Black Dog Bar & Grille

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399 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to The Black Dog Bar & Grille! Come dine in our newly renovated facility. Enjoy great food & VIP service in a relaxed atmosphere. We pride ourselves on amazing food, good drinks & exceptional service.
No matter what you are hungry or thirsty for we have something that will satisfy your craving. We recommend starting with with one of our signature appetizers or bar bites and don’t forget to pair it with one of our tasty well drinks. Follow it with one of our juicy hamburgers, gourmet salads, flavorful steaks or chicken dinners or indulge in something from our 12 hour slow cooked BBQ pit.

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What 399 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Minnie
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We very much enjoyed our time there it was our first time, very attractive inside .We made our reservations by phone we got a seated right away. Apparently it was a busy time of night we waited about 10 minutes before anyone came to serve ,we were not drinking cocktails or having appetizers we ordered coffee and sodas. They did bring us bread before dinner our dinners were delicious our server was friendly . I do realize that it was a busy time of night it was a Sunday . The room we were in only had 4 other people in it though. We will be back,the prices are reasonable and the menu is good and the food was great.

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DavidD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good prices. Food well prepared. Sat in new room. Very loud and difficult to talk during meal. Don't know if it was the room or just a loud group in room.

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RobinC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We were seated in the new room near the old sports bar which was lovely. The updated farmhouse look is really nice.
We ordered appetizers (fried pickles, bacon and burnt ends) the bacon was on the dry side and the burnt ends lacked the fat that burnt ends are known for.
My husbands shaved filet mignon sandwich was average.
We will certainly return as we really like The Black Dog. We’ll just make better choices for our meal.

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 10 March 2020

Hello Robin, We appreciate your feedback & as these are some of our top selling items I will certainly relay the message of the burnt ends, bacon & filet sandwich to my kitchen team! Glad you had the chance to enjoy our new quiet corner room & remember you can always make reservations for this room specifically if interested! We look forward to having you in again soon & I hope that you give these items another try! Abbey Restaurant Manager

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BobS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitress was awesome, friendly and very accommodating! Very loud and dark. Couldn’t hear each other talking.

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DONNAP
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server wendy was very attentive very good food clean establishment

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hello Donna, We look forward to having you again soon!

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AngeliqueA
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time. I got a reward card so we will be back!!!! And we will be bringing friends!!!

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 4 March 2020

Welcome to our Black Dog Rewards family! We look forward to having you all again soon Angelique! Abbey Restaurant Manager

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DanM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is a blast! Food is so good, service is great! Worth the ride fro. R.I. highly recommend The Black Dog!

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erinm
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

It took over 30 minutes for us to be seated even though we had a reservation. The service was a bit slow, but the food was great! A nice night to celebrate my moms birthday!

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hello Erin, I apologize about the wait on Saturday as this is not typical for us & we appreciate your patience! We hope your mom had a great birthday & we look forward to having you all again soon! Abbey Restaurant Manager

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food reasonably priced. Attentive service. Very crowded, so reservations strongly advised.

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hello Susan, Hope you all enjoyed! We look forward to having you again soon!

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JaxS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was outstanding.

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 28 February 2020

Happy Birthday! Glad you enjoyed! We look forward to having you in again soon!

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BeckyF
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Black Dog was recommended by a co-worker. EXCELLENT.
Staff was great Shana, our server, went above and beyond.
We will definitely be back

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 28 February 2020

So glad you enjoyed! We look forward to having you in again soon!

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Stephen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and Service was excellent as always. Always enjoy a good meal here

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 28 February 2020

Glad you enjoyed Stephen! We look forward to having you again soon!

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Sallyp
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food was just okay, it was loud and the drinks were ridiculous sweet with no alchohol. It was over priced. 4 star prices with 2 star food and drink.

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 28 February 2020

Sally, I am so sorry that you didn't enjoy your drink! We appreciate customer feedback on our specialty cocktails as they are always changing & we are always willing to find you the perfect cocktail that you will enjoy! We look forward to having you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fast hot
Great bbq.big portions
Server very knowledgeable

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MelissaD
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Our reservation was for 5:45pm, we were seated at 6pm. I'm not a fan of waiting more than 5 minutes to get seated for a reservation. We were seated in the very back of the loud bar area at a table, more suited for 1, that was pushed up against the wall. Reminded me of childhood when we were put in the corner for being naughty. Waitress was barely pleasant. It appeared that she had more than she could handle. After she dropped our drinks off, it was a good 15minutes before she came back to take our dinner order. She did bring us bread, but quickly slammed the plates and butter down and took off without saying a word. Food was good. Ribs were very tender and partner's fish was fresh though rather small. Looked more like a child's portion. Waitress did not return to the table to check if our food was okay or if we needed more drinks. Overall, the food was good but the waitress was not and the noise level in the bar was very high.

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 28 February 2020

Hello Melissa, I apologize for your most recent visit & will review this with my management team! We now have our new Quiet Corner room that you can always ask to be sat in, there is a much quieter vibe in this room, its one of our favorites! We appreciate your feed back & look forward to having you in again soon!

