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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Never Disappoints

Went their for our anniversary. We were married at the high lawn 20 years ago. Was surprised my favorite lunch dish was discontinued. But found a very tasty substitute. Desserts were outstanding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
tbirdhs
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
New Jersey
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went their for our anniversary. We were married at the high lawn 20 years ago. Was surprised my favorite lunch dish was discontinued. But found a very tasty substitute. Desserts were outstanding.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This lovely venue has a wonderful view of the NYC skyline. We were too early to see the city lights, but as the sun set, we enjoyed the changing view. Our experience was top-drawer all the way, from the easy valet parking to our waiter's farewell. Our meal: My father had succulent shrimp with horseradish-infused cocktail sauce (nice "bite"), followed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This view of the NYC skyline is beyond wonderful. We were there for a wedding so the menu was set, but the food was delicious and copious. We definitely plan to return just for dinner.

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Fallbrook
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Call ahead and ask for a window table for the best view - I did and was rewarded for my efforts with a spectacular panoramic view of Manhattan. This restaurant sits high on a hill that must be the highest spot between West Orange and NYC - and the grounds are lovely too! Dress for dinner - jackets are requested... More 

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North Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Went here resently for a wedding. The main room was beautiful. The views of the city are unbelievable. Staff treated us like kings & queens. Food, dancing, family, friends...enjoyed myself

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had an amazing, romantic diner with a gorgeous view. Seafood appetizer, pork chop & monkfish entries & chocolate for dessert. Thomas was an impeccable server with solid recommendations and enjoyment for our special occasion. We plan to come back and celebrate here yearly.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had talked of going to this beautiful restaurant in an exquisite location for years. I thought it might be very costly and kept putting it off. When my husband died, a woman friend invited me to go to Highlawn Pavilion and I went reluctantly, guilty because my husband hadn't had the opportunity. The maitre d' kept us waiting overly... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Arrived at 6:30 for a special birthday celebration dinner. Dining Room Manager greeted us with a friendly smile. Seated immediately along the windows. Server was extremely friendly, offered very good suggestions on menu. Entire meal was delicious. Service throughout the meal was exceptional. Great selection of wine. After dinner went out onto the balcony for one last drink to talk... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a very nice place. It was a pleasant surprise while on a business trip to West Orange. The view overlooking New York City is great. The food is great. The service was very nice. I had seabass which was cooked to perfection. My colleagues all liked their meals as well. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are... More 

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Grimaud, France
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I arrived to USA to celebrate my friend ´s birthday. She likes this restaurant and she goes there quite often - now I have no idea why. When we passed the reception and entered the restaurant I got the impression that everything looks pretty old. (The curtains in the entrance reminded me old dusty chateau of Dracula in Romania) Then... 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?