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“Not as good as hoped”

The Manor Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 100 Restaurants in West Orange
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Corner of Woodland Ave. and Prospect Ave.
Transit: Bloomfield Avenue/Verona bus stop.
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Went for the lobster fest on a saturday night. 59 dollars is a fair price but unless you are a big eater not worth the tariff. Selection good .standout was lobster bisque.
Décor.. gold leaf, chandeliers, heavy wood paneling .
But if you are more than a 30 minute drive would probably not recommend it.
Pretty grounds for outdoor weddings ..party rooms downstairs could use an update. Night club upstairs hit or miss mostly for the over 40 crowd.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We were there several times food still good and up to a few years back also serivce was great but lately is just average the attentive service disappeared and whe we showed the server several shells we found in sea food salad really didnt care and not even a mgr ever came over to explain we understand things do happen but if are handled the proper way are forgotten we still go back and buy gift certificate so other people can visit hope one day they will go back to the past !
Dress code is required but someone was wearing shorts and snickers which is against house policy !

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Thank Silvio G
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We have been dining here for more than 40 years, also had our wedding here. Last Saturday evening we ate at the seafood buffet and it was very disappointing. The lobsters were just OK very small and were given out one at a time, oysters fair seemed like they were opened for a while before making it to the buffet, lobster bisque tasteless and prime rib tough. Not what we were expecting.

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Thank Meryl C
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

we were just there for a class reunion. the cocktail hour was spectacular. more food than one needs. extensive selection of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres. every taste and diet need was represented! main course was good. i had filet mignon. mine was medium as ordered by my wife got a well done piece but ordered medium. they were serving 70+ so some allowance for that. the facility is very upscale, rooms are large. they had 2 weddings in house and we never were in each other's way.

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Thank curioustraveller33
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Visited The Manor with friends for his birthday. Selected the A La Carte Room so we could select from the menu and enjoy the ambiance of the room. Service was excellent, almost as though the servers could anticipate out needs. The food selection was good, but not too diverse, hitting the major meals, plus a few specials described. Our food was nicely presented, tasty and filling. The desserts ranged from the usual to the unusual, but we were able to "force" it down to top off the meal (a special treat was delivered for celebration of his birthday). Rather than have us describe each dish, check the on-line menus for an idea of what is available.
The room's ambiance was completed by the absence of loud talking and a pianist who managed to keep the volume just right and selected songs of a popular nature.
There was no pressure to hurry with dinner and we left satisfied with our evening. Several tips: there is a dress requirement for men (minimum of slacks and jacket), and the cost of this dinner is commensurate with the experience ($$$).
BTW, parking is valet or self. On a Saturday night, you may need a GPS device to find the exit from the restaurant when self-parking lol).

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Thank HandsomeDog
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