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The Highlawn, West Orange, NJ

The Highlawn

4.5
4.5
458 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Nestled atop the picturesque Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, NJ, The Highlawn is regarded throughout the region for fine dining and its dedication to making each celebration memorable and unique. It has been the trusted venue of many private groups, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, local community associations, and many more, and is a recipient of OpenTable's Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants.

The landmark has been revitalized to provide patrons with a premier fine dining experience and world-class site for weddings and special events. With world class Culinary Director and Executive Chef William Prunty now at the helm, diners can expect an out-of-this-world meal.

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Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 731-3463

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Built into the Watchung Mountain Ridge of West Orange’s Eagle Rock Reservation, the Wine Cellar is a venue like no other for private events, corporate functions, tastings, and celebrations. The event space hosts 15-65 guests and is the ideal setting for any gathering.

  • Private party facilities

    The Skyline Ballroom features the most iconic panoramic views of New York City—anywhere. The event space hosts up to 200 guests and is the perfect setting for receptions of any kind

  • Neighborhood

    West Orange

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

Experiences

  • Large Party Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    For parties of 10 guests or more , Please Give us a Call us at 973-731-3463. See Large Party Menus for Food Options. A limited seating will be allocated to your party upon booking. Taxes and Gratuity NOT Included Alcohol on Consumption

Popular dishes

Menu

Raw Bar

  • Market Oysters on the 1/2 Shell

    Daily Market Mignonette, Holy Schmitt's Horseradish Classic Cocktail Sauce

    • 3 Market East and 3 Market West$24.00
  • Traditional Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

    Holy Schmitt's Horseradish Classic Cocktail Sauce

    • By the Piece$7.00

Wood Fired Pizza

  • Highlawn Margarita$18.00

    House Pulled Mozzarella, Crushed Tomato, Sweet Basil

    • Wise Guy$26.00

      Charred Shrimp, Long Hot Peppers, Tomato, Scampi Butter, Provolone

      For the Table

      • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

        Long Hot Peppers, Saffron Lemon Aioli

        • MP
      • Highlawn Meatball$19.00

        Smoked Salvatore Ricotta, Grilled Garlic Anchovy Bread

        • Burrata$22.00

          Local Burrata, Honey Crisp Apples, Walnut Pesto

          • Cheese and Meat Board$24.00

            Parmigiano Reggiano, Fiore Sardo, Chevre, Salumi

            • Clams Casino (5 Each)$20.00

              Nueski Bacon, Sweet Onion, Peppers, Bread crumbs

              Sandwiches

              All Sandwiches Come With French Fries

              • American Cheese Burger$19.00

                Pat Lafrieda Custom Blend, Brioche, Garlic Aioli, Pickles (Choice of American or Swiss or Blue Cheese)

                • Turkey Club$21.00

                  Avocado, Bacon, Tomato, Arugula, Green Goddess Dressing

                  • Open Faced Skirt Steak Sandwich$31.00

                    Roasted Foraged Mushrooms, Baby Bell Peppers, Caramelized Onions, Holy Schmitt's Horseradish Mustard Aioli

