McLoone's Boat House

3.8
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2121 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex,

McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers.

The offerings range from fresh seafood to hand-cut steaks, as well as pastas, burgers, salads & homemade desserts.

Please know that reservations will only guarantee inside seating in our main dining room and does not include outside dining.

We also host Private & Semi-Private Events and we have banquet coordinators on site.

What 2121 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
3.8
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.5
Value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vasyl
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, view and place... Very recommend...

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vipLoveToEat
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Waited almost 20 minutes for our reserved table, with comments from reservationist like "I understand" rather than "let me see what I can do." Think they charged us adult brunch buffet price for 4 year old granddaughter. Food was fine. Definitely a great place for a large group, despite the inconveniences.

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dk329
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Noisy and unorganized- buffet brunch is really nothing to write home about, basic fare, and only 1 included mimosa. Didn't really re-fill missing items at the buffet. Would not recommend.

JZ
JessicaZ
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

So much food and it was all good and they had a great variety of it. Location and ambience was beautiful. Loved the fireplace and view of the lake. Waitress could have been a little more attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, good service will be back soon!

EL
vipElizabethL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great restaurant for any occasion. Family and Kid Friendly. Beautiful location overlooking water and park.

JG
JerriG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was my Mom’s birthday and they had a card waiting upon her arrival. Very nice touch and our server provided my Mom a very nice Birthday 🍰.

It was her first time there and I know she enjoyed every minute of the brunch.

RR
vipRangeRover
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

This was out second visit to McLoone after what was an outstanding visit weeks before. This time unfortunately was not the same experience. The wait service was good. The waiter and server were both very attentive. However, I was disappointed by the food and drinks. I ordered a mojito which was served to me in a whiskey glass. Never have I had a mojito served in this small glass. Not to mention last time I was at McLoone the mojitoes were phenomenal. Not only did it not look appealing but it did not taste good. It was straight alcohol with no taste of simple syrup or mint which by the way we're not fresh leaves. I returned it and asked for a Stella. The waiter brought back a different drink but in the same glass and said it was a mojito that a different bartender made. No way since this didn't look anything like a mojito. It didn't even have mint. It was a Jon Taffer "Bar Rescue" moment. I returned that drink, too. As for the food, I ordered steak frites. The steak was not sliced when served; something I never have seen and I love steak frites and have ordered elsewhere. It's always sliced. My husband had salmon which was a the thinnest piece I've ever seen for nearly $30. Plus, he couldn't finish it as the sauce did not taste good. The first time we went to McLoone was because our favorite neighborhood steakhouse had a long wait. Now I am learning the wait would have been worth it.

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TanezahC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rachel was an outstanding waitress. She made sure me and my family was comfortable and well served. I would definitely be visiting again

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience -good food snd service. Highly recommend.

AS
AndrewS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

For what purports to be a fish restaurant, the lobster was overcooked - it was rubbery - and they did not even have any lobster forks. The waiter disappeared for long periods and got our appetizers wrong.

This used to be a really good restaurant. It is apparently now resting on its own laurels - which it is certainly no longer good enough to do.

Very disappointing.

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Foodexplorer
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing. The food was okay. Specifically I ordered a lobster roll. I had to keep pulling out the cartilage that was left in the meat and sandwich. I found out the hard way while eating the sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was subpar. Many foods were cold and the service was slow. It took forever to find the waitress and then forever to actually receive drinks and coffee. Over all not somewhere I would go again.

MC
MatthewC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was better than average but still not up to the standard for the pricing. It has improved since our last visit but just not quite there. Mixed drinks unfortunately were not good. Margarita was bland.

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Lauries
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We did a girls get together brunch
On Super Bowl Sunday and was pleasantly surprised with everything! Our server (forgot her name) was really wonderful and attentive. Definitely going back

RT
vipRichT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We came to hear the Intentions on Saturday night, we had a nice dinner and great service from D'Andrea. After dinner, we went to the bar to listen to the band, but there was a DJ in the party room adjacent to the bar. With no way to close off the room from the bar area, we could not hear the band. You should build a wall and doors to isolate the party room. It's not fair to your other patrons or your service staff. The bar emptied out after the DJ started blasting the music.

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vipRangeRover
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went here for the first time and it will not be my last. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. It was very thoughtful for the chef and staff to have a signed birthday card at the table.. Service was great. It was nice to see younger people working there. Food was great and love the ambiance and views. Planning to return in May for my birthday.

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vipDowntownfoodie
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Biggest negative was it was very noisy!
Otherwise all very good, but for a nice Sunday meal I would not recommend if you’re looking to converse and have a good time that way.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly staff. We had a good time. Helped me surprise husband.

JB
JBfromNJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, we had a wonderful meal at McLoon's. The weather was nasty, but the room was cozy and cheerful. Our server, Camila, was great. Promptly took our order - seabass, filet mignon - very good !

