Definitely 5 stars!
First time here - the food was fantastic! The wait staff were plentiful but not annoying. Beautiful atmosphere - overall, a really great find! Not inexpensive but huge portions and really really good food.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Service, knowledgeable
Excellent Service, knowledgeable waiter, nice ambiance. Great food. Will return!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Friendly, attentive service
Friendly, attentive service with good food. It was particularly nice to have regular menu available (instead of buffet) on Easter Day.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
what a rare type of restaurant.....
what a rare type of restaurant.....second floor above a market ! Food was so fresh, seems like they get it right from the market below! go and enjoy it, very vast menu..something for everyone, from sushi to rack of lamb!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything we had was delicious! A
Everything we had was delicious!
A little pricey but enjoyed the evening very much
Looking forward to a special occasion to head back
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had girls night at Above
We had girls night at Above celebrating our friend's birthday, and our whole experience was excellent! The food was delicious, portions were large but not overwhelming, and our server (zack) was fantastic! Only disappointment was that we were told we couldn't order the sea scallops dish, even though they had all of the components available to order separately. Strange. Either way, it was a great evening and I will definitely be back!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with friends
We brought our friends from Montclair where they have access to many lovely restaurants. They hadn't been in South Orange for years. They were delighted with the food, impressed with the service and the decor. We came at 6:30 so the crowd didn't start arriving until we were on our dessert. I'm sure they will return --- and so will we!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my first time there,
It was my first time there, went with co workers to celebrate. Food was good and prices were fair, again we didn't have appetizer, desert, just the main course and a drink. However I did notice that the sushi was expensive. Waiters were friendly but at times our waiter was very slow. I would definitely go again as well as recommend this place.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
South Orange gem
Five of us went for lunch on Mother's Day, 2013. To start, we ordered a bottle of Norton Torrontes, 2009, a nice, fruity Argentinian white wine (very resonably priced at $28). For appetizers we ordered Artichoke & Spinach Dip: Creamed Spinach, Artichoke, Melted Gruyere, served with pita triangles ($9), and meat empanadas served with pico de gallo ($9). I ordered a Chicken Baguette ($12). My mom and son ordered meat loaf ($14), my son's fiancee ordered a grilled veggie wrap ($10), and my wife ordered the lobster mac and cheese ($14). Everyone was pleased, except my mom, who said the bbq sauce was too spicy for her. All in all, it was a very pleasant time. We have been here before, and it is consistently good. Highly recommended.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
fun, noisy but good
we had a nice time for a last minute reservation on a Sat night. The bar was noisy but the dining room was noisier bc of an upstairs party food was good
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Above Restaurant
We went to Above Restaurant for my daughters graduation from college and we had a great time, good was very good and the service was excellent. Great place, will definitely go back to eat there.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, as always
What else is there to say? Love this place. Food and service are always excellent.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carlito's Birthday 6/15
I had my birthday celebration there and my party reservation was for 8. Well we ended up with about 20!!! The staff at Above accomodated us with smiles and A+ service. Our food was prepared quickly and delicious. Our server Daniel was a true professional. He handled everything from the the greeting to the good night perfectly. You guys spoiled me! See you again soon Above.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Al Fresco dining on the patio
Great evening with friends, food was good and portions for mains were pretty big. Service was ok, even if it took a little bit of time to get the waiter's attention at the beginning. The menu has changed significantly since a few months ago and although there is plenty of choice, it's not as inventive and interesting as it used to be
Remains a great neighborhood restaurant
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife here for her
I took my wife here for her bday. Had a great time place was beautiful and the service was great! There was a lot more seafood on the menu than I expected but still all good.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We liked this restaurant on
We liked this restaurant on this evening more than the last 2 imes there. The food and service was really great. My son is a picky eater and they made him a hamburger which isn't on the menu.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
All went well and I will be back again. A few pointers to our waiter, when there is an absence of people, there is no reason to rush people to order, eat, and pay bills. It is understandable when there are a lot of people waiting to eat; my party and I felt rushed and uncomfortable at times due to the barrage of questions and hovering. Other than this, the restaurant is awesome, the atmosphere is pleasant and the food is great.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Perfect Evening
If you're looking for an upscale place with great food, service, and atmosphere - look no further.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice variety of meat, seafood, creative salads & soups. Food is almost always outstanding -- scallops over risotto were slightly overcooked, but duck was delicious.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
South Orange benefit
