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McLoone's Boathouse, West Orange, NJ

McLoone's Boathouse

3.8
3.8
3133 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex,

McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers.

The offerings range from fresh seafood to hand-cut steaks, as well as pastas, burgers, salads & homemade desserts.

We also host Private & Semi-Private Events as we have banquet coordinators on site.

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7:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (862) 252-7108

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We cater to business meeting, showers, birthdays, and wedding celebrations. With three different size private spaces and a variety of different menus, we can accommodate a wide variety of functions!

  • Private party facilities

    Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers. Keeping with the tradition of Tim McLoone's other locations, the menu offers American cuisine that appeals to the entire family.

  • Private party contact

    Heidi Fischer -hfischer@mcloones.com: (862) 252-7108

  • Neighborhood

    West Orange

  • Cross street

    Northfield Ave

  • Parking details

    Self Parking<br />

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit 73

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment every Friday and Saturday night at 9pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Cauliflower Bites*$12.00

    garlic parmesan, cilantro, lemon

    • Buffalo Chicken Wontons$14.00

      wonton pouch, ranch dip

      • Jumbo Wings$14.00

        choice of | buffalo, sriracha bbq, thai chili

        • Margherita Flatbread$14.00

          roasted tomato ragu, fresh mozzarella, basil

          • Rhode Island Calamari$15.00

            hot cherry peppers, parmesan, sauce tomate

            • Firecracker Shrimp$16.00

              thai chili sauce, spicy mayo, napa cabbage

              • Drunken Mussels**$16.00

                garlic, white wine, scampi butter, grape tomatoes, parsley, grilled baguette

                • Signature Crab Cake$18.00

                  jumbo lump blue crab, charred lemon + tarragon aioli, herb infused oil, frisée

                  • Ahi Tuna Nachos$18.00

                    wonton crisps, ponzu, sriracha emulsion, wasabi aioli, cucumbers, cilantro

                    Raw Bar

                    minimum of three per order (Gluten Free)

                    • Little Neck Clams

                      • each$2.00
                    • Oyster of the Day

                      • MP
                    • Chilled Jumbo Shrimp

                      • each$4.00
                    • Half Poached Cold Water Lobster$20.00

                      • Seafood Sampler$40.00

                        [4] clams, [4] oysters, [4] jumbo shrimp, half poached cold water lobster

                        • McLoone's Tower$75.00

                          [12] clams, [8] oysters, [8] jumbo shrimp, whole cold water lobster

                          • McLoone's Seafood Royale$125.00

                            [24] clams, [24] oysters, [12] jumbo shrimp, whole cold water lobster

                            Soups

                            • Butternut Squash$10.00

                              maple roasted, almond milk, sage

                              • French Onion**$11.00

                                sherry, gruyere, birista onions

                                • New England Clam Chowder$12.00

                                  applewood smoked bacon, cream, green onions

                                  Salads

                                  • Classic Caesar* **$11.00

                                    romaine hearts, buttered croutons, caesar dressing, shaved parmesan

                                    • Betty's Garden*$13.00

                                      artisanal greens, honey crisp apples, feta, candied walnuts, sun-dried cranberries, apple cider vinaigrette

                                      • Beet Carpaccio*$15.00

                                        baby wild arugula, segmented orange, goat cheese, toasted hazelnuts, champagne vinaigrette

                                        • Riesling Poached Pear$17.00

                                          bitter greens, bosc pear, pecans, gorgonzola, aged white balsamic vinaigrette

                                          • Chicken Harvest*$20.00

                                            baby arugula, butternut squash, honey crisp apples, shaved brussels sprouts, pomegranate seeds, maple-walnut vinaigrette

                                            Salads Add-Ons

                                            • Chicken$6.00

                                              • Shrimp$8.00

                                                • Salmon$10.00

                                                  • Steak$12.00

                                                    • Crab Cake$14.00

                                                      Handhelds

                                                      Served with a petite salad. Substitute | hand cut fries for +$2; gluten free bun available

                                                      • Turkey Club**$14.00

                                                        oven roasted turkey, lettuce, jersey tomato, bacon, swiss, cranberry mayonnaise, wheat toast

                                                        • Grilled Veggie* **$14.00

                                                          balsamic marinade, squash medley, roasted red peppers, red onion, mozzarella, winter green pesto, french baguette

