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About Alice's Restaurant
"Great food, comfortable drink" is the mission, but at Alice’s, it's about much more than that. With a broad deck that overlooks the main stretch of Lake Hopatcong, fresh produce from nearby Halsey Island, and a naturally simple (but rustic) decor, Alice's is a place that celebrates lake living and good company.
Lake Hopatcong resident Alice Szigethy opened Alice's in June 2009 to expand the selection of lake destinations. In this reinvention of a building that had been a series of eateries over several decades, the space features vaulted ceilings, reclaimed-barn-wood walls, comfy booths, and a full bar that extends from the airy interior to the breezy deck. A mahogany seating bar runs the length of the deck so guests can sit and enjoy a clear panorama of the water, and an austere metal awning gives outdoor diners a shady place to enjoy the view, the breeze-and, of course, the food.
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday- Saturday 12-10
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Alice's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
First visit to Alice's. Read good reviews about the food, especially the meatloaf. Unfortunately, the meatloaf missed the mark. Instead of a couple of thick slices of moist meat, I was served one large thick patty that reminded me more of Salisbury steak than meatloaf. And it was not very tasty. Mashed potatoes were very good. My wife had the skirt steak which she said was pretty good. Escarole and bean soup was a hit on the broth and a miss on the beans (too hard). Apple tart was delicious and the service was attentive and friendly. I liked the fact that for $15 corkage fee, you can bring your own wine, which I did. Bottom line is that since Alice's is a 40 minute drive for us, I don't think we will be back on a regular basis.
What a nice find on Lake Hopatcong! My wife & I enjoyed a delicious meal of Yellowfin tuna, Korean skirt steak & Mahi Mahi, finished up with a green apple tart & coffee. The service was very attentive, although at the time the place wasn't filled to capacity. Sunsets in the dining room or on the porch are beautiful over the lake, it's a perfect location. The breeze coming off Lake Hopatcong is refreshing but can become a tad chilly in the evening. Decor adds a nice rustic boathouse touch with hints of modernity. Definitely looking forward to returning with some friends & family who would enjoy this experience.
I found Alice's on Open Table while looking for a place for family to get together for a Mother's Day Brunch. I live in the Boston area, so I always head to open table for recommendations when traveling outside my home base. I loved Alice's and will definitely go back next time I am visiting my family in NJ. It is a really neat space - the food was awesome - the service was great and my pear martini was to die for! Can't wait to hang out there in the summer!
Great restaurant. Great addition to the dismal Lake Hopatcong area dining. The only other place I enjoy is Johnnies over by Prospect Point in Lake Hopatcong. Alices with the addition of David Drake, famous for his place in Rahway, co owner of Daryls wine bar, The Ryland Inn, The Stage Coach Inn etc. His additions and the view alone will make this restaurant thrive. A must go to dining experience in the area
I have been there several times. The food is good, but certain items were up to David Drake's standards and some were not and twice they did not have what we ordered. Service is good but not polished. I enjoy the restaurant, ambience and the outdoor dining. I think they need a chance to improve.
Well Alice's you can't get everything you want there, esp, Open Table points, they don't award you any when you make a res. Why not? The restaurant is situated above the Windlass Rest overlooking Lake Hopatcong. The outside patio is very nice and has nice bar stools and tables with outdoor heaters. The interior has driftwood walls giving the ambiance a casual relaxed vibe. The menu is simple, wings, onion rings, calamari. The app standout was escarole and bean soup, very aromatic more like a broth than a hearty soup. The entrees were typical fare, steak, chicken, scallops. My wife had a special of bay scallops with hand made fettucine with pesto sauce. Very nice and delicate,pesto was restrained and tasty. Homemade biscuits very good.
Alice's Restaurant was a real find and we will be returning. It is a rustic building situated on Lake Hopatcong, with a gorgeous view of the lake. There is a good sized outdoor patio where you can dine or have a few drinks overlooking the lake. Food was excellent. We went for brunch, which is a two-course meal. We both started with chopped salad, which was excellent. There were several soups and appetizers to pick from two. For our second course, we had the steak and eggs, which was the best skirt steak I have ever had. Ask for it medium rare. The other dish we tried was the roast chicken breast with barley, snow peas and greens. This was also very well done. The service was excellent.
Had high expectations for Alice's and some were met, others not. We were there on Good Friday and expected to have at least a few choices of fish to choose from. The fish of the day was a mixed fish stew, not at all what I think of for fish of the day and standard farm-raised Atlantic Salmon. Our server was not interested in our concerns about the fish and had somewhat a take it or leave it attitude. I can say the scallops dish 3 of us had was very well prepared and clearly fresh scallops were used which made the meal very enjoyable. Wine list was limited but adequate and the bar scene was hopping. Will definitely go back without the kids next time to enjoy the great view of the lake!
Once the confusion over who was serving us was settled, the meal was wonderful. We sat inside since it was a miserable march night, but it's easy to imagine this place having amazing evening views in better weather. We had a fun appetizer - a mini tower of avacado, raw tuna, and scallions that was very good. I had the filet mignon with truffled potato purée - fantastic. Expensive but worth it. My wife had seared mahi mahi with ratatouille that was good - not as good as the filet, but tasty and worth the price. We had some okay wine by the glass. I personally think wine selection was one of their weak points, but they have all of the basics covered. Very nice apple tarts, creme brûlée, and coffee finished out the meal!
We arrived on time for our 7PM reservation. We were told that our table was given to another group at 6:30PM. We had to wait for over 70 minutes for the booth. We had to wait for at least 25 minutes for our food. My wife and I where dissatified with our meals. Our friends were not. The most enjoyable part of the evening was sitting at the bar where the bartender and the drinks were wonderful.
We had a really nice time at the restaurant. The waitstaff was outstanding - couldn't do enough. A really nice touch was chef taking the time to have a word with us. The food was really plate-licking good. We had the meatloaf, the vegetarian, the skirt steak, the salmon, and the fish-and-chips. All wonderful. What we would have liked to see different was to add a few veggies to the skirt steak and a scoop of mashed or rice to the salmon plates. This would not deter us however, from returning again (and soon). We would also HIGHLY recommend the apple tart. We sampled a few of the desserts and this one got the gold star.
We look forward to returning in the summer also, when we can sit on the deck and admire the view of the lake.
Had been wanting to try this restaurant for months and was not disappointed at all. The decor was wonderful with comfortable booths and a great view of the lake. I was thrilled with my food selection and the food was so fresh and tasty. I can't wait to go back again and bring my friends.
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