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McLoone's Boat House
McLoone's Boat House

McLoone's Boat House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mcloonesboathouse.com/
  • Email: boathouse@mcloones.com
  • Phone: (862) 252-7108
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Executive Chef- Jimmy Ellis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater to business meeting, showers, birthdays, and wedding celebrations. With three different size private spaces and a variety of different menus, we can accommodate a wide variety of functions!
  • Private Party Facilities: Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers. Keeping with the tradition of Tim McLoone's other locations, the menu offers American cuisine that appeals to the entire family.
  • Private Party Contact: Victoria Desantis-vdesantis@mcloones.com (862) 252-7108
  • Entertainment: Entertainment every Friday and Saturday night at 9pm.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Oktoberfest at Mcloones Boathouse
    Sunday, October 27, 2013
    For tickets, please click the link below:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Northfield Ave
  • Public Transit: NJ Transit 73
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Self Parking
    Valet Parking-On the Weekends-No Charge
A word from McLoone's Boat House
Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers. McLoone's Boathouse features seating for 240 inside, with an additional 80 to 100 outside (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS ONLY),as well as semi-private dining area that is perfect to host your next party, corporate function or other special event.

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

Thank you!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great food and service on the resovoir! Couldn't ask for anything better. Beautiful inside, beautiful outside."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I had previously dined here and when doing so had a good experience. This time and being part of a group of five, we were all disappointed. The food was good but the service was definitely lacking. Waiting for drinks were excessive and the delivery of meals also took some time. The one person waiting on our table at times seemed put out. In all fairness though, the number of tables she was responsible for seem excessive. Not sure I will go back again."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Our reservations were for 6:30pm, consequently there were many tables with children, and it was very noisy. My husband and I had an enjoyable evening. He liked his Cajun swordfish very much, I was not so happy with my choice of grilled flank steak as it was rather tough. The reason I had chosen this restaurant was because it was a beautiful evening, and the location is just lovely. We will return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Have not been here in about 9 months and what a slide. Our table was dirty, they brought the wrong wine, they made a mistake with my credit card and kept it about 15 minutes. They did make corrections but this is a very amateurish staff. The check- in was not friendly and we were given an awful table next to the register and bussing area which I refused. I saw another one and took it. I had a reservation on open table so I was not a walk in. They did comp my friend for the wrong wine, but only after one of the managers got involved. The setting is exquisite and the building very nice but considering it is a few years old it looks dirty and rundown."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had a 7:30 reservation. We arrived a little after 7:30 on a very rainy night. We waited at least five minutes to get to the person at the desk. He said it 7:45 and we had lost our table. They were offering glasses of champagne to everyone waiting as he added that they were running late. Fortunately we only waited about 10 minutes. The service was ok but the water server consistently bypassed our table. The food was nothing exceptional and seemed a bit overpriced. A much better place to go for happy hour or in warmer weather when you can sit outside and avoid the very high noise level."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This restaurant is very expensive. We were disappointed because the room was noisy and the temperature was so cold my husband had to ask for the fans to be turned off. Other people had their coats on. The bread was burned/overcooked. The rest of the food was delicious."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "In a sea of great restaurant options, it is understandable that prior reviews might be mixed. This is not high-end NY-metro haute cusine. But it was very good for what it purports to be. This was our first time for dinner and it was a Monday night. Lobster dishes are featured on Mondays but the full menu is available. Service was prompt and attentive. Drinks were strong and generous. Entree portions were also generous and quite good. The chef twice took time to visit our table, to make recommendations and to see how he did. Our waiter was informed and professional. The building and view are special. This is not the place for the romantic date (at least not for us); but it is a very cool place for a hearty, thoughtful meal."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This was our first time at the Boathouse. My boyfriend wanted to do something special and he had heard great things and so we were excited to experience it fir ourselves. The place was clean, the people were nice and professional and the food was delicious. We will be returning!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have been to McCloone's boathouse for lunch, for dinner, and for drinks after work. This time I went for a birthday dinner. McCloone's never disappoints! They always have great food, great service, and a wonderful view the water. I would recommend this restaurant again and again especially in the summer!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "First time here and uncertain because of mixed reviews online. The yellowfin tuna was excellent. It will be nice to go back in warm weather and sit outside and enjoy the bourbon margarita. Band was arriving as we were leaving and I can imagine it gets loud so go early to talk and stay later if you want the bar scene."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We treated 2 favorite friends out to lunch for helping us with some special things. they had never been there before and from the experience they will be back same as us. We stayed and had desert. the staff was great and we walked out of there full and happy."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Been to McCloones several times. Great place for brunch. This particular Saturday night was not memorable. Seated right outside the swinging kitchen doors, the entire restaurant was "scream across the table" loud. The food is always reliable, albeit way too pricey for West Orange NJ. The staff was obviously tired and forced their friendliness. Overall, not a great experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Brought my wife and daughter for Birthday dinner for daughter. hey both really enjoyed their dinners. I was a little unsatisfied with my Cowboy steak dinner."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I went with my husband, sister and brother-in-law to a Sunday brunch. The restuarant is very nice, we were lucky enough to sit by the fireplace. The brunch was good, but I wouldn't call it great. The bottomless mimosas are a nice touch, but I found the roast beef from the carving station tasty, but stringy. They had all the regular foods, along with oysters, clams and shrimp. There was nothing that blew my socks off about the brunch - I'd say it was a solid - 'Good'."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I had the braised short rib it had no taste along with it came spinach which had very little taste and the mashed potatoes were dry I have eaten here before and it seem each time I visit the taste of the food gets worse. This is echoed by friends that I have eaten with on the prior visits. not sure I'll be back"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I ordered your ahi tuna salad which was tired looking, just some spinach and a couple of cherry tomatoes. Try adding some more vegetables to the salad and the tuna should be chilled not room tmerature."