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“Good Things Come in Small Packages”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sette

Sette
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Mount Airy Road
Transit: NJ Transit, Bernardsville Line
Description: 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.
North Plainfield, New Jersey
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52 reviews
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“Good Things Come in Small Packages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

The evening started out well even before the meal was served - that's because there was ample on-street parking directly in front of the restaurant. The inside of the restaurant is small and divided into 2 halves. We went at 6:30 on a Monday night so we had our choice of tables. We left after 9 at which time the restaurant was half full. This is a BYOB establishment. The home made bruschetta they serve with your beverages was the best I've ever had. They offer hot and cold appetizers, a pasta selection that can be served as an appetizer or a meal, and an entree section. All of us enjoyed our meals and came away stuffed. Dinner for four adults cost $200, including coffee and dessert. It was well-worth the price.

  • Visited August 2012
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Highland Park, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Sette Cucina is located in the lovely town of Bernardsville, NJ. It's a very small space, and quite comfortable although not well heated on a chilly night and somewhat noisy, even with just 20 or so customers. But we found the menu somewhat limited and unimaginative. Three pork dishes, beef stew, fish and veal, along with braised chicken thigh, which I chose. While the food was fairly priced and well prepared, it would be in the restaurant's interest to expand its offerings and be more adventurous.

  • Visited January 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful food but service needs small touches”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2011

Our first visit. Small menu with wonderful choices. Everything was delicious and nicely presented. Charming and cute with seating for about 30. Service could be improved with some staff education. Since it is BYOB, one of our servers tried to pour a different bottle of wine into our not empty glasses. Also, frequently our silverware was taken away and we had to ask for replacements when our food was served. All that said, we are looking forward to going again!

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank konovan
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Morristown, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“A gem of a restaurant in Bernardsville, NJ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

Nice, small intimate restaurant. Superb Italian cuisine and BYOB.

  • Visited October 2011
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