The Fox & Falcon
The Fox & Falcon serves up a clean, modern menu featuring familiar dishes, each anchored by in-season, locally-sourced ingredients, that shine under the tutelage of executive chef Matt Ruzga’s execution.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Very good reservation system. Great setting and ambiance. Had outdoor seating area with live music entertainment. Staff members were friendly and attentive. Limited items in the menu. I don't know about all the menu items but pertaining only to the ones we ordered, I would say food was OK. The grilled octopus appetizer was excellent but the pasta dishes (squid ink linguini and fettuccine dan dan style) were flavorful but were oily and salty. Priced too high for food quality.
Great food once more, the gnocchi were outstanding and the black squid ink tagliatelles were also amazing!
Good food, and very attentive service! The Saturday night karaoke was a pleasant surprise!
The food was of VERY poor quality and the service left much to be desired. We were not provided with a menu for a long time after being seated - then promptly rushed into ordering something. When the entree arrived an hour later(!) - the fish in the fish taco was undercooked, unseasoned and inedible and the chicken in the Nashville hot chicken sandwich was overcooked and practically burnt. DO NOT recommend at all.
small wine selection. i got the cacio de pepe and it was dry store bought pasta with pepper on it. after dinner we went next door and got quesadillas because we didn’t eat our meals.
I love fox and falcon. I go every Wednesday for trivia and dinner and it’s honestly something I look forward too every week! When I can’t go to trivia I try to make it there for dinner or a drink as I love it so much. The atmosphere is awesome and the staff is always attentive and nice even during times where it’s crazy busy. The food is excellent and they always have unique and delicious drinks as well.
My salad was delicious, service was great. We were eating in the outdoor patio, which was in a parking lot with a covered awning. Places are trying to "make do" obviously during covid times, but not much effort was made to spruce the parking lot up, so to speak. Food seemed quite expensive for what it was. My biggest complaint was the musac. There was loud music playing on a continuous loop, which was really annoying. Not likely to go back there anytime soon. I wish ABOVE was still open in SO.
Great food and atmosphere. The service is stellar. Always a good time at Fox and Falcon
Made a reservation for outdoor dining, they had a band that was so unbelievably loud I had a sore throat from yelling over the music all night. I’m 23 years old and love concerts and live music, but this music was just so loud it made the entire experience hard to sit through.
It then took 1 1/2 hours to get our main course, which wasn’t good to be honest. We aren’t food critics either, we’re young and usually aren’t easily bothered by this. And then by the end of the night our bill was $90! It is incredibly overpriced for the subpar outdoor ambience and food. We couldn’t believe how much we had to spend on the night.
What a gem of an establishment! Everything we ate was delicious but the SERVICE and CARE took things over the top. The owner is lovely. He made us feel as though we were in his home and the person serving--Ari--could not have been more gracious and attentive. Get the gnocchi, get the octopus. Take recommendations from the staff, they know what they are doing. I am so happy we went there after such a miserable week of hurricane clean up.
Staff was very welcoming and food was very good, I can’t wait to go back.
The food was REALLY incredible. EVERY DISH.
Service was beyond PERFECT.
Great experience. Last minute decision on the way to a show at SOPAC; will go there AGAIN for the food and service alone.
Food was good. The wait staff was in need of improvement and better training
Everything about this experience was wonderful. We were greeted warmly when we arrived and seated quickly. The young lady who take care of our table was OUTSTANDING. She was efficient, personable and knowledgeable. She also remembered all of our orders without writing them down which was super impressive. The food was superb. We ordered three appetizers - octopus, meatballs and jerk chicken wings - and it would honestly be impossible to choose which one was best. The entrees were delicious (squid ink pasta is to die for) and decently sized, and the cocktails were on point (I’m a sucker for an old fashioned and this one was made perfectly). I definitely recommend this spot and I look forward to going back soon!
That octopus app could've been grilled a bit more. The ambiance was super chilled, and the service was awesome.
My favorite local spot, never had a bad thing on the menu - friendly staff and guets too!
The service and ambiance were nice but the food was mixed. My app, the ricotta gnudi, was amazing. Unfortunately my entree, the filipini friend chicken, was disappointing. The chicken was overdone, hard to cut into and dry inside. Also was supposed to have green mango, but it had sweet mango and literally just a bite's worth.
Quite eclectic menu from Filipino fried chicken to squid ink pasta. The food was delicious and we will be back. I had the squid ink linguine with seafood.
