Blu Alehouse - Riverdale

4.6
274 Reviews
$30 and under
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 33 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 274 people are saying
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crt1
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Blu Alehouse is short on help, so it was not the fault of the servers that the service was lacking. They tried.
Road noise killed all conversation. They need some kind of sound wall between Rt 23 and the outdoor seating.

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vipKellyS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s our “go restaurant”. Food is great and never disappoints.

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donna53
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Wait staff very friendly and super efficient. Noise level was moderate however,we chose to eat outside so that is to be expected. Overall a great experience.

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JohnL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for a family dinner birthday celebration. There were 7 in our party. The staff were very accommodating to get us seated comfortably. The waiter was excellent. The food was very good. My wife didn’t like her entree because it was richer than she thought it would be, but the drinks were delicious and so was the food. A great experience!

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NancyL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt very comfortable eating outside. Very nice setup. Food was excellent! Will definitely come back and recommend to others!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and drink at reasonable prices. Service was attentive and pleasant. We ate outside, which was fine, but for traffic noise which made conversation a bit difficult.

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Kathleen
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I wish I could honestly rate the food, but unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to try it. We were seated at our table and waited for about 25 minutes without anyone ever coming to even take our drink order. I understand if the place is extremely crowded, but there were empty tables around us and 4 servers at the stand at one time chatting. Two tables that sat after us got waited on. I've never left a restaurant prior to this, but the hostess was very nice thanking us for visiting on our way out! I would go back and try again hoping it was just an oversight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a diverse menu! Something for anyone!

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PeggyA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

It was our first time there. We had a party of 7.Our food was lukewarm. The burgers both came out cooked wrong temperatures. We waited 10 min for the final persons meal of pulled pork. We are very disappointed in this place .

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Famdinner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great... only two small gripes would be that the mozzarella sticks weren’t very warm and the mashed potatoes were barely lukewarm... everything else was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

NOT NOT NOT your typical sports bar. TVs, yes. Good drinks, yes. But the food selection goes WAY beyond finger food! Great service, too!

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jacqueline was great! She was not pushy at all, very accommodating & overall very nice!
Drinks where made perfect& its very rare restaurants actually make drinks well but they did great job. Food was delicious & the outside patio was spacious. Overall very nice. We had a reservation for 6:30, were sat a little before our time and stayed till just about closing with no one rushing us out. Will definitely eat here more often!

JM
JulieM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The outside eating area is very nice. The inside is spacious and comfortable. The staff is friendly and caring. More attention needs to be paid to food quality and portions.

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JoannS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and attentive service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place! If you thought that Blu was a run if the mill sports bar, think again. Superb restaurant!

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deirdrez
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the Scallops Rockefeller , absolutely delicious! Was pleasantly surprised. I normally get one of their burgers but figured I would change it up. Now I have a another favorite. Our waitress was truly a delight and made the dinner even better.

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vipChristyD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer selection, seasonal cocktails are good and always a good meal. Love it!!

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DeborahL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Service was adequate, but we had to ask for water twice and coffee. The food was cold was supposed to be hot. Have eaten here many times and this was not good!

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BjornF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Everything was great except my entree. Had the NY strip medium well but was definitely quite well done. Very flat and dry. For the price getting only a single scoop of mashed potatoes was too high. Much better quality elsewhere. Also the beer selection was too IPA heavy. Kolsch was listed in a header on the menu but no kolsch style offered. They ran out of yuengling. Much more diverse beer selections are needed as not all of us like IPA.

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MichelleL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Blu Alehouse for most of our family events and frequent for casual dining. Our server was fantastic & the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place ! Food is always excellent and drinks are yummy ! Our waiter was amazing !

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We really liked our drinks. The steak sandwich was alright. We probably were expecting thinly sliced meat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All good !

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kennethlori
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great lunch we had! The waitress was attentive without being pushy. The food was faboo! Will definitely be back!

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SuzanneD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Large group of 7 that straggled in - we reserved a table online to avoid any issues. Taylor, our server, was VERY attentive - good sense of humor and contributed to the overall excellent experience. Food was good but not world class. Cocktails were unique and refreshing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was wonderful. Tad loud but still we had a great experience. If it wasn't for our server, we would grade it differently but she made the experience much better.

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oneforthethumb
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The services was outstanding.

Our waiter was helpful and delivered our orders on time and with a smile,

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vipMPaulJC
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food & service, bright clean atmosphere.

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Dininggirl
Osaka
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We were seated promptly. Service and food were very good. Dining room was very noisy but that’s usual in a place like this! We would return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was just ok this time. Usually pretty good but service was great and sitting outside is always nice.

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ElifM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food! Love the ambiance very hip and fun joint.

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PatriciaM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The atmosphere was welcoming and the food was good. Service was friendly.

CT
vipCharlesTaraskewicz
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great menu , excellent service, a fun evening or afternoon. I highly recommend Blu!

CT
vipCharlesTaraskewicz
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Close by,excellent service, good food, good drink selection, very clean and always maintained.

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jandisney
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Each time we dine at Blu Ale House in Riverdale, the food is delicious.







We decided to eat at Blu Ale House in Riverdale, NJ on Wednesday evening. We actually eat there quite frequently. Each time the food is delicious. I had the short ribs, my husband had a cobb salad and my mom had the pork chop. We thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Blu Ale House never disappoints.

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Maere
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was quite good. The food was good except for the Pistachio Cheesecake—-I’d never heard of it and was disappointed. We liked the outdoor seating—-it was covered very and we never felt forgotten. The highway noise was loud enough that we had to speak a little louder than usual—-not sure what could be done but it was annoying.
The Hummus appetizer was terrific and the burger was delicious!

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vipChristyD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is good, service was great. Nice casual place to go. Great seeing the entire bar area full and people enjoying themselves after a very long year

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vipBillfromParamus
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great meal in a vibrant atmosphere ..... the drinks were unique and very tasty .... very pleased to have BLU back on the radar after COVID and looking forward to making a return very soon.

LA
LeeAnnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Highly recommend. Definitely go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

BEST, repeat BEST mussels in this area. And the tuna tartare is outstanding! Cocktails are well cradted.

FAQs

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

Blu Alehouse - Riverdale is rated 4.6 stars by 274 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.

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