grilled, potatoes, preserved lemon, Niçoise olives, olive oil
Nova Scotia, roasted, snap peas, fingerling potatoes, red pepper cress, sweet corn coulis. $8 supplement
soy ginger vinaigrette
Outdoor dining under a tent. The food was excellent as were the drinks. It was cold and rainy and one of the heat lamps stopped working. So was a little chilly. But excellent Mother’s Day dinner overall
It was a fixed menu but they charged me extras for the desert as well gave a different price on the wine I ordered. I hate when restaurants pull a fast one on the billing. Too bad because the food is amazing. But of course that mars the experience.
Bill: We are very sorry to hear that we made a mistake on your check on Sunday by charging you for one dessert. That should not have happened, and we will gladly refund you for our error. We are puzzled about the price of the wine, though. Both the prices you were charged for the glass of wine and the bottle of wine matched the prices on our wine list. We would be happy to help clear up this misunderstanding. We are pleased that you enjoyed your food. Nancy Laird Owner
The food was fantastic and the service was very attentive. We were outside in the rain (under a tent) and it was very comfortable.
Excellent Mother’s Day experience. Impeccable service. Food was divine!
This was our first experience dining at Serenade and we loved it. The food was excellent as well as the wine, and the service was very attentive. We were celebrating my husband's birthday, and it was a perfect dining experience.
Solid excellence. Always excellent service and food, every single time. Back to the pre-COVID menu, but that might have been due to the weekend...hopefully some of the nifty dishes they had during the past year will remain (best burger in NJ!). When we talk about Serenade, we have one simple statement...they do it right. Kind of broad and basic, but it sums them up so well...they do service, cocktails, wine, food, dessert...they do it all right. The quality of the food is impeccable, Chef Laird does amazing things with simple ingredients (try to have some of his carrots, they are astounding...and I hate carrots!), and what he does with more interesting or exotic ingredients...wow. Highly recommend the corn chowder, the short rib tortellini (we sometimes go just for these!), the halibut, and the filer mignonette...but you can order anything and it will be excellent.
The food and service were phenomenal.
Furniture and menus need refresh. Tomato’s in salad were old and short ribs were overdone and dry.
First dinner out with friends. Loved the guitar music!
Food and service were very good. Wines are fairly priced (fair markup, but skewed to high end $$ wines). Ambiance is looking a little tired, probably due to Covid.
What a disappointment. Chef clearly has changed.
It was good food. But for the price, there’s many better options. Like Huntley tavern in the town over
Serenade hasn’t missed beat during the past year. Food, service still the best. What a treat to dine out again!
It's always a pleasure to visit Serenade. The tables were spaced well and partitioned. we felt very safe and comfortable. The food and service were exceptional as expected.
Our first restaurant visit in over a year. Excellent overall, marred only by a woman at a nearby table who apparently does not understand she needs to modulate her voice in a restaurant. We did not enjoy dining “with her.”
Food and service were excellent. We went later in the day so there weren’t really any other diners in our area so it felt a little too quiet, but that can’t really be helped under the current circumstances.
As usual, excellent food and fantastic service. Not cheap but worth it when you feel like splurging.
Pleasant atmosphere reminiscent of New England. Food is above average and thoughtfully presented. Wait staff are particularly attentive.
What a fantastic Easter dinner! The food was delicious!
It was our first time visiting Serenade and had a fantastic time! The food and service was exceptional. Will definitely be going back.
Disappointed in the food.Three course Prix Fixe. All three courses were just average. Prior visits were much better.
Dinner and service were excellent. Highly recommend.
Serenade is doing a great job keeping customers safe while dining indoors. The wait staff is friendly and prompt. The meal was delicious!
Attentive service and delicious food. Overall, very good service.
I have eaten at all of the fine restaurants in Northern Jersey so I don’t know how I missed Serenade.
I can’t adequately express how much we enjoyed the food other than to say it is now in first place on my list in the area and VERY close to the top compared to any restaurant I have eaten at, anywhere.
Having worked in a number of fine kitchens professionally, I am truly impressed at the quality and flavor of the food. And a full dinner for two with drinks was less than the typical $200 checks I have seen lately for food and service that were not even half as good.
Jose, our waiter was a pleasing and attentive gentleman. The space was quiet and refined.
The food came promptly and after the tortellini and best tuna tartare I have ever had, we moved to the lemon sole with lobster risotto and Asian short ribs with sticky rice. We finished it off with an apple cobbler with ice cream and we could not have been more pleased with the selections.
My hat is off to a wonderful experience that scored big time for my wife’s 70th! We will be back soon.
We went for a double birthday celebration, got seating upstairs in a nice quiet corner. Service was great, food was fantastic. First time eating here, and it didn't disappoint.
Serenade was a recommendation to us and we are very happy for the recommendation.
The service was fantastic. We were treated as though we were regular patrons. Very friendly and very accommodating yet not intrusive. The wine list is great. We had a Pinot Noir that was as smooth as can be. We shared an octopus appetizer that was amazingly well prepared and served in a boat like dish. We had the lemon sole and the chicken milanese. And dessert was a chocolate tort with vanilla ice cream - not a morsel was left on the plate!
Will we go again? Absolutely and not soon enough.
If you are looking to impress guests, bring them Serenade - they won't stop talking about the dining experience.
Spontaneous dinner on Sunday and Jose was great as always!!! Thank You
What a lovely place to get out of the house and feel totally safe, even during a pandemic. We had our own little section in the bar area with a big sunny window, complete with blind control all to our selves. Food was great. Can't possibly go without getting their wedge salad! Our favorite restaurant in Chatham!
Absolutely amazing experience— first time dining out since COVID. The restaurant has taken every precaution with far spaced tables, glass dividers, and all staff in masks. Food is INCREDIBLE. Every single course was great. Highly recommend the short rib tortellini, lemon sole, and chicken Milanese. Desserts were great too—don’t skip!
Excellent service and atmosphere. The food didn’t live upto the quality of service and ambiance. We were expecting French influenced crusine but it presentation and taste more geared towards american style (quantity per quality).
First time there, a little rushed
Literally everything we ate was so disappointing. Even the stale $6 basket of bread. Steak ordered medium rare and came out well done. Most disappointing dinner in a long time. Would never come back again.
This was our first time in a restaurant indoors in at least a year, and yes Covid was bound to have an impact. Prices for entrees and appetizers were a good $3-5/ higher than the last time we visited Serenade, and I get it. With reduced capacity, prices have to rise. But what put me over the edge was the bread. Not only did they charge $6 for rolls and focaccia, but it was COLD!!
If u are going to charge for bread, make it special and make sure it is warm.
Very turned off for what was supposed to be a special evening.
Regular American Diner has much more tastier food than this “upscale” restaurant. Overrated and overpriced place. Total disappointment.
Been going for years. Food was not good. Very disappointed
Intimate and romantic. Great for couples celebrating a special event.
The food was fabulous as always!! Love the atmosphere. The wait staff was very friendly but not at all intrusive. Serenade never disappoints.
perfect. everything is so delicious.