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The Highlawn, West Orange, NJ

The Highlawn

4.5
4.5
446 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 36 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 446 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4Value

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

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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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The ambiance, and the view is amazing

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EllenR

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          31st Anniversary

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JosephD

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

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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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9. OT

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Very delicious, wonderful service

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Would not recommend. Food was not good.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SueF

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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.

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Very delicious, thank you appreciate it

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          VegasSquid

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Allen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fantastic experience and food. Amazing place

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RyanB

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        23. 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 !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        24. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        25. 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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        26. RA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RAC72

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great place for special occasions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        27. 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        28. 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).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dagman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beautiful new decor. Very welcoming staff. Impeccable service. My pre-dinner cocktail was perfect. My dining partner and I shared the fritto misto and the octopus apps, which were flavorful. My entree (branzino over mushrooms) however was so overly salted that it interfered with should be a delicate taste to the fish. PET PEEVE: About a third of the menu items were listed as "MP"; and when the waiter did his "these are tonight's specials" schtick, he did not mention prices. This is a departure from the old Highlawn, which had the specials (with prices) on the menu. What is so complicated about a restaurant listing prices?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The food was very well prepared and delicious. The servers were outstanding as were the two ladies at the front They were gracious and went out of their way to get us a window table. We enjoyed our special evening.Thankyou

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        31. JK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JamesK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          40 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          40 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food1service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beautiful view good service food not near the equal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        32. NB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NickB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My Wife and I really enjoyed the new highlawn. Great music, food, drinks, and service. You made our night special.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        33. NB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NickB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Went for our anniversary it was an amazing and memorable night. The place is beautiful and food spectacular.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        34. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Another outstanding meal. Tried the risotto tonight and it was incredible. Service was great.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food1service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great atmosphere, great service, great location , great views ,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        36. JA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JoanneA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Poor service, never asked for drink order, pre ordered a birthday dessert with sparkler, never served, only two other dining tables at that time, called manager the next day, and left a message, never returned the call, we were there to celebrate a cousin’s 85th birthday, so all the guests were seniors, very disappointing, for such a special occasion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Food was good but the service was much too slow!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        38. HB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HeidiB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The perfect place for any special occasion. Service was excellent and the ambiance was nice. More crowded than I thought it would be on a Sunday night but it was nice; not overly crowded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        39. SS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SarahS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Highlawn served me 2 eggs, fatty bacon, and disgusting black greasy onions with a potato bite $17 My guests each ordered bloody Mary’s .. I did not because on Apr 19 3 of us for lunch ordered same and couldn’t drink because the horseradish was thick in the drink. Horrible. Could not use straw and I choked drinking it. We were told it was a mix so we could not order without h-radish. So, Sun they were served same drink loaded with h-radish. The 37$ crab cake was served in small bowl looking skimpy .. and sad. A medium rare hamburger arrived WELL done. And I just said to myself , yes!! I’m done and will not return. $160 for 3 lunches mid-week, and $130 for 3 Brunches should have been worthy of ample, good food, with good service. We had to ask 3 times for bill as we had to drive to airport. We sadly do not think these owners will make it on the 1st Mtn over NYC. They have 0 clue how to offer good food and attention to detail and service. Montclair is a Mecca of restaurants. They should check them out to learn how to succeed in business.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Overall great experience. We’ll definitely be back sooner than later!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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