The Station at Mountain Lakes
The Station at Mountain Lakes

The Station at Mountain Lakes

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thestationatmtlakes.co/
  • Phone: 9733355330
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bradley Cooper
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off site catering is available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodland Ave
  • Public Transit: Train station is located right near the restaurant
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Full lot at restaurant and additional parking available across the railroad tracks
A word from The Station at Mountain Lakes
The Station at Mountain Lakes is a scratch restaurant featuring fresh seafood, steaks, homemade soups, salads, pasta and a variety of unique entrees created by Executive Chef/owner Bradley Cooper. Owner operated for 14 years, The Station is located in a beautifully restored field stone train station in the heart of Mountain Lakes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Station at Mountain Lakes reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (41)neighborhood gem (39)special occasion (29)romantic (26)fit for foodies (25)good for groups (17)great for lunch (14)notable wine list (10)scenic view (9)hot spot (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Nice surprise
    ARR3VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    The 3 of us enjoyed the entire dinner. Very good food, service & ambience. We will return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALL-AMERICAN COMFORT FOOD
    LovelyLindaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Gorgeous field stone house. Polite staff. Spectacular gorgonzola filet mignon cooked to perfection. Excellent side dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    luckydiner
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We loved everything about our dinner at the station! What a wonderful place. We were staying in Parsippany , which lacks the type of restaurants we enjoy. We enjoy food of only the highest quality! Searching open table we found this gem less than 2 miles away, in the beautiful forest fairy town of Mountain Lakes. Everything was perfect. There were so many delicious choices, and I appreciated that the gluten free options were marked. We've been telling our family and friends about this find, and look forward to eating here again next time we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Spot
    Goldy76
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The Station is a special neighborhood gem. You always feel welcome and special. The food is consistently good and the deserts are delicious and all made on the premises. There are too many items on the menu which leads one to believe that its not as fresh as it should be but the specials are always exceptional as are the salads and soups. The ambiance is great and we always have a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Evening
    MartinH
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Four of us had a wonderful experience at The Station. The waiter picked up immediately on our personalities and joked along with us. He service was prompt and he helped explain several of the many delicious sounding choices. The food was excellent with the veal chops that two of us ordered being done to perfection. Everything from appetizers to dessert and coffee was superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a fabulous restaurant!
    Foodie12
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    The food was amazing! The service was awesome! Carlos takes special care of all the guests and makes everyone feel welcome like family! I highly recommend the Tuna! It was so good that I can't wait to go back to have it again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT First Experience!
    JennyB
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Went to The Station on a recommendation from a friend and was BLOWN AWAY by how great the experience was. The owner was apologizing for the wait for a table, engaged us in conversation about the historic building then acted like a true gentleman by helping me down the stairs, and pulling the seat out for me. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. My husband enjoyed his wine (I don't drink) and our food was spectacular! Unfortunately we had to leave before dessert but we'll be back for an entire meal next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed...
    Winendine
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Been here many times because I know my guests and I will always have a great evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    LaurenGVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch in the back garden. Overall a nice experience. It's a beautiful restaurant with good good... I just couldn't understand why it was practically empty on a Tuesday at 12:30pm. I hope they make it because its a find.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Treat!
    BMac
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We have been to Station many times and it is always fantastic. The restaurant itself is in an historic train station with great character inside and out. Whether you choose the quaint wood paneled bar or one of the two main dining rooms, you will be charmed by the beautiful decor and great service. The food is a perfect blend of creative cuisine and traditional favorites. I have enjoyed many a cozy dinner with my husband in the bar, evenings catching up with girlfriends and dinners with family at the Station. I even had them cater a Holiday Luncheon for 35 people. Each time, the experience and food are top notch. I highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service and meal in Parsippany
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    I visit the Parsippany area on business quite often and am always looking for a decent dinner. Until this point, I always had to settle on nondescript restaurants with no atmosphere, bland food, and ok service, not realizing anything better existed in the neighborhood. Luckily I found this amazing spot, where the service is seriously top notch and the Chicken Madeira and arugula salad were delicious and clearly made from fresh ingredients. I also really enjoyed the decor, which was rustic and, true to its name, a converted train station. I have finally found my prime dinner spot for Parsippany business trips, and will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, hidden (except
    BPFJRVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Excellent, hidden (except for being next to the train station) Mountain Lakes gem. Nice quiet setting (loved eating on the Patio), great menu and good service. It's now on my local Open Table list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very unimpressed by the food.
    jjvega86
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    The place is very nice and has an old feel to it. The service was great and very attentive.We started off with the firecracker calamari and It was soaked in balsamic and still was probably the best thing I tasted. I had stale and cold bread. I ordered a jambalaya and it had unseasoned chicken with some sort of tomato sauce that seemed like a watered down ketchup. The dish had a little brown rice underneath that was cooked with too much water and flavorless. My friend had a pasta primavera that had cubes of cheese that were thrown on top of the pasta. Her martini was probably the best thing she had. We did not finish anything even though the portions were good size and even though still hungry I didn't dare try dessert. Do not try, please.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    It has been a long time since I have been so pleasantly surprised while trying a new (to us) restaurant which I had never heard of. The "middle of nowhere" location adds to the spectacular ambiance of this unique building. Since it was our first time, we tried several different dishes, all were excellent and perfectly prepared. The Station at Mountain Lakes was the find of the year for us, can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This Restaurant Was Great!
    KathyMadisonVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    My husband and I am so happy we had the opportunity to eat here. We will definitely be back in the near future. Menu selections were varied and flavorful. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent. My server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Food was excellent. My server was very helpful, she was knowledgeable about the food preparation and was attentive. Very nice setting in a wooded area right by the quiet train tracks. Very good, I will return when I am next in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Lainiebc
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    A gem of a restaurant. We're visiting in the area and selected it on Open Table. It was our 53rd wedding anniversary, our friends mentioned it to the maitre-d and He couldn't have been more attentive! A big thank you to him a d a beautiful Experience for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place!!!
    ALG123
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    We enjoyed good food (steaks& pasta excellent). Soft shell crabs were heavily coated w/bread crumbs NG. We were a party of 6 for dinner. We ordered additional drinks as we ordered our food, one of the couples asked if we could get separate checks (1 per couple). The waiter seemed a bit perplexed by the request. The very accommodating Carlos came to us as we explained what was needed. Our check(s) came...1 per person, as well all of the drinks were put on one tab. It is not our usual to ask for separate checks but we were tying to appease on of the couples. Recommendation is to go to The Station...enjoy the ambiance, the good natured staff, and the DELICIOUS food...just don't order the soft shelled crab or ask for separate checks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food in an Unbeatable Setting
    msweetVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Surprisingly excellent food, a large menu selection and a dazzling train station setting where outdoor or indoor dinning brings warmth and excitement. A restaurant in the middle of nowhere, this is a top 10 NJ American dinning experience. The make spicy entrees better than anywhere else I've tried. Service is a tad slow and amateurish but that is easily forgiven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem at the station
    ShowseerVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Whenever I'm in the Mountain Lakes area I must go to this absolute gem. Everyone I bring here also becomes a steady customer. Delightful in every respect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NICE!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Have been going here for years on and off and they recently added to the menu and the food is outstanding. I don't recallit being so delicious and fresh!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.