                    • Highlawn Pastrami$26.00

                      Jewish Rye, Deli Mustard & Pickles

                      Soups and Salads

                      Add Grilled Chicken $8, Add Roasted Salmon $10, Add Skirt Steak $14

                      • French Onion Soup$18.00

                        Gruyere, Crouton

                        • Highlawn Caesar$19.00

                          Parmesan Croutons, Boquerones, Crispy Capers

                          • Highlawn Cobb Salad$22.00

                            Grilled Chicken, Eggs, Crispy Bacon, Avocado, Frisée, Tomato, Blue Cheese

                            • Greek Salad$22.00

                              Confetti Tomato, Cucumber, Kalamata Olives, Pepperoncini, Cous Cous, Feta

                              • Farro Bowl$20.00

                                Kale, Avocado, Pomegranate, Season Vegetables, Blood Orange Vinaigrette

                                Entrées

                                • Highlawn Spaghetti & Meatballs$26.00

                                  • Cedar Plank Faroe Island Salmon$36.00

                                    Chimichurri Roasted Carrots

                                    • Chicken Milanese$22.00

                                      • Filet Mignon

                                        • 10oz$63.00
                                      • Sirloin

                                        • 16oz$78.00
                                      • Steak Frites$29.00

                                        Sides

                                        • French Fries$12.00

                                          Truffle Soy Aioli

                                          • Charred Lemon Broccoli$12.00

                                            • Roasted Foraged Mushrooms$18.00

                                              Garlic Breadcrumbs

                                              • Whipped Parmesan Mashed Potatoes$14.00

                                                • Charred Long Hot Peppers$12.00

                                                  Sparkling Wine

                                                  • Louis Roederer 242, Champagne, FR

                                                    • Glass$24.00
                                                  • Scharffenberger Brut Rosé Excellence, CA

                                                    • Glass$18.00
                                                  • Cinzano Prosecco, Veneto, IT

                                                    • Glass$12.00

                                                  White Wine

                                                  • 2019 Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc, NZ

                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                  • 2019 Talbott Kali-Hart Chardonnay, CA

                                                    • Glass$14.00
                                                  • 2019 Stags Leap Chardonnay, CA

                                                    • Glass$18.00
                                                  • 2020 Pighin Friuli, Pinot Grigio, IT

                                                    • Glass$11.00
                                                  • 2019 Feudi San Gregorio Falanghina, Campania, IT

                                                    • Glass$15.00
                                                  • 2019 Tornatore Etna Bianco, Sicily, IT

                                                    • Glass$16.00

                                                  Rosé Wine

                                                  • New Zealend Invivo X Sara Jessica Parker (SJP)

                                                    • Glass$14.00

                                                  Red Wine

                                                  • 2017 Catena "Agrelo", Mendoza, AR

                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                  • 2018 Emblem by Mondavi, Nappa Valley, CA

                                                    • Glass$24.00
                                                  • 2016 I Vini di Milena Brunello, Tuscany IT

                                                    • Glass$24.00
                                                  • 2019 Etude "Lyric", Santa Barbara, CA

                                                    • Glass$14.00
                                                  • 2019 La Madrid "Agrelo" Mendoza, AR

                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                  • 2018 Querciabella Mongrana, Maremma, IT

                                                    • Glass$16.00

                                                  The Signature Cocktails

                                                  • Highlawn Bee's Knees$17.00

                                                    Barrel Aged Gin, Wild Flower Honey Lemon, Bee Pollen

                                                    • The Thymeless Apertif$16.00

                                                      Lillet Blanc, Tanqueray, Belvedere Heritage, Thyme, Lemon, Club

                                                      • Last Word$17.00

                                                        Tanqueray, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Green Chartreuse, Lime

                                                        • Garden Margerita$16.00

                                                          Don Julio Tequila, Cointreau, Strawberry, On-Vine Tomatoes, Poblano Pepper Liquor, Celery, Bitter, Saline Solution