It was fairly quiet, so we were able to have appetizers & drinks outside, and move into the bar for dinner. Like the smoking option. Calamari with several different dipping sauces was fun, the calamari were cooked well, but it was too greasy, and the breading suffered. The multitude of servers was a bit confusing, but all went smoothly nonetheless. The pork pasta ragu had mixed reviews, but was enjoyed by the diner who ordered it; the lobster ravioli was tasty, but the sauce was too thick, as was the pasta. Loved the beet salad, but craved something crunchy like walnuts. The Ceasar salad was mediocre at best. The service, good; the martinis, great; the place is beautiful, although the bar tables are limited by design. We'll return, but $$$.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were very good
We have been to Above several times and each time we dine there, the food and service are consistently good. I had an appetizer of Clams Oreganato and for dinner I had Veal Milanese. Both were delicious. Everyone in our party was happy with their food and our waiter was very attentive.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Above several times and it is always a fine dining experience. The daily specials are usually worth the visit!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One Cut Above
located directly above a fabulous gourmet market, Above sports a very diverse menu excellent wine list and fast attentive service. For those who like to dine out doors in the warm weather there is a rooftop garden that occasionally has live music. We wen for our anniversary and once again had a great experience this being the 3rd time we have dined there. Recommend the Sea Bass!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Girls' Night Out
Got together with a long-standing friend for one of our infrequent dinners. We really enjoyed ourselves. The food was very good, the restaurant wasn't very noisy so we could catch up and we weren't rushed through the meal. Just to add to our enjoyment -- the desserts were sinfully delicious! We'll be back.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner recently at Above. The service was excellent, the food was fresh and very well prepared. They did not rush you but were attentive and expedient in their service. They have a very varied menu, so something is available for everyone. The stuffed lobster was excellent, as were the salads. they have a great rooftop garden which is lovely to sit out on.
/Nothing to improve upon, we enjoyed our visit and will return soon.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beatiful setting, friendly service
I arrived for brunch solo. The reception was gracious. The waiter was attentive. The shrimp tempura was delicious. The fried calamari was average. My experience was wonderful. I am definitely going back again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
South Orange Gem
After seeing this resturaunt on Open Table, my husband and I decided to give it a whirl since it was less than five minutes from our home. To our surprise and delight it was quite good! Portions are large...I had enough for 2 more meals! Wine by the glass selection was very nice...unexpected variety. It was a bit priceier that I expected for the neighborhood. Overall the staff is welcoming and nice. It's definitely worth a try!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going to Above for over three years for brunch and dinner. Each visit has been consistently good. The menu is varied and presented with class. The wait staff is always attendant without being intrusive. Will keep coming back to enjoy the experience!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hadn't visited in several months but noticed the restaurant is a lot more noisy. Food is still very good but slipping slightly - love the dynamite roll but it was not quite as fresh as previously and the shrimp abnd scallop curry was just so-so.........
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Above many times. In the past the service was often slow and in attentive. This time it was very good and the dining experience was most enjoyable. The food was also delicious.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been to Above many times for lunch and brunch and always happy with the menu selections, food quality and service. gnThis was the first time we tried it for dinner. Our party of six was seated in a comfortable corner booth and everyone was quite pleased with their choices for dinner. Cocktail menu was an inventive delight. Portion sizes are quite generous and the service was just as attentive on this busy Saturday evening as it had been for lunch and brunch thanks to our server, Joe. The only negative was that the noise level was higher, likely because the restaurant was completely full. However, it was not like some places where you cannot hear yourself think. All in all, a great evening.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had dinner for 3 on Saturday night - they were very busy, but you always feel well attended to. The service is excellent, always refilling your water glass and checking to see if everything is OK. The appetizers came out quickly, and dinner was excellent! The stuffed lobster special was great, as was the Sea bass. Their salads are always fresh. Daniel, our server, was great, friendly and pleasant. This is one of our new favorite places to go for dinner!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, needs windowshades
3rd Thanksgiving visit. 4 of 5 of us had holiday menu. Butternut squash soup and mushroom bisque excellent. Potato gnocchi a bit dry, sauce delicious. Entree excellent: dark and light meat juicy, mashed sweet potatoes sublime, roasted asparagus and stuffing good. Gravy quite good, cranberry sauce fine. Desserts not as good: ice crystals in pumpkin gelato, pumpkin pie fine. Coffee lukewarm, milk cold. Overall, we enjoyed the meal. Two negatives: setting sun was directly in my eyes as we reached end of the meal, and the restaurant does not have window shades (!). ½way through our meal, another family sat next to us, and proceeded to speak in a very high volume (nothing restaurant can do about that). Pretty room, can get loud. Recommended.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to celebrate
I took my parents to Above for their 53rd wedding anniversary. We were seated promptly and our waiter wished my parents a happy anniversary. I never thought anyone read the notes placed on the reservation. We order sangria and it was one of the best red sangria I ever had. It wasn't watered down although it had lots of nice. Food was very good too. I am vegetarian and it was great to see I had an option too.
It was the perfect local place to celebrate!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM