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About The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar

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.

133 East 65th St.
New York, NY 10065
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Daily 5:30pm-12am
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 3pm

Cross Street:
Park Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 249-2222

Website:
http://theeastpolenyc.com/

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.

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.

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

Public Transit:
6 Train to 59th Street

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Wilbur

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Whether it’s lunch, brunch, dinner or something in between, let us host your next event. With different configurations for large groups, small seated meals, cocktails with passed canapés, social shindigs or corporate fetes, our experienced event team will guide your party to success!

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The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
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Great for Brunch (18)
Cozy (15)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
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Special Occasion (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Healthy (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Casual (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Business Meals (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Organic (8)
Romantic (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Authentic (6)
People Watching (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I’ve been here for everything - drinks with girlfriends, dinner with my boyfriend, brunch/lunch/dinner with family - it never gets old! The last occasion was a birthday brunch for me with my closest friends. The smoked salmon crostini + peach Bellini combination cannot get better.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

East Pole never disappoints. Chic- delicious- a great crowd. I like it more and more each time I go.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a great meal. The service was excellent and the decor and ambiance is superb. I guess my only suggestion would be to have one “mainstream “ entree on the menu, like a steak or burger. All of th entrees are elegant and beautifully prepared but are pretty gourmet.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great as always!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

El lugar es precioso, y la comida sobresaliente. El manager fue muy amable con nosotros al solucionar un error de opentable en nuestra reserva.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good for small group. Actually can converse without yelling or hearing the next table. Music style and sound level perfect. Good brunch food and very good service.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Maybe an off day, but many things were unacceptable.
- We didn't have a server for the first 20 minutes we sat at our table and had to ask why other tables were being helped.
- The server rang in an extra meal. We sent it back and it still was on our check at the end so we had to wait (again) for it to be removed.
- One of the women was celebrating a birthday. We let the server know and he brought a dessert menu and told us we could choose one thing. We were charged for the dessert.
- We ordered coffee with dessert and the cream they brought us was curdled. They took it away and replaced our coffee but never brought us new creamer.

The only bright spot is that the food was very good and the atmosphere charming. I'd like to think this was just an off day, but I left embarrassed for bringing my family there.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always great food
Always great service!
Great value

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food gets only a "fair" rating as I ordered a hamburger "medium" and it came out beyond "well done" and dry as a bone. I pointed this out to the waiter whose attention we couldn't get until mid meal and he offered to switch it, but we didn't have time to wait for another one. I took mine home to the dog.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

They received rave reviews from our friends. But.....A disappointing lunch. Our salad sounded great. Roasted root vegetables...called a winter salad. But although vegetables were tasty and were well seasoned, , they were in an oily puddle. Even the cappuccino had too much half and half foam. I couldn't get through to the coffee: Lovely restaurant but maybe chef had a bad day. Main course of striped bass was also in a tasteless oily puddle. It was pleasant to be there but food was very disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Creative food, lovely townhouse, friendly staff, good bar. Pricey for quality. Fun place to go with friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I've been to The East Pole now a few times, and although the menu looks good and the vibe looks contemporary/fashiony/insta-friendy, the restaurant always falls below expectation. I'll start this time with the host, who seems to be the front of house manager. His service was unfriendly and pretentious, even for brunch! When we were seated, we asked to be moved to a table that wasn't in direct proximity to the front door, since it was 25 degrees outside, but he had saved that table for a friend, and he wouldn't accommodate us by relocating us even though we asked twice as two other tables had opened. It ended up being so unpleasant that we at with our winter coats on. When the food actually came out of the kitchen, it was cold (all three entrees). We asked for the dishes to be reheated, and again, the waitstaff wouldn't accommodate the request. We rushed through our cold breakfasts and immediately picked up warm coffee at a lovely shop down the street. The entire experience left a sour taste in our mouth, and since this has been the third time I've experienced mediocre service from both the FOH staff and the waitstaff, I won't be returning. I recommend all readers to do the same.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Every time the door opened the cold air blew into the dining room

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

crowded, noisy very little ambience-somewhat ungracious service-waiter pleasant enough, but the people who served it slapped down with little regard to patrons-stacking, scraping etc. Ok food. But who needs to go out for that?

