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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The place is sophisticated with such elegance. The variety of food at the buffet was superb. The occasion was for a Birthday gathering for 4 people. I would go back again.
We visited the Dome afterwards for a little dancing. The Dj sucks his transitioning of music selections did not flow enough to keep the crowd dancing on the dance floor. Over all the Atmosphere at the Dome was grand.
An excellent lobster buffet in a very lovely place on beautiful grounds. A place I have been to a number of times but not as many as I would have wished. I will go back. My only disappointment was that in the past they had some great Italian antipasto dishes that were missing this time. Otherwise, excellent.
The Manor in West Orange is an amazing place. With gorgeous grounds, outstanding customer service and superb dining, at a very reasonable price. My wife and I made reservations for Buffet Dining, which this month included a Caribbean theme dining as well as the regular fare they always offer.
The food is fresh, tasty and well presented. The service is exceptional, Thank You to Kevin (the Host), Dean (Maitre D') and Matt (our waiter), these gentlemen provided us with outstanding service with a smile.
My wife and I will continue to visit The Manor for all our dining and entertaining needs.
Overall I like the Manor. My wife and I have been there several times, we are both seafood lovers. We came to the Manor to celebrate our 51st wedding anniversary. The reason I am giving you three stars for Overall, Food, and Value is the following
1. The oysters were not fresh ( and the oysters are the number one reason I drive seventy miles to get to your place).
2. You ran out of clams within the first thirty minutes.
3. The server cutting the prime rib had to be coaxed to cut a decent slice.
I give five stars to the staff, they have always been first class.
Always a pleasure to eat here. Stellar service, clean and just an awesome dining experience. If I had anything to complain about it would be that babies should not be allowed and the wedding reception noise was quite loud. Since it was not.my type of music, it was even worse. We had to talk loud . But overall, our experience was nice. Thank you. We'll certainly dine here again.
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