The Uptown Restaurant
The Uptown Restaurant

The Uptown Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theuptownrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: 2128281388
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am -4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Uptown Lounge now offers off-site catering. For more information, you can reach our catering director Dan Boyce 646-391-7425.
  • Private Party Facilities: Uptown Lounge offers private dinner options, as well as private cocktail & hors d'oeuvres options for groups of 10 - 200.
  • Private Party Contact: Erik Joyce 3153805016
  • Entertainment: Uptown features the roots-rock music of the Nick Cassarino Trio every Monday, jazz by the Jon Mendes Trio every Tuesday, and DJs Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Special Events: If you are trying to make a reservation for more than 8 people and there is no availability, please call 212-828-1388 or 646-391-7425 (Dan) to check availability. For private parties and events, please call Katie at 646-320-6703. Partial, half, and entire venue is available for private functions. Call Erik at 315-380-5016

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 88th / 89th Streets
  • Public Transit: Just blocks from the 4/5/6 stop at 86th Street & Lexington Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Uptown Restaurant
The Uptown is the Upper East Side's premiere destination for a casual, yet elegant, night out. We offer an extensive wines by the glass program, innovative cocktail menu & signature drinks, new Craft Beers, and an approachable yet sophisticated menu, The Uptown is perfect for a first date, dinner with friends, drinks after work or anything in between. Our private skylight Room is perfect for your next special event or occasion. We recently renovated, so come check out our new look!
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The Uptown Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.5
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (5)neighborhood gem (5)late-night find (4)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)special occasion (1)fit for foodies (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Fun after work place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great happy hour specials and best buffalo chicken fingers! I'm going back just for that!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YES action
    mikeyVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Nice find on Upper East Side. Good burgers, salad. Great deals every week night - we were there on a Thursday when $25 for any wine bottle got us a Malbec that is usually over $40.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday brunch
    getonmypalette
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Had brunch with a few friends over the weekend and it wasn't too crowded. Brunch specials include drinks which were nice. You could also opt for unlimited refills (for a max of two hours)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Although they have a very good brunch deal, the place is very noisy and the service is generally lacking. Our waiter was good enough but we had to ask for everything at least 3 times before we got it. The music was too loud in the back, the bar area is noisy and sitting outside means dealing with constant traffic noises. I enjoy the brunch menu but most of my friends are not interested in returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It was sooo noisy that we couldn't hear each other from across the table. It was also a bit too warm inside the restaurant today. It would have helped if the AC had been a bit higher. My omelet (salmon, onion and cream cheese) was good. Our waiter, who was new there, was eager to please and that was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    VlaskowskiVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This restaurant was average at best. Went for brunch and service was horrible and we went early at 10:30am. The eggs were so dry and burnt. The food had to be sent back because the waiter didn't put in the order right the first time. Drinks were okay. The Bloody Mary was so spicy I couldn't finish it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 88 reviews are from the The Uptown Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great spot
    Lee288
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Good food, good service and a great price. I brought a group here for brunch and everyone loved it! A little loud but a fun vibe, and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladies night
    ladiesnight
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great place to catch up with my friends. Food was awesome
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy and not fun
    UpForGoodFood
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    having read other reviews we went for brunch and were sorely disappointed. It's a bar, that has tables. food was very average (omelets, salmon bagels, eggs benedict), and service was asleep (had to ask for butter and jam, had to ask for more coffee). Only if you're desperate
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I love their brunches! A great deal! Food and service were good today. Just wish the acoustics were better. It's really noisy there.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great place to be
    eateranddrinker
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The Uptown has consistently delivered very good food, excellent service, and a great experience overall. I live very close by, and it's still one of my favorite places to go for an upscale but vibrant bar scene. It's truly an Upper-East-Side gem, and one of the hottest bars around with excellent sidewalk dining. They also offer an excellent happy hour selection of $6 Martinis, which is an outstanding value.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parents Night Out Gem
