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“Lovely Outdoor Bar Area”

McLoone's Boathouse
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Ranked #16 of 100 Restaurants in West Orange
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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!
Reviewed November 2, 2013

We went for happy hour after work one Friday and were able to enjoy the beautiful weather in their nice outdoor seating area/makeshift bar. The staff was attentive and the food was great.

Thank Chimera_87
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Beautiful space with equally gorgeous lake view. Roaring fireplace. Welcoming staff. It holds promise but falls short on the food, especially when you consider the prices. Seafood platter app was raw oysters, clams. shrimp and crab. Plump and fresh. For entrees, our party had filet mignon (thin-cut medallions) which was fine, gnocchi with bay scallops which also were fine but were swimming in an oily puddle in the dish. Tuna entrée was quite good. But my red snapper was awful. Tough and tasteless, like it was par-cooked that morning and microwaved just before serving. Server was very good and helpful.
For the prices this place charges, I expect a lot more than food that is just barely a notch above Applebee's

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1  Thank Dagesq
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Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Very pretty but not very good food or service. Bread was stale, calamari chewy and pasta overcooked. Was not worth the entree prices , many of which were $30 or more.

Thank kungfuNewJersey
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Pricey, but well worthy it. Food was delicious, everyone in our party of five enjoyed the food and drinks. Staffs are nice and the atmosphere are awesome. Visited in October so wasn't able to sit outside, but I think it would be lovely during the summer.

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2  Thank Acmil06
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Live right near the restaurant and have given it many many chances. Food is bad. Sometimes comes out cold instead of hot, like it hasn't been microwaved enough to cook it through. Yes - microwaved and not freshly cooked . Flavor is lacking and there hasn't been one memorable meal. Everyone I have eaten there with has had the same complaints. Although the food is not good, the Drinks are solid. They make a great Bloody Mary and the outdoor area takes you away and for a few hours you can pretend you are on vacation and not in NJ. Just don't come hungry. Eat elsewhere so you won't be disappointed, but then come for a nice ambiance and lovely cocktails.

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Thank NYSA
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