Above

3.1
281 Reviews
$50 and over
American

About

Restaurant Above, at the Hilton Hotel in Times Square, serves classic American fare from its eatery perched 21 floors above Times Square for an incredible view and exciting atmosphere. The herb marinated grilled chicken skewers with lemon aioli and the spicy guacamole with tortilla chips make perfect starters to your meal. Some of Restaurant Above�s specialty house entr�es include the lobster with sherry and fontina cheese crispy crust mac and cheese with arugula tomato salad, the steak frites grilled New York strip steak topped with garlic spinach and the seared Atlantic salmon fillet topped with herb butter. For a sweet finish to your meal, enjoy the tangy lemon tart topped with raspberry coulis.

Be sure to enjoy your meal and the beautiful view with one of Restaurant Above�s signature cocktails, like the longacre square with gin, pomegranate juice, pear puree, lime juice and sage.

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NiceFind
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2012
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This is a pleasant restaurant for a pre-theatre lunch. Proximity to Times Square is its best attribute. The food is good,but the service was extremely slow and not well trained.

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FLORENCEA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2012
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Not easy to get to, no near parking. Restasurant is very open, all the way in back of hotel lobby and bar. Food was inadequate, menu limited. Butternut Squash soup tastedike cinnamon flavored water, Salmon dry. The wine list was also very limited. All in all, not a pleasant dining experience, unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for the great time.

AO
AidenO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2012
Overall2food3service3ambience3

It was nice to be able to be in a restaurant that was so quiet, especially on a night like Valentine's day. However, it was quiet because nobody was there. The food was alright, but overpriced, and the service was nothing special. Good wine, and a nice view, though. I would only go here for drinks, unless you are specifically seeking a place where there won't be other people.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2012
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The food was good but expensive. No Maitre D, no hostess, and few customers. The bar was busy and very noisy, but there was very few customers in the dining room. Lonely. Decor has been allowed to deteriorate. The only reason to eat here has been its location--particularly for the Roundabout's American Airlines theater. Wolfgang's Steak House on 41st should virtually put them out of business if they are not already there.

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Foodman1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2012
Overall2food3service2ambience1

No ambiance at all. Would not recommend to anyone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience5

When you are in the Times Square area Above is the best bet for lunch or dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

do not order jumbo lump crab cake. it was overcooked and did not appear to be jumbo but appears to be crab claw meat. the chef said that was because he prepared it chopped up. the salmon filet and the bay scalops were very good. to avoid noise level, come in so that your dinner finishes before 7:30

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vipTheaterBuff
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great for pre-Lincoln Center events!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Date Night place but could not fing it on open table to make a reservation!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

At ABOVE, I had the best Cuban sandwich I'd ever had! The Restaurant Week menu was wonderful, and the black bean soup on it rivaled my own. There was avocado diced atop the soup, and also crispy pancetta-like croutons. All in all, a very satisfying lunch.
Our waiter, Gazi, is a favorite of ours, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good location for Roundabout. Bar menu was excellant for a pre theatre meal.

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vipEnjoyingFood
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2012
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The write ups we read talked about this spectacular view. When we got there, it was a simple view midway up the hotel. The restaurant is basically the hotel lobby restaurant. Service was okay. The waiters seemed like they were more bothered by our presence. The food was okay. So, nothing really special.

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seniordiner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been going to Above for years for lunch or brunch..it is a gem, consistently excellent food and top notch service, and reasonably priced!

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Greg
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2012
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We chose this restaurant because of its proximity to Times Square, and the location does not disappoint. The food, however, was somewhat disappointing. Each dish was edible, but not memorable. A little more tweaking could take it to the next level. Of all the dishes, the scallops on a bed of mushrooms was the best. With regard to service, the waiter got the order right, but his attitude was all wrong.

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smsimo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2011
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The view was alright, but not what we thought it would be.

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Gourmand
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2011
Overall2food3service1ambience4

This was New Year's Eve in NYC. The reservation was ok, the servie lacked terribly. After first drink, subsequent orders were not relayed correctly, get drinks at the bar. Our server was out for a social work night and really paid little attention to all patrons including us.

The Maitre d was on the ball but needed to get more involved in the service delivery. Someone came to ask why I had returned 3 drinks, I answered that none of them was what I ordered. A martini does not come in a tumbler with cubed ice?

Beet/goatchees and romaine salads were good, baked clams ok, the tuna was a disaster with kidney shrinking salty miso and zero green to complement. Food is below par for a Hilton.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2011
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service at Above is HORRIBLE. I tried getting in contact with them countless times in order to receive a pass to attend times square on nye. Because of the restaurants decision not to use a phone system I could never get in contact with them. HORRIBLE, will never go recommend because of the lack of phone system

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RosemaryO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great gathering place close to Port Authority Terminal. Service would have been outstanding except one person in our party received the wrong food order. Nice place all in all.

