Eats
Eats

Eats

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatsonlex.com/
  • Phone: 2123963287x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Spector
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Eats
Featuring fresh oysters, signature burgers and specialty martinis, this newly opened restaurant on the Upper East Side at Lex & 75th, 2 blocks south of the 77th St. stop on the 4 and 6 lines, 3 blocks east of Central Park and the Whitney Museum features the new American Cuisine. Restaurants serve Time Out NY’s Best New Burgers in NYC.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Eats reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (52)great for lunch (22)fit for foodies (14)great for brunch (13)romantic (9)good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)special occasion (6)hot spot (4)scenic view (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Eats
    Frenhsk8VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We were looking for a casual brunch on a Monday. We liked the online menu at Eats so decided to try it. It was a little early for lunch for us and we were initially disappointed that their brunch menu is only available on weekends. There was an omelet on the menu which we both tried. It was delicious. We liked the menu selections for a later lunch and plan to return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dsgnchickVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    great kale salad and hamburger! servers are lovely!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JUST OK
    wildmonkey
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The waitstaff was ok. Very sweet, a new girl was training. However, the food was mediocre. Ordered the charcuterie, it was like going to the grocery store and buying packaged stuff. The oysters were not so great. My husband ordered the burger - which he liked but was not OMG great, I ordered the cornish hen which was also good but not great. Even though the girls were very sweet, the level of attentiveness was not there ie didn't offer us desert or coffee at end of meal, etc. Will I be rushing back - no.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dinner Spot
    ThisDoulalovesgoodfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We ordered drinks, French fries atop steamed mussels in a white wine broth, shrimp mac and cheese, kale Caesar salad, and strip steak that was grilled to perfection with creamy mashed potatoes and fresh grilled vegetables. I could not be pleased more. Everything was fantastic, from the service to the ambiance to the meal. They did not disappoint and we will visit again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent lamb burger
    TravelDiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great neighborhood spot on the upper east side with great window seating. You can enjoy watching the people pass by. Excellent burgers and tasty fries. Nice to have some Brussel sprouts substituted too if you prefer. The lamb burger is especially good and the accompanying fries seasoned perfectly. Lamb burger and a glass of wine make a nice meal anytime of day. Service was friendly and easy going yet very attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oysters a specialty?
    kikiVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I had the fried oysters (house specialty). They were overcooked and greasy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dsgnchickVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    love the burgers!! (and, of course, the irresistible fries) - and our waitress could not have been nicer
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    Neighbor
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A nice alternative to Orsay - excellent kale salad and seared tuna/avocado sandwich. Prices great for the area!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a must Eats!!!
    Conflicted
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Every dish I had here was very good! I had the Kale caesar which was super yummy and so huge i couldn't finish it! The Fig Cosmo was even better than the traditional cosmo...I plan to get a bottle of the liquor they used. The burger was super fatty which made it juicy and melt in your mouth. It almost tasted like there was foie gras in the caramelized onions....I ordered it rare, which in retrospect was probably a poor decision on my part as it didnt agree with me later that night. Thank god I made it home in time! If I were ever in the area again, I would totally come back. I would just order my burger a little more cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good stuff
    chubbs31
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Got oysters with groupon, amazing deal - really fresh food, good martinis and very lovely, attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Eat at Eats
    Xenadiva
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Eats is a lovely little oasis on Lex. The food is tasty, the bartender rocks... Who could ask for anything more?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had our usual. Steak burgers, salad, et . Good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Tonight we tried the cauliflower appetizer, the mesculin and beet salad, roasted Brussels sprouts, Cornish hen entree and steak burger. My friend didn't like the Brussels sprouts side dish but enjoyed everything else. For dessert, he had the keylime tart. That was a bit expensive for a dessert but he enjoyed it. Our waiter, Andrew, was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    What a lovely evening to be sitting by their open windows enjoying a good meal with a friend. Another good evening at Eats.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cat2152VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Burger was great; seafood sampler was generous; oysters were particularly good, especially the Pacific coast ones; portions overall were generous and priced appropriately. The service was very attentive and made good recommendations about drinks and food choices. We were seated immediately and given the perfect table for two and had our water glasses refilled three times before even ordering (which was remarkable). Overall a great experience that I hope to repeat again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best burger around
    Liam461VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    the service was excellent, my waitress was very friendly and attentive.the burger was delicious one of the best I've ever had right down the caramelized onions.the pop out windows made you feel like you were sitting outdoorsbut without the pedestrians walking right on top of you.I would definitely recommend going to this restaurant to others
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We're here just about once a week. You must try their Kale pear salad. Healthful and refreshing in the Summer months. Steakburgers are juicy. It's lovely to sit near the open windows on a Summer night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid spot
    NYCJulie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was my second visit to Eats. Both times the apps and drinks were outstanding but the mains were just adequate. I'd come again though because the apps were so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Everything was great, as usual. We sat by the open windows and enjoyed the Spring breeze.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We had our burgers and I had my kale pear salad with it. Always looking to see what others are eating. Someone had paella and it looked good. Allergic to shell fish, I can just wish I could eat it. All was good as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Night Oysters
