The Highwood

4.5
255 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 255 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! I would definitely return.

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Simplyceecee
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I made reservations through Open Table to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. The hostess was very accommodating when I made special requests and needed to push back my reservations. Upon arriving, I was checked in, greeted by three people, and escorted down to the downstairs bar to wait for my friends. Alejandro, my bartender, was amazing. He suggested drinks and appetizers as I waited. Being new to the nightlife in the area, he gave me the rundown of all that goes on at the restaurant and places to bar hop if we were interested. The drinks are A-Ma-Zing! Our waiter, Thiago, was excellent. He made sure we had everything we needed, including a birthday surprise for my bestie. Finally the GM, Joe, took our experience to the next level. He escorted us to the rooftop lounge within the same complex personally. While we dined, he circulated and spoke to guests. Top notch service. I will be returning again!

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vipRebeccaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great meal and experience! This is a great place to come during the week after work.

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Johann
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Mac and cheese was not good at, it was dry, no texture, barely any lobster, really bad. I could also taste the metal on the skillet. The pizza was really soggy and the wings were very bland. I always order wings because that’s one thing you can’t go wrong with but It wasn’t great. The server was really nice but chilis food is probably better, I spent over a 100 dollars and it was the worst money I’ve ever spent.

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Regs
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service was great, I would highly recommend this place to anyone lookin to have a chill night served with great food and dope scenery

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TerriS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and ambiance was amazing. The service was great. I would definitely go back!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great stop when we are in the area. The food and menu selection are great and the wait staff is always friendly and attentive!

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shontep
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 31st birthday. Everything was nice . We had great seating with a beautiful view.

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ResseW20
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Overall it was very good we had a little misunderstanding when it was time to pay but the food was amazing.

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JanetG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great but very small portions. Energetic and lively towards later in the evening. Great views and space.

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jamierbyram
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the Highwood and we were very impressed. We had an earlier dinner reservation so it wasn’t crowded or noisy but definitely picked up as it got later. We ordered 3 apps and entrees for 5 people. Everything was great! Our waitress was so nice and attentive. We live in Weehawken and are excited to have a new go-to place so close by!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went here for my sons 23rd birthday. The vibe was perfect for a young crowd. Energetic, fun atmosphere and great music. The food was good. The waitress was great.

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RebeccaW
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We normally enjoy The Highwood, but this last visit wewere disappointed in some of our food last night.

On a positive note, the spinach/artichoke dip as an appetizer was delicious and we enjoyed it very much.

It was our main course that was a disappointment. My husband's Rigatoni Bolognese had very little meat in it and was very dry; with extremely al dente noodles. This entree' has been very good in the past at The Highwood, so he was both surprised and disappointed.

For my order, there must have been confusion on my order of macaroni and cheese sans bacon. I mentioned that I am a vegetarian, but not vegan. When the dish arrived at the table it was rotini with a small amount of watery tomato sauce, mushrooms, broccolini, and diced squash. While I appreciate the effort to accommodate my vegetarian diet, I actually wanted macaroni and cheese, simply without the bacon listed on the menu.

It's possible that the confusion was because it was so hard for the server to hear me as our reservation was at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and the music by that point at The Highwood is very loud, and the customers are even louder. The energy is good, we don't mind that at all, but it may have been the cause of confusion on what I would enjoy as an entree'.

The meal ended on a high note with delicious desserts. My husband's key lime pie/cheesecake was very good, and I very much enjoyed the chocolate lava cake.

The service was prompt and very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place

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Bryan
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to have a good time with friends and to feast your self when you're hungry.

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NicV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was slow, food came out before first round of drinks and the place was not even busy. Food was not that good especially for the price point. Sandwiches do not come with sides and they are small. Maybe we caught them on an off day

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JeremyS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food

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roxannam
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and the view was amazing

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vipTerryT
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very pretty place with beautiful view of the New York skyline. The burgers and pizzas are delicious. It was very busy. Our server was very attentive.

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AdriannyB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
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
6 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.

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 255 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.