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The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar, New York, NY
The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar, New York, NY
The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar, New York, NY
The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar, New York, NY
The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar, New York, NY

The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar

4.6
4.6
1493 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 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 />
  • Private party facilities
    The East Pole, on the Upper East Side, is housed in a historic Brownstone on a quiet block of 65th Street. Drawing on old maps and subtle nautical accents, the main dining room is timeless and sophisticated with a clean, simple aesthetic focusing on high quality materials.The second floor bar is the perfect place to meet for pre or post dinner drinks. The second floor Map Room is a private dining area for up to 22 guests with a private entrance and restroom. Outdoor seating under a custom designed arbor allows for a unique entrance or additional seating. If your party is larger, we can accommodate up to 80 guests for a seated meal or 150 guests for cocktails.
  • Private party contact
    Bailey Martignetti: (212) 249-2222
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Cross street
    Lexington Avenue &amp; 65th Street
  • Parking details
    Private Garage located at 200 East 65th Street, between Second and Third Avenues
  • Public transit
    4/5/6/N/R/W train to 59th Street<br />F/Q trains to 63rd Street<br /><br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

What 1,493 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

1,493 Reviews
  1. LaurenA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in the ues!!!!! Every time I’m here it feels like I’m dining in a quintessential nyc movie.

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  2. wendys

    Exclusive

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite restaurant for brunch on the Upper East Side. The service is welcoming and attentive, and the fresh locally sourced cuisine is so delectable. Highly recommend!!

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  3. HowardA

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    They rarely change the menu. The staff needs to be trained. This is an expensive restaurant. Staff should realize that.

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  4. judyp

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My pasta came out cold and hard. Waiter apologized and said he would bring out a fresh dish. 5 mins later, he brought out a steamy dish which looked promising. Unfortunately, it was warm on only one side of the plate. Half of the pasta was still cold. I let them know that it seems that their microwave didn't reheat the dish evenly. They took it off our bill but it ruined the dining experience. Won't be going back.

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  5. FPSr

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I tried for the first time for brunch on Sunday. A very (beautiful) kind and friendly host greeted us and promptly brought us to our table. Or waiter was wonderful. The location is great and the food was very very good and the beet root bloody mary was perfect. A note to the other patrons who brought their dog, and let the dog stand up to the table with its paws on on the table. I love dogs but I am not accustomed to putting my feet on the dinner table nor should your dog, it is off putting, especially at a restaurant. Will surely return.

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  6. Edds

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had brunch. Food was great. Everyone nice. Tables are quite close but not manageable. Lovely spot

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, wine was ok and a little over priced.

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  8. CaleyL

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a swell spot tucked into a charming UES townhouse. Great room and wonderful food. A hip neighborhood spot.

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  9. Gigi

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best eggs benedict my husband love it so much. I had the avocado toast with a spicy dip sauce on the side was a surprise touch. And it’s kids friendly a big plus!

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  10. AmandaB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were put in the "family" section upstairs (understandable, I suppose. I was with my 8 yo son), but had a great meal with a stellar waitress. We'll be back again soon for more french toast!

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  11. nksm

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All food excellent. Noisy and crowded but the great meal made up for it. We will definitely be back The pasta with duck and the Buratta were exceptional

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  12. Allison

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Hostess would not seat our group until the full party was there - we had one friend running significantly late so this was a frustrating element for us to handle. Otherwise food & ambiance was great!

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  13. LindaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Location terrific block and warm entrance. Your friends, colleagues and family will be impressed with this intimate gem. The service was sensational, the cocktails string and the food wonderful. A small note that the pork chop though cooked perfectly the sauce was odd.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a great brunch at the bar at this lovely UES spot for locals.

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  15. CatherineT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time with my friend. We enjoyed cocktails and brunch. Everyone was really nice. I will go back!

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  16. maryc

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always top notch. The drinks are so smooth and easy to drink. One of the best places on the UES

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  17. DoriW

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I was surprised. Have had great meals in the past but last night the food was mediocre. I will probably not return

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  18. KrisA

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Solid food, nice environment, service is great. The prices are just a bit unreasonable, even for New York. $30 for a burger? $9 for an iced coffee? c'mon.

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  19. HECTORB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All right. Good experience. Dinner for three with wine, coffe and dessert for 170 uss

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on New Years Eve and there was an amazing jazz band playing. The room was dimly lit and all the staff was dressed for the occasion. The staff was also incredibly kind and personable. Usually restaurants during this time of year are overworked and rude but, not this place! The staff was amazing I cannot say it enough!

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  21. notmsn

    New York City

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for brunch. Staff was _excellent_. Food was very good. Only rough spot was that coffee was simply not that hot (after asking for it to be). Really a nice experience recommended.

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  22. Topagigio

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner and service was great, only the light was a bi to dark that I couldn’t see what I was eating!😅 For the rest excellent!!!

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  23. LisaSerota

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely. Delicious salmon tartare and terrific Dover sole. Great evening

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  24. Popuplady

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    East Pole is my neighborhood place and where I take guests. The food and service is always top notch. The seasonal outdoor dining splendid. Noise levels inside reflect the energy of a full crowd.

