Black Bull Steak & Seafood Restaurant

4.4
411 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The server could have been way more attentive... the food was soooooo good. It’s al a carte so it’s expensive should have $$$ as the rating. Would go again

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 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
13 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
11 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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vippeterm
Philadelphia
59 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!

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JoeD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The steak was outstanding. The sides were weak. Great service. A bit pricey as most steakhouses are.

JM
JosephM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was very good, enjoyed drinks & dessert. It was our second time here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was slow. The room was noisy. The food was OK. Wine very expensive.

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vipVanessaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Very attentive staff. Best steakhouse in town.

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Taylor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Black Bull! Delicious food and fantastic service every time! Our go-to date night spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great steakhouse. Everything and everyone right on point. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipWalJennBen
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

overall good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was fine

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DenisN
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We have been here a few times and we enjoyed our dinner and will return. Service by everyone was friendly and courteous. The steak was more medium well rather than medium rare as ordered so be specific when ordering. It was still a nice steak with a lot of flavor.

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MFritz21
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Service was great. Only complaint is it’s a little over priced but that won’t stop me from going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Made online reservation and they gave us a table in the basement. It looked and felt like the basement. It definitely took away from the fancy dinner. The price should be different if you’re sitting in the dark basement.

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Dougie53
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo and his wife always make us feel special they are the best, we love going to the Black Bull and always have a great meal.

JM
JackM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for dinner.

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MarcusF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not cheap but as always you get what you pay for excellent service and the streak was absolutely fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

No esta mal

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me just say, as a fat guy who's also spent years being a server, this place has it all. Food, service, experience, I came here on Valentine's Day because we had such a terrible dinner the night before at Brix in Belleville, I told my fiancé we had to redeem ourself for our Valentine's weekend dinner, and boy did Black Bull come in clutch. First off they gave us HOT bread, unlike the restaurant we went to the night before. Along with that they gave us a little vegetarian Charcuterie plate with cheese, olives, and peppers. Right off the bat, I felt right at home. But what really stood out, especially compared to the night prior was the all around service from the team. Our server was caring, patient, attentive and knowledgeable, as well as the runners and bussers. I've been to A LOT of steakhouses, believe me, my cholesterol really has been impressive by the amount of steak establishments I've been too (especially for having a lacto-ovo vegetarian fiancé) and it still not being flagged by my PCP, and I literally shed a tear when I first bit into the ribeye I received. But it didn't stop at dinner or start at dinner, the grilled artichokes we had as an app were decadent and explosive with flavor, and the tiramisu we had for dessert was airy, but moist and engaged every taste bud on my tongue. This place literally deserves a 10/10. Oh and it was well socially distanced which was a big reason I like it here, as I live right by Rare and Sear in Little Falls, and from what I saw and hear, they don't do a great job of. Bravo to this whole team, front and back of house, I really appreciate making our Valentine's Day meal amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was very good. We shared the seafood tower and the porterhouse for two. Both were very good. Prices are a little bit on the high side but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! The T-bone steak was melt in your mouth delicious. The pasta with lobster was delicious. The cheese/olive board when you sit down is a great touch.

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Kathleen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for lunch. Service was excellent. Wine a bit pricey at $12 for house Pinot noir. Food was good. My husband’s filet tips were a bit chewy but overall it was a pleasant experience.

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SejlaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for dinner for the first time with my husband. Everything was amazing, the food was delicious, our server was great, food came out quickly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service exceptional as always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our first time - great service, steaks were great and would we are going to make it our goto steakhouse

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. What a nice place to have a meal.

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 411 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.