Black Bull Steak & Seafood Restaurant

4.4
454 reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Black Bull Steakhouse & Seafood Imagine a 2-story restaurant with 2 bars, soft evening music, and a romantic setting for you and your significant other. Now imagine you don't have to go into New York City to enjoy it all because we're here in Riverdale right now!
What 454 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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StevenR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as it always is. Service, food, drinks everything was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great steak experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner! So glad we decided to go here. Fabulous dinner & service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

$125 tomahawk steak was raw. Not just rare but raw in many sections. Creamed spinach was bland as were the mashed potatoes.

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JoelA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Our waiter was great. The Brussel sprouts were amazing. My steak was perfect. My wife had eggplant parmigiana and she said it was delicious.
We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a great meal and amazing service. Was a little shocked that my usual king crab leg appetizer doubled in price when we got the check but it's a sign of the times. They used to tell you ahead of time but not last night and I almost fell.over at the over $100 price tag for the appetizer! It was super yummy though!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and experience!

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vipJamesH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Good solid meal- steaks were excellent- a bit pricey

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MicheleD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there overall we enjoyed the evening..our waiter Mansi was the best..great service & food with a sense of humor..will definitely go again & ask for him

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AnthonyPisano
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good services and outstanding steak, A bit over priced and ala carte make the price even more hard to take, but these are the times we are in.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice place. Waiter was very pleasant. Good hospitality , good food. Definitely recommend.

DB
DaveB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1Food3Service4Ambience3

Our last visit was actually very disappointing. We had a reservation but arrived way earlier than planned, so started with happy hour. The 2nd cocktail made by a bartender other than the one who had prepared the first round, was not drinkable. We told the “1st” bartender, who disposed of them and remade the drinks. We still paid for the rejected ones.
Still very early for dinner, we went to the cigar lounge for a smoke. We bring our own. We were then charged $5 per person for a cutting fee, which is a new thing. If they are planning in selling cigars, they’d better have an extensive selection, which they do not. That disgusted us a bit to be honest. We spend $50 at the bar, will consume another drink at the cigar lounge, and will spend at least $130 per person at the restaurant.
This is Riverdale, not some happening venue in NYC. We will not go back, the cutting fee is such a petty way of generating revenue any which way, that we will bypass the practicality of a cigar lounge in the neighborhood, and resume going to J&R.

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Jay2470
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere! Service is A+! Shoutout to Mervin!

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vipChristined
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great place to relax and have a great meal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Excellent food. Service was super slow but wait staff and servers were excellent otherwise. Apparently they were short staffed.

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vipFrank
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The experience overall was delightful, very easy to book a reservation for 7 and perfect service on a Friday night. Food was good and service was great.

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Dougie53
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always very nice.

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vipNickC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal as always. Great service and overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was good overall

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vipAprilB
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great!

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food and service, prices comparable to other “high-end” steakhouses

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FelicityS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great!

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Stan
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

pleasantly surprised/service good/food good/would bring friends/didn’t realize restaurant was so nearby

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. We ordered a tomahawk and ribeye for 3 to share. I have to admit the food was great and service was excellent!

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vipAlison
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The shrimp arrabiata appetizer was very mushy, the calamari was nice and crispy , but had little flavor. The short rib dinner was excellent, as was the sirloin steak. The filet mignon was cooked perfect on the inside but the outside was charred . I don’t tend to complain and didn’t want to embarrass my family. This was our first time here and we won’t be back . Too expensive to have sub par food !!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and ambiance.

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vippetem
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great hidden gem in Riverdale. Nice menu and wine list. Wait staff is very attentive. They do have outside dinning. The apps, steaks, and specials are great. Price is reasonable. Very accommidating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The specials were AMAZING tonight. King crab legs and a dover sole that were so good!!

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Smiddy
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great meat, expensive but cooked well. Service was very good never felt rushed. Would repost and try some seafood next time.

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vipLORIG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Wasnt crowded. All went well until we finished meal then plates sat and sat and sat until we called waiter over for dessert menu. Tartufo was like half cut in slices(kinda a strange) and i was told it was definitely decaf tea however bag tag said regular. I didnt drink it and told waiter. He never offered to take it off bill. I took it off his tip
We like it there so I am being honest so it just keeps getting better

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DaveB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was prompt not rushed, staff is very attentive without seeming to hover. Friendly wait staff. Excellent value. Cigar lounge perfect.
We will be returning and recommending to friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food never disappoints!!

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KarenG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Black Bull consistently delivers excellent service and quality food. The staff is extraordinarily attentive and the food is served piping hot to your liking. The menu varies and I always struggle to choose between appetizers, dinner and dessert. Never have I been disappointed!! Always a pleasure and wonderful experience dining and Black Bull.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent with the exception that the fra Diavlo was not spicy at all

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was light on flavor. Lobster Mac and cheese was soupy send very little lobster. Mashed potatoes tasted like instant potatoes. Not worth the price paid

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

A nicely decorated steakhouse serving fresh seafood, pasta and steaks. Our service was impeccable and we went without needing anything. Staff was very attentive.

The Seafood tower is served for 1-6 people but didn’t live up to the quality that other places have. Measuring against Ruth Chris for example. Other appetizers were very good with decent portions.

The Lobster pasta was flavorful but the lobster was minced so small that it wasn’t really the star, should have had more meatiness to impress.

The steak (Strip) was cooked in high heat to produce a nice char, then sliced off the bone on a hot plate. House sauce was a good accompaniment. I’d rather cut my own steak as it tends to lose its juiciness when it is sliced off the bone like that.

Deserts were home made and good but the Apple Strudel was a tad watery from the apples which wilted the pastry leaving much to be desired.

Not a bad experience at all and will return, but not on top of the list.

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AllanP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

It feels like a diner with much better - and more expensive - food.

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 4.4 stars by 454 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.