Please note that we cannot take reservations for specific tables or specific sections though we will do our best to accommodate a request. Reservations made for outdoor seating may be along the sidewalk or in our Pavillion depending upon which tables are available upon arrival.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Maine Lobster Roll
w. french fries + coleslaw
Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich
watercress, apple, red onion, endive + toasted almonds on grilled sourdough
Tuna Poke Bowl
sushi grade tuna, ponzu sauce, mashed avocado + sesame seeds over a bed of crisp greens w. tortilla chips
Food cold. Entrees served not at the same time. Undercooked items.
This restaurant is really good. Ambience always nice. Food takes a little bit long to come to table, but worth waiting for. Best salmon I’ve ever had and sweet potato fries were hot, crispy and delicious
We were seated right away with a friendly server. But the hamburger and grilled cheese sandwich we ordered were below mediocre. Food took exactly an hour to arrive after we were seated. We used to love Island but see now that it is no longer the good quality UES neighborhood restaurant it used to be.
We would not eat here again. The kale autumn salad lacked flavor needs a better dressing and maybe some cranberries or raisins. I’ve eaten a lot of salad and this one was very boring. The hamburger was decent. The roasted chicken flavor was good but the cauliflower was supposed to be Parmesan dusted and there was not a hint of parm flavor. I wound up eating it dipped in chipotle Mayo that came with the burger. Nothing at all remarkable about this place, except the server was a very nice young man. The food ingredients were of a good quality just not a personal preference for me to seek out this place again.
A great neighborhood restaurant. Really good comfort food Attentive server Decor makes you feel you were in Nantucket
Our favorite place to eat on upper east side
Incredible wait staff with consistently great food!
Lovely brunch menu. The outdoor seating was comfortable and had a good atmosphere
On a lovely early fall evening, we sat outside and shared a calamari appetizer. We then each had the lobster quesadilla and shared a slice of key lime pie. My friend had a mixed drink, and I had white wine. Food was delicious. Staff were solicitous and did not rush us.
This place is great! Love the environment and food! Perfect place for date, family or meet with friends.
Island was outstanding. The staff and servers were personable, friendly, and helpful.
The kitchen turned out dishes quickly and the food was excellent. A maple-glazed salmon and sea bass were perfectly prepared. We were checked in quickly and served promptly. We liked everything about Island and plan to return.
Lunch at Island is as relaxing as the name would suggest. Everyone is warm and friendly and the food is simple and delicious. Crab cakes and avocado toast are my favorites, but I haven't had anything I didn't like. And now that they've added a particularly charming outdoor structure, I look forward to eating outside all the more.
Consistency! Always ! Lunch, dinner, outstanding food and service! Dessert selection might improve though.
Not up to it’s usual standards. And we were offered an outdoor table on the sidewalk next to the garbage bags. Seriously. Not acceptable. Won’t be rushing back
Everyone at the table enjoyed the food very much. Great waiters!
A true port in the storm during the Pandemic, Island remains a constant! Great staff, service and food. It never gets old. The alfresco dining has been upgraded and now fittingly channels beach club cabanas!
Best menu. Something for everyone. We all enjoyed the food and service was friendly but not overwhelming. Wish there was a place line Island in more neighborhoods.
We came to Island to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and unfortunately our meals were underwhelming. My poor husband ordered the filet of sole with asparagus. He offered me a taste, but I noticed its fish smell was very strong and declined. Within 1 hour after our meal, my husband was ill with GI symptoms. ( I am a health professional and recognized this was FOOD related) It put our 25 year old wedding vows, " In sickness and in health" to the test! We won't be eating or celebrating at Island ever again.
The only highlight was that we had a lovely server from Ireland.
My first time presenting my Excelsior Pass, both a thrill and a real privilege. I love Island, great service and a lovely, comfortable, unhurried ambiance.
Island us a respite in an empty sea of closed restaurants and construction. The service is impeccable and competent while the good is delicious, right sized and on point. You won’t be adrift at Island. 5 Stars!!!
Seated 30 minutes late, no apology, no offer of a complimentary drink or desert, very slow service and then tried to sneak on a 20% tip on a party of 6
Great place and varied menu when you just want to eat out instead of being at home
Every offering is good. Selection is a matter of personal preference at the time.
Thank you Allen! We appreciate your review. Hope to see you soon!
Consistently great food and excellent service
Thank you Agata! We work hard to consistently deliver excellent service. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Hope to serve you again soon.
All around, a good eating experience; outside area nicely done.. Made special trip to drink Nolet’s gin, but, alas, it is no longer at the bar.
Excellent food. Attentive staff
Thank you Agata! We appreciate you. See you again soon.
Great menu. Comfortable outdoor dining. Excellent waitstaff. Our dinner was delicious and served in an enjoyable atmosphere!
Non existent service and tiny portions place has gone downhill
I originally requested outdoor dining, but it was in the 90’s, so we switched to indoor. Thankfully they could accommodate us.
What a beautiful room! Very airy and comfortable.
The food was great, as was our server.
Island is a wonderful go-to place on the upper east side. The food is always good, the service is excellent and the ambiance is lovely.
Reservations are honored and the wait staff is professional, friendly and welcoming.
I haven't been to Island in over 30 years. I was very curious as to what I would think after all this time. It was even better than what I remembered. The food was really good and the setting in your outside cabana was so pleasant. The waitress was pleasant and accommodating and made us feel like we were her only table. A really great idea to return.
Great spot for Sunday brunch!
A week or so ago I had the tun burger. It was excellent and much larger than the one I had last night. I ordered it medium, and it came with red. I had to send it back. The taste was eh.
Server did not follow my instructions. I asked for seltzer, and she forgot to bring it. I finally had to ask for it at the end of the meal.
She rushed us, and wanted to clear the plates before I finished eating.
Based on my last night's experience, I would not recommend it.
Nice and bright decor. Mainly seafood restaurant, with nice wine list. I brought my mom for dinner. Our waiter was attentive and food was yummy.
Island was overall a disappointing dining experience. I wanted to enjoy it after the positive reviews I had read, but unfortunately, the service was awful - to the point that it seemed the wait staff hadn’t been trained in any sort of serving etiquette. We were also brought the wrong drinks and food during the meal, and one of the hot dishes came out cold. The service, however, was still the worst part.
a great lunch menu. And very very good service. An experienced and flexible staff. Did not interfere with table conversation to ask how the meal was. Very appropriate well trained attentive stagg.
Thank you Cynthia! We are proud of our staff and the service they deliver. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
The service at Island was outstanding. I was given the table that I requested when I made the reservation. Our server, Adriana, was beyond wonderful - attentive, professional, warm and efficient.
I recommend Island to everyone on the upper east side!
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are proud of our staff and the service we provide. Adriana is a star! We appreciate you for taking the time to let us know how your experience was. We hope to see you again soon!
Island offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 996-1200.
Island is rated 4.4 stars by 533 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.