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  25. MelissaM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you so much for making this a very special occasion for my guests. We appreciate you, as always! Melissa

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy upper east side spot. Good for brunch and small groups. Good service

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  27. PCRR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Tara was particularly helpful from beginning to end, the food was fantastic and the mood was bright as always!

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  28. RosanneZ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I was appalled that they charged $8.00 for a cup of tea and an additional $2.00 for an extra shot in my expresso

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A plain street entrance opens up underground to a hidden, romantic candlelit modern space. Welcoming hostess and attentive waitress, delicious food (parsnip soup!) and inventive cocktails (“citrus and smoke” for a mezcal treat). If we lived locally, we’d be regulars!

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  30. AlstonA

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    East Pole is in a beautiful space and is one of the best places in the area for an easy brunch with great food. I always enjoy coming here.

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  31. TimN

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I would not recommend this restaurant to a single person. My experience of the night began with a very interesting encounter with the owner of the establishment. As my party of four were waiting to get our coats to the hostess, a very rude man was pushing his way in and out of the coat-check area. At no point did he say "welcome", let alone, "excuse me", as he all but shoved my parents out of his way. After he left the oblivious hostess said, "that's the owner, he's so great"; yes, he seemed quite wonderful. Herein lies the major issue with The East Pole. If you want your patrons to overlook encounters with staff and management, you need to have food that is at least palatable. The food at this restaurant is horrid. We ordered a tuna tartare special and a burrata to start. I am not sure if the substance that we were served which was called tuna was in fact a fish or just a tuna-colored salted gelatinous substance cut into small cubes. And the burrata was served with a kind of cooked fruit whose texture I have never had the opportunity to experience before, and hope not to experience again. This usually simple dish was served over a sort of soggy english muffin. Apparently putting a nice cheese on a plate with some crostini has not occur to them. The food that I ordered for the main course was what really sealed a bad review. I ordered the "Skate Milanese". I implore anyone who finds themselves in this restauran not to order this dish. This over salted and over battered piece of bycatch was served on a plate with 5 different varieties of olives on the plate. An attempted distraction. It also had a mushy red pepper and some decently boiled artichokes. I had a bite or two before I tried the other dishes on the table. None were much better. A humungous pork chop was slathered in an interesting spicy sauce, a green salad which was essentially just lettuce, and a flavorless salmon dish. The lemon tart and chocolate volcano cake proved to be quire serviceable desserts.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service. Intimate setting.

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  33. Elsololobo

    New York City

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Always have to wait to be seated despite having reservations.

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  34. NYFoodie

    New York City

    109 reviews

    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place! Food is delicious & good service. Nice in good weather when you can sit outside.

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  35. Bethfrommanycities

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess graciously accommodated our group as we grew from 3-4 people. Our server took great care of us. Super busy spot but the personal touches make the difference. It’s organized chaos. Food was delicious as usual. The kale Caesar salad with smoked salmon is always my favorite. Gem of a neighborhood spot!

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  36. Due1

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Next time I would make sure that I had a booth or a table in the corner. I don’t know how many times our chairs were bumped and one time my jacket was actually knocked on the floor. The food is great the woman at the front was lovely and we could have chatted longer but our Uber came. The servers were lovely too.

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  37. SamG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dinner, the food was delicious and it's such a cozy place with lovely people

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  38. GabrielleB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Crowded, ok food, small portions, eh service. Nothing noteworthy.

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  39. LaurenM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I sat at the bar. Loved the atmosphere/aesthetic. Bartender was great…got busy with table orders from time to time…but made up for the absence with personality. I had the french toast and Sweet Jesus! Hands down the best I’ve ever eaten. Didn’t even need the syrup that accompanied it. The thick slice bacon was cooked to perfection. Had a beautiful glass of Malbec with it all. New favorite…highly recommend. Definitely stopping back in on my next trip back to NYC.

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  40. AllenS

    Miami

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The East Pole is a great neighborhood spot for consistent service, amazing food and a warm welcome atmosphere. Although I am not a NYC resident, I do drop into this establishment when I am in the city, as it is always worth the time. What comes out of the kitchen has always been top notch. Highly recommend making a reservation to check this spot out.

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FAQs

The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1493 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar

133 East 65th St., New York, NY 10065

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lexington Avenue &amp; 65th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table
  • 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
    4/5/6/N/R/W train to 59th StreetF/Q trains to 63rd Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, 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 />
  • Private party facilities
    The East Pole, on the Upper East Side, is housed in a historic Brownstone on a quiet block of 65th Street. Drawing on old maps and subtle nautical accents, the main dining room is timeless and sophisticated with a clean, simple aesthetic focusing on high quality materials.The second floor bar is the perfect place to meet for pre or post dinner drinks. The second floor Map Room is a private dining area for up to 22 guests with a private entrance and restroom. Outdoor seating under a custom designed arbor allows for a unique entrance or additional seating. If your party is larger, we can accommodate up to 80 guests for a seated meal or 150 guests for cocktails.
  • Private party contact
    Bailey Martignetti: (212) 249-2222
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