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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    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
Excellent but a bit pricey

My husband and I love this establishment, we just wish it were a bit less expensive. Service is always great and since we live in Bergen county we only go for special occasions but we do love it. We also had our reception here years ago. We love coming back and reminiscing. We will return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
DonnaJeanNJ
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Mahwah
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mahwah
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I love this establishment, we just wish it were a bit less expensive. Service is always great and since we live in Bergen county we only go for special occasions but we do love it. We also had our reception here years ago. We love coming back and reminiscing. We will return.

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New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Have been to the Highlawn a few times. We always enjoy it. When last weekend for a special celebration and was not disappointed. Two items of note: 1. Service was excellent. We were by the window and place was starting to get crowded yet we were not rushed. 2. All of the food was very good but had a 'black... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Nice view of NYC.Good food too, but expensive. Totally worth it. The atmosphere is relaxing & elegant. I enjoyed the people watching.

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NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
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85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

3 of us had lunch here the other day My first visit in about a year. The service was outstanding--The food - the person who ordered trout loved it.= the person who oreder a salad/ with grilled chicken enjoyed it- I enjoyed the lobster roll tho I must say it was not up to New England standards in flavor, portion... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

No doubt the NYC skyline view is amazing, but so should the service at this very expensive restaurant. We had celebrated our engagement at the Pavilion 10 years ago and was our first time back. What a difference a decade makes. Service was very uneven and disappointing. A smile or greeting by our waiter would have been welcomed, but we... More 

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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

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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353 reviews 353 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 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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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?