                                                          • Balsamic Chicken Sandwich**$15.00

                                                            prosciutto, baby arugula, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic baguette

                                                            • Short Rib Grilled Cheese**$15.00

                                                              cheddar cheese, swiss, braised short rib, caramelized onions, sourdough

                                                              • Angry Fish Tacos$15.00

                                                                mahi mahi, cajun dust, pickled red onions, roasted tomato salsa, flour tortillas

                                                                • Boathouse Burger**$16.00

                                                                  lettuce, jersey tomato, red onion, cheddar, brioche bun

                                                                  • Salmon Burger$16.00

                                                                    apple + red cabbage slaw, horseradish cream, brioche bun

                                                                    • Steak Sandwich**$17.00

                                                                      caramelized onions, mushrooms, swiss, au jus, garlic french baguette

                                                                      • Crabby Patty$18.00

                                                                        jumbo lump blue crab, lettuce, jersey tomato, charred lemon + tarragon aioli, brioche bun

                                                                        • Seafood Roll**$24.00

                                                                          chunk lobster, blue crab, shrimp, celery, tarragon tartar sauce, split top bun, old bay potato chips

                                                                          Big Plates

                                                                          Substitute | gluten free pasta +$2

                                                                          • Butternut Squash Ravioli$24.00

                                                                            sun-dried cranberries, sage, pecans, amaretto cream, shaved asiago

                                                                            • Short Rib Ragu**$27.00

                                                                              sweet potato cavatelli, braised short rib, baby spinach, mascarpone, natural jus

                                                                              • Shrimp Arrabbiata**$28.00

                                                                                jumbo shrimp, fresh fettuccine, hot cherry peppers, onions, wild mushrooms, rosé cream

                                                                                • Faroe Island Salmon$30.00

                                                                                  beet purée, horseradish infused crème fraîche, smashed fingerlings, apple butter, chives

                                                                                  • Steak Frités$35.00

                                                                                    ny strip, hand cut french fries, maple bourbon compound butter

                                                                                    • Signature Crab Cakes$36.00

                                                                                      jumbo lump blue crab, wild rice pilaf, charred lemon + tarragon aioli, herb infused oil

                                                                                      Sides

                                                                                      • Sweet Potato Fries$5.00

                                                                                        • Hand Cut French Fries$6.00

                                                                                          • Sautéed Spinach$6.00

                                                                                            • Side Garden Salad$6.00

                                                                                              • Side Caesar Salad$6.00

                                                                                                • Wild Rice$7.00

                                                                                                  • Truffle Fries$10.00

                                                                                                    Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                                                    What 3,133 people are saying

                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                    3.8
                                                                                                    3.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                    • 3.8Food
                                                                                                    • 3.8Service
                                                                                                    • 4.2Ambience
                                                                                                    • 3.5Value

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                                                                                                      Jaclyn

                                                                                                      Atlantic City

                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Very nice place to celebrate my daughter’s grad school graduation. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

                                                                                                    2. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Graduation

                                                                                                    3. TM

                                                                                                      TraceyM

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      25 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      25 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Overall had a good experience, with the exception of the wait time despite having a reservation. It is clear the hostess needed more training. We had a reservation and checked in on time upon arrival. We were asked stand aside and wait to be seated. Behind us checking in was i) a table for 2 of walk-ins/no reservations; and ii) a table that also had a reservation but was over 45 minutes for their reservation and their table had obviously been released. Long story short, the hostess proceeded to have all others seated ahead of us and left us standing aside continuing to wait. It wasn't until I said something that we were immediately seated and the dining was NOT full. The hostess explanation for our wait - "the people had arrived before us" when they had clearly arrived after us!

                                                                                                    4. P

                                                                                                      Patron

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                      Went on a Tuesday night and the service was poor. There were very few workers, food took exceptionally long to come out and at least 5 items ordered never came out to the point where we needed to leave. My mothers card was charged the full amount of the bill when it was agreed that the bill would be split (there were 8 people). It was a horrible way to end a momentous day, as we were there celebrating.

                                                                                                    5. m

                                                                                                      mandy

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                      service was great. our table was broken and rocky and they tried to help fix it but could not. overall service was great, people very nice. rolls were literally concrete, I could not even break my roll into 2 pieces. cauliflower had little taste but was a large portion. we only ordered appetizers, altho a lot of them, and drinks so the bill was quite large. but I know everything is expensive now. tuna tacos was a little fish and a bowl full of chips really, no tacos. I don't know.

