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Black Forest Inn

4.5
887 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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Cross street: One mile off Exit 25 on Route 80
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

The award-winning Black Forest Inn invites you and your Valentine to an outstanding dinner with a specially created menu. You can also enjoy the finest wines, beers and unique cocktails. The Black Forest Inn has been given accolades from OpenTable, Zagat, local media and of course our customers.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 887 People Are Saying
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4.1
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StPaulDiner (Minneapolis)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

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 
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

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

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Dave (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

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

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AMC2017 (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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 
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 29, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner 
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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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
One mile off Exit 25 on Route 80
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(973) 347-3344
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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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Parking details
Plenty of parking
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Executive chef
Heinz Aichem
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.