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The Station at Mountain Lakes
The Station at Mountain Lakes

The Station at Mountain Lakes Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thestationatmtlakes.co
  • Phone: (973) 335-5330
  • 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: Contemporary American, Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "The service could not have been better. The food was very good. Overall experience was terrific. I think it's a great place for dinner with friends or a romantic night out."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Lived in the area for years but did not lnow this place existed until looking at restaurants on Open table... Bravo Opentable! Food is great been there twice in one week. Great in all categories! Check it out for yourself!!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "First time eating here, will certainly go back! Great menu and wine list!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I always enjoy going to The Station at Mountain Lakes. Food is always solid and enjoyable. location is what is key - tucked away near train station. have never had a bad experience there."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The Firecracker Calamari is outstanding. My husband and I had two different types of Filet Minion and they were both very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My sisters and I recently celebrated a birthday here midweek. It was a shame that a storm was imminent, because the outdoor dining area looked lovely. Inside was equally appealing with old stone walls. Tables are spaced well and the food was delicious. Definitely make a reservation: the place was packed when we left on a Wednesday evening at 8:30."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Yes, a neighborhood gem, but has all the staples of fine dining. Great food, lots of choices, nice service, bar, nice outdoor space... Basically, The Station has it all!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A great little gem of a restaurant that only locals seem to know about. Charming setting, diverse menu, great service. Nothing groundbreaking, just good solid menu choices that are well prepared."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was good, and we enjoyed the atmosphere. They didn't rush us and let us sit after the dinner was over without rushing but making sure our coffee and water was full. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Station at Mountain Lakes is an excellent restaurant. The staff are attentive and the food is excellent."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Extensive menu with many interesting options. The outside patio was a delightful place to dine, converse, and relax."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "From start to finish, The Station is a wonderful experience. Warm greetings as soon as you open the door. Met friends for a drink at the excellent little bar prior to dinner. The service was very attentive and friendly but graciously let us set our own (slow) pace. Out of the wine we ordered, the waiter brought two other samples to aid us in our replacement selection, both were excellent. The food is ALWAYS wonderful and the specials are very special indeed. Highly recommend for dinner or just a cocktail and an appetizer at the bar!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The place was very nice, the food was great and the staff was very pleasant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is an old train station that was built in 1911, so it's a lovely building with alot of history and charm. The staff is very pleasant and helpful, and the food was very good. It's not a cheap night out, but it's well worth it to have dinner in such an interesting setting. We'll be back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Went hear for a birthday celebration. Never knew this place existed. Now that i do I will be back. Food was excellent"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "A very attentive and professional staff. Outstanding menu, everything we ordered was excellent. One of the best restaurants in New Jersey"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This restaurant has been open for 14 years! How did we not know about this charmer? They don't advertise, it's small and the locals love it! Set in the old Mountain Lakes train station, period touches abound from the old ticket window, lovely windows and doors and lots of decorative wood carvings. We need to return a few more times to pass judgement on the food, which was quite good, but not surprising. It has a large menu, definately something for everyone. Service was excellent despite the capacity crowd. Full bar, reasonable wine selection, definately warrants a return visit ( or six)."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at the Station. The food was outstanding. I would have given the restaurant 5* if the service was better. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Hidden just next to the Mtn. Lakes train station, this restaurant has something for everyone. My fishy was cooked perfectly and was served in a delicious tomato sauce. Portions are generous. Would definitely take others here. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "we found this restaurant while we were passing through the area and staying at a local hotel. Great food, service and very interesting architecture in an old 1912 railway station. We would gladly return on our next time in the area."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Treated ourselves to dinner Saturday night to celebrate a birthday. Wonderful experience. Between four of us we tried the St. Peter's fish prepared two different ways, filet mignon, and stuffed pork chop. All beautifully prepared, lovely sauces, large portions (enough that we took home leftovers.) We all enjoyed Grandma's chocolate cake as well! Service is attentive and appropriately paced. This is a wonderful spot for a special meal!