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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
  • Email: chefbradcooper@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (973) 335-5330
  • Hours of Operation:

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

    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
  • "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 had 7 adults for dinner and had a terrific dinner."
    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 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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The seafood was cooked improperly, the Caesar salad was fishy however those who ordered beef enjoyed it"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our first visit was for Valentine's Day dinner. Nice cozy setting since restaurant is in an old stone railroad station. Greeted and presented with red rose when we arrived - host and staff very professional and friendly. Food was excellent and the meal was well paced - which is definitely something that can happen on a busy night. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Station never disappoints. Outstanding service, very friendly and helpful wait staff."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Made a last minute decision to go out on Valentine's Day and glad we did. Food was great, dessert was better and the rose for my wife was a nice touch. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal and impeccable service. We are definitely going back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very nice place-excellent menu-delicious chocolate cheesecake!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Came here for the first time. Saw the reviews and thought this would be a good place to try for my Birthday. Wasn't disappointed. Fabulous food and great service. Look forward to eating here again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "great food and a cozy atmosphere. Carlos makes you feel at home."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great food, great service. Look forward to going again :-)"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This rest is truly a find in the middle of mountain lakes. An old train station converted to a rest. Very nice menu and the ambiance is very nice. The food was very good the service was excellent. Good selection of wine and a nice overall last minute new find for a couple who likes to move around and see different places. Very good"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I went to an early NYE dinner here, as I made a somewhat last minute reservation. The owner was there and was very generous and welcoming. I would've rated this 5 stars on all, because it really came quite close. The food was excellent, and service nearly impeccable. My only "complaint" was one of the waiters waiting on my date and I had a bit of an attitude. I felt like he was annoyed we didn't want alcohol or wine and that our bill would be lower. My date and I are 22 so I think, although he was young too, he had a preconceived notion that I wouldn't tip well. I still left a well above average tip because the rest of the service was fantastic. This place is 1.2 miles from my house and I had no idea it existed! I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Open table certainly enables us to find the best of the best. I have yet to be disappointed. The Station at Mountain Lakes is just another fine expample of fine food, ambiance, and wonderful wait staff that makes it all worth while, even for the hour and 15 minute drive up north it took us to get there. Our guests live in the neighborhood and were certainly thrilled to have found a new spot to frequent on their own. Keep up the good work Open table and The Station we appreciate it."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Will go back. Excellent food. Gracious, professional staff. Worth a trip."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "When I visit Mt. Lakes, I always work in time to have lunch or dinner at The Station. The menu choices are wonderful; the food quality always superb; and the service friendly and efficient, with each staff member very well trained to provide service quickly, but with ever being intrusive to the dining experience. On top of all that, the Station is housed in a glorious, but cozy railway station built in the early 1900's, which provides charm all on its own."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The restaurant we'd planned on couldn't accommodate our party of 10, so I looked on Open Table for alternatives in the area. I'm glad I did. Our reservation was at 5:30 because of the kids. Only one other table was taken when we arrived. I have to admit it made me uncomfortable. But the tables started filling up and the noise level was such that we could have a conversation without feeling that we were drawing attention to our large table. My entre (shrimp with portabella mushrooms) was excellent as was the calamari appetizer I shared. Cappuccino after dinner was delicious with a nice presentation. The children were accommodated nicely despite the lack of a children's menu. Half orders of pasta out worked well."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Have been to the Station twice in the last month and have had a good meal both times. The menu varied and the entrees were very good."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Great place , warm inviting great food and service. Love Carlos great host !"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "It is a very nice place. The staff were all very pleasant and the food was good. I had steak and it was one of the best I've had out in a quite a while. Small glitch with the take home leftovers, but the manager took care of it immediately -- no questions asked."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The staff greeted us immediately and seated us right away. Very quaint building with much history. We started out with the firecracker calamari which was fantastic. I ordered the special of sole stuffed with crabmeat. Others in my party ordered the jambalaya, shrimp with lobster ravioli and shrimp with spinach . Unique that the caloric content of many meals was listed on the menu. The wine was quite reasonable as well. I tried the bread pudding for dessert which was awesome. Topped off with a Mexican Coffee."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "We have been going to this place since it opened and we are never dissappointed!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The Station was right on the money. Sat down right On time, attentive staff, great food and nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "As you walk in there's a very quaint intimate bar where the bartender is happy to serve. We had an 8 pm reservation, the table was ready. We were not rushed at the bar and once seated it was a wonderful dining experience. Loved everything about this restaurant and the servers! The food was delicious. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Interesting setting, set in what was formerly the Mountain Lakes train station waiting room. Has a warm, welcoming feel. Overall everything was excellent. I can see why the residents of Mountain Lakes frequent this restaurant so much and speak so fondly of it."
    Dined on 11/2/2013