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The casual atmosphere and pleasing view of the natural setting surrounding the Boat House make the dining experience an easy choice.The lunch menu included a range of soups, salads and sandwiches that will satisfy most everyone. The burgers and fries-the popular choice among my tablemates allowed each individual to customize his order with a variety of options. The French Onion Soup - the best I've ever had: its generous slice of artisanal bread soaking in the flavorful broth, topped with the thick layer of melted cheese was filling enough to stand in for a meal. None of my companions were able to resist sampling one of the delicate and crisply-fried onion strings that rested lightly atop the delicious crock full of soup."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Less than a mile from the paper mill playhouse.playhouse Subscribers get 15%discount"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent! we will be back for my husband birthday and sit outside!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Water glasses were dirty. Silverware was spotty. Floor had alot of crumbs and needed to be vacuumed."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Some very interesting and different options on the menu. My favorite is the Buffalo Chicken Wontons.... YUMMY!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Had brunch that was just okay. Mimosa's were included in the price, but were warm from sitting on the end of the bar. The noise level was disturbing. Could not hear my table mates. Will not go back for brunch."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great food variety and amazing service especially For bringing kids! Our Granddaughter loves The place!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions since it was very expensive. Not a resturant for a spur of the moment night out."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great place to meet friends for dinner. Entrees are pricey, so we had salads and appetizers instead, and the portions were perfect and they were delicious. Our server was wonderful - attentive and helpful. A little noisy but that's okay. Live music at the bar after dinner and the bar staff was also wonderful. Great experience for a fun night out!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I took my best friend here for brunch for her birthday. It was a very nice experience. Staff was nice food was cooked well and the presentation was very nice. It's a perfect selection of items for brunch. Definitely worth the price."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Mccloones is a great place down the shore and in West Orange but it's the best in the summer to eat outside. In the winter months eat in the bar area."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "While, the food was excellent, the service was outstanding. Our server Byron was personable and knows about customer service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We went to the zoo and decided to give it a shot for lunch. Right from the entrance the ambiance and deco are very nice and welcoming. Service was impeccable from the beginning through the end. Always there when needed without being suffocating. Food was pretty good and well served. Cocktails were very well made. My only two suggestions would be: 1. Music is a bit too loud and 2. Dessert menu could be improved. Add more variety."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "2 appetizers, 2 mains and 2 beers $116 plus tip for food that was pretty much diner quality, Applebees with nicer decor. The place is absolutely huge so it's no surprise the quality of the food is not great. And it's not that I mind eating completely average food but not for those prices. For that price I expect something better. The service was good and the place is probably really pleasant in the summer by the lake. The music in the bathrooms is also comically loud. Not a big deal but quite strange we thought. We will not eat there again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is one if those restaurants that offer a memorable experience.....everything was beyond our expectation! The ambiance, food and service were just what one would want for " fine dining.""
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This was the first time we went to McLoone's and it defintely will not be the last. We were a party of 5 - 4 adults and a 9 month old child. We could not have asked for anything better. From the time we entered the restaurant until we departed we were treated to a wonderful meal by professional staff who ensured we had all of our questions answered and our needs met. My husband needs a gulten free menu and they not only accommodated this request with a wonderful menu but the were very responsive to making some food substitutions and preparing his meal to beyond his expectations or experience. We would definitely reccommend McLoone's as a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This will be my last visit to McLoone's. After being disappointed in the past I decided to give it another try because of it's beautiful location. Never again. My onion soup was tasteless with stringy fried onions on top that added nothing, my gnocci with scallops was swimming in an underseasoned, greasy pool and my chocolate cake was so dry it was almost inedible. The only good part of the meal was our server who was attentive, professional, friendly and very efficient. If only the food could live up to her standards. I've tried McLoone's several times in the past for lunch and dinner and have never had a good meal there. I won't be returning. Even my dining companion commented that it is not known for it's food, but for it's location."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Salads with no taste, fatty, tough meats and not enough choices for kids. I have to admit, though, that the services was very good and the atmosphere quite enjoyable. Way overpriced brunch!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The servers know their products, I love the mussels The price is a bit steep"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I cannot recall my waitress' name but she was phenomenal. Every one who interacted with us was great. Had an amazing experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had very early dinner and the noise level was lower than usual. I was very pleased with my beet salad appetizer. For my entree I ordered Chilean sea bass as listed on the menu, but I don't believe that it actually was. My husband was pleased with his apple walnut salad, but not as happy with his stuffed chicken. We were disappointed that the entrees were brought to our table when we were both in the process of eating our salads. Since the salads were quite generous, we would have appreciated a breather between salad and entree. Since the room was only half filled at this point, there seemed little reason to rush us out, which was the feeling that we both had. The rose for each female diner was a nice touch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great drinks and food! I will definitely be seeing more of this place in the future!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Friday night was my first time dinnig at Mcloone Boat House in West Orange NJ . I have to say the restaurant is beautiful , food was too die food and the drinks were amazing. I truly enjoyed my self."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Complimentary tap water tasted very bad, and restaurant was sold out of bottles flat water for purchase. Walnut salad was good. Crab cakes overcooked. Steak meal with asparugus and mash was just ok. Table bread was warm, but very hard, Kids meal choices were good. Went on valentines day 2014, and reservations were on time, though a credit card was required to hold the reservation. Front desk staff and ambiance was good. Parking was good. Prices were a bit high for the food quality."
    Dined on 2/14/2014