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About Highlawn Pavilion

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.

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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Continental, French

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

Cross Street:
Prospect Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 731-3463

Website:
http://www.highlawn.com/

Entertainment:
Live musical entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm - 10:00pm.
(Jazz trios on Friday evenings and a pianist on Saturday evenings)

Parking Details:
Valet parking available.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Highlawn Pavilion Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (51)
Romantic (49)
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Good for Anniversaries (45)
Good for a Date (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Notable Wine List (25)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Live Music (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Casual (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Waterfront (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Authentic, Live Sports, Spicy, Bar Seating, Vegan, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Quick Bite, Healthy, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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 amuch better spot wehawken/Englewood lots of choices. I think that’s the problem, other the Manor they have no competition so they’re meh.

Tags: Scenic View
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·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always a treat to celebrate a special occasion at the Highlawn Pavilion. Wonderful ambiance especially at Christmas time! Food, presentation and service are first rate!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always a good meal with good service. A bit noisy. Their reservation verification is a bit annoying.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

As usual the food and service were exemplary. We were seated at the window with views of the New York skyline which made our anniversary dinner even more special. The wine list is very high end but the food and ambience is wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent night of seafood. Halibut and red snapper entrees were prepared beautifully and served on very hot plates. Lobster risotto and due salmon appetizers were terrific.
Jumbo sundaes dominating the desserts.
Beautiful view of NYC always a holiday treat. Just one glitch of no Drambuie for Rusty Nail preparation.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent meal, service, ambience and view. Looking forward to our next visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Fantastic meal as always, with the unbeatable view on a beautiful day. Cant wait to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. It's worth the drive and the money.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Owen was a wonderful waiter and remembered us from a previous visit. Food and surroundings are top notch. Highly recommend for any occasion or if you are looking for a special place to enjoy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Menu needs to be changed up!!! More seasonal would be appreciated!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was good but not great. The room is beautiful but the menu needs brightening and it was just so-so. It is beautiful with the decorations but there should have been more pizzazz for these prices.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everyone needs to go there. Our experience was simply spectacular. Food was amazing, service too notch, wine list exquisite and view absolutely gorgeous. It's speedy and worth it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent Restaurant! A great choice for a special night out! And a good reason to get dressed up! Excellent food, excellent service, excellent view!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary the night we dined at the Highlawn Pavilion. We gad great seating by a window with an outstanding view of NYC. The waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was well prepared and delicious. Highly recommend this high-end restaurant.
Also, the decor was lovely and the gigantic Christmas Tree was fabulous. Well Done!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service. Food is right on. Bar area is good to hang in.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a great experience at Highlawn Pavilion. Strongly suggest going there to enjoy a meal or drinks for special occasions or even for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great experience as usual. Highly recommended and best option in Essex County

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great wine, fantastic food, beautiful view...great place to celebrate a special occasion. I had the filet mignon and it was so tender and delicious. The sides and portions were perfect too. I have no complaints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was fabulous! Best I've had there. Love the view and the location. Fun restaurant to get dressed up and go out and have a nice dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food and ambiance....a clear night with NYC on full display....and our waiter Owen was super.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service, beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline, romantic - great place for special occasions.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

We enjoyed a great family occasion with good food, great service, and super views.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything we ate was fantastic! The seafood tasting platter could have had more lobster and snow crab instead of 1 piece of each, but the taste was exceptional. Cocktails and wine will really bring your bill up, and I think the food was fairly priced for its fine dining quality. We had the Filet Mignon and the Pisachio encrusted halibut, both were magnificent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Live Music
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Wonderful romantic venue with excellent service and cuisine. I selected it to celebrate
my wife's birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch in late October this year. Wonderful food and scenery. Dessert is out of this world! Will recommend to all our friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Highlawn never disappoints and this night was especially splendid because of certain menu items I had I never seen before, Italian items. Service was especially splendid and the sommelier extremely helpful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great experience and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Another wonderful evening in the "bar" sitting at out favorite table;listening to the jazz trio--this night we ordered from the bar menu- the sliced skirt steak was perfectly cooked and delicious pair so nicely with great onion rings- the ice cream sundae was huge and delectable as was the cheese plate-- only misstep was the spring rolls-we love this place on friday nights

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

My wife and I were married here 8 years ago and make it back for anniversaries. It hasn't lost a step. Beautiful views of the city and amazing food.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Superb menu with a good selection that changes with the season. Our waiter T Connelly was absolutely wonderful helping my wine loving ladyfriend with her selection, explained the specials accurately and provide extra whipped cream for her Irish Coffee. We had a table with a window and a view of the New York skyline. We could not have asked for more. It is one of the few dining experiences that exceeded our expectations!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Highlawn Pavilion rarely disappoints- the menus changes so there is always the element of adventure, though their are a few standbys such as filet mignon.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always feels like a special night out at The Highlawn Pavilion. Fabulous view, fun bar scene and excellent food.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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