    JNBKOLA
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    A once a month go to for my husband and I. Never had issues with food or service. it is a little on the louder side, but it is New York!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super 30th Birthday
    Dulcebella816
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I was looking for a venue to celebrate my boyfriend's 30th birthday and was told about Uptown Restaurant from a friend. I was introduced to Katie, Event Manager who was absolutely great; very patient and accommodating. She answered all my questions no matter what time of the day. There was a nice crowd in the restaurant not too crowded. I had the lychee martini as well as the appetizers. The waitress was more than attentive, replenishing our table with food and making sure everyone was happy. I would DEFINITELY recommend this venue to anyone looking for a nice place to hang out, eat and drink. We actually went back Sunday for brunch but there was a bit of a wait and we were tight on time. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So So
    Kiki
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    They actually didn't have our reservation on file but were able to get us a table right away. The atmosphere is very interesting and very nicely decorated. The waitress was not very attentive and unfortunately the member of my party who is gluten free was given toast on top of her omelet after the waitress had assured her that it would be free of gluten. Also, you get two drinks with the brunch but the waitress did not seem concerned with making sure those getting coffee had full cups. The brunch menu also did not match the exact menu that was online but the food was pretty good. Nothing amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was good but it was very loud
    bex3VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The food was very tasty but the dj was blasting house music so it was a bit difficult to talk to my friend across the table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Neighborhood Spots bar
    Larbo
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Big screens and good beer selection make this a logical spot for teams of sports fans to watch the game. Food was better than expected. The beer selection much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Horrible service, great deal
    RTUES
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    While our waiter was absolutely horrible and had an unwarranted attitude with us the entire meal, the deal is still really great for brunch in NYC. 2 drinks + an entree for $16... Doesn't get much better than that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Atmosphere Service Though...
    Rusty
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My girlfriend and I recently celebrated my birthday. Everything was great except the waitress had an attitude that she should have left at the door. I might not go back for dinner. It's a better venue for brunch and lunch or catching drinks with a group before heading out for dinner elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, very loud
    Amindyleigh
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I had Cobb salad, my husband has chicken parm. Food was good, service was good, prices were reasonable...my only complaint was it was so darn loud. We would go back though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out with wife...
    JNBKOLA
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Our go to place... Once a month dining out without the little ones.... Great food and service... A little loud, so not the place cor quiet night out. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch menu
    UESGirlie
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was a very nice brunch menu and my friends brought their toddler and he loved it there too. Nice setting and very warm and inviting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Valentine
    MrsDeLaCruz
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I came here with my boyfriend for Valentine and it was perfect! The food and drinks were awesome. I couldn't find a better place for that occasion. It was a great find online. I was so happy to come upon this restaurant. I would definitely recommend and come back here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BRUNCH HERE
    skigirlVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Crazy affordable brunch with 2 drinks included and an extensive menu. Service was speedy and respectful. This could be my new brunch spot on the UES.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Brunch Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The brunch special is awesome. You get 2 drinks and a HUGE portion for under $16. The food was actually tasty as well. Great spot if you'd like to grab brunch before visiting one of the UES's many awesome museums.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliable brunch, ok service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    I love the huevos rancheros and order them every time. Looks like the recipe has changed a bit but still delicious. 2 brunch drinks with entree at about $15 a person is a great deal! Service was mediocre at best--I think our server was covering the entire floor, which is just too much. She forgot things a few times, but was very nice and accommodating. Fortunately, we were not in a hurry so it was fine. I would definitely recommend for brunch.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great food, poor service.
