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Highlawn Pavilion

4.7
1891 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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(973) 731-3463
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4.7
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4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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Piplor (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

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 
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 14, 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 14, 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 
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 29, 2017

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

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Prospect Avenue
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(973) 731-3463
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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)
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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