The Best Restaurants Near Bernardsville New Jersey According to Yelp Reviews

One of the advantages to living in New Jersey is the immense amount of delicious cuisine available for our consumption. The Heritage at Claremont’s surrounding area of Bernardsville, New Jersey is no exception where there are a number of fine dining restaurants. Our team has compiled the best restaurants near Bernardsville according to Yelp reviews, and indicated the ones within a 10-minute walk from The Heritage at Claremont. Have you been to any of these appetizing locations? Let us know!


The Bernards Inn - 🚶

Progressive American cuisine prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Todd Mark Miller, an award-winning wine collection and impeccable service combine for an unforgettable Bernardsville fine dining and gourmet restaurant experience. Zagat’s has distinguished the Inn as “One of NJ’s best” gourmet restaurants and while the setting is upscale, the food and service have combined to help earn the industry’s highest hospitality awards.


Bistro Seven Three - 🚶

The menu is formed with seasonal ingredients. Bistro Seven Three has a little bit of everything. You surely can't go wrong with any selection, as you can trust that your food will be cooked to order with only the freshest of ingredients.

Bistro Seven Three is a fine dining restaurant that has a wonderful ambiance suitable for almost any kind of gathering. It’s popular with the lunch crowd, with many families being gathered for dinner there every evening.


Cafe Azzurro

With an eclectic atmosphere,Cafe Azzurro is an exciting, vibrant restaurant located in the heart of the historical Peapack, New Jersey.

The cuisine truly upholds the philosophy of new northern Italian dining. With fresh fish and seafood, varied meat and poultry entrees, traditional pasta offerings, the European sense of healthy and balanced proportions is maintained.

The menu is seasonal, and in addition to the selection of superb dishes to satisfy any palate, daily specials are also featured.

Dining at Cafe Azzurro is simultaneously an evening out, yet similar to eating with a friend who also happens to be a culinary marvel.

Reservations are highly recommended for large groups (four and up) especially on the weekend. For your convenience, free parking is available. There is no smoking in the premises.


The Claremont Tavern - 🚶

Chef Proprietor Andrew Pantano & Chef Proprietor Steven Borton have joined together with a combined total of over 40+ years of Restaurant experience to Open a Smart, Casual spot serving excellent drinks and modern takes on American (and global) comfort foods in a Comfortable and Polished atmosphere.

The Chef Duo re-opened The Claremont Tavern on June 16, 2011 after the previous owners closed the doors to create a Casual Family Dining Restaurant in Bernardsville, NJ.

All menus have been designed carefully to offer many tavern staples & favorites, while constantly adding a creative touch. The second floor is beautifully designed to host small private events. With 6 large televisions, the upstairs is a great spot to host sporting events!


Nicoletta Pizzeria

Nicoletta is the Altamarea Group’s homage to Chef Michael White’s favorite childhood dish: pizza.

Indulge in hand-tossed specialty pies like the Funghi: topped with roasted wild mushrooms, sautéed spinach, and porcini marsala crema, or the signature Calabrese: loaded with thick-cut pepperoni, homemade fennel sausage and fresh mozzarella. Feeling adventurous? Create your own pie using any number of our artisanal toppings. All pizzas are made fresh to order.

Nicoletta also offers a variety of crave-worthy snacks like crispy mozzarella fritters, baked Neapolitan meatballs, and spicy honey & calabrian chili-glazed chicken wings. We are also pleased to offer a Gluten Free pizza crust.

Finish your meal with the highly-lauded soft serve fior di latte gelato topped with your choice of treats, including salted rum caramel sauce, rosemary caramel popcorn, dark chocolate, and more!


Ninety Acres

Ninety Acres welcomes those who share a passion for great food and wine to indulge their appetite for all things epicurean! Ninety Acres celebrates the whole experience and art of fine food and wine, reveling in the process of cultivating, harvesting, preparing, and savoring each bite in the beautiful landscape where it was grown.


Osteria Morini

In Italian, “osteria” means a place where the owner “hosts” guests. Osteria Morini is open for dinner daily.

The open kitchen allows for guests to watch the action of their meal preparation unfold. Executive Chef Bill Dorrler oversees the kitchen operations at Osteria Morini, led daily by Executive Chef Kevin Knevals. Osteria Morini’s wine list was curated by Altamarea Group Beverage Director Hristo Zisovski to include wines native to this part of Italy.

Osteria Morini received three stars from both the New Jersey Star Ledger and New Jersey Monthly.


Rudolph’s Steakhouse - 🚶

Located in beautiful downtown Bernardsville, Rudolph's Steakhouse is housed in a charming historical stone building built in the mid 1800's. But the cuisine is anything but antiquated. Chef David Drake brings his modern american cuisine, simple yet refined, using fresh local ingredients and pairs them with in-house 30 day = dry aged prime cuts of meat. 

The beverage program boasts an emphasis on seasonal specialty cocktails – original creations and updates on classics.

Owner Rudolfo Hisena has bestowed his large personal collection of wines to the restaurant - deep in older vintages, perfectly cellared, many at bargain prices.


Sette - 🚶

Proprietor 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.


The Vine

Good food is the beginning of a great conversation, or a great friendship, or maybe be even the greatest journey of your life. It’s around a table that deals get done, people are perked up, and the trials and tribulations of life are laid to rest.

Vine has 3 rooms for private dining. Whole restaurant rental and other private event options are also available.