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7 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2428 (Mount Airy Road)
+1 908-502-5054
12:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The service at Sette is exceptionally good. The food is delicious and is prepared with creativity. Not run of the mill Italian! Its good, fresh food with innovative preparation. The atmosphere can be described as quaint and very Italian bistro or trattoria style. Besides the excellent food, the wait staff are attentive and Mr Russo is very friendly and makes... More 

Thank Fratelco
Bedminster, New Jersey
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times and we have never been disappointed. Tonight was no exception. The quality of the food, cooking and service is consistently superior to other Italian restaurants in the area. The dining area is small; basically two interconnected rooms each with about 20 settings. The menu comprises regional Italian dishes across all four courses.... More 

1 Thank Bedminster31
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

For several years, every week I meet for lunch at Sette with several friends and I meet at Sette for lunch, and the food, atmosphere and service are always excellent.

3 Thank Art B
hunterdon county new jersey
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

seamless service and the ingredients speak volumes. The sea bass was the best ever and my husband said that if he ever had better short ribs he doesn't remember where or when that could have been. Five stars across the board. We already made plans to come back and share the experience with friends. Don't hesitate to plan a dinner....

1 Thank colliemagic
Edisto Island, South Carolina
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Given that Meryl Streep spent some of her formative years in Bernardsville, we were hoping to catch sight of her walking along Mt. Airy Road or even perhaps sitting next to us at a table in Sette, a nice Italian restaurant right in the middle of town. But no such luck. The restaurant, though, is very good although not without... More 

5 Thank Jim D
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We make Sette (named for its address) our lunch destination whenever we are driving to Bernardsville or driving by on Interstate 287. The dishes are top shelf; the service incomparable -- this time the owner was our server; and it's BYOB with 56 Degree Wines just around the corner if you need to buy a perfectly stored bottle. For this... More 

2 Thank rky2
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My friends and I have often had lunch together at Sette, and we seem to always delight in the food, service and atmosphere each and every time. We tend to go with one of the fresh daily specials that the owner/chef Alan offers, and they are always a big hit with our group. I would highly recommend Sette to anyone... More 

2 Thank debuscher
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great food & service. Hard to get a ressie, especially Saturday, but worth the wait. Totally expect greatness!

Thank Backdoc1
Morristown, New Jersey
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

One of the BEST Italian restaurants in our area! While very small and you must have reservations in advance, Sette is worth the wait! It's a very small and intimate place where the owner remembers you, the food is amazing and the decor is reminiscent of the quaint restaurants we visited in Italy. Had the broccoli rabe (OMG amazing) and... More 

2 Thank C-C-CAPNJ
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Intimate dining, high quality Italian food, customized to your liking and personalized attention. It doesn't get better than that.

1 Thank Jeffrey S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2428
    (Mount Airy Road)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit, Bernardsville Line
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Bernardsville
  • Phone Number: +1 908-502-5054
Executive Chef 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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?