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Island, New York, NY

Island

4.5
4.5
759 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Welcome to Island. We have proudly been the neighborhood favorite in Carnegie Hill since we opened our doors in 1986. We take pride to offer the freshest seafood (think Jumbo Lump Crabcakes, Lobster Roll, Maple Glazed Salmon or Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl to name a few), a great variety of fresh salads, a burger that people die for and much more. We have a bar where you can dine or simply enjoy a cocktail or a glass of of wine (our entire wine list is served by the glass). Our warm and thoughtful service is hard to find in New York and is what continues to keep our customers coming back. We hope that you will come give Island a try and become one of our new regulars!

Please note that we cannot take reservations for specific tables or specific sections though we will do our best to accommodate a request.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 996-1200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We are pleased to offer catering services to make your event special. Please call the restaurant to inquire.

  • Private party facilities

    We are pleased to host private events of varying sizes. Please call the restaurant to inquire.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    92nd & 93rd Sts

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 759 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent here. A great neighborhood restaurant with great service (Adriana) and atmosphere.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Could be so much better! Some of the staff are great.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Some grilled fish and salad with grilled chicken as well as gluten free bread would be great
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed with great service in lovely space. Delicious menu and food.
  5. LJ

    LauraJ

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food but entrees took a long time… friendly waitress!
  6. AL

    AvaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always <3. The staff, the food, the people. Not enough good things to say about Island. Put it on your must go list!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good but very very noisy. Terribly noisy.
  8. NY

    NewYorkDining

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great here. And it is a nice touch to the neighborhood, you truly get the carib feel with their food options .. lots of fish options eg tuna with ginger and curried chicken... great baked potatoes.. have fun. make reservations!
  9. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very good food. Service a little spotty given indoor outdoor mix. Staff short.
  10. m

    margerym

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    A packed house and fun atmosphere. But not a foodie experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great place for a great meal and great service. We elected to have our business dinner outdoors for safety reasons, and I was very pleased with the heat lamps. For a 2.5 hour long dinner, we were not rushed and the servers were very nice. Despite outdoor seating that got loud from time to time due to passing cars, it was very conducive to having business conversations.
  12. LO

    LauraO

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Good was great but we had a hard time getting the waitress. Skipped dessert because of this.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I had eggs Benedict and they were over cooked and the hollandaise sauce was runny.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had to wait 15 minutes to get our table outside, only to notice that debris from the construction site was landing on our table. It would happen once every few minutes.. the thought of eating sand/dirt was terrible, but we thought we could ignore it. We were then told the kitchen is currently overwhelmed, and dishes could take a long while to come out. My husband asked how long it would take for the tuna burger to come out and we were told, “that’s really hit or miss. It could be 20-25 minutes or much longer”…. That’s when we got up and decided to leave, just as another handful of construction debris landed on our table….
  15. SN

    SusanlovesNYC

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant on the upper
  16. s

    steve

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Very friendly staff. Always a very pleasant experience dining at Island
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always good… it has become our neighborhood go to! for good reasons!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Not up to its usual standards. Waitstaff was too bust chatting among themselves. Failed to bring our first course; canceled it when main curses arrived. Waitress never even apologized for the delay/mix up.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    It took 30 minutes to take our order, 30 minutes to get our drink and food. Total 1 hour!!!!!!! The restaurant was getting empty when we arrived!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  21. f

    foodfan

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always comfortable and reliable; a great place for casual lunch with friends.
  22. t

    toddg

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Dear Island: Thank you for wonderful food. Everything was delicious. We especially liked the hummus and the Rigatoni. Desserts were delicious too. The disappointing things were the forgetting to deliver one of the appetizers and that when the Rigatoni came, that it was ice cold. The servers and staff were accommodating and took the dish back twice to heat it up, and they agreed to place a fresh order for me the third time it came out cold. Kudos to your very friendly and kind staff. While it was surprising that we weren’t offered a dessert or discount on the bill, overall the experience wasn’t terrible. We’ll return again and give Island another try.
  23. R

    Reliable

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Island is a wonderful old neighborhood spot for dinner. The food was good and despite feeling like it needs a bit of a facelift, it was a pleasant dinner.
  24. D

    Dbf22

    New York Area

    172 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    172 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service and the best espresso martinis!!!
  25. M

    Mary

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant venue; enjoyed great food & drink at reasonable prices.
  26. ML

    MarciaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Island always makes me happy. The food is excellent, The atmosphere is warm and gracious. It’s down-to-earth. There’s nothing phony about this place which is unusual for Manhattan. I highly recommend the beet salad (lunch only) , the crab cake (dinner only) and the heavenly key lime meringue pie. It’s no wonder Island has been a fixture in Carnegie Hill for decades.
  27. L

    Lighlover

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were seated very quickly at an outdoor table where our foster dog was able to sit. The restaurant was very welcoming of dogs which was lovely to see. The server was excellent, very helpful and friendly and the food was very tasty, especially the tomato soup. All in all, it was a terrific birthday dinner. Thank you to everyone at Island!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We had been referred by a friend to come here. The manager/host had such a great energy we hoped the server would mirror him. However, he lacked enthusiasm, wasn’t present and service was slow. Food and ambiance was amazing. We will be back if for anything the great host and the lobster roll!!
  29. DD

    DiningDiva

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our go to restaurant for Sunday brunch!
  30. A

    Analyst876

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a very popular neighborhood restaurant with reasonably priced entrées that are quite tasty. The menu leans towards seafood.
  31. A

    Annie

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Busy but our reservation was honored!
  32. RB

    RaymondB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    All good, a bit crowded and cramped.
  33. BR

    BruceR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Second time we had brunch at Island with another couple and it confirmed our opinion after the first time. The food was below average for the price and the service matched the food. There were 2 tuna poke bowls at our table and management does not understand what it should be, starting with the refrigerated mashed avocado and ending with the flavorless "sushi grade" tuna. Feels like they put poke bowls on the menu in an attempt to appear current instead of food from their parent's country club. I will say that in our 2 brunch visits the sweet potato fries were excellent and the chicken melt panini with mozzarella, arugula and balsamic dressing was superb...however if I felt the urge I would pick one up and go eat it on a park bench.
  34. r

    rcm1

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food. So many amazing choices! Great service! Dessert brownie was delicious!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place, good food, friendly attentive service, terrific urban Easr Side ambiance.
  36. DD

    DiningDiva

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    As always, hit the spot! It’s the place in the neighborhood that my husband and I frequent regularly.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Slowest service of my life. Many people were just leaving halfway through their meals. No apologies. Very frustrating.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu and service. Lovely outdoor cabin. Couldn't be better!
  39. S

    Salmon

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The neighborhood go to place. Salmon always cooked to perfection.
  40. R

    Rosey

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was really very good but service was slow and we didn't get many updates.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Island offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 996-1200.

Island is rated 4.5 stars by 759 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Island

1305 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Additional information

  • Cross street

    92nd & 93rd Sts

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 996-1200

  • Catering

    We are pleased to offer catering services to make your event special. Please call the restaurant to inquire.

  • Private party facilities

    We are pleased to host private events of varying sizes. Please call the restaurant to inquire.

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