East of Eighth Restaurant
East of Eighth Restaurant

East of Eighth Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eastofeighthny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 352-0075
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, International
  • Executive Chef: Martin Markovitz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: We offer full service catering from business lunches of 10 or more to lavish events of over 1000 guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room which seats up to 30 guests comfortably. We have a private garden ding area which seats up to 55 guests in the warmer weather & up to 40 guests in the winter (it is enclosed & heated in winter). We have an upstairs bar area which can accommodate cocktail parties of up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Micky Feldman 2123520075
  • Entertainment: We offer entertainment on special occasions, such as New Year's Eve.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 7th and 8th Avenues
  • Public Transit: 1, C & E trains to 23rd Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from East of Eighth Restaurant
Casual yet upscale neighborhood restaurant with dining on 2 floors, 2 bars & a lovely garden with koi pond & fountain. Eclectic American menu featuring tapas, soups, salads, pastas, steaks, chops, fresh fish & several vegetarian options. Conveniently located in the heart of Chelsea.
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East of Eighth Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
149 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (84)great for brunch (57)great for outdoor dining (57)great for lunch (45)good for groups (38)fit for foodies (27)romantic (23)vibrant bar scene (22)special occasion (19)late-night find (12)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (6)notable wine list (5)Show More
  • Perfect dinner on a rainy night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Excellent Margarita from the bar. Wonderful table for 2 upstairs, overlooking the rain-swept street. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was delicious and plentiful. Since we arrived for an early dinner around 5:00, we took advantage of the amazing "early-bird special". Three courses for $20! It costs me more than that to eat at home. If I lived closer, I'd eat there every night. The overall experience wins a gold star.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bueno!
    Koalax1
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Enjoyed the food surrounded by wonderful friends. Special kudos go to the female waitress. She was simply terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Service was slow and inattentive. Restaurant was not that busy during our visit so service should have been better. I ordered a cocktail and the waiter brought the wrong drink. Would be hesitant to return. Temperature in the patio ranged from cold when the space heaters were off to overly warm when the space heaters were turned on.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Five women had a very nice lunch here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We come here on a regular basis and our lunch was very pleasant. We are not rushed and the staff is generally very accommodating. On this particular day, the waiter seemed preoccupied and uninterested in waiting on us. We had to ask for more rolls three times and we had to ask another waiter to get coffee refills. Hopefully, the waiter was having a "bad day" as he had previously been very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    TruthSeeker
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Me and a friend took a BF for a surprise early 50th birthday celebration. I made specific requests of management in the on-line reservation (quiet table/spot, candle on desert, no singing/drama) and the celebration went on without a hitch! I was pleasantly surprised that our requests were made and exceeded our expectations! The food was perfection. We all enjoyed what we ordered. No complaints, only good memories had by all...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Terrific!
    alfresco44
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I brought a small group of 8 friends and everyone just loved the restaurant. Service is great and food very delicious. I eat here many times during the year and it's consistently good. The staff is very pleasant and eager to please. Just a terrific find!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience was OK
    okiealanVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our meal at East of Eighth was just OK. The dining space was partially outdoors with the heat going on and off and the space getting hot and cold. the food was reasonable but not anything to write home about. Not sure we'd return with all of the other options that NYC has to offer.
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  • Like an old friend
    FussySandy1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We've dined at East of Eight over the years and have always enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, good food and variety of people dining there. The menu is always interesting, the portions more than adequate and the food always delicious. I'm a good cook so tend to be fussy and have never complained about the quality. I look forward to many more visits to East of Eight whether for brunch, lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Lets Eat
    Charles217
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I've been coming to this place for years. Be it for drinks, brunch or dinner . You can't go work . The service is great and the food is pretty good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Very nice looking place, our waiter told us he was new and did not know the answer to my question - but made one up right after that. I ordered dressing on the side and my daughter ordered no cheese (due to allergies), both dishes needed to be sent back. Not sure how you can undercooked a veggie burger, but they did. At first I was impressed with the food, but the buger turned out to be quite mushy. The salad was good, the appetizer of hummus was also quite good. The service was not up to par. Would probably not return.
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  • Excellent Lunch!
    evn14
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went to East of Eighth for a Saturday lunch but it turned out the only dining option was the Brunch menu. The staff was great and accommodated our request to order three appetizers from the Brunch menu, then wait until the Dinner menu kicked in (an hour later). Our group of four had the duck quesadillas, croquettes, and pizza for appetizers, then a mix of pastas for lunch. Everything was excellent and the view over 23rd St. is perfect for people watching! We were lucky that the restaurant was relatively empty and quiet that day, which meant we were able to sit and enjoy our lunch for ~2 hours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Find
    alfresco44
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Consistently good food and great prices. I have never been disappointed and have eaten here a number of times. Love dining in the garden in warmer weather. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food very mediocre
    Mike
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Cute garden in back of restaurant. The food was very mediocre and service efficient, but not warm. There must be better places in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre
    Diner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    East of Eighth was convenient to an event we were attending and they could accommodate our group of six with one hour notice. Food was "okay", nothing to complain about but generally mediocre. We had a table on the 2nd floor in the back with only one other small table with diners so ambiance was non existent. Fair across the board.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Curlytop
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My friend and I went there to celebrate our October birthdays. I found it online and we needed a place near the Gotham Comedy Club as well as a place that had gluten free food. Well, overall, we loved the place. We both ordered salmon with quinoa and spinach and it was a generous portion and deliciously prepared! The sauce was made with beets and was unusual and tasty. Our waiter was very careful when my friend said that she had Celiac and had to have everything gluten free. The only reason this was not given five stars was the nearby room had loud music and the salad wasn't really special. The room we were in was moderatelyl quiet and we were able to talk without difficulty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine but nothing special
    jeffgtiVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    everyone's food was fine. it was extremely loud. the waiter could not have been nicer. nothing wrong, just so many better options, that i will probably not go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always an Excellent Experiemnce
    elgarnick1VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I have been coming to this restaurant for many years and have always had a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable food, good prices
    Jake
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    East of Eighth provides an affordable dining option with a tasty yet not overly fussy menu. The prix fix meals give you a great deal and you will leave nicely stuffed. Check out the gorgeous outdoor seating in the courtyard (heated in the winter). Bar scene is cute and waiters are very attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went here for brunch. I had the croquettes (very good), and the east of eighth salad (very good) with crab cakes (good). Service was very friendly and attentive. The outdoor space in the back is small but nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem!
