East End Kitchen
East End Kitchen

East End Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://eastendkitchennyc.com/
  • Phone: 2128790450
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: York Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 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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East End Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (54)great for brunch (30)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (22)kid-friendly (22)great for lunch (15)special occasion (8)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Solid neighborhood choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have watched this restaurant evolve since opening and were glad to see it packed on a Friday night. Food is very good, occasionally inspired. Service a bit rushed, tables a bit too close together (try to avoid tables near bathroom and kitchen), but generally comfortable environment. I think the prices are too high for what it is, but the packed dining room obviously did not agree. 1 salad, 2 basic entrees (roast chicken, pasta primavera) and 2 glasses of wine = $100 with tip. Still, we're glad to have this option in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Had a lovely brunch here - good neighbourhood find
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday night special
    jpearl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Friendly staff; Sunday night special is a very good deal for NYC-$17 gets you an entree (meaty ribs, fish &chips, shrimp, burger et al; not the full menu) with a craft beer on tap.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AndyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    East End Kitchen isa great neighborhood restaurant. Excelent food at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Close but Lacks Grace
    localtreat
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The restaurant is within block of my home and I am a foodie. The kitchen and wait service interacts poorly with customers.
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  • pedro
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    great as usual! we enjoy the service food and atmoshere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AndyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A true neighborhood gem. East End Kitchen never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AndyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A true neighborhood gem. Great food at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wed Night Mussels
    kentVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have been here many, many times but never on a Wed for mussels. It gets packed! The service has to struggle to keep up, slower than usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Cantine
    AbuelitaVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We love having dinner at East End Kitchen. We went twice this week and each time had great meals. The risotto of the day is always excellent as was the salmon this week. I would go every night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    IronMike
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Good ambiance, food and service. Girlfriend is vegan so she had some sides. I'm doing low carb and had a burger with no bun, but lots of other choices on the menu for me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get your act together
    Diner1111VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is the only restaurant near East End, but that is no excuse for mediocrity. The good is just ok. Nothing is really delicious. The sundae --which is billed as containing hot fudge --was vanilla coated in ice crystals covered in thin chocolate sauce, neither hot nor fudge. Drinks are the best items on the menu. Since it opened, this place has moved up from terrible to mediocre. Time to improve already.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Low key excellent neighborhood spot
    JRHChatham
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very attentive and knowledgable server. Food was excellent and was reasonably priced. Although seated in a more private area as requested, the bar was prominent and probably a good spot to enjoy a meal with a close friend or date.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best neighborhood
    UEfamilyVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Best in the neighborhood, good atmosphere, food generally very good, pleasant atmosphere, waitstaff is variable and often slow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • True neighborhood gem
    YumYumVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We've eaten here twice and thought it was quite good both times. It's a bit out of the way and so blessedly avoids a scene or crowds. Works for a date or family dinner equally well. It's a lovely space, the service is professional and everything runs smoothly. The menu is varied and interesting. Our table had the risotto, salmon and lamb chops- all were top notch. The only disappointment was the dessert. Sounded great, looked beautiful, but tasted meh. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a neighborhood gem!
    HappydinerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had the loveliest lunch. THe food was farm to table--the owner met us at the door. Our waitress was knowledgeable and an absolute delight. You felt as if you were in a vermont or new england country kitchen. The food was absolutely divine!! We cannot wait to go back again:)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Satisfying
    BMo22
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went on a Wed night when they have a mussel's special. It mad an excellent app with my girlfriend but could easily be a meal. The entrees were excellent as well. We look forward to going back to try more of the menu.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting dinner menu
    WinnieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a lovely salad and pasta Primavera. The portions of both items were split for us by the chef in the kitchen for a $4 charge which was fine and well worth it?? Even a half portion was plenty. My only complaint was too many crying babies ( but the parents did quickly evacuate the noisiest ones)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful family dinner
    SheRah327
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a great time here with my in laws and our children. The staff was very accommodating to our 2-year-old and baby. The food was amazing and our server was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique find on the Upper East Side
    NYCdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The beachy setting and varied, excellent menu with moderate prices make this a true neighborhood gem. That said, the AC wasn't functioning well when we were there this week which made for a very unpleasant dining experience. Also, some of our items came out 10 minutes before our guests and the waitstaff didn't seem to recognize this shouldn't occur.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid meal every time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    There is something to be said for good solid food every time, and this restaurant delivers it. Came for brunch and ordered a variety of egg and brunch dishes. Quality good as always in a friendly atmosphere. Will always come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot but...
