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Black Forest Inn

4.6
926 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat mom to an award-winning dinner at the Black Forest Inn in Stanhope. Our European-trained chefs will be serving from 12 noon to 8pm.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 926 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything was wonderful! Great food selection & dessert. OMG, the black cherry in wine sauce over vanilla ice cream was to die for!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My fiancee and I LOVE coming here!! One of my favorite meals out - the food is absolutely delicious, I can't get enough! I always get the Wiener Schnitzel, and my fiancee gets the chicken schnitzel - both are tasty and perfectly cooked, sooo buttery and delicious. I usually get the half portion schnitzel, which is perfectly sized for me. The spatzel is so good I always get two orders for myself, OMG I am almost drooling just thinking about it haha! Recently tried the potato pancakes too, they were 'sehr lecker' with applesauce and sour cream :) Just as a head's up, if you've never dined here before, these dishes tend to be pretty buttery and high in salt, so you might want to ask your server to go light on the butter and salt if you are watching your diet (or opt for an entree not fried in butter). The cheddar spread they serve with the bread is also very tasty. Was a bit noisy by the bar as they had live music on Saturday night, but the hostess gave us the option to choose where we sat, and the other dining areas were quiet and pleasant. Can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Celebrated my wife's birthday with our family. Diverse menu that satisfied all of us. Venison and duck were both excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

They didn’t have my reservation but sat us anyway. The server was new and told us that repeatedly. She wasn’t very good at answering questions and she said the menu was also new. It would have been more helpful if the menu had descriptions of the food.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I was impressed by the greeting from all the staff. food was excellent, service was efficient and friendly. Worth the hour ride

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was absolutely outstanding!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fat, Fat and more fat for too much money
Slow poor service. Meat was fatty and
not good for what was paid. Not too happy.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a great time and enjoyed our food tremendously. The Black Forest Inn is THE place for authentic German cuisine and old fashioned German ambiance. The decor reminds me a lot of the medieval Ratskeller we have visited in Germany. The food also tastes like it comes from one of those kitchens, where the recipes are handed down from generation to generation and not being fused with the tastes and ingredients from other continents. We especially appreciate the venison dishes. Good selection of wines and beers, cocktails and Schnappses. Friendly servers in traditional dirndls. Even though the restaurant was filled to capacity, we were served in a timely manner.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It is amazing to me how a restaurant can serve so many people on Easter and the quality never changes. This is an outstanding restaurant!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing food. Staff are super polite. Only complaint is the food is a bit pricey but the buffet option was nice so that is a good way not to spend too much money. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We always enjoy going when we want German food. The service was great.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The Black Forest Inn is top on our rotation of dining experiences. Their Potato Crusted Sea Bass is simply to die for, and even my steak loving husband order it when we go there. They have a decent menu selection and German fare is their specialty. The staff is very efficient and attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This is a very nice restaurant. I went with my family and we all loved the food, the service and the layout of the restaurant. The food was delicious; and, the staff was exceptional and very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We arrived for luncheon and were promptly seated in the newly re-decorated tavern section. Service was prompt and courteous. Food was super and delicious. We had a friend's catch up session, and spent an extended lunch during which time the staff did not hurry us along, and attended to our needs. I very nice place to dine !! Highly Recommend !!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The replacement of linen table cloths and napkins, with paper; is somewhat of a downgrade. What we considered a 5 star restaurant doesn't seem to be with these changes.
The food continues to be excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food and service was as amazing as always. The noise level was very high, but, we were warned by the hostess. It did not stop us from having a great evening.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Delicious and authentic German cuisine, cooked and served perfectly! In the past,
we have tried their Friday night buffet, which was a great way to taste the diverse dishes offered. This dining experience was our 4th visit, and we ordered from the menu. We had a table of four and everyone raved about their meal, delicious! Be sure to make reservations on weekend nights, as "The Black Forest Inn" is a definite favorite for many. Enjoy, we sure did!!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was excellent as usual.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The Friday night buffet is not to be missed!!!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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