This is our favorite place for lunch - a meal then a leisurely walk around the reservoir.

MA
MariaA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pretty rooms and views- delicious food and attentive wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Sunday brunch was a little pricey but service was terrific and the location is beautiful. If you go, allocate time to walk the path along the lake, immediately behind the restaurant.

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always good at McLoone's. Good place to meet for business meetings.

MA
MANDALAY789
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

staff does nothing!! you have to ask for a spoon! a lot of items at buffet had no serving utensils. chairs stained. just horrible

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vipLoveboathouse
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Could not recommend right now even though we have brought friends there in the past. Dirty, napkins, silverware on floor, tables not cleaned, we had to brush crumbs off of our chairs before we sat down. Very quiet, lots of waitstaff no one cared.

We have pictures if you would like to see

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

The service was pleasant and food tasty.
However there was such long 15-25 min waits between ordering and gettin, or steak arriving and getting a steak knife.
Oh what this place could be, if only the managers to which we spoke to, cared or had skills enough to fix it.

Sad so very sad

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was attentive but not overbearing.

BM
BethM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Restaurant area closed for a private event so we were seated in the big dining room off to the right. It was very noisy and the service was very slow. Food was adequate but nothing special. Have been to McLoone’s several times before and it was very good, but today was an off sa

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Steak was bland, was over charged for swapping sides (it was corrected), daughter’s (she is 2.5) dinner did not come out with the order and she had to wait another 20 minutes - her meal was comped, but it’s the overall experience. Good place for drinks, appetizers and ambiance. It stops there.

RK
RickK
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience5

Food was great. The one dining room was dirty with food on the floors. We moved and sat in the other dining room at the table they placed us at and it felt like it was falling over. If you were to cut your meat on it the table would spill every drink. Our food came out before our drinks. The waitress took quite... a bit of time between visits. Finally wanted to order desert. The waitress said she could not find a desert menu. Ordered coffee and desert. Waited again, coffee arrived without desert. Waited some more was told they don’t have any more desert. Coffee was now cold. UGH.....

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Mann135
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I truly had a good experience at this restaurant. They were very accommodating after I miscalculated the number in my party and had to be moved to a new table. Our waitress was so very nice and didn’t even have to write our meal selections down. We all received the right meals! Very impressed by that! Enjoyed the food as well.

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viplynn
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff & very festive for the holidays. Food was good. Server was very accommodating with the children

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Rachel was so personable and helpful and just the perfect server for our group of 6.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was really substandard. Drinks were sparse.
We had Scotch.
Server didn’t know we were seated. And she kept forgetting items.

Very loud - lots of families. Hey! It’s the holidays.

Not the experience we wanted - especially for the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Hamburger bun hard, brought to the attention of server and nothing done-no new bun brought . Beet salad un spired; large circles of red beet slices on a ton of baby arugula with a small amount of goat cheese crumbles and a ton of almond slices. Cocktails were terrible; dirty vodka martini ordered very dirty with no vermouth arrived with vermouth and no olive juice.!Skinny margarita was awful and undrinkable. Kitchen was exceedingly slow with about 50% of tables occupied. Restaurant shows no pride with the exception of the reception desk, whose hostesses were great. We will never patronize this place again.

KP
KarenP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Ambience was wonderful -- upscale "ski lodge" type atmosphere. Warm, cozy and comfortable. Loved the Christmas vibe and Christmas music playing throughout our meal. Views were breathtaking. High ceilings were lovely, but did make the noise travel throughout the restaurant. Food was really delicious -- everyone in our party of four thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Desserts to die for! Service was spotty -- it seemed like our server may have been on the new side. She was not as attentive as we would have liked, but it was all okay. Wonderful evening celebrating the holidays at a truly fabulous venue!

AP
APD126
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food choices in the buffet were amazing and you may not get to all of the available items! My new "go to" place for birthday celebrations!

J
vipJeff
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere great service good food.

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vipDelish
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Hated room like a hall near kitchen asked to relocate no! Waited for server all evening on and off.. selection food poor all cold many dishes empty.. had to keep asking if there was more of empty dishes .. staff at times weren’t refilling items .or on top of things ..dessert bar a mess pieces of stuff all over never cleaned.. seemed very sparse in selections , salads just lettuces no add ons like tomatoes cucumbers normal things.. had to ask for bread told none available by one person. Even though saw some tables had .. finally got
Very disappointed travelers 45 min.. such a mistake !!

EA
EliseA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Shayna was extremely nice and accommodating. Even though it was Thanksgiving, we were not rushed. The food was excellent and they kept replenishing the buffet. Great experience!

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McLoone's Boat House offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (862) 252-7108.

McLoone's Boat House is rated 3.8 stars by 2121 OpenTable diners.

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