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Restaurant Serenade
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Ranked #2 of 45 Restaurants in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 50 - USD 90
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Main Street (Rt. 124)
Transit: Chatham stop on the New Jersey Transit Train and Buses
Description: "Dinner at this jewel-like restaurant has been described as the "ultimate level of culinary enlightenment" stated the Asbury Park Press. Serenade serves contemporary French cuisine created by the collaborated efforts of James and Nancy Laird. Come visit this beautiful restaurant located in the picturesque town of Chatham, New Jersey."
Reviewed 14 May 2018

My wife and I are long time fans of this upscale continental restaurant in Chatham. On a recent visit with some friends, I observed that although the food quality was of its usual high standard across the board, the size of the portions had significantly diminished (smaller foie gras appetizer, 2 instead of 3 (in the past) lamb ribs on the rack of lamb dish, etc.)). We were not given the usual petit four at the end (We were told the kitchen had run out)
Perhaps the above changes were part of an effort to hold prices constant. A three course dinner with reasonable choices is $69, although as usual for certain selections the price is raised.
Service on a busy Saturday was fine. Overall, still a good choice compared to NYC.

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Thank Rich M
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Menu has some good items but the price of alcohol can be overly overpriced.
A Macallan 12 with about 1 ounce was $21. Compared to the Hilton at Short Hills at $19 and the overall average everywhere else is about $15.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the entire state of New Jersey. Every time we go we are impressed by the food, the service... everything. We typically choose from the pairing menus but every now and then we'll sit in the bar, have cocktails and a few appetizers, ane chat with the people around us. Either way, you can't go wrong.

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Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This 4th visit in so many years gave us a contemporary dining experience with great choices and beautiful platings. Except for slow service owing to perhaps the private lunch party upstairs, the staff was congenial and knowledgable. Each of our group of 4 raved about their choices. The Avocado Fries topped the appetizer choices and the Seafood entrees were top notch. Desserts were works of culinary artistry. A wine list is available. Parking adjoins the restaurant. Would return again with pleasure.

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Thank MetroJersey
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Nice, casual place. Was served despite lack of footwear. Despite what you read, shirt is also optional. Price-fixe menu is the way to go. Bring your own cutlery though (their forks have too many prongs). Bendy straws complete the dining experience.

3  Thank Mike P
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