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About The Manor - Terrace Lounge A la Carte Dining
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.
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. The Manor is truly a multifaceted, total dining experience which you can enjoy anytime, turning any day into a celebration!
West Orange, NJ 07052
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 8:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Corner of Woodland Ave. & Prospect Ave.
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pianist nightly in the Terrace Lounge. Le Dome rooftop cocktail lounge is open Friday and Saturday nights with a bar menu and dancing to our DJ from 9:00pm to closing.
Self parking is available in addition to valet parking.
Bloomfield Avenue/Verona bus stop
Private Party Facilities:
The Manor has been hosting exquisite private events, large and small, for just about every every occasion, for more than five decades. Elegant rooms, attentive service and fine dining are the start of a fantastic dining experience at The Manor.
Private Party Contact:
Elena Smirnova: (888) 314-5348
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Check our website for upcoming special events.
The Manor - Terrace Lounge A la Carte Dining Ratings and Reviews
We loved the Manor years ago, but it had lost it's "luster" for food and service. We saw a recent article that recommended the food, and decided to try the restaurant again.
The food was decent, but still not like years ago. It seemed that the food is a bit tired with little creativity. The service was just fair, too. The Manor may be great for weddings, but I suggest looking elsewhere for the dinner experience.
My husband and I went to the Manor while visiting N.J.. It was kind of a "going back in time" for me since I spent many a Mother's Day and Easter, when I was between 4 and 9 back in the 60's when my grandfather was the head Banquet Manager. I wanted to take my husband there since he has heard me talk about the restaurant over the years let alone he has heard so many rave reviews from strangers when I had mentioned the Manor in conversation. It did not disappoint. It was perfect. Quiet, romantic. My husband is a "foodie" so he was quite impressed with the menu and presentation of our dinner. The overall appearance of the Manor was as beautiful as could be. The staff were very kind and thorough with their conversation and attention to our needs. I had brought a newspaper article of my Grandfather and the senior Mr. Knowles from the 60's that my mother had kept over the years to share with the restaurant family. One of the sons could not get over the age of the article and was eager to share it with his dad, now 95. Upon leaving, my husband said to me and everyone else, "We will back"...
Carol & Andy /GA
Bringing my grandkids , ages 11 &12, getting dressed up, sharing a table side caesar salad, having a beautiful view, piano, birthday beautiful desserts with an outstanding wait staff was so memorable. Young people need an upscale experience sometimes. We know why The Manor has been around a long time!
We have been coming to The Manor for many years for special family celebrations. Last Sunday we were celebrating an 85th birthday. From the time we were seated until we left we were disappointed. The level of service was sub par. The appetizers were served haphazardly. There were six of us on a Sunday evening. We should have all been served at the same time
This created a level of discomfort that continued through the main course.
One of the diners specifically discussed her dairy allergy and was assured the chef would make adjustments to the entree to ensure no dairy products were included. Unfortunately this did not occur. There was cheese on the potatoes included with the lamb entree served to the diner with the severe allergy. If she had not be vigilant there would have been serious consequences. Fortunately for he diner the level of service had been so poor that she did not rely on the assurances of the staff and thus a medical crisis was averted. Perhaps most disappointing was the table side preparation of the Caesar salad
We all looked forward to tasting the salad as we had memories of delicious Caesar salad from previous celebrations
This time it was wilted and tasteless. The maitre d' left early and seemed disinterested. We will not return
As always, our meal was delicious. However, I was disappointed that my leftovers were somehow misplaced. I had a large piece of beef wellington with lots of vegetables left. They tried to make good and gave me some chateaubriand to make up for it. When I got home and opened it to eat it, I was disappointed that there were only a few very small slices of very well done beef in there with no other vegetables. Not what we paid for.
Outstanding service,delicious food. Beautiful atmosphere.
The special ocation was my hubby birthday, i was surprised when the server brought to our table a happy birthday cake & lit candle. Wasn't expecting That .it very much appreciated .
Everything was on point & would 100% recommend to anyone!
While the cost to eat here is not cheap, the ambiance, the food, the service and the live piano entertainment make it worth coming here for a special occasion. The beef wellington was literally mouth watering and amazing. The wine list is fantastic and the atmosphere is so warm and comfortable.
The Manor has been a favorite family restaurant for many years. The food and service are always outstanding, and live piano music makes every meal wonderful. There are also the special dishes with tableside preparation, always elegant. The Manor is on my calendar every time I come to New Jersey!
We got married at the manor many years ago. We haven't been there to eat in a long time either. The folks were so nice and accommodating, as if we had just seen them! The meals were top shelf and the room is warm and comfortable. Service is truely 5 star. I highly recommend the Manor!!
I have been coming to the Manor since at least 1962, and, in fact, had my wedding reception there. This past Wednesday I had the worse meal I have had anywhere over the past several years at the Manor. I ordered the sirloin steak and they brought me a very thick slab of meat which had a very strange, unpleasant and non-steak like taste. I had ordered it cooked medium rare and it came extremely rare which to me makes it even more inedible. I probably only took 3-4 bites, but it didn't get better. The upshot was that about 95% of that steak was thrown out.
I should also add that there was a family of 5 people sitting right next to us and a young lady of about 12-13 years of age, at that table, also ordered the sirloin steak. After taking a bite they called the waiter over and told him that she had ordered it well done and it was extremely rare. The steak was sent back. When it was returned, it was obvious that it was now extremely well done and totally dried out. I never saw her take another bite of that steak. I have never seen a sirloin steak that looked like that; I can only surmise that it was not in fact a sirloin, but some other inferior cut. Finally, on Wednesday night there were very few diners in the Terrace room; basically just the tables next to the windows were filled, yet it took us about 45 minutes after we finished our Caesar salads to get our main courses which I thought was more than a little slow. The reason I didn't complain and send back the meal was that it was a special occasion and I didn't want to ruin it for my wife, I had already seen how the kitchen fixed the young lady's steak and I didn't want to have my wife eat alone while I waited another 45 minutes for a different dinner. Needless to say, I was and am extremely disappointed.
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