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Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, NJ 07052
973 731 3463
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Ranked #1 of 87 restaurants in West Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Prospect Avenue
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Dinner on July 4th, and had a great meal with a clear view of New York, and the eastward towns. Lots of fireworks were seen from this vantage point, and a delicious meal besides. Prices a little high, but well worth it. Dress is neat casual, with most of the men in jackets, and the ladies in nice evening attire.... More

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New York City, New York
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549 reviews 549 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
1,291 helpful votes 1,291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I went with friends here to see the 911 Memorial which looks out on a spectacular view of Manhattan. I noticed a Bride and Groom with their wedding party going into the Highlawn. We wound up having a lite dinner in their outside area. Both the food and service was good. A pleasant dinner with a view!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Myself and two colleagues had a challenging week, so chose to go here and hope we would not feel out of place with our rather casual clothing. We didn't. We sat outside on a gorgeous evening with the best view I have seen for a long time. The memorial to 911 makes this area feel slightly surreal. Back to the... More

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New York City, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Classy, chic, formal venue with spectacular city views. Ask for a seat by the window or request the patio in the spring and summer. Great piano bar. The food is hit or miss, but you're paying for the view. It's romantic yet family friendly & perfect for celebrations. They let us order the Shellfish Plateau in the dining room even... More

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Middle East
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Good quality food and great selection. Cocktails before meal served at a great bar by professionals. Wine list expansive and reasonably priced. Good service and great seating. Jackets and dress code a must but makes for a nice experience.

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New Jersey
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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Went there on a beautiful Saturday evening. Food was very good, service was very good, atmosphere very nice BUT: (1) don't sit outside (which would normally be the best place on a nice day/evening) if you are a non-smoker. I was very surprised that they allow smoking and that will ruin your dinner and pleasure if there are any smokers... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We went in Febuary and dinner was Venison (they only have it in season) which was delicious, as well as the rack of lamb. The wait staff was very attentive, and as it was dark, the view of Manhattan was exceptional. The only negTIVE COMMENT IS THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER GO ON A HOLIDAY. THE SERVICE IS MEDIOCRE AS IS... More

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Vermillion, SD
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We recently enjoyed a deeply pleasurable evening at Highlawn. The ambiance is posh but comfortable and gracious. The view of the Manhattan skyline at night is spectacular-- glittering buildings against the dark sky. And the food is to die for. I recommend the Duck, Duck, Duck appetizer, which features a delectable pate de foie gras, thin slices of smoked duck... More

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West Orange, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband & I we were married at this place. It's very romantic, if you're looking for a garden wedding and a chupah. We had it all to ourselves. This place has the best food & service. During the spring/summer months, they plant their own vegetable/herb garden for use in their various dishes. It's a very classy place, It has... More

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Fairfield, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Went with 3 other friends for no special occasion- but it was special. From the minute you walk in you are with met with mannered reserve. Our reservations were for 8:30 and our table was ready. I would have been fine to wait a few minutes at the bar since it is so beautiful and inviting. The place was packed... More

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