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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
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Christmas Party

Food was great and so was the atmosphere. Lots of healthy seafood to eat--fresh. Def. would go there for a special occasion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
sandy m
West Orange, New Jersey
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West Orange, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was great and so was the atmosphere. Lots of healthy seafood to eat--fresh. Def. would go there for a special occasion.

Thank sandy m
West Orange, New Jersey
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An area classic. Sister to The Manor. Relaxed elegance in a nice historic setting whether sitting in the bar listening to piano music and eating appetizers while overlooking a nice patio area that's overlooking the classic New York skyline, or in the dining room with large windows facing a one-of-a-kind overlook. Also right next to the area's 911 Memorial. A... More 

Thank EdnaBW
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to visit the Highlawn Pavilion on a clear day or night to take in the beautiful view of the NYC skyline. The night time view is awesome from a table by the large windows. Visit the 9/11 Memorial before/after the meal. The service is stellar. My water glass never got to less than 75% full and all specials... More 

Thank rr108
Allendale, New Jersey
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a Saturday night for an anniversary dinner. The location is spectacular! We had tried to arrive for sunset but did not make it in time and we would be too early for our reservation. Sat at the bar for awhile where, depending on where you sit, you can see the NY skyline. The bartenders were friendly and... More 

Thank first-tymer
Alexandria, Virginia
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend took me to lunch here as a birthday treat creating a huge problem, how does one top this for their birthday, other than a return trip? Before you enter the place you know you are in for a treat. Something about the heavy obviously expensive Italian door sparks interest, then the lovely vestibule and walk past bottles of... More 

Thank arazi1991
Montclair, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The moment you enter the front door...you'll know you're not in just any restaurant...You feel like you are some where around Lake Como. Before you sit down...your eyes never left the beautiful panoramic view of New York City while your brain is telling you...This is the view you have always wanted for your living room. Now, relax and enjoy the... More 

Thank Teddy H
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I have had the pleasure of dining here quite a few times and have never been disappointed. This evening was a romantic new year celebration for my wife and I. The service was impeccable. Food quality top notch! And the view incredible. Perched on the cliff at Eagle Rock Reservation the view to the East is stupendous. On a Clair... More 

Thank FLBOY68
New Jersey
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84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The Highlawn Pavilion is a wonderful venue for special occasions or business meetings. This was their New Years presentation. We were delighted that they offered early seating, and 5:30 was a good time for us. It was a price fixed menu and the selections made up a wonderful selection to choose from. The appetizers included A sea plate selection of... More 

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Wading River, New York
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257 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Aside for the view of NYC, the food is overpriced, limited menu and very noisy. I could barely hear the folks at my table. Also, it was a foggy evening so we're unable to see NYC skyline. I recommend visiting the adjacent park for your photos, then going somewhere else to eat.

Thank dennis1027
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We went to the Highlawn Pavilion for the second time to celebrate our anniversary. The view of NY is fantastic. Unfortunately, it was a foggy evening and we were unable to enjoy the view of NY City; however, that is not a reflection (no pun intended) of the restaurant. Our food was only average based on our experiences of a... More 

Thank Denise B

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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?