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

The Manor - Fine Buffet Dining Details

  • 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: $26.95

    Lobster Buffet Wednesday through Friday: $49.95 (Children 3 to 10: $24.95)

    Lobster Buffet Saturday Night: $57.95 (Children 10 and Under: $29.95)

    Sunday Brunch and Dinner Buffet: $39.95 (Children 3 to 10: $19.95)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Continental
  • 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 (973) 325-2060
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "I was initially apprehensive about the Manor due to the mixed reviews & I hadn't been there in 11 years. I took my Pastor (& best friend) to brunch for her 50th bday. It was excellent, although the prime rib could have been a bit more tender & seasoned. The turkey breast melts in your mouth. Excellent wait staff, beautiful decor & ambiance. The property is gorgeous. Great variety for brunch, a bit pricey but cool for special occasions! Kudos to the Manor for maintaining their reputation in a positive manner.Will definitely return & spread the word."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My mom and I went for the Wednesday lunch buffet. While the people were nice and it was pretty, the food did not measure up. It was only ok. For the price, I could have gone to one of my favorite steakhouses and gotten the filet. The shrimp was meh, didn't seem too fresh and the rest of the food was decent, just not better than other buffet type places I have been."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My dining experience was less than satisfactory. There were fruit flies in abundance primarily around the desserts and salads. It made what should have been a fine dining experience feel more like a picnic. I expected more from The Manor. It made it especially disappointing as I was treating my girls out for having a great school year. Until this problem is resolved I would not recommend The Manor - Fine Buffet Dining."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with the quality of the food. It was very exquisite and the quality of the food was great. Now, it seems like the place is a notch better than common Chinese buffet with lobsters. Very disappointed. Also, the lobsters were empty and had to wait till they bring it out. This was never a case before. The way I see it, the price goes up and the quality is down."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our family has attended various occasions in this establishment for many, many years. From weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, etc. It was always among the best venues in NJ but that is not the case anymore. Service has remained the same but food has become ordinary and not prepared in the way it was. There is nothing special about it. Starting with the shrimps now being mediocre in size and soft to the desserts not having the incredible taste they once had. I guess like everything else once you have a name you think you can serve people food that is not great. Shame on them! They were once Number 1 but Nanina's has them beat by miles and miles....."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The lobster buffet is outstanding for that special event or occasion......................."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We've gobe. to rhe A la Carte here but never the buffet until it was thought of for father's day... my husband truly enjoyed the. treat with his girls. l personally was most imprssed with the manager taking time to consider my food allergy and walking me around the buffet to point out where food I'm allergic to was located. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were there several times but lately we getting poor service (still good )compare to a few years back which service was GREAT I got the wrong beer I told theserver but didnt offer to change and my wife found several shells in sea sood salad she showed to the server he said I WILL TELL THEM at least someone could come over i guuess they have great business and dont need to do that Food is always good but i noticed they have less choices but we still go back ! We went there 10 minutes before our reservation i used the mans room well (2 other customers were there)there were 4 spots for paper towel all empty at 5.50 so we used toilet paper to dry our hands at a place like The Manor shouldnt happen i'm sure 3 years ago could never happen !"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was great the service was great and we had a baby with us. No problem!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "With excellent food in "unlimited" quantity, this is where we go for anniversaries and birthdays, etc. The staff is extremely accommodating."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Beautiful and elegant place. However, I noticed the food quality and selection is not what it used to be. I used to go there and have a hard time deciding what to eat because everything was sooo good. Now I have a hard time finding enough selection to eat."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We were guests at a wedding, 1980, when we got married in 1982, where did we have our wedding? That's right, The Manor"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "A complete experience of the finest kind! Ambience was excellent, the Sunday brunch menu and selection was amazing and the food continued to come even though we were the last seating group for brunch. Desserts were delicious and lovely. You could tell they were made fresh and homemade. Our table was lovely for the 7 of us and the kids had a great time choosing their own items. The servers were terrific and friendly and accommodating. They truly went the extra mile to make this special birthday event special for us all. I've been to other brunch buffets where the food selection was much less and usually cold...nothing like that at the Manor!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We've been to The Manor buffet many times in the past. This year we went to celebrate our anniversary expecting stellar quality on all levels. We were disappointed to say the least. The service was abominable, i.e., waiter was nowhere to be found when needed, dirty dishes piled up on our table, on and on and on. I could excuse this if it was extremely busy, but there were many empty tables. The food was mediocre at best. We went for the 12:30 seating on a Sunday. The eggs benedict were practically inedible. They had an odd plastic-like taste, as if they had been near cleaning fluid! Many of the dishes were not hot, some foods had an "off" flavor. The desserts were fair. Unfortunately, we won't go back."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "visited saturday night for my sisters 50th birthday patrice and david were so attentive- without me even asking they decorated a plate that said happy 50th birthday and sang for her - i thought that was so special to do - great place great food - such a great place to go for a special celebration "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Very disappointed in two of the buffet entrees the breaded fried shrimp were burnt and the mushrrom raviioli was under cooked and the fiilling was dry both were inedible and should have not been served. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We have been here many times and I think the food is not the same quality as before. Food was just OK. Also we made our reservation a month prior and our table was not ready. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at the restaurant and I was very impressed with the entire experience. I am looking forward to dining there again soon."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have been been singing the praises of their remarkable Lobster Buffet for as long as I can remember but on this visit "remarkable" met "unremarkable". Long waits for the lobster which were inconsistent and chewier than in the past...not their finest performance!! Please bring back the Manor I know and love!! Thanks!!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Always a delicious , sumptuous lunch. The Manor is in the midst of renovation, but your time there is not at all affected. It will be an even better-looking place, with the usual fine food. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I read about the Lobster Buffet and decided to give it a try. We had a great time! There were enough options to keep it interesting and not overwhelming. The dessert options were awesome. Our dirty plates were removed quickly and the staff was top notch. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The seafood buffet never disappoints seafood lovers. We ate our way through every preparation of shrimp, crab, oysters, and lobster tails. But that's not all. Several pasta dishes looked tempting and we couldn't resist the carving stations with prime rib, turkey, and ham. But how to leave room for the dessert buffet with fabulous cakes, flan, and sorbet? On the con side, be prepared for pricey cocktails at $12.00. Also, we were surprised to see a few men in jeans/chinos despite the dress code. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food always fantastic with tremendously attentive and courteous staff! Have been patronizing this fine establishment for 20+ years and the experience gets better with each visit."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was very good. Very nice buffet. Not much on a selection, including salads. Full bar and a incredible wine list. Service was ok, had to wait a little because it was busy."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Went to the Manor the night before Mothers Day. The food was very good and the selection was fine. The only negative was that I was very surprised to see that they were not sticking with the dress code. I always thought that it made the Manor special. I was in a beautiful room and saw 3 males dressed in flowered and other casual shirts, no tie or jacket. The evening was still great but I always enjoyed the formal feel that the Manor had. All else was great and I will absolutely go back. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "THIS PLACE WAS GREAT AND MY FRIENDS LOVED IT,ARE WE COMING BACK OH YES, I AM A PROMOTOR"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food is good and you do get unlimited amounts of lobster!! Staff is very friendly as well! A nice place for special occasion!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This place was great! The services was great! Everything was right on point (food & services). It wasn't even too crowded. Best lobster fest ever"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Always a perfect experience while dining there. The food, service, and atmosphere are second to none. There is something for everyone with the extensive buffet. The best choice to celebrate a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We liked the cold food, it was imaginative, presented well and tasty, the freshest tasting oysters we ever had. The hot lobster tails were fabulous. The other hot food preparation was below foodies standards. The Paella was dry and lack luster, Eggplant was acidy, vegetable selection was common and sparse, the Sea bass was inedible, Salmon was blah, the Beef was also blah. The dessert was very nice. The service was outstanding aside from the hot towel which smelled sour."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I definetely will return. I loved the relaxed feel of the restaurant. Food and deserts were great. However, the restaurant's best trait was the service. Service was amaizing. It was well-timed, friendly and everyone went beyond their duties to make us have a great experience. Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I have dined at The Manor on several occasions and am never disappointed. The food & atmosphere are always wonderful."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We visit The Manor three or four times a year and drive from Monmouth County. This year we decided to stay over at the Residence Inn with their special, "every night is date night" promotion. An afternoon matinee at the Papermill Playhouse, the lobster buffet at The Manor, and a room at the very lovely Residence Inn with breakfast provided the next day. Fabulous 24 hours!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Once again we weren't disappointed. Lobster was perfect and our waiter Patricio was helpful, personable and on the ball. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Had a great afternoon brunch with my friend. Food was great good variety. Excellent staff."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I'm a Manor regular and as always the food and selections are fantastic so much so to the point that my picky 10 year old tried things that I never dreamed he would ever try and liked them. Waitstaff was too busy oogling and commenting on female guests to be attentive to their tables"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Food was excellent, waitstaff very attentive. Excellent special occasion place."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We went to the lobster buffet to celebrate a milestone birthday and anniversary with our best friends. We had a lovely time. Atmosphere was wonderful, the wait staff was superb and the food was excellent. If you go you HAVE to try the Mango Martini that they offer, out of this world! All of the food was fresh and delicious. You can't beat the seafood selection and the dessert table..... I would highly recommend The Manor to anyone."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have been here before so I recommended it to my co workers and we came as a group and everyone loved it - even our vegetarian. I wouldn't change a thing."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I surprised my boyfriend with dinner at The Manor's famous lobster buffet. We both loved it. The place is gorgeous and super elegant. The food and service were superb. I highly recommend The Manor to all!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014