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Above Restaurant and Bar

1 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
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Ranked #20 of 53 Restaurants in South Orange
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Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Valley St. / Scotland Rd.
Transit: South Orange train stop via NJ Transit Montclair Branch, Morristown Line & Gladstone Branch. Station is directly across the street from the restaurant.
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English first
South Orange, New Jersey
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I like this place, and so do several of my more senior friends and relatives, who have even come out from New York City to meet me here. Roomy, relatively quiet, wood paneled interior, good drinks (apparently, although I'm not the one to judge). It's an extensive menu. I would stick to the more traditional fare, which this place surely... More

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We came to Above for a casual dinner - the drinks are OK, but that's not difficult - the good was horrible I actually got shellfish that was bad and sent it back - manager came to apologize, and yes it can happen - I told them I didn't want the food anymore to which the waiter commented 'you pay... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant has gone through a fairly recent transformation--and there's a nice bar, with some outdoor rooftop seating. Which might be nice if you like watching NJ Transit come and go. We were there on a night the restaurant was having a benefit for a sick child--which we wanted to support. The food was good, the staff was inordinately harried.... More

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Maywood, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The hostess was dressed in leggings as pants. Inappropriate! I did not need to know that she was going commando. Some of the waiters' pants were downright filthy. It seemed as though we had arrived before actual service, given that staff and other visitors were milling about. Our waiter saved this restaurant from being terrible. Except for him, no one... More

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
256 reviews 256 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Above Restaurant is an American restaurant located above a funky supermarket in downtown South Orange, very close to their train station. The supermarket used to be Eden Supermarket, but was recently renamed because of a new owner. Hard to park for the restaurant, since most street parking is limited to 1 or 2 hours and the parking garage in back... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not the type of place you would go everyday, but great for special occasions. We were there for a birthday celebration and food and service were very good.

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Rahway, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A group of 6 of us were there May 17th, seated at 5:30pm. Seated outside on the terrace which was nice, our waiter took our drink order rather promptly and left us our menus. When the waiter came back he took our appy and entree orders. The 1st round of drinks came in about 10 minutes, the subsequent rounds took... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to this restaurant for the bar food so can't comment on their more formal dinner options. Bar is lively, staff is friendly and efficient and the food is good. Chicken caesar salad was fresh and crisp. Burger, pizza and sandwiches all reported by my group to be good and it is not too pricey.

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South Orange, New Jersey
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My family and I ate at Above for lunch. We had the French onion soup, pasta fagioli, hamburger, fish and chips, grilled cheese sandwich, pizza, onion rings, and fries. We really enjoyed our food. It was tasty and comforting. We followed up with gelato for dessert and it was delicious. The biggest problem that I have with Above is with... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I order take out from Above a few times a week. Most of the time their food is good, but sometimes can have a weird taste to it or is overcooked. The kitchen stays open til 12 which is a benefit for people who occasionally eat later in the evening. I would recommend this restaurant for both its convenience and... More

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