Lunching at The Ryland Inn


Note: Jersey Bites was invited to visit The Ryland Inn and our writer received a complimentary meal.

Outside of food professionals, writers, and intrepid foodies, precious few people seem to know the scope of The Ryland Inn’s menu. I’m here to tell you that they have something for everyone! Whether it’s an intimate family dinner or a large corporate party, The Ryland Inn serves up delicious and upscale meals in a beautifully refined setting. And now they are offering a delicious lunching experience as well.

The lunch menu has some mouth-watering appetizers, from savory Wagyu beef tartar to fall-inspired pumpkin soup to perfectly grilled flatbread to an indulgent charcuterie board (pictured above) to a sweet and savory autumn squash salad. I sampled the autumn squash salad, layered with house-made ricotta cheese, fennel sage, and bitter chocolate. The brilliant addition of chocolate really delighted my palate and took simple ingredients to new heights.

The Ryland has a delectable hamburger, which I highly recommend and it is served with house made bacon jam, baby arugula, cheddar, roasted garlic aioli, and potato chips. Entrées also include tilefish, salmon, short rib Reubens, pork schnitzel, risotto, an amazing turkey breast sandwich as well as Griggstown (a favorite local farm of mine) chicken paillard Nicoise (pictured below). Additional sides can be ordered to complete your meal, including classic Brussels sprouts, broccoli rabe, and garlic Parmesan fries. Each dish is seasoned to perfection, cooked expertly, and served beautifully. All of the ingredients are precisely positioned on their plates and are exceedingly fresh.

Chicken paillard Nicoise, Ryland Inn, Jersey Bites, Jennifer Miller
Chicken paillard Nicoise
Gin-Tuition, Ryland Inn, Jersey Bites, Jennifer Miller

Whether you are entertaining clients or enjoying a leisurely lunch, be sure to enjoy one of The Ryland’s tastefully prepared cocktails. I enjoyed the Gin-Tuition, a cocktail with chamomile-infused small batch gin, lime, orange, and angostura (shown here). Much like The Ryland Inn itself, the cocktail is warming, simple, and elegant.

If you have driven past The Ryland Inn wondering what the restaurant has to offer, wonder no more. Stop in for lunch and enjoy the perfect combination of appetizing dishes with professional service. I highly recommend this wonderful spot!

Note: Menu items may change on a seasonal basis.

The Ryland Inn
115 Old Highway 28
Whitehouse Station