Horseneck Tavern

3.9
192 reviews
$31 to $50
American
New American Food. Bring your Friends, Family and Neighbors to visit our Family at The Horseneck Tavern.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 192 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFrancis
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Although the menu was slightly abbreviated due to the pandemic, the service was excellent. The food was great and nothing was lacking.

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TateD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We love the Horseneck for a fun casual vibe with tasty food. The wings and burgers are our go-to dishes for dinner.

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vipJoshuaK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Food was not as good as usual. We've been here before and it's been much better. Everyone was very nice and caring, but the food came out very slowly.

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Swift
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I want to thank the staff for serving us during these times for such a special occasion for my family. We had been here before for Father’s Day a few years ago and were blown away by the food.

This time it was just ok. Not bad but not great. The chicken dish needed a sauce. The steak tasted good but could have used more flavor. The potatoes for all the dishes was subpar. The honey chicken buffalo wings tasted like salty buffalo wings and unfortunately I ordered 2 plates. The peach cobbler was $10 and was basically compote with raw sugar on top with no ice cream. Just terrible. Too sweet and too small and was not a cobbler.

Positives were the calamari and guacamole. Outstanding! The people were also very accommodating. They quickly responded to all requests.

The price of the entree were very fair. The appetizers and the dessert were pricey.

I would come back for the brunch again as that was great and I hope it has not changed. Best of luck to them.

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Gemini1950
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there. Food was fresh and service was great

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BillH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Convenient and friendly. Solid food and good service.

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JordanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for socially distanced dining! The service was impeccable and each dish we had was delicious. Try their scallops if available—perfectly seared!

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jasonc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Chef! food was great.. Wait staff super helpful !

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vipAlexNJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

glad to see this place has returned. I love the pub menu, lots of variety for large or smaller meals. Service was excellent. nice tempo in between courses no rushing. plan on returning very soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

We have eaten there previously, ordered the same dishes and it seemed like our food was reheated leftovers- very disappointing.

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KarenF
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

I enjoyed the atmosphere very much the appetizer we ordered was calamari it was $16 we received such a small portion on the plate with mostly tentacles we asked for sauce to dip them in and we received it cold however the Cobb salad and the shrimp Cesar salad both were very good we had 3 drinks $12 each they were ok bill was $95 I’m thinking a little high

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walterh
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food. excellent service. Very responsive, customer focus and an overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The outdoor dining set up was very comfortable, and food is always great but our waitress Maddie was fantastic!

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afc629
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Horseneck Tavern continues to be a local favorite - now especially during the Covid restrictions. They have one of the nicest outdoor spaces nearby. Tables are well spaced.
The staff wears masks and they sanitize tables after patrons leave. The food is delicious and the new additions to the menu are great.

My only concern is that several "regulars" do not mask up when leaving their tables, and I did not see any staff speaking with them to ask them to put on a mask as required by the state.

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afc629
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Horseneck Tavern has an excellent outdoor dining set up. Not a parking lot but legit space. Even on the rain soaked Friday we had a wonderful evening protected from the rain, socially distant tables and good ventilation. It was a favorite of ours pre-pandemic and the addition of new chef Michelle has elevated the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I had our first date night post-quarantine at Horseneck Tavern. The staff was super welcoming, the location was very well cleaned and the food + drinks were spot on! We look forward to coming back soon.

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vipLukalover
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

No one wax at the restaurant when we got there. They obviously closed early and did not alert us do we wasted our time driving there. Unprofessional!!

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vipEmilyB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The menu options although limited were good and the dessert choices were delicious. Our server took our order but disappeared and we needed the general manager take our dessert order and provide us our bill.

Horseneck Tavern
Responded on 30 June 2020

Dear Emily, Would love to share the new menu with you and would be happy to make something that will make you happy! Please ask for me next time you are joining us at the tavern. Thank you! Best, Chef Michele

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vipRobertH
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Celebrating my daughter’s birthday was fun here. Good
Food and drink. Nice room and convenient. Try it!

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MandM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This review is not about our dining experience because we left. We showed up on time for a Valentine’s Day reservation only to be told that there was a 45 minute to an hour wait because they had more reservations than tables. They blamed the delay on the fact that I made reservations online. That is poor management on their part.

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BenVerona
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food here is excellent, there is no doubt, but the service... after several years in business they still have not figured out how to manage a crowd. The waitress was very nice and pleasant, but the kitchen was abysmally slow and my order was incorrect - I ordered a soup from the specials menu for a starter and it never came, even after the waitress "asked the kitchen about it twice". (I'm not sure how that is possible - isn't a soup always on the stove in the kitchen ready to go? Doesn't even need prep, just ladle and serve.) The people at the front desk were clueless as well. Unfortunately, we will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worst dining experience ever! After waiting 30 mins for our reservation, we waited 90 mins for food to come which it never did. Got 2/3 entrees to go after waiting another 30 minutes. Left without the $30 pork chop that we paid for and no one cares. Everyone expects slow service on a holiday but this was ridiculous!! Not a word from manager!! Shameful.