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "the food was bland at best and the waitress was overbearing. she must have come to our table every 5 minutes to see if we were ready to order. the drinks were pricey and did not have much alcohol in them"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Staff is friendly and attentive, food is excellent and beautiful atmosphere! I had a great night there! Must go back..."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had 7 adults for dinner and had a terrific dinner."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Hidden away in a residential neighborhood is this quaint restaurant. Reservations are recommended because it's not a big place. I had the cranberry salad and my husband the Caesar. My salad was too salty for my taste. The blue cheese too reminded me of Stella in a container.. dry without much texture or taste. My husbands Caesar on the other hand was tasty with the proper amount of anchovy flavoring. I had a chicken dish and he had a pork chop. Both acceptable dishes. For me, the best part of the meal was the cappuccino and biscotti. Both were exceptional. We will go back, but next time I'll try a pasta dish."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We've dined at The Station for many years and it's always a wonderful experience from the pleasant atmosphere to the superb cuisine. In the last year or so they added calories next to some of the entrees which we haven't see at other such fine restaurants. Carlos is always happy to accommodate us and is so friendly and welcoming. We love the variety on the menu and the grill section where you get several options for how your meat or fish is prepared. My husband loves the filet mignon burgundy and our boys love the classic and creamy mac and cheese (we all steal some). The boys like to look up and see the trains go by too! The scalloped potatoes are heavenly and the pear tart is a favorite dessert."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very nice place. Great good, great service, unique location. First time here and would gladly return."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been going for years. The staff is very attentive and the food is delicious . Try the Horseradish Shrimp pasta! It's incredible. You won't be disappointed . They also offer outside dining when the weather permits ."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We are regulars at The Station, never have had anything but wonderful food and service. The menu is vast and the chef is accommodating. There is a full bar and wine selection. In the warmer months dining outside is lovely. Can not go wrong with this fine restaurant and it's historic look."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We needed a place to meet the grandchildren in the area, took a chance on a place we did not know. The staff was very helpful with the energetic grandchildren, food was great, a wonderful experience"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We enjoy this restaurant very much. Very good food and service- always. This time our party consisted of 3. We all enjoyed the experience. We will return."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Surprisingly Good Business Lunch; Don't Let the fact that it's located at an NJ Transit Train Station Fool You. The Station is a solid choice for a business lunch. Good alternative to other local favorites. Nice menu, good food. Atmosphere conducive to conversation w/ a group. I would definitely come back"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "My husband and I tried The Station for the first time on Saturday. Great place that has a unique feel not fancy but not casual. The food was outstanding, I had the fish Tacos and my husband seared Tuna steak. The service was also terrific, never had to wait for anything the waiter was on top of everything from filling the water glass to our wine glass. Would highly recommend. Looking forward to going back during the warmer months when we could sit outside."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I went here with a business associate for dinner. It is literally next to a train station. It's a bit tucked away and gps got it a bit wrong, but everyone was quite nice and the food was good. The staff was very friendly. They had a long list of daily specials which is always nice. I'll be back."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food, service, everything outstanding I'll be back"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We come here often either with friends or family, the food and service is always good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A place for outstanding food and service. Hosted by Carlos, who gives all a warm welcome. It offers patio dining in the warmer weather, and is located in an old stone railway station (hence its name). We have been gone there for years and are big fans. Keith & Carol Wright"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food an service were very good Saturday night. We had a very nice corner table and even though the place was busy, the noise level was conducive to conversation. Food was excellent. My Tuna special was cooked perfectly and everyone enjoyed thieer meal."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This will forever be my Favorite Restaurant. The food is outstanding and rivals any 5 star dining experience in the City. The service is superior. No matter what I order it turns out to be exactly what I wanted. The staff is always attentive but not obtrusive. The outdoor garden is beautiful. The interior is quaint and comfortable."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I found this gem on open table. The food was delicious. The firecracker calamari was fantastic. Spicy and fresh. The restaurant has a rustic look with some vintage prices. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014