Had dinner with friends. My friends first time there and they enjoyed the food. Our waiter Robert was excellent.
My steak was pretty badly overdone, but if edible, I have a personal policy of never sending food back to the kitchen (I get nervous about how the food is treated once it gets back there) but other than that our waitress was very polite and the rest of the food tasted good. I did mention in the reservation and once we got there that we were celebrating a birthday for my boyfriend so I was hoping to be offered a little dessert with a candle or something for him (I'd be willing to pay of course) but that didn't happen.
This used to be a hot spot in the area but our New Year's Day brunch was disappointing. We arrived to a locked front door with no one in sight even though it was 40 minutes after the website indicated the restaurant had opened. Finally managed to get in and had to track down the one waiter who was busy doing everything as no one else was in sight. We waited several minutes for the waiter to return after providing us with lunch menus and finall went to search for him and was told brunch was not being served as it was a Monday. We tried to order drinks and were informed the bartender had not yet arrived so it might be awhile. Another long wait for drinks, for coffee, for everything. The food and service were underwhelming. Next time, I will choose to go elsewhere.
We were a family group of four eagerly awaiting this special Christmas Eve brunch courtesy of a good friend’s gift certificate. The overall experience turned out to be quite pleasant and the food good, not outstanding, but reasonably well prepared. Two disappointments stand out: (1) neither the Above website nor OpenTable made it clear that on this particular Sunday, Above opened at 11:30, not 11:00, thus the locked door and awkward wait when we arrived, and (2) a server was late arriving, leaving the bartender to valiantly fend for himself as server, busboy, host, coffeemaker, etc. He did great, but we felt dismayed and uncomfortable on his behalf.
Very good spot for dinning and great bar area, Also have an outside area for when it is warm
Everything was great
The hostess was dismissive, and told us the restaurant was VERY busy, belied by the fact that 40% of the tables were open. The menu is huge, and there are a couple of cuisines attempted; IMO, the selection could be pared down somewhat. Our server was quite nice and helpful. The food was fine, but at the end of 2 hours, we had to rush through 1/3 of our entrée, box the rest, and pay on the run (had a show to attend). Again, the server told us the kitchen was extremely busy (seems like some key folks didn't show for work), hence the delay. My particular entrée was probably sitting in the salamander or warming area for easily 30 minutes, as the proteins were dried out.
Had great expectations, but we won't return-
We chose Above because of its great location near South Orange PAC where we were seeing a show, but would go back there just for dinner any time. The portions were generous and the food was delicious. (Between the four of us, we sampled many different offerings.)
We greatly appreciated our server, Eric, pushing the kitchen to get us fed and out in time for the show, as we had been running late.
There was also a very good singer performing in a very entertaining way that did not overwhelm diners' conversatiins.
I had an amazing 30th birthday experience at Above! I wanted a booth, but my party was very small....3 people including myself, but the ladies working that evening made it happen! I even hugged her because I was that happy about the accommodations. Thank you Above staff!
My date and I enjoyed our evening/date out at the Above Restaurant because the atmosphere was so lovely and romantic. Having a variety of music to listen to while we were dining definitely added to the ambiance of the evening. The food was very tasty, especially the rib eye steak which was very tender and plentiful, making it a very satisfying meal. We will certainly visit the Above Restaurant again and would recommend it to our friends as a good dining choice.