                                                                                                    6. K

                                                                                                      Katie

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Delicious as always! McLoone's is my go-to spot for good food and good atmosphere. This time our group ordered the salmon, crab cakes, and steak frites which were all wonderful. Our server, Sabrina, was a delight and very helpful with our orders. 10 out of 10, would recommend.

                                                                                                    7. NT

                                                                                                      NaomiT

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                      So sad to see this beautiful restaurant getting worse and worse. Table wasn’t ready, we were seated without silverware and plates (which still didn’t come when our appetizers were served), server forgot to put in one of our apps, server forgot to tell us one of our selections was unavailable so everybody else’s food dried out under the heating lamp, server didn’t bus tables and then the icing on the cake was that they had no to-go containers. They lost 5 customers from this experience.

                                                                                                    8. LB

                                                                                                      LatriceB

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                                                                      They ran out of food!

                                                                                                    9. KB

                                                                                                      KarynB

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                      The service was a bit slow but they were nice and the food was good.

                                                                                                    10. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Excellent as always !!!

                                                                                                    11. EC

                                                                                                      EllenC

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                      I reserved a table for 2 and requested an outdoor table. Despite there being many open outdoor tables the three girls standing at the front told us they were all dirty (1 or 2 glasses on each table) as if cleaning a table was not something any of them could accomplish in 20 seconds. It was a bizarre conversation. This was at 5:05 - were the tables dirty from lunch? We waited a moment to check out the patio where we were told we could wait on ourselves by ordering from the bar. We decided to check back with the 3 girls still standing doing nothing at front desk. Nope the tables were still dirty but they could seat us inside. I don’t want a problem so we agreed to eat inside and we were seated in a huge dining room by ourselves - right out the window - plenty of clean empty tables! Im not sure what the actual reason was but don’t tell me there are no clean tables when clearly there are clean tables. So bizarre. The server was pleasant and responsive and did a good job. The food was fine - no complaints but nothing special. We came for the atmosphere/ view and didn’t get it for some reason so won’t be back.

                                                                                                    12. CH

                                                                                                      CarolH

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      We were at Mccloones for Mother’s Day everything went really well the seating was arranged great for having space especially since we’re still in the age of Covid our waitress was personable and attentive to all of our needs . My Mother had a Great Dinner and was Very Happy!

                                                                                                    13. r

                                                                                                      ritao

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                      The restaurant was nicely decorated but the food was cold and the service was slow… we were there for 2 hours.

                                                                                                    14. EO

                                                                                                      ErrolO

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Great time celebrating moms 70th! Service was good and food was great. Appreciate the staff signing a birthday card, very nice touch!

                                                                                                    15. TM

                                                                                                      TiyaM

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                      Was there for first time and my friend birthday! We walked out after appetizers ( under staff that what manager told us )

                                                                                                    16. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food5service1ambience4

                                                                                                      Food was great and atmosphere. Took 25 mins for a waiter to even stop by to start even a water service. I was there 2 hours 30 minutes for lunch . It was not acceptable to wait for apps or main dish and waiting for dessert was even worse. I will go back bc of the views and food but service level was sub par ! 1st time at this location would be last if not for views !

                                                                                                    17. DM

                                                                                                      DianeM

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Great service, good food, delicious calamari and muscles and crabcakes!

                                                                                                    18. M

                                                                                                      Marybo

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                      overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                                                                      Awful, just awful. Poorly managed, staff doesn’t know what they are doing, food runners came to our table 4 times with other peoples orders. It was horrible service. Ordered a drink I never received. I walked up to the bar myself to get it. Staff was talking about how the place sucks, how others don’t show up for work. Food was mediocre and very expensive for what you get. Waiting 40 minutes to place drink order, another 30 minutes to get drinks and over an hour to get food. It was the worst service and poorly managed restaurant I have ever been too. What a shame, they have a great spot and it’s just a mess.

                                                                                                    19. HS

                                                                                                      HakimahS

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      We enjoyed the food, atmosphere and ambience that was a great place we definitely gonna do it again

                                                                                                    20. LI

                                                                                                      LIzY

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                      we enjoyed our brunch on Sunday. our server was very good. only problem we had was we ordered bloody Marys and the celery was pretty close to dead and should have been served. it did not look good.