                                                          • Skyline$15.00

                                                            Redemption Rye, Carpano Antica, Dry Curacao, Cacao Nibs, Twist

                                                            • The Awakening$16.00

                                                              Don Julio Tequila, Cointreau, Tarragon, Lemon, Absinthe, Salt

                                                              • Naked and Famous$17.00

                                                                Del Maguey Mezcal, Aperol, Yellow Chartreuse, Lime Juice

                                                                • Japanese Melon Sour$16.00

                                                                  Tanqueray 10, Midori, Lime Cordial, Lemon, Egg White

                                                                  Bottled

                                                                  • Amstel$6.00

                                                                    • Corona$7.00

                                                                      • Duvel$8.00

                                                                        • Heineken$7.00

                                                                          • Heineken 0$6.00

                                                                            • Six Point Bengali IPA$7.00

                                                                              • Six Point Resin IIPA$9.00

                                                                                • Truly$10.00

                                                                                  • Red Bull$6.00

                                                                                    Draft Beer

                                                                                    • Coors Light$6.00

                                                                                      • Peroni$8.00

                                                                                        • Sierra Nievada Hazy$8.00

                                                                                          • Alligash White$8.00

                                                                                            Spirits

                                                                                              Tequila / Mezcal

                                                                                              • Casa Dragones Blanco$16.00

                                                                                                • Casa Dragones Anejo$37.00

                                                                                                  • Casamigos Blanco$15.00

                                                                                                    • Casamigos Reposado$16.00

                                                                                                      • Casamigos Anejo$17.00

                                                                                                        • Casamigos Mezcal$16.00

                                                                                                          • Clase Azul Reposado$37.00

                                                                                                            • Del Maguey Chicicappa Mezca$17.00

                                                                                                              • Don Julio Blanco$14.00

                                                                                                                • Don Julio Reposado$16.00

                                                                                                                  • Don Julio Anejo$17.00

                                                                                                                    • Don Julio 70$20.00

                                                                                                                      • Don Julio 1942$33.00

                                                                                                                        • Espolon$13.00

                                                                                                                          • Komos Anejo$35.00

                                                                                                                            • Komos Rosa$30.00

                                                                                                                              • Patron Blanco$14.00

                                                                                                                                • Sombra Mezcal$14.00

                                                                                                                                  • Sombra Mezcal Reposado$18.00

                                                                                                                                    Bourbon / Rye / Whiskey

                                                                                                                                    • Angels Envy$16.00

                                                                                                                                      • Balcones$12.00

                                                                                                                                        • Basil Haden$16.00

                                                                                                                                          • Blantons$19.00

                                                                                                                                            • Breckinridge$15.00

                                                                                                                                              • Buffalo Trace$14.00

                                                                                                                                                • Bulleit$14.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Bulleit Rye$14.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Crown Royal$14.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Jack Daniels$13.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Jameson$14.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Makers Mark$14.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Nikka Whiskey Pure Malt$20.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Redemption Rye$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Redemption Cognac Cask$19.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Suntory Toki$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Woodford Reserve$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                      Scotch

                                                                                                                                                                      • Ardbeg 10 yr$19.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Balvenie 12yr$17.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Balvenie 14yr$20.00

                                                                                                                                                                            • Dalmore 12$20.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Dalmore 15$35.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • Dalmore 18$60.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dewars White Label$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Glenfiddich 12yr$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Glenfiddich 23yr Grand Cru$65.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Glenlivet 12yr$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Glenlivet 18yr$34.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Highland Park 18yr$34.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Johnnie Walker Red$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Johnnie Walker Black$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Johnnie Walker Blue$45.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Laphroaig 10yr$18.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Macallan 12yr Sherry$18.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Macallan 18yr Sherry$60.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Macallan 25yr$295.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Oban 14yr$18.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sodas

                                                                                                                                                                                                              $3

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Coke

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Diet Coke

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sprite

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gingerale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Club

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Last updated: May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What 458 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Came here for my birthday, everything was absolutely perfect. Hostess was Pleasant and sat us right away , our waiter was Max who was absolutely perfect and attention to our ever need. He gave us a toast of champagne on the house for my birthday (thank you) For dinner I got the Seabass and it was the best I’ve ever had. Dessert was so good. Got the Ice cream sundae and the blueberry crumble, not sure which one we liked more. Will definitely be coming back would love to try their bunch.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MaMereTn