The food was not worth the price but the place is really nice. My pasta wasn’t cooked all the way and neither was my husband’s. I want to go again to try their sandwiches. We had their fries and those were good!
Food was good, service was good however, almost ZERO COVID policies that were noted on Open Table were followed: almost no staff wore masks and in an almost empty restaurant with plenty of seating, another couple was sat at the table right next to us with not even a foot in between… there were two empty tables on the other side of us, so this made no sense… social distancing protocols are clearly not a concern! Go early if you want to avoid sitting too close to strangers!
We are outside under their tent - not the best ambiance, but given Covid, we appreciated that over being inside. The food was good (though the fish tacos could have had some more veggies to go with the fish - it was pretty much just fish, guac and a creamy sauce). Service was great - friendly waiters and prompt bar orders. Can’t speak about whether it was a good value, as fortunately my friend insisted on paying.
Owner David Massoni is incredible! I brought my friend here for dinner and asked him to choose our meal for us - he selected an incredible mix of apps, pastas and desserts to share. The cocktails were delicious and the service was stellar. Another super positive experience which keeps me coming back. I even brought 15 of my out of state colleagues here for an outdoor dinner a few weeks back and it was outstanding!
Best Restaurant in South Orange. Staff is always friendly and helpful. We always try something new from the menu and with out fail, delicious.
Excellent food and friendly vibe at the bar. One of our favorite spots in NJ
The wait to receive our food was ridiculous. We waited 51 minutes to receive our dessert and the server didn’t even apologize for the wait. The restaurant wasn’t even busy. Definitely will never return. The only bonus is that the drinks are cheap.
The fish tacos are awesome. Great fried chicken, fantastic falafel sandwich. The berry tart with ice cream is a great desert.
Service was great! Food is flavorful (almost too much). Jerk wings and corn ribs were my favs.
really wanted to like this place as the atmosphere is cool.. has so much potential. the menu SOUNDS amazing but oh my goodness was the food horrible, yet you're charged nyc prices. I mean absolutely insane.. 4 tiny meatballs that tasted awful for $18... there is a reason this was the only place with availability on a Saturday night! won't be back...
Server attentive. They allowed us to bring the dog. We were sat promptly. I just expected the food to be better. Just meh. The corn ribs were wonderful. The menu choices otherwise were just okay. Nothing special. I ordered the papaya salad and it was just okay. This place has potential but needs to work on the menu.
We had a wonderful experience. We were greeted and seated by the owner himself so we felt right at home right away. As vegan/vegetarians there were wonderful options on the menu. Our favorite being the corn ribs!! We even ordered a second order of them because we loved them so much! Service was friendly and not over attentive. Would definitely return and recommend! 😀
Food was delicious, waitstaff was attentive, can't say enough good things! Highly recommend!
The staff is very welcoming and helpful.
Food took long to serve
But our server is very nice and good Ashley
Service was slow and inefficient. Wait staff was nice but appeared to lack organizational skills and constantly forgot to bring the required plates or setup or spoon or drink without us having to repeatedly remind them.
Very creative pub menu. Excellent service, excellent food quality. Highly recommend this restaurant. A nice change after 2 unsuccessful restaurants previously in this location. They got it wrong, The Fox and Falcon got it right.
First time here and it was trivia night so it was a great way to just hang out, eat and enjoy the scene. I really thought the staff was chill and helpful and that made the cocktails and drinks even more tasty, imo. Good gets better, ykwim? So this place got better as the night went on, hence a 5 star review.
I think the food is great, ambiance and people are friendly.
The one slight mark I have against it is the speed of service. Again, the service is super friendly and I think it would round out the place if they had more servers or put in a process in place that would make for a quick turnaround on food and drinks. It did take quite a bit for the server to take our orders, then get our drinks, then our food which took about 2.5 hours by the time we're done.
Could've been a busy (Tuesday) night and perhaps not the norm - but if so I hope ownership will take this as welcome feedback because I very much intend to come back!
We were visiting friends for the weekend and decided to have a date night. This place is great. Nice bar - try the Rose spritzer. Their chicken sandwich is really good and my husband had a fabulous pasta dish. Will definitely return when we are back in the area.
We had an awesome waiter & entertainment was amazing
You can order delivery directly from The Fox & Falcon using the Order Online button. The Fox & Falcon also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Fox & Falcon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 419-6773.
The Fox & Falcon is rated 4.3 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.