    ianmac61
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We booked this restaurant on recommendation and were not disappointed. The food was excellent, with a great choice. Atmosphere was good, not too noisy and the service was spot on. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants. I ordered from the special Sunday Italian Night menu and had the roasted carrot salad (unique) and the pappardelle with filet mignon (in a cream sauce and sinfully delicious); my husband ordered from the prix fixe menu and had the lobster bisque and the cobb salad. The bisque was the real thing -- not thickened with flour -- and the salad was LARGE. These specials are an incredibly good deal, but even the regular menu is easy on the wallet. We love the garden room. A couple at the next table found it too noisy and switched to the dining room, but I thought it had a "lively vibe." Service friendly and prompt. We keep saying we'll try a different Chelsea gem, but we never do -- we just keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to brunch!
    Florian
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I've been to East of Eighth for a Sunday brunch, the food was great, especially the fried oysters that you should definitely try!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    What better way to spend a Sunday than brunch and a movie? Especially when brunch means sitting in a lovely garden on a beautiful day, and having a glass of champagne with your French toast? The food, service and especially the ambiance were great. There was a moment of confusion because we made a last minute change to the reservation which somehow never made to the Open Table system and the restaurant didn't have the new date, but fortunately, there was a table available (the last one at that specific time!) and the hostess handled it beautifully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed Our Dinner
    foodiewannabe
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had the asparagus with lobster, which was very tasty. And the zuppa di pesce was also very good. I also tasted my husband's knife and fork fried chicken which was also good. Good glass of pinot noir topped it all off. Good, friendly and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    Teacherman
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were in NYC for the weekend, staying in the Chelsea neighborhood. I heard of this place from someone who lives in the neighborhood. we decided to try it and had a very enjoyable, reasonably priced meal. We will return the next time we visit the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved it...........
    Rodster
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We ALWAYS love coming here! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    LisaAnne
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    They have great onion rings! - and I've never been disappointed in any dish I've ordered. They have a good pre-theater special, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good brunch
    Malugem
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was nothing spectacular..servers were attentive and great locations for a big group
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Brunch
    Foodjunkie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Met old friends for brunch, and we could actually converse! Cute patio in back! Everyone had a different "Eggs Bene" and all were excellent! I'd go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eclectic menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Hardy portions, basic food like hamburgers did not come prepared as requested (medium rare but turned out very well done), other more specialty foods were tasty. Very attentive staff. Might try it again if I'm in the neighborhood.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Love this place, one of my favorites! I had a mixed green salad to start and enjoyed the tiger shrimp as my entree. Food was fantastic and the outside garden is beautiful. The crowd that hangs out in the lounge/bar has a bit of an unwarranted inflated sense of self with the attitude...but it is Chelsea after all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coolmom629
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a perfect brunch in the lovely outdoor garden. Very reasonably priced, excellent service and very good food. The bread and muffins were complimentary and delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Courtyard
    Eeeckert
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great quiet courtyard with fast service and food. The drinks were well made. Even though it was Saturday night we weren't rushed at all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    JfnnycVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had my birthday dinner at East of 8th. They rolled out the red carpet. And I forgot how good the food is here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    the bread basket is delicious blend of cornbread/foccacia/italian- we ate on the patio by the little pond which is cozy. it was a bit hot out there- but they had fans. food was good- waiters were very attentive. i would eat here again
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  • "Old-Faithful" never disappoints
    Burt
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I live in Chelsea and I visit this restaurant at least five times per year over many many years, and I have ALWAYS enjoyed myself. In fact a friend of mine who visits from Torrington, CT a few times per year DEMANDS that we eat at East of Eighth, even when I attempt to remind him that there are so many other great restaurants in Chelsea to go to. For years this restaurant has always been consistent; garden salad always prepared with the same freshness and ingredients, Momma's Meatloaf always delicious, etc.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I highly recommend
    luvNYC
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Staff was warm and friendly, made us really feel welcome.. Great spot to enjoy good food in an relaxing atmosphere Prices very reasonable for NYC We will definitely go back,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Chelsea Garden
    LoriVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I always look forward to dining in the garden during the mild months and last night was a good night to enjoy our dinner. The rack of lamb was delicious, the scallops too were outstanding. I'm never disappointed in the food, this is our neighborhood spot and we are lucky to have it nearby. The staff is very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Evening!
    MM1016
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Met two friends for a 'catch-up' and when a noisy group came in, I requested we move to the back. No problem--our waiter accommodated us beautifully and courteously. (Eventually, the group settled down and it was easy to converse.) The food was excellent! They have a pre-theatre menu which has many selections and the price can't be beat! This is a restaurant to return to time and again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood winner
    LillianVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    With affordable prices, friendly staff that's been there forever, and really good food, East of Eighth is one of my favorite spots, especially when their garden is open. The prices compare well to diners but the food is far better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.