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“You won't find a meal like this one outside of NYC, fabulous”
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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.
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“You won't find a meal like this one outside of NYC, fabulous”
Reviewed 10 February 2013

My husband and I have been to Sette countless times, and have sent many other people there only for them to come back and tell us how fantastic their dinner was, so I have no reason for waiting this long to write my review, but this place cannot go unnoticed. Everything about this restraurant excedes all the others in the area, and is tops in the state. Of course, I will start with the food. The chef has obviously been trained by true Italians, as his creations just scream authentic. His menu is diverse with all the staples of an italian restaurant, yet his preparation is anything but normal. The flavors in the dishes, along with the pairings he serves are extremely thoughtful and they work perfectly. I have many favorites, but there are few that he has that you can't even get at most other restaurants and his creations are unique. For instance, we have had snails, salmon tartar, and special fried artichoke hearts that one wouldn't expect in the average Italian restaurant. As for the atmosphere, it is just lovely, a perfect date night or a relaxing place for lunch or dinner with friends or business partners. The wait staff is extraordinary, and to top it off, it is BYO which any wine drinker would love. It is located in the heart of the lovely town of Bernardsville which makes the whole outing that much more enjoyable. Go there, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2013
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Chatham
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Bernardsville Italian”
Reviewed 15 December 2012

Very good food but very sparse menu. Reservations a must since the restaurant has very limited seating. They need to improve the menu choices.Very limited in town street parking.BYOB.

  • Visited December 2012
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Wayland, Massachusetts
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Every dish was delicious.”
Reviewed 7 December 2012 via mobile

Small cozy atmosphere with only a few tables. Also a relatively small menu. But every single dish, for all four of us, was outstanding. The salads were large enough to share, so that we could also have room for some appetizers. Don't miss the onion tart. We tasted pasta, fish, veal and stew and we were all thrilled with our choices. The desserts were homemade. We loved the orange custard. Definitely looking forward to another dinner at Sette.

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Manville, New Jersey
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221 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Small, but nice”
Reviewed 6 December 2012

I recently visited this restaurant for lunch. It is a pretty small place, but intimate, clean and has very good food. The food selection was adequate and the food was reasonably priced. Our server was quite attentive to our needs and I would recommend.

  • Visited November 2012
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Great Find”
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Heard of this place by word of mouth. We were not disappointed! This is a small restaurant, with great service and wonderful food. The chef came out to each table (there are only about 12 tables), introduced himself and talked about the restaurant and his view of cooking. A great BYOB spot. We'll definitely go back.

  • Visited September 2012
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