East of Eighth Restaurant
East of Eighth Restaurant

East of Eighth Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eastofeighthny.com/
  • Phone: 2123520075
  • 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
137 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (80)great for outdoor dining (65)great for brunch (47)great for lunch (35)good for groups (31)romantic (23)fit for foodies (20)special occasion (18)vibrant bar scene (15)scenic view (10)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (5)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • 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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always an Excellent Experiemnce
    elgarnick1
    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
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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
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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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    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
    • Food
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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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  • 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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Sunday brunch - good menu, pleasant garden room, good service. Will try the lunch menu this week.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Dinner Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a nice quiet Sunday dinner at East of Eight. Great way to end a weekend. Salads are fresh and tasty. Entrees are made to perfection with just enough seasoning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Great experience dining
    arstar1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is the second time I have eaten at the restaurant. The food was fantastic and the service right on the money. Hassan and Hilberto were very attentive and personable. Highly recommended and the best - very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An oasis in midtown
    avivac75VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I love dining here.. have done this ever since they opened when I was still working in the area... I especially love the garden.. so peaceful, so relaxing, so pretty.. Service is always attentive and their $9.95 lunch is a bargain: delicious choices, plentiful portions, good value
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Perfect!
    Sabina
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I've been here several times and never had a less than wonderful experience. I highly recommend East of Eighth to my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A touch if Class
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Elegant food at reasonable prices in a warm and unpretentious atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Garden in Chelsea
    LoriVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Lovely secret garden in the heart of Chelsea. The food is very good and moderately priced and I love dining here in warm weather. I'm so glad it's my neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Just a good neighborhood place for business lunch. Very consistent food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average Food
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    They tried to make the food look exciting but it was only average. Menu is also not exciting. Much better restaurants in the area for the same price. This restaurant has gone down hill continuously over the past 10 years. It used to be a great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fit our geographic/time needs
    BaG1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    restaurant was ok - the garden seating area was nice. pricey brunch prix fixe for what you get. $16 for a basket of bread/muffins, an entrée, coffee and what amounted to a small bloody mary was too much when you consider there was nothing special about any of the components. For $16 and a basic 2 egg and sausage plate, knock my socks off with a mega bloody mary, not something served in a water glass. I wouldn't go out of my way for this place, but if you are looking for something to eat in the specific area, it's ok.
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  • Ok but convenient
    Suzanne
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    East of Eight is very convenient but otherwise mediocre. We had the prix fix for dinner which is a good bargain for the price. The food is not particularly good. Stay away from the mussels as they are minuscule.
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  • ALWAYS A WINNER
    BRYNA
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Again, I took new people to East of Eighth for lunch and they loved it. They have an incredible luncheon special for $9.95 with wonderful (not boring, everyday choices). The service is always impeccable. I will keep coming back here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hearty comfort food.
    HappyLeaderVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Comfort food. Delicious comfort food. So hard to find these days. No fancy chandeliers, no unrecognizable thing-a-ma-gics floating around on my plate, just good and hearty food at a fair price. The way it should be. As good old General MacArthur once said: I shall return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely check out East of Eighth
    Teresa
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went for the pre-show dinner before the Book of Mormon musical and it was awesome food for the 3 course $19.99 special. The mussels, guac and chips, mozza ball and chicken noodle soup and it was all delicious. The portions are huge! It is very close to the subway and it is definitely worth checking out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A delightful time
    Surfina
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I've been to this restaurant multiple times and the food and service are always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.