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A couple months ago United opened up an exclusive invitation-only 36 seat restaurant called Classified in Newark’s Terminal C. The sent out invitations to a “classified” list of United flyers informing them of the new restaurant and inviting them to make a reservation. I was not on that list. Of course not being invited only makes you want to go more, so I was at least a little bummed when I tried to make a reservation on their website on a recent trip through Newark and couldn’t get in. We settled for pizza and salad in the terminal instead.
On a whim, I tried again today since my husband goes through Newark with some regularity, and voila both he and I now make the Classified cut and can log-in to make reservations at will! In fact, reservations look very available in my test searches. If you are like us and weren’t cool enough to make Classified reservations before, give it a try again now and see how it works out.
Classified is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with service starting bright and early at 5AM. While it purposefully isn’t well-signed, it is located in the back of Saison near Gate 120 in Terminal C.
The food isn’t cheap, but if you read this post from Zach at The Points Guy it looks pretty good considering it is in an airport. By NYC price standards, it doesn’t seem horribly priced, especially with the 20% discount you can get by having a United co-branded credit card and scanning your United boarding pass.
Some Classified Menu items include:
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich $12.50
Soft Egg, Sundried Tomato Spread, Country Bacon, Parmigiano Reggiano
BYO Omelette $7.00
Three Farm Fresh Eggs, Choice Of Toppings, Breakfast Potatoes, Toast
Half Dozen East Coast Oysters $18.00
Classic Mignonette, Horseradish, Lemon
Tuna Club $16.00
Seared Tuna, Double-Cut Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Basil, Multi-Grain Bread
Lobster Roll $23.00
Mâche, Oven-Dried Tomato, Chive Aioli, Brioche Roll
If you wanted to go all out you could get the 42-ounce surf and turf meal of Tomohawk Ribeye & Chili Lobster for $134.00. I’m pretty sure that is more than enough to share! The drink menu also looks quite impressive, as do the airplane views and the two private bathrooms for the restaurant. Heck, that alone is worth something in a busy terminal!
Children are permitted at Classified and they do have a children’s menu upon request, though this seems like the sort of joint where it may be stressful to bring any kiddos that aren’t on their best behavior.
I went ahead and made Josh a reservation for the next time he is scheduled to head through Newark. There’s no penalty if you can’t keep your reservation or you can email reservations at classifiedewr.com if you are running late to try and adjust the time. If it works out, I think he may enjoy a nice quiet meal before flying home as opposed to his usual buy-on-board United cheeseburger.
I’d love to know your thoughts on Classified if you have eaten there or tried to log-on and make a reservation!
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