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Above

234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
212-642-2626
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Ranked #5,361 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $40
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 8th Avenue
Transit: 42nd Street Times Square N/Q/R, 1/2/3/7/S, A/C/E, B/D/F
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English first
Springfield, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I met some business colleagues for breakfast at Above, since I was staying at the Hilton. The food was good, but the server was slow and forgot our bacon orders. We had a window table, and the view was very nice.

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Larchmont, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We keep returning to this lovely spot. The new renovation is spectacular - much cozier and better lit. Also the bar's new format makes it less noisier. The food is always excellent but the best part of our visit is our waiter, Flakron. When he sees us walk in he is already ordering our drinks, which he always remembers. He... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

such a good hotel reasturant and a world away from the tacky offerings of times square. we had lunch and the sliders, cobb salad and homemade guacamole were fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The service and food were below average. Waitstaff are not trained properly and really make for an unpleasant dining experience.

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Brightwaters, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

As a subscriber to Roundabout Theater we often have to have lunch in the middle of the hurly-burly of Times Square. Fortunately, we discovered Above located in the tiny Hilton Hotel on W. 42 Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. The dining room is generally quiet at lunch time on matinee days, the food is creative and excellent and the... More

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Ny,Ny
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The food is quite good, OK to bring kids (they have a children's menu) and they will get you out on time!

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Rochester NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Two couples, one with a train to catch, made a reservation for 5:30, when Above opens. The tables were ready for diners, but the staff wasn't. We told our server immediately that we had a time constraint, but it still took him 20 minutes to bring salads/soups, even though only one other table was occupied. The wine we chose caused... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Excellent place for a drink after a long day with great bar food and great coffee in the morning. The breakfast buffet has everything you need.

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Toronto, Ontario
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

Was staying at the hotel on business, got in after a long day of travel so just wanted something convenient. But this was very disappointing. In the hotel lobby, not the view advertised, very uncomfortable banquette, totally uninterested servers, and over-done blob of pasta with sauce accompanied by dry bread. The butter was the best part of the meal!

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California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

There's a reason the place is empty - other than breakfast at the hotel which is fine, the food from the restaurant for dinner is terrible! I had dinner there recently. It is a negative reflection on Hilton which is a shame, especially given NYC and the good food plus the economy, you would think they would have better tasting... More

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