In December 1986, the Knowles family opened Highlawn Pavilion after months of restoration to the former open-air “casino” which had, along with the now-prosperous park, been neglected for several years.
The painstaking but ultimately rewarding investment that the Knowles put into the building and park is now more realized than ever, with trees and other plantings maturing and thousands of weddings and events having taken place as a result.
Today, Highlawn Pavilion continues to be a fine dining destination and a world-class venue for weddings and special events.
Located atop Essex County Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, NJ, Highlawn Pavilion’s striking view of Manhattan is only the beginning of an extraordinary dining experience. The impressive grand vistas are matched by its unique brand of New American fare with European flair. Culinary treasures are prepared in its striking exhibition kitchen, which caps the restaurant’s stunning décor.
Highlawn Pavilion’s wood-burning Italian brick oven and char-grill are put to good use to serve both the main dining room as well as the charming Piano Room and its lively bar. Live music is featured Fridays and Saturdays, while outdoor dining (lunch and dinner) on the patio overlook, is offered during the warm weather months. With its European design, landscaping and patio umbrellas, the setting is truly reminiscent of continental relaxation.
Situated at the top of Eagle Rock Reservation, Highlawn Pavilion has a storied past. learn more »
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