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East End Kitchen
539 E 81st Street
New York, NY 10028
Upper East Side
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East End Kitchen Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
6 to 77th Street; 4,5,6 to 86th street. M79 on 79th Street to York Avenue.
A word from East End Kitchen
Seasonal New American plates featuring local ingredients; rustic 85-seat bistro, outfitted with antique mirrors, Edison bulbs and leather banquettes.
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This is our second time at East
End Kitchen and it was just as good as the first. Our server was outstanding, really professional, extremely pleasant, not too intrusive. And the food is always fresh and tastes great! We also love the ambiance and decoration. Just a great place to enjoy a meal."
Dined on 4/13/2014
The Mussel selection on Wednesday
nights is a special treat! It is especially nice to be able to get them in 1/2 portions (or full) allowing one to sample other great offerings as well."
Dined on 4/9/2014
Although we miss the former french
restaurant that was there for years...glad to see a good restaurant in the neighborhood. The food was very good. They have an extensive drink menu of old time classic drinks which is very fun..but they need to work on them to be authentic and not swap out the original ingredients with substitutions. [the daiquiri was a good attempt]. Was disturbed that the men's restroom smelled...."
Dined on 4/8/2014
Great extensive menu with
wonderful daily specials. A definite must try."
Dined on 4/8/2014
This place was amazing. I would
highly recommend it to anyone in need of brunch in the UES area."
Dined on 4/6/2014
I was searching for a place with
farm fresh foods. This restaurant came up a number of times, so I thought why not give it a try? We are so very glad we did! All of the foods ordered were cooked exactly the way we wanted, and each question was pleasantly answered. Service was not fast, but it was just such a cute spot, we really did not mind at all. My husband and I went with our 2 adult (20 something)daughters. They both said they would return also. On Wednesday night, they have a special mussel night with about 15 different sauces. Anyone who likes mussels should go for it. We had reservations and that seemed to be a good thing."
Dined on 4/5/2014
Great local eatery, quiet at
lunch, can be noisy at dinner, but good service and comforting food. Good wine list and friendly service."
Dined on 4/3/2014
Everything you want in a
neighborhood restaurant. Very good food, enough selection, and attentive staff. Most important, it's large enough to be able to accommodate parties of six on relatively short notice. Great choice for brunch or evening dining."
Dined on 4/5/2014
Packed on a Thursday night, needs
more wait staff. The food was very good, but it was almost impossible to talk amongst ourselves (4 people in the far back corner where it's meant to be quieter) because of the noise level. Young people were having a very good time. Not a peaceful dinner!"
Dined on 4/3/2014
went early to dinner at "Kitchen"
to catch up with an old friend. Glad we went early as by 7:30p place was packed and can be quite loud. also a lot of families bring their kids which can raise the sound level to somewhat deafening. Not a place for a romantic evening. but if you want an easy spot to go near Carl Shurz park, it is delicious. Service is very attentive (to the point you get the feeling they want to turn the table over) but maybe it was just a busy night. Food was delicious, had the chicken breast- best ever! friend had seared duck breast-also very good and don't miss out on the mussels & fries too. 1/2 & full portions available."
Dined on 4/2/2014
a great tasty option in a
neighborhood bereft of good dining choices. food is always fair to good- rarely outstanding but that is fine for a neighborhood joint. service is very friendly although always slow and not overly smooth. great place for family dinning and great deals most nights of the week."
Dined on 3/15/2014
The Wednesday night mussels
special was a delicious and a great price. They have lots of different sauces to try and offer half portions so you can sample more than one."
Dined on 3/5/2014
The best restaurant in Yorkville
hands down. And one of our favorites in the city. Everything is fabulous. The atmosphere is low-key, the look and feel of the restaurant is peaceful and warm. The food is outstanding and the service is great."
Dined on 3/7/2014
We went to East End Kitchen on a
tip that it is a "Neighborhood Gem". Unfortunately, it felt more like a glorified cafeteria than any kind of gem. The food was fine, not great, but the service was ridiculously bad. With so many good restaurants in the neighborhood (and some fine diners as well), I will neither be going back nor be recommending East End Kitchen."
