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Highlawn Pavilion

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Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, NJ 07052 (Prospect Avenue)
973 731 3463
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner with a view

Very nice Italian food. Waiter catered to the children. Their food came out first. All tables have a view of NYC. Although the atmosphere seemed a little dated, I think it fits in with the presentations and cuisine. I would go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Ralph R
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Kentucky
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very nice Italian food. Waiter catered to the children. Their food came out first. All tables have a view of NYC. Although the atmosphere seemed a little dated, I think it fits in with the presentations and cuisine. I would go again.

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NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We wanted to visit the restaurant and the grounds for our upcoming wedding. We pretended it was our first time there. Beautiful view. First time trying the restaurant's food. It exceeeded our expectations.. we cant wait.

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Tucson
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A friend and I had 7:30 p.m. reservations; we were welcomed and seated immediately. The dining room was almost full. The environment was formal and pleasant. All seats next to the windows were taken although most seats have a view of the city lights, which is beautiful. We had a simple arugula salad with candied walnuts, goat cheese and cranberries... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

we have eaten here several times and it is consistently very good. This time was drinks and bar snacks Snacks... small special pizza $16 (I prefer it crisper) and 3 fish tacos $14 (3 different fish, very tasty and well presented). Drinks ... Peach Margarita perfect $10 and 15 year old whiskey $22. Two good drinks. Service... fast, efficient, friendly,... More 

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Denville, New Jersey
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407 reviews 407 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
727 helpful votes 727 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Our whole extended family of nine gathered here to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our large round table was set back away from the wall of beautiful windows, but we were still able to enjoy the wonderful view of the Manhattan skyline in the distance. This is an upscale restaurant with a beautiful entrance room reminiscent of a Tuscan villa .It... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had my sons engagement party there and the food was out of this world. The atmosphere, decor, view of New York and outside patios gave it a charm like no other. All our appetizers were great, carving station was cooked perfect, the shrimp, clams and oysters were so fresh, the buffet, one dish out did the next. The staff... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The food was pretty good, but not as good as expected. The service was excellent and our table received anything it needed immediately. The view was magnificent. The food however was a bit over priced for its average level of deliciousness, though I would still recommend this restaurant to anyone because of the the great view and service.

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Newark, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I had the filet mignon and butter nut squash soup. The wine was divine. The meal was perfect. The view beautiful. I got lost as it is nestled away on eagle rock Avenue and the signage is discreet. They have valet parking as well.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are looking for a special evening out, this is an excellent choice. The view of the Manhattan skyline is spectacular, and the menu provides options for everyone. Food preparation and presentation is wonderful. All in all, one of our favorite spots.

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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192 reviews 192 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I never knew this place existed. Was there for a professional meeting so our meals were limited to Salmon, Chicken and Vegetarian special. This venue is located by the Eagle Rock Reservation Overlook. From inside the restaurant, there are spectacular views of the New York City skyline. It sits high up on an overlook area and the vast spread of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, NJ 07052
    (Prospect Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: 973 731 3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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