, American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 37 - SGD 79 +1 908-766-0002
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

The Bernards Inn Restaurant

Renowned for exquisite dining and an award-winning wine collection, the Bernards Inn offers two magnificent dining rooms - The Great Room and Conservatory - along with a warm, clubby piano bar featuring live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday. The fine dining restaurant features progressive American cuisine prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Todd Mark Miller and a 12,000-bottle wine collection from Wine Director Terri Baldwin.

Reviewed By Annex43 - Secaucus, New Jersey

Went there to celebrate my 75th birthday with my children, son-in-law and significant other. Service was OK but nothing special. They served us bread at the start of the meal but didn’t come back to see if anyone wanted anymore. We order two of each of the oysters And didn’t get a good explanation of which was which from the server. Had to ask twice for fresh pepper for one of the appetizers. When we asked for horseradish we were served prepared horseradish with too much vinegar. My significant other ordered the pasta special which she felt was mediocre at best. I ordered the special lobster pot pie which turned out to be a deconstructed pot pie. The sauce was very good however the lobster tail was overcooked and rubbery and the potatoes were undercooked and hard. Under ordinary circumstances I would’ve sent it back. The ice cream dessert was very good and I appreciated getting the chocolates and card from the staff.

8. Bagel Bin

37 Olcott Sq, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2317 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch +1 908-221-0101
Excellent
54%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Reviewed By CarlB83 - Basking Ridge, New Jersey

This is a weekly place my wife and I visit!
The bagels are excellent - anyone who doesn't think so didn't grow up in the tri-state area and has a different understanding of what bagels are.

The people that work here contrary to other reviews are very friendly. Just plan your order as you are waiting in line and pay attention to the cash only signs so you don't hold up their line as it does get very busy.

9. Starbucks

80 Morristown Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2313 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast +1 845-353-4069
Excellent
22%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Starbucks

Reviewed By consumeradvocateUsa - usa

as above, the employees dont even try to smile or acknowledge you but, i dont know if that is because in general, it seems people in this neighborhood are so self absorbed and feel entitled. its a general sense in this whole town that makes one want to give up on the whole neighborhood just the way they want to be left to themselves. but, with that attitude they desire to be left alone. so maybe it just rubbed off on the employees. also, there was a dirty comb filled with hair left on the sink that was gross.

10. Bistro Seven Three

73 Mine Brook Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2282 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Contemporary, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 908-766-7400
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Bistro Seven Three

Reviewed By DannyD81 - Lodi, New Jersey

We visited Bistro Seven Three last month for an early dinner (pre-5pm) and were one of only two tables being served at the time. Our entire meal was excellent! Highly recommend the calamari and the short ribs! Little pricey, but very satisfied nonetheless. The only thing that stood out was that we had about four or five different people wait on us during our short meal (we were on a tight schedule), so we really didn't know who our waiter/waitress was. But at least the whole staff was paying attention! Overall, a very nice dinner/experience!

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