Blu Alehouse - Riverdale

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Blu Alehouse is a stylish, contemporary concept featuring creative American cuisine, craft beer, and cocktails. Conveniently located on the crossroads of Route 23 and I-287. We have over 35 beers on tap, and 32 big screens TV's. Blu Alehouse in one of New Jersey's premier destinations, a family restaurant by day, and an unforgettable nightlife experience after dark, featuring on of the biggest bars in the tri-state.
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MarissaJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday football, kind of cold because the doors were kept open for the servers to get outside which is understandable, I just would have layered more had i known.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST mussels ANYWHERE!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and indoor dining. Felt safe.

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vipfoodiehub
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nice to have a place to go and eat “safely” although Rt 23 and parking lot traffic detracts from the ambiance. Food was ok, lobster roll could have used more lobster and less roll. Service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit today was our first, and now I can say it was the first of many to come. We were really impressed by the variety of items on the menu. Everything from simple seafood like mussels, more complex dishes like broccoli rabe and sausage, to regional specialties such as the shrimp po' boy.

All the food was delicious, the muscles we're absolutely plump and fresh, and a service was outstanding. I recommend it!

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JosephB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was good

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CherieF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Risotto is excellent. A good amount of Lobster. Try the Carrot Cake cupcake. It was awesome. Wait staff was very good. Attentive and pleasant.

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LouH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible. Ribeye was tough and over cooked. Ahi Tuna was terrible. Will not be returning. Limited menu which serves garbage. We spent all day there eating apps and drinks. Spent nearly $300. Never again!

LK
LucyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Blu Ale. The food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Sat inside. Everything was clean and we were distanced. They did not use disposable menus which I was not a fan of. I avoided touching the menu.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

2 of the 3 portions were very small for wat we were charged. I had a steak sandwich on a roll with fries as advertised. There were 3 small slices on a onion roll. The only thing filling about the steak sandwich was the roll

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Mike
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was quite attentive to our needs, all four of our drinks came at the same time as did our main course. We were very pleased with our time there.

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EvaT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had a nice time. I am not sure if I would go again. I felt the tables were too close and I was not totally comfortable.

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chuckk
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very eclectic menu. 5 of us went for my adult daughters birthday. Everyone raved about their meals and cocktails. Our server Paul was very enthusiastic. I had mentioned the occasion when we arrived and, without requesting, Paul enlisted 3 other servers to sing happy birthday. It was an excellent evening.

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AnneT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Paul was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The staff made a huge effort to keep people from mingling in the parking lot while waiting for their tables by asking them to wait in their cars until called. . They were also reminding people to wear their masks while going to and from their tables. A huge improvement over a few weeks ago. Overall it was a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service was slow. 3 groups were seated after us and go there dinner first. Most tables were plenty far apart, some I felt were a little close. Food was good.

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RMills
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, never disappointed. Zach, our waiter was outstanding!

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KellyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This has become our go to place during the pandemic. The food is always good and the tables are spaced out well.

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RickK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always have a good experience at this Blu Alehouse. I would definitely recommend to others.

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PatC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very gooddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

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BethG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even in a massive thunderstorm it was a perfect night.

MA
MollyA
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food!!! Code blu burger is the way to go. I would highly recommend to anyone!

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CinR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food, Drinks and Service. Felt safe with proper distancing, one family did come in without thinking they needed to wear a mask. We will definitely
be returning

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joannes
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good time, good food, nice outdoor dining experience with my daughter and friends.

LK
LucyK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was excellent as usual!

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LynnO
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I should have asked for my Hanger steak rare instead of medium. It was a little too cooked but it was still very good. No complaints, excellent service and no wait.

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AlissaC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The highway was very noisy but overall the service/ food was good.

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KEVIN
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Made a reservation at 6:15pm, got there a little early, we were seated by our reservation time but it seemed they had made zero preparations for our arrival despite the reservation.

After being seated, we had a good dinner service from Brianna, our server. Food and drinks came out quicker than expected, especially for the amount of tables there.

A little pricey on the shrimp appetizer, 5 medium shrimp for $13 is a bit of a rip off. All of our entrees came out close together, "The Don" pasta was good but needed salt. All the other dishes had just a little too much salt. When the bill came out, we were surprised to find a much smaller bill than anticipated.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

It was nicely put together with needing outdoor dining. Food was really good. My friends chicken wasn’t cooked when it first came out but it was quickly fixed. Service wasn’t very good it was slow food and drinks were forgotten and messed up. Never got checked on and felt rushed to leave. Margarita flight was amazing! Definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Burger came out raw.

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Friends
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable experience. COVID 19 practices followed by staff, but as always you have one customer who thinks they do not need to wear a mask when walking to their table!

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AnneT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Mostly good experience...food, service, atmosphere. I was disappointed however that many people were not wearing masks while waiting for a table or walking to/from their tables. In this day and age mandatory mask wearing MUST be enforced.

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FatimaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked my reservation for my sister’s birthday. Upon arrival, the hostess didn’t care to greet us warmly or check the occasion of the reservation. We waited a while for a waitress/waiter to come to our table. After a few minutes, we were greeted and asked us if we wanted drinks. After observing 2 families be served food, we started to wonder where our food was. We ended up getting our food later than expected. My fish taco was extremely tough. My sister ordered a chicken sandwich which felt like a hockey puck. My mother ordered a salmon dish which was supposed to come with vegetables, sauce for the fish...etc. Instead, she was fed rice and a piece of dry fish. Unacceptable. On top of that, we didn’t even receive a birthday treat/song/nothing.

As someone who is a fan of the Woodbridge location, this was disappointing. Due to that location being closed temporarily, we decided to try this location.

I definitely don’t recommend coming here. Whoever is cooking the food is a disgrace.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining during COVID restrictions was well done. Food and service is consistently delicious

JN
JeanN
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent....our waitress was too! We really enjoyed our evening.

MB
MichaelB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall experience. Felt very safe as well!

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere.would recommend to anyone

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Positive- food was very fairly priced I felt

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Dytallix
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, always an excellent experience.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first (outdoor) eating experience in 6 months. It was wonderful!!! Seated quickly, great wait staff and 4 delicious meals!!!

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Blu Alehouse - Riverdale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 831-4258.

Blu Alehouse - Riverdale is rated 4.5 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

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