Blue Heron Tavern
We provide farm-to-table cuisine and create a rotating menu of fresh, in-season dishes.
Thursday – Saturday 5 to 10pm
Sunday 4 to 7pm
A regionally renowned culinary professional, Ken Salmon is an award-winning chef with nearly 25 years of experience. Schooled by the celebrated Culinary Institute of America in New York in the early ‘90s, Ken has since gained a wealth of cooking experience. After his graduation, he served as sous chef at a number upscale restaurants in both New York City and New Orleans, where he developed a flair for pairing unexpected flavors in exciting — and delicious — new ways.
Originally from Sparta, NJ, Ken returned to his New Jersey roots in 2010 served as the executive chef of a local restaurant for several years before opening his own restaurant, Upstream Grille. A three-star establishment (as rated by The Star-Ledger), the Lake Hopatcong American-fusion eatery was named one of the top 20 restaurants in the state by New Jersey Monthly.
With a cozy, yet upscale lake house vibe, the Blue Heron Tavern offers guests the chance to enjoy a spectacular meal and delicious drinks while taking in the wide, sweeping views of Swartswood Lake. The newly revamped dining room and bar feature gorgeous dark woods and plush, comfortable booths, where an attentive waitstaff is prepared to cater to your every whim. Our talented executive chef, well-known local gourmand Ken Salmon, prepares delicious farm-to-table cuisine and offers up a rotating menu of fresh, in-season dishes.
Please note, due to changing market costs, prices seen on current menus are only valid for the week that they were issued.
Great atmosphere. Excellent staff & a delicious dinner. Thank you for a wonderful experience & enjoyable evening.
Food, staff, rooms, and setting is fabulous love love love it!
Delicious meal, lovely setting - perfect!
Had a fantastic dinner there Saturday night with a beautiful overnight stay! Couldn’t have asked for a better mini vacation. All the staff are so friendly and exceptional at their jobs. Food never disappoints. Osso buco was delicious! Everyone in our group was super happy! Thank you to all at the north shore house for your warm and friendly hospitality!!
A hidden gem in a beautiful setting, great staff, fabulous food.
Just had an absolutely wonderful dinner with friends!
We were there for Father’s Day. Brought my vegetarian daughter. You made the best most beautiful vegetarian plate for her she’s ever had! Thank you!
Thank you, Van Der Hagens and staff, for the awesome meal and a wonderful experience. Each and every staff that dealt with our table was very attentive. Every bite of the food was scrumptious. Keep up the great job. Nicely done!
Always wonderful here- great food, great atmosphere!