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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

1 W Main Street
Mendham, NJ 07945
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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!

Cross Street:
Mountain Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 543-7300

Website:
http://www.blackhorsenj.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music on most Friday & Saturday nights starting at 7PM & running until 10:30PM. Call for detailed entertainment schedule.

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet parking upon arrival.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Felice

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (11)
Good for a Date (10)
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Cozy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Authentic (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Quality food and very good service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Loved music in bar area

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 (New York Area)·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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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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·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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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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·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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 (Naples)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love the restaurant, but the last couple of times we have dined there we found some of the food to be too salty. Everything else has been great though.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had a wonderful experience from the moment we entered the Tavern. The host was friendly and informed us of the history of the restaurant and inn. The food was delicious. We will be back!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 27, 2017

A wonderful special occasion restaurant with good service (especially with Lolita). Food was well prepared, nicely presented and delicious. Would definitely recommend and return.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Classy yet casual with great food and service. Been here many times and never am disappointed!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

I had dinner with my wife and our two children for her birthday. The food and service was excellent. The staff was friendly and attentive. It is a little pricey. Not a complaint , but limits the number of times we go there.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great restaurant still today. Great food and service.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The Black Horse Tavern is a wonderful restaurant located in a very beautiful and scenic part of New Jersey with great food and excellent service. All this comes with a wonderful and authentic historical setting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Cozy, Seasonal, Organic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

In a word...amazing! Best prime rib I ever had...and large portions. Shrimp cocktail appetizer had 3 of the largest shrimp I ever had.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

room was not crowded so we could talk. If you don't like the menu items you may ask for the Pub Menu. It's next door and the wait staff will bring it to you. A nice touch.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Love going to the Black Horse Tavern! It never disappoints! The roasted chicken is the best we ever had and the restaurant is very cozy and comfortable. Its always very enjoyable and relaxing!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food was OK but waited 20 minutes for our drinks, Apps came out and no soooner did our entrees come out! Didn't even finish Apps! They offered to take our entree back but whey? to get dried out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Had a great time. Service was tops and food was amazing...thanks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Not the best meal here!! Service was extremely slow, entrees came out 2 hours after we sat down, a couple of which were cold, and the $35+ filet was the size of a silver dollar!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food was well prepared with very nice fish and vegetables. Half salad wedge was fresh and delicious. Wine menu is ample. Server was very pleasant. Coffe was eh

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was delicious and the service, top notch. It was a lovely Saturday night dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

A rustic and historic restaurant in Mendham with really good food and atmosphere, without being pretentious. Great winter atmosphere in either the Tavern or Pub.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great!! Very enjoyable dining experience, we'll be back!

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Excellent food but waitress was not the best. Very nice lady but did not explain specials, hard to flag down and seemed cinfused

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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 .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Waitstaff was excellent and made us feel most welcomed. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Excellent filet mignon! Angry shrimp was awesome as well. Thank you! Good food good service and good ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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