Black Bull Steakhouse & Seafood

Black Bull Steakhouse & Seafood

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Hours
Sun
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon
11:30 am - 3:00 pm4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue
11:30 am - 3:00 pm4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed
11:30 am - 3:00 pm4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu
11:30 am - 3:00 pm4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri
11:30 am - 3:00 pm4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.2 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Steakhouse
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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About
Black Bull Steakhouse & Seafood Imagine a 2-story restaurant with 2 bars, soft evening music, and a romantic setting for you and your significant other. Now imagine you don't have to go into New York City to enjoy it all because we're here in Riverdale right now!
CUISINES
Steakhouse
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles64 reviews
Excellent
26
Very good
12
Average
10
Poor
8
Terrible
8
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Joe P
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
We had a nice evening at the Black Bull on Saturday 12/2. Reservation was for 7:15 and we arrived a couple minutes early. They don’t have a valet, but a covered drop off by the front door and a large parking lot. No issues finding a spot. Seated quickly, the place was pretty busy, seeming to be about 60-70% full. Noise level was fine for my wife and I to converse and not feeling like we had to yell. Waiter came over promptly for choice of water and our drink order. That was followed by the plate of olives, peppers and parmesan cheese. The entire service good, no long waits on anything. The server knew the specials and recited about 12 different items from memory. We started with the clams oreganata. We typically like them a bit well – with a brown crust on top. They were slightly under-done but not an issue for me and the tasted great. My wife got a filet and baked potato. Both came out as expected and she was happy with her meal. I had the veal Oscar and it was really good. Sauce was very tasty with the crab meat and asparagus. A scoop of potatoes was perfect to catch all the sauce and smaller bits. Veal was soft and tender. Most of which I cut with the fork. Desert – I had the key lime pie, and the wife had the chocolate gelato. Both were very good. Prices were a bit towards the high side but not what I consider ridiculous. It is odd though to see different prices on the internet. Yelp had the clams oreganata at $14 (they were $15) and the menu on Open Table had them at $8.00 Overall, we enjoyed our meal. We will definitely be back but probably not regularly due to pricing on the high side.
Written 3 December 2023
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KaseyCPA
Wayne79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
I was disappointed at the steak served to me- 22 ounce rib eye. Closer to 12 ounce. And paying $76 for it. Give me a break. Service was good, even tho our 250 pound waiter thumped around the raised portion of the dining room all night. Oh, and never get the calamari- it’s frozen out of a box. Never again!
Written 8 January 2023
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Roberto223
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Had a very nice meal and the waiter Toni was very nice and attentive. Good experience. We had a great time there. Would recommend to anyone in the 'hood.
Written 7 April 2024
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Robert F
Vernon144 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
They have a great area out back for outside dining but our waitress seemed overwhelmed. She seemed to just disappear not sure if she was also covering the tent out front too. I ordered a DZ oysters only recieved 1/2 Dz. She disappeared again so I wasnt able to tell her. Food was average. Probably wont go again solely because of the poor service.
Written 5 July 2020
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Karen C
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
To book a reservation, they require a credit card which will be billed if cancelled too close to the reservation. I know some places do this, understandably, if it is a very busy spot. I don't know why this restaurant requires this since we were one of 4 parties in the whole place. The wait staff was eager but unknowledgeable, the drink was weak and the martini olives were small, mushy and flavorless. We were a party of 4 and most of the items ordered were good but very overpriced. The risotto plus shrimp was fair but add $21 for 3 shrimp. We doubt we'll be returning. Disappointing.
Written 4 August 2022
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Carole W
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
First I need to mention that the online menu prices differed greatly from what we were given on the menu in the restaurant. For example, the 22 oz ribeye was $54 online turned into $74 at the table!!! When you are with guests, it would be rude to make a fuss. But believe me, it left a bad feeling about “bait & switch” they were pulling. And we had the tomato & onion salad. Mostly onions and expected for the $14 at least real tomatoes. No taste at all. And the undercooked baked potato for $9 was so so. The steak was cooked as ordered. That is about the only positive remark I can make. Even the cappuccino was Luke warm at best! First & last time to spend hard earned money at this establishment.
Written 20 November 2022
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greg a
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
We order lamb chops, the food was delicious, but we had a really hard time cutting the lamb chops, and I left half a lamb chop, the steak knives were terrible.. The waitress offered us free desert, but we declined. We will go back again but bring our own knives.
Written 26 February 2023
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bigmark1zysk
Stockholm8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Wow!! What great food and service. The food was out of this world. I went on valentines day and they had a full house yet they were able to handle it. My wife and i had a great time and the waiters were great. We will go back!!!
Written 14 February 2020
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Jen M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 family
Food was not good ! Meatballs were almost inedible . Wedge salad was a chunk of iceberg . Glass of Kim Crawford 17$ and tasted like vinegar !
Written 9 July 2024
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Leslie Maloney
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
Not accommodating/ does not care about the guest experience. We booked a private event for this Sunday, June 20th. We called over a month ago to book the event and spoke with Leo and he said to review the menus and that they can accommodate any changes if we are not happy with it. He said to call back once we pick the menu. We did and spoke to another gentleman after calling many times he said Leo was busy, the gentleman helped us out instead. We agreed on the date and time and said we had a few questions about the menu, we explained that we would like the $40 menu with an up charge if anyone decided they wanted steak. We do not have too many steak eaters in our party, not to mention, three of our guests are vegan. He said we can finalize the menu a week before the event. We called a little over a week in advance and could not get ahold of Leo because he was out of town. Instead, we spoke with his wife Violeta, she said we can come on Monday and we asked what time, she said “anytime”. Anytime to me literally means anytime. I arrived Monday around 2 pm and am told she is not there and will not be back for another 35 min and was asked if I could wait. I explained that I could not since I used my lunch break from work to come here and I could not come back later because I have a newborn at home. The bartender Bart said that he could review the menu with me and take my deposit. I explained to him that we would like the $40 with the possible up charge of $10 if a guest wanted filet mignon. I also reminded him that their $50 menu has filet mignon as an option and so I did not see a problem with the up charge. He also agreed with me. He said he would confirm and call me back that night to let me know. They said no news is good news, but this was not the case. I received no call from Bart stating otherwise. Instead, I received a call from Violeta two days later (4 days from my event). She asked me what menu I decided on and I explained that I spoke to Bart and she said he was supposed to call me and that he was not authorized to agree on a price. She said if a guest wanted filet, we would be charged an extra $48. I asked why they couldn’t accommodate this request and she said she can’t do that to the kitchen. This would make more sense if they were not an active restaurant. She also told me that’s not how packages work and that it’s either one or the other. On all menus on their website, it states at the bottom of you would like to makes some changes, speak to the booking manager. I was given the run around and not taken care of at all. We ended up canceling our event since they could not or should I say would not accommodate or try to meet us in the middle. This is very upsetting. They stated they do not usually give back deposits but they would in this case. We told them as they were not doing us any favors, to just keep the deposit. So upsetting to have to now scramble to find another place. I will never set foot in this establishment again. I should have listened to the negative reviews about their general attitude towards the guest. I will say that Bart (the bartender) was really nice and I know it’s not his fault!
Written 16 June 2021
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M M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
This place was terrible. First of all, we were told the last reservation available for Valentine's Day was at 9:30 which was already late. When we got there we were told we'd have to wait another 30min! Luckily it ended up being more like a 15min wait after I made it clear to the hostess we should not have had to wait as long as people just walking in without a reservation. I wish I had looked at the reviews on Yelp beforehand because as someone else said, they ordered the 40oz Tomahawk steak that's $97 and instead got a smaller steak that wasn't cooked properly. The same thing happened to us on Valentine's day. We ordered the almost $100 40oz steak and instead got a steak that as half the size and was cooked more like medium than medium rare. The person serving it proceeded to cook the steak even more on the side of the plate before serving, which was strange. They also pre-cut the steak which I think was to help them mask the small size of it. I'm kicking myself for not asking for my money back, because the steak wasn't even good on top of it not being the right size! Hell, I wish I had stayed home for Valentine's day and cooked our own steaks. The steak and asparagus both had way too much char. It just tasted like I was eating burnt food. In fact, the burnt taste stayed in my mouth all night. It completely ruined the steak. It honestly tasted and looked as if they don't clean their grill properly. I can't believe this was probably the worst steak I've ever had and I aid almost $100 for it. I ordered shrimp cocktail for $21 and it came with 3 shrimp. One of them tasted off too.
Written 15 February 2020
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RUDI1124
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Good typical steakhouse food with good service. The ambiance was a tad off, but otherwise a nice experience with a decent steak.
Written 26 January 2020
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RepUSA
Wanaque337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 couples
Tried this for my wife’s birthday. Great valet entrance - you pull right up to the door. On entrance you are greeted and taken to your ttable.
Written 4 November 2019
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MaryL31
1376 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
We stopped in for happy hour, which sounds great (and was until bartender mouthed off at me). We had 3 appetizers with our drinks, had a nice time and asked for theh check. As we waited for the bartender to process our gift certificate for $100, we calculated that a 20% tip (which we always leave unless service is bad, and then we leave 15%) and found that it would have been $15.40. We had $12 and a $20 bill, and decided to keave the $20, thinking that the bartender would welcome being overtipped a bit..the service was good til then. When she returned to tell me that the gift certificate was only worth $45, I told her that was wrong and I would call the person who gave it to me to straighten it out. Here's where it went bad: the bartender then stated that I had been giving her a hard time since I walked in the door (I did not order a drink immediately as I was undecided as to what I wanted) and then she stated that "you had all those drinks" (it was 4 for my husband and 3 for me)...as if the anount of drink and food we consumed should have anything to do with the value of the gift certificate we had. As if turned out, the manager did confirm the value of the gift certificate, the bartender did not get any tip, and we not only will never return but will not recommend this restaurant to anyone we know. Had the bartender not gotten fresh wirh me, all would have ended up just fine.
Written 21 August 2019
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DONTGO
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 friends
Food is Extremely Over Priced, Steaks are Average Tasting at Best and Portions would not fill a Child let alone Adults! Place is Overrated, Outback Steakhouse is better and a lot less expensive. Don't be fooled because you payed a lot that it was worth it, you are only fooling yourself!
Written 18 May 2019
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