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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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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible15%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1716
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visited the Above recently and I was quite surprised. Very nice, attractive place. I was with a group of friends and we were celebrating 3 birthdays. Our food was DELISH and the dessert yummy! Our waiter-nice guy however he forgot about us. Apparently it got...More

Thank Pree1964
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Ordered take out ... Philly cheese steak with fries and Salmon burger with sweet potato fries! The food was very good. Only complaint was I asked for condiments, forks and napkins; nothing that I asked for was placed into the bag- despite being told that...More

1  Thank Mom K
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

First off, made a reservation through Open Table, and we had dinner there. Saw that the restaurant cancelled our reservation, but we did eat there... unfortunately. The food was just ok, took over an hour from ordering to get out to the table. We ordered...More

Thank Runnerny2244
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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, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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