                                                                                                    21. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                      It seemed they were super overwhelmed with capacity. Our dinner was re-heated because it sat so long, tell tale was how hot the dishes were and the food was super dried out, it took an hour for food to come out from when we ordered. Service was slow, apps came out before cocktails! The poor staff, they appeared to have not been trained? Or there just wasn’t enough support staff? Either way, very expensive for what was delivered. Not a go back.

                                                                                                    22. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food1service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Really nice place. My Aunt ordered the crab cakes and they were not good at all and they looked unappetizing as well. Our server was great, attentive, and very nice. I had the Halibut, my sister had the Shrimp and Grits, both of those dishes were delicious. Will be back for those two options.

                                                                                                    23. C

                                                                                                      Chris

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Great waitress - efficient & delightful. Food - was good.

                                                                                                    24. NC

                                                                                                      NannyCaro

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      This was the first time dining at McLoone’s Boathouse and I really couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Our server, Dashai, was just lovely. Was knowledgeable about the menu and gave her honest opinion when asked. The food was scrumptious and we will be back again as soon as possible.

                                                                                                    25. IW

                                                                                                      IsheedahW

                                                                                                      Atlantic City

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      My experience with BoatHouse was exceptional! My server and service was outstanding. I got the Penne Special and it was the perfect recommendation from my waiter. I can't remember his name but he was so wonderful.

                                                                                                    26. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                                                                      Lovely waitress… Food was ok but disappointing that My dish Did not quite match the menus description of what it would be. Not worth the price tag.

                                                                                                    27. A

                                                                                                      Alison

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      37 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      37 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                      overall2food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                      It took us a long while to have someone take our drink order in the bar area, after being told the bar was closed for construction. No construction occurring, assume other reasons. Asked for a table near window, and was brought to a crammed table where we asked to move due to the lady next door with her chair pushed out. Service started out excellent, but then had to wait for water refills , for drink refills, and waited a while to get the check. Very frustrating to pay a good amount of money and not have top notch service!

                                                                                                    28. C

                                                                                                      Cynthia

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                      overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                                                                      Waitress came to us once the entire sitting. Didn’t get our drinks. Didn’t get the appetizer we ordered. Place was mayhem and poorly run. Food was good but had bad taste from experience.

                                                                                                    29. SD

                                                                                                      SandyD

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                      overall1food2service3ambience1

                                                                                                      Where do I begin. I had a 2 o’clock reservation on Sunday for lunch, I requested a table by the window & was told that that might not be available, I was OK with that. When we arrived we waited 20 minutes before being seated telling us the table had to be cleared. When they sat us down they put us at a table by a wall where the ones by the windows were empty. I didn’t request it again to sit by the window and only then we will know. When I made the reservation if I was informed that they would be multiple parties in the main dining room (80th birthday party, 30th birthday party, bridal gathering of a dozen people, and then in the middle of the main dining room was a table for 15 people with kids for brunch). Needless to say the noice volume was intense. The staff was hovering over the area by the computer with lack of attention to the patrons. Our waitress was very good and as attentive as she could be but she was taking care of all those parties. The icing on the cake was when my son found a hair in his food. At that point we just wanted to get out of there. I asked for the check first and then showed the waitress the hair on his plate. The item was deducted from the check & i am glad, however too many things went wrong. I have been to this location (along with your Asbury location) many times, most recently for brunch to weeks prior & was happy. This just felt like we were invading some else’s party instead of being a customer of your restaurant. I know you have private rooms for such occasions & maybe if it being spilled over to the main dining room you should let your customer know about it so that they can decide if they want to be part of other people celebration & to a private lunch for 3.

                                                                                                    30. LF

                                                                                                      LoriF

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food1service3ambience4

                                                                                                      Although I like the ambiance of the restaurant with the fireplace and the rustic feel there is a lot of room for improvement. They took at least 15 minutes to seat us even tho we had a reservation. Service was a bit slow outside and seemed to be focused on larger groups. The food was very bland and could use the biggest improvement. I had asked if the chef could make a bit of gluten free pasta, which they did accommodate in a great way...that dish was the most flavorful of the brunch. The thing that was disappointing was that they wouldn't let me take it home. There was so much left and I don't like to waste food. That was the only thing I wanted to take home and was told I wasn't allowed. I understand some people take advantage but its such a sin to waste food for no reason. It would be nice for them to also include more gluten free options as far as pancakes, waffles, toast, desserts...its a big community of us out there and many brunch locations are more inclusive of our needs. For me to spend over $70 on brunch I should be over the moon with the flavor of the food. Yes I did have 2 drinks, but still.