RG
RG260
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2011
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We had the place to ourselves Friday for lunch...apparently they were running on a skeleton crew for some reason; our waiter was a bartender who apparently was hard of hearing, the food was ok - 2 of us had the Cobb salad, one had Caesar salad which didn't have some of the components listed on the menu (anchovies?). I've been here after work for cocktails and bar food and it's excellent, bustling, and the food and service is great. This was the first time I tried it for lunch so I'm not sure if it's an off day or if it's always that way at lunch.

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searchinggal
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2011
Overall2food3service3ambience1

restaurant tiny and tucked into a corner of the lobby. menu limited. soup of the day was not available at 6 P.M. steak and chicken WERE tasty. Perfect location for visitors going to see Mary Poppins. Otherwise choose another spot for dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Located on the 21st floor the Times Square Hilton, this restaurant has proven time and again to pleasantly satisfy the palate! Restaurant is located on same floor as lobby and bar but you'd never know it, somehow remains quiet. Great view of some mid-town buildings,city lights, etc. Service is very accomodating. This time we were 5, usually just 2. Sunday dinner at 6:15 during holiday season, VERY difficult to find anywhere quiet but this was, most people leave the hotel given the location. Food: Beet salad, fresh. Scallop appetizer, fresh. Entrees: Chicken roasted, good. Spaghetti w/ grilled shrimp, v good. Lobster mac n cheese left a little something to be desired (no lobster) really just lobster flavor. Would go again!!

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vipOlderfoody
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice pre-theater spot because it is quiet and has a view. The food is decent, but not stellar. It is hard to find a decent place to have a conversation with friends before a theater event in the Times Square Area. This place is very good for that.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2011
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Thanksgiving Prix Fixe dinner was well presented and tasty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2011
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Above has a very romantic atmosphere. The food was to die for. Every dish was sensational. My taste buds were ecstatic.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2011
Overall1food2service2ambience3

The food was just ok. I only really go there because it's close to the American Airlines theater.

j
vipjoyousfoods
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food wa good though menu was fairly limited

SC
SandraC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Located across the street from the American Airlines Theatre where we have Roundabout subscription. So whenever we have a show there, we eat at Above. Concenient, with good food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant was hard to find. The address is deceptive. One of our party was late and we were going to theatre. They were very understanding, kept the ordered food hot til her arrival, were eager to rush the service when she arrived. The food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a quiet evening in this lovely restaurant and we were basically the only diners at the time.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2011
Overall3food1service2ambience1

Food was mediocre at best. The choices for lunch was even worse. Went because of the location near theaters, but would NEVER come again.

LB
LoisB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2011
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wonderful place to dine before theater at the Roundabout's American Airlines Theater. Appreciate its relaxed atmosphere,good food, and spacing between tables.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2011
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible. We walked out after sitting for 10 minutes for service.

J
vipJeff
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The good: located in the heart of the theater district. Convenient. Lovely high-rise view of the area (including the hand on the Madame Tussaud's roof!)

The very good: the presentation of the food was special, little plates of sauces, etc. I had the "chicken hash" benedict (tasty) and my companion had the waffles (basic, but enjoyed the bananas and chocolate sauce and real maple syrup.) The prices were very reasonable for theater district.

If I had clients, I wouldn't hesitate to take them to lunch here. Looks like it has a good wine collection as well.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2011
Overall3food4service3ambience3

above is good option for a work lunch - i had the salmon which was prepared really well and the portion was quite sizeable. it has a good atmosphere and service is generally pretty good. sometimes it is a little slow which is not great when one has to get back to work, but in general it is a good option.

KH
KathleenH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2011
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went for brunch and all they had was breakfast food. Some eggs and oatmeal cost us $30/person. Not worth it!

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AVKM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A convenient place to eat before going to theater across the street. Arriving early, we found nobody in attendance at the host's podium, but someone showed up shortly. Service was pleasant, if not particularly professional. The food was quite good, attractively presented, not outstanding. This is in a hotel catering to mid-level tourists, not demanding New Yorkers. You could tell the difference.

PI
vipPedsIDDoc
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2011
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We used to go here a lot about 10 years ago. We always enjoyed the food and the service and it was the perfect place to eat before the theater. This time, big disappointment. Service was mediocre and we were largely ignored. The bar menu has more variety for small dishes and appetizers than the resaurant (although you can eat from both menus in the restaurant). We ate only small dishes. The gazpacho (a summer menu item) was good, but the Cesar salad was disappointingly tasteless. The calamari (bar menu) had too many batter pieces at the bottom of the serving bowl and the accompanying aioli tasted like Hellman's. The chili dipping sauce was the best of the 3. The drinks cost the same whether it was top shelf or not--boo!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from Flakron Gjikokaj. One of the best waiters we have been served by. Extremely professional and responsive. Also fun guy - added a lot to the general impression about the Above.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a good reliable standby for work lunches that is close to the office and reasonable. Service is generally pretty good although once in a while it does seem to take a while to get someone's attention or to get our food. If that could be improved, that would be of great help since most people coming here for lunch are trying to get back to work.

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Above is rated 3.1 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.