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The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar

4.7
4.7
1175 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

The East Pole, on the Upper East Side, is housed in an historic brownstone on a quiet block of 65th Street. Drawing on old maps and subtle nautical accents, the main dining room & bar is timeless and sophisticated with a clean, simple aesthetic focusing on high quality materials.

The menu features simple yet elevated home cooking with a focus on local, seasonal, organic produce and sustainably sourced proteins. For Drinks, our signature cocktail menu & full bar service, with a focus on small batch distilleries, breweries & wineries are all available.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 249-2222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    As one of the leading chefs in the Farm to Table Movement, Chef Nicholas Wilber, has developed a simple yet thoughtful catering menu utilizing local, seasonal, organic produce and sustainably sourced proteins.<br /><br />For Drinks, our unique signature cocktail menu & full bar service, with a focus on small batch distilleries, are all available. From grower champagnes to biodynamic wines & a beer list featuring American Ale from Colorado to Nantucket, along with a variety of NY State beers, we’ve got you covered.<br />

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue

  • Parking details

    Private Garage located at 200 East 65th Street, between Second and Third Avenues

  • Public transit

    6 train to 59th Street, F and Q trains to 63rd Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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Menu

First Course

  • Baby Kale Salad$22.00

    aged goat cheese, pine nuts, green peppercorn dressing

    • Pan Roasted Snap Peas$16.00

      lemon, pecorino, chili pepper

      • Roasted Carrots$16.00

        red endive, spiced corriander yogurt

        • Burrata$23.00

          autumn squash, baby watercress, pine nuts

          • Line-Caught Tuna Crudo$25.00

            red chili vinaigrette, puffed wild rice

            • Scottish Salmon Tartare$24.00

              radish, red onion, sesame

              • Grilled Montauk Calamari$21.00

                charred eggplant puree, pickled pepper

                • Prime Steak Tartare$24.00

                  chili vinaigrette, green onion, fennel pollen

                  Second Course

                  • Cavatelli$24.00

                    kale pesto, pecorino

                    • House-Made Pappardelle$26.00

                      wild boar ragu

                      • Organic Macrobiotic Bowl$26.00

                        brown rice, adzuki beans, seaweed, squash

                        • Golden Tilefish$38.00

                          cured plum tomato, swiss chard, bottarga

                          • Seared Halibut$36.00

                            bitter greens, wild mushroom, carrot-ginger purée

                            • Grilled Scottish Salmon$36.00

                              dill crema, charred onion, cucumber

                              • Pan Roasted Chicken$34.00

                                roasted market vegetables, bagna vert

                                • Heritage Pork Chop$39.00

                                  chicory salad, nduja vinaigrette

                                  • Grilled Prime Hanger Steak & Hand-Cut Fries$36.00

                                    red wine reduction

                                    Last updated: January 1, 2021

                                    What 1,175 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                    4.7
                                    4.7 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.6Food
                                    • 4.5Service
                                    • 4.6Ambience
                                    • 4.2Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                      gramercypl

                                      New York Area

                                      19 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      19 reviews

                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Both hostess and waitress were very nice and our evening enjoyable.

                                    2. CN

                                      ChesareNYC

                                      New York Area

                                      65 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      65 reviews

                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Superb as always! I have been to this restaurant many times and in very occasion there is something new or different in the menu to try. This is a place has such a pleasant vibe that really welcomes you and make you feel cozy and relaxed. Service is always wonderful and with its farm to table feeling and generous wine list, this is fantastic spot for nice casual dinner.

                                    3. TB

                                      TikiBarnes

                                      New York Area

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We sat outside. Food was really delicious! Service impecable. One thing: we were a party of 3 and two of us were there waiting for our friend to arrived and they didn’t sit us. Perhaps next time we can sit and have an extra drink while waiting for our friend at our table. Thanks!

                                    4. W

                                      Woodstownluvr56

                                      Philadelphia

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on October 10, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      The hostess was so kind and flexible when part of my party was late. Loved Alexis the bartender and my server as well!! The food was extremely good and not a bad price for UES.

                                    5. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New England

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on October 10, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The food was delicious!! and the staff was very friendly and attentive all the time! Loved that the use seasonal and local ingredients for their dishes. will be back

                                    6. KG

                                      KarenG

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on October 9, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      The pumpkin soup with crab!!!! Beautiful and delectable

                                    7. N

                                      Niia

                                      New York Area

                                      58 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      58 reviews

                                      Dined on October 6, 2021

                                      overall5food4service4ambience4

                                      Lovely place on pretty block with lots of outdoor tables set up on sidewalk. Super nice staff and great selection of casual, sophisticated fare. Very close to Park Ave. Armory if you’re going to a show there. A class act!

