The Highwood

4.5
220 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 220 people are saying
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dabigblue
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
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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Bobb
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waiter and overall service. Food was great!

Very sensitive to COVID-19 regulations.

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IanG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service was exceptional and server was very personable. Overall was a great experience, great environment and would definitely come back again for brunch

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vipojs3
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, hostess was wonderful and waiter was very accommodating. Nice ambiance and overall good time!

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KristyR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great spot. Food was really good. And menu had good choices.

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Lee12
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good brunch spot, food tasty, quick service. love the view

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JessicaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This definitely wasn't a cheap restaurant, but the prices weren't outrageous either. However, the food was pretty good. The service was fast as well. My friend and I will definitely go here again when in Weehawken.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable restaurant with good food and excellent service. Drinks were amazing and my steak was cooked exactly the way I asked for. We had a great time.

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vipRajaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alejandro is amazing! And Jesus too!

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CarolynC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff from the moment we checked in to the moment we left. Food and ambiance was awesome!

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AH07
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff are so welcoming, and accomodating, providing for an excellent time in what is an already beautiful location with great ambience, music, and food/drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place , lovely food , lovely people , very nice placement

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious!!! Definitely going back!

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EricaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great vibes in a nice location, will definitely recommend this place

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DianaW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I specifically requested outdoor seating but was seated inside. they claimed they were closing the outdoor section even though people were still there when we left. by 9:15 the music was put on full blast and the lights were turned dim, do not come here if you actually want to enjoy the person you are with. turns into a loud sports bar by 930, kills the entire feel. portions are small, i would not come again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We arrived early and was seated quickly. Unfortunately, we waited 20 minutes before being told by a waiter that they cannot take our order. The kitchen was backed up and they couldn't enter another order until the kitchen gave them the thumbs up. He proceeded to let us know it would be about an hour or more before we could get food. He then tells us that not only is the kitchen backed up but so was the bar. So we couldn't even get a drink!! We sat outside, thinking we'll have at least a view... Negative! We had a view of cars and buses. To top not eating we had to pay for parking!! Unfortunately, I had to enter a review for the food even though we didn't get to taste. I would suggest next time you have issues with your orders you should give us a heads up before being seated and waiting 20 mins before being assisted. And maybe have a manager be the one to let that customers know. This was our first time there and definitely will be our last!

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 220 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.