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The Manor Restaurant

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111 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052-4202 (Corner of Woodland Ave. and Prospect Ave.)
Bloomfield Avenue/Verona bus stop.
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9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

We came here for the buffet for my birthday and the food was fresh and delicious. They have a good variety of food including all you can eat lobster! They also have many, many different types of desserts to choose from. A little pricey but well worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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English first
Maplewood, New Jersey
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the Manor buffet for Thanksgiving. Have been there many times over the years but not recently. I could not believe how badly it has declined. The food selections were dreadful. Almost everything was cheap and poor quality. Three of us had Pinot Grigio by the glass, and it was so bad that we had to send it back.... More 

Thank NJChisoxFan
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lobster buffet is outstanding. They don't cut any corners with options or quality and everything is pretty great. All in all it's actually a really good value for the money, too. There's a dress code - dress up; it's a nice place.

Thank KLF_1031
Morristown, New Jersey
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time there, and unfortunately probably the last. The service was awful, the time they took to get the food out was so long that most people were complaining as well as the wait staff complaining about the time it took to get food out. the head waiter came to our table as soon as we sat... More 

Thank James P
Marlboro, New Jersey
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the Manor for their lobster buffet earlier tonight to celebrate our 35th anniversary. We wanted to go to a special restaurant, and having eaten in the Manor many times before, we knew that it would be perfect for the occasion. It definitely was. We started with the peeled jumbo shrimp, which were wonderful. There... More 

Thank William F
New York City
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a wedding reception last week and the Manor is not up to the standards it once had. For example, in serving wine, waiters only came around twice, with the first time AFTER the first course was complete. After plates and utensils were removed after a course, the waitstaff did not return to make sure diners had correct utensils.... More 

1 Thank Dagesq
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for the buffet for my birthday and the food was fresh and delicious. They have a good variety of food including all you can eat lobster! They also have many, many different types of desserts to choose from. A little pricey but well worth it.

1 Thank NJNJ77
Clarksboro, New Jersey
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109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My husband and I treated ourselves to The Manor's "Lobster Buffet" after a long day of touring Edison's lab and home as well as Eagle Rock. It was expensive, but worth every penny. The food was well prepared with a very nice variety. While the focus was on seafood, they also offered lamb, prime rib, turkey, chicken, and beef tips.... More 

Thank Lisa B
East Stroudsburg, Pa
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Had a great time at this place for our 50th hs reunion. Much like us this place has really shown its age but we both did the best we can. This place is hugh and each of us remember it from the glory days. The staff went all out with great food and high end drinks in a comfortable atmosphere.... More 

Thank Dooedd714
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The first impression, the smelly entry area. Staff looked sloppy, dressed in old faded tuxedo and yellowed shirts that should be white. The food was nothing special, so so, nothing organic or of quality. Extremely dissappointing experience, never again.

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Was there last night for our 45th anniversary, We try to get there a few time a year. The last couple of times was a disappointment, but this time everything was perfect from the mushrom soup (my favorite) to the prime ribs, shrimp, even the bread and butter was great. My wife and I didn't find one thing complain about,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052-4202
    (Corner of Woodland Ave. and Prospect Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Bloomfield Avenue/Verona bus stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: 973-731-2360

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining


Open Hours
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?