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Alice's Restaurant

4.0
4
217 Reviews
$30 and under
American

"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.

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Menu

Draft

  • Blue Moon$7.00

    • Great Lakes Oatmeal Stout$8.00

      • Guinness$8.00

        • Defiant Fake News$8.00

          • Miller Lite$6.00

            • Sam Adams Seasonal$7.00

              • Yuengling$6.00

                • Doc's Draft Cider$7.00

                  Bottled

                  • Allagash White$7.00

                    • Babe Sparkling Wines$7.00

                      • Budweiser$5.00

                        • Bud Light$5.00

                          • Coors Light$5.00

                            • Corona$6.00

                              • Carton Hook$7.00

                                • DFH Seaquench$7.00

                                  • Heneiken$6.00

                                    • Heneiken 00$5.00

                                      • Michelob Ultra$5.00

                                        • Miller Lite$5.00

                                          • Redbridge GF Beer$8.00

                                            • Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA$7.00

                                              • Stella$7.00

                                                • Twisted Tea$6.00

                                                  • Whiteclaw Variety$7.00

                                                    Signature Cocktails

                                                    Make it Your Own!

                                                    • White Christmas Martini$10.00

                                                      Vanilla Vodka, white chocolate liqueur, white crème de cocoa, cream

                                                      • Winterized$14.00

                                                        Woodford Reserve and cinnamon simple syrup

                                                        • Silver & Gold Fashioned$13.00

                                                          Bulleit, cinnamon simple syrup, muddled with cherries and apples

                                                          • Yule Mule$11.00

                                                            Skyy Cranberry Vodka and ginger beer

                                                            • Lake Tea$10.00

                                                              better than Long Island, an Alice's tradition

                                                              • Fig & Honey$12.00

                                                                Figenza Fig Vodka, fresh lemon juice, and local organic honey

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                                                                What 217 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                4.0
                                                                4.0 based on all time ratings
                                                                • 4.0Food
                                                                • 3.8Service
                                                                • 4.1Ambience

                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                  TOMC32

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on October 23, 2015

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE FOOD TASTING AND WOULD COME BACK AGAIN

                                                                2. CP

                                                                  CurtisP

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 2, 2015

                                                                  overall3food5service1ambience4

                                                                  Waited 40 minutes for entree. Waitress was inattentive.

                                                                3. F

                                                                  Foodievet

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 2, 2015

                                                                  overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                  I was really looking forward to this experience. The restaurant is always busy, and is very popular. The setting is gorgeous, although even after requesting a table by the water, we were seated as far away from the windows as possible. And although we had reservations, our table was not set for 4 and we had to keep asking for basic items (napkins, water glasses). The wine list is so-so. The entire experience was decent, but not outstanding. Our food was good enough, but not what I would expect for what we paid. I had a scallops special, and not all the scallops had been properly cleaned. I asked for my steak medium rare, and my partner asked for medium -- but the two steaks were switched. Since they were two different cuts, we could not just trade plates. My sides were done well, but presentation was a bit lacking as my potatoes looked like they had been thrown on as an afterthought. The noise level here is high because the dining room is small, but it's not unbearable. During dinner it seems that someone turned down the overhead music a bit, which was good as it had been too loud. The service was good in term of answering questions, clearing plates, etc, but getting the temperature of the steaks crossed and not noticing that the table wasn't set up properly are detail errors that at this price point shouldn't happen. Hopefully, though, this was just an off day for the restaurant, and the quality is usually more consistent.

                                                                4. PD

                                                                  PaulD

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 13, 2014

                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                  The food is the place! Ambience is nice. In better weather the view is great but the food, the food, the food. Four of us with different dishes start to finish. We could not decide which was better as they were all excellent and delicious and different. BRAVO Chef David Drake!

                                                                5. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on October 25, 2014

                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                  I enjoyed my dinner at Alice's but there wasn't much on the menu for my husband. I on the other hand, enjoyed my butternut squash Agnolotti and Arugula salad.

                                                                6. R

                                                                  Ruby

                                                                  Tampa

                                                                  63 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  63 reviews

                                                                  Dined on September 19, 2013

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                  This was a fabulous restaurant for a relaxing sunset dinner. The view looking west on Lake Hopatcong can't be beat! The food is very good to excellent - the salmon was done perfectly - crisp on the outside but juicy on the inside. The pasta course was flavorful but overcooked. When the inside is full the noise level is moderate but you don't get the beautiful view. If the outside deck is available it's the best place to dine. Service is spot on - much better than it used to be. We will go back.

                                                                7. l

                                                                  lizw

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 23, 2013

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  great food, service, ambience and wonderful view of lake, causal with an up market feel. Very quick service, pleasant staff. I had the orechetta pasta topped off with grilled salmon- it was excellent.

                                                                8. J

                                                                  Jfoodie

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 18, 2013

                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                  It's cozy, it's on the lake, the sunsets are beautiful, the drinks are fantastic, the price is moderate....most importantly the food is wonderfully prepared, looks great plates and tastes amazing. You could have gotten 5 stars overall if there was air conditioning.....we just about melted when we were there.

