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Highlawn Pavilion

4.7
1910 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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”. Dress code, elegant casual - jackets preferred but not required. A more formal main dining room. Slightly more relaxed, refined attire accepted in the bar, piano room, and patio. Please no sneakers, t-shirts, or flip flops. Al fresco dinning available on our cliff-side patio with views of the NYC skyline. We can not accept web-reservations in the bar or piano room area; if you wish to make a request for this room, please call us, thank you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Continental, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(973) 731-3463
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Prospect Avenue
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Parking details
Valet parking available.
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Entertainment
Live musical entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm - 10:00pm.
(Jazz trios on Friday evenings and a pianist on Saturday evenings)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1910 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.1
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarcelleM 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Went for date night, it was quiet enough for nice conversation, the staff were lovely, the food was delicious, and I loved the historic building.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great. The food was very good, a bit prices for the small portions, but I guess you get more for the view and the atmosphere

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viprgd18 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Consistently great food and service - have NEVER been disappointed dining here.

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vipebpries (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I have enjoyed dining at the Highlawn Pavilion many times and it was good to return recently. It offers a wonderful combination of elegance and warmth, making for a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy outstanding food. I'm not a fan of squash soup, but the Butternut and Kabocha Squash soup at the Highlawn was excellent...very tasty but not too sweet. The Norweigan Salmon was done to perfection and the vegies weren't overcooked. If you're inclined to splurge, the Chocolate Fudge Sundae is hard to beat and big enough to share. The service, as always, was superb. The outstanding ambiance and wonderful view of the New York skyline in the background make this a wonderful place to enjoy a special occasion.

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MichiganFoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service; terrific views of Manhattan and surrounding area. Great for special occasion and big groups; great for people watching; NJ culture with an Italian flair. We eat here often, especially at the bar but will venture into the main dinning room with there are 4 or more of us.

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vipRomanticSpot (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Always a great meal n wonderful time

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Mike (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Always a nice evening and a good meal when we come here.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We had been to HIghlawn before, but this time was different. The menu was limited and there were no daily specials. It was the day after Valentine's day and it seemed that they were tired and trying to get rid of their leftoverrs. The drink (both wine and mixed) prices were greatly inflated making the total cost of dining high and impacting the value of the dining experience. On the positive side, our waiter was attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The meal was obviously expensive but totally worth it!! The steak was cooked perfectly and the seafood was fresh. The head chef was also super nice, professional, and talented. Next time I’m able to save up enough money I’ll definitely be back!

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carolkaa (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent experience, great food and fantastic views of the Big Apple.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Small portions for the price .. way too expensive than required .. been to too many places with as good food and ambience and yet not so expensive ..

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Foodyji (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

A dampener for our anniversary! Ok we went on a Monday night, but overall a very mixed experience for the price. Considering there were only three other tables (out of over 25) occupied, the service was mediocre- needed to seek out the staff several times. We ordered two glasses of Stags Leap Cab - and had to send them back as they tasted worse than church wine! My venison was quite good, but My wife wasn't happy with the filet mignon - yes, it was tender, but just too pasty - couldn't get the taste of a good meat! And the sundae was just a blob of whipped cream- maybe good for kids, but I would have thought that a restaurant with this kind of reputation would have made at least some attempt to make an artistic presentation. At the end of the day, remember- you are there for the view - which is always spectacular! But food and service need to up their game.

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CalvinC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The night view of NYC, as the sun set, was breathtaking while the food was just as exciting and unique, and the ambience was elegantly casual with prompt and courteously fashionable service. the whole experience should not be missed and is a great place to take someone from out of the area to view the wonder of the nighttime "City that never sleeps".

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vipPatty (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I have been before. I enjoyed my meal but the portion of brussel sprouts and potatoes was almost non existent

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seaside (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Hard to beat. Drove 35 minutes out of my way just for lunch and just for the Highlawn Pavilion.

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HappyDiner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had heard about the views at High Lawn Pavilion and always wanted to visit. We finally found a reason--our Christmas gift to each other. The experience was spectacular. From the friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff to the delicious cuisine, only to be topped by the best view of New York City from Jersey we've ever seen. The venison and filet were expertly prepared and the fudge sundae was creatively presented and very scrumptious. We're looking forward to returning to experience outside dining and exploring the cocktail offerings at the bar!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Lovely evening at the Highlawn Pavilion! Very attentive service and excellent seafood and other selections. We enjoyed the salmon and se bass that we cooked to perfection. The view is spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The lovely evening was shattered when the host of my birthday dinner was asked by our waiter (with pad and pen in hand) to provide his pin number to pay with his bank card. Have you ever???? How insidious!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The place is beautiful, can’t beat the scenic view of the NYC skyline. Very disappointed with the dinner. Salad had no taste at all. Minion was very tender but not great tasting. Vegetables were flat. My guests had salmon and they said it was just ok. Nothing special. Very expensive for just ok food.

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vipGbelle (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We were here for my mom's 90th birthday. The restaurant is very elegant and there is a great view of the Manhattan skyline. The service was excellent-very professional, yet friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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vipPiplor (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food and service. The Venison dish was outstanding as was my husband's Fillet Mignon. Perfect Vodka Martinis and Negronis. Well worth the 50+ minutes drive!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

1 of my favorite places to dine!!! I’ve been there more then once and will visit again!!

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Firg (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Spectacular view and great seafood with pristine service. Go on a clear night!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Shrimp cocktail really had no flavour... husband steak was not tasty at all... people kept hitting my chair walking by and I couldn’t pull it in any closer to table ... waiters and quest did not even say I am sorry after hitting it... slightly disappointed.

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vipMike (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Views are really nice but not really impressed with anything else. We sat down got the menus, ordered a drink and from then on we were asked every 2 minutes if we’re ready to order dinner. I have to tell him that I would call him when I’m ready. Food was unremarkable. Doubt will ever go back. If I drive same distance north/east (live in Union here) I’m in a much better spot wehawken/Englewood lots of choices. I think that’s the problem, other the Manor they have no competition so they’re meh.
Ohhh, another thing: about 2:00pm I got a call from from the restaurant confirming the reservation and to say they strictly enforce the dress code (mens are expected to wear jackets). Well there were plenty of men wearing bottom down shirts , sweaters and there was one with a T-shirt with no jacket on site. Pathetic!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

It was after New Year’s Eve. Restaurant was empty yet it took a long time to get our food. we were there for four hours Salads of kale and spinach were wilted and bland, entrees were fine but nothing special, menu choices sparce as compared to last visit, waiter was very nice- have dined here many times but this dining experience missed the mark. However, the view of the city is worth it and I will return.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We have gone to the Highlawn many times. We love the atmosphere and ambience, but think that the food could be varied and upgraded. Other comparable restaurants (for ex, like the Stone House in Warren) do a better job with their food- more interesting, etc. More specifically, your appetizers are quite good (esp shrimp cocktail, excellent). Your entrees are good but not exceptional (fish tends to be good, meats fair- the Fillet Mignon was tender but not very flavorful) and your desserts are overdone and really not appealing. You used to make a wonderful Apple Gallete ( I believe previous chef), and it really hasn't been replaced with anything comparable. Thanks for your request for information. David Miller

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Exceptional food, service and view of NYC skyline. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Great service and great food. We’ll be back!

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TimOLimo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Absolutely breath taking view, spectacular service and a fabulous menu with one item better than the next. we have been going for years and it has really stepped up to top shelve.

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