We go to the Cinema Suites (AMC) and prefer to have some good food before the movie, rather than eating the AMC food. McLoon's is perfect. Energetic, fast and friendly service, good menu and wine list, and really hits the spot!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
overall experience was good.
I had dinner with my boyfriend and my overall experience was good. I am a big foodie so when I ordered the cowboy steak I was excited to brag about my dinner, only it wasn't as perfect as I had anticipated. The broccoli rabe taste horrible. The truffled potatoes was good and the steak was ok... I have had dinner here before with a group and my experience then was AMAZING. I would still reccommend to come here for dinner date, I would just NOT order the cowboy steak again.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a great time. The peanut butter fudge brownie was amazing and the wine was wonderful.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant will return again
Outstanding food executive chef Jimmy Ellis is the best second to none.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for dinner
Had a great time, service was wonderful. Food tasted great, view was amazing .
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
sitting on the patio, looking
sitting on the patio, looking at the water you could almost imagine yourself at lake tahoe! i usually get a burger, but had a lobster salad. it was excellent (but wish there was more of it), and my friend had a pina colado. a pleasant departure from the bustle of the day.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the overall ambiance
I love the overall ambiance of McLoone's, and the food was outstanding!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and atmosphere was very good. Variety on menu and service was excellent. Prices were very reasonable
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoy the evening.
Really enjoy the evening. Sitting outside with a nice crowd of people and good food
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Miso Lime was sublime
An original dish I have never seen before. Miso Lime Calamari Salad. Huge platter of perfectly fresh and crisp greens topped with fried calamari rings and a light, refreshing dressing. I went to this spot twice in the same week and both of my companions loved it.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is a great meeting
This place is a great meeting place and also ideal for a first date either at the bar or at a table.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new find
Loved the setting. The food was very good, everyone (party of 5) was pleased with what they had. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. We would return.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. Service
Food was very good. Service was not rushed but attentive
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Might be my new favorite place
I loved the look and feel of the restaurant, and it has an excellent view on the reservoir. Great wine list and the Ahi Tuna Crips and Cantonese Shrimp were outstanding. Service was excellent and friendly.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Group Lunch meeting
Enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food. Setting reservations was easy via the web. follow-up call be restaurant staff was welcome. Good Job!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner as always
Took a couple that had never been and they thoroughly enjoyed it. They raved about the food and loved the great views!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view of the lake was very peaceful and the food was tasty with lots of unique options to choose from. This is my second time going and I would definitely go again. : )
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always love coming here. The waiters are very nice and the food is so delicious. It's a great place for friend to dine, or special occasions or even a romantic date. The lighting there is amazing. I enjoy always coming.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not a mistake by the lake
A terrific gem hidden in a county park. DO NOT MISS IT!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had our 20th anniversary dinner there. Food, service and atmosphere was great. The only complaint I have is the air conditioning was very cold. I had to get a sweater from my car to wear, I noticed many patrons around us were also wearing sweaters and jackets. I don't think the mangers or waiters noticed how chilly it was, because the were hustling around serving people. Other than that our dinner experience was great and we will definitely go back again.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent and friendly service
a bit nooisy
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the childrens granparents in from PA over the weekend and decided to go here after the Zoo(which you can walk too). Not only was the food great, but the service was a breath of fresh air here in Jersey. Being from the midwest, it takes a little getting used to the general angriness everyone seems to have here. Not only was our waitress attentive and nice, so was the manager when one of the salads came with too much dressing. Great resturant and will be returning if we go back. Thank you
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Occasional Resturant
The food was good, although not worth the cost. The outdoor seating was just delightful and there was no rush of service. We did not get any water refills and no bread was offered.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new restaurant
This was a great spot. A few hiccups in our visit left us with a semi-sour taste: they never got my OpenTable reservation, the hostess attempted to seat our party of 5 at a square 4-person table (so that one of us would sit on the corner), we had to wait 1-hour to get seated for five, and it took nearly another hour before we got our food. Wait staff were very friendly, helpful, and even comped our coffees and desserts, The food was very good, but somewhat overpriced. The view was beautiful and we loved the layout. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces were a really nice touch, such that this would be a great place to come for a few drinks. We would go back, for sure.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came to McCloone's to celebrate a birthday. First we had drinks at the bar. Made sure we got there for Happy Hour prices, as the drinks and appetizers are not cheap otherwise! Fabulous Pomegranite martini and Mango martini at $6.00 each.