                                    8. J

                                      John

                                      San Francisco

                                      28 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      28 reviews

                                      Dined on October 5, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The service was excellent and the food delicious. This was my 2nd dinner at East Pole. Glad to be back. Great neighborhood spot.

                                    9. UE

                                      UpperEastSider

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on October 4, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Everything you want from a high-quality neighborhood restaurant

                                    10. W

                                      Willy

                                      New York Area

                                      12 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on October 3, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The food was very well presented, very tasty, and rounded off with a very friendly and professional service it made for an utmost pleasant combination. It's a "MUST-GO"

                                    11. a

                                      abcde

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on October 2, 2021

                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                      food delicious, waiter nice but main courses came out too fast (we were still eating apps- and we are already fast eaters) and bread never came after asking for it.

                                    12. 2

                                      2cats

                                      New York Area

                                      29 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      29 reviews

                                      Dined on October 1, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Service And food are both excellent!

                                    13. EY

                                      EdwardY

                                      New York Area

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on September 28, 2021

                                      overall5food2service5ambience5

                                      Something I ate made my stomach quite queasy!!

                                    14. P

                                      Popuplady

                                      New York Area

                                      18 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      18 reviews

                                      Dined on September 27, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      East Pole has become my Go To restaurant in my neighborhood. My friends loved it last night and plan to return on their own. Unfortunately, although indoors had only another table with patrons and we asked for the music to be toned down, the music blared and wasn't dinner conversation music at all. This is the first time this has happened but it definitely detracted from our enjoyment. See you again in what I hope will be a quieter experience.

                                    15. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on September 27, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      First time here! It was great service! Delicious food, kind and courteous staff. Just a terrific visit!

                                    16. m

                                      mikeyclimb

                                      New York Area

                                      147 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      147 reviews

                                      Dined on September 26, 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                      we ate indoors. on this beautiful day the many outdoor tables were packed started with smoked salmon toast and a blood Mary + mimosa. shared French toast I had a "French" omelette which was a bit bland. perhaps change the cheese? wife had eggs Benedict which she requested as "Florentine' (with spinach) which was accommodated without any fuss. otherwise everything was excellent shame we couldn't have eaten outdoors.... also a shame that the weather is turning cooler.... if it's in the 70's again and fair, give it a try. we would return

                                    17. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on September 25, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent food . Drinks ARE very pricey( particularly the wine) but service is wonderful and Mariella is my reason to keep coming back.

                                    18. ML

                                      MichaelL

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 22, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      From the moment we approached Brian on the outdoor desk, we knew we were in good hands. Friendly, accommodating, in charge with an easy manner. Outdoor table, small but enough room. Our server was Hanna, who was terrific, attentive, quick to adapt to changes in our order and the plumb tart she recommended to two non-desert eaters was very good.

                                    19. BF

                                      BillF

                                      Orlando

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on September 21, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wait staff was over the top excellent.

                                    20. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on September 19, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Brunch was great! Mariella was there and was wonderful as always, she remembered me and took the time to stop by and say hello which meant so much.

                                    21. SE

                                      SERA

                                      Chicago

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on September 19, 2021

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Loved it! Delicious perfect spot

                                    22. DC

                                      DanielC

                                      New York Area

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on September 18, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I've been here a lot and it's a solid place. Not terribly inventive or unusual if that's what you're looking for. It's just a solid and reliable place to have dinner. The staff is really what makes this place shine. Everyone here is on their game.

                                    23. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 18, 2021

                                      overall2food3service1ambience4

                                      Server was aggressive and rushed us. Took away from the experience.

                                    24. DE

                                      DanielE

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 18, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great place I gave been many times at this point !!

                                    25. MF

                                      MichaelF

                                      New York Area

                                      15 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      15 reviews

                                      Dined on September 15, 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      I've always loved East Pole and, this my first time back since March 2020, it was just as good as ever.

                                    26. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on September 14, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Two words: THE FOOD! So flavorful innovative and well prepared. Exquisite!

