Dopo East
Dopo East

Dopo East

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dopoeast.com/
  • Phone: 6464846548x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday -Sunday : 12:00pm to 4:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Dinner Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch on Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can provide a full Catering service, please inquire within
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two private rooms. The Main floor can accommodate 74 guests and the Prive` Room can seat 20 guests in a total private area with private access from the street.
    The private room is equipped with a screen projector, Wi-Fi, audio system. Book your party of 12 or more by September 30 and you will receive a 10% discount.
  • Private Party Contact: Gianni Onofri 646-484-6548x
  • Entertainment: Piano player Friday and Saturday
  • Special Events: Enjoy your Lunch on our indoor covered garden. In addition to our regular menu, we offer a Lunch Pre-fix menu at $ 24.50.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 1st & 2nd
  • Public Transit: Bus Crosstown and Subway on Lexington 62nd
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Garage on 62nd street between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave and another garage on 62nd street between 1st Ave and York Ave.
    Sunday parking available on the street, no meter.
A word from Dopo East
Traditional Italian restaurant located in the Upper East Side.
Private Garden.
We do delivery and pick-up. Please check the web site www.dopoeast.com
to see the menu.
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Dopo East reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)great for outdoor dining (9)romantic (8)fit for foodies (6)special occasion (6)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)good for groups (2)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Fine dining experience
    jnadieVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went with another couple and we were all very pleased with everything. The menu was diverse and the food was very fresh and well seasoned. Don't miss the ethereal tiramisu - the best I've ever tasted. We're even thinking of booking Dopo East for our annual book club dining event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food very disappointing
    BorisAndDiana
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Picked this place from a Gilt City deal. Was my 1st time using that & 1st time @this place. Food pic's were awesome looking & def why I chose the place. Was taking my friend out for a thank you dinner & I could not have been more embarrassed & disappointed w/quality & taste of food. Before order was taken, they served cold, hard, stale bread. Deal was restaurant-week style. AppetiEr salad was prob the best part of the dinner. I ordered the seared tuna entree...was a huge piece (great!) but overly seared & veggies served w/it had an odd taste...definitely not fresh. Dessert was shared & basically pre-packaged stale creme puff cut in 1/2 w/ice cream in the middle & poor grade chocolate syrup drizzled over it. Not going to risk a 2nd visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food with a nice sound
    nyweitzmanVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food and service is very enjoyable. But I love and added ambience of the piano and voice. It makes the meal every time. Con the single glass wine pours look light or us a smaller glass. The wait staff us very responsive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like al fresco dinner in Provence
    joannaVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is an upper east side gem. The food is delicious Italian (i've had a few of the pastas and the salads, all were top notch) and the ambiance is a delight. Specifically i'm talking about the back garden, which feels like a private paradise whether all the tables are full or you're the only ones out there. Perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • B Rod NY
    BRod
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The back patio was a quiet, beautiful escape from the pace of the city. The food and service were great, especially the homemade breads and croissants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dopo East is definitely A-list Italian food, and we say this as people who have high standards for the quality of burrata in Tuscany. The entrees were fresh and piquant (we ordered on the seafood side); the salads were bright and tasty; and to our great surprise and delight, the piano/vocalist duo were at once accomplished and unobtrusive. All in all, a wonderful place for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very classy place!!
    lethal
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food and atmosphere were wonderful..................The place is great too if you are into healthy eating.........It however is pricey but you get what you pay for.......
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful surprise
    Eatoutinnyc
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    On an unattractive city street, I walked by a gem of a restaurant. My husband and I decided to eat there the same evening. Though not busy (a Tuesday), the food was excellent. My husband ordered Bronzina which he raved about. We both had fingerling potatoes as accompaniments, and they were mouthwatering delicious, as was the side of spinach. The service was first rate, and I loved the art on the walls and the aesthetics of the restaurant. A great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 114 reviews are from the Dopo East reviews archive.
