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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

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
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Romantic (21)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Groups (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Cozy (8)
Scenic View (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (6)
Fun (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Business Meals (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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food2
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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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food5
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service4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 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 18, 2017

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

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 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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·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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·Dined on November 11, 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 10, 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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food3
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·Dined on November 5, 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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·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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food2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Still very good. The “all you can eat” lobster buffet is great. They do it every Wednesday and Saturday. The lobster is a bit over cooked and they only give you one tail at a time, so you have to keep getting up to get more. Same with the prime rib. It’s delicious, but they just cut a sliver and you have to come back to get more.
But all in all a very good selection of food and efficient service. Price isn’t cheap, but you get what you pay for. It’s well worth a visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful setting and great food, brunch was worth it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I have been coming to the Manor for about 10 years now. We absolutely love the service, the food, and ambience. We come for special occasions such as anniversary, but we also come when we just want a wonderful night out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were celebrating my birthday. I was with my wife and son. the buffet was excellent and our waiter, Patricio, was terrific. All in ll we had a great dining experience and are looking forward to returning in the very near future.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always exceptional cuisine and service. We brings friends and family here when they visit, and they are always impressed. Many thanks.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The dinner was very pricey $70 per person but the food was delicious... I would recommend the sodas not be charged per refill ... like anywhere else it should be free refills... currently a soda is five bucks per refill... not cool at all

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Nice to go to a restaurant that is still formal and upscale

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was bad. Waiter focused on a large overly noisey and drunk table. Reservation lady on phone arranged for a birthday candle on cake yet it never came. Had to hunt down the waiter and ask for it. Too late being dessert was already done. Not impressed.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food and service were great! I took my wife to celebrate her birthday

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food and service are great. The place is beautiful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The Manor is pure outstanding excellence. The host Kevin is cordial and helpful, wonderful host. Eddie was our Maitre'D , he was highly efficient, friendly and on top of things. Oscar our waiter was very attentive and friendly. The food was exquisite as always. Chris and Ariel at the lobster station were cordial and greeted us warmly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Enjoyed the unlimited lobster steamed lobster tail. Delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I took my father here for his 70th birthday last year and my mother this year. Last year we received extremely poor service and we figured it was just a one-time experience. When we went back this year the service was worse.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We have dined at The Manor many times and it is always a pleasure. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I must admit, I was disappointed. Service was very good but the room dated and felt old not just classic. Although I ate plenty, the chaffing dishes with lunch entrees were just not fresh and kind of boring. The carving station only had dried up well done prime rib but the ham was tasty as were the raw seafood selection.i should also mention that the place was not crowded at all and the grounds beautiful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food very different an absolute must do at least once in you're life. I will be back It is a beautiful place and ambience spectacular. The dome was great

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We always come to The Manor for special birthdays or other events. The buffet with lobster tails never disappoints!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Fantastic buffet for my son's engagement dinner. The lobster was as good as you will ever have.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

the food was warm and not hot and the lobster buffet was lacking. My wife loves lobster and we have gone to the Manor for special occasions and have had our anniversary dinners there every year. we just celebrated our 30th anniversary and we were disappointed. the server would not include the claws with the lobster and they were held back from the guests. I usually get the Irish Coffee but I left due to my disappointment.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We went basically for the seafood buffet. The lobsters were nice and sweet, the shrimp cocktail was firm and white, the Panko fried shrimp was excellent. Everything that I ate I enjoyed. We will definitely go there again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food was awesome as always here and Dean was great too.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The Wednesday buffet at The Manor is always a wonderful experience. The decor is great - the room is dignified and the chairs, super comfortable. And the food? Wonderful, and great choices for everyone! I always leave feeling like I just had a wonderful experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Went back for our 30th Anniversary- still beautiful, impeccable service and fabulous food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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