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Highlawn Pavilion

4.5
1944 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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 1944 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was so expensive unbelievable. A little bit of food charging a lot. Won t go back

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. Amazing view of NYC!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We went back for our anniversary. We always have a great time here. The food is superb, the service is exceptional, and the view is unsurpassed. Make sure you bring your wallet because all this glory comes at a steep price, but we really enjoy ourselves when we go here.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service was excellent and food was tasty and presented well. My only concern was that our meals were not hot. Each one of us in our party felt the same way. At that point no one wanted to send five meals back. All in all it was a nice experience.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Hadn't been here for 5 or more years, so was nice to be back and see that it hasn't changed all that much, although I seem to remember being given olives at the bar, along with drinks. We met early enough to have a drink at the bar, prior to being seated. We were in the middle row of tables, so could easily see the view out the windows and watches as the sky darkened and all the lights came on until you could faintly see NYC through the haze.
Appetizers were good - I had the rock shrimp and spring veg risotto, two had the tuna tartar, one the French onion soup and last person had the special soup, which was good, but so rich she couldn't finish the portion. Dinners - two beef, I had the halibut (yum), one had the Hake special, which had a cartelige or something in the middle that caused it to curl up and she couldn't easily eat it. Forget the last entrée. Two of us ended up with the ice cream sundae - decadent - which was enough to split with our spouses. We also had two bottles of wine, one of which was a new label to us and excellent. Not cheap, but a very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The staff is wonderful. The food is great tasting I would recommend to friends

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We've been there numerous times but this visit was disappointing. The matre de was uninterested in our needs. The Halibut dame to the table naked. The deep fried kale was over salted and inedible. Our waiter was very attentive but very rushed because he had too many tables. I'll think again before returning.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Been here multiple times. They try to be a very upscale experience. But they are deteriorating. Food was ok not up to the price. They also tout a dress code jackets for men. But in a Friday night there were quite a number of men in backward baseball caps, jeans and sneakers, shorts and tank tops. So what’s the point?

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent food n service as always.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Perfect! Thank you for a memorable evening with our daughter. The view, the service, the food, everything was perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I have eaten at the restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. I find the restaurant a very special dining experience.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Outdated decor, overpriced food that isn’t the most appetizing & not even the scenic dining is worth it!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Exceptional restaurant. Been here scores of times - always GREAT! Keep up the outstanding food and service. Superb view of the NYC skyline.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

As always, we had excellent service, excellent food and a seat by the window for amazing views . Unfortunately it was foggy that evening :(

We wish however that there were more wines to choose from for less than $100.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love the 5 star view!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The Highlawn is a beautiful restaurant with one of the MOST Scenic Views of NY skyline I have ever seen...I was married here several years ago, so this occasion was for my wifes' birthday... I have only one minor complaint in that i would like to see heartier meals served at Highlawn as compared to the prices...No complaints but for the prices being charged, i was expecting just a little more of a heartier meal for the $$

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a wonderful night. The food was delicious and our server was great.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We were a party of 10. It took 3 hours to eat dinner. The kitchen was very slow

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Dinner out for my mom’s last night in town

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We found the food to be lacking in flavor although presented artfully. The view and the service was excellent but if you’re looking for a delicious meal I would recommend elsewhere. Not worth the price.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Wonderful birthday luncheon for my best friend. Highlawn is still my favorite celebration restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The service ,food presentation And ambiance were superb

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Disappointing night. Slow service, waited over 20 minutes for seafood tower, while people arriving after us, got it served. Food quality and amount of food was questionable. 8 lemon slices were ridiculous and not enough cocktail sauce. We are regulars and were very surprised.
Even had to ask for check.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I haven't been to the Highlawn for years. I wanted to impress my out of town guests. The dinner indeed did that. The meal was excellent, service was good and the guests loved the view of the NYC skyline. Everyone thanked me for a wonderful, memorable evening

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The meal and the service were impeccable. I would return again.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Had a wonderful birthday dining experience at the HP last night. Our server recommended the seafood tower from the bar menu to feed five of the nine at the table. It was outstanding with crab legs, lump crabmeat, half lobster tail, oysters and clams on the half and some colosall shrimp. Dinners consisted of a perfectly cooked, fork tender filet. Salmon, chicken, scallops. Everyone reported a perfect portion, quite tasty and nice sides. Dessert was a custom chocolate cake. Cappuccino could have used more foam, even some foam would have been good, they were more like lattes. Overall a great dinner with a terrific view of the NYC skyline. I did feel for the price and reputation that we could have had slightly better attention paid to the table.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Amazing restaurant in a great location with spectacular views of the city. The ambiance, food and service were GREAT!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

I had not been to the High Lawn in a couple of years as my last experience was not terrific. This time, however, I was extremely impressed. The service was impeccable, the view was amazing and the food was exceptional. I even commented to the maître d when leaving and he shared that they have a new chef....I told him I would be back. It is expensive but I do not mind paying when the food is good and this was very good...from the shrimp cocktail appetizers to the filet mignon and of course, dessert!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Beautiful room. amazing views. Good food. Great ambiance

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Asked for table window on open table, called restaurant and asked for window table, asked host at restaurant when we got there for window table he said no, and for 3 hours the table sat empty. And I frequent the place very often. Not happy

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent dining experience! Great food, beautiful view, even on a rainy night. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had a lovely dinner with friends and enjoyed every minute! The service was spot-on; very attentive, but not hovering. I began with the "Samples from the Sea" appetizer, and it was fantastic! Plenty for 2 people. My husband and one of our friends had the bibb lettuce and field greens salad, the other friend had the spinach salad, all were enjoyed. For the main course, I had a Wagyu steak special that was indescribably delicious! Like, incredible flavor and melt in my mouth tender. My husband had another steak and our friends had cod and salmon. Everyone really loved their food! It is a beautiful location and always feels like a special occasion when you're there. We will definitely return and we will certainly recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great for any Sit down dinner or a bite at the Bar

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Always a great meal n wonderful time

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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