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The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar

4.7
4.7
1350 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 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 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

    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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What 1,350 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. HK

    HelenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening and made to feel very welcome! Thank you
  2. C

    Chiebear

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant and professional staff High quality ingredients generally well prepared and presented Not amazingly delicious or noteworthy but well done and a good place for everyday dining
  3. MB

    MatthewB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely intimate time celebrating a friends birthday. Server was fun, knowledgeable and helpful, and the food was delicious!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always reliable
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service and timing of food was " on point" as well. Will definitely be back!!! Desserts, were so savory and delicious as well!! Great neighborhood restaurant, not fussy, and very cosy and comfortable atmosphere!!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  7. ED

    ElyssaDorf

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Food was delicious and great vibes. Was a true UES establishment.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quintessential UES brunch spot.
  9. HD

    HakanD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a find! This restaurant has an incredible selection of dishes and their service is top notch. I'm so glad we happened upon this place, it's going to become one our regular places for dining out All main courses offer something that'll satisfy any appetite - whether you're looking forward or craving some great food
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hard to say enough good things about this place. It’s the purely American version of the classic neighborhood French bistro - casual yet elegant, mixed ages, neighborhoody, energetic, superb food and drink, buoyant service, friendly greeting, and consistent in all of the above every time we go. East Pole is a special, happy place.
  11. DG

    DonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my wife’s birthday. The staff, food etc were wonderful
  12. D

    Doug

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very solid UES restaurant with great staff, good venue, fresh food.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very good overall. Peak hour was loudd, pushed staff slightly in the weeds, but overall quite nice. Kitchen is great.
  14. C

    Carmenuu

    New York Area

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s a very good place, good ambiance, our waiter Sergio was excellent and very helpful. We had huevos rancheros, and avocado toast, good both, wine list, has a bar, ing beautiful too. Like it.
  15. NN

    NedN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The food is good but not worth the prices. Higher end restaurants are about same price. Not worth going to for price point. $46 for a small piece of salmon? $40 for 1/4 chicken?
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for brunch. Great friendly service and nothing felt rushed. With a daughter attending NYU we have been to many mediocre weekend brunches in a variety of neighborhoods and this was by far the best experience we’ve had. Easy walk to Central Park afterwards for an enjoyable Saturday.
  17. BB

    BethB

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here, but it was recommended by several people. Everything was wonderful. The food (brunch), staff, service...all of it. The place was full, people were talking, but the noise level was low. Good acoustics, I guess. Need to return for drinks and dinner.
  18. AS

    AllyS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Just a lovely spot that is under the radar, which is great for gathering in a calm environment. Love this place!
  19. LS

    LizS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    East Pole has a warm and friendly ambiance. From the hostess, to the manager and our server Achmed, everyone was so friendly and helpful. They made it a lovely evening and our client enjoyed it too.
  20. K

    Kelly

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Overall will go back. Great UES side spot. The service was a bit slow but honestly it game my friend and I more time to catch up without having to rush through out conversation so we didn’t mind. Food was good and highly recommend the pumpkin bread!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caesar salad with chicken is a must have!
  22. VE

    VenusE

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a great meal. Went to have lunch with a friend and both of us loved our cocktails and our meals. The grill cheese sandwich is AMAZING!
  23. L

    Lalabeans

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The service was SOOOO SLOOWWWW. Our waitress was nice but she was totally in the weeds. The meal was a fortune and they didn't even so much as comp a glass of wine that we were waiting forever for. Other tables left because it took too long to order. No one who worked there seemed to care. The restroom had blood on the floor and I had to flag someone down to clean it. I paid a lot of money for a baby sitter for the night and a LOT of money for the meal and it was not worth it. It was not relaxing to constantly be trying to flag down the waitress. It was a pretty terrible night out. I don't think I'll ever go back and I've been going for years.
  24. MR

    MaryR

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent food and delicious wine. This was our first visit but won't be our last. Very enjoyable evening.
  25. SK

    SuzanneK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fantastic meal and wonderful service! Thank you - it was a delightful evening and a great lively ambiance
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I’ve eaten at East Pole numerous tunes over the past several years. Shears had a good meal which focuses on farm to table foods. THIS TIME HOWEVER the server kept suggesting that we order their recommended special Pinot noir and made sure we had a sample - and it was very good. HOWEVER then the bill came and we were charged $35.00 per glass!!! We had five glasses and a charge for $175 for the wine and $230 for the meal, with a total bill of $420!!! This was NOT a meal deserving of that amount. Totally deceptive and bad business.
  27. AK

    AntonK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot in my neighborhood
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic , the food is very good
  29. CR

    CristinaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Burger is outstanding and people are polite and nice - love to have brunch here!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and delicious cocktails.
  31. LG

    LauraG

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way - food, service and attention to dietary needs.
  32. KS

    KatS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. A charming location for brunch.
  33. AM

    ArtM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are incredibly welcoming, the food delicious and in a lovely setting.
  34. TD

    ThomasD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good service and ambiance. Food not as tasty as it should be, especially for the price.
  35. SM

    SusanM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Waiting 1/2 hours for drinks is unconscionable! Apologies were profuse , but unexplained other then new bar tender . 2 drinks were deleted from final check, as they should have been. Artic char was excellent .. Hamburger dry and tasteless..shame on them..restaurant that has always had excellent food!
  36. LG

    LauraG

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our absolutely favorite restaurant!!
  37. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice place. Good food. Great service
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!
  39. JA

    JAJA

    New York Area

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful evening with delicious food and great drinks. Our server was INCREDIBLE (A++++)
  40. C

    Carley

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience! My favorite Sunday brunch spot !

FAQs

The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1350 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 34 times today
Google Map for The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar

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

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 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 />

  • 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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