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The Manor - Terrace Lounge A la Carte Dining

494 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Romantic (14)
  • Good for Anniversaries (12)
  • Good for Birthdays (12)
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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 8:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 7:30pm
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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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Executive chef
Mitchell Altholz
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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.
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Private party contact
Elena Smirnova: (888) 314-5348
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Cross street
Corner of Woodland Ave. & 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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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.
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Special events & promotions
Check our website for upcoming special events.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 494 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KenS (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Manor was disappointing. 8pm reservation - sat before valentines day - special evening out. arrived at 745 - no hostess - waited for more than 5 minutes for someone to seat us. Service was incredibly slow - 2.5 hours for app and entree. Table next to us was left dirty the entire stay - no one bused or cleaned it up, another table on the other side was similarly left dirty. Ordered Stags leap Artemis for first glass of wine - $25 a glass. Finished that off well before appetizers arrived. Wanted to order more - but no one was available to take the order - restaurant was not very full. Ordered 2 other glasses of wine - did not get these for another 25 minutes. No refresh on the bread - asked 3 times for more bread. Appetizers was OK - oysters and escargot, lobster bisque - bread would have made it better. Entrees were OK - had chateau briand (sat special) and salmon. These were good. Nothing innovative, but good standard fare. Ordered dessert - no creme brulee? There are only 8 desserts on the menu- 3 of them sorbets/ice cream. No creme brulee on valentines day weekend? Told the waiter we were not happy. Chef came and spoke to us. Asked that we speak to GM, we did not want to take any more time there. total check - valet and coat room tips was $250.00 This was not a $250 dinner experience. I paid the whole check and tipped 20%. Another odd thing was that given the grounds and landscaping of the Manor, the blinds were closed at our table and the others in that section. Why? Not going back anytime soon. Very disappointing.

Mike (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Enjoyed a very special dinner at The Manor. The food was creative and delicious, the piano player was excellent and personable, and I can't say enough how friendly and accommodating the staff were.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Second time here and it does not disappoint. It's incredibly romantic and perfect for a special date night for a la carte dining. They have a piano player and he does take requests. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. Its business casual attire but we dressed up a little extra because the atmosphere is perfect for it.

viplakota (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

My sister and I took our parents for their 50th wedding anniversary. We live 90 minutes away so they haven't been there since it first opened and they asked about going for years. The bartender was a little aloof, but the rest of the staff was great. The food was excellent from starters to appetizers. I love, love, love coffee and got the Spanish coffee. The process to make it was amazing and it tasted even better. Great time and will be back again for another occasion!

Dave1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere with excellent service. Food was perfectly prepared and served. Cost is not any higher than other comparable restaurants. Piano in the center of the room with the pianist playing christmas music. Great way to spend our anniversary. Definitely prefer it to the buffet.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was excellent. Service is attentive. The dinning room is beautiful

vipPamD (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was not good, it was served cold and my lobster was under cooked. Our server disappeared for long period of time. Upon arriving the wait to get to valet was at least 15 minuets. Coat check was so backed up we took them with us to the bar. Waited again for bartender to take our order. Very disappointed evening.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was excellent, ambiance was great, noise level was low and our servers were very attentive. Great place for anniversaries or other special occasions.

Barbara (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Manor. The ambiance was perfect, with piano music playing during dinner. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Would definitely go there again!

vipAvonguy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Still miss some of the former (and unjustly fired, as I hear) staff, but the kitchen here is still the equal of the top Manhattan places, and considerably cheaper. Had a fabulous meal, and was even able to bring one of my best bottles on a recent Wednesday night. The floor staff still efficient and highly competent, leading to a wonderful night of good food and wonderful service. The reasonably priced wine list has many pleasant surprises, a reason unto itself to come here one night. Pass up the overpriced buffet, and sit in the lovely Terrace lounge for a lovely evening!

Erme (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent service, great presentation, delicious food. Appealing to all the senses!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Had the opportunity to have my wife's Birthday Dinner with our family at The Manor. The decorations were beautiful, the decor warm and just an overall great experience.

Service was attentive but not intrusive, menu was interesting, but overall the drinks and food were over the top in quality.

I sometimes forget how good The Manor is!!!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Perfect place to treat yourself

Manny (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good overall. The beautiful room could benefit from updated lighting. The bulbs in the room are harsh and too bright. Sub woofer bass from adjoining space was intrusive and diminished the dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The waiters are very formal, but friendly and good at making you relax. The only thing better than the service is the food.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

We had a lovely anniversary dinner at The Manor, always a very special place for us!

viplobo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food service and environment. Dome dancing excellent bonus!

vipLNMFoodLovers (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Serenegina (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

We love the elegance and charm of the Manor and dine there several times a year .

It's so nice to get dressed up once in a while for a lovely evening. No backward baseball hats or flip flops to be seen!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Beautiful and delicious as usual, but a la Carte prices are a bit too high. $9.95 for a simple two scoop ice cream dish. $14 per person 2 person minimum so $28 for Bananas Flambé

cjd0718 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

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

Manor (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed the entire meal.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Love this place, Thinking about having our wedding reception here!!
I would highly recommend!!

Mel23 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

Always amazing food and atmosphere!! I love this place. I have gone countless times for dinner and got married here as well! It is my favorite!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Service started out great, but declined as the evening went on.
Went from a 5 to a 2.
Also the Cesar Saarland made at the table was ok, not great,. Lettuce was too wet prior to preparing the salad.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

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!

DebLee (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

It was a very enjoyable evening. The only comment was that the waiter was bad mouthing the Manor to the table next to us! It was so unprofessional.....

lovetodine (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent as always. Service , food and music is always a wonderful treat.

vippickydiner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

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

DMarieJ (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

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.