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Highlawn Pavilion

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Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, NJ 07052 (Prospect Avenue)
973 731 3463
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the place to celebrate something special! though it is pricey everything is on point service food atmosphere. our waiter was wonderful couldn't ask for someone nicer. though the menu is small everything is wonderful!food was delicious! appetizers amazing

Thank Bettyann M
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good overall however, my wife chewed on something hard, it turned out to be a fingernail. The Maitre D tried to convince us that it was plastic. After dinner they said that they took 20% of the bill for the incident. It turned out to be less than 10. After questioning it he had no answers other... More 

Thank Robert F C
Washington, DC
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151 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in town for a meeting, I was certainly able to "wow" attendees with this great choice for dinner! The view of NYC is compelling but the food is also delicious. I had the chicken which I highly recommend but everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. We ordered several desserts and passed them around. I think my favorites were the... More 

Thank Yolanda C
Weston, CT
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for an outstanding view of the NY skyline and top notch service, Highlawn Pavillion certainly meets & beats the standard. Although entrees of roasted chicken & cod were excellent, the "sushi quality" tuna & scallop appetizer was visually attractive but lacked taste. The buratta cheese, however, was the best I have had. When paying top notch... More 

Thank Terry C
Plano, TX
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Normally, restaurants with amazing views have prices, but the food is mediocre. Not the case here. Yes, the view of the entire West side of Manhattan shines from across the river, but our meals were also worth the (hefty) price. We started with the charcuterie plate and shrimp all of which was tasty. I had the lical chicken breast which... More 

Thank thegriesers
Saratoga Springs, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Found this place while walking Eagle Rock Reservation. We dined outside watching the sun set on NYC; amazing as the sun lit up the skyscrapers a golden pinkish hue...so pretty & very romantic. The host was super nice; the wait staff was attentive & friendly. We asked for our margaritas to be made w/ fresh squeezed juice only; they were... More 

Thank Tina S
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Everything I have had here has been fantastic. I mostly get the steaks, but have also come for lunch, the food is always on point. They treat you right here, and the food is very good. Nice atmosphere, nice views, great food.

Thank barry88
Meriden, Connecticut
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Thomas was our server and he is fantastic! Chicken with pea risotto is amazing. Filet, shrimp ravioli, and hot fudge sundae are to die for. Decor is elegant and is a tad pricey. People are dressed from casual to dressy and there were kids eating at tables when I was there. There is a beautiful view of the city where... More 

Thank JC3337
Westfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The High Lawn Pavilion is an excellent restaurant and location to watch the sun set on NYC, and every seat has an excellent view too. A bit pricey, but worth every dollar for the view-Make sure you go on a clear night. The food is quite diverse and every dish we tried was excellent. As a side note, this is... More 

Thank Mannmadegolf
Livingaton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Have dined in this Knowles Family Restaurant many times for special occasions and when entertaining clients.

Thank Stephen-Gail

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, European, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?