    Nesi
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    The restaurant itself was really nice. Looks like it should be a really great place, but we were very disappointed to find out it wasn't. For starters, they didn't have much of what was on the menu. One of the people in our group ordered something, the waiter said they didn't have it. She changed her order, but they didn't have that either. They didn't have pumpkin ale - in October - even though it was listed on the drink menu. Later on we ordered dessert, but of course had to change those orders since they didn't have one thing or another. We went on a Sunday evening where there only about 5-6 other patrons (we didn't get the memo obviously and they took forever to bring out everything. Nice place, disappointing service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went for dinner and both
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    We went for dinner and both had one of their salads. I'd asked for the dressing on the side, in case I didn't like it, and they'd already put it on. I accepted it but would have preferred a different dressing on the Thai chicken salad. In general, I prefer their brunch menu and food to the dinner food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They offer a really good brunch
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    They offer a really good brunch deal and the food is good when they get it right. We were lucky it wasn't very crowded today. Sometimes it can get pretty noisy. Our waitress was sweet. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sister's 30th Birthday Brunch
    kidkarma
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Leah our Waitress Set the tone for the Wonderful Brunch We had this past Sunday. The Food was Great and so were the Mimosas! Leah and the rest of The staff were phenomenal. The brunch is a great Deal at $15.95 which includes the Breakfast side of brunch as well as the Lunch Side of Brunch. Two Drinks of your choice, Soda, Coffee, Draft, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa is Included and the portions are Just right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place offers a great
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    This place offers a great value for brunch. It's the second time we've had it there and everything was delicious. It does get noisy so if you're looking for a quiet spot to talk, this may not be the place to go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, horrible service
    Foodiefive
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    The food was delicious. I had the salmon and my friend had the ravioli. The drink selection was good and the pomegranate champagne punch we got was definitively top notch. The only drawback was the service. Our waitress was not attentive. She gave he impression that she did not want us to order food and was very rude when asked questions. Our section was not very busy and we found the behavior inexcusable.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    This restaurant was so noisy that you had to yell to have a conversation. They had the music turned so loud and multiple people around us were all yelling to be heard. Our waitress was very sweet and attentive, but she couldn't hear either and brought the wrong food. She replaced it without a problem, and the food was good. The restaurant itself has a nice look to it, but the noise overshadows everything. You cannot have a conversation. Btw, we went on a Monday night and it wasn't overly crowded - I can imagine how bad the noise is on a busy night!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was great, value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    The food was great, value was excellent for brunch ($16 for entree and 2 drinks). The service was slow, but at least apologetic.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had brunch and it was a
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We had brunch and it was a great deal. Both of us enjoyed our special omelettes, drinks and coffee. The service was a bit slow, probably because it was very crowded. If you're looking for a quieter place, this isn't it. It was hard to hear each other from across the table. They could use more wait staff to accommodate large crowds. We'd go back because the food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite Place
    JakeVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Visited here on Saturday night with a restaurant.com coupon. I'm always a little hesitant about using the coupons, because of a fear of getting less-than-great service. However, it was completely the opposite. Our waitress was amazing, helpful and quick. The food was varied and delicious. The pricing was very reasonable and just an overall great find. Highly recommend if you are looking for a place to just grab a bite - burgers/salad/sandwiches, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good 1st Date Spot
    Frenchie
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Went here for a first date and it turned out to be a great pick! We had a choice in either being seated inside or outside. The weather was pretty good for a Dinner at 10PM. The waitress was very friendly and helpful with what to try for two. My date had an amazing time I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place was great. We went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    This place was great. We went for Mother's Day and had a crew of 13, ages 8-76. The food was outstanding. Brunch is hard for a big group and I hate to admit we have some real pains in the rear. 2 vegetarians and others who are very picky. They all loved their meals. Even my over easy eggs were, in fact, over easy and nice and hot. The waiter was good. It did smell a little like last nights beer but that smell went away after the place filled up. Enjoy, it was a solid spot and...yes, all the moms were happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff were patient and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    The staff were patient and accommodating. We came with 2 children and they took care of us all extremely well. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunchalicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Visited for brunch with the family. Diverse- lots of young people and families. Atmosphere was warm and inviting. Probably would go back since everyone seemed to enjoy. Plus, there are 5 of us and our seating placement was spacious & comfortable. We've noticed that to be somewhat rare when dining in the city.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid food, very noisy during
    FrequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Solid food, very noisy during happy hour. Good appetizers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic