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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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New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many restaurants with a good view do not have great food. Highlawn pavilion is an exception. It is worth going to for lunch or dinner or any kind of celebration.

Thank SavvyRoger
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. Sitting outdoors on a summer night is heavenly. There are plenty of umbrella tables. It's good to get there just to see the gorgeous sunset. The view is incredible. Although you can have full course dinner outside, we usually prefer to keep it casual. We had a few... More 

Thank Linda R
New York City, New York
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1,160 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this restaurant and the views of the city! Great venue for a special celebration or just a meet up in the lounge/ bar area!

1 Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Chester, New Jersey
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the hubby to Highlawn Pavillion for our 33rd wedding anniversary. We were seated at the window where we watched a great lightening storm. The food was as wonderful as the setting. We started with the Fisher Island oysters. Good, a little shell in one. Next we shared the Charcuterie Plate. Scrumptious. The pheasant pate was outstanding. The celery root... More 

Thank Betsy M
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dining at the Highlawn is always great experience.Set on the cliffs in West Orange,it offers a spectacular view of the Manhatten skyline.This eligant restaurant will never dissapoint even the most refined patrons.You will not receive better service or finer food choices. You will not regret the chefs specials.

Thank William L
Chatham, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent my 26th birthday in Venice and my 27th birthday at the Highlawn Pavillion. Granted, the locations were a bit different, the food was just as outstanding. My boyfriend and I ordered the steak tartar as an appetizer, and the pork chop and duck bolognese as entrees. All were fresh and perfectly portioned. I appreciated the view, as it... More 

Thank Christina K
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1,360 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This amazing bistro has it all. It is most famous as having the greatest view of any New Jersey restaurant with a majestic vista of Manhattan about 12 nautical miles from Eagle Rock Reservation. It sits on a precipice that is the highest point immediately west of NYC. From here I joined thousands of others watching in horror as the... More 

1 Thank Richard C
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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155 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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 

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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
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
Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?