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About The Manor - Fine Buffet Dining
Since its opening in 1956, The Manor has meant many things to many people. Elegant dining in The Terrace Lounge, their World-Famous Lobster Buffet, memorable weddings and other family celebrations, business meetings and dinners in their private dining rooms. Whether it be for an intimate dinner for two or a party of 200, The Manor has always been considered to be the premier establishment to make any event extra special. In addition, to The Manor's excellent cuisine and attentive service, you can stroll through beautiful gardens, walk past magnificent fountains or simply enjoy a romantic dance after dinner in Le Dome. The Manor is truly a multifaceted, total dining experience which you can enjoy anytime, turning any day into a celebration!
In order to provide a comfortable and appropriate dining experience for all of our guests, The Manor requests business casual attire. Please no athletic wear, sneakers, or shorts.
West Orange, NJ 07052
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch*: 11:30am, 12:30 and 2:00pm;
Lunch: Wednesday*: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Wednesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 8:30pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday Family Dinner Buffet*: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
*Indicates that Lobster is not available these times.
Wednesday Lunch Buffet: $34.95
The Manor Buffet Dinner
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday : $67.95 (Children ages 3 to 10: $32.95)
Saturday : $72.95 (Children ages 3 to 10: $34.95)
Sunday Brunch and Family Dinner Buffet: $47.95 (Children ages 3 to 10: $22.95)
Corner of Woodland Ave. and Prospect Ave.
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Friday and Saturday evenings for live music in Le Dome.
Self parking is available in addition to valet parking.
Bloomfield Avenue/Verona bus stop.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Manor - Fine Buffet Dining Ratings and Reviews
We came to celebrate 2 birthdays. It was our first time, and we were quite impressed by the service and the spectacular buffet. We were wowed by the large variety. The fish courses were spectacular and the best I have had. The filet and puréed potatoes deserved 2nd helpings. My daughter raves about the roast beef. And the pasta station offered many delicious selections. Our waiter was exceptional. I have not had service that impressive in years. We will be back in May for next celebration.
What a horribly overpriced buffet. The service was horrible. In the past, there was a dress code=men had to wear jackets. When I made the reservation, it clearly stated business casual attire required. I could not count the number of menu with ripped blue jeans. So sad. They should never have been allowed into the dining room
I’ve been coming here for years and always felt like it was a classy place. This time though I felt differently. The waiter, who was awesome (I ate at the buffet), he thanked us for dressing up. I didn’t understand until a little later a guy walks in with a baseball cap turned to the side jeans and untucked shirt. I was there in a tux (hey who doesn’t like to get dressed up from time to time). So the ambience was classy, the food was great, the wait staff were wonderful. But the clientele... it appears it’s a bit as the say where I come from “ghetto.” In my opinion The Manor should raise their dress code and turn away the riffraff who come in street clothes.
The Manor has a lobster buffet that is second to none. If you love lobster, as I do, you can eat lobster to your heart's content, and return for more as often as you like. You can start with jumbo shrimp as an appetizer that has already been peeled and eat as much as you want. The soups, particularly the cream of mushroom soup, are excellent. There is a pasta bar, and other entrees which are quite good. The dessert bar is wonderful. The creme brulee and flan were particularly good. The service is excellent - the waiters are friendly and attentive. The price, at $70 per person plus drinks, tax, and tip, was reasonable considering the value.
This is always a first choice when it comes to having a celebration for Anniversaries, Birthdays, Special Events, Milestones, etc. The service is fantastic!! We had great waiters especially David. Very attentive, had great suggestions, was informative and very friendly. The place is very clean. The staff were extremely hospitable - even if they were not serving you. You will feel special from the time that you are greeted until your departure. Definitely a place to put on your list!!
The food, in general, had always been excellent. We go to the Manor at least once a year (anniversary and/or New Year's Eve), but this year, some of the dishes lacked the same quality in previous years. In particular, the fish dishes were either overcooked, or not replenished. Lobster and beef wee good, but the tortellini station had been replaced by a pasta-to-order chef that takes about 5 minutes to make. Most chafing dishes, soups and cold appetizers were the same. Service was superb. Desserts were great too.
The Manor was amazing years ago. Was taking our adult sons out for a special occasion so wanted to take them here for the first time.
