Horseneck Tavern

4.3
141 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
The Horseneck Tavern is a privately owned restaurant with an elegant dining room that features a casual atmosphere, accommodating staff, but most of all offers a unique and delectable menu of American cuisine.

Specials

Tuesday and Wednesday Happy Hour

$5 off Draft Beers, $6 House Wines, $2 off Specialty Cocktails and House Liquors

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 27, 2019

Ends: March 28, 2118

Availability: Tue-Wed 4:00PM-7:00PM

Thursday and Friday Happy Hour

$5 Draft Beers, $6 House Wines, $2 off Specialty Cocktails and House Liquors

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 27, 2019

Ends: March 28, 2118

Availability: Thu-Fri 3:00PM-7:00PM

Happy Hour ALL DAY on Mondays

Enjoy $5 Draft Beers, $6 House Wines, and 25% off Wine Bottles all day on Monday!!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 14, 2019

Ends: January 15, 2118

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-11:30PM

What 141 People Are Saying
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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I drive past this place a lot and decided to give it a try. Not sorry we did. Service was excellent. The place was just about empty being a Saturday in the summer, still we were greeted by very friendly staff. I could see this place being busy on a weekend at any given time. Our drinks were really good but pricey. We started with the lollipop chicken which came crispy and with 2 dipping sauces and blue cheese with celery. We were gonna just have burgers but saw the special menu and changed our minds. My wife ordered the crab cake entree special and gave it a 7 out 10 stars, there were 2 cakes and a salad, she enjoyed the salad and said the crab cakes were better than most bars but not as good as 5 star steak and seafood houses. I had the lamb special which had 3 pieces of lamb cooked perfectly, mashed potatoes and carrots. When I worked at a catering hall I used to man the carving station and do the lamb and looked forward to that but that has been about 20 years ago. It had been awhile since I had lamb so my first bite was WOW. We will go back for those burgers.

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b
Miami
285 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Overpriced. Apple strudel best part of meal one was enough to share with four people. Ashley new server very efficient friendly and a pleasure to have serve ud

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu, not loud, some music by the bar. We arrived just before Happy Hour ended, so we took advantage of their happy hour and appetizers.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have good food and great service!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Just an overall very nice spot to get a couple of drinks and a good meal. Pretty place that feels both sophisticated and comfortable. Atmosphere is somehow good for both a big group and couples. Food is not necessarily inventive in a foodie sort of way and won't blow you away but menu offers good variety and nearly everything is good to very good. Good choice of cocktails and wine as well. Service is extremely friendly and customer focused.

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K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Salmon dish was my choice. Beautifully pan-roasted. I love the venue but the lighting is a bit too subdued and it is loud when the bar is full. Given the quality of the food, those concerns can be discounted. Highly recommend.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was above average. The one complaint is that we ordered 3 small plates and one entree to split and all of it came out at the same time which made us rush to eat all of the hot stuff before it came out.

Drinks were great. Enjoyed the flights of wine and bourbon. And the acoustic musician who came on at 9pm was great.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the music on Thursday -Saturday nights.

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JS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is tucked away in a small shopping center in Caldwell, NJ. If you drive up Bloomfield Ave. heading towards Verona you could easily miss it. You don't want to though. The food was excellent. Find it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice atmosphere, good service, good food. Fresh octopus, mussels and the crab cakes were excellent. Not a place for casual conversation, very loud and live music, but pleasant just the same. We’ll definitely be back.

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BD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Horseneck Tavern is relaxed, comfortable and the food is very good. Both the fried burrata and the grilled octopus are excellent appetizers, amidst other, more standard choices (which are also good). Among the main courses, you can't go wrong with the burgers or the steaks, but I prefer to try some of the specials, which vary from day to day.
The dining area is quiet, except of course when there is live music in the bar (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights).

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday. Great food & service. Highly recommend. We will be back.

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CK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot to relax with friends; very attentive staff without overdoing it. Bar area very attractive, but the booths allow you to settle in. Portions are large, so not hard to share: the Pork Slider app and a Salad would satisfy two. Excellent onion rings! Menu has something to suit everyone's taste. No issue with Parking and handy for Montclair, Verona, Caldwell, Essex Fells, North Caldwell, and West Caldwell. Sometimes you just want to chill with no pretension. This is the spot.

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Y
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice birthday dinner here. Great as always

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MP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy our food and the service (Ava) was excellent!

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NY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great dining experience, staff was excellent. Food was good, a bit pricey, however all fresh and nice small option menu. A la carte menu was a bit confusing since main course came out with side and still ordered a side. Went for Valentine's Day dinner, was nice to "dine" and not be rushed. Chef came out and asked how everything was, which was nice. DH had the Lamb and really enjoyed it, I had roasted chicken, it was chicken (should have ordered the Sole). Drinks were good and dessert was excellent!

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AS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner to celebrate a 40th birthday with family. They were even able to make two little boys happy with a Bavarian Pretzel from the appetizers, a children’s menu & delicious warm cookies for dessert.

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CK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot/great food/wonderful service. The portions are large, so be mindful of what you order. A salad and another appetizer (pork sliders) was too much for me. Consider sharing! Our group had a nice cross section of the menu: risotto with shrimp was excellent; the onion soup was a meal by itself; the clams and pasta were excellent. Everyone was delighted. We will be back.

