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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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“german food” (18 reviews)
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German, Austrian, European
249 US Highway 206, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3294
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were so happy to find a nice German restaurant since we are of German heritage. The servers are dressed in German costumes and were all so friendly. I had the Roladen entree and potato pancakes that were just like the way my grandmother used...More

Thank jin1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very hard to find a german restaurant that has food that is authentic i have eat here at least 3 times . i visit here when i come up from north carolina and it takes at least an hours drive to get to...More

Thank allan r w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful meal served by our delightful server Kevin. Started with a German cucumber salad which was just like Nana used to make, moved to the assorted pate of venison and duck, then an entree of venison and rabbit that was superb. Ended with...More

1  Thank Queenydeedi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to celebrate my wife's birthday with family and friends. There were 9 adults and three small children. We asked for a private area because of the small kids and they put us in the wine room (no wine or any sight of it). We...More

Thank jimr20162016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heinz is one of a kind.... formal culinary educated.... but also someone that carries the title of "chef" naturally. When it comes to traditional European fare that tilts towards German or even Swiss German there is nothing better. I'll include the snobby parts of NJ...More

Thank Panelman02
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Our family, 3 generations ages 17 to 78, had a delightful Easter Dinner. Service was excellent and our table was well situated. Even though there were a number of patrons the place was staffed to fully provide A-1 service. My Granddaughter, a vegetarian, looked perplexed...More

Thank Rita W
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We have been coming here for over 40 years and the food is always outstanding! Never had a problem. The service is always excellent. The Schnitzelet Gruyere is our favorite. You can't beat the Maultaschen as an appetizer.

Thank ulla0426
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We ordered rouladen and jaegerschnitzel. The rouladen was not cooked properly and was tough. The jaegerschnitzel was okay. The red cabbage, the potato dumpling and the gravy were very good. Stingy on the dinner rolls which we had to ask for because we were left...More

Thank SarahRebeccaCats
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We have visited the Black First Inn several times in the past, and on average, both food and service were fine. But the easter experience was beyond disappointing. For a start, our table was not ready at the time booked. Hence, we agreed to wait...More

1  Thank HarryAnnie
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We met the grandson of the owner, who was overseeing the buffet area, when we were seated. We arrived at 5:30 pm and there was a small group; however, when we departed, the restaurant was full! Our waitress was very pleasant. My husband had a...More

Thank PamelaDeP
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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