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“Lovely outdoor area; great food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of McLoone's Boathouse

McLoone's Boathouse
9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052
(862) 252-7108
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Ranked #15 of 86 Restaurants in West Orange
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Northfield Ave
Transit: NJ Transit 73
Description: Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers. McLoone's Boathouse features seating for 240 inside, with an additional 80 to 100 outside (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS ONLY),as well as semi-private dining area that is perfect to host your next party, corporate function or other special event. Please know that reservations will only guarntee inside seating in our main dining rooms and does not include outside dining. Thank you!
Springfield, NJ
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Lovely outdoor area; great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

The outdoor seating area is lovely. The service is attentive and not rushed. I appreciate a slower paced service, especially in a nice atmosphere while dining with friends. The menu has an eclectic assortment- sushi, burgers, seafood, salads--pretty much anything. We had southwestern spring rolls and buffalo chicken pot stickers for appetizers. Both were tasty. Two in our group shared the wedge salad which was plenty for two and looked great-- topped with bacon and tomato. My entree was teriyaki salmon with wild rice and asparagus-- it was delicious! The sauce was not overpowering or salty. The rice was a great compliment to the fish and the asparagus was perfectly cooked. My husband had the crabby patty- a crab cake on a bun with sweet potato fries which he enjoyed. Others in our group had a turkey burger, vegetarian pizza, ahi tuna salad and spicy tuna rolls. Everyone enjoyed their food- no one had room for dessert. I had a very nice house Sauvignon blanc- $8 a glass. Like the food, prices vary depending on what your order. One thing I did appreciate was that the waiter disclosed the price of the specials as he described them. The veal special was $42-- imagine finding that surprise on your bill! My friends and I will definitely return. Highly recommended.

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English first
Jackson, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“ok restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I think the Mcloone's franchise is all about location. The original in Sea Bright has an amazing view of the water. So does one in Long Branch. And this one is no different, with a great outside patio with a fire pit and outside bar. Great place for a drink, but we went for a full dinner and food is ok (like all McLoones in general). Overall ok but a bit on the expensive side.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Best restaurant in west orange”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Great service, Lorenzo and Derek made me and my husbands night I will make sure to visit again soon, oyea and the outside seating is the way to go.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Can you hear me now???”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

The noise level was intolerable. No one at the table could have a conversation and there were only 3 of us. The food was ordinary, not in any way fine dining. We almost walked out when we were seated and wish we had. The only plus is the setting.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“No to special days”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Noisy. Bread gummy. Heavy handed with GARLIC. Garlic. Garlic. Tables around us having $15 burgers. Lobster mac and cheese hot on bottom. Cool on tpp. Lobster shredde? What the..... but no galic. Noisy. Too much garlic. Would not come again.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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