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1 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079 (Valley St. / Scotland Rd.)
South Orange train stop via NJ Transit Montclair Branch, Morristown Line & Gladstone Branch. Station is directly across the street from the restaurant.
9737622683
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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  • 21
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  • 15
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just ok

The food was average and service was slow not what we expected I have had much better food and bigger portions

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
marclori25
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South Orange, New Jersey
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South Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The food was average and service was slow not what we expected I have had much better food and bigger portions

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Orange, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Unfortunately, it seems that every try am I tried to give Above a chance, the service, the quality of the food, and the overall ambience leave something to be desired. I am not sure how they have their kitchen running, but the hamburgers are either overcooked, or undercooked. The hamburgers have no seasoning and you could tell that they tried... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had a 6:30 reservation the place was basically empty few folks at the bar. I waited by the hostess stand for a few minutes then walked around to see if I could get someone's attention 15 minutes later I devid to sit at the bar where I waited again no bartender. I should have gotten the hint when the... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

First time there. Hostess very friendly gave us an option of where we would like to sit. Our waiter very attentive and accommodating. Food was excellent.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

decided to bring in the new year here, since it was close and we did not want to deal with traffic and wait list. There was no wait, we were able to get a table last minute. This was our second time visiting, so we knew the food and atmosphere would be good. The prices are average. You are served... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was just OK but you are charged NYC prices in South Orange. There are better places to eat that are more affordable.

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South Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've been here 5 or 6 times. I find the bar area a nice place to go for wine and appetizers. When the bar patio is open in the spring and summer it's lovely. The restaurant itself is another matter. The food is ok, nothing spectacular. The prices are pretty high for what it is. Our last experience there was... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey, Usa
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25 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Most people unfamiliar with the South Orange area may never notice Above. It actually sits above a gourmet grocery store and I believe the only way you'll notice a restaurant exist there is by the sign atop the building. I would have never discovered this gem of a restaurant if not for the fact that very good friends of mine... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food is decent, but given the cost not as good as it should be. Atmosphere okay, service decent. Given the proximity of South Orange to NYC, where there are literally 100s of restaurants in this price category ith much better food and service, it makes one wonder why eat here?

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New Jersey
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40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It is nice to have Above in town, the menu and the restaurant are ambitious and it is supported by the quality produce from Ashley Market which it sits "above". The bar scene, though not for me also may be an attraction for some. The food and the crowd are both sometimes "hit or miss" as have our visits been.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
    (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: 9737622683

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?