Blu Alehouse - Woodbridge

3.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Blu Alehouse tastefully combines New American dining and an upscale sports bar atmosphere into one. Blu Alehouse is one of New Jersey’s premier destinations- a family restaurant by day, and an unforgettable nightlife experience after dark. Come and explore all that Blu has to offer you.
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.5
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3.9
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3.6
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3.6
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was my birthday celebration! Overall things were good. However I ate the pork chop which I have gotten several times but this time cooked differently with spicy peppers, not cherry tomatoes. It was very spicy and when discussed with server she suggested a side of sour cream as opposed to a new entree. That was disappointing.

Place was not crowded but seated by two other parties, so it felt stuffy.

It was a nice night but my customer experience was let down.

JL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Lunch with a friend. It’s a sports bar. Nice one but still a sports bar so I didn’t expect great food. Then when the food was mediocre I wasn’t surprised or disappointed. I had the Blu burger. It was OK but unremarkable. Was cooked medium instead of the medium rare that I ordered and the toppings and side fries were sparse not generous. On a 1-10 scale this place is a 5.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Service was slow but food was good and drinks as well!

LS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We really enjoyed our appetizers of the loaded potato wedges and chicken wings. Wasn't too impressed with the entrees- we had the bison burger and steak sandwich. Steak sandwich was overcooked at well done when I requested medium rare had to send it back because it was too tough. When it came back it was decent, but not worth the $70 check for everything.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Place was a nice place I just didn’t like the setup for watching sports.

Thanks

s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We were sitting for 30 minutes before we were even approached by our server for drinks which took another 15 minutes. At that point we ordered our food w/ our drinks for fear of the server leaving and not coming back for another 30 minutes. She had only one other table she was waiting on at the time. In that time, 2 other tables were sat and served appetizers and drinks by another server yet we still sat w/ an empty table. The food finally came out after we'd been there for over an hour. Not once did the server come to the table to check if we needed more drinks or apologize for the wait of give us an update on our food. When the food came out, it was accompanied by the manager who did not immediately address us w/ an apology. She had an attitude because we were upset that it had taken so long. The server ended up walking away, still no apology. Even the apology we got from the manager didn't seem very sincere. The only thing the manager did right was comp our meal. We paid for our bottle of wine and that was it. Not sure I'll be going back even though the food was good - that we had to take in to go containers immediately because we had somewhere to be and only allotted 1.5 hours for our meal.

TS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The strawberrytini was delicious

MS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were quite pleased with our visit to the Blu Alehouse
the selection of beers are good, a variety vs some places that have a concentration on a single style of beer. The food was good and the atmosphere enjoyable. The big tv panels were oriented and placed well for enjoying the events displayed

J
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I went there with some friends for a birthday and the waiter I had was great but the food wasn't that good I did want to change my order to order something else but the night manager Andrea was horrible while my fiance explained to her that issue with the food she got an attitude and walked away while we were in mid-sentence as a manager myself I would first introduce myself as the manager and ask how was the food and if there was a problem apologize and begin to offer something else the manager had a friend that she was eating with a couple seats down and her friend begin to argue with a friend of mine when he let the manager know that she was rude for walking away and and being rude with us I would not return

RT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Both of our dinners were cooked perfectly and we’re delicious. Server Matt was very courteous and efficient.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for brunch to watch women’s World Cup. I would do it again.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made reservations for a large group of 8-12 people. We wanted to see a big soccer match so we checked with staff twice to make sure they would show it. They told us yes. We got there and one of their staff said yes they have it. Manager came out and told us know. We left. Horrible experience. Don’t tell us yes and last N.J. the tell us know.

SF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at the blu Ale.. Food was outstanding as was the service !!!

MB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our Sunday Brunch. A nice selection at a very reasonable price. Our server, Matt, was great - personable, attentive and very knowledgeable. An overall very nice experience, we’ll definitely visit again!

AB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Brunch was good. I went once before and it was better but this was Mother’s Day so increased price and mandatory 20% gratuity. 20% is normal for a regular meal, but for a buffet I usually do like 12-15%. Mother’s Day not as good as first time- food not as good. I guess it was packed so I understand. Would recommend for regular Sunday- not as good for holidays.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went to Subdue buffet brunch. Great food and wide selection of options.
Great service!
Only negative was very loud.

RR
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We previously visited Blu Ale a couple of nights before we made the reservation for Easter Sunday brunch. We were given the menu and you had many items that we were all interested in eating on that holiday brunch. We came back and were seated at our time slot, the food was phenomenal. It was plenty to choose from and the food was delicious. Our server was the sweetest server we could’ve ever imagined. And the bottomless Mamosa’s were the ticket, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The next time that I’m in New Jersey Blu Ale I will be visiting you again.

