Blu Alehouse - Woodbridge

4.4
101 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality of the food and the service was outstanding as usual. Quickly becoming one of my favorite places for a meal.

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Aicilef
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always passed by this restaurant and I finally had to chance to experience it and all its glory! The actual location was bigger than I thought and the ambiance was too cute. John was our waiter and he took care of us! We were a bit complicated but he exceeded our expectations! The food was absolutely delicious and the drinks were pretty good too. It was apparently country night so that was fun to experience! I’ll definitely be returning with all my friends and family!

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Elyse
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here twice and loved it both times! Good and service are both excellent! Looking forward to going back.

JB
JoeB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic, terrific draft beer list, nice menu - wish I lived closer!

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ShirleyH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was pleasant and vibrant. We enjoyed the food. The service was outstanding.

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ShaakirahT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

There were several issues that arose…our side entree came out wrong, there was an extensive wait, and our server charged us for the wrong guest check. The establishment made us whole and offered a $5 credit for our next visit. The kitchen seemed to have several issues and when a Margarita flight came to apologize for the wait, our initial reaction was impressed. Until a server, not ours, told us that wasn’t supposed to go to us, as if that was another error we had any control over.

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vipMariaP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a GREAT place to have drinks and eat!!!! Keep up with sports scores too!! Food was FABULOUS.... appetys, dinner and dessert... and special mixed drinks!!!! THUMBS UP

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vipKristiF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cuban quesadillas where awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waitress was wonderful & atmosphere was great for a 2nd date

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vipShannonB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Matt was awesome and super accommodating of our giant group of kids!!!

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Dancer
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I loved the ambiance. It’s open & airy. However, the food overall was very fair. The burger was dry. The artichoke dip hardly had any spinach. It tasted like fake cheese. The veggie burger was bland & the batter was very doughy. Not the best food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had fun. The staff was very welcoming & the food was very good!

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MSSP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails, wines and appetizers along with side dishes are all delicious and tempting. Desserts as well as dessert drink were lovely too

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GloriaR
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I would have given a 5 star rating but the AC was not working which made it very uncomfortable.

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AuvonS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mark was excellent and patient with our chatty and delayed table

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great server (Amanda). Great sangria.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Felt like a segregated restaurant . Where they sit all the minorities behind the wall.

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OrinO
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server was outstanding. I’ll definitely come back

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Blu Ale , Avenel, NJ, restaurant was terrific! Our waitress was very informative and explained some of the more tastier and satisfying meals. We weren’t disappointed. The service was great and our food was great. Presentation was picture perfect and absolutely no room for dessert!!

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WillS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice place. Awesome menu. Will revisit to try new items!!

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Pickyeater
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Disclaimer-I’m picky. So, the food was ok. we got four apps, I would not recommend the fried mozzarella but the fried Mac and cheese, calamari and the shrimp with mango were very good. I had the pork chop with the potatoes, the chop was delicious but the potatoes were dry and burnt so that taste was off putting. We also had the filet migon which was very good, the lamb rack which was “eh”, the short ribs in the Mac and cheese was tasty, and the steak frites was “eh”. The sauce that came with that was too vinegary. My daughter got the blu shrimp (I think it was called) it was pan fried shrimp served over angel hair. She sent it back. The sauce was watery and lacked flavor, the shrimp tuff, and the angel hair is hard to cook in a restaurant if you like al dente, so it was too soft. We didn’t have dessert, though we did want to, however the restaurants ac was broke and it was just way to hot to sit there anymore. That was disappointing cause the fried Oreos looked yummy. Our server was nice and she did make recommendations, she knew the menu. What we didn’t care for though is the no mask wearing and leaning on the table to talk to us. The servers didn’t wear masks. I know it’s now optional and it was very hot in the restaurant, but when you’re dealing with food I feel they should be on. And don’t lean over customers. You don’t know how people are feeling with the mandates. Everyone has their own ideas and feelings about it, that’s ok. Just with food involved and customers are able to remove at the table then keep with the social distancing when taking orders or speaking with the customers.
We don’t go out much for dinner cause we are very picky. So overall each plate had something on it that was good, but it was too hot and lackadaisical for us to venture back there. It’s not worth the 30 minute drive or the money. Sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very accommodating to my varying requests for table settings. The server we had was attentive but not overbearing, we were able to put our orders in and receive what we asked for in the way it was supposed to be handled. Hot food was hot cold items were cold, happily satisfied with everything.

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Sandyi
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Service was not so great and food was just mediocre big menu but not a whole lot of variety. I hear it’s really great for brunch we were there for dinner on a Saturday night no wait I guess I get why there was no way because it’s not so great.

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JackieDaytona
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to this place in a while but my girlfriend and I both agreed we’d be coming back. Jordan is an excellent waiter and helped in creating a fun and enjoyable time at Blu Ale House Woodbridge.

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vipGeorgeC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service unfortunately was a bit slow even though the restaurant was not that busy

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vipMichaelL
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO glad they finally reopened!!!!!! Tried one of the weekend specials, and boy was I glad I did!!! The Prime Rib Risotto was to die for!!! This will be one of our main go to restaurants once again!!!

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was an eventful evening because of the magnitude of the day and what was expected from the fight we went to see. But clean and pretty professional at least so we will be going back soon.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

My husband and I went out to dinner with another couple the night went went to the Blue Ale House for my birthday. I have never been there before but I chose there to see the band "The Benjamins" who were supposed to go on at 10pm. We arrived at 7:45pm, I made a reservation, and had to wait over 20 minutes to be seated. We sat upstairs which was so crowded it was awkward to get around the tables to sit. We were squeezed in and it was very uncomfortable. One waitress kept bumping into my friend everytime she walked by. My friend ended up saying something to her because she asked what her problem was when she saw her looking at her. Our waiter who we saw was also a bartender hardly came to the table and forgot things when he did. We ended up leaving at 10:30pm and "The Benjamins " were just going on. I was very disappointed this night ruined my birthday dinner. We will never go there again. Walking out, the security guard even said it was too crazy with too many people that he didn't know what he was going to. Never again.

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AntonioW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tried the brunch for the first time and wasn't too bad. Its a little pricey, especially if your not going to pig out. I have eaten there before and the food is always good. Figured I'd try the brunch. $19.00 per person and $9 for kids. For the amount we ate, was not worth it. I'd go again, but will make sure I'm real hungry!

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vipczall
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun evening with friends with a great band

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JoeB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, food was delicious, nice craft beer list, terrific service, fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
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
vipJimmyLikesSpicyChicken
New York Area
19 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

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

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vipLaurenS
New York Area
19 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

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

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stephensfam23
New York Area
16 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.

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vipToniS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The strawberrytini was delicious

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MasterStrip
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

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Jesiah
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

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Blu Alehouse - Woodbridge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 750-4258.

Blu Alehouse - Woodbridge is rated 4.4 stars by 101 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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