Blu Alehouse - Riverdale

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118 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Blu Alehouse is a stylish, contemporary concept featuring creative American cuisine, craft beer, and cocktails. Conveniently located on the crossroads of Route 23 and I-287. We have over 35 beers on tap, and 32 big screens TV's. Blu Alehouse in one of New Jersey's premier destinations, a family restaurant by day, and an unforgettable nightlife experience after dark, featuring on of the biggest bars in the tri-state.
What 118 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlissaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The highway was very noisy but overall the service/ food was good.

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KEVIN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Made a reservation at 6:15pm, got there a little early, we were seated by our reservation time but it seemed they had made zero preparations for our arrival despite the reservation.

After being seated, we had a good dinner service from Brianna, our server. Food and drinks came out quicker than expected, especially for the amount of tables there.

A little pricey on the shrimp appetizer, 5 medium shrimp for $13 is a bit of a rip off. All of our entrees came out close together, "The Don" pasta was good but needed salt. All the other dishes had just a little too much salt. When the bill came out, we were surprised to find a much smaller bill than anticipated.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

It was nicely put together with needing outdoor dining. Food was really good. My friends chicken wasn’t cooked when it first came out but it was quickly fixed. Service wasn’t very good it was slow food and drinks were forgotten and messed up. Never got checked on and felt rushed to leave. Margarita flight was amazing! Definitely recommend it.

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Friends
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyable experience. COVID 19 practices followed by staff, but as always you have one customer who thinks they do not need to wear a mask when walking to their table!

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AnneT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Mostly good experience...food, service, atmosphere. I was disappointed however that many people were not wearing masks while waiting for a table or walking to/from their tables. In this day and age mandatory mask wearing MUST be enforced.

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FatimaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I booked my reservation for my sister’s birthday. Upon arrival, the hostess didn’t care to greet us warmly or check the occasion of the reservation. We waited a while for a waitress/waiter to come to our table. After a few minutes, we were greeted and asked us if we wanted drinks. After observing 2 families be served food, we started to wonder where our food was. We ended up getting our food later than expected. My fish taco was extremely tough. My sister ordered a chicken sandwich which felt like a hockey puck. My mother ordered a salmon dish which was supposed to come with vegetables, sauce for the fish...etc. Instead, she was fed rice and a piece of dry fish. Unacceptable. On top of that, we didn’t even receive a birthday treat/song/nothing.

As someone who is a fan of the Woodbridge location, this was disappointing. Due to that location being closed temporarily, we decided to try this location.

I definitely don’t recommend coming here. Whoever is cooking the food is a disgrace.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining during COVID restrictions was well done. Food and service is consistently delicious

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JeanN
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was excellent....our waitress was too! We really enjoyed our evening.

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MichaelB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent overall experience. Felt very safe as well!

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and atmosphere.would recommend to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Positive- food was very fairly priced I felt

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Dytallix
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, always an excellent experience.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first (outdoor) eating experience in 6 months. It was wonderful!!! Seated quickly, great wait staff and 4 delicious meals!!!

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time there, it was an awesome experience, so glad I tried it, food was delicious, staff was friendly and courteous, drinks were amazing, definitely going back!

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hudsonvalley0717
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

My husband and brother each ordered the seafood paella. It was salty. Maybe next time we will say no salt or less salt. My lobster risotto was very tasty and not salty at all. The short ribs was flavorful. The service we received was good. Food came out at a reasonable time.

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Dytallix
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu, friendly service and great atmosphere

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TaraM
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

The food was good but the service was terrible, remarkably terrible. Our server was rude, so much so that we were all surprised she was working in a service industry position. Aside from being rude, she was also inattentive and unapologetic for the mistakes she made. Very disappointing.

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Debra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A little high coat. A little to loud but I would rate good overall.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time attending this Blu Alehouse. It was perfect place to have a catch-up lunch with a soon to be partner company. I say at the bar, food was good and perfect noise level. I will meet here more often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, their offerings covered a wide range of options. We had the nachos and would make the 45 minute drive again, just for that olate.

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ToniV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere all excellent! Will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Super bowl

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Teenager birthday

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JohnM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great from the service to the food as always I had the scallops Rockefeller and it was delicious!

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vipReginaS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Varied menu at great prices. Great service and spacious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good, steady. One of our favorite places to dine in.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We went as a group and treated our friend who came all the way from Oregon. The drinks are amazing and food is delicious!

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Hoffmans
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so happy to ring in the New Year with Blu Alehouse...it was crowded, but our waiter was FANTASTIC and the food was absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here. Food was awesome. Plenty for everyone. Great prices.

TM
vipTonyM
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good burgers.
Friendly service.
Why would a bartender put club soda in an old fashioned???

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AliciaD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good. the prices are great for what you get and its a fun atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Parts of the seating areas are very cold.

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vipWilliamP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with my adult children. Service was very good and our waiter made some good recommendations for both food and beers.

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bettyc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

We were overcrowded in the back with other large groups and our server was inattentive.

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MatthewG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very happy with this establishment. Would go again for sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lobster Roll was amazing 🌟🌟🌟

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vipTomS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The noise level was barely tolerable, with many children running about and talking loudly. I understand there's not much the restaurant can do about that, but it is not the most suitable place for a relaxing dinner and quiet conversation. Nevertheless, the food was very good, prices are low and the service was as good as can be expected for a packed restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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gwmom2013
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

This was a halfway meeting point with friends. The food was surprisingly good and the service was excellent. Being a bar restaurant, it was noisy as one would expect but overall, it exceeded our expectations. We would go back.

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Dininggirl
Osaka
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was good, although not generous and the dinner did not come with a salad, although salad was offered with steak dishes. We had salmon and chicken! It was very, very noisy, but that's to be expected at a sports bar.

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Blu Alehouse - Riverdale offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 831-4258.

Blu Alehouse - Riverdale is rated 4.4 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

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