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About Black Forest Inn
One minute off Exit 25 on Route 80 at the Morris County-Sussex County border, the Black Forest Inn features award-winning Continental-German cuisine in a casual atmosphere. While we offer many German favorites, our menu is very Continental & European influenced by the cuisines of Italy, France and Eastern Europe. On our menu there's something for everyone including plenty of unique hot & cold appetizers, steaks, seafood, chicken, veal, pork, fabulous salads, and gourmet sandwiches. Located at 249 Rt. 206 North in Stanhope.
Stanhope, NJ 07874
Continental, German, European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30-2:00
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 4:30-10:00
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
One mile off Exit 25 on Route 80
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Planning a party? Your place or ours. We’ll go the distance for you!
From trays & chafing dishes ‘to go’ to fully staffed events, the Black Forest Inn is ready to fill your off-premise catering needs. With personal menu planning & attention to every detail, we will go above & beyond to make your party a big success. Ask about our Oktoberfest catered parties.
Plenty of parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Oktoberfest, German Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year' Eve, Game Dinners, Wine Pairing Dinners, Beer Pairing Dinners, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day Buffet, German Heritage Festival and more.
Black Forest Inn Ratings and Reviews
The Black Forest Inn features authentic German cuisine which is outstanding. The service was wonderful. Our waitress could not have been more accommodating and helped us with celebrating a birthday. She was able to advise us on menu selections and wine. This was our first visit, but I know we will be back.
This place was fantastic, great food, wide menu selection, so hard to choose one thing. Some very unusual options, plus some more accessible choices. Everything was tasty and cooked great. Fun, cozy German interior. A classic. Went here for a birthday party and we really loved everything we had. Will be back.
Always a good meal. Friendly server but service odd due to a family party that restaurant did not make known to its customers on their website not even on the door so it was odd to go in and find the seafood buffet cancelled (only offered once a month) and something we planned ahead for...
We have been going to the Black Forest for many years, sometimes just for a nice dinner, but always for Octoberfest. This trip did not disappoint. The food was wonderful, and our server was excellent. It is definitely worth the trip if you want authentic German food with appropriate music and atmosphere!
We had not been there in a long time so the Pub atmosphere with TV set on the wall threw us off. Food was excellent but when I asked for the beer sampler the waitress told me there was no glasses available for that. A few minutes latter the table next to us had a beer sampler placed on their table.
We will be back to try the buffet.
We had a wonderful dinner with my very pregnant daughter and her husband who was celebrating taking an exam and a birthday postponed. The place was a great as we remembered from long ago. Delicious German food and outstanding service in a lively atmosphere. Accommodated us even though we arrived late for our reservation.
Would surely recommend for a special night out with different food than the usual.
We actually like this place but the hostess station is the most disorganized I have ever seen. We waited a half hour after our reservation and they still couldn't even venture a guess as to how long it would be until we were seated. This happens all the time. It's a shame. It's a nice place, good food, good ambience, just no clue how to seat customers. They shouldn't accept reservations if they can't honor them. Or are they just trying to increase the bar business. And it's not the hostess herself because we have had this problem many times with many different hostesses. With a proper front of the house, this could be a very nice place. Someone needs to take charge.
A very attractive Bavarian atmosphere with stained glass windows and costumed waitresses. I have stayed in Bavaria and know the style. I was hoping for more Bavarian type dishes but althoughout there were just a few, it seemed to cater more to an American fare. There were NO German Pretzels available, the soft ones tied in that famous knot which was disappointing. Good apple strudel But all in all a cute restaurant which German charm. On Weekends they still have a German band and Oktober fest until the last weekend in October..
I think I would have enjoyed myself much more except for the crowd. I made a reservation for 4:30pm and unfortunately we arrived at 4:00pm and were told that due to the crowd and the number of large parties, our table would not be ready until 4:30pm. Ok we were early. We would finally seated at 4:48pm nd then only after I asked the hostess twice if it would be much longer. The small children were running around making much noise. Next time I come to the restaurant I will try to come later. Perhaps after children's bed time. However, the food, when it arrived was excellent ad the service was slow considering the crowd of people.waiting for tables. All factors taken into consideration, Good Show!
We went on a Saturday for my Husbands birthday and we had a blast. The German singer was great and made you feel like you were in Germany again. The waitresss we had was the best waitress I have had in awhile. She explained the menu to you and was kind and courteous throughout the night. We had the sample of beers which was a great sampler. The food was great and the dessert was fantastic!!! Would definitely come with a group again!
The food was delicious. But our server seemed to forget about us. It took too long to receive each course and other servers were more attentive to checking on drinks and taking away empty plates. The Octoberfest band was good. next time we would like to try the new Pub.
We have been going to this restaurant gem for years.
On this occasion and during Octoberfest this fine restaurant was absolutely on their game. The beer was fresh and flavorful, the German band played to the delight of the crowd, the traditional food was outstanding.
We go to Oktoberfest every year and have for a long time. We usually have a group of 10 plus and in the past have run into issues with our reservation. It was frustrating but not enough to keep us away. This year we were only 6 and we dined early to avoid the rush. Unfortunately we did not get to see Heinz. It is always a treat to meet with him even if only for a few minutes. Michelle was our server this year and she was delightful !
Always a delicious meal at the Black Forest!
WE ALWAYS LIKED TO GO THERE FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY, ONLY THIS TIME THERE MUST HAVE BEEN AN OFF DAY. IF THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE FIRST TIME WE WENT, WE WOULD HAVE NOT GONE BACK.
WE ORDERED LIVER PATE FOR APPERTISER WHAT WAS 3 ROUND 1/2 INCH THICK SLICES OF COURSE LIVER WURST NO CRACKERS OR DINNER ROOLS, WHEN WE ASKED FOR CRACKERS WE GOT 3 CRACKERS. DINNER WAS VERY GOOD AND WE DECIDED TO TAKE HOME DESSERT, 2 PIECES OF APPLE STRUDEL. WE DID NOT CHECK OUR DESSERT BEFORE WE LEFT, I GUESS WE SHOULD HAVE!?!? BOTH PIECES OF APPEL STRUDEL WHERE COMPLETELY BURNED ON THE BOTTOM AND LIGHTLY ON THE TOP, THAT WAS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. I CAN NOT BELIVE THAT A PROFESSIONAL CHEF WOULD HAVE LET A DISGRACE OF A APPLE STRUDEL LEAVE HIS KITCHEN.
Called to make a reservation and told 'sorry, we're completely booked for tonight'. Went onto Open Table and had 4 different times to choose from, reserved, confirmed and went to restaurant. Walk ins were also seated. ?? Were seated opposite 2 very large birthday groups which added to noise factor. Ordered beers which were a bit pricey; didn't like my draft-also warmer than room temp- asked to switch, waitress took away and brought back saying manager said fine but we'd still have to pay for it (never heard of that in better restaurants!) 3 of 4 in party German, so when food arrived portions were small, good but not great, and sides served in these little bowls. Experience was more confusing than enjoyable. Also had an odd jewelry and stacking doll sale in foyer. Won't go back.
Everything was great. We came for the "Early Dinner Pri Fix" which was an excellent value. There were plenty of selections. The food was great and the service was exceptional. We sat in the "more formal" section (marked by white tablecloths on the tables), which was relatively quiet, something we miss these days when we go out.
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