Highlawn Pavilion

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Highlawn Pavilion is a turn-of-the-century Florentine-style pavilion that has been beautifully restored to European grandeur with breathtaking views of Manhattan. Serving American Fare with European Flair. New York Times rated “Excellent”, Start Ledger “4-Stars”. Dress code, elegant casual - jackets preferred but not required. A more formal main dining room. Slightly more relaxed, refined attire accepted in the bar, piano room, and patio. Please no sneakers, t-shirts, or flip flops. Al fresco dinning available on our cliff-side patio with views of the NYC skyline. We can not accept web-reservations in the bar or piano room area; if you wish to make a request for this room, please call us, thank you.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.1
Value
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch restaurant food and service and view

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely meal. Service was solicitous and impeccable. Server knew his wine. Food delicious and beautifully plated. View of NYC delightful.

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Red07
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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RosemarieC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The view is beautiful but we were a little disappointed with the menu. Only 2 entree specials and the regular menu changed also. Not much of a selection.

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vipDottieB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Many people go for the view as well as the food and service. The night we were there was very foggy tho some lights did shine through. But the view was not important - everything was perfect. And if we wanted something not on the menu, the waiter assured us it was no problem and it came out perfectly and quickly. All four of us enjoyed. It was an anniversary and birthday dinner; perfectly celebrated

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vipeddie
London
78 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, careful service and lovely scenery made for a great meal.

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vipBarbaraC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a business luncheon.
Excellent food, service and view. Perfection!

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Notworthecost
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Experience not commensurate with price. Nice view though.

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Dinner was delicious but the desserts need major improvement. Far too much sugar, couldn’t even eat much of it.

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JohnS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our most favorite places. Besides the excellent food, the most friendly and accommodating staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such a great time

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vipPalAl44
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Since the Manor does not function as a restaurant any more, we decided to eat at the Highlawn Pavilion which is owned by the same family. Well, it does not live up to what the Manor was. It does not have the ambiance, the class the Manor had. And the food was not at par with what the Manor served. We lost a good one when the Manor stopped the rtestaurant and only does catering. A big loss.

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VirginiaM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An all-time favorite. Brings back memories of our wedding reception 32 years ago. The food, the staff, the view - exceptional. A destination for us when we come back to Jersey.

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vipRomanticSpot
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants and it’s around the corner from home. Love it 😎

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my moms birthday. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. If it wasn’t the professionalisms and pride that impressed me - then it was the care in preparation and attention to detail that did! Everything. Impressed me.
Thank you so much.

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vipEatnicely
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was there for lunch. The food, service and ambiance exceptional. Highly recommend for a different, elegant dining experience!

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RobertI
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy place from start to finish. Service professional. Food was on point.

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vipFirsttimer
New England
56 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday night of the Memorial Day Week-end so it was very quiet. We had a great view looking out to New York City and the food was very good and fairly priced. Waitstaff was also very attentive and pleasant.

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viptanya
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food is always delicious in High Lawn Pavilion. Attentive service. The Views on a clear day / night are spectacular. The only minus is the decor: tired, old fashioned. But to some maybe it's part of the charm
We will go back for sure

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vipNaples96
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good!

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BarbaraM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Went for my husband’s birthday. This was our first visit and we were seated at the window to enjoy the fantastic view of the NYC line. Great service. A bit noisy but much more relaxed than what we were expecting. Will definitely return. Food was excellent.

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vipLetseat
New York Area
277 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably one of the best restaurants in New Jersey.

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Getaway4
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for my son’s Birthday. Beautiful view of New York City.
Our waiter was friendly and courteous. Food was delicious

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Thomas
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. The ambiance is top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All great as expected.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful!!

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vipKMRM
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Beautiful view looking over to NY skyline. Server was pleasant, informative. Food was good, presentation

Very good.

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CynthiaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was excellently prepared, service quick and unobtrusive. The view is wonderful. This restaurant is fine dining worthy of a special occasion.

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vipBFinelli
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and great view!
I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipTravelingDiners
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great views, great service, and great food. I had the venison, which was excellent.

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AshleyD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal!!

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Lainie321
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful holiday dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent view with equal food and service.

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viphappydiner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This is a MUST for special occasions............Most everything is outstanding.

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RobinT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place !! Loved everything about it !! From the min you pull up with car
Valet to the beautiful decoration for the holiday and the view was amazing! The food was so delicious they have truly thought of everything with all of the details - along with the amazingly kind staff. We arrive a little early and our party had a few people that where Elderly and they had no problem helping out - from getting to the table to helping out with coats - truly an experience you must not miss.

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vip1njgal
New York Area
492 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening. Great view...good service...delicious dining. Beautiful time spent with friends

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BonnieC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good. Maitre’d and waiter were so rude it was ridiculous. We had no issues with the waiter until we didn’t order dessert. We were a party of 3 and had each had an appetizer, main course and 2 drinks each. He actually tossed the bill on the table and walked away. No thank you or happy holidays or anything. Bill with 20% tip was $260. I am treated better at restaurants I pay $30. The only friendly person was the man filling water & clearing plates. Bartenders were great also. Won’t be back.

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CynthiaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the hospitality. The food was very delicious.

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LeeannQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Highlawn Pavilion is rated 4.6 stars by 2431 OpenTable diners.