Black Bull Steak & Seafood Restaurant

4.4
434 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Black Bull Steakhouse & Seafood Imagine a 2-story restaurant with 2 bars, soft evening music, and a romantic setting for you and your significant other. Now imagine you don't have to go into New York City to enjoy it all because we're here in Riverdale right now!
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was good overall

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vipAprilB
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and service, prices comparable to other “high-end” steakhouses

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FelicityS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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Stan
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

pleasantly surprised/service good/food good/would bring friends/didn’t realize restaurant was so nearby

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. We ordered a tomahawk and ribeye for 3 to share. I have to admit the food was great and service was excellent!

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vipAlison
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The shrimp arrabiata appetizer was very mushy, the calamari was nice and crispy , but had little flavor. The short rib dinner was excellent, as was the sirloin steak. The filet mignon was cooked perfect on the inside but the outside was charred . I don’t tend to complain and didn’t want to embarrass my family. This was our first time here and we won’t be back . Too expensive to have sub par food !!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and ambiance.

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vippetem
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden gem in Riverdale. Nice menu and wine list. Wait staff is very attentive. They do have outside dinning. The apps, steaks, and specials are great. Price is reasonable. Very accommidating.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The specials were AMAZING tonight. King crab legs and a dover sole that were so good!!

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Smiddy
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great meat, expensive but cooked well. Service was very good never felt rushed. Would repost and try some seafood next time.

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vipLORIG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wasnt crowded. All went well until we finished meal then plates sat and sat and sat until we called waiter over for dessert menu. Tartufo was like half cut in slices(kinda a strange) and i was told it was definitely decaf tea however bag tag said regular. I didnt drink it and told waiter. He never offered to take it off bill. I took it off his tip
We like it there so I am being honest so it just keeps getting better

DB
DaveB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt not rushed, staff is very attentive without seeming to hover. Friendly wait staff. Excellent value. Cigar lounge perfect.
We will be returning and recommending to friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food never disappoints!!

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KarenG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black Bull consistently delivers excellent service and quality food. The staff is extraordinarily attentive and the food is served piping hot to your liking. The menu varies and I always struggle to choose between appetizers, dinner and dessert. Never have I been disappointed!! Always a pleasure and wonderful experience dining and Black Bull.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent with the exception that the fra Diavlo was not spicy at all

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was light on flavor. Lobster Mac and cheese was soupy send very little lobster. Mashed potatoes tasted like instant potatoes. Not worth the price paid

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A nicely decorated steakhouse serving fresh seafood, pasta and steaks. Our service was impeccable and we went without needing anything. Staff was very attentive.

The Seafood tower is served for 1-6 people but didn’t live up to the quality that other places have. Measuring against Ruth Chris for example. Other appetizers were very good with decent portions.

The Lobster pasta was flavorful but the lobster was minced so small that it wasn’t really the star, should have had more meatiness to impress.

The steak (Strip) was cooked in high heat to produce a nice char, then sliced off the bone on a hot plate. House sauce was a good accompaniment. I’d rather cut my own steak as it tends to lose its juiciness when it is sliced off the bone like that.

Deserts were home made and good but the Apple Strudel was a tad watery from the apples which wilted the pastry leaving much to be desired.

Not a bad experience at all and will return, but not on top of the list.

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AllanP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It feels like a diner with much better - and more expensive - food.

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vipChimpyboy
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice selection of food... Staff more than accommodating and cordial.
Had chicken and veal - all top shelf and well executed. Steaks next time. Crab meat cocktail very good !

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Everyone's plate was wiped clean. One of the best steak places around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We were charged $75 for an appetizer “special.” I have never seen an app priced that high in 20 years dining out. At the very least, we should have been told at the time of ordering it. I don’t plan to eat there again.

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RobertM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We love coming here.

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RuthH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to celebrate a birthday, staff was very friendly and accommodating. Food was good. Overall good experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has amazing food and great service ! Love coming here ! A little expensive but worth it !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was amazing quality but lacks very bold flavor. Asked for heavy seasoning on fish dish this time and a side of garlic/Butter for veggies and steak. Way better with the extra flavor.

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JimL
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My whole experience there was wonderful. Dinning room was designed to make you feel comfortable and the servers pleasant, and the food great. I would say if you want great steak, this is the place to go,

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Pomptonplains
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the Cigar Lounge and it was fantastic. The food was outstanding and the staff took great care of us.

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vipDocdaddio
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. No need to ever make trek to a Peter Lugers. Never had a bad meal there!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Setting and the Food was out of this world! Great portions and wonderful service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as usual! Great service and great food! This is our go to for special days!

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vipLORIG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For a Mother’s Day lunch it was great! They were accommodating and food was very good (could be a better Caesar Salad though) Love the velvet chairs!

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vipCarmelaS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed our evening. Our server was outstanding and very patient. Overall it was good, it missed the mark on the temp & size of porterhouse steak, it had to be sent back. We also thought the side portions were small for the prices.

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PatiB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was ok...but if I'm going to pay those prices, I expect great food. Really, the service was the worst thing about the entire evening. Literally,we saw the waiter to take drink order, get food order, and deliver the food. Other than that, if we needed him, we had to first wait to make eye contact and then flag him down. My steak was medium, rather than medium-rare, but went ahead and ate it because he never showed back up to check if food was acceptable. Everyone else would have been long done with their food, by the time I could even find him to tell him. I would not recommend the restaurant, sorry to say.

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vipDave
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our twins birthday. I went to the restaurant early to have a bottle of wine decanted and waiting for us. They happily accommodated us and the wine was waiting on the table when we arrived for our reservation. This is just one example of the excellent service we receive every time we dine there. They were able to recommend some new dishes for us to try and the food was superb.

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NicoleP
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This place got such good reviews so we decided to check it out. Unfortunately, did not live up to the hype. We waited over 30 min when we had a reservation (we were 5 min late but to wait additional 30 isn’t cool). After waiting VERY long for the entrees - The steak was under cooked and overpriced, the mashed potatoes looked like they came from a box....I got the pasta with lobster and it was only OK. Sauce was bland. Calamari was mushy.

For the prices they are charging the service should be top notch as well as the food. We frequent Steak houses in edgewater nj with the same prices and this place does not compare.

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vippetem
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Complex menus. Great service. I come here for any special occasions

Great find in riverdale!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great except the guy serving food with the mask below his nose the entire night. I won’t go back now. Maybe takeout?

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PeterV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of six was celebrating a birthday! The entire evening was excellent from appetizers to dessert. Our waiter and backup staff could not have been a more enjoyable. The food and drinks were outstanding and we will enjoy going back again!

FAQs

Black Bull Steak & Seafood Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 831-2825.

Black Bull Steak & Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.