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Elizabeth
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress McKayla was very prompt and courteous, our food was phenomenal and the atmosphere was perfect for a nice valentine's day date.

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BetseyK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the Black Dog!!! Food is always fantastic and spot on!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

In the past my family has enjoyed our dining experience at The Black Dog. However, my husband and I decided to take my son out for his Birthday which just so happen falls on Valentines Day. We were seated at a high top table right next to the kitchen where there was a constant flow of traffic. Our meals were served promptly, our waitress was friendly and the manager was very attentive. Overall the staff was good but the area where we were seated was a big disappointment.

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 28 February 2020

Hello there, I am so sorry to hear about your most recent visit! We try to be as flexible with seating as possible and although sometimes it may be a wait for a different table we will always be able to accommodate a new seat! We appreciate your feed back and look forward to having you in again soon!

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KathleenG
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Service was good from the second barkeer. First one seemed to lose interest in serving us. My husband was up sick all night from dinner and mine was comped due to being overcooked, dry and tasteless.

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KrystalB
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

The waitress was great, the restaurant was clean and a good atmosphere. This was our first time here, they catered a baby shower we attended and the food was great. We came here for a Birthday celebration and were sadly disappointed. The burnt ends were mediocre. They were slightly cold and a super small portion. The pulled pork was about 1/3 a blob of fat, cold and super dry. The 3$ 1/4 cup extra side of Mac and cheese was also cold. My daughter and her friend that we brought luckily did not get violently ill from this food. My husband and I on the other hand both missed work the next day.

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MichaelR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation and we were seated immediately. Service was very good as was the food .

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Went with the recommendation from the waitress. The food wasn’t as good as she said it was

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Kayemgee2020
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing service, great atmosphere. Everyone should give this place a chance.

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LauraH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant & food. Bar area is loud due to crowd having a good time, central location and a lot going on. Restaurant side rooms are quieter. We love it there.

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DaveL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have gone back to Black Dog often. They never fail to please. Great service and great food. Highly recommend.

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BaileyW
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant! Food is always good and the atmosphere is great! Making reservations is so easy... I love it!

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food from apps to main courses were outstanding! BBQ is top notch! Everything was cooked perfectly and our waitress, Bevin, well we haven’t had better service for as long as I can remember! She was outright busy and we still never felt like we were wondering where she was! Outstanding service with a smile and sense of humor!

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Michelle
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For it being New Years Eve the service was great. The food was very good too.

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LauraH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was New Year's Eve and we sat in bar area - it was louder than normal - crowded, busy, normal for NYE - we really like Black Dog Grille

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

We go to Black Dogs often because the food and service has always been great. But the past couple of times, food was so so. This last time we had a party of 5 and half the food came out cold. Sides on 2 of the orders were wrong but fixed when we told server but then charged for extra sides on bill- had to be corrected. Last visit before this, bill was incorrect as well - charging incorrectly for drinks and ribs were overcooked. We will try again because the majority of experiences have been very good.... hoping next visit is better.

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vipAlPa
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent world class barbecue. I’ve been to bbq all over the East coast, and this is one of the best. Great food, service and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back.

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JeffG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second year having our company Christmas party at Black Dog and by unanimous decision because everyone had enjoyed it so much. Both years the food and service has been excellent! We will be back again next year!!

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RuthD
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was favorable but our waitress went out of her way to make sure we were satisfied with everything.

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Stephen
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome Food and Service. Love sitting out near the Bar Area

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We were in the new room. Which was very loud an the tables seemed to not be arranged correctly. More than once a server at another table ran into my chair or my arm and did not say anything. The food was excellent as always. Our service was good but out waiter was not present for long periods and seemed to be serving tables in a totally different area as well as where we were sitting.

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AnitaL
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Think the burnt ends weren't crispy enough. Waitress was great! Generous portions too!!

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Black Dog... Honestly, it was SO much better than I had expected. The ability to make a reservation on OpenTable was so convenient. Although it was the Holiday Season, we were seated within about 2 minutes of arriving. The tables were set far enough apart that we didn't need to worry about overhearing everyone's conversations. The server (Kay) was courteous, friendly and engaging. Although the place was PACKED, she didn't make us feel like an inconvenience in any way. The menu choices were plenteous! Once again, even though it was very busy, the food came out in a timely manor. The food came out hot and absolutely delicious. At our table we had salmon, chicken and rib-eye steak. We finished the meal off with a good cup of coffee and dessert. It too was delicious. We have already begun telling others about the Black Dog and will without a doubt be back very soon!!

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CassieB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing!!!!! Highly recommend. I am getting married at Stonehurst at Hampton Valley which using the Black Dog for its food. My fiancé and I decided to come with friends to test the food out and oh my word it’s awesome!!!! So worth the 45 minute drive we took to get there :)

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MandiC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. We ordered burnt ends app...was fantastic. Also very good ribs, prime rib, Cobb salad . Everything was delicious.

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Black Dog Bar & Grille offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 928-0501.

Black Dog Bar & Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

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