The Daisy

4.2
262 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
The Daisy is a restaurant & cocktail bar that combines inventive cocktails with seasonal New American fare, and a beautiful interior to NYC’s Upper East Side. Cocktails draw inspiration from a variety of Spirits which have become staples of the NYC cocktail scene. Seasonal dishes range from snacks & small plates to main courses, offering our guests the ability to sample a few dishes or enjoy a full dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 262 people are saying
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3.8
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4.2
ambience
3.9
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very good!

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John
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice setting but very loud! The drinks were good and service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hostess was horrible and there were so many dirty tables

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RichardK
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place to visit for a few drinks and a bit of food. Great for dates!

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SarahM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Poor service - wait staff misinformed us about dishes. Overall very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They cancelled our reservation without letting us know. We arrived at the restaurant (all 8 of us) excited and ready to have a nice afternoon, just to get told that we could not dine in since they were closing. I asked why the reservation was available on Open Table and they said it was a mistake. I asked why I couldn’t receive a phone call or text ahead of time to let me know the the reservation was canceled….*crickets* really disappointing and they didn’t even apologize. Do not recommend.

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LaurenE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Slow service and tasteless food. Won’t be back

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vipMoorea11
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was a less than satisfying experience. My wife’s chicken was tough and a little over cooked. My burger was tasty but dry and not medium rare. We are return customers who previously have had a satisfying experience. Based on our latest experience we may not return again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so friendly and accommodating. I was able to enjoy outside without my wheelchair being in the way. The food was amazing! I would definitely go back!

Also, music was LIT !

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TaylorS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super nice and helped us out ! I really appreciated it

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vipEvanF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice evening! We had the sirloin and it was delicious and beautifully prepared. Cocktails are also very nicely done. An app got forgotten but it was removed from the bill with zero drama. Will come back soon.

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LiamG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent date here this past weekend. Service was remarkably pleasant, food was delicious, absolutely nothing to complain about. Highly recommend the gnocchi!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience1

Had brunch reservations. The waiter brought us coffee and never came back to take our order it had been 25 minutes. He went to every table that sat after us and took their order. We had to walk out because we would have never got our food. Extremely disappointed was really looking forward to going.

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AngeB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so nice and attentive. Great brunch, the brunch bird was food and tasted great!

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JeanneC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it. Only reason 4 stars for service was due to the server being new - which we understand… can’t wait to go back. Had the omelette with my fav ingredients - spinach, asparagus, egg whites and guacamole - tasty
and healthy hubby had delicious steak and eggs. Good mimosa as well!

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vipMCNYC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Didn't realize the noise level was so high-made it difficult to catch up with my girlfriends. Service was slow but it looked like they were shortstaffed. It wasn't cool enough inside and there was a stale bar smell. I would order the zucchini chips again but probably for take out.

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vipEricM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Some of the worst service. We were seated, ordered drinks and food. Waitress (young blond girl, she never told us her name) brought out drinks, kitchen staff later brought out food. We finished drinks and wanted to order another round, but waitress never came back by. Instead, she was talking with her friend eating at the end of the bar with the bartender. Then watched them take shots with a couple friends at the bar. Then resumed wasting time with the bartender and her friend at the end of the bar. It was not a busy day, she wasn’t working hard, just socializing. We finished our meal then waited at least another 15 min before having to go to the bar to interrupt her, the bartender and her friend, in order to ask for the check and waters. She brought a pitcher to pour water, and at that time realized she never even gave us water glasses. I still tipped 18%, but actually shouldn’t have tipped her half as much. To ignore customers, do shots and chat with the bartender and her friend the ENTIRE time, is ridiculous. Will never go back to this place!

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LB22
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I've been here for dinner before and it was great, but brunch missed the mark. The staff was also not ready to open when we arrived for our reservation at 10am.

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DenequeW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had a beautiful atmosphere must go again. Food was tasty and they gave you enough with no water down drinks

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HaleyK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, mimosas, and overall experience! Staff were great as well!

