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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
Beautiful views and great food

This restaurant is a real treat. The food is excellent, the service impeccable and the views of NYC are spectacular. There is a large bar with a smaller menu than the main restaurant which is excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Janice E
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West Orange, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Orange, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a real treat. The food is excellent, the service impeccable and the views of NYC are spectacular. There is a large bar with a smaller menu than the main restaurant which is excellent.

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Western Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

When I drove up to the pavilion I had to stop the car to take pictures of the NYC skyline. Wow! The location is amazing and the staff was fantastic. We had four servers assigned to our group and each one worked hard to make sure everyone was happy. What a cool venue for an event!

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New York City, New York
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322 reviews 322 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The main attraction here is the view of Manhattan,probably even more attractive at night. The place is plush ,try to get a table close to the window. tables are well spaced out and comfortable. Very good wine list and pleasant service. Decent sized portions, food is good in a traditional sense. A bit too commercial/business like atmosphere,suitable for parties and... More 

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Venice, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Wedding was perfect in every way. From the wedding ceremony overlooking The magnificent Manhattan skyline to the cocktail hour with oysters Rockefeller and every other food you would imagine. The tables were beautifully set. First course butternut soup, then salad and the fillet mignon was like butter. The Viennese dessert room had every imaginable dessert your heart could ever... More 

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Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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418 reviews 418 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
795 helpful votes 795 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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?