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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!


DRESS CODE:
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.

111 Prospect Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Continental

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)

Cross Street:
Corner of Woodland Ave. and Prospect Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 731-2360

Website:
http://www.themanorrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Friday and Saturday evenings for live music in Le Dome.

Parking Details:
Self parking is available in addition to valet parking.

Public Transit:
Bloomfield Avenue/Verona bus stop.

Additional:
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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
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Romantic (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Groups (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Celebrating a birthday

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Birthday fine

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great time for my moms 80th birthday. Staff was excellent and went out if their way to make it a great time for us all. Nice variety of food which was delicious and nice wine selection too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We saw a waiter picking his nose. the food was sitting out for a few hours

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Buffet was excellent...service was exceptional!
Only negative was items on the buffet were not clearly marked with ingredients. Suggestion would be list ingredients or if items are Gluten Free.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The ordoves were great and the lobster was good but why give the whole body when all your eating is the tale and the other dishes are always the same nothing special desert was great as always been there many times and it has gone down hill over the years

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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!!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Soup was cold. Sushi awful and oysters were just awful. I could go on and on . I do not eat meat so I can not comment on that.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Its not my wife and I first time eating at the manor. All of the times we went to eat there we were treated outstanding and the food is always great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was decent, the seafood was more than worth the price. If your a big seafood lover then you will absolutely get your money’s worth here

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The Manor is so beautiful and the staff is amazing!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Birthday and great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The lobster was delicious, as well as the raw oysters, raw clams and shrimp! The prime rib was excellent too! The mushroom soup is a favorite of mine. Very elegant during the holidays!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I truly loved the food, service and ambiance. Everything is always magnificent.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It was nice probably needed to get there earlier to really enjoy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Love coming here but --- I was disappointed that there was some people in sweatshirts, hoodies, jeans, boots, sneakers etc. I loved always dressing up and I feel this restaurant should continue to enforce appropriate dress codes!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

not worth the high cost. limited options for what u pay for. a lot of the food was mushy or dried out.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Upscale, friendly, and delicious. Service was impeccable! We celebrated a milestone anniversary with friends and were treated like royalty.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent cuisine, relaxing ambience. Highly recommended for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Very helpful. Help ed recommend where we can order flowers to be delivered for the occasion

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We came for our Anniversary dinner. Everything was spectacular as usual. We feel this is the best buffet in NJ.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Lobster buffet was worth the price. Delicious food and the wait staff was very attentive.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I appreciate that our reservation was accommodated even though we were delayed by an accident on the parkway. The food is always good but I thought there would be more Italian dishes.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

WONDERFUL TIME WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, THE LOBSTER BUFFET WAS GREAT,
THE SERVERS/STAFF WAS PLEASANT AND KNOWLEDGEABLE OF ALL FOOD..
I WILL DEFINITELY DINE AGAIN!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had the 12:30 seating and the buffet was picked over and the chafing dishes were not freshened up and the craving station was the end of the meats! Overall the white fish was the skin and bones -- not much fish.
Service was good and ambience needed freshing up!

I would say the entrance -- drive-up appeal was fine -- but main dining room needed updating with fabrics and rug.

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