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Highlawn Pavilion

4.6
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2450 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Highlawn Pavilion is a turn-of-the-century Florentine-style pavilion that has been beautifully restored to European grandeur with breathtaking views of Manhattan. Serving American Fare with European Flair. New York Times rated “Excellent”, Start Ledger “4-Stars”. A more formal main dining room. Slightly more relaxed, refined Piano Room. Al fresco dinning available on our cliff-side patio with views of the NYC skyline.

*We kindly ask all of our guests to honor our temporary two-hour seating policy due to our current Covid-19 capacity limitations.

**Please also note that we are currently limited to a maximum of eight guests per table.

For our Covid-19 precautionary measures and what to expect when dining with us, please visit www.highlawn.com/welcome.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2450 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SeanM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad Highlawn Pavilion is back in business! We had a very nice dinner there for our son's college graduation celebration!

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Laura
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The view was beautiful!

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ScottC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were so Happy that the Highlawn reopened it so gave us a sense of normalcy and to see all the friendly faces - managers and staff

Thank You so much

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LauraF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great meal. A bit disappointed with the limited menu but understandable given the limited number of guests.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is happily went home everything is good from the people to the venue very satisfied thank you

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CharlesB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Highlawn experience was excellent as always, hindered only by the idiotic Covid constrictions instituted by ignorant power-mad NJ government. It's a shame that many restaurants will go under because of the ridiculous 25% occupancy limit and totally unscientific symbolism of wearing a mask until seated--where the essential HVAC that comforts diners distributes their exhalations with everyone else regardless of social distancing. The Highlawn made the most of their superb limited menu, while the bar service and wine list remain unscathed. We dined with extreme pleasure and evaded the Coronavirus despite removing our masks and enjoying the tastes and aromas prepared by expert staff, and so can you.

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David1960
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Highlawn Pavilion has reopened. And it's a great experience. I lowered my rating slightly because they have a limited menu right now, not your typical full bodied selection, but more like an expanded daily specials menu. The choice are limited buy quite well though out, and all prepared to their usual excellence for this place. The outdoor patio area is spacious and was comfortable until it got a little chillier as he night went on. Even now wit Covid it's a good place to try if you're looking for fine dining and a well thought out layout for social distancing. The inside dining areas are very spacious and the staff is all about distance and masks. Worth a try.

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MissyT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Highlawn never fails to impress. They have just opened up but the professionals and the Chef are still the best at what they do. The presentation, the personalization was still provided in their best format. Love the ambiance, the kindness. We'll be going even more often! Needless to say, I am a fan!

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Niuchi
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and great food. The service and the view are the best ! My husband and I are in love with this place, it’s our favorite.

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vipLetseat
New York Area
288 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love the Highlawn. We missed it since it closed in March and just reopened. Saturday night was a great dinner outside on their patio. Yes it was quite chilly because it was windy. They do have heat lamps.
The 4 of us loved our food. Small menu right now but good choices on the menu. Excellent service.
We are glad they are back.

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WC37
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

As compared to other top restaurants in northern NJ, it's too expensive. An entree is served without the usually included salad, almost too little food. Bread was very hard, not easy to chew. Perhaps it needs to be warmed up.

Although the view is panoramic, New York City skyline is almost 20 miles away, a little difficult to see. The view from Edgewater, Weehawken or Jersey City can be quite competitive.

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vipDonL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great to be able to return to the Highlawn .

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JudyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to be back. I felt some of the patio tables were too close for comfort, and almost all filled. Prices seemed higher and the limited food choices were not items i would have wanted otherwise.
But nice to see it back in operation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice but expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed though we got a confirmation from OpenTable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant is closed .. reservation should not be allowed if it’s closed

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vipJimmy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is closed and has been for a while. We were excited to get up there to dine and watch the full moon rise over the city. Not sure how it ended up still on open table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch restaurant food and service and view

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Came here for my boyfriend’s birthday as it was recommended to me from a coworker. I was expecting a lot from this as I was told the menu is pricey but there was a great view of the city. Unfortunately I wasn’t seated in the best table with a view, but I can’t complain. I still was able to see the city because the restaurant had tall windows. We came here for dinner during the winter time so the outside patio wasn’t open which would have been nice if I wanted to take photos.
The food was okay. Wouldn’t say it’s worth the price. There was nothing really to rave about the menu. They had steaks and fish and other basic entrees but there was really little left to be desired. Wish there was more creativity with the menu options.
The service was great. Really made up for the okay food. The host sat us at our table. He was also kind enough to pull out my chair and place my jacket on my seat for me. Our waitress was also wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us great recommendations. She stopped by our table a few times to check up on us and always was in good spirits.
I would definitely come back but maybe when the weather is warmer and not on a weekend when it’s super busy and noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal. Service was solicitous and impeccable. Server knew his wine. Food delicious and beautifully plated. View of NYC delightful.

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Red07
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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RosemarieC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The view is beautiful but we were a little disappointed with the menu. Only 2 entree specials and the regular menu changed also. Not much of a selection.

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vipDottieB
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many people go for the view as well as the food and service. The night we were there was very foggy tho some lights did shine through. But the view was not important - everything was perfect. And if we wanted something not on the menu, the waiter assured us it was no problem and it came out perfectly and quickly. All four of us enjoyed. It was an anniversary and birthday dinner; perfectly celebrated

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, my wife enjoyed herself

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vipeddie
London
78 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, careful service and lovely scenery made for a great meal.

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vipBarbaraC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a business luncheon.
Excellent food, service and view. Perfection!

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Notworthecost
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Experience not commensurate with price. Nice view though.

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Dinner was delicious but the desserts need major improvement. Far too much sugar, couldn’t even eat much of it.

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JohnS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our most favorite places. Besides the excellent food, the most friendly and accommodating staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a great time

PA
vipPalAl44
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Since the Manor does not function as a restaurant any more, we decided to eat at the Highlawn Pavilion which is owned by the same family. Well, it does not live up to what the Manor was. It does not have the ambiance, the class the Manor had. And the food was not at par with what the Manor served. We lost a good one when the Manor stopped the rtestaurant and only does catering. A big loss.

Alan Malat

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VirginiaM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An all-time favorite. Brings back memories of our wedding reception 32 years ago. The food, the staff, the view - exceptional. A destination for us when we come back to Jersey.

RS
vipRomanticSpot
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants and it’s around the corner from home. Love it 😎

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my moms birthday. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. If it wasn’t the professionalisms and pride that impressed me - then it was the care in preparation and attention to detail that did! Everything. Impressed me.
Thank you so much.

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vipEatnicely
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for lunch. The food, service and ambiance exceptional. Highly recommend for a different, elegant dining experience!

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RobertI
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy place from start to finish. Service professional. Food was on point.

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vipFirsttimer
New England
56 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday night of the Memorial Day Week-end so it was very quiet. We had a great view looking out to New York City and the food was very good and fairly priced. Waitstaff was also very attentive and pleasant.

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viptanya
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is always delicious in High Lawn Pavilion. Attentive service. The Views on a clear day / night are spectacular. The only minus is the decor: tired, old fashioned. But to some maybe it's part of the charm
We will go back for sure

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vipNaples96
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good!

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BarbaraM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for my husband’s birthday. This was our first visit and we were seated at the window to enjoy the fantastic view of the NYC line. Great service. A bit noisy but much more relaxed than what we were expecting. Will definitely return. Food was excellent.

FAQs

Highlawn Pavilion is rated 4.6 stars by 2450 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.