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Sugar East

4.4
4.4
21 Reviews
$30 and under
Speakeasy

Sugar East came to life from the vision of Public Agenda as a sleek, midcentury styled upscale lounge that transports guests to another era, reminiscent of a NYC Speakeasy. A secret upscale bar located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Sugar East offers fresh sourced cocktail and menu ingredients, music playing through the early morning hours, and legal indoor smoking. Every element is a modern adaptation of classic design, based on Sugar East’s four pillars: escape, style, luxury and play.

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Menu

Bites

  • Vegetable Tempura$12.00

    Thai dipping sauce

    • Truffle Fries$12.00

      truffle Pecorino, truffle aioli, chives

      • Artichoke Dip$14.00

        baby artichoke hearts, spinach, cream, Gruyère, country toast

        • Avocado Toast$14.00

          pumpkin seeds, basil, Cotija, cherry tomato

          • Hummus$14.00

            tomato, olive oil, warm pita

            • Beef Sliders*$14.00

              smoked cheddar, caramelized shallots, spicy mayo

              • Grilled Cheese$15.00

                Gruyère, Reggiano, aged Gouda, pickled vegetables

                • Spicy Ahi Tuna Tartare*$16.00

                  avocado, serrano chile purée, Dijon sprouts, sea salt, crispy rice cake

                  • Prosciutto di Parma$20.00

                    Pecorino Romano, white grapes, fig jam

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                    What 21 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    4.4
                    4.4 based on all time ratings
                    • 4.4Food
                    • 4.3Service
                    • 4.6Ambience
                    • 4.1Value

                    NoiseModerate

                    87% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                    1. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Los Angeles

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on February 9, 2020

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Always a great time!! Enjoy the music and the team is on point with drinks and energy.

                      Sugar EastResponded on February 24, 2020

                      Thanks for your note and feedback. We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time!

                    2. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on January 12, 2020

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      Great music and service, even the security guard was very friendly. Had a good experience with my friends. Drinks were good but i don’t recommend the apple pie drink - not worth its price for the quality of the drink. It was better to get individual cocktails. I would definitely come again for the vibes. I highly recommend to rsvp for a table.

                      Sugar EastResponded on January 23, 2020

                      Thanks for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Cheers!

                    3. y

                      yankeemike78

                      New York Area

                      2 reviews

                      4.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on January 5, 2020

                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                      Sugar is used to be one of the hidden gems in the city. It used to be a cigar shop and then turned into a bar. My girlfriend and I loved it. They were grandfathered in and allowed to smoke in the bar. We went there Saturday night and found out that the owner didn’t renew the smoking policy. Now it’s like any other bar in the city. Don’t get me wrong, the food it great. The music is great. The atmosphere great, but you have to go up a flight of stairs to the street to smoke. Just like any other bar

                      Sugar EastResponded on January 23, 2020

                      Thanks for your review Mike and we're sorry that your disappointed in the smoking policy change.

                    4. AM

                      AshleyM

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 7, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      I went here with 5 of my friends on Dec. 6th to celebrate a birthday. The service from our waitress was amazing, unfortunately I do not remember her name. She was very nice and attentive; everything we ordered came out in a timely manner. The drinks and the food were great. The DJ was playing good music, my friends and I barely sat down that night because we were dancing so much. Would definitely come back and recommend to others.

                      Sugar EastResponded on December 10, 2019

                      Thanks for your review, Ashley. We're thrilled to hear that you and your friends had a great time at Sugar East. Hope to see you all again!

                    5. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Las Vegas

                      3 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on December 7, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Gorgeous place nice people

                      Sugar EastResponded on December 10, 2019

                      Thanks for your kind review!

                    6. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      San Francisco

                      9 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      9 reviews

                      Dined on November 24, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      From the moment I made reservations for my husband's surprise party. The staff very attentive and the ambiance was very upbeat. I've already recommended this place to several other people!!!

                      Sugar EastResponded on December 3, 2019

                      Thank you for your kind review. We're thrilled to hear that your husband's surprise party was a success and we look forward to welcoming you again!

                    7. JZ

                      JordanZ

                      New York Area

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on August 4, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Awesome . Fun DJ

                    8. AA

                      AshleyAnnCapone

                      New York Area

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on May 7, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Cozy place for a drink where you can actually have a conversation. Bartenders are always lovely.

                      Sugar EastResponded on December 30, 2019

                      Thanks for your review, Ashley. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again!

                    9. NF

                      NicoleF

                      New York Area

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 28, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      I made a reservation for Saturday night and service was incredible. Service was outstanding. The hostess gave us our choice of seating styles, and checked in a few time. The wait staff was on top of things, always making sure we had everything we needed. The drinks were delicious and they brought out a fun sparkler for the birthday girl. I will absolutely go back and recommend to anyone to try.

                    10. C

                      Casey

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 24, 2019

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Interesting drinks, the best coconut cocktail I've ever had

                    11. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Unspecified

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 13, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      This place is filled with 30 something year olds.

                    12. M

                      Marias

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 10, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing cocktails and vibe! Definately one of our best nights in NY!

                    13. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      1 review

                      vip
                      1.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on March 8, 2019

                      overall1food2service4ambience1

                      The place is RIDICULOUSLY loud. I like energy, but this is comically distracting.

                    14. N

                      Niki

                      Washington DC

                      11 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      11 reviews

                      Dined on February 26, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Super nice place with great cocktails and nice environment. Highly recommend for low-key nights, dates and small groups.

                    15. TG

                      TheodoreG

                      Chicago

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on February 3, 2019

                      overall4food1service5ambience4

                      They allowed smoking which took away from the experience. Didn’t have any food.

                    16. SH

                      SherryH

                      New York Area

                      6 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on February 2, 2019

                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                      Fun and loud!

                    17. AB

                      AlvinB

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on January 27, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The atmosphere, food, music and service were amazing! Definitely check this place out! awe are coming back for sure

                    18. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 30, 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      I came here to celebrate New Years Eve early with my bestie and it was amazing. Drinks are strong but tasty. I had the Coconut drink which was aesthetically nice but I did not like it. Good flavor and aroma but just not for me. I also had the Guava which was nice but not as much Guava as I would like; similar to a Guava margarita. Still enjoyed the Guava drink. My favorite was the strawberry drink was sweet and smooth. Music is amazing because you get a little of EVERYTHING, from prince to biggie to the Aaliyah. Service by Helena and Vilma was amazing !!

                    19. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New Orleans

                      1 review

                      vip
                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 29, 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The restaurant did not have our reservation. They were kind enough to get us a Table

                    20. CK

                      CarlyK

                      New York Area

                      41 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      41 reviews

                      Dined on October 30, 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Place is super cute and we had some delicious food from the small plates menu. Carlos was an amazingly attentive and made outstanding cocktails! Definitely going back. Great date spot and speakeasy. Highly recommend

                    21. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      2 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on October 24, 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Classy and laid-back atmosphere, outstanding service, unique cocktails

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                    Sugar East is rated 4.4 stars by 21 OpenTable diners

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