HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 1 time today

Above Restaurant and Bar

681 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual (7)
  • Business Meals (4)
  • Neighborhood Gem (4)
Above Restaurant & Bar is a contemporary American eatery.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American, American, Sushi
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday Lunch: 11:00 - 3:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Bar Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 1:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am- 1:30am, Sunday: 11:30am - Midnight Late Night Menu available Tuesday- Sunday 10:00pm- Midnight
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(973) 762-2683
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Joe Catalano
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Above has a private dining space equipped for groups of 20-40 people.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
General Manager Mario LaVecchia: (973) 762-2683
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Off-site catering is available. Please inquire for details.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Valley St. / Scotland Rd.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Free parking at rear of building. Complementary Valet service provided Friday & Saturday evenings.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
South Orange train stop via NJ Transit Montclair Branch, Morristown Line & Gladstone Branch. Station is directly across the street from the restaurant.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Live music Friday Nights for more details.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Please visit for more information
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 681 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on January 14, 2018

Had dinner with friends. My friends first time there and they enjoyed the food. Our waiter Robert was excellent.

Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on November 11, 2017

Very good spot for dinning and great bar area, Also have an outside area for when it is warm

jenever110 (New York Area)
Dined on November 10, 2017

Everything was great

KurtB (New York Area)
Dined on October 21, 2017

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-

vipNJUnited (New York Area)
Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Dined on September 30, 2017

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!

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on September 23, 2017

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.