Dined on 2/17/2014
This friendly restaurant, just off
East End Avenue, is a great neighborhood find. No nonsense, tasty food along with the convenient location all work. While I have been there quite often for dinner, it is the lunch and brunch that I find to be their strength. Good omelets, burgers and sandwiches. Yesterday I had the crab cake sliders that were very good. All in all, it is a favorite neighborhood get together place."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Stumbled onto this place recently
for brunch and was pleasantly surprised. Killer Bloody Mary's which are the mark of a good brunch spot! Had a few gluten free people in the party and they were very accommodating! Would highly recommend!"
Dined on 1/25/2014
A great neighborhood restaurant.
Excellent food, reasonably priced"
Dined on 2/17/2014
I love coming to this restaurant.
I have lived in the neighborhood for several years, and only discovered this place about 2 months ago. I can't stop coming back! It is a great spot, well off the beaten path. The food is great, the decor is adorably country, and you can't beat 1/2 off bottles of wine on Monday and Tuesday night. The brunch entrees are great as well. I have now come here with friends, girls brunch, and a date. All were wonderful!"
Dined on 2/17/2014
We have been there a handful of
times so far and the food has been great every time and they are very accommodating to my wife's food allergies."
Dined on 2/14/2014
All the food was delicious. Maybe
skip dessert though as it was just ok."
Dined on 2/11/2014
We have been to EEK several times
for brunch and dinner. We always enjoy it and think it is a great restaurant. I have a few comments, good and bad about our most recent visit. My wife had the pork and peaches menu entree and it was excellent, flavorful, interesting, and a great presentation. I had one of the specials, halibut wrapped in prosciutto, and am sad to say the fish was overcooked and very dry. I had high hopes and was quite disappointed. Since we have had so many good meals there I would still go back, probably wont order fish, but the menu has many appealing options. Of note, the service was terrific. Our waiter, Lloyd, is very good at his job. He has served us before and he is always pleasant, knowledgeable, and attentive."
Dined on 2/7/2014
My husband and I were going out
with another couple and we wanted a restaurant hat was casual, quiet & not hideously pricey. It fit the bill. Service was really good (we had a very serious waiter), everything came out as it was suppose to. We were not rushed (on a Saturday night). Menu had a broad appeal. We had fried artichoke hearts (delicious), salads (pretty good), duck, salmon, scallops and mussels (All very good)My mussels though tasty, were not hot. I could have sent it back but chose not to. Doubt it would have been a problem. It is a pretty restaurant, warm and inviting. Cost per couple was about $185, though not cheap, felt appropriate, we had three bottles of wine and some mixed drinks. Didn't order dessert, so can't comment ."
Dined on 2/1/2014
I have eaten at East End Kitchen
many times, once for lunch but mostly early dinners. On each occasion I have been very satisfied with the quality and taste of the food and especially the very accomodating friendly but not intrusive staff. I guess I am an old fogey but I do appreciate the unpretentious no frills warmth of the place."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Loved the place, such a nice
environment for a quiet friday brunch and the decor was really lovely. The ONLY disappointment was granola -- it was basically oats and a bit of fresh fruit like anyone could do at home. It was pretty shocking actually. But my friend had an eggs dish and it was delicious. We concluded the place was great for any food dish apart from the granola/breakfast options."
Dined on 1/31/2014
Just the kind of place you want to
have in the neighborhood--excellent food and drinks, regular specials and deals, as comfortable as being at home."
Dined on 1/26/2014
The menu seldom changes. The food
is pretty standard. Just noticed: they charge for a iced tea refill. A forgettable restaurant."
Dined on 1/21/2014
We stumbled upon East End Kitchen
by chance and made a reservation on OpenTable for brunch. The brunch fare was delicious - specifically the brunch pizza and huevos rancheros. Omlette made to order was also tasty! We ordered a side of the mac 'n cheese which was so-so (it would have been better baked with breadcrumbs versus pasta in a cheese sauce). We ordered the waffle for dessert, which was not as fluffy or crispy as we craved, but still satiating at the end of a meal. The service was a little slow, but overall, it was a great experience and would definitely go back!"
Dined on 1/19/2014
Have eaten here many times and
everything is excellent every time."
