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The Manor - Fine Buffet Dining

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1212 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Continental
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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)
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Phone number
(973) 731-2360
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of Woodland Ave. and Prospect Ave.
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Parking details
Self parking is available in addition to valet parking.
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Public transit
Bloomfield Avenue/Verona bus stop.
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Entertainment
Friday and Saturday evenings for live music in Le Dome.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1212 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.4
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3.8
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Disappointed with the lobster. Last they just had tails which were sweeter larger and juicier. Otherwise other selections were good

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Some of the food look like they were cooked the day before. The lamb stew was made of recylcled lamb chop and the meat was very hard.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was our 1st time eating at The Manor. We had a great time and we are going back again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I have been coming for years. They were very creative in some birthday presentations on our dessert plates this weekend. I particularly loved the lobsters, carved meats, lobster bisque, and desserts. It's worth my 40 minute drive from Manhattan to come here.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very nice service

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was amazing, everything was perfect

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food selection for this buffet was severely lacking. The highlight of the buffet is the lobster. Unfortunately the one that my husband and I had were slightly overcooked. On the up side, service was top notch. I would not consider returning to this venue unless there are some menu changes.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

my girlfriend and I were celebrsting our 65th birthdays. Everything wad excellent. We attivedat 12:00 noon and stayed talking until 3:30 An enjoyable afternoon with class.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Disappointing. The shrimp cocktail were undercooked (I’m guessing to keep their size larger). The carved lamb was rather dry.
My omelet was good, as was the seafood salad and the variety of the dessert selection.
Overall, it just was not what I remembered not what I hoped it would be.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I am a regular, and usually I love the place, and I still do, but on this occasion, the room was very cold, the plates were cold, and the lobsters barely warm, almost cold, the salad a bit shriveled. It was hopefully just a fluke

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I was surprised, no salad forks. the large vessels contain the prime rib would close properly , so they are constantly being slammed shut. Time for some new serving pieces.I really like the food, but its time for re-decorating. My generation isn't into the gaudy decor.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Awesome venue with an amazing and elegant decor. The service is second to none and the food is great.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I've been going to The Manor buffet for years. Sadly, the quality of food has been declining throughout the years. The price per person has increased and yet the food is not representative of such. I'm hoping more care is taken to make sure the fried shrimp is not burnt, the chicken is not hard and that the food is replenished when the serving dishes empty (namely the ice cream cake on this occasion). I just do not see the attentiveness and desire to serve quality food like there was in the past. Sad.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The lobster buffet was not at all full, yet somehow the restaurant ran out of lobster 30 minutes into our 7:30 dinner reservation for nine. It was very awkward and embarrassing moment for me, to have to explain to my clients that this has never happened before in my past experiences. I ended up taking them somewhere else afterwards to make it up to them. Overall, great staff and attention.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Everything about the manor's buffet is outstanding.Great service,excellent food,and a wonderful dessert.Well worth the the cost.Every one with the means should enjoy this classy buffet.You will not be disappointed.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Buffet quantity does not make up for the mediocre quality of the cuisine. Service staff was wonderful and extremely attentive.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I made the reservation with open table ( all good ) I called the morning of to confirm as we had a snow storm ( nobody answered the phone till after 10:00 our reservation was for 12:30 ) to be sure they were open ( we live over 50 miles away ) the lady who answered was quick to remind me of the "dress policy" and that a minimum of "18% gratuity" was customary. Upon arrival we were seated (4) nice corner of the restaurant and was greeted by our "two waiters" all good up to this point... after the disappointment of the quality of the food and the lousy service topped with people in the restaurant wearing jeans and "non business " casual attire, I felt embarrassed to have brought my friends to a overrated under delivered establishment.

I will not be going back any time soon ....

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

On sunday to much sea food.Saturday is sea food buffet.Sunday must be more meat platters and put back short ribs.Dean is great.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Celebrating a birthday

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Birthday fine

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on January 31, 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.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 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.

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1.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Fantastic buffet! Quality was exceptional! Staff was wonderful!

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Birthday and great food and service

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4.0Dined 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!

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