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Had a fabulous dinner experience here the night before. Lunch not so great…. We came at 2 party of 4. Warned on phone when making reservation that kitchen closed at 3 and they weren’t kidding! Service kind of slow,perhaps kitchen was already getting in shut down mode. Don’t bother with the pastrami sandwich! However the Caesar salad is really good. Forget about dessert-we were told kitchen closed. In my book when you have customers still at the table and you haven’t asked about dessert… you should at least be able to serve them something! Someone in the kitchen couldn’t cut a piece of cake? - I understand some desserts might require more to attention but we had to pressure just to get some plain ice cream… too bad, we now live out of state and a meal at Highlawn is always one our list when back visiting. Will return for dinner but not so sure about lunch

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GeorgeB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Highlawn is one of my favorite dining spots for special occasions. good wine list, excellent menu variety and attentive service staff. I would highly recommend a visit.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The food and atmosphere were great ! We were celebrating a college graduation and were treated to a round of champagne to celebrate which was a very nice touch! The only area for improvement was the food took quite a while to come out. While we don’t like to be rushed and wish to enjoy conversation and a drink, it took about 90 minutes and we were all famished after a long day! Overall …excellent experience!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. j

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          justme

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wonderful service thank you

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Maitre D’ was a little abrupt and not particularly inviting. Service at the table was good. Hors d’oeuvres we’re superb, particularly the beets

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ThomasH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We decided to go to the HighLawn to celebrate our anniversary. Food was great as well as the service. A little noisy but, that seems to be based on the building. We would definitely go again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          marinac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love the place, the view, the food…!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fedem

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          48 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wonderful experience, delicious food and excellent service from Ivan and Isaac. They were efficient, knowledgeable and very entertaining. The restaurant is beautiful and the view is even more so. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will return soon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ksnead

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Have had wonderful experiences with Highlawn Pavilion in the past but this one wasn’t the best. We were celebrating an 85th birthday and had requested a window table about one month in advance. When we get there they say they’re no window tables available- even though there are several open. Then they told us there were none that could seat a party of 6, but there was one set for 5 and another for 8. Just felt like we were being given the runaround. Otherwise, the wait staff was great and the food was okay.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PaulaP

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is quite a disappointment from the old Highlawn Pavilion. The noise level was so high that is was nearly impossible to have a conversation. There were numerous parties going on in the main dining room, bar, and upstairs ballroom. The food was good, but was not up to the level that would be expected by the prices. Service was good, but again, not up to the level one would expect at those prices and certainly not the level of the Highlawn when the Knowles family owned the place. The decor changes are not to my taste and don't help with the acoustics.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Incredible food had the crab cake with long hots very tasty ! Split a tomahawk with marble potatoes it was delicious and cooked perfectly. Lindsay our server was great !!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 20, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What a great experience celebrating my daughters graduation from med school. The staff was excellent, especially our waitress Lyndsey!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AlexisR

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 20, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Absolutely one of the best places to celebrate a special event. Beautiful, incredible food and view, as well as attentive service.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sharon

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 19, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beautiful views of the city, coupled with delicious food. The wait staff was very professional and provided great service. I'm looking forward to visiting again!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kenn

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 19, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          First time back after the turnover of ownership and very impressed! A wonderful venue for a celebration with special attention when I let them know it was our anniversary. Food and service definitely excellent. We will be back, perhaps to enjoy cocktails at the bar or on the inviting outside courtyard.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 19, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The ambiance, and the view is amazing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        18. ER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EllenR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          31st Anniversary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        19. JD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JosephD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The food is outstanding but the service is unacceptable. Let's start from when we walked in. Lastly, when I made the nervation, I asked to be seated outside and mentioned it was my wife's birthday. The hostess took my name, gazed at her computer screen and never looked or spoke to me. After a 30 second silence, I did not know if they had our reservation as she made me feel as if the reservation was missing. I had to ask several times for my wine glass to be filled, searching all the while for our waiter(s). The order taker and the assistant waiter did not communicate well. I asked for a Negroni straight up and they brought a drink on the rocks. We were interrupted twice during a conversation and asked if we wanted desert 1 minute after finishing our meal. It seemed that they wanted to turn the table, even though it was not that busy. The wine list is not as expansive as one would think for a facility of this stature. There was a small graduation favor for a party next to us but nothing for my wife. Given the price, value was poor.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          angelEssex

