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Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, NJ 07052
973 731 3463
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Ranked #1 of 88 Restaurants in West Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
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
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
  • French first
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English first
Randolph, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I have been here for dinner on special occasions, drinks with friends and most recently planned a 50th anniversary for my in-laws. The catering manager was wonderful, very accommodating with menu changes and upgrades to wines and dessert. We had 25 guests attend. The server was one of the best I have ever had. (Having been a Banquet Manager in... More

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West Orange, New Jersey, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had a business lunch here and enjoyed the quiet (as only 3 other couples were dining). They were very lax on the dress code, sweatpants and flip flops? I was a little embarrassed as my client and I were in suits. It bothers me that there is no place to go where people dress up, especially in a place... More

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband took me to Highlawn Pavilion for our 20th Anniversary. We had been there before so I was excited to go back. It was during the week and the dining room was barely 1/4 full so you would think the service would be more attentive than usual. The servers were blasé and uninspired. The menu had their standards and... More

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North Haledon, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

No better way to dine than with a breathtaking view of the NYC Skyline in the distance. Delicious food with great presentation, attentive and friendly staff makes the Highlawn Pavilion a must for special occassions!

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The food was very good, the fish was fresh and interesting (cod, dorade, sea bass) prepared nicely, the desserts were fine (more southern French), but the view!!! Absolutely beautiful watching the city in sunset and early evening. Go, enjoy!!

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Newark, New Jersey
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What makes this place so special is the amazing view of the NYC skyline. Dinner is not rushed and the service is very good too. The food presentation was terrific and the food is very good with right sized portions. This is the go to place for special occasions. They also have an out side deck that fills quickly with... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We didn't eat at the restaurant(because of our casual attire) but I will say that the location is excellent if you have some free time before you arrive at Newark airport. The restaurant is next to a powerful 9/11 Memorial. There are also gorgeous views of downtown NYC.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Celebrated our son's 25th bday last night. Valet was good, wine selection always good and extensive. Had the watermelon soup with tuna tartare, excellent; selection of seafood with a couple of oysters, some Alaskan King crab ( cracked already), small piece of lobster meat, a couple of jumbo shrimp cocktail and a martini glass full of crab meat. The crab... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

While much of our 10 party group to celebrate our Mother's 91st birthday enjoyed food and decor, we had a major disappointment. Two bouquets given to her were entrusted to care of our waiter. We left in a thunder storm and forgot them. Phone calls and a visit next day found they had been discarded with no apology or hint... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The food was good and the prices reasonable. The only thing I was displeased about was that my salmon was undercooked. My friend ordered the same and hers was coked medium. When I asked the waiter to cook my dish a bit more, he said, "We always cook it medium" It happened to be cooked rare so he should not... More

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