Horseneck Tavern

4.3
209 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
New Age American Kitchen with Fresh Locally Sourced Ingredients. Top Shelf Bar with a Great Neighborhood Feel. Bring your Friends, Family and Neighbors to visit our Family at The Horseneck Tavern.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on Saturday night after leaving another restaurant who ignored us for 15 mins. So glad we left & came to the Horseneck Tavern. This was our 4th time and it’s always been great. Food was delicious. We both were in the mood for burgers which are probably one of the best in the area & for dessert the bengnets with gelato which were amazing & so unexpected. They had live music that was understated & wonderful to listen to while eating outside at one of their high tops. Service was attentive not at all overbearing. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This was our sixth or seventh visit since the pandemic started, and sadly I'm afraid it will be the last. I was hoping that they would get their act together by now, but the quality of the food and service continues to decline. Our food was delivered cold and the requested well done burger was nearly raw. It took forever to correct with the rest of our party finishing before it arrived. Service has really never recovered since the pandemic started, and our server was clearly overwhelmed, and he really couldn't handle his tables. If you want a decent bar experience, this might be a good option, but I wouldn't recommend this place for a decent dining experience. There are far better options in our area. We won't be coming back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Slow service- understaffed I think. Food was expensive

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vipTooch157
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Menu was different in the restaurant and the price for the strip steak was $45 instead of $30. That’s way too much of a price difference. Wings were rubbery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food! Absolutely blown away by their team especially Orlando ~ we didn’t want to leave..
Our aperol spritz was on point! Also a shout out to Daren.
You can’t beat the service and fun time at this local gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I was really excited to finally try this place for the first time. My guest and I were greeted by our would be waiter and was not necessarily friendly. First impressions right? Sadly, the food was not prepared as it was described in the menu, leaving off condiments and toppings. Drinks were way too strong, as cocktails should be a healthy mix of alcohol and mix-in's. Waiter was antsy and didn't really get the hint that we were taking our time with our meal and time there. Every visit to the table was accompanied by an aire of "let's get this over with, shall we?". It was dead in there, so I suspect his behavior had reflected that to some degree of just wanting to go home. Not planning on returning. Had a lot hopes for this place, but didn't really want to spend anymore time or money there. Went down the street to Calandra's for drinks and music and ended the night on a high note.

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vipSandy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was awful service worse

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The quality of the food is not as it used to be, not much flavor to any of the food, really blah overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner “date” after lockdowns

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MatthewC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed the dining experience but were not blown away. Would we go back….definitely.

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PattiJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our 1st time there and we enjoyed the food and atmosphere!

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vipAlexNJ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Menu was too limited. Service was not great. Had to ask for water, 2nd round of drinks and never came back to check on us. Menu online is not what we recd when we got there so we were very disappointed. This place goes good to bad to good to bad, its a roller coaster of non consistency. Not going to return at this point sorry to say it is convenient to my home and once was good.

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vipFaithK
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

They have a very limited menu. Very few wines and limited food. Seems like there is a new owner. Food quality is not the same. Having 5 reds/whites is a tad ridiculous. Not sure what is going on but this place used to have a great wine list and ample food choices. We complained about the quality of the lettuce and the new manager said: well her's is fine. Not good at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the staff was amazing!

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vipMarieM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience!!! Excellent & fun waiter.

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Love2eat
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was also very good . We will definitely return with friends.

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vipFrancis
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We have been there several times before but this is the first time we have had substandard food. The calamari was so salty we could not even eat it. The salmon on top of the salad was not fully cooked. The meatloaf over mashed potatoes was good but it was lukewarm when it arrived. I expected better from them.

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vipFrancis
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although the menu was slightly abbreviated due to the pandemic, the service was excellent. The food was great and nothing was lacking.

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TateD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love the Horseneck for a fun casual vibe with tasty food. The wings and burgers are our go-to dishes for dinner.

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vipJoshuaK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was not as good as usual. We've been here before and it's been much better. Everyone was very nice and caring, but the food came out very slowly.

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Swift
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I want to thank the staff for serving us during these times for such a special occasion for my family. We had been here before for Father’s Day a few years ago and were blown away by the food.

This time it was just ok. Not bad but not great. The chicken dish needed a sauce. The steak tasted good but could have used more flavor. The potatoes for all the dishes was subpar. The honey chicken buffalo wings tasted like salty buffalo wings and unfortunately I ordered 2 plates. The peach cobbler was $10 and was basically compote with raw sugar on top with no ice cream. Just terrible. Too sweet and too small and was not a cobbler.

