Blu Alehouse - Riverdale

4.5
289 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 289 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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dacoach55
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blu Alehouse is definitely one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious and the service is always attentive and helpful. Not our first visit and won't be our last for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Birthday lunch. Food was awesome. And good portions

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Celie
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We decided to eat outdoors since the weather was nice. MISTAKE. Route 23 traffic was very noisy, especially the trucks. There was also a haze of exhaust fumes visible overhead. Meal was good, but server was probably new, in that we got our meals first and then utensils. Burger was ordered rare but wasn't even medium, dry, but server replaced it.

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RajaA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice and unique menu items. I had the blackened salmon with fettuccine and peas in cream sauce. Better than expected and the waitress helped me choose my heat level preference. House salad contained a nice variety of veggies.

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Mike
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We got there early and they seated us. The drinks were great and the food was awesome. We have been here a few times and never disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We've become regulars, because of the creative menu, its execution and the fabulous service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and atmosphere! Excellent wait service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food and drinks are very good. Indoor or outdoor seating. Service is good just very slow.

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Davef
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and nice service as always

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Ekres
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service and food was very good ! The appetizers and entrees came out on time and were very yummy!

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DMC1979
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Great outdoor dining area and excellent service. Food was ok and inside of the restaurant had a funny smell.

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HAROLDE
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was good, but it was a little noisy because we were outside and the seating is near Route 23, so you would expect some noise.

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Mary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Meet with a group of friends at Blu Alehouse. We enjoyed our dinners. Service was excellent

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Denny
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

The inside seating smelled of bad cheese. We sat outdoors.

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time customer. I had a sangria to start...very good, food was excellent! Our waitress was very attentive.

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crt1
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Blu Alehouse is short on help, so it was not the fault of the servers that the service was lacking. They tried.
Road noise killed all conversation. They need some kind of sound wall between Rt 23 and the outdoor seating.

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vipKellyS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It’s our “go restaurant”. Food is great and never disappoints.

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donna53
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. Wait staff very friendly and super efficient. Noise level was moderate however,we chose to eat outside so that is to be expected. Overall a great experience.

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JohnL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We went for a family dinner birthday celebration. There were 7 in our party. The staff were very accommodating to get us seated comfortably. The waiter was excellent. The food was very good. My wife didn’t like her entree because it was richer than she thought it would be, but the drinks were delicious and so was the food. A great experience!

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NancyL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I felt very comfortable eating outside. Very nice setup. Food was excellent! Will definitely come back and recommend to others!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and drink at reasonable prices. Service was attentive and pleasant. We ate outside, which was fine, but for traffic noise which made conversation a bit difficult.

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Kathleen
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I wish I could honestly rate the food, but unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to try it. We were seated at our table and waited for about 25 minutes without anyone ever coming to even take our drink order. I understand if the place is extremely crowded, but there were empty tables around us and 4 servers at the stand at one time chatting. Two tables that sat after us got waited on. I've never left a restaurant prior to this, but the hostess was very nice thanking us for visiting on our way out! I would go back and try again hoping it was just an oversight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a diverse menu! Something for anyone!

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PeggyA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

It was our first time there. We had a party of 7.Our food was lukewarm. The burgers both came out cooked wrong temperatures. We waited 10 min for the final persons meal of pulled pork. We are very disappointed in this place .

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Famdinner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was great... only two small gripes would be that the mozzarella sticks weren’t very warm and the mashed potatoes were barely lukewarm... everything else was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

NOT NOT NOT your typical sports bar. TVs, yes. Good drinks, yes. But the food selection goes WAY beyond finger food! Great service, too!

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Jacqueline was great! She was not pushy at all, very accommodating & overall very nice!
Drinks where made perfect& its very rare restaurants actually make drinks well but they did great job. Food was delicious & the outside patio was spacious. Overall very nice. We had a reservation for 6:30, were sat a little before our time and stayed till just about closing with no one rushing us out. Will definitely eat here more often!

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The outside eating area is very nice. The inside is spacious and comfortable. The staff is friendly and caring. More attention needs to be paid to food quality and portions.

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JoannS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and attentive service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place! If you thought that Blu was a run if the mill sports bar, think again. Superb restaurant!

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deirdrez
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had the Scallops Rockefeller , absolutely delicious! Was pleasantly surprised. I normally get one of their burgers but figured I would change it up. Now I have a another favorite. Our waitress was truly a delight and made the dinner even better.

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vipChristyD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great beer selection, seasonal cocktails are good and always a good meal. Love it!!

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DeborahL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Service was adequate, but we had to ask for water twice and coffee. The food was cold was supposed to be hot. Have eaten here many times and this was not good!

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BjornF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Everything was great except my entree. Had the NY strip medium well but was definitely quite well done. Very flat and dry. For the price getting only a single scoop of mashed potatoes was too high. Much better quality elsewhere. Also the beer selection was too IPA heavy. Kolsch was listed in a header on the menu but no kolsch style offered. They ran out of yuengling. Much more diverse beer selections are needed as not all of us like IPA.

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MichelleL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We come to Blu Alehouse for most of our family events and frequent for casual dining. Our server was fantastic & the food was delicious!

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

Favorite place ! Food is always excellent and drinks are yummy ! Our waiter was amazing !

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We really liked our drinks. The steak sandwich was alright. We probably were expecting thinly sliced meat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

All good !

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kennethlori
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great lunch we had! The waitress was attentive without being pushy. The food was faboo! Will definitely be back!

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SuzanneD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Large group of 7 that straggled in - we reserved a table online to avoid any issues. Taylor, our server, was VERY attentive - good sense of humor and contributed to the overall excellent experience. Food was good but not world class. Cocktails were unique and refreshing.

FAQs

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

Blu Alehouse - Riverdale is rated 4.5 stars by 289 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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