Fare: New American
Price: Very Expensive
Food Quality: A well-executed, creative menu using local and sustainable food sources, with Vegan & Vegetarian options.
Service: Friendly and attentive, without being intrusive.
Ambiance/Decor: Elegant, romantic, yet casual, restored carriage house with original exposed bricks, dark wood flooring, walnut ceilings
Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars
Note: Four-star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to 4 stars = Best in Class
Noise Level: Moderate to high during peak times
Dress: Upscale Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent "fresh farm to table" food in a trendy setting with outstanding decor and ambiance.
Not Recommended For: Budget minded diners who may prefer simpler food, lower prices with less decor and ambiance
Recommended dishes: When available, The Venison Ossobuco; The Colorado lamb shank; and The Dry Aged Creekstone Farm Ribeye.
Liquor: Extensive 42-page wine list, including designated biodynamic, sustainable, or organic wines, and specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.
Located in the Natirar Resort & Spa, the 491-acre resort in the mountains of Peapack and within Somerset County parkland, the restaurant is in the Carriage House and Garage from the estate of the late Moroccan King Hassan II.
"Natirar" gets its name from the "Raritan" River spelled backwards that flows through the estate.
The Restaurant is part of the Ninety Acres culinary center that also contains a cooking school, wine school and working farm that breeds sheep, pigs, cattle, and chickens, and grows vegetables and herbs.
The kitchen at Ninety Acres serves a well-executed, artfully presented menu using local and sustainable food sources. Many of the ingredients are sourced locally from their Farm at Natirar, a 12-acre all-natural sustainable farm with over two hundred varieties of produce and humanely raised, pasture-fed livestock including Berkshire pigs, poultry, and sheep.
However, since the departure of their acclaimed Executive Chef in January 2022, there has been a slight drop in consistency and execution, especially with some of the previously popular inspirational dishes. Nonetheless, it remains a go to dining destination for celebrating a special occasion with family & friends.
Ninety Acres 70 seat main dining room has been elegantly restored around the carriage houses original exposed bricks using dark wood flooring, butternut mill work, walnut ceilings, walnut candle lit tables with leather seating, and equestrian themed banquette fabrics.
In the warmer months there is dining outdoors on the 50-seat patio with a fire pit, lit trees, and rich wooden tables, chairs, and sofas and a scenic backdrop of mountains. This is also a great setting for a cocktail before dinner, as well for dining just before sunset.
The dining patrons are mostly high income, aged 45+.
Ninety Acres is open 5 days/week. Wednesday - Sunday for dinner. They are also open on Thanksgiving serving a three-course prix fixe menu. A Kids Menu is available for guests 12 and under is also available.
Updated: October 2022
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