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The Black Horse Tavern

4.1
300 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Celebrating more than 270 years in business, The Black Horse Tavern is located in the heart of Mendham, N.J. Originally a stage coach house in the mid-1700s, today the Tavern embraces the traditions of fine dining with exceptional hospitality, a historic restaurant setting and a focus on modern American cuisine using local produce and products from purveyors throughout the tri-state area. Reservations are accepted at The Black Horse Tavern only. The Black Horse Pub is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and is on a first come first serve basis. You can visit our pub menu at http://www.blackhorsenj.com/black-horse-pub.aspx
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday & Tuesday- Closed
Wednesday & Thursday – 5:00 – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday – 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday – 4:00pm – 9:00pm
We are open Thanksgiving!
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Phone number
(973) 543-7300
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Felice
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mountain Avenue
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking upon arrival.
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Entertainment
Live Music on most Friday & Saturday nights starting at 7PM & running until 10:30PM. Call for detailed entertainment schedule.
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Special events & promotions
The Black Horse Tavern is the ideal venue for every occasion. We're pleased to offer two rooms for private affairs; graciously accommodating up to one hundred and twenty five guests. You may be certain that you and your guests will enjoy exceptional cuisine and impeccable service. Our professional and courteous staff will ensure that your social corporate events as well as your dining experience are one to remember. The Black Horse philosophy is, "Only the best for our guests". The secret to the restaurant business is no secret at all, it's just hard work and attention to detail.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 300 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.7
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious, staff was very pleasant and attentive. Highly recommended celebrating something special here.

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vipCraigL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

A bit more upscale than the Pub with slightly better food. Great experience

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Met friends for dinner, neither of us had been here before. What a pleasant surprise. Everything was amazing, the food, the ambiance, and the service. It was a perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and atmosphere were great! We went on a Friday and it was very busy. The wait for our dinner entrees and dessert took a lot longer than usual.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Been going to the Black Horse for years. This time the service was a little challenged by a new order system. Our cocktails didn't come until after our appetizers were finished. The service while slow was still pleasant as always. It was a Saturday night so there was a singer in the bar area where we were seated. He was very good. He played a nice selection of songs without being too loud to be intrusive into dinner conversation.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Ambiance and service was wonderful. Was disappointed in the meal. Since I do not frequent this restaurant often I can only base my opinion on this experience. Shrimp was overcooked and tough. Would definitely give it another chance and hope for a better tasting.

In all fairness, my partner was most satisfied with his dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

So unfortunate. Soggy bread in bread basket and the driest salmon I think I've ever gotten. Cold where we were sitting and the best thing about the place was the musicians playing.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Good night

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vipfoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

This was our second time and it was as good as the first. Excellent food, service and setting. It can't be beat.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent food & service (Michael). It is one of our special places

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vipDjvall (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was better than average but service not so good. My wife’s dish, boneless short ribs, had to be returned because it was cold. How we if you like shrimp cocktail, I had the best ever. Huge shrimp served over plate of crushed ice.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

My husband and I went there for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was delicious. He said the Butternut Squash Soup was the best he had ever had. I loved my Portabella appetizer. The turkey meal was delicious and perfect amount of food. We sat at a nice table near a window and could see your pretty decorations outside. The waitress was so sweet . It was truly a beautiful Thanksgiving for us. Hope to be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

My friends and I visited Black Horse Tavern on a Saturday evening for dinner. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our server, Mike, was wonderful and so attentive! He engaged in polite conversation with us was very pleasant. The food was delicious...we ordered a variety of steak entrees and salads, and everything was wonderful. We didn't order dessert because we felt full, but they looked AMAZING. The next time, even if I'm full, I am ordering that dessert! We were very impressed. We'd definitely return.

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vipArthurA (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

This was a disappointing experience for us. Seafood was over cooked. Service was too long. Bread given was only 3 pieces and we were 7 at the table. Very disappointing after it came highly recommended

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Foodhound (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Disappointing. Went on a Saturday night and was seated promptly. That's where the good part ends. Service was very slowwwwww, and not at all attentive. Waiter was very confused and had a hard time remember orders. Sad part is that the entire menu is only 1 side of 1 page. Took over 2 hours for two of us to dine. Split appetizer, small salad each, glass of wine each
, and mid range entrees. $135 total with 15% tip. ( yes, I know, should have given less but I felt sorry for him). Food is nothing great. Atmosphere is cozy. Better choices for the money.

