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About The Black Horse Tavern
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
Mendham, NJ 07945
American, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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!
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music on most Friday & Saturday nights starting at 7PM & running until 10:30PM. Call for detailed entertainment schedule.
We offer complimentary valet parking upon arrival.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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.
The Black Horse Tavern Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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....
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
My husband and I dined at The Black Horse Tavern on a Friday evening. We both began with wedge salads. The house made blue cheese dressing was delicious and the ingredients were fresh. The accompanying bread basket was full of fresh warm bread that was replenished when it got low. For an entree, I ordered their famous prime ribs (which can be had in a large, 24 oz portion, or a smaller, 16 oz,one). They were, as usual, juicy, flavorful. and cooked to perfection. My husband ordered the evening's special seafood stew which was plentiful and excellent. We shared a pecan pie with ice cream and creme fraiche for dessert. Service was cheerful and attentive. Although this restaurant is in a charming historic building, the interior is decorated in up-to-date furnishings (without ruining the authentic architecture).
My family got a reservation at the Tavern for St. Patrick's Day. Our server was very efficient and friendly. The 6 oz. filet was very, very small but tasty. Shepherds Pie was the special - very large and delicious. My children were able to find things they liked on the children's menu. Overall a good meal.
Service, food, ambiance very good! I had the special with was Grouper over a hash brown-like potatoes... Too salty to even eat, but fish was excellent! We originally were seated in a booth which was way too tight & uncomfortable but they were able to accommodate us with a table right away (and it was very crowded on a sat night). We walked over to the Pub after dinner which had an awesome vibe... We will definitely go back there to sit at the bar for a few beers. A couple were playing guitar & singing,but no too loud & very enjoyable .
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