Dined on 1/11/2014
The restaurant was packed... The
service was awful and they ran out of glasses for drinks. We waited about 20 minutes just for our drinks! The servers just kept saying they "are swamped". No excuse - properly run and busy nyc restaurants know how to deal w a crowd. The food was good but not good enough to go back and have to deal with the poor service again."
Dined on 1/5/2014
We made a reservation for 9.30 on
New Year's Eve, when the restaurant was serving a set menu from 5.30 to midnight. We had to ask to have our coats checked and realized that most people had their coats on their chairs. There were no table cloths. It was my understanding that the menu included soup, apetizer, main course and desert, but once there you had to pick either the soup or the apetizer. We felt totally rushed. Fiftheen minutes after arriving three different staff came to take away our first course before we were finished. My companion found her risotto inedible, and they did offer to give her something else. We were out of there in one hour and 15 min, therefore we were not offered the second glass of champagne included in the menu."
Dined on 12/31/2013
We kept telling ourselves we would
have to try East End Kitchen and some last minute plans with friends found us there. I am sorry we waited so long! Great service, great food, energetic and we will be back - Bravo!"
Dined on 12/28/2013
Overall was good, would not have
gone in due to Be grade but nowhere else. Menu hasn't changed all that much either, still a good neighborhood place to go to."
Dined on 12/27/2013
Have been several times for lunch
but this was a first in the evening. Nice menu and decently priced wine list. Prompt friendly service, especially for a busy Thursday night. Experience was slightly marred by a plate far too hot to touch, let alone eat from. Notwithstanding that my food was undercooked....al dente does not mean crunchy. There is a need for a good neighborhood go to restaurant, so these minor complaints which can easily be addressed should not deter future visits: it was after all a very busy night"
Dined on 12/20/2013
We've now passed our ten visit
mark and East End Kitchen continues to hit the mark every time. Friendly and welcoming from the moment one reaches the host desk to the last "see you next time", consistently excellent food abd a relaxed setting conspire to make the entire experience you will want to repeat again and a again, as we do."
Dined on 12/20/2013
We're neighbors & eat here often.
The food is consistently good & the service is consistently bad. This week my 2 well behaved foodie kids (10 and 12) went. after we ordered our waiter never checked in with us. Each time we wanted something, more water, another glass of wine, etc., I had to flag someone down to get him. He seems annoyed. When I asked him for a plate of pickles for one of the burgers, he had the gaul to roll his eyes; he said ok and walked off, then another server brought the pickles. He would walk up behind me to see if we were still eating but never bothered to ask how things were or if we needed anything...despite the fact that my wine glass was empty. Get it together guys or you'll have to find a new 'hood."
Dined on 12/19/2013
East End Kitchen filled the bill
for a low key, relaxed spot on a Tuesday evening visit in Manhattan.Our coats were taken, we were seated and waited on promptly. The menu reflected a variety of well made bistro dishes and sides. Everyone in our party of 3 enjoyed their meal choices. The cocktails were perfect and as a bonus, the bottle of wine was half price on Tuesdays. The noise level was not excessive, so that we could hold a very pleasant conversation which made for a lovely unhurried evening out."
Dined on 12/17/2013
This spot is in the neighborhood
and it never disappoints. The service was impeccable - helpful, but also quiet, seamless, and unobtrusive. All dishes were delicious - fried artichokes (yum!), pork 'n' peaches, duck breast, ravioli, gorgeous salads. As always it was a really enjoyable night."
Dined on 12/13/2013
We had a wonderful evening with
friends at East End Kitchen. We could hear each other across the table, lots if space, charmingly decorated. But the food was the star. All 4 of us had a different entrée and all were delicious. We had the salmon, the seared tuna on lentils, the scallops and the steak with mashed potatoes. We had a wide ranged on wines by the glass to choose to pair with our different choices. Our waiter was fantastic and anticipated our every need. We will be returning many times."
Dined on 12/12/2013
very good food at reasonable
prices, friendly efficient service"
Dined on 8/4/2013
We went for a brunch this past
Sunday and really enjoyed ourselves. We arrived just as they opened for brunch. Service was excellent, really good food and a nice atmosphere. Considering the usual tight spaces in ny, this place was very roomy. Great coffee and you have to finish your meal off with their donuts!"
Dined on 12/8/2013
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