Positives were the calamari and guacamole. Outstanding! The people were also very accommodating. They quickly responded to all requests.

The price of the entree were very fair. The appetizers and the dessert were pricey.

I would come back for the brunch again as that was great and I hope it has not changed. Best of luck to them.

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Gemini1950
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Food was fresh and service was great

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BillH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Convenient and friendly. Solid food and good service.

JC
JordanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for socially distanced dining! The service was impeccable and each dish we had was delicious. Try their scallops if available—perfectly seared!

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vipjasonc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Chef! food was great.. Wait staff super helpful !

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vipAlexNJ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

glad to see this place has returned. I love the pub menu, lots of variety for large or smaller meals. Service was excellent. nice tempo in between courses no rushing. plan on returning very soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We have eaten there previously, ordered the same dishes and it seemed like our food was reheated leftovers- very disappointing.

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KarenF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I enjoyed the atmosphere very much the appetizer we ordered was calamari it was $16 we received such a small portion on the plate with mostly tentacles we asked for sauce to dip them in and we received it cold however the Cobb salad and the shrimp Cesar salad both were very good we had 3 drinks $12 each they were ok bill was $95 I’m thinking a little high

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vipwalterh
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food. excellent service. Very responsive, customer focus and an overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The outdoor dining set up was very comfortable, and food is always great but our waitress Maddie was fantastic!

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afc629
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Horseneck Tavern continues to be a local favorite - now especially during the Covid restrictions. They have one of the nicest outdoor spaces nearby. Tables are well spaced.
The staff wears masks and they sanitize tables after patrons leave. The food is delicious and the new additions to the menu are great.

My only concern is that several "regulars" do not mask up when leaving their tables, and I did not see any staff speaking with them to ask them to put on a mask as required by the state.

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afc629
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Horseneck Tavern has an excellent outdoor dining set up. Not a parking lot but legit space. Even on the rain soaked Friday we had a wonderful evening protected from the rain, socially distant tables and good ventilation. It was a favorite of ours pre-pandemic and the addition of new chef Michelle has elevated the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had our first date night post-quarantine at Horseneck Tavern. The staff was super welcoming, the location was very well cleaned and the food + drinks were spot on! We look forward to coming back soon.

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vipLukalover
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No one wax at the restaurant when we got there. They obviously closed early and did not alert us do we wasted our time driving there. Unprofessional!!

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vipEmilyB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The menu options although limited were good and the dessert choices were delicious. Our server took our order but disappeared and we needed the general manager take our dessert order and provide us our bill.

Horseneck Tavern
Responded on June 30, 2020

Dear Emily, Would love to share the new menu with you and would be happy to make something that will make you happy! Please ask for me next time you are joining us at the tavern. Thank you! Best, Chef Michele

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RobertH
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating my daughter’s birthday was fun here. Good
Food and drink. Nice room and convenient. Try it!

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MandM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This review is not about our dining experience because we left. We showed up on time for a Valentine’s Day reservation only to be told that there was a 45 minute to an hour wait because they had more reservations than tables. They blamed the delay on the fact that I made reservations online. That is poor management on their part.

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BenVerona
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food here is excellent, there is no doubt, but the service... after several years in business they still have not figured out how to manage a crowd. The waitress was very nice and pleasant, but the kitchen was abysmally slow and my order was incorrect - I ordered a soup from the specials menu for a starter and it never came, even after the waitress "asked the kitchen about it twice". (I'm not sure how that is possible - isn't a soup always on the stove in the kitchen ready to go? Doesn't even need prep, just ladle and serve.) The people at the front desk were clueless as well. Unfortunately, we will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst dining experience ever! After waiting 30 mins for our reservation, we waited 90 mins for food to come which it never did. Got 2/3 entrees to go after waiting another 30 minutes. Left without the $30 pork chop that we paid for and no one cares. Everyone expects slow service on a holiday but this was ridiculous!! Not a word from manager!! Shameful.

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vipFjason
Philadelphia
220 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not enough servers on for Valentine’s Day. Not her fault but she was too busy to be attentive.
Oysters were small and without taste. Food quality / flavor was very basic for the price.

FAQs

Horseneck Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 287-6850.

Horseneck Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 209 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.