Blu Alehouse - Woodbridge

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Blu Alehouse tastefully combines New American dining and an upscale sports bar atmosphere into one. Blu Alehouse is one of New Jersey’s premier destinations- a family restaurant by day, and an unforgettable nightlife experience after dark. Come and explore all that Blu has to offer you.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was slow but food was good and drinks as well!

LS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We really enjoyed our appetizers of the loaded potato wedges and chicken wings. Wasn't too impressed with the entrees- we had the bison burger and steak sandwich. Steak sandwich was overcooked at well done when I requested medium rare had to send it back because it was too tough. When it came back it was decent, but not worth the $70 check for everything.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Place was a nice place I just didn’t like the setup for watching sports.

Thanks

s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We were sitting for 30 minutes before we were even approached by our server for drinks which took another 15 minutes. At that point we ordered our food w/ our drinks for fear of the server leaving and not coming back for another 30 minutes. She had only one other table she was waiting on at the time. In that time, 2 other tables were sat and served appetizers and drinks by another server yet we still sat w/ an empty table. The food finally came out after we'd been there for over an hour. Not once did the server come to the table to check if we needed more drinks or apologize for the wait of give us an update on our food. When the food came out, it was accompanied by the manager who did not immediately address us w/ an apology. She had an attitude because we were upset that it had taken so long. The server ended up walking away, still no apology. Even the apology we got from the manager didn't seem very sincere. The only thing the manager did right was comp our meal. We paid for our bottle of wine and that was it. Not sure I'll be going back even though the food was good - that we had to take in to go containers immediately because we had somewhere to be and only allotted 1.5 hours for our meal.

TS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! The strawberrytini was delicious

MS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were quite pleased with our visit to the Blu Alehouse
the selection of beers are good, a variety vs some places that have a concentration on a single style of beer. The food was good and the atmosphere enjoyable. The big tv panels were oriented and placed well for enjoying the events displayed

J
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I went there with some friends for a birthday and the waiter I had was great but the food wasn't that good I did want to change my order to order something else but the night manager Andrea was horrible while my fiance explained to her that issue with the food she got an attitude and walked away while we were in mid-sentence as a manager myself I would first introduce myself as the manager and ask how was the food and if there was a problem apologize and begin to offer something else the manager had a friend that she was eating with a couple seats down and her friend begin to argue with a friend of mine when he let the manager know that she was rude for walking away and and being rude with us I would not return

RT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Both of our dinners were cooked perfectly and we’re delicious. Server Matt was very courteous and efficient.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch to watch women’s World Cup. I would do it again.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made reservations for a large group of 8-12 people. We wanted to see a big soccer match so we checked with staff twice to make sure they would show it. They told us yes. We got there and one of their staff said yes they have it. Manager came out and told us know. We left. Horrible experience. Don’t tell us yes and last N.J. the tell us know.

SF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time at the blu Ale.. Food was outstanding as was the service !!!

MB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our Sunday Brunch. A nice selection at a very reasonable price. Our server, Matt, was great - personable, attentive and very knowledgeable. An overall very nice experience, we’ll definitely visit again!

AB
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Brunch was good. I went once before and it was better but this was Mother’s Day so increased price and mandatory 20% gratuity. 20% is normal for a regular meal, but for a buffet I usually do like 12-15%. Mother’s Day not as good as first time- food not as good. I guess it was packed so I understand. Would recommend for regular Sunday- not as good for holidays.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Subdue buffet brunch. Great food and wide selection of options.
Great service!
Only negative was very loud.

RR
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We previously visited Blu Ale a couple of nights before we made the reservation for Easter Sunday brunch. We were given the menu and you had many items that we were all interested in eating on that holiday brunch. We came back and were seated at our time slot, the food was phenomenal. It was plenty to choose from and the food was delicious. Our server was the sweetest server we could’ve ever imagined. And the bottomless Mamosa’s were the ticket, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The next time that I’m in New Jersey Blu Ale I will be visiting you again.

M
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The old Shannon Rose....Very nice place for dinner and watching sports. Food & drinks are good. The upstairs dance floor bar area is scary. Went up there to get a drink maybe 10 people at the most was up there. While only 5 of them were dancing the whole floor was shaking like it would collapse at any moment. 😨😳😱 Love the place but there's definitely a safety concern for the dance floor and the restaurant seating underneath it.

G
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good but was very overpriced for the quantity and quality. Ordered a filet mignon. It only came with mashed potatos. No vegetable of any kind, nor did the server offer sides or anything else. Since when do entrees not include vegetables? It literally was a 6 oz filet and a small mound of mashed potatos on a large plate. No decorations, no sauces, nothing to make it special. There were no specials or other suggestions from the server. Cocktails were very good; wine selection not so great. I would not go out of my way to dine here. Bar area was nice with a large screen tv. Stick to the bar.