                                    27. w

                                      wendyl

                                      New York Area

                                      178 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      178 reviews

                                      Dined on September 14, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Very upbeat restaurant, super popular, comfortable outdoor seating plus indoor. Healthy menu with lots of veggies and nicely prepared dishes. Friendly staff. I have been here for brunch several times, but this was my first time for dinner. Will definitely go back

                                    28. G

                                      Ginger

                                      New York Area

                                      9 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on September 14, 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Outdoor dining comfortable and pretty. Food fresh and tasty. We needed speedy service as we were trying to make it to theater at Hunter. Everything was smooth and we made it the performance in good time.

                                    29. NY

                                      NYFoodie

                                      New York Area

                                      92 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      92 reviews

                                      Dined on September 11, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      A lovely neighborhood gem with delicious food. Can't wait to go back!

                                    30. PZ

                                      PeterZ

                                      New York Area

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on September 11, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Be of my favorite casual brunch spots in NYC

                                    31. DL

                                      DLW716

                                      Baltimore

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on August 29, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Went to East Pole for brunch. Food and service was outstanding. Sat outside at one of the sidewalk tables which was our preference, therefore the ambiance was given a lower score just due to noise, pedestrians, etc. Would highly recommend.

                                    32. ED

                                      ElizabethD

                                      San Francisco

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on August 24, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Incredible and attentive service!!

                                    33. GM

                                      GabrielM

                                      New York Area

                                      14 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on August 21, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Had such a great time, the food was simply amazing! Brunch was phenomenal!! Loved it!!

                                    34. BD

                                      BigDaddy1968

                                      New York Area

                                      6 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on August 19, 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Carlos is gentleman and took great care of us.

                                    35. BC

                                      BelaChameli

                                      New York Area

                                      17 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      17 reviews

                                      Dined on August 18, 2021

                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                      Loved how good they were with our dog

                                    36. MK

                                      MiryameK

                                      Houston

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on August 18, 2021

                                      overall2food2service1ambience4

                                      We normally love coming here for upbeat weekly dining, but last night we had the worst service and mediocre meals. We sat down and the waitress never came by for 20 minutes. We finally called her over to take our drink orders and it took 15-20 minutes for them to come. We finally asked for our waitress over again to take our meal orders. To top it all off, the burgers that we normally live, were over cooked and bland. Very disappointing.

                                    37. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      29 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      29 reviews

                                      Dined on August 14, 2021

                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                      The waiter never told us the cost of the special. It turned out to be $23 more than the other fish offerings.

                                    38. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on August 13, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had such a great time! Hannah was our server and she was lovely, so attentive and really took great care of us. The last time I was there Mariella was our server and she was also absolutely phenomenal, and so when she saw me this time she remembered me and we were able to connect which I thoroughly enjoyed. Also the bartender was cute

                                    39. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      5 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on August 8, 2021

                                      overall2food4service2ambience4

                                      It seemed like it would be a good place, but other than the food, we were disappointed. The service was very slow, even though we got there right when they opened for brunch. The waiter was nice, but I don’t know why they were so delayed. There was a new bartender, which caused my drink to be super delayed, but I understood that. Our coffee and food still took a really long time and the waiter did apologize, but other tables seemed to finish way before we did. Willing to try again, but maybe not brunch?

                                    40. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on August 6, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The bartender was super cute

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                                    The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1175 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.

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                                    Google Map for The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar

                                    133 East 65th St. New York, NY 10065

                                    • Cross street

                                      Park Avenue

                                    • Neighborhood

                                      Upper East Side

                                    • Hours of operation

                                      Dinner
                                      Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                    • Cuisines

                                      American

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Elegant

                                    • Dress code

                                      Business Casual

                                    • Parking details

                                      Private Garage located at 200 East 65th Street, between Second and Third Avenues

                                    • Public transit

                                      6 train to 59th Street, F and Q trains to 63rd Street

                                    • Payment options

                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Additional

                                      Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

                                    • Phone number

                                      (212) 249-2222

                                    • Catering

                                      As one of the leading chefs in the Farm to Table Movement, Chef Nicholas Wilber, has developed a simple yet thoughtful catering menu utilizing local, seasonal, organic produce and sustainably sourced proteins.<br /><br />For Drinks, our unique signature cocktail menu & full bar service, with a focus on small batch distilleries, are all available. From grower champagnes to biodynamic wines & a beer list featuring American Ale from Colorado to Nantucket, along with a variety of NY State beers, we’ve got you covered.<br />

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