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SD
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, live music at the bar. Food was good, service was great

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BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were good. Drinks are pricey and sides are a la carte. It was more expensive than I thought it would be.

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JD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good place. Food was very good. Service was good also. They need to add more tavern food to menu.

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O
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We were a party of 6 on NYE and had a 9:00 reservation we all had a drink at the bar before we were seated Trevor the bartender was his usual friendly self. Our waiter was attentive and courteous and accommodated the special request made regarding the one menu item we ordered. The other young person helping him made sure our water glasses were never empty but when it came to clearing the plates from the appetizers he was acting like a madman rushing and taking plates with food still on them without asking if we were finished. At one point my wife told him to slow down. This was following him spilling salad dressing on the arm of one of the people seated at our table. There were special offerings for NYE and we all ordered from that menu. Four of the six ordered the Osso Bucco which was good. The taglitelle with lobster, lump crab, shrimp and caviar had generous amounts of each and was throughly enjoyed. The last entree (special order) was sent back and graciously taken off the bill. We had desserts and coffee too. The affogato was made table side and when it was passed over to the table our waiter spilled it on one of the diners. Following dessert we were engaged in a conversation with someone from the kitchen who inquired about our experience and once we explained what happened he gave all three couples a 10% card for our next meal. We love this place and come often for happy hour and were there for NYE 2018 but this year was a much different experience which could be the result of the recent change in management. The live entertainment added to the evening's experience but could have been better. All things considered NYE 2018 was by far better than NYE 2019. We will go back soon with our 10% cards and see if things improve.

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CA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Great food! Very nice atmosphere! The staff that tended to us on NYE was friendly and attentive....excellent! Every time I go there, I’m always pleased with everything. Looking forward to my next visit.

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RH
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very happy to have Horseneck Tavern available in our area. We were happily surprised by the overall high quality of food, service, decor and ambiance. They have a covered patio for warmer times and a nice bar with good TV viewing to watch sports, while also have a quieter and upscale dining room. Food is eclectic with a wide choice and specials so that eaters with varying tastes and sizes of appetite will all find themselves satisfied.

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PK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at The Horseneck Tavern is great. When we had a couple of questions on the drinks, the head bartender came over personally to understand the question and help us out. Just typical of the type of service to expect. The entertainment was also great fun!

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is the fourth time I've visited the restaurant. The food is always good, and the service is great. It's a very attractive restaurant. My one concern is that the prices are a bit steep compared with local competition. Horseneck also had a great private recipe beer, and our waiter informed us it's no longer available. That's too bad as it was one of the best anywhere, in my opinion. Please bring it back!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Meal was sent out without everyone's entree. Side dishes came out with appetizers and they forgot one entree altogether. Oh, and couldn't get a drink refill for 30 minutes. Not good. Won't be back.

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RH
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time and very happy to have a high quality restaurant open in my neighborhood. Food, service and ambiance were all very good. I’ll repeat and they also have brunch. Recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time. Live music on Friday evening outstanding

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v
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food, cocktails and service are lacking. Hell they didn’t even have enough menus printed for a half full restaurant.

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great waitress Madelyn/enjoyed the dining experience-

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Second time visiting and same conclusion. Over prices food that was over cooked but underwhelming. Calamari appetizer was good but shishito peppers were weak. Burgers were over cooked and Caesar salad was tasteless and with rubbery chicken. Blueberry pie and ice cream was fair. Other than that....,

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a
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

So want this new place to succeed but Thursday night band made any chance of conversation impossible. Wife's burger ordered medium came out gray, or very well done. Manager kindly removed the charge-thank you. My salmon was not memorable. Nice patio but it will be a while before I return. Definitely not when there's music. The place is not big enough to offer any quiet escape.

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A
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good - well prepared and presented. The ambiance is cozy and inviting. Great drink menu and a wide variety of food. We went on a Monday evening and the restaurant was not crowded at all. Our server was very friendly and nice; however, very inattentive. We had to wait a long time for him to come check on us, we did have menu questions and it took another 10 minutes for him to return. He only checked in once while eating. Once dinner was cleared he did come back with dessert menus but disappeared for another 15 minutes. At that point we gave up and asked for the check.

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BD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Horseneck (HNT, as its known) is a reliable local mainstay. The ambiance is pleasant The menu is inventive but somewhat limited. Try the specials; there is often something inspired there. It's like a bar and grill for people who want real food.

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AP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall food was good, a limited a la carte menu . Food came out quickly, didn’t finish apps and dinners came out, it was a bit rushed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Father’s Day

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

nice find on a Friday night. great look and feel to this restaurant. drinks were good and the specialty list had creative thoughtful drinks. menu was very varied. small plates and entrees. all we had was great - the shishito peppers, wedge salad, tavern burger and fish tacos. not disappointed in anything, all very fresh and nicely presented. service was efficient and gracious. live music - performer was good and engaged the crowd. nice evening all around

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L
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for dinner or drinks. Outside patio plus good sized bar area with live music. We sat in the main restaurant away from the music for dinner and conversation. We had the best waitperson, Dana - and thoroughly enjoyed our drinks and food. Overall an excellent experience and would definitely return.

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GW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Took forever to get our food. Had the 1/2 chicken. Brussel sprouts undercooked, Mac and cheese had no taste. Kraft is better. People smoke right outside the door which blows into the restaurant. Will not go back.

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