Black Bull Steak & Seafood Restaurant

4.6
380 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Get NYC-quality food and service right here in Riverdale, NJ when you dine at Black Bull Steakhouse & Seafood.

Our locally owned business draws on over 100 years of combined restaurant experience to bring you quality meats and fresh seafood every day.

Valet parking is available.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

No esta mal

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me just say, as a fat guy who's also spent years being a server, this place has it all. Food, service, experience, I came here on Valentine's Day because we had such a terrible dinner the night before at Brix in Belleville, I told my fiancé we had to redeem ourself for our Valentine's weekend dinner, and boy did Black Bull come in clutch. First off they gave us HOT bread, unlike the restaurant we went to the night before. Along with that they gave us a little vegetarian Charcuterie plate with cheese, olives, and peppers. Right off the bat, I felt right at home. But what really stood out, especially compared to the night prior was the all around service from the team. Our server was caring, patient, attentive and knowledgeable, as well as the runners and bussers. I've been to A LOT of steakhouses, believe me, my cholesterol really has been impressive by the amount of steak establishments I've been too (especially for having a lacto-ovo vegetarian fiancé) and it still not being flagged by my PCP, and I literally shed a tear when I first bit into the ribeye I received. But it didn't stop at dinner or start at dinner, the grilled artichokes we had as an app were decadent and explosive with flavor, and the tiramisu we had for dessert was airy, but moist and engaged every taste bud on my tongue. This place literally deserves a 10/10. Oh and it was well socially distanced which was a big reason I like it here, as I live right by Rare and Sear in Little Falls, and from what I saw and hear, they don't do a great job of. Bravo to this whole team, front and back of house, I really appreciate making our Valentine's Day meal amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was very good. We shared the seafood tower and the porterhouse for two. Both were very good. Prices are a little bit on the high side but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! The T-bone steak was melt in your mouth delicious. The pasta with lobster was delicious. The cheese/olive board when you sit down is a great touch.

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Thomas
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for lunch. Service was excellent. Wine a bit pricey at $12 for house Pinot noir. Food was good. My husband’s filet tips were a bit chewy but overall it was a pleasant experience.

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SejlaB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for dinner for the first time with my husband. Everything was amazing, the food was delicious, our server was great, food came out quickly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service exceptional as always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our first time - great service, steaks were great and would we are going to make it our goto steakhouse

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. What a nice place to have a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was amazing. George and everyone else working tonight took great care of us. Had an amazing birthday - thank you!

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vipDave
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent service and food. Staff was very attentive and respected all COVID guidelines. Felt very comfortable and am looking forward to returning.

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vipDavidR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Another great night with my love at Black Bull. Can’t wait for COVID-19 restrictions to be over so we can go a little early and have a cocktail at the bar before dinner.

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THEDOC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service excellent. Very pleased.

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WilliamW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood and beef served with attentive staff in a pleasant setting.

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LoriAnnP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and very professional service. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond amazing - we went for Christmas Day dinner, and the staff was beyond phenomenal and the food was delicious. We weren’t rushed at all, and truly enjoyed dining experience. Couldn’t recommend more highly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas dinner

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vipdrfsf
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, drinks and service. My wife and I have been here before and we decided to return for our anniversary. It was a pleasant reprieve during these Covid times.

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GailH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for a special occasion.

The food, service and ambiance are all wonderful.

We have never been disappointed at the Black Bull.

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Justme
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The waitstaff went above and beyond, however, the food blah. Everything we ordered was bland, tasteless and unfamiliar. The fried calamari had no taste whatsoever. The shrimp scampi had an unfamiliar sauce. There was no lemon taste, zero garlic taste, and no butter. I honestly could not tell what I was eating. The key lime pie tasted like meringue on a plate, that’s it ! Highly disappointed in the food, we wanted to like this place. Very expensive for bland, tasteless food. I hope for their sake they had a temporary cook.

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JoeD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. A bit pricey.

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PeterG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. My wife had a Bronzino and I had a Dover sole that were filleted table side. Both dishes were just perfectly prepared. Service was excellent and not overbearing. Our first trip there was last New Years Eve and that’s never an easy night out in a restaurant. Last night we decided to try it again and are so glad we did.

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PaulM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, food, service, seating everything was superb. I'll be back soon.

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vipQuinonesNYCNJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great service

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BethC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with another couple. Great service. All of our appetizers and dinners were delicious. Would return.

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vipSunshine
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience from the wait staff right up to the owners. Food was delicious, we started with shrimp arrabiata and oysters & had the tomahawk for 2 with creamed spinach & asparagus. Everything was excellent, will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, perfect steak and I will be telling all of my friends to eat here.

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JackM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been many times. The food and the service are always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipPicky
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The veal Milanese was paper thin bordering on dry. It was huge, better to serve one thicker piece. I left most of it not worth wrapping to take home. No way to heat something so thin. The salad part was fine. The service was excellent. The plate with cheese olives and peppers was lovely.

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LouS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice evening with a new waiter

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, wait staff was so kind and accommadating! Will definitely be going back!!

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Ruffruss
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

i ordered a tomahawk for two and basically got a ribeye - it didnt even have the tomahawk bone. and if it was for two they should double check what they are buying because i wolfed it down in 5 minutes. The service was great the people were very accommodating but the food was ...ehh for the amount i paid. Listen if you want a decent steak and not travel far this is the place. but for 300 bucks i could get a much better meal somewhere else

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AFlo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was top notch, very attentive and yet not annoying. Lobster Bisque was a bit water down but taste was there and good, even better if was a bit creamer. Calamari was fried perfectly and taste good as expected. Tom Mohawk Steak for 2 was surprisingly a bit over cook. But the flavor was there. Will try again next time. Sides were flavorful and just right amount. Didn’t give a 5 star only because the steak was over done but definitely would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service great food. Enjoyed.

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vipAmyF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job with their outdoor seating. We had a lovely evening and were lucky to have nice weather.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great food and staff.

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viplisap
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining here. Very good food and service. We sat outside and it was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was very good and the drinks are great

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magz87
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were group of 7, 4 adults and 3 kids. They did not have burgers or kids menu but were willing to bring it from the bar, except they ran out. Appetizers and desserts were very good. Service was slow, we waited forever for our food, steak was not good at all. Medium well came very very well done dry, not worth the price.

FAQs

Black Bull Steak & Seafood Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 831-2825.

Black Bull Steak & Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 380 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 reservations at the moment.