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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
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Very convenient if you are staying at the Hilton

DH and I had lunch here just before taking a cab back to the airport, and really enjoyed it. We had good food and good service. This is a nice quiet oasis in the middle of Times Square and is certainly a convenient place to eat for anyone staying at the Hilton. Lunch seemed pricey at $55 for two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis, MO
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80 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DH and I had lunch here just before taking a cab back to the airport, and really enjoyed it. We had good food and good service. This is a nice quiet oasis in the middle of Times Square and is certainly a convenient place to eat for anyone staying at the Hilton. Lunch seemed pricey at $55 for two of... More 

Thank kathy884
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has a tasty menu and an extensive wine list. The ambiance is nice but not spectacular. The antipasto salad and cheese appetizer were delicious. The main courses were average sized portions put in huge bowls. The clams in the clam sauce had sand but I assume there is nothing that can be done about that. The Bolonese was... More 

Thank Gary H
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146 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Having just arrived at the Hilton after a long journey, we were looking forward to a meal here. Unfortunately, one member of our party has a number of serious food allergies. Having spotted something on the menu that looked unlikely to contain any of the allergens, we asked anyway (as we always have to do) … However, the answer came... More 

Thank MrsABear
Sacramento, California
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294 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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.

Thank ranishi
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

Thank jjnyny
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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.

Thank Eddie W
Dix Hills
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

Thank golfbubs
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank Dulashafernando
Springfield, Virginia
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

Thank Bleu-I's K
Larchmont, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Carol S

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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
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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