                                                                9. D

                                                                  Disappointed

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 18, 2013

                                                                  overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                                  I was very disappointed in the crab cake sandwich. It was dry and not "chockfull" of crabmeat, as I expected it to be. I have eaten here several times and the entrees have always been very good. The wait service was not very attentive. Don't know what the problem is? Over all a very big disappointment

                                                                10. DE

                                                                  DaveE

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 15, 2013

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                  Not sure how easy it would be to find Alice's without GPS, but sure glad we had it and found this place. It was a very warm day and my buddy and I looked forward to a nice place by the water to enjoy dinner on a Monday night while on business. We definitely found it at Alice's. Great service and very good food. We sat on the deck looking out over the lake. It was still pretty warm there, but some cool drinks helped with that. The meal was relaxed to the point where our bill didn't come until our server was sure we didn't want anything else. Nice touch. If you are in northern NJ and in nice weather (or not so nice - the dining room looked very nice,too), please try Alice's

                                                                11. M

                                                                  Mela

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 10, 2013

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Delicious food with fresh ingredients are enjoyed with a nice view.

                                                                12. D

                                                                  Detrilis

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on June 20, 2013

                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                  We had the salmon and it was excellent. I definitely recommend going there and trying it. Definitely make reservations, Alice's is a busy place and we were there on a Thursday night. Their docks are very nice, and there is miniature golf if you're interested after your meal.

                                                                13. FB

                                                                  FredB

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 10, 2013

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We always have a great experience. The staff is friendly and welcoming. We frequently recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

                                                                14. SJ

                                                                  SusanJ

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 3, 2013

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                  I saw Alice's on OpenTable and decided to give it a try. I'm glad we did. The food and service was great and the view of the lake at sunset was beautiful. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we plan to be back soon.

                                                                15. m

                                                                  msweet

                                                                  Miami

                                                                  79 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  79 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 26, 2013

                                                                  overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                  Let's keep it simple: Surprisingly good food, friendly service, cheesy decor, amazing view. Makes you feel like you are hundreds of miles from the city and burbs when in fact you are only a 20 minute drive. No better place to have a lake-view dinner.

                                                                16. NJ

                                                                  NJDevil1

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  115 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  115 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 22, 2013

                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                  It is a 60 mile round trip to get there and it is always worth it. Great comfort food in the winter, great views, outdoor dining, and wonderful food in the summer. I had striped bass on this visit and it was outstanding. French onion soup was rich and wonderful for a cold winter night. Our other dish was risotto with grilled shrimp outstanding. They also have some of the best ice cream you will ever have.

                                                                17. l

                                                                  luvagoodmeal

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  90 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  90 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 16, 2013

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  I had the organic chicken and it was very good. It was served with garlic polenta to die for it was delicious. Had calamari that was excellent . My partner had the skirt steak very good. The only thing that was not so good was the dandelion side dish and it also came with my meal . It was too chewy . You could chew it for a hour and it was tough. I don't know if they chopped it that would help., I wouldn't order that again. Otherwise everything was excellent and I would go back for sure.

                                                                18. S

                                                                  Spezzareilpane

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  28 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  28 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 4, 2012

                                                                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                  1st time. Staff very attentive. Comfortable inside and out with beautiful lake view. My bass fish special was overpriced. Came with a bean like salad and strange sauce that did not compliment the fish which was dry and bland. All in all enjoyed the rest of the food and appreciated the choice of sparking and fresh water. I would go back to sample the other menu items.

                                                                19. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 2, 2012

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  enjoyed our 30th wedding anniversary dining and looking out over the lake at this lovely restaurant.ambiance was lovely ,staff attentive and the the food was delicious.make sure to make a reservation and ask for the ledge.

                                                                20. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Orlando

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 2, 2012

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Food was very good though a bit pricey for what w ordered

                                                                21. l

                                                                  ldy1

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  57 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  57 reviews

                                                                  Dined on June 17, 2012

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  As always we had a great time at Alice's, with one exception. We attempted to add our daughter to our table, on 06/16. We were told there was no seating available. We had to advise our daughter that she couldn't be with Dad on Father's Day. This created very bad family dynamics. When we arrived at Alice's @ 12:15 p.m., there was plenty of seating available, a number of open tables, which remained open at the time we departed. This was quite upsetting to our family.As always, the food was outstanding.

                                                                22. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on June 17, 2012

                                                                  overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                  I made a reservation requesting an outside table, which there were plenty of yet they seated us in the doorway. I wasn't happy with our table. You need to make sure you are specific with the hostess when stating what you want. The burger was bland and tasteless and the ceasar salad had too much lemon in it. The bbq was tasty.

                                                                23. J

                                                                  Jwbiv

                                                                  Palm Springs

                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 31, 2012

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  We have loved Alice's ever since we first discovered it and we're so happy to see so many other people enjoying it too. The food is good, very good, but it's the overall ambiance, and the great views over the water, plus top notch service that really keep us coming back again and again. You feel like you've really been on a "break", yet it's close to home.

