The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar

4.7
1101 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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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDianeM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food, but terribly overpriced. Friendly but not that effective service: I had asked for the bill to be split 60% for me, and 40% for my friend who was dismayed by the prices, and the waiter did the opposite! So I ended up handing over cash to my friend, with my apologies: kind of awkward.

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vipEmGee
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was slow however, food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Server was HORRIBLE!

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MitchellS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The entrees were very good but the appetizers lacked flavor. The service was excellent and super friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot on the UES for brunch!

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vipJmw245
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Returned with friends this time but stuck with this waiter Carlos again. Had issue with him last time and he is just as lax this time around. Worst is how he always pulls the mask under his nose, while handling food and drinks.
Otherwise this place has wonderful ambience and good menu choice.

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vipDiningLarge
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great late-night dining option. Terrific server, delicious burger, refreshing cocktails, and decadent dessert!

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vipUpperEastsider
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service - poor guys we’re dealing with a massive rainstorm so they had to move all the outside tables inside. We were seated within 10 minutes (and the maitre’d was patient and humorous -what a situation for them!). Food was good - and waiter explained all options very clearly (you cannot get a rare burger, FYI, because it comes in tow thin patties, not one) amd we had a lovely evening

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food sitting outside. Kelly the hostess made the experience an extra delight

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vipDodiS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely charming brunch spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and very fresh, light food!

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Julek
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing Chilean sea bass that was the special of the day

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AngieL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff here and the food it always delicious. So excited to be back for inside dining!

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CindyK
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it more than ever: sitting outside with no music or loud noise, and everything was or seemed SO special after what we have all lived through the past year and a half.
Thank you!

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luvempire
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent but overpriced for what we had.

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vipNatalieM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating options in addition to indoor dining in a stylish UES townhouse. Great menu for brunch too!

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vipMattPM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Another very satisfying meal at East Pole Kitchen. Food was great. The bar got backed up a bit after we arrived so we waited a while for our drinks, but not a big deal. It was nice to be back inside.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance! I love it especially at night with the table lights.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outdoor dining so city noises, food was incredible, great portions, amazing taste. Service was really good at first and slowed down as restaurant got busier (which is understandable as we are returning from COVID and restaurants get used to busier times). Highly recommend the food and drinks!

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vipDavel44
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipElizabethS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. Only thing is that we sat next to the main entrance. Apparently there is no service entrance, so there were deliveries coming in and out of the restaurant, sometimes carts making a lot of noise. That part was distracting and a little annoying. Food and service were outstanding.

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vipPatriciaS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very charming spot. The cocktails were delicious & the food amazing!

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ianj
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks, food & service!

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vipAnewyorkeater
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were the only customers. Took our time. Nice food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful experience. The service was great. The food was outstanding.

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MalloryK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was one of the best meals I've had! We started with the tuna special, it was great. Within my group, two got the salmon- the skin was perfectly crispy, and it came over the most flavorful eggplant I've ever had, along with a delicious aioli. One of us got the duck special, which had an amazing marinade on it. We got cocktails from the spring cocktail list- highly recommend! Finally, we finished the meal by sharing a slice of pie they were serving from Four & Twenty Blackbirds in Gowanus which was just the perfect end to the meal. I'd recommend anyone go here! Additionally, our server was polite, knowledgable, and fun!

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vipDavel44
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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led260
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and cocktails were excellent. The service was friendly and appropriately attentive. It is very noisy, so not a spot for a date, but my Mom and I had a great time.

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Xasdfgh123
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great quality food, prices are high, and service is nice.

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MartinG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good fresh food, unique atmosphere outside, great service. Perfect for brunch.

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

Fantastic food and ambiance. Great service

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Trtpl
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. That banana bread is to die for!! We were seated outside under the sun.... so lovely. One of the best Bloody Mary's in town!!

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vipDanielM
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch! The banana bread was amazing and our server Carlos and the rest of the staff were phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great but food took a while to be served

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish. Good mix of young and old enjoying Sunday brunch. Would deff go back!!

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vipcris
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at The East Pole and we were very impressed. We ate indoors and were very pleased with the spacing of the tables. The food was excellent and the staff was friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was good, service was terrible. Took forever to get drinks. Brought out someone else’s order. Didn’t know who ordered what entree. Ordered a second round of drinks that never came to the table. By the time we decided to cancel, they poured and gave us the drinks for free. No one checked on us the entire meal. Definitely won’t go back.

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vipJuliaR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal and wine! Street seating was pleasant and well-spaced.

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ElenaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an Easter lunch w my friend. The food was great. As well as everything else.

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The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1101 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.