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“Horrible” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Above Restaurant and Bar

Above Restaurant and Bar
1 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
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Ranked #22 of 54 Restaurants in South Orange
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Valley St. / Scotland Rd.
Transit: South Orange train stop via NJ Transit Montclair Branch, Morristown Line & Gladstone Branch. Station is directly across the street from the restaurant.
2 reviews
“Horrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

Tried above for the last and final time!!! The atmosphere is great however the service and food are terrible!!! It's a shame that a restaurant in such a nice town can be as bad as this! Stay away !!!!

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  • English first
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English first
South Orange, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“NY atmosphere in downtown South Orange”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The selection of food is first class, pit for a special occasion.t worth resentation is exceptional. Great staff. A bit pricey, but worth it.

Visited March 2012
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New Jersey
1 review
“Hidden Little Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Second time here. Luv this place. Walking in You are a greeted by a in wall fountain with warm tones and open space. This is a comfortable environment for a cozy meal or a group get-to-gether. Food is excellent and reasonably priced. The place looks like they have redecorated recently and all tastefully done. If a formal room is not to your liking, try the lounge or outdoor cafe for lunch. Very nice place will repeat often. Recommend Skirt Steak Panini with Calamari. YUM!. Afternoon Staff may be a little light. I prefer this to being rushed to finish and pay.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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South Orange, New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“ABOVE WHAT?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

I have been to THE ABOVE, once for dinner. Not impressed AT ALL, personally. I do not feel the food is WORTH the value for the money, at any budget. I ordered several appetizers of interest, instead of an entree. !I'm sorry, but just not impressed. Their menu has changed since, and perhaps the chef too, i don't know. They are over priced and not worth it, though the ambience is not so bad, even though they are located 'above' their affiliated gourmet market. The bar is nice, good people, good fun.. And if you have to catch the train, it's right across the street. Luckily, I didn't have to pay the tab on this dinner venture. Sorry, Pops!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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West Orange, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good suburban outpost with great bar and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Just a good place to get away to if you are in the Essex county area.

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