The Fox & Falcon

4.3
392 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the heart of South Orange resides The Fox & Falcon, the latest project of renowned restaurateur and South Orange resident David Massoni, featuring elevated American cuisine and artisanal cocktails in an inviting and open atmosphere.

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.

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
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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vipJanelleS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent. The host was super friendly and accommodating and our waitress was very attentive and helpful. The menu isn’t very extensive and the food is ok but the staff made up for it. Definitely a great Friday/Saturday night spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

All the food we ordered and received was, at least, very good. Much of it was excellent.

Service was odd. The server who introduced herself as taking care of us also for away as quickly as she could even though I pointed out that my wife was literally steps away from the table returning from the restroom. After that we hardly saw her and placed orders with other servers.

We were somewhat astonished by the lack of number and variety of entrées, and we couldn't make the cost make sense. Starters were numerous and interesting (and also expensive), but entrées were a burger, a "Nashville Hot" chicken sandwich, a falafel sandwich (all the above $20), two pastas (both $25), udon ($27-$42, depending on what you might add), vegan rice bowl ($26), fish tacos ($28), and a $59 ribeye. We could not make that make sense under the circumstances.

We ended up spending about $100 on 3 appetizers, 2 beers, and a side of broccoli rabe (including tip, even though service was odd, as noted). We left, went next door to the Ethiopian place and had a magnificent meal for half the price (and no odd service).

I'll come back for beers and cocktails, but I'm not staying for dinner.

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Gary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The decor and ambience at the Fox & Falcon is outstanding. It's such a great place for any occasion whether you want to chill out or get a little wild. The menu options are fantastic. My wife and I ordered the cheese board, Nashville Hot Chicken and the Cavatelli. They were all delicious. Our server was as sweet and nice as can be. It was the same for the rest of the staff. We designated this place as our new go-to for a night out before we finished our meal.

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vipCarlosDC
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came into town for a musical event and decided to have a late night dinner with the wife and kids. It was our first time but it will not be the last time. The food was outstanding, The help were awesome and the karaoke was very entertaining. We started with the cheese toast. We have never had anything like it and it blew our minds. For dinner I had the Hot Soba Noodles and the wife had the Nashville chicken sandwich. A great bottle of wine paired perfectly with the meal. I never write reviews. Fox and Falcon deserves the five stars.

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vipmayday
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! I was pleasantly surprised to see a couple of Mocktail choices as someone who looks for non-alcoholic drinks. The appetizers were delicious. The steak was cooked perfectly and my friend really enjoyed her Dan Dan pasta. The s’mores brownie was perfect way to finish:)

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JaysonMiller
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was ok. Heavily spiced and a lot of the dishes aren't adaptable.

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vipjanetb
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good covered area for outdoor dining. Falafel burger was delicious. Burgers a bit ovedone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ll definitely be back. Drinks and food were amazing!

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ddimac
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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vipMatt
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food once more, the gnocchi were outstanding and the black squid ink tagliatelles were also amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, and very attentive service! The Saturday night karaoke was a pleasant surprise!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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.

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vipKellyC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Lola
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

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.

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Anniedee
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. The service is stellar. Always a good time at Fox and Falcon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

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.

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vipDara
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Malouka
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very welcoming and food was very good, I can’t wait to go back.

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MITCHELLC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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dgilgallon
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good. The wait staff was in need of improvement and better training

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vipJennifer
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ElmerV
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

That octopus app could've been grilled a bit more. The ambiance was super chilled, and the service was awesome.

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njcrash
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite local spot, never had a bad thing on the menu - friendly staff and guets too!

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viplaura
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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vipFilonaL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Cera
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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!

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DouglasW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in South Orange. Staff is always friendly and helpful. We always try something new from the menu and with out fail, delicious.

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Kelvin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly vibe at the bar. One of our favorite spots in NJ

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

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.

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vipDavidS
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The fish tacos are awesome. Great fried chicken, fantastic falafel sandwich. The berry tart with ice cream is a great desert.

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UMichDadfromNJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food is flavorful (almost too much). Jerk wings and corn ribs were my favs.

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anyasant
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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...

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Jacksterjafster62
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

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LisaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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! 😀

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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 392 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.