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A Client brought me here for lunch. All I can say as it was outstanding. The salad was delicious and the salmon was cooked beautifully. We all split a Blueberry Pie which was absolutely delicious! Amazing View!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Very delicious, wonderful service

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Had an amazing time at the Highlawn. I recommend it as a great special event location .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        23. JG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JoeG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall1food1service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Would not recommend. Food was not good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        24. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Everything was wonderful but the service was above and beyond! We’ll definitely save this spot to revisit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        25. SF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SueF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The food was good. The chef clearly loves mushrooms, as a large percentage of dishes were made with them. Prices were all Carter’s and quite high. Service was great and the setting (location) was superb, but poor visibility for our visit due to stormy weather.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        26. C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cosmo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Had a very wonderful and pleasant birthday dinner!! Can't say enough about the the service. They were very attentive and professional.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        27. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Marina

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great service and food. All around very nice. Great views.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The food it was just amazing. You also cannot beat the views of NYC, probably one of the best views on the east coast. A perfect celebration.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          An incredible evening for my wife’s birthday! She was completely embarrassed about the dessert special but I loved it !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Very delicious, thank you appreciate it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        31. VS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          VegasSquid

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          48 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          48 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friendly staff, great distance view of NYC, food was great. They were out of the Apple bread pudding which was unfortunate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        32. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Allen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall1food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. We had to wait 30 mins even though we had an appointment reserved a few weeks in advance. (Opentable gives us a grace period of 15 mins to show up, however we were there just 8 mins past our specified time, very hard to get easy parking) 2. The lady at the reception was very rude to us and my guests felt very uncomfortable with the way she was behaving. Highly unprofessional behavior. 3. The food we ordered: Appetizers: Frito Misto and Meatballs (both were served within 5 mins, tasted like they were frozen and was just microwaved) Entree: The sea bass was good 👍. The branzino was terrible (tasted vile) 4. The assistant server dropped water on my guests as well as dropped food on them on two separate occasions. He seemed to be under the influence. I chose to dine here to make sure my guests have a good time. Had a pretty terrible experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        33. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fantastic experience and food. Amazing place

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        34. RB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RyanB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food1service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Food took forever to come out and when it finally did my steak was cold. Didn't even eat my meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It was great to be back on the patio. Truly one of my favorite places !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        36. R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rehana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hard to keep food as fresh and delicious when you have a mad rush for Mother Day but you’ll did it. Food was amazing. Staff is friendly and nice. Even in the front where there was a crazy crowd the 2 ladies handling it were polite and lovely.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        37. DE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DavidE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We had an amazing experience and we cannot wait to come back!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        38. RA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RAC72

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great place for special occasions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        39. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Noisy music upstairs. The food was ok but over priced relative to what you get and other upscale restaurants in Essex county

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        40. CA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CATHERINEI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Chocolate Martini and French Onion Soup were the best that I have ever had. The Seabass, quite often hard to find on menues, was excellent and the cappacino was very hot, as I requested. Matt, our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Even the butter for the tasty bread was sensational. The butter was very yellow and very tasty ( like butter always used to be).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Diner temperature check required
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Staff temperature check required

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Highlawn is rated 4.5 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Google Map for The Highlawn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 Crest Dr West Orange, NJ 07052

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          West Orange

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          American, Steakhouse, Italian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fine Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Business Casual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Valet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (973) 731-3463

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Catering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Built into the Watchung Mountain Ridge of West Orange’s Eagle Rock Reservation, the Wine Cellar is a venue like no other for private events, corporate functions, tastings, and celebrations. The event space hosts 15-65 guests and is the ideal setting for any gathering.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Skyline Ballroom features the most iconic panoramic views of New York City—anywhere. The event space hosts up to 200 guests and is the perfect setting for receptions of any kind

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