Then we chose to eat outside...gorgeous view. Order the Chilean Bass. The absolute best I've ever had. Delicious and melted in my mouth. When the attentive waiter asked us about dessert, I said the "Birthday Boy" would decide. He came back with our choice (a yummy Key Lime Pie) and declared it was "on the house". Classy.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious fish. Second time
Delicious fish. Second time there and the fish was cooked perfectly. Pretty location.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice restaurant
Place was great inside and out food was decent. Service was notable all the employees seemed happy to be there. for the price it was worth it!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor seating. Bar
Great outdoor seating. Bar area was hopping by the time we finished our meal and were leaving . Would go again.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Way too noisy!
I couldn't hear myself think or talk to my guests while having a drink at the bar. It seems there were a lot of happy hour people getting extremely loud and screaming at the top of their lungs. Not a good first impression.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live in West Caldwell and that was our first time at McCloone's. We loved it.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
lakeside restaurant with great view
This restaurant has multiple fire places inside and the outdoor dining area is next to a lake which is very relaxing. The entrees are small but the desserts are delicious. It is also next door to entertainment activities such as miniature golf and the Turtle Back Zoo.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food. Beautiful but loud.
Service was amateur. Setting is beautiful. Our food was very good. Place is VERY LOUD. The good part is feel free to bring kids if you want.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visiting Seton Hall freshman for parent's weekend and was looking for a good place reasonably close for dinner.
Took a chance on the Boat House and hit a home run. Will make his a regular stop when we come to visit from now on.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another good night in spite of...
This was my second time at the Boathouse and I was not disappointed. I went with a small group. We shared a few appetizers and then all really loved our dinners. We were seated in a side dining room which was more quiet than the bar area dining. Unfortunately, there was a power outtage in the area and we dined in the dark for the last hour, but the staff was so apologetic and courteous and our dining experience was still very nice. I'll definitely go back.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal
This restaurant has never disappointed us. The food, service, and view are all wonderful. The wait staff are all very nice and ready to help with anything you need.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great on Mondays!
I had a work dinner at this location on a Monday night, which happened to be lobster night! Food was awesome and accommodated one of my guests who was vegetarian (they don't have a lot of options). I know Monday isn't the most favorite night of the week to go out for dinner but for the lobster I would recommend you do!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere & spacious
The atmosphere & spacious dining were great fun for a birthday celebration. However the all 3 swordfish entrees were way too salty to enjoy. Sorry to mention that. but when the birthday did not eat her dinner I thought it should be mentioned.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch and Munch
Have dined here several times for lunch and dinner. The lunch menu has much more variety and offerings for the choosy eater and families. The thai wing appetizers were to die for and great for pre snack'in. Would definitely return again and again.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful restaurant! Great food! Fantastic service! Would like to see more gluten free pasta dishes offered. We didn't have dessert but hope there are gluten free options available there as well (other than fruit).
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
beautiful place. Food is good
beautiful place. Food is good . Service was very good. need a more varied menu.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and ambience
It's a new found gem in the neighborhood. I've been there enjoying with family and friends. The ambience is so pleasant with scenic beauty that changes by the season. The modern menu encompasses many different ethnic flavores. Several fire places warm you
Up when walking in from the autum cool air. A leisure walk along the reservoir after the meal reduces the gilt of indulgence.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rustic and Inviting Atmosphere
A beautiful setting with delicious food. Extremely pricey.........would not recommend for children.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a HUGE restaurant, not advisable for a quiet romantic dinner, but fun for a group. There is a big bar area, and they have entertainment / bands playing almost every night. The food was great as was the service. We'll be back :)
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot ok food
Great place the restaurants looks amazing the food wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. They had music playing on Friday night which was pretty cool. But the food was just ehhhhh.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Appetizer's were great.
The Appetizer's were great. The Service was very good. The Food was tasty.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The noise level in the main dining room was too loud and it was difficult to have a conversation with everyone at our table.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I found McLoone's while searching for a place near the Paper Mill Playhouse. Great food, great atmosphere. About 10 minutes from the theater.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant and setting is beautiful - great roaring fireplace warms it up. Staff is friendly, service is very good, food is good. A great place to meet up with friends and family.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming but noisy
Went here for Staturday night dinner. Service was excellent. Servers were friendly & anticipated our needs. Food came out promptly but we never felt rushed. Loved the fireplace(s). Food was really good -- tasty & beautifully presented. Menu has something for everyone, even vegetarians. Salads are large enough to be entrees. Also loved the seasonal cocktails. Only negative is the noise level. Not terrible but certainly not quiet.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious with nice portions. The wait staff was efficient without being too quick. They gave plenty of time to enjoy. The only negative was the noise level, which was high.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM