Blu Alehouse - Riverdale

4.4
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87 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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 87 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Parts of the seating areas are very cold.

WP
New York Area
6 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.

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

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

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

Very happy with this establishment. Would go again for sure

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lobster Roll was amazing 🌟🌟🌟

TS
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.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

g
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.

D
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.

SP
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience5

Unfortunately this was our first time there. When we got there they said they didn’t get my reservation. They still seated us but not the nicest about it. I had a copy of my reservation. I ordered a medium rare burger and it came out rare. I never send stuff back but it was so rare I couldn’t eat it. Asked if they could cook it a little longer. They brought me a whole new burger but it was just as rare. I left most of it rare on the plate for them to see and not one apology or comp on the bill. Also service was soo slow.

JS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Kabobs were bone dry and there were constant flies at our table. Don’t I would go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had amazing service

HG
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Everything was good. Sauce on mussels was way too salty.

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Blu Ale House is a great family friendly place to sit and have a great meal. The staff is always pleasant and accommodating and the food is out of this world!!!

MS
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Service was a bit slow and loud but food was worth waiting for.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, excellent service

KB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I truly enjoy my time at Blu Ale whenever I go for dinner or lunch. Love the beer choices and the food is always fresh and delish..... :)

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great waitress, Erica, and food. Vegetarian burger was great!

LV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food is consistent. Lots of beer on tap. A bit loud inside but would still recommend

P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Good for a "quick-bite". We were lucky to get a table way in the back of the room where it was rather quiet.

JG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Why does this place smell funny to us? The food and service are generally good but the space has an odor like old mop water that just doesn't go away.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice dinner the food was good. Vast and interesting menu. Our server was attentive and excellent.

D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great, very relaxed place. Food and beer is very good! We have been there several times and it is a good go to place.

JD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A great place to meet with friends where EVERYONE finds something good on the menu!

MJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The fries are definitely my new favorite. They were fabulous. Tried the seafood dip appetizer and it was delicious. We all had great food all around.

DN
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selection of food and drink. Service was great. Will be back!

PS
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good pub food at a fair price in a good venue. The adults as well the kids enjoyed the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service - great atmosphere

MU
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Worst customer service ever. Ron, the Manager, was horrible. Very poor customer service. Yelled at customer when customer trying to make table reservations to accommodate a group of about 15 people. Would not accommodate. Got there at 7pm and waited till 9:30 with no table. Refused to accommodate our group This is a repetitive problem with recurs monthly when our group comes to see the Nerds. Most people eat & drink and this manager is publicly embarrassing and unaccommodating to the leader of the group that comes every month. We bring a lot of business. I personally advertise this event via the internet (free publicity for the restaurant). He's very bad, irate, unaccommodating, irrational, embarrassing.

J
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

It's to loud. Even though we had a reservation we still had 1/2 hour wait. The food is nothing to brag about and two in my party had the Carrot cake cupcake and said it was horrible.

KK
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Table was ready for our reservation. Wait staff was polite and on point food came out fast and was fresh and hot. We had a great evening

CH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time here. Loved it. Service, Ambience and food were great. Will be back.

JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed the restaurant very much and the food was delicious.

JC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, first time and will be returning. Lobster Mac n Cheese was delicious!

TW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

I would of given more stars but be aware if you have a food allergy like gluten free ... don’t trust the staff. There are gluten free buns on the menu but that does not mean you will get it, even if you requested gluten free. My family enjoyed their food, atmosphere was great but after 2x messing up my order I called it a night. I do have to say the manager was supper nice and told me he would not charge me for my drink and the food I never received.

DC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We made a reservation on Open Table and were seated immediately. Our server Kevin was excellent and was very attentive. The dinners were flavorful and reasonably priced. I would definitely go back and recommend to family and friends.

LP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Service slow and poor. Overpriced for average food. So noisy and have to walk through bar crowd to use restrooms while drunks are all over you.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never disappoints friendly accomadating staff my wife loves the BluShrimp I had filet mining risotto which was great as well

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We had our opentable reservations set for 7:30. We arrived about 10 minutes early but didn’t get seated until 8:05 pm which was a little disappointing. We’ve used open table reservations at many other restaurants and never had to wait more than 10 minutes. Other than this everything else was very good!!!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic experience. Food was superb and drinks were good.
Only knock is that if seated around the bar, there will be noise and possible ready folks at the bar. Try seating away from bar area if you want a perfect night!

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