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“Inconsistent. Beware the Changing of the Cook.”
Review of Black Forest Inn

Black Forest Inn
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Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Stanhope
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: German, Austrian, European
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Exit 25 off Route 80
New Jersey
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“Inconsistent. Beware the Changing of the Cook.”
Reviewed September 30, 2010

I had a great meal here last year. However, disappointment last Monday, a shock. My wife's Braised Beef and potatoes were salty, almost inedible. My own duck was tough and fatty. Both plates were covered with an unsavory brown sauce, reminiscent of unpleasant restaurants - in Peru. Even the service: while my wife was just starting her salad (which was also late), the waitress tried to shove her own brown sauce plate at her. We've found out it's not worth complaining, just avoiding. They usually get snarky and resent even a polite comment, then nuke your original plate and dump it back at you.
For great German food: Zum Schneider's in NY. It's a beer hall and you can barely get in
most nights, but the staff (in all the chaos) is more considerate and the meals superior to Black Forrest!

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Arizona
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“Could be the Best Restaurant in the US”
Reviewed September 12, 2009

I can't even imagine better food. Everything is fresh made, true chefs run the kitchen. The German food is only a part of the menu. They have a great selection of seafood and meat dishes. We have never had better food. We travel the US extensively on business and make a point of finding family good run restaurants. This is the best !!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Never disappointed!”
Reviewed July 17, 2009

Black Forest has been a family favorite for years. The food is always tasty. The service can be hit or miss. There is one waitress in particular I dread getting... she's been around forever. She's slow and forgetful. Other than that, it's a great value for great food. Octoberfest is very fun!

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“The best.”
Reviewed June 11, 2009

Dinner at The Black Forrest Inn is an experience. The food is ALL homemade (you will not find any frozen stuff heated up), the staff is very friendly, and the owners are some of the most down-to-earth people you will ever meet. When finishing off the dinner, try a glass of kirschwasser which is a cherry brandy.

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“Always a favorite. Love...”
Reviewed January 25, 2009

Always a favorite. Love the Friday night buffet, get to sample some of everything. They have a great early bird special during week days too. Don't go on Tuesday they are closed.

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