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The Fox & Falcon, South Orange, NJ

The Fox & Falcon

4.3
4.3
492 Reviews
$30 and under
American
In the heart of downtown South Orange you’ll find The Fox & Falcon, a culinary destination in the vibrant food scene of Essex County. Led by renowned restaurateur David Massoni and his team, embodying the diversity and uniqueness of SOMA (South Orange/Maplewood), The Fox & Falcon is a warm and inviting environment to gather over great food and drink.

The Fox & Falcon’s contemporary American menu offers time-honored classics alongside the subtle reinventions of new American cuisine, resulting in an approachable menu of bold and exciting dishes where the purity of ingredients and flavors shine. Executive Chef Kristopher Welz holds steadfast to The Fox & Falcon’s mission to keep it simple. By gently applying the skill and knowledge gained from his experience, he respects the nostalgia and the comforting ‘warm embrace’ that classics provide to his guests.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Midday Menu Tue–Sat 3:30 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 419-6773

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kristopher Welz

  • Neighborhood

    South Orange

  • Cross street

    1st Street

  • Parking details

    Parking is free after 6pm and free all day Sunday.

  • Public transit

    directly across from the South Orange train station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 492 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Unfortunately the service was below par and the restaurant was much too noisy to have a conversation without yelling across the table. After taking our order we didn’t see our server till we’ll after we finished with our meal—which was missing side items. We tried flagging server down but with not much success since we were in a back corner that apparently gets forgotten. I finally got up and had to ask another staff member to send our server to our table with the check so we could be done with the unpleasant dining experience.
  2. JB

    JoeB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding. Food and service very good. Convenient to SOPAC.
  3. h

    hair303

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Went to Fox on a recommendation. Food was good and our server was good, however we were seated right behind the servers station so I was continuously being bumped and walked behind the entire time. Not the best spot to sit but we had a large group. The food took extremely long to come out of the kitchen and our apps and entrees all came out at the same time. Kind of defeated the purpose so we didn't get to get the apps as we should and now our table was full of food and plates. Our server apologized but its not her fault. Our dessert came out incorrectly but at this point we were going to leave so I threw the towel in. Experience could have been better if we were seated in a different location and if the food didnt come out so slowly and at once. Drinks took a long time too. I am ok if we never go back.
  4. AH

    AmandaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite spot in South Orange/Maplewood. Excellent food and staff with loads of events (Karaoke, Trivia, Live Music) throughout the week.
  5. S

    Stanz

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    120.00 with tip for a burger, 1 appetizer and a pasta dish is way out of line especially since the pasta dish was horrible. The burger was good but nowhere worth the price. The server kept disappearing. Wish I had gone elsewhere
  6. JC

    JCap

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Great food and beverage selection with a classic tavern ambiance.
  7. RR

    RobR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great food, amazing cocktails and good fun atmosphere.
  8. KO

    KatherineO

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The menu too limited. Flies were all over our food.
  9. A

    Ayokunle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Dangerously poor meals for a party of 3. Only saving grace was the decent Gin and Tonic.
  10. MA

    MACH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The falafel burger and spicy chicken sandwich were both dry and had very little flavor. Food was overpriced for the quality.
  11. j

    joni

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing
  12. LB

    LizBNJ

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Eclectic menu, made easier to navigate thanks to a very helpful waitress who's opinions of what was great were spot-on. We had a few snafu's with timing of dishes coming out, but the staff was more than appropriately apologetic and helpful in remedying. Warm and inviting dining room and staff all around, delish food.
  13. JY

    JoannaY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were so good. Waiter was perfect in every way.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    The margarita was awful. The burger bun was stale. I’ve been here many times and have always enjoyed it. Not today.
  15. EG

    ElsaG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fox and Falcon is one of my favorite places. Date night or a night with friends. It’s always perfect.
  16. R

    Reeester

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just amazing!
  17. LW

    LillieW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    If the food was as good as the atmosphere for the money that you pay for appetizers and sides is ridiculous you can not order from the main menu if you come before 5pm the jerk chicken was horrible it wasn't cooked all the way through and the meatball appetizer five small meatballs I understand it's an appetizer but for what you're charging please never again
  18. d

    duck17

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    After a slow start, service improved dramatically. Food and drinks were very good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Dan Dan noodles were fantastic, absolutely amazing. Everything overall was good but the Nashville hot chicken sandwich did not have any spice to it- our entire group was very excited to try it and very disappointed after having it.
  20. SB

    SarahB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We went for date night. It was too loud for conversation, the wines by the glass were limited and the service was slow from the bar. The food was flavorful and had healthy options but was an odd mix of mostly carb heavy main dishes. I’d go again for a drink from the bar but I wouldn’t recommend it for date night.
  21. LB

    LisaB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Some meals were great. Others not so much. But overall a good place to get together in south orange
  22. B

    Bean

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot! Amazing food - eclectic menu. Be patient with service but otherwise great.
  23. O

