Highlawn Pavilion

4.6
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2414 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

F
New England
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

N
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good!

BM
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.

L
New York Area
269 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably one of the best restaurants in New Jersey.

G
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

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

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All great as expected.

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

It was wonderful!!

KM
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.

CR
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.

BF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dining experience!

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

TD
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.

AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal!!

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

Wonderful holiday dining experience

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent view with equal food and service.

h
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

RT
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.

1
New York Area
480 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

BC
New York Area
16 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.

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

Loved the hospitality. The food was very delicious.

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

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

EZ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming to Highlawn... It's outstanding. I had booked a window seat, though, and my guests were shown to an inside table:-(

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The view was espectacular, but Robert made our anniversary unforgettable. Great service and the food was beyond good. We will be going back without a doubt.

j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

outstanding on every level. Service, food and ambiance

DL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Jerseys best.
Whether your attending and affair or just a night out the food and ambiance is everything you could ask for.

J
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love The Highlawn Pavillion Atmosphere Food Service are impeccable view of Manhattan is outrageous.

e
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and elegant - good selection on the menu, good food and good drinks.

J
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful

NY
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful meal, four of us each enjoyed it tremendously. The swordfish was fantastic w a Thai flavor. Gnocchi duck w truffles was not light but flavorful and they raved about it. the view was outstanding of nyc Service was impeccable we will be back we went on a Sunday and it was full but not crowded which was great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere! Service was amazing and so was the food!

1
New York Area
480 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely suburb dining experience. Stared with kale salad...loved the coconut crusted swordfish.. and enjoyed the coffee flavored cake w/mocha ice cream...delicious. Our server Eoin was very pleasant and accommodating. Our window table with view of NYC made it special.

C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The view is beautiful, staff is attentive and the food is delicious!
Its just time for them to update the decor, dim the lights in the dining room, light some candles to make the atmosphere match the experience.

LD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Highlawn Pavilian is always an outstanding place to dine. From the graciousness of the matire d' to the wait staff to the deliciousness of the food and the utmost detail to its preparation. Excellent in every way.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place to take clients for lunch, have been here several times and the food, service & view are top notch

h
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great for special occasions....lovely setting and wonderful view of the city.

BC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Let’s start of with the bread? Horrible! Cold and no flavor. With such high prices at least provide some fresh bread! There weren’t a lot of options for appetizers either. The entre was good but not worth the high price. Dessert was ok but also not one of the best I had. The ambiance wasn’t what I expected! Kind of like an old traditional Italian vibe. The only good thing Is their customer service! But after spending all that money, how could they not. Overall, not a place I would recommend to my family or friends.

M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our absolute favorite places. The food is exceptional - world class. The service was perfect - warm and helpful. This is a very special place to celebrate special occasions, where the food is superb. The views I'd the Manhattan skyline add to the special feeling the restaurant creates.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Not a bad place. Didn’t exceed expectations. But didn’t disappoint