M
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The old Shannon Rose....Very nice place for dinner and watching sports. Food & drinks are good. The upstairs dance floor bar area is scary. Went up there to get a drink maybe 10 people at the most was up there. While only 5 of them were dancing the whole floor was shaking like it would collapse at any moment. 😨😳😱 Love the place but there's definitely a safety concern for the dance floor and the restaurant seating underneath it.

G
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good but was very overpriced for the quantity and quality. Ordered a filet mignon. It only came with mashed potatos. No vegetable of any kind, nor did the server offer sides or anything else. Since when do entrees not include vegetables? It literally was a 6 oz filet and a small mound of mashed potatos on a large plate. No decorations, no sauces, nothing to make it special. There were no specials or other suggestions from the server. Cocktails were very good; wine selection not so great. I would not go out of my way to dine here. Bar area was nice with a large screen tv. Stick to the bar.

FB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Over-priced bar food, in a bar environment. Maybe meet up for a drink at the bar, but for the cost of the meal, go somewhere where the food is worth it.

IL
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and reasonable. Excellent service. Those who wants to sit in the bar has a huge area with large screen TV and those wants privacy are also taken care.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was very slow. Not all her fault as I think they were short handed and manager was apologetic

ML
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We reserved a High Top and the Hostess direct us to a diferente seat.
My salad wich I added Salmon did not meet my expectations.
My husband ordered Lamb and He wasn’t very impressed with the taste.

ML
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried some of the new menu items that were recommended. Great recommendations! Can’t wait to get back there soon to try other new things!

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very comfortable dining experience. The food and service was great..

TJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was totally amazing. Buffet style with craving station, made to order omelets and other lunch items like pasta, fish etc. Great dessert table. Overall Food is delicious. Hidden Gem in the neighborhood .

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brunch find in a long time!! Will definitely be back. The prime rib was incredible!!! the only thing that needed help was the dessert area. Very sparse. Maybe something hot like an apple cobbler or a bread pudding. Although he desserts were an afterthought, ALL of the food entries were incredible!!

GS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Used OpenTable to book a hightop table for two. I received the email confirmation from OpenTable. When we arrived there were no tables available and I was told that they were not honoring the reservation that I was showing them on my phone. Later, I received an email from OpenTable stating that I was a "No Show" while I was still standing at the bar! I showed the "No Show" email to the manager as well. Point is, if you can't honor a reservation do not send an email with a confirmation and I will make other arrangements. To date, neither Blue Alehouse or OpenTable have contacted me to offer an consolation for ruining my date.

FT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my cousin’s bridal / going away party.

ML
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VERY LOUD with the country music upstairs and the band setting up downstairs...But That will not deter us from the best piece of prime rib anywhere in Jersey, although we may switch to Tuesday to avoid the noise.. feels like home with a great wait staff and amazing food. I heard the have have a new menu coming out soon. Can’t wait to try new things!!

KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We come to NJ three times a year and always stop by blu for dinner. Usually great service and food. Had two issues this time, first was I ordered a chicken quesadilla with no peppers and a LOT of peppers were in the quesadilla when it arrived. The server asked if I wanted a new one, but I didn't want to wait while my husband ate his food so I decided to pick the peppers out. Second, I ordered a piece of pie to go and when I got back to my hotel realized utensils were not included, so I had to pick up with my hands to eat. These are reasons why no 5 stars were given this trip.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening. Sweet, attentive service and delicious food. Looks like a great place to watch sports too.

MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

There is really nothing great to say about this place. If feels like a modern cafeteria. Very noisy. Acceptable food. You don’t get a sense at any of the wait staff has been well trained. Definitely would not go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was okay...both my friend and I felt it was a bit salty. The beer I had was great, our hostess was good and I enjoyed selecting off of a gluten free menu. The music/noise level made it hard to have a conversation without yelling...ambience is more suitable for “hanging out” versus conversation.
Probably will not return.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good Food, Quick Attentive Service, Nice Upscale Sports Bar atmosphere. Great for a casual dinner with friends or a casual business meeting.

WC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is always delicious! We’ve been here a few times on many occasions. Service is always excellent and we are happy to come again.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The place is very cool, great sports bar scene. Our main problem was that we waited nearly 20 minutes just for the waiter to come over. Once he did everything was fine. The food was good, nothing special. The drink prices were good and the best scene was very cool. Huge wall of TVs, would definitely recommend to anyone going to watch a game!

DM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place second time going and will end up returning.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended to have my birthday dinner there & I must say, it was an awesome experience. My celebration was just what I’d hope it would be, I was surrounded with family & we had a great time

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