Blu Alehouse - Riverdale

4.6
186 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 186 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently good and great selection. Staff are friendly and attentive. Overall great place.

KB
KimberlyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great service! We love it at Blue Ale!

JC
JoeC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. Very personable and attentive. It was a little cold in the restaurant on this particular night. But overall everything was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

BEST mussels anywhere! Terrific service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had never been to the restaurant before. I enjoyed the ambiance with all the sports on the TVs. I also liked that it wasn’t just a loud mix of all the TVs; you could have a conversation with no issues.

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Courtneyc
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, great food, and friendly service. Our waitress was Julia and she did an outstanding job. Will definitely be going back back! Highly recommend the lobster risotto

KB
KimberlyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! A fun local place to take the family!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome. Server was nice, polite and professional. However He forgot to bring flatware and napkins. Other than that, we never felt neglected.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress Katie was amazing ! Excellent service , the food was nice and hot and delicious. The wings are amazing and so was the cucumber martini, will definitely revisit.

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vipZannecar
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff and service kitchen needs some improvement

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a traffic experience. Great food. Wonderful service.

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DLoe
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love Blu Alehouse and used to come once or twice a week when I lived closer. The other night I ordered Short rib and the portion of meat was half of what it used to be and it was also cold. I received more mashed potatoes than meat and have never received room temperature food from here before. I was very disappointed, but it still tasted great.

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LucyK
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently delicious and service is outstanding.

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AdamN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
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 on January 9, 2021
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
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 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 January 2, 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 December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GaryS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 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
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were awesome

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 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 November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TerenceF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KiethP
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 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 November 6, 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 November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

DB
DorisB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 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
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 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
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 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 October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Always a pleasure to go there

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 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 October 15, 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 October 9, 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
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 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 October 5, 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 October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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DanB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 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 September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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

Blu Alehouse - Riverdale is rated 4.6 stars by 186 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.

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