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234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036 (8th Avenue)
42nd Street Times Square N/Q/R, 1/2/3/7/S, A/C/E, B/D/F
212-642-2626
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average restaurant on the 21st floor overlooking 42nd St.

Conveniently located in the Hilton Times Square on the 21st floor. I had breakfast, average fare, helpful wait staff. A bit dated look and feel. Not fine dining but for for business travelers, pretty standard.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
ranishi
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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190 reviews 190 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Conveniently located in the Hilton Times Square on the 21st floor. I had breakfast, average fare, helpful wait staff. A bit dated look and feel. Not fine dining but for for business travelers, pretty standard.

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NYC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

One of my favorite places in New York City to have drinks or dinner. The view overlooks 42nd Street and the old NY Times building. I come here regularly after work with friends and the bar and wait staff at Above are the best in the city, especially Ernestine, Walcott and Sylvester.

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I suppose the view from the 15th floor is ok. But, even though the food is of good quality the decor needs to be refurbished as the state of your surroundings as well as the quality of your food makes up the whole of your dining experience.

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Dix Hills
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Above is located at 234 west 42nd St. In the Hilton a Garden Inn. We are NYers and we find this restaurant to be centrally located to all that a Times Square has to offer. The tables by the window provide a good view since the restaurant is on a high floor of the hotel. The staff is friendly and... More 

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Sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went to restaurant above for lunch during restaurant week. The staff didn't know if they were a part of restaurant week and were confused for a good 5 minutes. We were escorted to a lounge when we were clearly there for a meal and was told we would be served by the bartender. We sat there for about 20 minutes... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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39 reviews 39 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Above

Address: 234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: 212-642-2626
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
    (8th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 42nd Street Times Square N/Q/R, 1/2/3/7/S, A/C/E, B/D/F
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-642-2626

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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