                                                                                                    31. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Never fails. “A” plus plus plus!! Always. Can’t go wrong here. Wonderful food, great location, impeccable service, ambiance to boot! Great experience from the staff at the door, to the servers, to the supervising support on the floor. Great great great

                                                                                                    32. IM

                                                                                                      IMWW

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                      The baked chicken dinner dish and the french fries that came with the burgers were extremely salty - we had to send them back. I would suggest not using finishing salt - your customers diet need vary . Everything else was good.

                                                                                                    33. A

                                                                                                      Alexisbetter

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                      overall1food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                      Chaotic. We had reservation. We’re taken to a table that wasn’t cleared and then just left standing in middle of dining room for 5 minutes. A manager finally cleared the table to seat us but gave us no menus. When we ordered we said we had an hour and ordered only drink and apps. One hour after seating our apps arrived. Very disappointing bc it’s a nice spot and space. I’m sure they are short-staffed like the rest of the world and I felt bad for the waitress. Seemed it was a kitchen issue. I just wouldn’t recommend going if you have a time constraint. Food (which we had to take to go) was fine. Hard to judge after travel time.

                                                                                                    34. MT

                                                                                                      MonicaT

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                      The appetizer cauliflower was really hard. I had the shrimp & pasta, it had like 5 shrimps & the pasta was mushy. It was a little pricey.

                                                                                                    35. DM

                                                                                                      DinnerMaven

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                      overall2food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                      Our server was a saint. She personally sent our soggy, limp truffle fries back twice and didn't even bring them back the third time, proactively taking them off our bill.

                                                                                                    36. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Atlantic City

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                      overall2food2service4ambience5

                                                                                                      We dined after a day at the turtle back zoo, 2 adults and 2 kids. The restaurant is beautiful. Our waitress was good and for the most part attentive. The portions were small and the food was slow to arrive but we didn’t mind as we were not in a hurry and it was nice to not feel rushed. The food is just okay, nothing spectacular. For the price, I don’t think we will be back.

                                                                                                    37. HF

                                                                                                      HerbertF

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                      overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                      Had to wait 15 minutes past reservation time before seated. Took 1:15 minutes to get food. Room was noisy. Salmon burger was terrible. Steak sandwich poor. Very bad experience.

                                                                                                    38. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                      Great food

                                                                                                    39. T

                                                                                                      Toly

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Had a great lunch this my kids.

                                                                                                    40. NY

                                                                                                      NYOES

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      seemed EVERYONE had 5pm reservations and everyone had to wait, it was fine once we saw that the brunch was still being cleaned up. Waited a very long time for even drinks, then longer for our actual food. We were there 2 hours. It was very loud. Waitstaff were all very friendly and helpful. Some people were there longer than us and had small children so we felt bad for them. Understanding that it was a holiday and restaurants are all short staffed. Overall very good. Will give it another chance. Food was excellent.

                                                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                    • Screening

                                                                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                    McLoone's Boathouse does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. McLoone's Boathouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (862) 252-7108.

                                                                                                    McLoone's Boathouse is rated 3.8 stars by 3133 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                    Google Map for McLoone's Boathouse

                                                                                                    9 Cherry Lane West Orange, NJ 07052

                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                      Northfield Ave

                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                      West Orange

                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                      Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                      American, Seafood, Contemporary American

                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                      Self Parking<br />

                                                                                                    • Public transit

                                                                                                      NJ Transit 73

                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                    • Entertainment

                                                                                                      Entertainment every Friday and Saturday night at 9pm.

                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                      (862) 252-7108

                                                                                                    • Catering

                                                                                                      We cater to business meeting, showers, birthdays, and wedding celebrations. With three different size private spaces and a variety of different menus, we can accommodate a wide variety of functions!

                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                      Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers. Keeping with the tradition of Tim McLoone's other locations, the menu offers American cuisine that appeals to the entire family.

                                                                                                    • Private party contact

                                                                                                      Heidi Fischer -hfischer@mcloones.com: (862) 252-7108

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