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The Station at Mountain Lakes

4.7
377 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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
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Phone number
(973) 335-5330
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bradley Cooper
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Catering
Off site catering is available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodland Ave
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Parking details
Full lot at restaurant and additional parking available across the railroad tracks
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Public transit
Train station is located right near the restaurant
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
What 377 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants. I have never been disappointed with any of the meals. Love the grilled hanger steak and the chicken Toscana. My husband usually gets a seafood dish and my daughter loves the steak au poivre. Carlo is so friendly and makes us feel like family. Highly recommend it. Homemade desserts and rolls are delicious as well.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food & service continues to be excellent! This is restaurant is a rustic setting in the old train station.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of our favorites. Keep coming back for the welcoming atmosphere, wide menu selection and always good menu. Never been disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Pleasantly surprised by the evening at The Station. The old train station has a charming and quaint ambiance, that was made more appealing by the optional patio outdoor dining. The food was prepared very well, all dishes from scratch, and were presented well on the plate. I had the scallops, was given a generous portion and the dish was delightful. My wife had the hanger steak entree, and as we shared the two dishes we got a little surf n turf going. Great meal well worth the money.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It's cozy with an historic vibe, which is nice, but most of the prices are high for what you get. The salads, at $14, are seriously overpriced! My lemon drop martini had NO taste of lemon, and my "lump" crab cake was not LUMP crab meat, but all of that finely shredded tasteless stuff with lots of filler.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Tucked away like it's a hidden location but right near the highways.
Large menu selection as well as a varied wine selection whether by the glass or bottle.
You're free to linger and enjoy your conversation but the wait staff is never far away and everyone is very pleasant.
I truly recommend this for an enjoyable evening or lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I live in town and love it there. Do not get to go as often as I would like to. Everything is always spot on.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Nicely done. Menu is terrific, varied with daily specials that are good. Wine list is also nice with range of choices. Service was great, a lovely midweek dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very good service and food. The only knock I had was strangely enough the coffee was served at room temperature

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Family get together!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent as always!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great neighbourhood gem in Mountain Lakes. Small, intimate bar, (try the Signature Cocktail, you won’t be sorry!), deep menu and high level of culinary quality. Can’t wait to try the outdoor patio.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Loved the transformation of an old train station into an elegant dining experience. Food was absolutely superb, healthy and substantial portions. Can't wait to go back to experience the outside dining.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Went for anniversary dinner and had a great experience overall. Steaks were amazing and service was great. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The Station has been a go to place for us for a long time now. They have helped us over the years with a wedding rehearsal dinner and 60th birthday party. We have also enjoyed everything from an intimate dinner for two, to gathering a number of friends for an evening of great dining and conversation. Carlos and his staff see to your every need when dining there. I highly recommend going.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We just found this restaurant and will go back. We went there for my wife birthday lunch and it was perfect; excellent food and attentive wait staff.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Staff was very attentive. Food was delicious. Had the filet burgundy and it was done perfectly. Wine was priced well with a nice selection. Will be going again!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our first time there, we went for Valentine’s Day. Everything was excellent, service, food, drinks, atmosphere & dessert. We have already told a bunch of people of our experience at the station and recommend they try it. We’ll be back again for sure!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The Station at Mt Lakes was very warm & welcoming. A bit pretentious & seemed to have a local crowd that was quite robust. I would like to come back when the weather is warm & eat al fresco. Looks to be very pretty outside. The food was good, service was very attentive if a bit abrupt. Decent wine list but some of the servers were less than adequate. They seemed anxious to rush us through our dinner rather than let us take our time & relax. Plus, when we tried to order the special tuna on the menu, which looked delish, we were told there was no tuna available at all. No one said anything when we sat down, so we had to rethink our choices while the server hovered around us until I told her to let us decide & we would let her know! Appetizers were good, again food was good but the decor needs major refreshing. Plus, there is only 1 restroom, right beside one of the tables where a large group was dining. ICK! I get the feeling that if you become a regular, the service would be better. Probably will come back, would like to come back on a week night.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Server was excellent. Requested flowers on the table for my wife - and they did it! Fiod was great and would absolutely return. Second thumbs up for the service and waiter!!!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

My boss found this hidden gem while we were on a business trip. We loved it so much we ate there again the 2nd night! The service is top notch, and the food is delicious! I can't wait to come back again!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Phenomenal! We had filet mignon burgundy and Gorgonzola. Both were melt in your mouth and full of flavor. We subbed for a wedge of potatoes Au gratin which were so good we would have been happy with them as a savory dessert. The overall experience was so good we came back the next night with. Customer.!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I wanted to celebrate my daughters 51 st Birthday with a special treat. The lunch was delicious and the service outstanding. Exactly what I wanted a Mother Daughter birthday lunch. I would recommend the menu and outstanding service for any occasion.

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2018

I love the old stone inside and out of the restaurant. The service was great but I was taken back by the menu. I haven't been to The Station in about 2 years I was surprised to see lots of pasta dishes on the menu. And I did not care for my hanger steak to come to me all ready cut in pieces I would have rather had a steak to cut.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Quite dining in a historic train station. Good food and service.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

My husband ordered the steak arrabiata and he said it was better than my peppercorn steak. Mom ordered the balsamic chicken. It was a large portion and she ate it all. The blueberry cobbler looks more like a pie but is was outstanding. I would go back just for the cobbler. We were seated next to a loud party. Once their food came, the noise level was better. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve and the service was prompt and attentive.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I found the Station at Mountain Lakes on Open Table by looking for a place for New Year's Eve in a nearby town. What is great find - the food was delicious, and plenty to eat at each serving. It is tucked away off the roads I normally drive on - but we were so impressed we will be back! Great spot any day your in the mood for great food.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Extremely unique with quality food and service. Very accommodating to all needs. Highly recommend for a special treat.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

My wife and I wanted to have a nice Christmas Eve dinner. The Station exceeded our expectations.

The food was delicious and the staff treated us with the best service. We had a wonderful time. We planning our next trip back!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent quality food without exception.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Always very good food, ambience and service.
We all had a very nice experience.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Mediocre getting by on location and physical plant.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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