It’s still a beautiful place but it feels like you are stepping back in time when you walk in and the dining room is a little cramped and stuffy.
We went for the buffet which we remembered as being very good but were disappointed in the variety and creativity of the options. The lobster was good and plentiful but one of my sons doesn’t eat seafood and he didn’t care for many of the other choices. There also weren’t many other hot seafood choices. The cold shrimp was also very good but there wasn’t much else on the salad/ cold choices that were even tempting.
It seemed like there were a lot of regulars (mostly older folks) and the place was crowded for a Thursday night so it still seems to have a following but for the price, we’ve had better meals, including when we’ve eaten at their other restaurant, Highlawn Pavilion.
Won’t rush to come back.
The food is always good here. While the buffet options are usually obvious, it would be helpful if more of the selections were labelled. When calling to confirm my reservation the woman read out the dress code and seating time limit for the Wednesday buffet. I thought it was a bit strict, but I understood that it's better to clarify that prior to one's arrival. What I didn't like was that the dress code wasn't enforced. I saw several people way underdressed, wearing jeans, and one person wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
I feel like if you're going to review your dress code during a reservation confirmation you should stick to it when someone arrives dressed inappropriately. I remember instances where guests were asked to put on a jacket provided so they could adhere to the dress code.
I hold the Manor for special occasions with people I hold near and dear. The ambience is elegant and shows those who attend that they are special to say the least. Never have I been disappointed with the quality of service nor the food and I always look forward to my next experience at this fabulous place!
The dining \food was excellent. The only negative comment that I have is the valet parking the attendance are very courteous but they need to instruct patrons not to block exits or enter the facility going in the wrong direction which makes it difficult to leave. My recommendation would be better organization.
Went for a last minute sunday brunch with my daughter. Been to events here many times. Brunch is in a beautiful room, food is unbelievable in terms of variety, high quality and quantity. Buffet is nicely arranged and easy to navigate
Had to search for waiter a few times for coffee refills but otherwise service was very good
It is on the high end of price range without a doubt. I didn't care for the suggested tips on the bill and the waiter circling 20% especially for a serve yourself buffet. That just comes across as unprofessional. I mean this isn't TGIFs
The seafood / lobster buffet at the Manor is a Long-time tradition. The room is ornate and classy as are the personnel that serves and attends to the customers.
The bill is a hefty price tag at $67.50/per person without tax, tip or beverages. So is it worth the price?
The short answer is "no" as the lobsters are the star of the show and they give you mutant lobsters with only 1 short claw. Therefore, the only meat is actually the tail!
So, they give you a big lobster with only tail meat and 1 tiny claw. This is very disappointing...
Yes, there are plentiful shrimp (small) and cold poached salmon and whitefish as well as a pasta station. There are also ribs and turkey and prime rib carving, but this is a seafood/lobster buffet!! Give the customer a proper lobster and let them each claws. Then I would feel better about spending over $200 per couple.
The ambience and personnel don't need any tweaking - just the star of the buffet.
Elegant and timeless, the Manor has been consistently a gem! The food is delicious and the presentation is fantastic. The wait staff is attentive and pleasant. The selection of foods is large and there a dishes for all appetites. The flow of the buffet is comfortable and it's easy to move about the room. I especially like that the desserts are small enabling the guests to savor multiple sweet treats!
The dated dining room is ready for an upgrade and so is the service. While many of the items on the buffet where a better than an average buffets, there were no real standouts. You are better off taking a trip to Atlantic City. I think the most surprising part of the experience was the lack of gloves on the food handlers, most especially the young man at the carving station who was occupied by his phone between guests.
Dining at the manor was a lovely experience. The lobster was amazing, split and prepared so eating them was beyond easy. Staff was perfect. This is the nicest dining buffet I have ever experienced. Buffets usually have so so to good food. Everything at the manor was delicious. I will be dining very often.
The concept of all you can eat dining is long past its' prime. The variety and type of food at the Sunday brunch buffet is straight from the 1970s. The décor hasn't changed either. There have been no changes to the items offered from year to year. There are no healthy food options available. If you get excited by quantity and want to fill your plate to overflowing with bacon, creamy confections and loads of sugar then this is the place for you.
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