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vipFjason
Philadelphia
201 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Not enough servers on for Valentine’s Day. Not her fault but she was too busy to be attentive.
Oysters were small and without taste. Food quality / flavor was very basic for the price.

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vipGeorgeR8
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Service overall was horrible - waited an hour for entree with little apologies. Couldn’t even get server to come back to pay so left paying cash. Will not return.

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vipMPaulJC
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

They seemed surprised by the turnout on Valentines Day... despite the reservations. Lucky that we had an early reservation but still had an epic wait for main plate. My wife’s Arctic Char was cold but she opted to just eat a small bit, figuring that the wait to replace it would be even worse.

My friends arrived as we were leaving. They gave up after 2 1/2 hours waiting for dinner and just took it to go.

A shame as they normally do quite the job. My wife is dead set against returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the restaurant. The food was so delicious. We would recommend and will go back again.

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Ryan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Pro:. Artic char was very good. Polite and friendly server.
Con: Over an hour to get the main course. Beer menu was inaccurate. Dry chicken. Tough broccoli rabe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Ordered the HNT burger and asked for it medium. It showed up well done. Ordered a second one, it showed up well done. Enjoyed the f

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent new chef and menu (delicious)!! Awesome staff and management!

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Sandra
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

It was ok-the food was nothing spectacular. My husband ordered prime rib -it was very fatty. Mashed potatoes were very heavy. I had grilled chicken in my salad-the chicken was but well seasoned.

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vipLouisTLipp
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience5

This is a very stylish place. You don't find this often. The food is certainly not haute cuisine, but the management and wait staff are very accommodating. It is more than worth a test drive. I recommend it.

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vipMPaulJC
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The duck was succulent, the Atlantic Char sublime, the service: Impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, amazing food, great ambience.. what more can you want?

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MaryMK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Horseneck use to be our go-to place but unfortunately they changed their menu and there are no longer any vegetarian entrees. We were told they have a new chef. All of our previous favorites that kept us coming back are off the menu. In addition they charge you $4 for the previously complimentary bread basket-tacky! We use to dine there at least once a month but will not be back too soon.

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vipAnthonyB923
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Disappointed that they had a prefix menu amd called me 15 minutes before my reservation to advise me of such. They should have let me know when the reservation was placed. Cost me $350 with tip. Also, never got the champagne toast that was discussed. Very disappointed that I was trapped on New Years eve and had no other options that late in the day.

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vipAlexNJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

new menu is a little limited. a tavern needs burgers. also new menu no tuna tartar which was excellent. if ur going to have limited menu then need more specials. I'll try once more to see if there are any changes. I really liked this place and went at least once or twice a month but am on the fence now about going back. Change is good but sometimes it goes to far for the regulars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and different menu - very creative. Definitely will keep coming back.

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AlB0
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Maybe just an off night, but various issues. My wife ordered a margarita and couldn't drink it. I tasted it and I don't know what it was but it didn't taste like any margarita I've had. She ordered a glass of wine instead. (we were not credited for the cost of the margarita). They brought out a different salad than what was ordered by my wife and her friend. They replaced the salads but as they were being eaten, the ladies noticed that their salads did not include beets, which was in the description. They ate the salads anyway and mentioned it to the server, just so the kitchen staff should know for the next order. On the positive side, my Italian braised beef dish was delicious and cooked perfectly and the shared appetizers (rice balls and calamari), were also very good. The atmosphere was comfortable and cozy, especially seated in one of the nice booths lining one side. I wanted to like this place more and without those issues, I surely would have. I would give it another chance.

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vipwpeternnj
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We were a party of 4. The 2 who ordered the salmon were very happy with their meal. One had the short rib sandwich which was OK. The 4th had the flat iron steak which was a big disappointment. 5 slices of steak with a sprinkle of lettuce for $30. They were quick to tell us that there will be a new chef and new menu next week. Still deciding if it is worth a trip back to see the results.

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Rugrats
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I just want to say that the staff was very accommodating, quick & friendly. I had a filet mignon and it was delicious. The music was good. It was a very energetic crowd. Overall the experience was great. I would come with my friends again and would recommend the Horseneck to others. Thank you,

FAQs

Horseneck Tavern offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 287-6850.

Horseneck Tavern is rated 3.9 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.