The Manor - Fine Buffet Dining
The Manor - Fine Buffet Dining

The Manor - Fine Buffet Dining

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.themanorrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (973) 731-2360
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch*: 11:30am, 12:30 and 2:00pm;

    Lunch: Wednesday*: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;

    Dinner: Wednesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 8:30pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

    Sunday Family Dinner Buffet*: 3:30pm - 4:30pm


    *Indicates that Lobster is not available these times.



    Wednesday Lunch Buffet: $28.95

    Lobster Buffet Wednesday through Friday: $51.95 (Children 3 to 10: $24.95)

    Lobster Buffet Saturday Night: $58.95 (Children 10 and Under: $29.95)

    Sunday Brunch and Dinner Buffet: $41.95 (Children 3 to 10: $19.95)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Mitchell Altholz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Manor can accommodate 26 - 210 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Preston Postlethwaite 9733252060x
  • Entertainment: Pianist nightly. Dancing, Friday and Saturday evenings to live music in Le Dome.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Woodland Ave. and Prospect Ave.
  • Public Transit: Bloomfield Avenue/Verona bus stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking is available in addition to valet parking.
A word from The Manor - Fine Buffet Dining
Since its opening in 1956, The Manor has meant many things to many people. Elegant dining in The Terrace Lounge, their World-Famous Lobster Buffet, memorable weddings and other family celebrations, business meetings and dinners in their private dining rooms. Whether it be for an intimate dinner for two or a party of 200, The Manor has always been considered to be the premier establishment to make any event extra special. In addition, to The Manor's excellent cuisine and attentive service, you can stroll through beautiful gardens, walk past magnificent fountains or simply enjoy a romantic dance after dinner in Le Dome. The Manor is truly a multifaceted, total dining experience which you can enjoy anytime, turning any day into a celebration!



DRESS CODE:


No jeans or sneakers. Business Casual. Jackets Preferred
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The Manor - Fine Buffet Dining reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (71)romantic (39)good for groups (29)fit for foodies (18)great for brunch (17)scenic view (13)great for lunch (11)neighborhood gem (8)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Best Brunch in NJ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    No other brunch, that I know of, delivers elegance, wide selection of delicious brunch items and superb service. Oysters were fresh and delicious. We preferred mushroom soup over lobster bisque. The seafood omelette was my favorite. Irish coffee made tableside was so entertaining and a lost art. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our expectations were too high
    NJDave
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We thought this would be a very special night out, but the food had little flavor and a misbehaving two year old wandering through the buffet area during the whole dinner dashed those hopes. Perhaps the best food was the fried shrimp, but this was supposed to be a lobster buffet. The desserts were excellent, but I came for the soup, salads, and entrees, many of which were good, but not excellent. We left disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TeeGee7777
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is a great establishment for dining and many other events.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, lots of choices!
    Foodie2
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The Manor offers choices in upscale buffet dining that is unparalled! The food is great and so are the choices! If you want to celebrate a special day with that special someone this is the place to be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Ambiance was lovely. Room is well appointed. Presentation of the food was eye appealing. Selections were commonplace & ordinary for a restaurant of that caliber. Dessert table was generous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    bjk16
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I have dined at the Manor on many occasions. It never fails to please when it comes to the menu, buffet, service and ambiance. Lately, we have taken advantage of the Wednesday evening Lobster Buffet, and if you enjoy seafood, it would be difficult to find a dish or serving which you would not enjoy. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • seafood buffet
    Dolphins
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Servers were great along with the taste of the food. Unfortunitely as some buffets have it, the temperature of some of the food was barely warm. That included the lobster bisque,eggplant rollentini, paella to mention a few.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Dress code was not enforced and many people dressed like slobs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT I SURELLY WOULD RECOMEND YOUR ESTABLISHMENT GREAT FOOD GREAT SERVICE VERY PHOTO GENIC WAITERS WAS RIGHT ON THE MONEY WHEN IT CAME TO DO THEIRE JOB THE LOBSTER TAILS WERE A LITTLE SMALL BUT THE OVER ALL BUFFET WAS GREAT THE ESTABLISHMEN6T IS NEET AND CLEAN
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot food cold and salad bar lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I was disappointed the hot food was a little cold.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No complaints
    Foodluver
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Lovely experience great food. The ambience was lovely, and things ran pretty smoothly. There was little something for everybody in terms of options. I absolutely loved the lobster bisque.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE MANOR
    luvudranks
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wide variety of food choices. something for ever one. The dessert bar was sinful.Not for the weight consious person, too tempting or you could go upstairs and dance it off all night under the stars in the beautiful Dome club upstairs.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • okay, if you like buffets
    TimmieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Should first say I am gnerally not fond of buffets. . . and this proved no exception. Have eaten several times at the Manor restaurant. The restaurant is far preferred for a quality, romantic dinner. Will not be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lobster is the star of the buffet
    hwnj
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    For me, the steamed Lobster is the major attraction of the Seafood Buffet but other items are very good, too, such as the cold shrimp and the desserts. The Seafood Buffet at The Manor is my first choice for celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A BETTER EXPERIENCE
    MARTY
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    THIS WAS A BETTER EXPERIENCE THAN MY LAST VISIT SEVERAL MONTHS BACK. NO WAITING FOR LOBSTER AND OF COURSE ITS A RELAXED, BEAUTIFUL ATMOSPHERE!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buffet Outstanding
    NJDiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Food at the buffet was top notch. Come hungry so you can try everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buffet helpers
    nothappy50
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I did not like to see your helpers pouring water from a dirty tin pan over the Shrimps which was set up by the ICE sculpture. I seen another worker tell him that he could not do that and he told him to mind his own business. and he walk away and shrugged his shoulders. I have been here twice before and something about that place on that day didn't feel warm.o it was my friend's birthday and I had requested for the staff to sing Happy Birthday. all the waiter did was come to the table and placed a plate with a piece of cake with a candle on it down on the table and just walked away, I got up and asked the waiter what happened to the birthday song he replied we don't sing happy birthday. He could have said HB that was kind of rude.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing brunch
    TinkerbellVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food is never a disappointment. Unfortunately there was a large, rather loud party that was disturbing. Service was impeccable, as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time experience
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Heard a lot about The Manor, it's ambiance, it's food, however the experience says its all! Great place. The Mrs. loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PhylVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Absolutely fabulous. Elegant delicious unlimited lobster shrimps abundant seafood. Carvings desserts etc nothing was missing can't wait to teturn
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Swimmer
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I have been to lobster buffet a few times years ago and loved it. Upon taking my sister and her husband to celebrate their 25th anniversary I was very disappointed. The shrimp felt and tasted as if it was frozen and defrosted. Previously their were pasta stations and this time were none. The dessert selection was minimal. I asked if the 25th anniversary could be acknowledged. They bought a dessert well after we finished our dessert. For the money I don't feel the buffet is worth it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Still Stunning
    Awmullen
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I haven't been to The Manor in more than a decade. However, I couldn't think of a better place to celebrate my 40th birthday than The Manor. The restaurant is still stunning after all these years and left a lasting impression on my close friends. Thanks yet again for another memorable and enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Gordo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Manor is always great. I still have not actually gone to the restaurant with my wife (which I would love to do), but we have gone to the buffet numerous times. The food is always great and the service is fantastic. Even though it's a buffet you feel very well taken care of. We brought our one month old baby and they were kind enough to put us at a corner table as requested. I love the wine list. I also noticed that they serve quite a variety of wines by the glass as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambience has changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Been here before with my husband and friends several times yrs ago. My niece is visiting from Australia and I thought it will be a good place for a last night together. A lot has changed - 3 piece clothing and no sandals for male was gone. it's more casual or very casual now. Even the servers are loud these days. The food is okay compared to before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marny
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was excellent. I do wish however it was a little cheaper for the kids as they do not eat anywhere near $30.00 worth of food, come to think of it not even $10.00 worth of food. They don't need to serve french fries of chicken fingers as this is quality food. The pasta's and salads are good enought for the kids but they bailey eat so to go out with the kids here is a waste of money.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    has gone down hill Lobsters were not sweet and tough. Just not what it used to be
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Lobster
    Apreciador
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We enjoyed the lobster and the kids loved the many choices of desserts!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Evening
    rabbit
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A beautiful mansion, outstanding gardens, excellent food, professional/attentive staff--everything that would make a special occasion perfect and make us feel like honored guests was provided with grace and warmth.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok He Is But going...........
    Napoletano
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We are going at The Manor for over 20 years but our last visit was FAIR!! FOOD: Prime rib well over cooked,Pork chop ice cold and dry ,,Beef tender tasty but ice cold,and service was the worst ever ,also after 50 minutes at table waiter (twice)asked ready for coffee)an elegant way to say You have to go .......this was my first bed review for this place i may try again and when i told the mgr on my way out also about not even offer a hot towel as they usually do (especially eating lobster) and he said We still do he not even said SORRY he told me to wait to get one !!!!!!!!!!!!! I said no thanks and left !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    luvbrunch
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It is pricey but has a good seafood selection. Food is adequate as far as taste and selection. Drinks are expensive. Nice outdoor gardens.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy anniversary!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary every year, along with other special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Manor - Lobster buffet
    Manorreview
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    From Friday Aug. 15, 2014. Eaten here many times before. Not sure why there was someone assisting on the lobsters area location. In the past the customers always helped themselves. Was disappointed in the food. Didn't seem fresh. Sorry but this is my honest review.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would have been perfect if
    fineVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    would have been perfect except for soggy lobsters, and the waiter standing there counting on how much tip he got right in front of us. I gave 25% tip but I won't next time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Joseph
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary. We were accompanied by our son. it was beautiful mouthwatering experience. The service was fabulous and the ambience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best !!!
    NayyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I come at least twice a month !!!!!! Best brunch in east coast
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just one bad night
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I've been going to the manor since 1976 and this was the first time I've ever had anything to complain about. The lobster tails were dried out and tough and the lobster claws were raw and slimy. Everything else on the buffet was totally up to par, and fine. I guess after all of those years of perfection, it was due.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Manor lobster buffet
    toughbusinesstobein282828
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Well its really a bargain, but I know they are reheating food from the day before. Lobster was dried out tough. Food in general wasn't very good. Husband had to run to the bathroom after eating the oysters. So maybe they weren't fresh either. Disappointed not going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 755 reviews are from the The Manor - Fine Buffet Dining reviews archive.
  • Excellent as always
    Suhayla
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food was excellent as always. I'm never disappointed when I come for the Wednesday buffet. I brought a few first-timers with me and we are now planning for the Lobster buffet. We'll see you soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    Leeagain
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If you have never been there, out is very nice. I have been going for years, it needs some shaping up as far as the interior. The rugs should be changed and the chairs in the buffet and ala carte rooms look old. Food was good some items were cool instead of hot. Could not eat any fruit from the dessert area due fruit flys. Overall my experience was very nice and if it is your first time you would think if is extra special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening at the Seafood Buffet
    Cola
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Took a couple from Switzerland for their first time visit. It could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate