Blu Alehouse - Riverdale

4.6
174 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
What 174 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LucyK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently delicious and service is outstanding.

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AdamN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, environment, and service were great. Definitely recommend the nachos. Great place to watch football or any sports.

KM
KennethM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant has an open format...not really very interesting. The food was average, nothing special.

It’s not expensive, but not special either

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vipSgengaro
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very solid food and outstanding draft beer list. The nachos were very solid with cheese completely melted (a big pet peeve of mine is cheese not completely melted). The ahi tuna app was outstanding. My daughter’s burger and my bison burger were both very good and the old bay fries are great! Highly recommend for a sports bar atmosphere with very good food. Also, our waiter Zach was extremely friendly and attentive.

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

1 hour to get food. Forgot appetizers and brought dinners. Management made tons of excuses instead of owning the mistake and blamed us as the customers. Also it was definitely above capacity restrictions due to Covid. Will not be returning.

JF
JimF
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Less ipa’s on tap. Need more selection of different styles.

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GaryS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, good food and always nicely greeted by the manager. Love the selection of beers on tap.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were awesome

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Made a reservation just to be told they wouldn’t seat us when we got there, was frustrated Bc I was hungry but besides that great place excellent bar tenders and servers

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SusanC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Excellent as always!
Can’t wait till the next dinner.

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TerenceF
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Peach tea lemonade is our favorite.

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KiethP
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready when we arrived. Food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little chilly the heater lamp went out and no propane filled for awhile but the server was great and we had a nice time

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Bryan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Solid place to catch up with friends or family. Food was tasty and well priced. A great value for the amount of food. Covid set up was not the best inside but outside seating was available. Will comes again.

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Prof
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor tent and heaters available! Nice varied menu but was disappointed with substitutions made on my favorite Korean bbq salad.

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DorisB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our dinners were good but not really special. I had the blu shrimp which is a house specialty. I thought it was a bit bland. The portion size was good. Atmosphere is nice, especially if you like watching sports- we had about 10 screens for our seats.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service! The ahi tuna entree was wonderful, as were the mussels.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

While our waitress was great, we waited a long time for things to come out of the kitchen on a not so busy day/time. I loved my shrimp appetizer but hubby felt the egg rolls were chewy and possible microwaved.

Dinner was simple blue salad with steak so I loved it. However son got rack of lamb and felt it was just OK with little to no flavor and he preferred the mashed potatoes it came atop. Hubby said his burger was average

Sadly overall was a but disappointed. Past times were much better with food. The kabobs still are really great and the discounted shrimp and pasta dinner were favorites.

JC
JoeC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very attentive and polite. The food was delicious. The owner even stopped by to say hello.

KC
KellyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Always a pleasure to go there

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blu Alehouse NEVER disappoints! Superb food: Their thick pork chop is juicy and fork tender; their drunken sailor mussels are plump and full (albeit a bit saltier than I'd like); and their sides are outstanding. Service is always attentive - but never intrusive.

DB
DanB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent place for Date Night. Fun atmosphere, good food, and excellent service. Also a Great Beer Menu.

JB
JosephB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

veggie burger came out as a tuna burger then had to wait another 15 minutes to get the right order . had to speak to the manager to staighten this out. two other waitresses were of no help . he took the price of the meal off the bill but the we were charged for a full bottle of wine when we got the bill my wife had one glass. then they gave us a around of drinks but this still doesn't make up for the lack of follow up on the original waitresses part . at this point we will not be going back for awhile they need to get their act together . I think they need more comprehensive training maybe write the orders down instead of trying to remember them because thats not working for sure . at this point i will not recommend going

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The muscles were as good as I had anywhere! The 12 oz pork chop was thick and juicy. The fried calamari was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. And the shrimp po boy was one of the best sandwiches we've ever had. Thanks to the outstanding service, the experience was superb.

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vipRobert
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Always consistent the food is always good but sometimes the drinks are not consistent I guess different bartenders make drinks different ways

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place for a relaxing meal. Food and drinks are good and service is terrible

DB
DanB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for dinner with my Girlfriend on a Sunday evening at 6:30. The food and service was excellent. I had the 6 oz. filet with mashed potatoes and my girlfriend had the grilled chicken sandwich.

We chose outdoor dining and ate under the White Tent adjacent to the Restaurant. I would definitely recommend Blu Alehouse.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful double date here. The service was fast and food was of good quality.

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DianeP
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place to go for decent meal and a couple of drinks.

MJ
MarissaJ
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday football, kind of cold because the doors were kept open for the servers to get outside which is understandable, I just would have layered more had i known.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST mussels ANYWHERE!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and indoor dining. Felt safe.

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vipfoodiehub
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nice to have a place to go and eat “safely” although Rt 23 and parking lot traffic detracts from the ambiance. Food was ok, lobster roll could have used more lobster and less roll. Service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit today was our first, and now I can say it was the first of many to come. We were really impressed by the variety of items on the menu. Everything from simple seafood like mussels, more complex dishes like broccoli rabe and sausage, to regional specialties such as the shrimp po' boy.

All the food was delicious, the muscles we're absolutely plump and fresh, and a service was outstanding. I recommend it!

JB
JosephB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was good

CF
CherieF
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Risotto is excellent. A good amount of Lobster. Try the Carrot Cake cupcake. It was awesome. Wait staff was very good. Attentive and pleasant.

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LouH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible. Ribeye was tough and over cooked. Ahi Tuna was terrible. Will not be returning. Limited menu which serves garbage. We spent all day there eating apps and drinks. Spent nearly $300. Never again!

LK
LucyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Blu Ale. The food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Sat inside. Everything was clean and we were distanced. They did not use disposable menus which I was not a fan of. I avoided touching the menu.

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

2 of the 3 portions were very small for wat we were charged. I had a steak sandwich on a roll with fries as advertised. There were 3 small slices on a onion roll. The only thing filling about the steak sandwich was the roll

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 174 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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