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“Fun Oktoberfest, Good Food, Poor Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Black Forest Inn

Black Forest Inn
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Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Stanhope
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: German, Austrian, European
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Exit 25 off Route 80
Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fun Oktoberfest, Good Food, Poor Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Came here with my family for Oktoberfest. It took us 15 minutes to be seated even though we had reservations. The hostess was rude and you could tell no one knew what was going on regarding reservations and seating. Complete unorganized mess. Our actual waiter was pretty good and the food was excellent. However we ordered two martinis and they were horrible! Worst I've ever had in my life! Rubbing alcohol quality. We sent them back and got beer instead which was much better, but we still got charged for the martinis even though they were awful...bottom line is that the service is pretty poor but the food is good....I'd only come back here for Oktoberfest though...and that's just really because there aren't many other German restaurants period.

  • Visited October 2013
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Ocala, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Don't miss this one”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

We used to live in NJ and on special occasions we would frequent the Black Forest Inn in NJ. The food has NEVER been disappointing no matter what we've ordered and it's always been presented with great eye appeal. The beautiful oak decor is just an added plus to a very pleasant evening as well as the German attire the waitresses wear. It is on the pricey side, but save your pennies and don't miss this gem.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Carol M
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
“Ticki-tacki, oy,oy,oy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

We went to Octoberfest on 10/19/13 with 4 friends. We sat in the main room and were highly entertained by the musicians. It is loud so one can ask to be seated in an adjacent room and still enjoy the music.The service and food were very good, however, it is a bit pricey.

  • Visited October 2013
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Mount Arlington, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Poor Service, Poor Music”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We attended the Oktoberfest and food was outstanding, as is the decor. Live music for the event was a terrible combination of very loud and mediocre at best. We were seated by the hostess at a table very close to the band and could not even be heard by the waitress when trying to place our order. When first seated we recognized that the music was overbearing and requested a different table. The hostess was very unresponsive and cool. She offered to change us but warned we would likely wait a long time before getting a new table, even though there appeared to be many tables empty.

Lunches at this establishment are of excellent value and quality. Soft, tasteful music is provided which makes conversation enjoyable.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Walter G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

Thought it would be great because of all the reviews.
It was just ok service and the potato pancakes are basically tater-tots !
Bright side my jaeger schnitzel was pretty good!

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Thank jason m
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