Top 10 restaurants in West Orange, United States

April 14, 2018 Natalie Tallman

West Orange is a suburban township in central Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 46,207, reflecting an increase of 1,264 (+2.8%) from the 44,943 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,840 (+14.9%) from the 39,103 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in West Orange

1. Cloverleaf Tavern

395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006-4908 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 9 - SGD 25 +1 973-226-9812
Excellent
35%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 248 reviews

Cloverleaf Tavern

Reviewed By TonyK300 - New Jersey

A permanent fixture in the area, this place has been featured on TV as well as earning a great reputation for good food and reasonable prices. Although it's an essentially Irish Pub the menu options are more robust and very tasty.
I've never been able to get past the burger selections they have because they are huge as savory - try the triple Double if offered - then go to the gym.
Lively at night and weekends and parking is sometimes difficult, it's worth the effort especially in the warm season when their delightful rear outdoor seating area is open.
Clientele and staff are friendly and the atmosphere is casual. Always a great place to go in the area.

2. Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, NJ 07052 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 973-731-3463
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 330 reviews

Highlawn Pavilion

Reviewed By ninip0st - Bernardsville, New Jersey

We chose to celebrate a special brithday at Highlawn and now regret our choice. Having eaten here over the years we looked forward to sharing lunch with loved ones enjoying what is an undeniably spectacular setting and view of NYC. But, the food today fell so far short of acceptable that not only are we embarassed for inviting our guests here but are saddened that this day was wasted at Highlawn Pavilion. Perhaps the place is irrelevant now, past its prime, and out of touch. My choice of entree was served completely undercooked, I was afraid to eat it, and when I politely informed our server, he returned it to the kitchen where the chef challenged my opinion. The dish was run through the broiler after which it was returned to me in utter disarray. The appropriate, professional, and courteous solution, at a restaurant that purports to be fine dining, would have been to start from scratch and prepare a new dish. My husband's risotto was served cold and inedible and the shrimp component of our appetizer tasted just awful. In the end, our server wished to satisfy and the cost of the my entree was removed from the check - which was fair - but I, in turn, sat without eating. It seems that Highlawn has some catching up to do. The customer, the paying customer, has a right to determine that, if their meal is undercooked or unnacceptable to them it should be remedied, no questions asked - without a dispute from the kitchem.

3. Star Tavern

400 High St, Orange, NJ 07050-1921 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 973-675-3336
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Star Tavern

Reviewed By buffylane - Long Valley, New Jersey

Famous for its pizza, you must try their thin crust pizza. There are unique toppings, but we stayed with the usual meatball and mushrooms. The fried calamari is awesome and the salads are enormous. The eggplant and portabella mushroom appetizer is outstanding. Nice bar with tv's and people were watching basketball while we were there. Lots of families, very comfortable place.

4. Anthony's Cheesecake

71 Washington street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 973-415-8885
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 86 reviews

Anthony's Cheesecake

We are a Bakery/Restaurant serving fresh baked items as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner. We are open Tuesday through Sunday and we serve dinner every Friday & Saturday 5-9 pm. BYOB You can see all our menus on our website at Anthony's Cheesecake.

Reviewed By alicemI6380LS - clark, United States

We (4 family members) went for Sunday brunch & were pleased beyond expectations. The place is so friendly you feel like family. The service is spot on and the food is perfection. The menu is creative and eclectic, never boring. And the price is more...MoreThank you so much for the kind words. We hope to see you soon.

5. Dairy Swirl

Rt 23, Vernon, NJ Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Dairy Swirl

Unbelievable homemade ice cream!!

Reviewed By BMWTravler - Vernon, New Jersey

This is a great local place for ice cream, Try the hand dipped ice creams, they are delicious! The soft ice cream is also very good. My wife and I go there at least once a week in the summers

6. Ariane Kitchen & Bar

706 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ 07044-1603 Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 59 +1 973-744-0533
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 93 reviews

Ariane Kitchen & Bar

Seasonal, savory, delicious, comfort food, tantillizing cocktails

Reviewed By Onthebacknine - Wayne, New Jersey

This place is a real treat. To start, it's a very inviting space that is both chic and casual. The staff are extremely personable and the service is excellent. Nice menu with great choices for everyone. We started with the octopus, nicely cooked and very...MoreWe are very happy that you enjoyed your dinner and time at AKB, and look forward to your next visit.

7. Mishmish Cafe

215 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3562 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 973-337-5648
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Mishmish Cafe

Reviewed By M3659GGsarahs - Montclair, New Jersey

When I want absolutely reliably, traditional, delicious Middle Eastern food, I eat at Falafel Hut, also in Montclair. When I want delicious Middle Eastern food with a twist, I eat at Mishmish or its new sibling, which is even more convenient to my house, Marcel's -- same chef. Marcel's isn't yet on TripAdvisor, but it has a Moroccan chicken soup that makes me want to have a cold, though it's also luscious when I'm not ill. I bought it the first time when I was, though, and it hit the spot. Marcel's is my favorite of the two.

8. The Manor Restaurant

111 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052-4202 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 973-731-2360
Excellent
55%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 311 reviews

The Manor Restaurant

Reviewed By TRAVELNOW585 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We returned to the Manor for our 35th wedding anniversary A La Carte (not buffet) dinner. We live out of state so it was our first time back. The decor was beautiful, staff were very nice, the service was very fine, the ambience was excellent with live music!!! The food was perfect and delicious! Most all of the people in the restaurant were celebrating something and therefore the staff did not treat our celebratory after 35 yreas return as special! I think they should "fake" it or find joy and rejoice in all celebrations!!! After all if 80% of the restaurant is celebrating, their jobs are in finding joy in celebration!!!

9. Avenue Bistro Pub

558 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ 07044-1817 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 973-239-7444
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Avenue Bistro Pub

Reviewed By nanag1 - Maplewood,

Enjoyed our first dinner there and the food was excellent. They take and honor reservations and the waitstaff was excellent. There is ample parking in back with a rear entrance if you can't find street parking. The onion soup was hot and delicious. The caesar salad was crispy and good and the burgers were well prepared and delicious. The fish taco was fresh and the steak sandwich prepared deliciously. We will definitely return

10. Dough Artisan Pizzeria

437 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006-5423 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 973-226-3300
Excellent
56%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Dough Artisan Pizzeria

At Dough, we have a deeply rooted passion for hand-crafted cuisine. Our philosophy means sourcing the finest & freshest local ingredients to provide our patrons with an authentic dining experience. We are proud to partner with local farmers & promote sustainability within our community. Our approach to food is simple: Use fresh ingredients, use the best techniques, & remain focused on the smallest details.

Reviewed By Quinnscommentary - Chatham, Massachusetts

Great service, friendly people from start to finish. Very well organized. Soup of the day was delicious, but a tad salty.

Pizza was different, true wood burning oven. Very tasty; thin and crisp. You have to have a taste for this type of pizza.

Unfortunately, very noisy.

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