The Fox & Falcon

4.3
355 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 355 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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anyasant
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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Mike
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, waitstaff was attentive, can't say enough good things! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff is very welcoming and helpful.

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BarbraC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food took long to serve

But our server is very nice and good Ashley

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TraceyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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vipDavidS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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goodstuff
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPaul
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RobinS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome waiter & entertainment was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Decided to try this out on a whim and booked an outdoor table. Very relaxed atmosphere, with the outdoor section set in the parking lot overlooking downtown, under a large tent. Service was very good... food had a great gastropub quality to it, and the cocktails were unique. Nice acoustic duo playing outside that evening. We will be back... definitely check this place out. The inside dining room looked lively too!

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jacobs
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, food was fantastic, lovely atmosphere

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FoodTraveler
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Falafel burger was surprisingly very good. I only wish they would make falafel patties instead of the falafel balls. The corn ribs is a very unique take and a must try. The flavors and technique were very good.

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viplibralynn
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was exceptional - some of the best ever had as far as macaroni and cheese and fresh catfish in the fish tacos. Service was also attentive and prompt. On the downside, there is a very limited choice of entrees (four). The prices were outrageous. Although the food was excellent, the ambiance is more like a grubhub and there were very loud, drunk soccer fans running around being incredibly loud. Not the place for expensive food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice time at F & F. Went for the first time (on a date) and my partner really enjoyed how classy it felt.
Food was VERY good, and the menu may not fit the taste of most, but we enjoyed ourselves.

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vipGolferGuy
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The restaurant has a limited menu. I struggled to find something to eat.

The food was good, but the prices are absurdly high. $20 for a falafel burger? $59 for a ribeye. $15 appetizer salads?. This is a bar.

Won’t see me back.

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WilR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, really a nice place to enjoy yourself.

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MenaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service and ambience were great. But the food was just OK. For the price , dinner should have been excellent and unfortunately it was not. If you are looking for a great drink and dessert then it’s fine. The table service was very good
The s’mores dessert was unbelievable but the dinner was not.

MB
vipMarkB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. Some great new dishes on the menu.

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vipBonbon
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I was outside next to the parking lot. So no great ambiance. The food was ok. Limited menu.

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Emily91
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Fox and Falcon - great food and great service always! And very accommodating for our little ones too!

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Justine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fox & Falcon is a local gem: beautiful and cool vibe, incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful owner and staff, and the food is amazing…always fresh, a small menu (so you know each dish is good), and changed up regularly. I had the best fish tacos of my life last night (and I’ve eaten a LOT of fish tacos!) This is a restaurant dedicated to giving its customers a stellar experience, every single time. A must visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big and lots of tables to pick , two bars and great food . The service was great, we went on a busy time and they still took great care of us

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vipacahn
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Terrific service, good drinks, great appetizers (corn ribs and asparagus were standouts; the wings are meh; Cesar salad fine) burger and falafel sandwiches were dry/overcooked. Noise level after 730 pm is exhausting. You will be shouting to be heard at a table for 4; please F&F do something about the soundproofing!

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KristineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great menu, great ambiance. Also kid-friendly

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Swanie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect! From the minute we were greeted at check in to the moment we left. Service was great. Menu was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Thank you:)

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viplowvision
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We picked this location based on positive reviews. As it is primarily a bar, it is most likely that the reviewers were commenting on the alcohol or under the influence of it. We ordered sandwiches and salads. The chicken was way over-cooked on the sandwiches and nearly noticeable on the salad. At $20/piece for each entree, this was a very expensive meal when added on with $9 for a side of fries!

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vipKOEnglish
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We really want to support local businesses and love the location of this restaurant, but it took a bit to be acknowledged to be seated and our drinks took over half an hour to come. We intended to order an appetizer, but at that point we just needed to go straight to ordering entrees.
The fish tacos seemed promising, but it was a massive piece of fish wrapped in banana leaves that turned into a mess to eat between charred leaves and the juices. I could have used less fish and more crunch from a salsa.
My husband liked his falafel burger a lot though and the fries were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was loud and the service was incredibly slow. The server was very nice but I put on the reservation that it was a special occasion and we got seated next to the bar and bathroom. Each course took forever to arrive with no explanation. Overall I was disappointed.

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vipOceanStar9
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dinner, drinks, and service!

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lizz
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food is always above average here, but the service is always, always really bad. Just so, so slow. We were literally there when they opened yesterday (zero other tables) and it still took them a full hour+ to get our apps out. Happens every single time. Doesn't seem to be the server's fault, cant figure out why they cant get it together. We're going to stop patronizing these guys, unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, great service, just not a fan of the torches they burn outside, they’re smelly and the ashes fly all over.

CM
ClaireM
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My staff and I had a wonderful time playing trivia and eating good food in a nice friendly atmosphere

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vipA2Z928
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here after a day celebrating our friends engagement.

The scallops appetizer was amazing! Their team were attentive, live music set a wonderful vibe.

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vipAnthT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Filipino Chicken. Trust me on this one.

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JeanB
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a moms night out! There where 8 of us! We had a ball. The fish tacos are out of this world! We will definitely be back! Lovely chill vibe. Service was excellent.

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Stephanie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great eats at the Fox and Falcon. I sat downstairs for the first time ever and the service was excellent as always. It was Trivia Night so outside was a party! The menu changes a few times a year which keeps the ingredients fresh. Love this place. Great stop for a meal, drink and just all around good vibes

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Njfoodgirl
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Cute looking place. Milton, our sever was great. The food was not. Everything tasted stale. Like leftovers that has been sitting too long. The fries tasted like freezer burn, etc.

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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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 419-6773.

The Fox & Falcon is rated 4.3 stars by 355 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 bookings at the moment.