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RossG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Got together with friends--3 couples--for dinner. We had been here before and liked it, but it was particularly good this time. Perhaps it was the waiter. I wish we had caught his name, but he was a delightful young man, very helpful and responsive and just a pleasure whenever he showed up. Everyone's food was excellent. The atmosphere was comfortable. The room wasn't particularly big but we were not crowded. We could hold a conversation around the table without shouting--a big plus nowadays. Could not have been a nicer evening.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waiter was wonderful. Food was delicious. Great atmosphere.

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JRMR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Went to see some live music at the bar. Had the short rib stew which was excellent. Highly recommend it. Listen to music from solo guitarist Sheri and she was great. Thanks for the good time. Special thanks to Lauren at the bar

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vipCraigL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Quality food and very good service

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Loved music in bar area

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TTNJ (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

We made the five minute drive to the BH Tavern this past Saturday (10/28)...My family had a 7:00 reservation and were seated promptly at 7:00 (a plus)...we waited ten minutes for someone to stop-by the table....our waiter tried but clearly was inexperienced and over-matched...in his defense there was no busboy which meant our waiter did everything by himself for our table and 3-4 tables around us....he brought us our bread (after being asked when our entrees were delivered), poured our water (again, after being asked when our entrees were delivered)....he was polite (as evidenced by the 7-8 times he said "I'm sorry").....food was good, nothing special...draft beers were flat...It was our first visit to the BHT in a few years and it will be our last.... I wish we had walked across the courtyard to the Pub or driven the nine miles into Morristown for multiple, better dining alternatives....

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Always have loved this place! It would be nice to see new options on the dinner menu!

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TimS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

We had the dining room to ourselves for a very early Friday anninversary dinner, which was nice! Table ambiance not the best without tablecloth or lit candle, but we did have a window view of outside Fall display. Had a intermittent banging noise from the basement under our table which was annoying. Food was great except for a less than memorable prime rib cut and roast. Waiter suggestions and daily specials were very good, esp. the seasonal squash soup! Attentive and courteous service; pace of courses was excellent and glasses kept filled. Dessert selection and coffee was an excellent close to the evening. Our time there was very relaxing...Upon leaving we sat in the municipal garden across the street on a beautiful Fall evening! The small historic hamlet setting is attractive and inviting. I would definately recommend this as a date location!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was excellent, but our food and drinks were very slow to come out and wait staff needs more training.

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RenataD1 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

The waitress was nice but extremely inattentive. She forgot water multiple times when we asked. When I got up to ask the bartender she asked me to wait a minute and then forgot. My burger was overcooked. I asked for medium and I got well done. When we asked the waitress to pack up our leftovers, she forgot. I will never go back.

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vipSklaub (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

The apps were good. Lobster tots and oysters. Main course of Inn seafood bake was awful. Shrimp and scallops way overdone, salmon was raw. Mousse cake was good. Wine selection was good, but extremely pricey, above the 2x I'd expect. The saving grace was the live music. Loved that!

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vipEnjoyingeatingout65inNJ (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

We had an excellent server named Michael who set a very positive tone for the dinner. The room we were in had a large group there for dinner which increased the noise level more than usual-the food and drinks were good and we were able to relax and have an enjoyable private meal.

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JaneL (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

We waited for ten minutes to be seated at the Tavern although the restaurant was not busy - Friday night over Labor Day weekend. After we were seated we waited for 15 more minutes... No one greeted us or even offered to bring us water or a drink. Wait staff and managers kept walking by without a Hello or "we'll send someone over." We finally left and no one seemed to notice or care that we were leaving... Wow. And we are regulars at the Black Horse Pub. We will be back to the Pub but we're super disappointed.

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vipeveningout (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Second trip in about a year and much better. Too noisy but not the fault of restaurant. Two very loud larger groups next to us. I had seafood bake and my wife, steak salad. Well prepared and perfect for a quick dinner for two of us. Server was attentive and did her job well.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Food wasn't anything incredible, not bad, just not memorable. They sat us in the bar area of the tavern (we went to the tavern not the pub) so it was quite loud. The server seemed new but was very attentive. Food not fantastic, not worth the money we paid.

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