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234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
212-642-2626
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Ranked #6,763 of 11,857 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Dining
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
Prestwick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Ny,Ny
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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>  > Manhattan
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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