Review: United Airlines Classified Restaurant – Newark Liberty International Airport

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Review: United Club – Logan International Airport
Review: United Airlines (777-200) Business Class Newark to Beijing
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Review: Singapore Airlines (777-300ER) Business Class Beijing to Singapore
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Review: American Express Centurion Lounge – San Francisco International Airport
Review: United Airlines (757-200) First Class San Francisco to Newark
Review: United Airlines Classified Restaurant – Newark Liberty International Airport
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After my long layover in Newark, I was so tired. The effect of this trip on my body was being felt. I wanted to visit every lounge, hotel, or restaurant as possible (as you can tell about the lengthy trip report) on this journey. United Airlines opened Classified Restaurant in August 2017 inside of Newark’s Terminal C. It is billed as an ‘invite only’ restaurant, but I was able to make a reservation through their website with no issues. I made the first available reservation (0500) because I had a flight to Boston that would be boarding at 0530.

As I made my way to the restaurant, I passed Tsukiji Fish Market. Fresh fish is supposedly flown daily from the original Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. I do not know the accuracy of that, but I definitely wanted to give it a try, but it was closed.

Classified Restaurant Newark
Tsukiji Fishroom Newark

Classified is located inside of Saison restaurant. I informed the staff that I made a reservation for Classified. Since I was a bit early, they asked me to have a seat.

Classified Restaurant Newark
Saison Café Newark

After a few minutes, Greg came by to introduce himself and escort me into the restaurant.

Classified Restaurant Newark
Classified Restaurant Newark

My initial thoughts was that the Classified was very dark, granted it was 0500. As you will see in the pictures below, the backlighting on the ordering devices was very bright. I took a video to provide a better idea of the restaurant’s layout:

We walked down a long halfway that dead end at the restrooms.

Classified Restaurant Newark
Hallway to Classified
Classified Restaurant Newark
Classified Restaurant Newark Restroom
Classified Restaurant Newark
Classified Restaurant Newark Restroom

The main area of Classified was straight ahead, it is a very small space.

Greg allowed me to choose a table. I then told him of my time constraints and the need to have something quickly so that I could make my flight. He assured me that the bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich would do the trick. I thanked him for the suggestion and began to take pictures of the seating. All of the tables could seat two guests, but the space could accommodate a larger group if needed.

Classified Restaurant Newark
Classified Restaurant Newark Seating
Classified Restaurant Newark
Classified Restaurant Newark Seating
Classified Restaurant Newark
Classified Restaurant Newark Seating
Classified Restaurant Newark
Classified Restaurant Newark Seating
Classified Restaurant Newark
Classified Restaurant Newark Seating
Classified Restaurant Newark
Classified Restaurant Newark Seating
Classified Restaurant Newark
Classified Restaurant Newark Seating
Classified Restaurant Newark
Classified Restaurant Newark

The food arrived a few minutes later. The sandwich was really good. The bun was fresh, while the bacon was crisp, and the egg fluffy.

Classified Restaurant Newark
Classified Newark Breakfast Sandwich

Greg and I chatted about my trip for a few minutes. I told him about this hobby of mine and he asked if I had time for a surprise. Sure??? He came back with this a few minutes later. Wow!

Classified Restaurant Newark
Phillips Loop Cappuccino

Final Word

Classified lived up to the hype for me. Eating at a restaurant, inside of a restaurant felt exclusive. Greg and his team did a great job with the cappuccino. The only negative thing that I could say is the space is on the small side. However, if you are traveling by yourself, it is more than adequate. I cannot to visit Classified again.

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