                                                                24. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 30, 2012

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                  We celebrated a 40th birthday on our visit to Alice's. It was a lovely meal, with spectacular ambiance. However, I must admit, two of our guests felt that the portion sizes were a bit small. They felt the portions were more appropriate for women than men.

                                                                25. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 12, 2012

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Outstanding - once again! The food is always fresh and creative. The service was excellent. The porch and the view of the lake are spectacular.

                                                                26. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Tampa

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 28, 2012

                                                                  overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                                  Food was great as usual, really love the apple crisp for dessert. We were disappointed with our waitress. It took forever to come to our table, barely stopped by, never brought the bread before our meal, and then handed us the bill while we were enjoying our dessert. Wish we had gotten one of the other wait staff, since all the others looked like they were on the ball...

                                                                27. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 28, 2012

                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                  This was our fourth dining experience at Alice's and, as usual, it was a wonderful one. The food was OUTSTANDING and we truly enjoyed ourselves!

                                                                28. JP

                                                                  JaneP

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 14, 2012

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                  What a wonderful addition to Lake Hopatcong! The ambience, service, and food are all great. Everything is done right. The 2 complimentary bottles of water, one sparkling, one flat, in cool blue and clear bottles is a nice extra. Fresh flowers on the table, beautiful views of the lake and cool vibe make this an excellent choice for a good night out. I have been to Alice's at least 4 times, and can't wait to return. Might buy a t- shirt with the cool logo next time...

                                                                29. b

                                                                  beanie

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 6, 2012

                                                                  overall2food1service4ambience5

                                                                  everything was great except for the food. Hate give poor reviews but c'mon. Maybe great for a cocktail.

                                                                30. MD

                                                                  MikeD

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 5, 2012

                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                  Very very nice place. Outstanding view, very good food. Service could use a tweak. But nothing that changes my recommendation as a place to have a very nice meal with friends or family.

                                                                31. LJ

                                                                  LisaJM

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  36 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  36 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 31, 2012

                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                  Fun restaurant on Lake Hopatcong, nice atmosphere, very friendly service and nice menu choice ranging from burgers to fish of the day- good prices., We will definitely go back. Would be fun in the summertime! Easy to get to!!

                                                                32. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 25, 2012

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                  This was my friend's birthday lunch, and we were fortunate to have a comfortable booth. No-one rushed us. The food and service were excellent.

                                                                33. m

                                                                  mwinship

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 24, 2012

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                  The service and food at Alice's Restaurant couldn't be better. I was excited by the menu options and everything was cooked perfectly, I contemplated to my girlfriend that I was thinking of ordering everything on the soup and salad selection as I couldn't decide. Once our entrees arrived they were perfectly cooked and well timed after our appetizers.

                                                                34. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 25, 2012

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Good, down-to-earth food - old favorites like ribs, meatloaf, pulled pork, burgers, as well as up-scale items and specials. Also a long list of dessert; the two we had were delicious. Bottles of still and sparkling water are provided to the tables. Great practice! Lots of choices for wine by the glass as well as special martinis. Service was efficient and friendly. Sound travels in the main restaurant, so if there is a large group dining, you won't be able to have an easy conversation except while the group is eating. The porch is quieter and has great heaters to keep warm in winter. We had an Open Table gift card to use and unfortunately found out that they couldn't take it because it was issued by Amex and they don't take Amex!

                                                                35. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 25, 2012

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great place to eat, we love going to Alice's!

                                                                36. AG

                                                                  AG1000

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 18, 2012

                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                  The food was under-seasoned. I had the calamari appetizer and it had no flavor because the calamari and the coating were not seasoned with any salt. Disappointing. Could have been really good. Not a gourmet place but good for a average meal. Not too expensive either.

                                                                37. JC

                                                                  JillC

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 12, 2012

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Love this restaurant---I've only been here during the winter months, but I look forward to dining outside when the weather warms up. The food is fresh and delicious, the selection is creative and diverse and the ambiance is warm and inviting. Hostess and servers were all friendly and professional. Alice's Restaurant is the perfect blend of urban sophistication and rustic casual. I look forward to my next dining experience here!

                                                                38. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Tampa

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 11, 2012

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                  It would be great if items on the menu could be marked as Gluten Free (if they are).

                                                                39. k

                                                                  kateo

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 3, 2012

                                                                  overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                  We had a lovely romantic dinner. Staff was knowledgeable and curteous, did not rush us and the food was very good. This was february, probably very differnet during the summer months.

                                                                40. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Tampa

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on January 28, 2012

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                  Everything was good, except I was a little disappointed since it was my birthday and I requested a booth thru opentable comments on the reservation. When we arrived, there were empty booths available, but we got seated at a tiny table by the bar. Eventually people walked in and they got to sit at the booths....

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                                                                Alice's Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 217 OpenTable diners

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