    Omnomnom

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I came here with my family for Easter. I considered several options, but selected this restaurant because of its menu and location. Some of my family members are vegetarians, so I needed a menu that would accommodate them The first thing I noticed was that the restaurant was nice and clean. I've probably seen too many restaurant improvement shows, but I always check for that. The staff was friendly. We were seated right away. The waitress was very helpful and answered our questions about the menu. Everyone liked their dish. My sister needed a substitution and the kitchen accommodated her. The bananas foster pancakes were very delicious. I did not get any drinks but they did look fun. I would definitely come back.
  24. NJ

    New2Jersey

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Fox and falcon is an upsacale pub. Inspired American food. However, their acoustics and sound system continue to be horrible. During trivia on Wednesday’s it’s deafeningly loud but inaudible so you get loudness without even hearing what is actually being said. I think the sound system was not designed to handle the level of sound being played. This has been an issue for some time now. Place is great and fun otherwise and we keep coming back despite the noise.
  25. KJ

    KimberlyJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere inside the restaurant, menu offered a decent selection of food items. Food was excellent!
  26. BS

    BernieS

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place. Excellent staff. Very good food. Like it.
  27. KM

    KhalaniM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    The drinks were basic. The shrimp scampi and falafel sandwich weren’t anything to write home about. The ambiance was nice considering the low lighting and decor, but the music just wasn’t a preference of mine.
  28. ST

    StevenT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was solid and service was good. They got us out in time for a show at SOPAC as requested. My only issue is the cost of the pork chop. It was tasty, but was not truly a dish for two, and was seriously overpriced at $48.00. Menu said 30 ounces, which it couldn't have been. The size of the dish should be increased so it truly could be shared as a main course, or the price reduced to reflect that it is a dish for one.
  29. f

    funtimes

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    It was just ok, nothing outstanding about it!
  30. S

    Serg

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The cheeseboard is definitely a must have! I got the falafel burger as an entrée, the fries were delicious and the pickled veggies that came with it had a good bite. We went on a busy day and it can get pretty loud.
  31. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I found this place as a random suggestion when looking for a restaurant in the area. I booked it based on the name alone. The gamble was worth it! The menu is short and eclectic, which was nice instead of getting overwhelmed by all of the options. I had the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich which was great the Aioli and pickles were the perfect things to add. The chicken was well made and kept its crunch without getting soggy. My date had the Falafel burger which was absolutely incredible. The fry on the falafel was perfect and it was not dried out. The sauce was also the perfect compliment. My only complaint was that the service was a little slow, and it was very loud inside. There were quite a few larger parties so I do understand that noise is dependent on then crowds.
  32. C

    Comfortador

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am kicking myself for not coming here sooner! We had a lovely time celebrating our anniversary here. We each got a cocktail, split an appetizer, and got an entree each--I tried the chicken sandwich and my wife had the soba noodles, and both were delicious. The restaurant was quiet on a Thursday for lunch so we had our pick of places to sit. Our server was attentive and friendly, and everything came out quickly. We will have to return to try other items on the menu--everything sounded delicious.
  33. JC

    JonCheese

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly… I can’t recommend Fox & Falcon more. It’s my go to place when we are going out, whether it’s just a date night with my wife or if we are meeting up with other couples or just out to get a drink. The food, drinks, service, atmosphere and good vibes are all 5 stars.
  34. LL

    LilaL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We rarely eat out on a weeknight, but it was St. Patrick's Day and we thought the Fox and Falcon would be fun for the family. It definitely was. There was live music playing and the menu featured some St Paddy's Specials. My husband took a chance and ordered the grilled cabbage - it was delicious! I wish I had ordered it, but was very happy with my vegetarian rice bowl. It had just the right amount of spice. My daughter had the soba noodle bowl with spare ribs and we all had food envy after taking a bite of the ribs. They were so tender and flavorful. The service was a wee bit slow (cocktails arrived at same time as dinner), but it is a drinking kind of holiday and the bar was crowded; however, the staff was super nice. The owner, as always, was friendly and welcoming. It's truly got a "Cheers" vibe to it and definitely a favorite spot for us.
  35. L

    Lucy

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food, lovely setting, service is somewhat amateur/inconsistent, likely due to covid-related labor shortages.
  36. p

    pegnjim

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Loved the bagpipers!! We will be sure to return!
  37. RR

    RobR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was terrific as usual. The drinks and ambiance rock.
  38. KD

    KikiD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Good drinks, service, and environment however my party wasn’t thrilled with their food.
  39. r

    rachelh

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the unique menu and interior of the restaurant! Everything was delicious from the baba ghanoush to the fettuccine “dan dan” style.
  40. A

    Andrew

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Fries were just okay. Ambiance/vibe is fantastic.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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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 492 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Fox & Falcon

19 Valley St South Orange, NJ 07079

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st Street

  • Neighborhood

    South Orange

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Midday Menu Tue–Sat 3:30 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is free after 6pm and free all day Sunday.

  • Public transit

    directly across from the South Orange train station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kristopher Welz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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