The Highwood

4.5
236 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A spectacular view of the Hudson River and the New York City skyline create the backdrop for a rustic yet sophisticated ambiance. The Highwood offers something unique for everyone. Indulge in our scratch menu by Chef Nicholas Karoly, featuring our Highwood burger. Explore new flavors with our extensive craft beer selection. Please look on our website for more information: www.highwoodnj.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 236 people are saying
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AdriannyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, the ambience was nice and the food it was delicious . I really recommend this to a friend or anybody that wants good food or wants to be in a nice ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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TSmith
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful backdrop of the NYC skyline. I would describe it as an upscale sports bar. The salads are overpriced and not too many vegetarian options. But food was delicious. Especially their seafood. Next time we will order their seafood tower to try a sampling.

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David
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Burger (solid), had the Farro Salad ( excellent), Rigatoni (done right), perfect view of the city and lots of big screen TVs to watch the game. Youre going to have to pay for parking, but thats expected at the Ferry. I'll be back many more times.

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vipJuliannaP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place around to actually fully watch and enjoy the game. With a live DJ setting the ambiance, and the very loving and energetic staff. Really makes it the perfect place to spend your time eating with friends and family.

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JamesG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ! Service was great , food very good . DJ played great music I highly recommend this place to watch the Football games and have a great time

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RalphW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Disappointed. We made a birthday reservation for outdoor seating and had probably the worst table in the restaurant. The staff was nice, but they seemed to forget about us. The place is too overpriced for so-so service.

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ShawntayJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I would go back for the drinks and something besides the pretzel as it was extremely salty. The lobster pizza left a very fishy and unpleasant taste. Didn’t go for dessert after the fail with the app and meal. The salmon was perfect minus the ratatouille that it came with.

However, the ambiance, the music, the service was top notch so I would def give it another try and always return for drinks and some good QT with friends or if watching a game.

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Marty
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, location is awesome with great views. Cocktails taste good but feel like they don't put too much of a kick. The hostesses were ok, just a little slow and felt like I had to explain myself a few times. The waitress was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent! I would recommend going to The Highwood to all of my friends! Our server’s name was Korey and he was most attentive, sociable, helpful, patient, kind, and extremely thoughtful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The experience was amazing! The food was bomb and the ambiance was great. Only thing i would change is making more menu selections. Other than that it was great!

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dabigblue
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Beautiful. Great view. Very loud . Can't hear the person next to you. Great bar but not good for table service. Waiter was awesome

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MandyS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food is great. Perfect ambiance. 🥰

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1913
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very loud but we enjoyed.

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LORENAI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and fun! Outside seating, pizza and wings all great

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Kdee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

When I asked for a booth in my reservation I should of gotten it there was one clearly free that I asked for but they didn’t give to us so I was a little upset about that

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Bobb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The photographer asking for money made us very uncomfortable.

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leslie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This place is very loud and very busy on a Saturday night. No parking for the restaurant, must use municipal lot around corner. I have to say that all in our party said their food was delicious!
Lots of TV everywhere. Giving it a sports bar vibe as well as a club vibe due to music being played.

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MichelleA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Irina was exceptional and very attentive. Will be back for the scampi pizza and the one in a melon drink!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time dining here and was just as good if not better than the last time. Our server was extremely polite and courteous. He took care of all our needs. The food was tasty and delicious. Portion sizes were perfect. The entertainment was fantastic with TV’s playing football games and baseball as well as a DJ with a live saxophone player. Needless to say it was great and I look forward to going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, food, and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

Multiple dogs in outside seating area

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vipRaffaeleT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The best place ever. I come here often with my wife. At this time there has been a problem with our reservation but

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CrystalG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

1st time here and was really pleased with the service. Irene was amazing

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vipMondaybrunch
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Brunch, limited menu items
Best value to order bottle of presecco n juice rather than paying for each glass.

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SabyasachiD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food is very good, and the service is brilliant! Nice place to hang out...

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BevM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had outside seating. Weather was perfect, ambience was cool and energetic. Nice waiter named Tiago. Great view of NYC skyline. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The restaurant itself was very nice and our server was nice and polite. The food and drinks were horrible! My wife and I had a 7:30pm reservation, we were seated immediately, reviewed the menu, and ordered our drinks. The drink presentation was nice but both drinks were very bitter and lacked good taste. After few brief moments we ordered our meals, I ordered pan seared scottish salmon and my wife ordered the margarita pizza. Both dishes we brought out to us within 5mins after placing our orders, now I’ve dined at many restaurants and it has never taken less than 20mins or so to properly prepare a freshly cooked dish. I tasted my salmon and it taste like it was taken out of the freezer, microwaved, and brought out to me! Zero flavor! My wife’s pizza was also microwaved and when I asked the waiter if these meals were freshly prepared, his reply was “I believe so”. That response let me know that neither dish was fresh cooked and I sent them back, and we did not want anything else from the menu! If you’re in the area and are looking for a good meal, do yourself a favor and take a drive to a real restaurant. Highwood missed the mark on so many levels.

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Casey
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overpriced fried food trying to be something it’s not. Service was very lackluster as we barely saw our waiter.

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vipMondaybrunch
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting up with out of town friends for drinks and casual and delicious food

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AndrewP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizza and sandwiches. Great place to watch sports.

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vipKari
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place can’t wait to go back. Service food drinks all so good

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vipRebeccaB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time every single time we went. Great ambiance and accessibility from the ferry after work. We enjoyed the chopped salad, white pizza and chorizo quesadilla. All the desserts are made in house and so scrumptious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

After an afternoon in the city, it was nice to get off the ferry and sit for a great dinner and drinks. The views are great and the restaurant has an outdoor/indoor feel when the doors are open. We had a reservation but the restaurant was not crowded for a Sunday evening. We were told the kitchen closes at 9:45 on Sundays so we had to quickly place our dinner order. The food was great and the service was even better. Will definitely be back when we are in the area.

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vipelizabethm
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes! The food was great! Oysters, chicken & waffles & the avocado toast were all amazing. The waiter was very attentive aswell!

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KateB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Highwood has great city views! I was running late and they accommodated our reservation. The food and drinks were amazing! They came out so quickly. My friend asked about the Crispy Bacon Bits and the server could not answer her questions about how it was served. He didn’t ask anyone and just made a guess. Overall, great experience!

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YsauraB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. The food amazing. Gabriel our waiters amazing, he was super nice, very friendly. We will be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good drinks.

RB
vipRichardB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time as usual with colleagues! Thunder storm came bay and we were immediately relocated in doors, great customer service!

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Angela
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good variety of choices on the menu. Nice view and there is outdoor seating. It was raining when we were there so we were inside. Parking is hard to find but there is a pay garage very close by. There was a girls celebration when we were there so it was a little loud. If they had a private room it would have been better. As for directions the phone kept telling us to turn right at the end but after several times doing that we figured out to go straight. Called the restaurant for help with directions.

FAQs

The Highwood does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Highwood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 520-4554.

The Highwood is rated 4.5 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.