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This is a great restaurant for great, american comfort food and wonderful table service. The waiters and waitresses are all outstanding. The decor is also very chic and smart. But…the hostesses could be a lot nicer. Every time I have been there, which 3 times now, I have sensed that I am interrupting the hostess by walking in and then bothering them when I ask for a different table. The hostess or host is the first person you meet when you walk in the door of the restaurant. A friendly greeting with a smile can make you feel welcome or not. I haven't felt welcome at the East End Kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We've eaten here many times and are never disappointed. The food is consistently good, the servers are professional and pleasant and the atmosphere is neither stuffy nor overly casual.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice menu and pretty/casual room
    ninaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Friendly server but not attentive - left us looking for him or asking others or busboys for our wine, to order Not a diner - and prices that command better treatment
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheerful and cozy
    proofofthepudding
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    A fantastic restaurant has finally come to East End Avenue. Cheerful white farm-style decor creates a trendy/cozy ambiance. We go often with friends and family. The restaurant is frequented by people of all ages and lots of groups of 20 -30 somethings. The food is consistently good, the price is right, and the week day specials make it compelling to go out for dinner- mussel night, 1/2 price bottle of wines...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well-prepared American food
    tatianaVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We had Pork n' Peaches and NY Strip Steak entrees. Both were well executed. Steak perfect medium, pork moist. I was a bit put off at first by the prices, but the portions are fairly large. The restaurant was almost completely full on Monday night. Something i didn't expect all the way on East End. The service was attentive. The only thing we disliked was the bottle of Black Bear Petit Syrah albeit at 50% off (Monday special!).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AndyVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    East End Kitchen is a true neighborhood gem! Very good food at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome restaurant
    dga1
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I usually judge restaurants by the food, and the food is incredible at East End Kitchen. I recommend ordering an omelette with goat cheese, spinach, and bell peppers. I tried some of my friend's pancakes and they were delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AndyVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    A true neighborhood gem! East End Kitchen never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nebraska77VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    As always the food and service were very good. I can recommend this restaurant without any hesitation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 300 reviews are from the East End Kitchen reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    lovely restaurant, good food but terrible service. Wrong bottle of wine delivered to table. Kitchen apologized for delay , restaurant was not crowded so don't understand the backup in the kitchen. Comped with donuts- would have preferred to select a dessert from menu. Will still return to restaurant - this is the first negative experience we have had.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • glad there are there
    diner14VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    we miss the French restaurant that had been there for years...but glad someone took over the space. More restaurants are needed in the neighborhood. Nice food and drink menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nebraska77VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This is my second time eating at this restaurant. Great neighborhood find. Lance, the waiter, knows the menu and is very attentive. Look forward to eating there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh and delicious fish
    IlovetheHiddenGem
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I dined here with my brother on a casual weekday evening and although it's so far east, the place was lively but the service was prompt. I had the fish special and it was fantastic, super fresh and very flavorful preparation. The mashed sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts sides are a must!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AndyVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I love mussels night. 15 different dishes to choose from.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    NYC1235VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Eat here all the time and we love it. Come here with kids too and they have kids menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neverhomeVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great Mother's Day dinner.. Plenty of room for the baby stroller.. Not so easy in manhattan. The starters were crispy artichokes, not seen too often elsewhere, and a special salad with fresh figs. Dinners were 2 specials of pan seared sea bass, and roasted chicken, always amazing, and seared tuna. Only glitch was extra LNG wait for dessert.. Should have been advised of needed time when it was clear that an infant was nearing mektdown
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I really enjoyed East End Kitchen. I had the Free Range Chicken and it was delightful. I appreciate that they have several organic and free-range options on their menu. I will be going back Wednesday for mussels night (every Wednesday, mussels 15 different ways!)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Garlic city
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    It was hard to find anything on the menu that did not have galic in it. From the asparagus and fennel soup to the salad to the lentils to the sauce on the scallops, everything was loaded with garlic. I do not tolerate garlic well, so it was frustrating. The chef and server worked with me, but it was not a good experience. The main dish was so small that my husband was still hungry at theend of dinner.
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  • Coming home!
    vivostrow
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I love this place it is quaint and lovely the food is always good and the staff is very warm! I love it here! I I could go every evening! We all had a marvelous time and we will be back!! V
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet