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Above Restaurant and Bar

1 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1716
+1 973-762-2683
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible14%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1716
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I returned to this place after a bad experience after hurricane Sandy. Me and my co-worker ended up getting ranch dressing that had gone bad during that occasion. We both ended up calling out the next day from a stomach bug. But, since the food...More

Thank mayjal
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We were taken here for lunch despite my prior bad experience with service. The restaurant was not crowded however, there was only one server covering all tables. Eric was very accommodating and friendly. He is quite adept at his job and despite being the only...More

Thank pavlovich123
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Went Saturday evening AFTER a movie (which is the only reason we stayed). While we were waiting for our food (server who took our order was prompt and good), we saw and then talked to two couples who were complaining at the front desk as...More

1  Thank ams44
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Above in South Orange opened a few years ago and has become a regular watering hole for locals who have few other nice upscale choices in town. As a bar and restaurant, it offers a variety of options and is very convenient. Every so often...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Come for the drinks have some apps watch the town go by ( and the adjacent commuter train) . Apps are good sangria is better- eat the fruit if you dare

Thank TheLangGangOf5
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Stopped here for dinner and more drinks. They only had a few beers. There is a nice dining area and then the bar plus sushi area. The bar area has a very cold and dingy appearance to it. The food was very expensive and we...More

Thank Jessica V
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Huge selection but quality is uneven. Can be very noisy at the bar. Outside space is unique. Would rather a more focused menu with more attention to detail.

Thank Fran K
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Three of us for lunch on May 31 - that's it, no other diners. Our waiter approached our table whistling; another waiter walked by singing. More water was poured on the table and floor than in the glass. Mushroom soup was quite good; everything else...More

Thank pavlovich123
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We were there for an anniversary celebration. Party of 11. Our waiter was very good-no complaints. The scheduled performer cancelled, so we were disappointed. However, they had a replacement. She was a woman of a certain age, had a very nice (jazz type) voice &...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We had a reservation for 6:30pm and our food didn't arrive until after 8:00pm--which is my kids' bedtime. It took about 25 minutes to have water on the table; bread arrived about 5 minutes after that. The food was lukewarm and totally uninspired, but incredibly...More

1  Thank CityMama2B
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15 August 2015|
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Response from eatafood | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is an elevator at the entrance : located to the left of the stairs and opposite the supermarket carts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1716
    (Valley St. / Scotland Rd.)
  • Public Transportation: South Orange train stop via NJ Transit Montclair Branch, Morristown Line & Gladstone Branch. Station is directly across the street from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 973-762-2683
  • E-mail
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