Saddle River Café, chef Jamie Knott’s casual spot just across the river from his venerated fine-dine restaurant Saddle River Inn, will start offering dinner Feb. 5.
Dinner is, he said, what his diners requested — even before he opened the 42-seat café.
“Our guests have been asking for it before we opened our doors,” Knott said. “They wanted more dinner options in the area.”
While there are some diners, he said, who frequent his white-tablecloth Saddle River Inn more than once a week, “that’s not the norm,” he admitted. The café will serve dinner to those who want, he said, “a casual dinner cooked using the same techniques as at the Inn and using local produce and sustainable meat and fish whenever possible.”