Blu Alehouse - Riverdale

4.6
245 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Blu Alehouse is a stylish, contemporary concept featuring creative American cuisine, craft beer, and cocktails. Conveniently located on the crossroads of Route 23 and I-287. We have 33 beers on tap, and 32 big screens TV's. Blu Alehouse in one of New Jersey's premier destinations, a family restaurant by day, and an unforgettable nightlife experience after dark, featuring on of the biggest bars in the tri-state.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 245 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dininggirl
Osaka
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We were seated promptly. Service and food were very good. Dining room was very noisy but that’s usual in a place like this! We would return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was just ok this time. Usually pretty good but service was great and sitting outside is always nice.

EM
ElifM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food! Love the ambiance very hip and fun joint.

PM
PatriciaM
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The atmosphere was welcoming and the food was good. Service was friendly.

CT
vipCharlesTaraskewicz
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great menu , excellent service, a fun evening or afternoon. I highly recommend Blu!

CT
vipCharlesTaraskewicz
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Close by,excellent service, good food, good drink selection, very clean and always maintained.

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jandisney
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Each time we dine at Blu Ale House in Riverdale, the food is delicious.







We decided to eat at Blu Ale House in Riverdale, NJ on Wednesday evening. We actually eat there quite frequently. Each time the food is delicious. I had the short ribs, my husband had a cobb salad and my mom had the pork chop. We thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Blu Ale House never disappoints.

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Maere
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was quite good. The food was good except for the Pistachio Cheesecake—-I’d never heard of it and was disappointed. We liked the outdoor seating—-it was covered very and we never felt forgotten. The highway noise was loud enough that we had to speak a little louder than usual—-not sure what could be done but it was annoying.
The Hummus appetizer was terrific and the burger was delicious!

CD
vipChristyD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is good, service was great. Nice casual place to go. Great seeing the entire bar area full and people enjoying themselves after a very long year

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BillfromParamus
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great meal in a vibrant atmosphere ..... the drinks were unique and very tasty .... very pleased to have BLU back on the radar after COVID and looking forward to making a return very soon.

LA
LeeAnnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Highly recommend. Definitely go.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

BEST, repeat BEST mussels in this area. And the tuna tartare is outstanding! Cocktails are well cradted.

MR
MR09
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was really good and the overall service was as well

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Jag1963
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good, food came out in a timely manner and food was good

AT
AnneT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service.. Rich was our waiter. He was very attentive. Tasty food. A bit too noisy inside.

DA
DAVIDP
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Zachary was great. He remembered my wife's nut allergy and checked to confirm after the order went to the kitchen. Great staff. Food was really good. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to friends

BD
BriannaD
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrible service. Waiting over 20 minutes for our drink order. Watched others walk out as I was going to do too. Then food was cold, and we wanted dessert but couldn't bc took too long

VT
ValerieT
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food, nice setting! Definitely go back again!

PD
PatD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall great experience.

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Mariac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a very god time All of our party of 7 enjoyed their food

JH
JohnH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent! Paul was a very nice personably waiter - food was excellent!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience 😀

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I have been here many times but not since the start of the pandemic. This was such a disappointing experience. The food was awful (I have had the chicken pot pie before and it was always delicious) and service was so slow. We waited a long time to get our check. We won’t be going back anytime soon.

CM
vipColetteM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This was my second visit in 6 months meeting family half way at this restaurant. The first time we went I couldn’t wait to go back. Had the lobster roll which was amazing. Well the second time ordering it was not good. They added a spice and tasted like it was left over from 3 days ago. The side of broccoli rabe was cold and did not even taste like broccoli rabe. My cousin ordered the fish tacos and she too said they were not the same as last time. Very disappointed. Would never go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, as was the service! Our waiter Zach was awesome. Thank you for a great experience! Highly recommended.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blu has THE BEST mussels, anywhere. They're plump, freshly made and never overseasoned.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The staff are outstanding—- never met anyone there that hasn’t been great. Come here on a regular basis. Food is always so good. We love coming here!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. Blu Alehouse is our go to.

DW
DarylW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice staff .

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My husband and I love getting away for the night- we love Ali the bartender!

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vipSgengaro
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very solid food, great beer list, TVs easily visible and a great waitstaff.

MW
MarkW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I ordered a burger medium and it came out well done plus the bun was either stale or dried out.

JB
JoanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and helpful staff. Clean and socially distant. Food was great and my cocktail was awesome. Great menu too.

LH
LorraineH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were the only table eating outside. Food, drinks, and desserts were excellent, but it was chilly.

LS
LaurieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always delicious and the ambience is great. We ate outside and felt very safe and socially distanced. The inside looked a bit to crowded for my comfort. If you are concerned about Covid-19, definitely reserve a table outside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is amazing. Service can be slow. Over priced a little

MK
MaryK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to eat. Good drinks good food. Nice atmosphere

TY
TomY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Seems quality of food has deteriorated
Food came out cold and less of it
Other members in our party had to wait an unusual length of time for their food when others were served
Waitress was excellent

KS
vipKellyS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as was service and all Covid protocol was followed.

KI
KIMC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always so nice. I say that every time I go so it is not just a specific wait staff, they are all friendly.

FAQs

Blu Alehouse - Riverdale offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 831-4258.

Blu Alehouse - Riverdale is rated 4.6 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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