    wayneplump
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We've passed EATS many times but had not stopped in. We bought a groupon for 2 dozen oysters and 2 drinks (including their full Martini list) for a very reasonable $39. They are open until 11PM so we decided to stop in after a movie on Tuesday night. We arrived at 9:30 and the dining room was reasonably attended. The oysters were fresh and briny and my wife particularly enjoyed her Cucumber Martini. I noticed a sign in the window behind us that EATS won a top place in a Best NY Burger contest so we decided to split one. It was really good- juicy and flavorful. I don't know that we'll consider EATS for a regular rotation for dinner but we definitely will for something more than a snack.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice staff, food, and convenient
    luvFoodJoeVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I enjoyed eating at Eats. All the staff were nice. I had a great view of the street and the burger tasted good. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I took a friend who never ate here before and she loved it. We both had steak burgers and kale pear salad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Two thumbs up for their Kale Pear Salad and their steakburgers. Their french fries are good too although I try to keep away from them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a fine experience
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Nothing about this restaurant rocked my world. Average ambiance, food, service. Its ok but not out of this world.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VIPreviewerVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Too noisy too salty. Why? I did get my opentable points so at least they are honest.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over priced and bland food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I won't be surprised if this place goes out if business. The appetizers we had were bland (steak tartar and French onion soup). They were also the same price as entrees. We were eyeing the mac and cheese appetizer but when the waitress told us it's not even big enough to share, for $16 we decided to skip. The saving grace of the meal were the burgers. They were good (not great). The bun was nice and buttery. I got brussel sprouts as a side and they were soggy. The fries were ok. Overall, we will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Totally dependable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    to deliver quality food with an attentive wait staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nothing special
    tomayVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    should be 2.5 stars- really nothing special here at all- more like a diner than anything else- food ok but not more than that- too many choices to include this place in the mix
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We both had our usual, the steak burgers. Everything was good as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bistro for all seasons
    shelken1202VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    An UES spot with all the vibe of downtown. Great mix of people all there for a good meal, good friends and good value. The menu will satisfy most fussy palates. The oysters (their specialty) are always fresh and fairly priced. Great bar and creative mixed drinks. Overall, a very satisfying night out in the nabe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TravelerVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Very accommodating and good fare in a nice setting near the hospital
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a find!
    Spider
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I really wish this restaurant around the corner from where I live. The food was terrific and the service excellent. Will definitley return without a Groupon!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and atmosphere just right
    beenthere
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We were drawn to Eats by the review of the burgers - and my burger did not disappoint. Simple but perfectly prepared, juicy, and flavorful. Fries were also among the best I have eaten. The menu otherwise looked great, too. My wife had the pumpkin gnocchi, which was wonderful. Everyone was friendly and the neighborhood atmosphere was easy and relatively quiet. Refreshing easy rock music (tired of the tech-no heard in a lot of similar restaurants these days)... OK - I'm over 50... This was a good cross between great food and easy going, casual atmosphere. The waiter was excellent - just the right amount of attention, friendly, informative. Will return next time in NYC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Everything was good. We love their burgers and the service was excellent. Only problem was a lady sitting behind us. Her voice was particularly loud and disturbing and, although there was no one else sitting near us, we could hardly hear each other speak.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice!
    CakesVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good food, nice environment. We got to sit where we could basically be outside because all the windows opened up.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MadeleineVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Mainly creative comfort food, moderately priced, and casual. Good for lunch, but crowded and noisy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 194 reviews are from the Eats reviews archive.
  • 1st dinner in our new neighborhood
    gourmetshrinkVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We were struck by the friendliness of the staff. Our Kale Caesars seemed freshly prepared, generous in size, and quite good. There are 3 varieties of burgers, steak, lamb and salmon. We both chose the steakburgers, and felt they were unusually good.The fries were worth the calories. True, we didn't test the kitchen with our selections, but it is always noteworthy when everything goes just fine.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid place close to Whitney
    truegridVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had the burger- very good; kale bisque soup, very good, although less salt would be better; gulf shrimp - very good; salmon burger, also good, and a kale pear salad that was large and good. Drinks were fine. Service was ok, although neglected to deliver a soup spoon with soup and had to ask 2x.Its a good choice if at frick or whitney - although whitney now moving.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service
    ajbateson
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    What struck me the most was our service. Our server had the amazing talent of understanding exactly when to approach a table. She wasn't there too often and she wasn't there too seldom. A girlfriend and I were there until they almost closed and she never hurried us out. The food was a tasty and the drinks were delicious!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.