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Black Forest Inn

) #2 of 12 Restaurants in Stanhope ₹₹₹₹ German, , European
249 US Highway 206, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3294
+1 973-347-3344
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“sauerbraten” (21 reviews)
“venison” (5 reviews)
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German, Austrian, European
249 US Highway 206, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3294
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Reviews (178)
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11 - 20 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Whether for a Holiday Celebration or just a great meal and a cocktail, the Black Forest Inn is a great place. The decor is charming, the service excellent and the food is outstanding.

Thank Marty R
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Authentic German food--rare to find this anywhere, even in NYC; wonderful draft beers; sauerbraten was not as good as "mama used to make", but the spaetzle and red cabbage were. Service is a bit inconsistent but uniformly trying to please.

Thank EDR53
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a charming restaurant that was ahead of time. Step into a rich, detailed maple crafted bar to wait for a table take the ambiance in. This in not a fast food joint, keep the kids at home and enjoy this one with family...More

Thank PaulieWalnuts12
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had dinner with friends here on a recent Saturday night. We were early for our reservation and had a drink at the bar first. Took forever to get the bartender's attention, and after we got our drinks one member of our party asked 2 different...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The atmosphere in the main dining areas were great but we were seated at the end of a very narrow room that was empty, so not much atmosphere for us during our meal. The service was slow so our glasses were empty for a while,...More

Thank billybud60
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We have never been disappointed from the service to the food. We find it to be family friendly. The same staff has been consistent for years. Love the German music and the brews.

Thank 6,91,952
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a great place for authentic German food. From the pretzel appetizer to the strudel for dessert, it was delicious !!

Thank JTL07825
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious flavors, not bad price/portion ratio, friendly atmosphere, awesome decor, good options in both drinks and food, but be careful if you go later in the evening ... Last time I went, the flavor was delicious, but my venison was overcooked to the point of...More

Thank H S
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The food is always consistently delicious. The maultaschen, something not usually on German restaurant menus, is a must as an appetizer or entree. The early bird prix fixe offering is a wonderful bargain. The atmosphere is warm and not noisy. Service is attentive. My wife,...More

Thank Osh39
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The extensive menu made it difficult to decide what to eat! Started with the pretzel that took the hunger pains away. Then the soup really hit the spot. The meals were delicious and just enough to leave room for dessert. The dark chocolate item was...More

Thank JohnG229
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they have a children's menu?
10 May 2017|
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Response from ulla0426 | Reviewed this property |
They do not have a children's menu. But some of the appetizers like Maultaschen will work or share some of your Spaetzle etc with them it always worked for my children and granchildren.
Chris M
Is there a dress code
26 November 2015|
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Response from BobT784 | Reviewed this property |
there is no dress code. I belie that I had gone in either shorts or jeans
Do you have a separate room so we can host our son's rehearsal dinner there in April?
3 November 2015|
Response from RON07860 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are two very nice rooms available that can accommodate 50 to 75 guests.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
German, Austrian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 US Highway 206, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3294
    (Exit 25 off Route 80)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Stanhope
  • Phone Number: +1 973-347-3344
  • E-mail
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