The Fox & Falcon

4.4
431 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the heart of downtown South Orange, you’ll find The Fox & Falcon, a culinary destination for the emerging food scene of Essex County, in which renowned restauranteur David Massoni has found a home. Embodying the diversity and uniqueness of SOMA (South Orange/Maplewood), The Fox & Falcon delivers to all guests a warm and inviting environment in which to gather and with passionate, caring individuals at the helm.

The Fox & Falcon’s elevated contemporary American menu reflects a continual reinvention of classic and new American cuisine, resulting in approachable, yet bold and exciting dishes where the purity of its ingredients and flavor profiles shine. Executive Chef Ruby Curtis-Felix holds steadfast in The Fox & Falcon’s plight to keeping it simple, utilizing an array of culinary traditions from near and afar to transform each dish, while honoring the nostalgia and the comforting ‘warm embrace’ the classic provides.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 431 people are saying
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leahc
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This hip pub-like restaurant was a great place to go on a Sunday night with a teenage son. Jerk wings were great, so was the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwith with hand-cut fries. Even the Ceaser salad was good! The topper was the skillet cinnamon bun for dessert. A great meal in a place with a great vibe. We will go back.

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magoosmom
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My first time here and was pleased. Multiple rooms allow for different vibes. Bar looked like a fun place to hang. We ordered appetizers to share. Wedge salad was very good. Cheese board was okay but I’ve found most restaurants don’t know how to do a good cheese board with enough variety. The baba ganoush had a bitter aftertaste but was palatable. Was a fun night with friends away from our normal haunts. Will return

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vipQ2onthetown
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great space but a small menu.

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MarcH
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. One of the best places in the area!

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babs
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here…. The ambiance is so nice and the staff is so wonderful and welcoming. Our drinks and food were delicious. Will go back again soon …

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Dave
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food menu is pretty limited. There are more app choices than entrees. The food is ok, not awful but nothing great. The wedge salad has a different vibe and not classic blue cheese dressing but it was fine. Chicken sandwich a little well done. Cauliflower app not good, switched to Mac and cheese which is good. Fries are fair. Drink, wine and beer menu is extensive so props for that. It’s more of a bar and apps place than restaurant but it’s fine in a pinch. Just not that impressed. Staff super friendly so the service is actually really good. I wish them the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food & service both good, but prices are high for what the food & atmosphere is. The music was too loud - restaurant is in same open space as the bar. I gave this place a 2nd chance, but I’m still not convinced.

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vipkop32
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice bar. Limited menu. Overpriced

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IsabelB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is amazing as always. The food delicious. Thank you

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Nice place, the over-priced dull menu and service left much to be desired upsetting for the $100 spent for a mediocre experience

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JoeC
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with the family. Fish tacos are amazing as the catfish is cooked beautifully in the banana leaf.

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Would I recommend The Fox & Falcon? That’s unfortunately an easy ‘No’ but it would come with highlights where you could make your own decision.

I visited for NYE while they had a 4 course pre fixe menu and the value just wasn’t there. Portions were extremely small and the ambiance just didn’t provide for a relaxing meal. The food that did coke was mostly delicious (apart from the steak being way over salted). The restaurant needs to figure out what it is if it wants to charge $300 for a meal for two while having football games going on and being the loudest establishment I’ve ever been in.

Our server was great but the restaurant just didn’t live up to its spot on the top NJ restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Disappointed in service and food.

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AndreaW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had a 6:30p reservation, we were running a little late. Their focus was all about getting an order in before the kitchen closed at 7p. This was a birthday dinner. When it came time to order dessert, only 1 of 6 or 7 options was available because the kitchen was closed. I'm sorry to say the whole experience was disappointing. We were really looking forward the special dinner out.

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ElsaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in to watch a game. Sat at the bar. Had fabulous drinks,a few starters and then dinner. It was perfect.

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ClaireM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always. Food was delicious and everyone in our party was more than satisfied

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great spot. Friendly and welcoming staff. The ambience was homey and warm with a nice touch of elegance. Unfortunately, the food was not to my taste. I prefer more flavorful foods. The seasoning was very mild on the dishes we chose and it was a bit pricey for the overall quality and presentation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really warm, welcoming, yet refined space. The menu is thoughtful, and the food was really well executed.

I really appreciate their beverage program. Great cocktail and wine list. Both by the glass and bottle list are good for hidden Gems at approachable price points as well as benchmark producers of high quality for those with a taste for high-end.

Tight service standards but welcoming and friendly staff really rounded out a special meal. Very well done

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JayC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved for a family gathering. Food is excellent. Service is first class. Overall, my family enjoyed a complete, top notch dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is good, but not amazing. Service is great, and attentive. Noise in the restaurant is too much. Screaming Kids mixes with a too loud bar/live band. Even in a booth we couldn’t here what each other way saying.

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Joeltee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding South Orange establishment always consistent, vibey and delicious

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GurkaranG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

good place and decent food and good drink selection

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Random pick for brunch and so happy we found it. Great food, drinks and service. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great discovery! We’ll be back!!!

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TaniaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always excellent service, food drinks everything is perfect!! Good job Fox and Falcon ❤️

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food was good but it took an incredibly long time to come and when One dish was so spicy that my niece spit out the first bite, to get her second order took absolutely forever. The servers were all very nice, The place was not crowded, so I’m not sure what took so long with the orders. Also, this server should warn people if they order the apple pie how long a wait that will be as well. We were later informed they started from scratch. The food was overpriced. Lunch for two including tip was $87! I did enjoy my vegan rice bowl, but I would’ve appreciated some protein being on there as well. Rice and vegetables was $27. I did appreciate the fireplace and that all the people we interacted with were nice and helpful, even if rather inattentive. I will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Those wings were ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! Sorry, not sorry! I REPEAT TERRIBLE!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding. Fresh, unique and bold flavors. I love it every time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar people. Great spot. Great food.

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vipzasn01
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great local restaurant with friendly staff. Good drinks and great food. There is nothing more you can ask for. Enjoyed a meeting of men at this restaurant. The bar is large enough to gather and talk.

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vipramchatham
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cheerful, neighborhood pub in an airy atmosphere with great staff.

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EricL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific! A great experience and will recommend to all!

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IsabelB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Every time we go we enjoy the food that is amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Was forced to sit in back with 3 tables of kids. Not fun

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Menu was very limited. Need more variety.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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MeredithD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've never had a bad experience at Fox & Falcon. The new soba noodles were excellent as were the cocktails, service and ambiance. Our go-to date night spot

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vipVLoBlount
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Caesar salad was phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The food was ordinary at best and the service, while friendly, was not good. We were served appetizers to share without utensils, plates or napkins. Our entrees came out at very different times—leaving some of members of our party waiting for their food while others began eating. We wanted dessert but were presented with the check without being asked if we wanted anything else. One entree was too spicy to eat. Another (the falafel burger) was baked to a burnt crisp. Very disappointing.

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vipKristaM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with our son who goes to college nearby. Sat next to the bar in the snug. Ambiance is great and food and cocktails were delicious.

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 431 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.