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Cute and cosy place with good food and a lively UES crowd.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Cozy, Organic
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Pole East was a good meal in a very pleasant place with the exception of the muzak which was very distracting at first. It got better later on--or we just got used to it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Three of us went for lunch. The restaurant feels like a charming little boit on a Paris side street especially because the woman at the next table was dining with her standard daschshund perched on her lap. Lunch was delicious, the waitstaff excellent and helpful, it was quiet enough to chat. All of us want to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A great place to have brunch . Reservation was accepted and we were seated promptly. Everyone had the Green Omlette and was done very well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

A neighborhood treasure, warm and inviting as always!

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fabulous autumn cocktail, the Mexican Standoff. Spicy! Loved it. I had the grouper special, my husband the chicken Kiev. We both enjoyed the meal. Black coffee to finish. Excellent!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always a lovely experience at the East Pole - the food is seasonal and local but with some staples on the menu. Even my picky mid-western parents thoroughly enjoyed their meals. It can get a little noisy in there and the booths are a little tight, but overall the experience is just lovely. If you have a larger group - I recommend that you ask for a table upstairs as it's usually a little quieter.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great find via OpenTable satisfying a guy seeking a great cheeseburger and two dining partners looking for micro greens. Kid friendly, they permitted an order of two grilled cheeses even though it was the brunch menu. Side salads were very good. Great Blue Marble ice cream for dessert, including an affagato. Very crisp Sancerre. Able and friendly waitress. Definitely going back.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Organic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

food always well prepared innovative and artfully presented...weather it be lunch, brunch or dinner

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We were celebrating our daughter’s 18th birthday and wanted a special restaurant with incredible food - The East Pole delivered that and much more ! What a meal ! We’d eat there every week if we lived nearby , so could you open one in Bend ?!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Made an 8:45 reservation and arrived on time. Found a seat at the bar to wait for table. When we still hadn’t been seated at 9:15 I️ asked the host if we were going to be seated or should just eat at the bar as I️ was getting hungry. He said “you might just want to eat here or I️ can send you some snacks while you wait”. Half an hour past the time we reserved?? No snacks were forthcoming until it became apparent we knew several regulars who came in after us. Bottom line, probably great if this is your neighborhood spot and the host knows you. Booking on Open Table doesn’t seem to cut it for actually getting to sit down for dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The Maitre d is Dennis and he is excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Love the food
The serviceis impeccable
I like that the menu has healthy and not so healthy options

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great neighborhood place, with a fun vibe. I was wary about service given some of the reviews but our service was top notch. Food was inventive and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This meal was my first at East Pole for quite a while. I thought that this meal was much better than my first meal there about two years ago. The food was fantastic. The service was great too. I am looking forward to returning soon and don't intend to wait another two years.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

service was very good............brunch was delicious

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great spot that is vibrant and fun. Food was outstanding. Issue was service. I ordered a glass of wine that was empty halfway into my meal. But our server never checked on us after the food was delivered so I sat with an empty glass of wine for about 20 minutes. By the time he checked on us, we were done eating and opted to not get another glass or stay for dessert. My water glass was also empty often for extended periods of time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were seated in an area that was close to the door opening a lot. We asked to be moved and were told that we couldn't because there were no tables. When tables got up, we asked if we could then move as we were sitting with our coats on freezing. We were told no because those tables were reserved. Well, we reserved a table also and it was quite disappointing. Our serve was great and the food was great but the experience with our table and how cold it was made it hard to enjoy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Second visit, and will return, but on a weeknight when it's less packed. Delicious food and excellent service, particularly Stephen (Steven?), the host. "Ambiance" is docked a bit because the lighting is so dim as to be almost comical; "Food" because the menu is somewhat limited.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had a totally terrible meal at East Pole and had to send back both special pasta dishes with white truffles.... absolutely TASTELESS!! Huge disappointment....how can any chef serve tasteless bland white truffles....clearly chef never tasted the real thing in Italy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great farm-to-table food experience. Nice atmosphere. Great place for a first or second date.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch but tables too close together, dishes mainly including eggs! How original. Service erratic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This restaurant is un upper east side gem. The food is absolutely delicious - highly recommend!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was delicious and the service attentive but not intrusive.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food (pumpkin bread w Apple butter & duck hash were amazing). Service was subpar although we were seated outside and it was crowded inside. I️ asked multiple times for honey for my tea which never came & my friend asked for ketchup and it was never brought over. Would go back since the food was amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our waiter was really unpleasant. Not sure he wanted to be working as a waiter. Rushed us through our ordering, was quick to ask if we wanted more wine before our glasses were empty. And just really unpleasant

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