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Black Forest Inn

4.5
906 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, German, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30-2:00
Dinner:
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 4:30-10:00
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Saturday 1:00-10:00
Sunday 1:00-8:00
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Phone number
(973) 347-3344
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Heinz Aichem
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Catering
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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
One mile off Exit 25 on Route 80
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Parking details
Plenty of parking
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 906 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Service and food were outstanding! I always love the potato leek soup. Couldn't ask for a nicer Valentines.

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santaluvsme (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

From appetizers, entrees, cocktails and dessert, everything was AMAZING! We can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I would be disappointed if EVERY aspect of the dining experience was not at least superb because for my 35 plus years, that is all I have ever experienced. Alles ist gans gut!

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CindyP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our dinner on Valentines Day was excellent. We go to the Black Forest often and love it! We have our favorite waitress Melissa who always takes great care of us! Our food was exceptional and can't wait to go back yet again!!

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MichaelS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful food, ambiance and service!!! Always a great time at Black Forest Inn!!!
Authentic German food as well as food for everyone - especially the Bavarian Pretzel!!
Can't wait to go there again!

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FranW (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good not great. Love the old German style decor. Portions small for the price.

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KBBluv2eat (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great, authentic German cuisine. We went for my mother's birthday with our family and they were very accommodating. We had a party of 10 and they gave us our own private room.

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vipGreg (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The Mardi Gras Buffet was incredible. We went up several times and spent a long time tasting everything available. Love their buffets!!!

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CarlS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Black Forest Inn has amazing food, I highly recommend the pork shank. It is absolutely to die for. The beer selection is on point, the food is always very good and the service is top-notch.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a good time. The food was really good and portions were generous. We will %o back again.

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ortleyites (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

this was our second time and it was just as good as the first. authentic german and other items were just mouthwatering. friendly staff was nice to have as well. cant wait for the 3rd time!

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DianeJ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service. Went for the authentic German dishes. They did not disappoint. Even my mother in law from Germany loves it. She has been dining at this restaurant for 30+ years.

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MarneyS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great German food, but very pricey for what it is. 4 adults and 3 children $350 . 1 adult and child shared a meal, 2 adults ordered 1/2 orders and a total of 3 glasses of house wine and a glass of beer on tap were ordered. Service was very attentive without being annoying. Beautiful atmosphere and was quiet on a Sunday night. Enjoyable evening, but the price prohibits us from visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and experience as a whole!! Will definitely be back !

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AHfood (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Food is authentic and pretty good, portions are small and I think its overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Have not been to the restaurant in a while. Was as good as I remembered. Everyone enjoyed the buffet. Chef and waitress were very helpful and friendly. Needed some German music to finish it off.

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StPaulDiner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Very good classic cuisine. German foods highlighted but are somewhat 'Americanized,' i.e., less herbed or otherwise flavored than classics (that is, bland). Seating was quick but service was slow althogh quite friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great German cuisine with daily specials. Try the venison, it was outstanding!

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Dave (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

My dish was delicious. My wife's saurebraten was awful.

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mrk1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food. Traditional German cuisine. Warm dining room. You won't leave there hungry! Spaetzle! Weinerschnitzel! How could you go wrong? One complaint...no German chocolate cake on the menu! My son was a bit disappointed.

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AMC2017 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

We tried the buffet. It was good but I will order a la Carter next time!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Once again BF hit a home run, great food, great service (thanks to Sarah) amidst a beautifully appointed dining room that wants us to come back again and again!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The Potato Leek soup was delicious and the Chocolate Soufle was outstanding. But we wanted the German Potato Salad, unfortunately for the 2nd time in a year it was not available. Last year, they ran out before 6pm and this year there was none at 4pm.
When we ordered coffee, we got a half a cup, so we ordered another. Again, a half a cup.
I was very surprised when the check came and we were charged for 4 cups of coffee, not two.
For $120 I would think the second cup of coffee would be free!

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SlinkyPink (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We enjoyed appetizers (escargot, potato leek soup, and smoked trout) and dinners (scallops, sauerbraten, fish and Christmas goose)!! We think of the Black Forest as a special treat because of the beautiful ambience and fantastic food. I feel at home there because of my German genes!!! I love being to make a reservation on Open Table!! Cheers!!

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Dashin2Dine (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

A lovely experience as always. The Christmas goose was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

The food and service were very good. The restaurant was busy so if you are looking for a quiet, intimate dining experience, this would not be the best place.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We went for a Holiday Dinner. Everything was great! The Service was excellent. The Staff couldn’t help you enough. Always making sure everything was perfect. The Food was phenomenal. It is definitely my Favorite Restaurant! I cannot wait to return! Glückliches neues Jahr!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Dinner. Great Cocktails, Great appetizers, Dinner was awesome, wish it was a larger portion,maybe because we were one of the last seated ran out of food? Will go back to try the buffets as they were highly recommended. Our waitress was exceptional. Staff was very professional and courteous.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We had dinner on Christmas Eve and the food was very good . The atmosphere was suitable for the holiday and we had a wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We had the Christmas goose. It was excellent. Thank you for making it at Christmastime. We always enjoy it very much. Eleanor Weissenrieder

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