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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    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
Special Occasion Restaurant

We had a wonderful dinner here last night. Arrived early and had a drink at the bar (it's one of the very few places that got my drink right the first time). There are tables outside where you can sit with your drink and enjoy the view. Dinner was delicious and each course was presented... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Sharyn T
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Randolph, NJ
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Randolph, NJ
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner here last night. Arrived early and had a drink at the bar (it's one of the very few places that got my drink right the first time). There are tables outside where you can sit with your drink and enjoy the view. Dinner was delicious and each course was presented beautifully. It is expensive, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Sitiuated in the lush Eagle Rock Reservation designed by the pioneer and greatest Landscape Architect, Frederick Law Olmstead (Central Park, Ashville's Biltmore, etc,) the former "Casino" (Florentine designation of a castle) this is renowned as NJ's Most Romantic Restaurant for good reason. The view of the Manhattan Skyline 13 miles to the east is unparalleled anywhere. In 1917 the U.S.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Of course, great view of NYC skyline from the dining room. But for a storied venue with a reputation for excellence, a recent wedding fell way short of that. The planned ceremony in the outdoor garden, which no doubt had a backup indoor plan in case of rain, left guest broiling in 95 degree heat and blazing noontime sun. Whatever... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Have dined here a number of times and haven't been disappointed. Check for the braised beef special. I'm not much of a meat eater anymore, but this was one delicious meal. The cuisine is varied with fresh local ingredients included throughout the different meals. The spectacular views of NYC add to the romantic ambiance (if your on a date or... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were there for a birthday celebration and the views of New York city are beautiful! The night we were there a jazz band played and they were terrific.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My fiancé brought me here as a surprise for my birthday and some friends joined us there. We had stopped by previously and had a drink on the terrace between a wedding and reception and I had wanted to go back to see if the food was a good as the view. I was not disappointed. The service was wonderful.... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I've eaten in the dining room and the food is quite good but perhaps a bit too stuffy, and wasn't interested in having another dinner there; but.... The restaurant is situated on one of the highest points in West Orange with a fantastic view of the NYC skyline. They have a large separate bar with outside seating on the terrace.... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was an experience! We asked for a table outside as the weather was beautiful and we will have a great view of Mid and downtown New York. The first table we sat was close to a gentleman smoking a cigar and the smoke coming directly in our direction was not bearable. Fortunately, another table opened and we were able... More 

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Bellevue, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Let me tell you that this is fine dining in all it's glory. Excellent in every detail from the food to the service. 5 STARS indeed. The ambience is second to none. The scenery of the New York skyline is tremendous.

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Scotch Plains,NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Service was exceptional from beginning to end; the meals couldn't have been better (thank you chef and staff!!!) and the view of the New York City Skyline couldn't have been more impressive. Great place for receptions, parties, families and couples. It has everything one would want in a restaurant. I've been here a few times and this place has always... More 

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Additional Information about Highlawn Pavilion

Address: Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone Number: 973 731 3463
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: French

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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?