Fare: European/French influenced
Price: Very Expensive
Food Quality: Exceptional, well-executed menu, artfully presented.
Service: Professional, attentive, and low key.
Ambiance/Decor: Attractive, sophisticated.
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Noise Level: Moderate, bar area can be noisy.
Dress: Upscale Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy sophisticated food and ambiance and are willing to pay more for the experience.
Not Recommended For: Budget minded diners who prefer simple, less pricey food in a more family oriented casual setting.
Recommended dishes: When available, Organic Wild Salmon; Roasted Rack of Lamb; and the Filet Mignon, au poivre.
Liquor: Small, elegant full service bar with an excellent selection of pricey wines.
Restaurant Serenade is a high end, destination - special occasion restaurant rated as one of the top Northern New Jersey restaurants.
The restaurant, which seats 100, features it's main dining room with two-story windows, a roaring fireplace in the winter months, soft-toned walls, dark-wood trim, contemporary artwork, attractive flower arrangements, and a cozy bar. The bar area is less formal with a cozy fireplace. You will not feel uncomfortable with jeans
Restaurant Serenade is popular with 55+ high income, sophisticated diners and for small groups celebrating a special or romantic occasion.
Chefs/owners Nancy Sheridan Laird and husband James Laird, graduates of the Culinary Institute of America, serves contemporary French cuisine prepared with a lighter and brighter, classic technique.
The seasonally changing menu uses the finest seasonal ingredients, artfully presented.
Note: There is an extra charge for bread.
The service at Restaurant Serenade is professional, attentive and low key.
Restaurant Serenade is open Monday – Sunday for Dining: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day
(updated: November 2021)
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