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About The Station at Mountain Lakes

The Station at Mountain Lakes is a scratch restaurant featuring fresh seafood, steaks, homemade soups, salads, pasta and a variety of unique entrees created by Executive Chef/owner Bradley Cooper. Owner operated for 14 years, The Station is located in a beautifully restored field stone train station in the heart of Mountain Lakes.

99 Midvale Rd
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Woodland Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 335-5330

Website:
http://www.thestationatmtlakes.co/

Catering:
Off site catering is available.

Parking Details:
Full lot at restaurant and additional parking available across the railroad tracks

Public Transit:
Train station is located right near the restaurant

Executive Chef:
Bradley Cooper

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Station at Mountain Lakes Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
Romantic (7)
Casual (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Since moving to Mountain Lakes a year ago, we finally decided to walk down the street for dinner and we are sure glad we did. Cozy (it is very tight) restaurant with tons of charm. Broad wine list and a fantastic bartender! Food was well-prepared and portions were generous. We had the stuffed salmon and steak Diane - the salmon was fantastic, the steak itself was meh - although the sauce was flavourful. Don't miss the scallop potatoes, they are delicious. The only knock is the venue can be loud, and don't sit on the right side of the downstairs dining room on the banquets....they were the original waiting room chairs and are VERY narrow. We will return and can't wait for warmer weather for the outdoor patio.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Station in Mountain Lakes. The wait staff was attentive but not over bearing. Our lunch was absolutely delicious. We shared an appetizer with prosciutto. The prosciutto was the best I've ever had. My entree was Chicken Toscana. I would order it again in a heartbeat. It was outstanding. I can't wait to return for another meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food and service were excellent! We went for lunch after my brother’s wedding at the courthouse. We will definitely return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food, service, and ambiance! I would definitely go back again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent! Always consistent. Good service and lovely atmosphere. A favorite of ours fro many years!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good food and service. Mussel appetizer was fabulous. Very noisy though.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Mediocre getting by on location and physical plant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service and food is always great It is run very well and service is wonderful as well as food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our first time at The Station. Great place. Food, drinks and service was wonderful!! We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food, friendly service, nice setting, fairly priced food and drink.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always a great experience.
Terrific food and atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Fantastic quality food. Cajun corn chowder was so flavorful with just the right bite of spice. Great malbec by the glass to compliment the entree, a huge stuffed pork chop, stuffed with cornbread and sausage stuffing. Flavorful natural gravy drizzle over the top added to the complex flavors of the entree. Finished off with some fresh steamed veggies and a small serving of mashed potatoes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was terrific and the service was just outstanding. I may have underestimated the noise for 8pm on a Saturday, but you live and learn.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wonderful meal at The Station. Arugula salad was excellent! Had a chicken pasta dish which was flavorful and tasted like my grandma used to make on Sundays. Husband had jambalaya which was tasty with authentic Cajun flavor. Apple pie was also terrific...just like home made! Staff here is the best, from the smiling and friendly manager who greets you to the young man who brings the bread, the wait staff who take your order and runners who bring your food. Friendly, cozy vibe with really great food served in the beautiful old train station. Highly recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

My favorite go to place to bring business guests for great fish steak and Italian. Waitstaff superior. Fun location a train station.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

One of favorite go-to places. Always consistent. Our favorites are corn chowder soup and filet mignon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great service great food I will return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had a special occasion. Was not acknowledged.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always enjoy eating at the Station at Mountain Lakes. The food is excellent and the service very good. Enjoyed eating outside this time - and unlike some restaurants where outside dining comes with a lot of traffic noise, it is very quiet at The Station. Highly recommend the smoked trout & salmon appetizer and shrimp & spinach entree.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We came here for dinner, to celebrate our anniversary. From the moment we walked in, to the moment we left, we were treated with the utmost care, respect, and impeccable, friendly service. We loved eating outdoors, in the back. The weather was perfect, as was the whole dining experience. A great night!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great location and food!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Absolutely amazing Filet Mignon. My wife says the fish tacos were out of this world. Great old train station location in a quiet neighborhood. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This is a charming restaurant with delicious food and a great outdoor dining area. It was our second time eating at this establishment in Mountain Lakes.
Our experience began as we were warmly greeted by a hostess at the door and then a host on our way to our seats. We chose to dine al fresco to take advantage of the lovely patio that is encircled by trees and has soft pop music from discreetly placed speakers hidden amongst the trees. Trains do not run on this train line on weekends so there is no visual or auditory distractions and no vibrations even though the restaurant is trackside. (Sometimes the indoor dining areas can be overly air conditioned so if weather doesn't permit outdoor dining, bring a sweater.)