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Kaitlin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

How is it possible that a full bar can make a specialty drink without any problem yet when it comes to making drinks with only 2 ingredients (Sapphire and Tonic or Tito's and Soda) it fails utterly. I have no problem paying $15 for a good G&T, but not when its absolutely undrinkable. Can't anyone get a drink in this town?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch. It was incredible!

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vipPumba2
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very responsive. After we had them turn down the music and open the outdoor shade (which they did graciously and immediately) it was a lovely meal. Great service, nice food. Only lingering complaint was the lack of decaf coffee at 10:30 AM.

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vipfoodieinthewindow
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Kevin & Bartender Cillian were awesome - they made our experience at The Daisy!

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DoNot
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The experience was just very “meh.” My biggest “complaint” is the food. I want to start by saying that I put quotes around complaint because the quality of the food was good, but it was the flavors that were lacking. For example, my dinner came with mushroom risotto as a side, the rice was cooked really well and the general consistency of the risotto was quite good (held its shape, not a solid brick/didn’t run all over the plate). However, it just tasted like parmesan cheese. I could see the mushrooms, but in a blind taste test I would never be able to tell you the dish contained mushrooms. This was the theme with much of what we ordered that evening.

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Jennifer
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Servers seemed to be annoyed by most guests - could have been an off night. Food was good - get the french fries - amazing! Service was fast.

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vipJamesC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent and the breakfast board was an incredible amount of delicious food. However, our meal took almost a full hour to get to our table.

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vipNycfoodie
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disappointing experience from start to finish. Reservations for outside table for brunch, seated inside and told that they will figure it out- 15 minutes later, no follow up. Simple order of eggs took 55 minutes. Food was cold. Clearly short-staffed-10% "covid recovery" charge on bill is the first I've ever seen. Will not be back- so many better options on the same 2 block radius.

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vipaiproduction
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went there for last min Sunday night drinks and the bartender, Cillian (and everyone there) was exceptionally great! He was very welcoming as we walked in, (which isn't very common in Manhattan unfortunately), very informative about drink options we have. We ended up having more than we anticipated because it was so fun and welcoming environment, with nice music too! The cocktail was made in very careful manner, not like regular bar cocktails too. Totally would go back! Such a great place :)

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Lianna
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much. The chef waiters bartenders were very welcoming made me feel right at home on my birthday. Definitely recommend everyone to go.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cosmo was unbelievable. The barkeep suggested their new Seersucker gin and it was delicious! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

They only had one server so things moved very very slowly

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Samantha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute ambiance with their outdoor setting during COVID.

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DariusS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella was the best. She was not only the hostesses, but our server too. We were a party of 8 and was super attentive and amazing. The food was very good as we were all very happy. Bottomless brunch was great and the bubbly they used was tasty as and didn't taste cheap. Thank you again Daisy Team! Keep up the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, friendly & helpful Irish waiter, nice food.

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John
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Table was touched once the entire night. Just for the order taking, and nothing else. We finished our entire meal, drinks, and water and our server never checked in. Walked by a bunch though. It was a birthday celebration and it was a disaster. Come on Daisy you’re gonna charge an extra 10% during these times but show no gratitude towards your customers??

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JamesM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Awful. Poor service. Poor lighting. Half the table was dark. You could not see what you were eating. Food was just average. No one came to see if we wanted more drinks. Appetizer served without plates. Would not go back

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JuliaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great vegetarian options. Great service and beautiful decor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The bar tender was amazing. Our food was cold and and yet over done!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had a very pleasant brunch at The Daisy. My only small complaints would be that my steak was served well done after I asked for it medium and my girlfriends chicken that came with the waffles was also over cooked, making it dry. Even still, the food was rather delicious. The lemon ricotta waffles that came with the chicken were AMAZING! Our server was very friendly and attentive. She did mix up one of the drink orders but the drink that was brought was one that we were considering anyway so not really a big deal. Overall, we had a fun time and plan to return to sample more of their tasty menu.

FAQs

The Daisy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 964-5756.

The Daisy is rated 4.2 stars by 262 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.