David Burke at Orange Lawn

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167 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
David Burke at Orange Lawn is a diners club open to the public for member registration. Chef David Burke is inviting you to take part in an experience that redefines New American cuisine.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.1
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal- can't wait to come back.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

The appetizers, entrees and cocktails were fantastic. Creative, tasty and beautifully presented. Worth the price. Our chocolate tin dessert turned to an overly sweet mush. Too much of a gimmick we couldn't really enjoy. Maybe we should know better than to try dessert after such wonderful apps and entrees.

The setting and dining rooms were beautiful. We will likely be back as it is in our backyard.

Service was spotty. The hostess never came back to tell us about oyster availability and the waiter didn't mention anything so our question did not get referred. Kid offered my wife more water but not me. Why? Other staff seemed timid too.

The chairs on the old porch became uncomfortable over time. Those in the other dining areas looked more substantial. The place was noisy.

But we will return.

G
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been to the restaurant four times in the past six weeks. The staff is helpful and accommodating. The service was excellent. The meals are inventive, beautifully plated and delicious. All who have come with us have enjoyed the experience and stated they are coming back. BROVO

e
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

all good. would return. preferably next time in the daylight to see the club venue itself

OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I returned this weekend and again were impressed. Great service, excellent wine & food....what more could you ask for? It’s a delight. We tried the lamb & veal milanese this time and loved both. We look forward to our next meal here!

MK
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Laughably snobby service! Food was fine but cost not worth the silly behavior of the hostess or waitstaff.

LS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and loved our server Stefano!!! Can’t wait to return!!!!

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Staff was very attentive, but the tables in the dining room adjacent to the bar are overcome with the noise from the bar.

Very expensive and not up to par with the quality of the food for the price we paid.

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Don’t put people in casual bar area for dinner. Especially on a valentine holiday. Had to wait an extra 20 minutes to get a table in the dining room. While waiting in the bar area no one approached us to offer a drink and had to flag someone down. Same problem getting the check for the bar, had to go to the bar to ask and was reprimanded for standing in an area “ for the servers only”. Finally was seated in the dining room and waitress was pleasant and attentive. Another point of disbelief was when someone cleared another nearby table and dropped a knife on the floor, at least 5 staff passed by that knife without picking it up. The last issue was when I asked for the check. After providing my credit card it took an inordinate amount of time for the waitress to bring it back. She finally came by and said that they had mistakenly given my check to another table who paid that bill and she needed to find her manager to correct the situation. Another delay of at least 10 minutes. Too many things that should not happen !

H
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Valentines Day Dinner, decided to try the “David Burke Experince”
After dining at many excellent places in this areaI over the years, I can only say that this was one of the worst experiences I ever had.
We looked forward to this and from the moment we sat down and waited at least 10 minutes for someone to speak to us we knew this was a mistake. The next clue was when the waiter advised us that since this was a fixed menu we had to order everything
Including the dessert up front.
They had a few appys that were in addition to the price fix that we decided to try in addition to the ones included , but no one told us that they would all come out at once!! So the race was on !! That would have been OK IF ALL THE TABLES WERE FULL AND THEY NEEDED THE SPACE , BUT THAT WAS NOT THE CASEHERE!
Once we let the waiter know how upset we we’re about this, he avoided us, like we had the corona virus!
I don’t mind but if your going out for a nice dinner for 2 on a special night and spending over $300. The experince should be WAY BETTER we know better and we won’t be fooled again,,

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience!!

DJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wine list. A very special prix fixe for Valentine’s Day.

HP
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was very good. A great deal for Valentine's Day.
The "take home" chocolate popovers were a special treat!

LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed eating at Orange Lawn. The food and wait staff was excellent. Overall we enjoyed everything. We look forward to returning again.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A few friends and I came for an early Galentines day dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

Food outstanding , but expensive. The service was not so great and the crowd was very loud .

GJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We've been to David Burke four times. On our last occasion, as always, we requested a "quiet table." When we were to be seated in the main dining room we were placed in the absolute center of the room. There was another empty table for four, against the window, right near where we were supposed to be seated, but were told that we could not have it. We were offered a table in the cafe which isn't quite as nice as the main room, but accepted it so that we might have a conversation.
The service was pleasant tho' obviously less trained waiters were serving there. They were unfamiliar with the ingredients in some of the dishes, but happily offered to find out. The service was poor, due to a table of 8, who were obviously more important than we were. They had two "almost full time" captains and were unbelievably noisy. Much attention was paid to them, to the detriment of our service. The experience was most disappointing, especially because we had had prior pleasant meals at David Burke.

d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

All food was delicious! Especially the sushi special which was salmon avocado topped with Kobe beef! We had to ask for the popovers but once we got them they were delicious!

PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an exceptional dining experience as usual.

JC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food! Good cocktail menu! Only downside is that its a little pricey

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the food and service! Definitely going back!!!!

OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I spontaneously came here on Friday...after a long day at work it was a perfect start to the weekend! We began with drinks at the bar & plan to return soon for drinks, since the bartender was lovely. My husband was thrilled to see Mr. Burke himself a few times during our visit! For starters we had the bacon & the tuna tacos - both were amazing. Entrees were spaghetti nero & the duck - again, both were superb. We finished our meal with the chocolate tin cake - very fun presentation and delicious too. I’m looking forward to my next meal here & highly suggest you try it soon! The service is excellent and the cuisine is just fantastic.

PK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in South Orange. Not many people know it exists because located inside a tennis club, so getting a reservation is not as difficult as I thought. The restaurant was full on a Friday night though. We met David Burke himself as he made the rounds at his new restaurant to welcome the patrons. The cocktails are top-notch. Clothes line bacon is a must try. Will be coming back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was very delicious, but the waitress/service was pretty awful. Slow to respond, I thought she quit midway through the service and she was audibly rude to the guests at the table sitting next to us. This all almost ruined the whole experience for us.

t
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

My meal was not as great as the first time I went. I do love this restaurant and will of course return and hope it was an "off night." The service was not as great as the first time either.

L
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was very good. Popovers were excellent. Place is beautiful. Service was good. Overuse of red pepper flakes though on the lobster dumplings which seemed a bit amateur for a chef at David Burke’s level. Dumplings were almost too hot to eat due to this which was disappointing but otherwise very good and we will be back.

c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attended Brunch - a la carte - Excellent Service - good variety & portions were big, but satisfying. Be careful ordering Titanic French Toast as it fits its name!

C
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent. As a vegetarian sometimes I feel like our entrees are an afterthought. I had the ravioli with mushroom and the zucchini and cucumber noodles with pesto as an appetizer and it was incredible. Better than I expected. The waiter knew the menu and made excellent suggestions. I am definitely coming back with some friends.

c
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails and brunch.

AK
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We really love the place. Bar area is very nice as was the dining area. I highly recommend it and we will be going back.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was great... the portions were small though... I ordered a tuna steak for $32 and it was 2 bites... no sides.

Great tasting, but sides were small as well.

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the ambiance are unmatched in suburban NJ. We thoroughly enjoyed the wine and the food. The service was also very attentive. We will be back again very soon.

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Beware if you have an allergy. My wife alerted the waiter that she had a nut allergy and they served her short rib with...ALMONDS!!! To make matters worse, when she asked the waiter what was on the meat, not only was he unaware but took over five minutes to come back to us. Five minutes! Thank goodness she was ok after immediately leaving to get medicine but this type of error is completely unacceptable. A truly shocking evening

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The only dish that was not cooked to perfection was a lobster dish.

j
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We were there on New Year's Eve. DB was very overbooked. Menu items were unavailable, service was slow and their usual attention to detail was missing. We have enjoyed the restaurant on numerous previous occasions. On NYE they didn't make the mark.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome and we are looking into joining!

c
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing brunch and reasonable. Can’t wait to go back. Atmosphere is beautiful

LJ
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional brunch nestled in a beautiful enclave in South Orange. A fantastic addition to the brunch scene with a menu perfect for even a picky eater. The French toast was truly decadent and probably the best I have had. The chicken & waffles were also delicious and full of flavor. The macaroni and cheese was a bit of a dud and nothing special. I would have expected something a bit more elevated.

I look forward to dining here again.

VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful environment and wonderful service! We went for a surprise dinner and had a wonderful time.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is a very comfortable place to talk and be with family friends. The Clothesline Bacon is life changing!