Permanently Closed - East of Eighth Restaurant

3.9
1131 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, International
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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
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Phone number
(212) 352-0075
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Martin Markovitz
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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.
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Private party contact
Micky Feldman: (212) 352-0075
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Catering
We offer full service catering from business lunches of 10 or more to lavish events of over 1000 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 7th and 8th Avenues
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Public transit
1, C & E trains to 23rd Street.
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Entertainment
We offer entertainment on special occasions, such as New Year's Eve.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
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GG
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good generic food, but nothing exceptional. I have had some items on the menu in the past that were very good....but it is in the neighborhood, convenient and very reasonable.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a frequent diner at East of Eighth. The food is good and moderately-priced. The service is excellent: friendly but not overly-friendly, courteous, competent. It's a great neighborhood restaurant and bar but good for those who don't live in Chelsea. A fun place!

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MQ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food. Great atmosphere. Service was OK. Had to remind the waiter a couple of times for my glass of water. Other than that, service was pretty good.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have eaten here with friends and family - several times. It was always a comfortable setting with excellent martinis and delicious food. Was able to talk with guests without having to shout to be heard and the service staff was always courteous and attentive. Very pleasant dining experience.

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QG
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had never dined in the upstairs dining room (only in the garden area) and were pleasantly surprised by the relaxed environment, the pleasant and super friendly service and the delicious lunch that we shared. We will definitely go back again. Thanks Gloria! You are a fantastic server!

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent Christmas dinner. Dinning room was packed and often tight squeeze but good casual dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

East of Eighth is my favorite neighborhood restaurant in Chelsea--good food, good prices, congenial and helpful staff, not too noisy and always generous. It is also next door to the movie theaters.

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AB
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Quiet setting for a get-together with a now NY-based cousin. Innovative menu, and especially good Seasonal Harvest Plate (vegetarian). Reasonably priced for NYC.

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The wait staff were excellent and very patient as we waited for a late friend.
We had a good table for speaking and catching -up...there was no pressure to hurry and the food was prepared to our individual tastes . Great location near SVA and movie complex next door...and lovely garden downstairs in the mild weather.

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m
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pre theater pricing is an exceptional bargain. Movie and dinner date in the neighborhood is so convenient. food is good, service and price is great.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Sat upon arrival. Food was acceptable. Service was decent.

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RI
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, attentive service and a good pour!

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BS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The menu looked like it had some wonderful things to eat, unfortunately the food was average. The matzoh balls in the chicken soup were super salty.

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G
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Still a good location for cocktail and eats

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

nice neighborhood place, esply for before or after theater/cinema.

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M
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We wanted to try this restaurant for a while based on reviews online. what a disappointment!
the food were served cold and loaded with salt, the servers are indifferent and strange attitude.
The price were reasonable, but we prefer good food instead. Do not recommend.

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D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

For me it was not a good brunch menu - poor choices to select from and not very good food.
It was disappointing, & I won' t go there again.

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C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We had an incident with the manager. A person who was clearing the table spilled hummus on two of the guests. The wait staff were quick to bring club soda and napkins to clean off the clothes. Our friend who had the most damage, asked if $10 could be taken off the bill for dry cleaning costs. The manager refused and instead gave us a card with his name on it to submit a drycleaning bill. This was not good customer service- the manager even said that perhaps this was OUR fault because we were helping the servers clear the table! If we could not get some credit, the next best thing would have been a note from the maître-d to us, assuring that the dry cleaners' bill would be reimbursed, acknowledging that the staff inadvertently spilled food on a customer.
But no

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KC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The restaurant was accommodating as I have a few dietary requirements. The music was rap at one point which didn't seem right for dinner!
Salad was perfect. Nice fruit for dessert. Entrees were ok but not outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was yummy. Service very friendly

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was very nice. But the food was not at all what was posted on their online menu. Menu was much smaller.

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

noisy, but a fine option for a meal surrounding a movie on west 23rd st.

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FT
New England
41 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We selected this restaurant based on location and Yelp reviews. Our party of 6 (business team) was seated in the back patio area next to some equipment that made noise, like being near a giant white noise machine. All but one enjoyed their entree, the one who didn't eats vegetarian and I think the restaurant lacks a lot of options for him.

The Server could use some experience in how to interact with customers. Even though I told the hostess we had a show reservation so we only had an hour or so, the server was slow to come to our table. He also was unaware of what beers were no longer available. He made little effort to engage with us even when taking the food orders. And when asked his opinion his answer was "good" to everything.

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F
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always enjoy this comfortable neighborhood place. There is a terrific varied menu and great prix fixe. However, my favorite is the regular menu item of duck quesadillas. Service is attentive and food is good and reasonably priced. Sit in the garden if weather permits.

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DS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Very dingy atmosphere. Old restaurant. Limited menu and not up to date with food choices

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KL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious but the service was extremely slow...we were there for almost two hours and checked on maybe twice. We never got refills on anything and had to hunt someone down to pay the bill so that we could go to the event we were scheduled to go to. Overall, food amazing, service pretty poor.

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S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate in the garden. It was fantastic. Cozy, great service and everyone's food was delicious. I would totally recommend it and will go back again.

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C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ambience of an outdoor garden was tastefully done.
There were overhead heaters when there is a chill in the air.
The service was professional
The waiter was very attentive
The food was good, nice size portions and well worth the money
I would definitely recommend and plan on returning when in neighborhood

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The room was VERY dark. We were put upstairs for our party of six, which was fine. But we were also seated in an empty dining room next to two women who were not happy with our volume and we could hear their every word too. There was plenty of room to put the people who wanted a private conversation...wny next to a big party with a reservation for six?

My family was pleased with their meals overall, but I was very disappointed with my Duck Quesadilla (the reason I thought of coming to eat here). If there was cheese on it (as described), it was microscopic (I couldn't taste it). The dish was absolutely bland and tasteless. Doesn't something

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

had the fig Pizza, not as good as it used to be... It was very disappointing because that was the reason I went back there...

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S
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-Theatre dinner was the best. Especially loved the mussels. The waiter was wonderful.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent. Even had window seat requested. Brought 2 friends and they were impressed and intend to retutn

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v
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely reasonable place to have dinner with friends. Food was very good.

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MG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Three of us dined. We'd all been there before and been pleased. On this occasion, all three of us found our entrees to be terrible. None of us could finish, which was a rarity in my case. We ordered from the pre-theater menu and had the lamb burger (meat was awful), zucchini spaghetti, and seasonal harvest platter. Maybe the chef was having a bad night.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was a little bland and more what expect from a pub in the suburbs then a restaurant in city. Prices were good though.

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DD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot to meet friends. Food and service is outstanding. Try to get their early for the pre theater menu. Totally worth the price for a 3 course menu. Great selection. Their lentil soup blew me away.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The dining area upstairs is very nice. The garden area could use some work.

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z
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place we went to eat for meeting up with friends we haven't seen in awhile.

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BS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

East of Eighth is a favorite restaurant with my family and friends. The garden is especially lovely. The food and service are consistently good and the prix fixw menu a real value. I highly recommend it.

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DM
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good time at East of Eighth.

If you can eat in the outdoor garden, go for it. Very relaxing atmosphere.

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