Blu Alehouse - Riverdale

4.6
201 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 201 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to eat. Good drinks good food. Nice atmosphere

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TomY
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Seems quality of food has deteriorated
Food came out cold and less of it
Other members in our party had to wait an unusual length of time for their food when others were served
Waitress was excellent

KS
KellyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as was service and all Covid protocol was followed.

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KIMC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always so nice. I say that every time I go so it is not just a specific wait staff, they are all friendly.

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vipBabyBear
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always service was excellent and food was delicious.

PD
PatD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is consistently very good
Great value
It’s are go to restaurant

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Finally got around to trying it and the food was amazing. I was pleasantly surprised!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food ALWAYS/CONSISTENTLY outstanding. Their mussels and their red snapper are out of this world!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Looking forward to going back.

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vipdacoach55
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end, our experience at Blu Alehouse was perfect. From the friendly staff to the delicious meal, our experience could not have been better. We also were impressed by the protocols followed for distancing in the restaurant. We felt safe and secure. Looking forward to our return soon.

KR
KellyR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always excellent here. They also have a great cocktail menu that changes seasonal.

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Taye
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The service was very poor!! The waiter was very snotty, when we had a issue with our food she rolled her eyes and got a attitude. We also watched the same waiter change the garbage not wash her hands and go make a drink for a customer and she kept taking her mask off. I will never return !!!

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Whohasanicknamewith24cha
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lobster rolls were tasty! Nice that they have physical separations between booths.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance throughout, great music the whole time, amazing service, and the food was delicious.

BM
BobM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great place for a bite to eat.

OJ
vipOldJerseyFoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a lobster roll

DS
DotS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Every visit, the food, drinks and service never disappoint!

HS
HarryS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was great, food was OK. I had the Lobster Bisque which was cold and not that good and the burgers were ok.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and cocktails are always, always great here.

DC
DianeC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to BluAleHouse was very enjoyable. The meals were well proportioned and hot. Our servers were pleasant and professional. This was an excellent and safe outing.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Drove 45 mins and 10 mins before my reservation was called and told can’t seat us anymore due to problem in kitchen and I told the receptionist we were 10 mins out. And drove 45 mins to get there and all she said is sorry. Like really ? Where’s the customer service.

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marianner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our server was awesome! Had a wonderful time!

CG
ChrisG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently good and great selection. Staff are friendly and attentive. Overall great place.

KB
KimberlyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great service! We love it at Blue Ale!

JC
vipJoeC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. Very personable and attentive. It was a little cold in the restaurant on this particular night. But overall everything was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

BEST mussels anywhere! Terrific service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had never been to the restaurant before. I enjoyed the ambiance with all the sports on the TVs. I also liked that it wasn’t just a loud mix of all the TVs; you could have a conversation with no issues.

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Courtneyc
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, great food, and friendly service. Our waitress was Julia and she did an outstanding job. Will definitely be going back back! Highly recommend the lobster risotto

KB
KimberlyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! A fun local place to take the family!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome. Server was nice, polite and professional. However He forgot to bring flatware and napkins. Other than that, we never felt neglected.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress Katie was amazing ! Excellent service , the food was nice and hot and delicious. The wings are amazing and so was the cucumber martini, will definitely revisit.

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vipZannecar
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff and service kitchen needs some improvement

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a traffic experience. Great food. Wonderful service.

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DLoe
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love Blu Alehouse and used to come once or twice a week when I lived closer. The other night I ordered Short rib and the portion of meat was half of what it used to be and it was also cold. I received more mashed potatoes than meat and have never received room temperature food from here before. I was very disappointed, but it still tasted great.

LK
LucyK
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently delicious and service is outstanding.

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vipAdamN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, environment, and service were great. Definitely recommend the nachos. Great place to watch football or any sports.

KM
KennethM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant has an open format...not really very interesting. The food was average, nothing special.

It’s not expensive, but not special either

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vipSgengaro
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very solid food and outstanding draft beer list. The nachos were very solid with cheese completely melted (a big pet peeve of mine is cheese not completely melted). The ahi tuna app was outstanding. My daughter’s burger and my bison burger were both very good and the old bay fries are great! Highly recommend for a sports bar atmosphere with very good food. Also, our waiter Zach was extremely friendly and attentive.

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

1 hour to get food. Forgot appetizers and brought dinners. Management made tons of excuses instead of owning the mistake and blamed us as the customers. Also it was definitely above capacity restrictions due to Covid. Will not be returning.

JF
JimF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Less ipa’s on tap. Need more selection of different styles.

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 201 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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