  • OK but a bit Disappointing
    gws58VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The problem with a fantastic first experience at a restaurant is having a second one! I was here once and we had a terrific meal and the chef came out to talk with us. I told all my "foodie friends" about it and our group ate here recently ordering several dishes to share so that we could get a an overall "flavor" of the menu.The best thing was the risotto di mare with lovely grilled shrimp but the mark with missed with other offerings including a veal picatta that was too lemony and served with broccoli florets that surely came of a freezer bag. I would give it another shot this summer as it has a lovely garden and is nice place but they need to get that chef back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Place
    DrFoodie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great service and Italian food! Used a gilt city coupon and had a great salad and dinner meal!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RESTAURANT IN TRANSITION
    ShellyS38VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This charming neighborhood gem is undergoing a transformation. New management is undertaking a look at how to make this a really fine restaurant. presently it is disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JushVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Cosy place with excellent quality food, and lovely relaxed but upmarket ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service, Quality and Wine!
    LMDNEWYORKER
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We were done with out appetizer before we got water & then later were finally served our wine. Squid ink gnocchi w/shrimp, no taste, mushy & only 2 shrimp. Shrimp, asparagus & tomato w/pasta lacked sauce for pasta & no flavor. Everything needed salt. Waiter served wine, never seen him again. $55 bottle of wine had severe sediment & should have been decanted before serving. It is expected from 10 year not 2, improper storage. Brought to their attention, said couldn't do anything about it & the manager then continued talking about us very loudly in front of other customers he didn't realize I was waiting for the restroom and heard him. Very rude! Bill for 4 was $300+ & still needed to eat after leaving! Avoid this place
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    Tante
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    A great local find, menu balanced, excellent presentation and most important delicious. I will return soon and tell my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood chic
    PJfoodie
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Wonderful ambience and friendly competent service, never pushy, attractive for the value - excellent food and good wine at a reasonable price in a lovely atmosphere. Only downside is the somewhat obscure location in mid block.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CACOPHONY! PANDEMONIUM! HULLABALOO!
    WoodyVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    If it wasn't for the EXTREME noise level, this would restaurant would be a favorite. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was sensational. It's small, but the tables are not right on top of each other and so gives the first impression that you will by enjoying an intimate dinner. Guess again. I can't overstate how LOUD this restaurant is. My date and I sat right next to each other and we could barely hold a conversation. As much as we enjoyed every other aspect of this little gem, we will not return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We got to the restaurant and
    mlll
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We got to the restaurant and it was closed. Open table should not have allowed us to make a reservation
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The pasta dishes vary in size
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The pasta dishes vary in size according to its shape, generous spaghetti or linguine, skimpy gnocchi and panzerotti. The last one was served so cold I never questioned till the end whether is was a summer dish. It wasn't ! Noise level prohibits conversing or enjoying the beautiful piano music.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & service. Fancy.
    gxxr
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We came with a group and asked for a quiet table. There was a lady singing the whole evening, which was certainly a pleasure, yet unexpected and just a tiny bit too loud for the quiet table. The wine was excellent (except the one we returned. No problem). The food was all excellent, except the strudel desert. Overall it was a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service
    Dkd726VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The only thing that I wasn't expecting was the piano player and singer. Very talented individuals but I could have done without it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Great food, wine and beautiful live piano and singing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lana0305
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Restaurant is new and clean.Food is delicious, great wine and coctails, amazing ambience with live music, professional and attentive service . I recommend this place for a romantic night out since it is quiet, has soothing dim lights, live piano player. Relaxing. Far from the madding crowd.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    The chef came out and is from Italy. The food is really delicious, and is of very high quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Despite being one of only
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Despite being one of only a few couples in the restsurant, our waiter was invisible and inattentive. It took four requests to get bread and olive oil. Portions also microscopic.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceeded Expectaations
    ldn3000VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Comfortable dining atmosphere, friendly service and well prepared dishes that could stand a bit bolder seasoning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised this past Saturday night. I live in the neighborhood and the restaurant had been recommended to me by a neighbor. Loved the piano player and singer; food and service were great. I would go back and definitely recommend the restaurant to a friend. It was quiet and a very comfortable dining room. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Evening Out
    toallyMAK
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Casual Elegance We had an awesome night here. Everything about our experience was top notch from the attention to detail such as the candles lining the stairs, to the lovely, friendly, professional staff to the creative, delicious food to the beautiful piano music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice piano and voice compliments
    nyweitzmanVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Nice piano and voice compliments the food and atmosphere on a Friday or Sat night
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    CacsVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Christmas Eve dinner was truly memorable, with piano music to serenade us, wine pairings, and impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet, understated brilliance.
    VictoriaVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    This restaurant was phenomenal; the staff were so personally invested in making our experience absolutely perfect. The atmosphere was very quiet and romantically lit, and it was festively decorated for the holidays. My boyfriend and I both absolutely loved our meals, which were authentic and genuine Italian dishes that made our night incredible. It was an expensive meal, but the restaurant was a tucked away gem that would be perfect for any special night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second chance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    After having our last meal comp'ed because of a complete disaster, we gave them a second chance, and to our pleasure and some surprise our meal from start to finish was very enjoyable Some small details could/should have been better (my soup wasn't as hot as it should have, and my wife's carpaccio should have been thinner and chilled
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas with the kranks
    Harry
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    the whole experience was blah... and I would never think of returning was seated at the bottom of the stairs and the whole meal was mediocre at best and service was poor
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sleeper Restaurant
    UESFOODIEVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    I'm not sure why this restaurant is as "quiet"" as it is because it excels in all areas: food, service and ambience. It is not a "happening" place, but don't we have enough of those anyway? Food presentation is excellent as well. My only criticism is to bring back some of the old menu items such as lamb chops and pizza. Maybe pizza seems pedestrian, but when it is done well, why not? It makes a fun appetizer for the table. I recommend the octopus salad. I am not one to order it, but I will going forward. Just excellent! I have yet to have the pasta, but the fish is also well-prepared and delicious. Glad it is easy to get a res!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT FOOD! LOVE IT!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Went to Dopo on Saturday and sat next to the terrace. I felt transported to another place. The garden gave me a peaceful and warm feeling. I was glad to see the new paintings that make the place warmer and more moderne. I was greated like a movie star since Alex and all are very warm and they make you feel at home. Service was great. There is a larger staff nowadays. I tasted a number of dishes and they were all well prepared and with a beautiful presentation. What a great meal!!! It was complemented with a piano player and a great singer. Great experience run dont walk to try Dopo. It is a very special place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    PaulfromCTVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    It gets better each time. I would highly recommend Dopo Teatro East to anyone who enjoys authentic Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected delighful spot
    diandre
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I was so pleased to find this gem of a restaurnat on Open Table. One is never sure of how it will be when trying a "new" restaurant. The person who accompanied me lives on the upper east side and will be scheulting return vistis to Dop Teastro East in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great discovery
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    The man who ran the Leopard at the Hotel des Artistes has opened this place with extreme care about the quality of the cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DOPO TEATRO E MULTO BENE!
    gws58VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    The food really shines here and I would put in the "very good" category of Upscale Italian in NYC, and there are several! To get to that "very good" place the restaurant offers a nice ambiance and attentive service but the food sets it apart. Very thoughtful and innovative choices, all fresh and delicious. I am not a desert eater but I was coaxed into "sharing" by my date and the pumpkin pudding with mascarpone mousse and a balsamic reduction was truly out of this world. The rib eye steak seafood pasta and beet salad also did not disappoint. Chef Patrick from Florence came to our table and that topped off a terrific meal. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This wsa my second time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    This wsa my second time dining here and I will return. Everything was wonderful. Our reservation was for 10, so it was pretty quiet. I only hope that this restaurant stays busy and thrives. It is great to have it on the upper east side.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great
    PaulfromCTVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The food was very creative and you could see the chef spent time preparing the menu specials. The piano bar was a nice touch and the volume was not nice and the atmosphere was very welcoming. I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.