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Above Restaurant and Bar

) #30 of 49 Restaurants in South Orange $$ - $$$ American, ,
1 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1716
+1 973-762-2683
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible14%
2 weeks ago
9 Nov 2016
“Birthday dinner”
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1716
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge selection but quality is uneven. Can be very noisy at the bar. Outside space is unique. Would rather a more focused menu with more attention to detail.

Thank Fran K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us for lunch on May 31 - that's it, no other diners. Our waiter approached our table whistling; another waiter walked by singing. More water was poured on the table and floor than in the glass. Mushroom soup was quite good; everything else...More

Thank pavlovich123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for an anniversary celebration. Party of 11. Our waiter was very good-no complaints. The scheduled performer cancelled, so we were disappointed. However, they had a replacement. She was a woman of a certain age, had a very nice (jazz type) voice &...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We had a reservation for 6:30pm and our food didn't arrive until after 8:00pm--which is my kids' bedtime. It took about 25 minutes to have water on the table; bread arrived about 5 minutes after that. The food was lukewarm and totally uninspired, but incredibly...More

1  Thank CityMama2B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visited the Above recently and I was quite surprised. Very nice, attractive place. I was with a group of friends and we were celebrating 3 birthdays. Our food was DELISH and the dessert yummy! Our waiter-nice guy however he forgot about us. Apparently it got...More

Thank Pree1964
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Ordered take out ... Philly cheese steak with fries and Salmon burger with sweet potato fries! The food was very good. Only complaint was I asked for condiments, forks and napkins; nothing that I asked for was placed into the bag- despite being told that...More

1  Thank C B
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

First off, made a reservation through Open Table, and we had dinner there. Saw that the restaurant cancelled our reservation, but we did eat there... unfortunately. The food was just ok, took over an hour from ordering to get out to the table. We ordered...More

Thank Runnerny2244
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This is the first time I have been back to Above since they have an all day menu. There were 13 at our table and though the selection was varied the food was very average almost like diner food. Service was good and waiter pleasant....More

1  Thank lee w
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is my second time to Above. We failed to make a reservation and were unable to get a table in the main part of the restaurant. No problem. The staff was most accommodating and steered us to the bar where they had several tables...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I've eaten here many times and especially enjoy it during the summer when I can sit outside. The menu is interesting and the food is excellent ! Beautiful place with nice oak wood and you can walk around to the bar area if you want...More

Thank JazzinInJersey
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Is the restaurant handicap accessible?
15 August 2015|
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Response from eatafood | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is an elevator at the entrance : located to the left of the stairs and opposite the supermarket carts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1716
    (Valley St. / Scotland Rd.)
  • Public Transportation: South Orange train stop via NJ Transit Montclair Branch, Morristown Line & Gladstone Branch. Station is directly across the street from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 973-762-2683
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