FB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Over-priced bar food, in a bar environment. Maybe meet up for a drink at the bar, but for the cost of the meal, go somewhere where the food is worth it.

IL
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and reasonable. Excellent service. Those who wants to sit in the bar has a huge area with large screen TV and those wants privacy are also taken care.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow. Not all her fault as I think they were short handed and manager was apologetic

ML
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We reserved a High Top and the Hostess direct us to a diferente seat.
My salad wich I added Salmon did not meet my expectations.
My husband ordered Lamb and He wasn’t very impressed with the taste.

ML
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried some of the new menu items that were recommended. Great recommendations! Can’t wait to get back there soon to try other new things!

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very comfortable dining experience. The food and service was great..

TJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was totally amazing. Buffet style with craving station, made to order omelets and other lunch items like pasta, fish etc. Great dessert table. Overall Food is delicious. Hidden Gem in the neighborhood .

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Brunch find in a long time!! Will definitely be back. The prime rib was incredible!!! the only thing that needed help was the dessert area. Very sparse. Maybe something hot like an apple cobbler or a bread pudding. Although he desserts were an afterthought, ALL of the food entries were incredible!!

GS
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Used OpenTable to book a hightop table for two. I received the email confirmation from OpenTable. When we arrived there were no tables available and I was told that they were not honoring the reservation that I was showing them on my phone. Later, I received an email from OpenTable stating that I was a "No Show" while I was still standing at the bar! I showed the "No Show" email to the manager as well. Point is, if you can't honor a reservation do not send an email with a confirmation and I will make other arrangements. To date, neither Blue Alehouse or OpenTable have contacted me to offer an consolation for ruining my date.

FT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my cousin’s bridal / going away party.

ML
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VERY LOUD with the country music upstairs and the band setting up downstairs...But That will not deter us from the best piece of prime rib anywhere in Jersey, although we may switch to Tuesday to avoid the noise.. feels like home with a great wait staff and amazing food. I heard the have have a new menu coming out soon. Can’t wait to try new things!!

KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We come to NJ three times a year and always stop by blu for dinner. Usually great service and food. Had two issues this time, first was I ordered a chicken quesadilla with no peppers and a LOT of peppers were in the quesadilla when it arrived. The server asked if I wanted a new one, but I didn't want to wait while my husband ate his food so I decided to pick the peppers out. Second, I ordered a piece of pie to go and when I got back to my hotel realized utensils were not included, so I had to pick up with my hands to eat. These are reasons why no 5 stars were given this trip.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening. Sweet, attentive service and delicious food. Looks like a great place to watch sports too.

MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

There is really nothing great to say about this place. If feels like a modern cafeteria. Very noisy. Acceptable food. You don’t get a sense at any of the wait staff has been well trained. Definitely would not go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was okay...both my friend and I felt it was a bit salty. The beer I had was great, our hostess was good and I enjoyed selecting off of a gluten free menu. The music/noise level made it hard to have a conversation without yelling...ambience is more suitable for “hanging out” versus conversation.
Probably will not return.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Food, Quick Attentive Service, Nice Upscale Sports Bar atmosphere. Great for a casual dinner with friends or a casual business meeting.

WC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here is always delicious! We’ve been here a few times on many occasions. Service is always excellent and we are happy to come again.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The place is very cool, great sports bar scene. Our main problem was that we waited nearly 20 minutes just for the waiter to come over. Once he did everything was fine. The food was good, nothing special. The drink prices were good and the best scene was very cool. Huge wall of TVs, would definitely recommend to anyone going to watch a game!

DM
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place second time going and will end up returning.

SG
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was recommended to have my birthday dinner there & I must say, it was an awesome experience. My celebration was just what I’d hope it would be, I was surrounded with family & we had a great time

JS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Party atmosphere, very noisy and that was with a small crowd. Food was rushed. Service was rushed. There was hardly no one there but seemed that they were trying to get us out quickly.

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second time dining there and we do like it. Everything was great but have to bring up 2 downfalls.. it's very noisy, especially in the bar/foyer table area. High ceilings make for great look but it is very loud. Even the regular dining area is a bit loud, but better than the bar area and foyer tables; the appetizer portions are small for the price. Example: 3 mac and cheese bites for $9... really wasn't enough to split between 2 or 3 people! I had a 1/2 of one just so the others could enjoy some. I have to say they were very tasty & I woulda loved to have more but was not going to order a 2nd order for the price. Great beer selection if you are into that...and the Pomberry Martini...yum..tastes like candy and not super sweet! TVs everywhere for the sports fan! If they make the appetizers portions a little bigger, it would be fabulous! We will be returning soon!!! Give it a whirl!!

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