Black Bull Steak & Seafood Restaurant

4.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
351 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Steakhouse
Get NYC-quality food and service right here in Riverdale, NJ when you dine at Black Bull Steakhouse & Seafood.

Our locally owned business draws on over 100 years of combined restaurant experience to bring you quality meats and fresh seafood every day.

Valet parking is available.
What 351 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

P
vipPicky
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The veal Milanese was paper thin bordering on dry. It was huge, better to serve one thicker piece. I left most of it not worth wrapping to take home. No way to heat something so thin. The salad part was fine. The service was excellent. The plate with cheese olives and peppers was lovely.

LS
LouS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice evening with a new waiter

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, wait staff was so kind and accommadating! Will definitely be going back!!

p
prus
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

i ordered a tomahawk for two and basically got a ribeye - it didnt even have the tomahawk bone. and if it was for two they should double check what they are buying because i wolfed it down in 5 minutes. The service was great the people were very accommodating but the food was ...ehh for the amount i paid. Listen if you want a decent steak and not travel far this is the place. but for 300 bucks i could get a much better meal somewhere else

AF
AFlo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was top notch, very attentive and yet not annoying. Lobster Bisque was a bit water down but taste was there and good, even better if was a bit creamer. Calamari was fried perfectly and taste good as expected. Tom Mohawk Steak for 2 was surprisingly a bit over cook. But the flavor was there. Will try again next time. Sides were flavorful and just right amount. Didn’t give a 5 star only because the steak was over done but definitely would come again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service great food. Enjoyed.

AF
vipAmyF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They did a great job with their outdoor seating. We had a lovely evening and were lucky to have nice weather.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Great food and staff.

l
viplisap
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time dining here. Very good food and service. We sat outside and it was lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we had was very good and the drinks are great

m
magz87
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We were group of 7, 4 adults and 3 kids. They did not have burgers or kids menu but were willing to bring it from the bar, except they ran out. Appetizers and desserts were very good. Service was slow, we waited forever for our food, steak was not good at all. Medium well came very very well done dry, not worth the price.

SR
StevenR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was as good as it ever has been! Great steak!

f
vipfedem
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

So happy to see that they now have outside seating. We had a lovely evening sitting under their canopies, enjoying delicious cocktails and food. Everyone went out of their way to make our experience memorable. They are great people in a great location with great food. Will be returning soon.

A
Anat
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! Amazing restaurant. A little pricey but delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff and amazing food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food delicious, excellent service ! Our favorite place

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

The place was nice just needs to repainted and bathrooms clean food was very good but very pricey specially the drinks overall good

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Very good wine list and cocktails. I’m beyond happy and impressed with the food and service! As appetizers I had avocado salad with shrimps from specials, the best one ever and my date had buffalo mozzarella.For dinner I had Bronzino just the way I liked it and my date had T-bone steak cooked to perfection! For the end we had homemade Cream Brule,tiramisu and cappuccinos! Again so fresh and so good! Our waiter was very professional and attentive! Interior design is very beautiful and cozy. Hostess made us feel very welcome from the beginning and checked on us after we got our dinner which is another great thing. All the guests were dressed very elegant so it’s good to know before you go! I’m definitely coming back and I highly recommend it!

AD
AlexandrD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place, food and service was good. We enjoyed.

DR
vipDavidR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We enjoy this restaurant and will return. Just think our waitress was having a bad day. The bartenders are great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Everything was great until our food was removed from our table. It took our waiter 30 minutes to bring us our check.

JI
JamesI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Steak was not cooked to order and drinks were of just okay. Appetizers and desserts were good.

l
london
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was so cozy. the chairs were velvet in muted tones comfortable. some of the tables were a little crooked due to the materials they were made from. the service was excellent, staff was super accommodating and attentive. The food was excellent I had a petite Filet cooked correct temperature. The sides feed a party of two. large wine list. just a great place not to large of a space where you feel like your frogotten. servers all had good sense of humors. we will go back.

P
Pr613
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We literally googled this place and oh boy, what a find! The restaurant was able to accommodate 2 extra ppl last minute. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back.

v
valsil
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another phenomenal meal and great service from our waiter Nolan!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One word, excellent!!

SD
SaraD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. The only thing that was a bit disappointing was the food. It wasn’t bad, it was decent but didn’t hit the mark it should have for such a nice place with great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of 7 for dinner on New Year’s Eve and enjoyed our stay enormously. Our waiter Leo was amazing. Our food was delish.

JM
JoeM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

It was New Years Eve. However, the place was really loud and disorganized. The waiter Brian did the best he could and kept the evening on track the best he could. However in the end the food is more expensive than it is really good, it’s just ok but expensive.

JG
JohnG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

The place was dead on December 26. There were 3 other tables in the restaurant. Even then it took 10 minutes for our drinks to arrive.

The food was good but not fantastic. Steaks were properly cooked to order but under seasoned. No wonder everything comes with some type of sauce or gravy.

Other than the initial delay with the drinks service was fine. Not intrusive yet not inattentive.

M
viplynneM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas dinner! Excellent service and terrific food!

R
vipRaffi
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Not a good show

Waited 90 minutes for food only to be accosted by the “maitre d” to tell us we were unreasonable to note that


Not a fine restaurant

Tried again after uneven experiences

Won’t return

CH
vipCarolH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food came out perfect and tasty. Loved the crab cakes and cheesecake. Porterhouse was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and drinks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the staff at Black Bull is warm and inviting. They are on top of all requests without being annoying. We love going here occasionally for those special events.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The place is very nice inside. Good for a steak house but nearly as good as Wayne Steakhouse.

JB
vipJosephB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were great as usual. Their $32.00 prix-fixe is also a great buy.

MB
MariaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We thought the food was marginal-all of our filet mignon was over cooked. 2 meals came out and we had to wait for the other 2 meals to come out while they had 3 servers serving coffee at the table next to us. Not sure why they weren’t all brought out at once. Way too expensive compared to other steak houses in the area. It was our first time and last time.

BS
BobS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent! We came here to celebrate our 39th Wedding Anniversary.
The ambiance, the lovely woman who greeted us when we arrived and showed us to our table, the food, our waiter, Tony, who gave just the right amount of attention making sure our food was prepared as ordered, the assistants who helped deliver our dinners, made sure our water was refreshed and our table kept neat & clean throughout the meal. What could be better? Maybe not having the Salads and Vegetables as ala-carte items. I know all the Steakhouses do the same thing, but for the Prices these establishments charge for a Steak, adding a salad or veg to the Entrée', would go a long way in having Customers return again in the future.

FAQs

Black Bull Steak & Seafood Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 831-2825.

Black Bull Steak & Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.