On this occasion (and this is the only ding in what would otherwise have been an outstanding dining experience), after being seated and having our water glasses filled, it took a bit of time after closing our menus for wait staff to take our orders; we had to call over wait staff to place our orders. Please note that the one time before when we dined at The Station, wait staff promptly took our orders when we closed our menus.

House salads came with some entrees and were well portioned and tasty. The shrimp cocktail was perfectly chilled and consisted of 5 large shrimp. No cocktail sauce was served but these shrimp did not require any. The crab appetizer was delicious and the shrimp ajillo had a kick courtesy of It's Cajun-style preparation.

The blackened ahi tuna was prepared quite well and while the blackening could have been crisper, the fish was cooked to perfection. The St. Peter's fish Marechiara was excellent, as were the steak and the seafood Fra Diablo.

We shared 2 desserts between 4 people and that was sufficient as portions were ample. The apple pie a la mode was good but Grandma's chocolate cake was rich and dense and absolutely delicious.

We will definitely return to The Station at Montvale.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food and service was amazing per usual! We always look forward to a night at The Station!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. Delicious food - menu has plenty of variety. Staff very professional and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants! Rustic setting, excellent food and service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Second visit in a couple of months. The blackened tilapia tacos are that good! Sat out on the terrace again - delightful spot. Service was attentive and discreet.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Outstanding food. Party of 10 and everyone loved their meal. Hats off to the chef!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Excellent and varied selection. Everyone really enjoyed the whole evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The food was good and the service was excellent. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The room feels a bit like a dungeon. I generally love repurposed venues but walking down into the main dining room felt a little claustrophobic. The rock walls and high windows added to The unease. Although the dining was enjoyable I couldn't wait to get out of the cell. Thank the warden for me when you see him.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Always awesome - one of the best in New Jersey

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

Really enjoyed an excellent meal with great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Notwithstanding that there were plenty of empty tables, including in the back room, we were seated in the front room next to a couple that shouted at each other the entire evening. The noise level was not conducive to a pleasant dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Had an excellent lunch on the patio with a business colleague. Would highly recommend the fish tacos (they come "dis-assembled" so you can build them to suit your preference for the proportion of the various ingredients). Fast, discreet service. Really enjoyable location (as the name suggests, the restaurant occupies the Mountain Lakes train station building).

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The restaurant is exceptional!!!!
I live in Basking Ridge. I would come once a week if I could. Mother's Day and my Mom's 86th birthday on the 24th was very special!!!
Thanks again
Joyce Carr

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I have been to The Station many many times and keep going back because the food is consistently very good. I have never had a bad meal. I used to work in Parsippany so the location was very convenient. Now that I don't work in the area, I will continue to go to The Station since I like it so much. This time I split a salad special of strawberries, blueberry goat cheese and lettuce with my friend. Then the stuffed pork chop for me and the pepper steak for my friend. Everything was excellent and cooked perfectly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on June 22, 2017

The food was very good. I had a steak that was delicious. My wife had a shrimp and paste which she had to bring home . Service was a little slow for a Thursday night. We sit outside because it gets loud in side. It was nice weather for June. The gift
card was over a year old , but they took it. Overall great food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Love The Station at Mountain Lakes. Fantastic spot.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The Station never disappoints! I forced myself to try something different as I almost always get the Gorgonzola filet. The balsamic chicken was more low cal but just as delicious. The owner/host Carlos is very attentive, making sure all customers have what they need.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Excellent food & service. Reasonable pricing.

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