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The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar

4.7
4.7
1369 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 33 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, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

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What 1,369 people are saying

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

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  1. BR

    BR64

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had really friendly service, and simple, good food
  2. PB

    PeskerBellhop

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and food. Never disappoints!
  3. SS

    SSG77

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great attention to detail and service
  4. AN

    ANAA

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food, friendly staff. We arrive more than one hour before our booking time and they did not make any problem. Just wait for 10 minutes at the bar with a courtesy prosseco and they gave us a nice table.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food service and atmosphere! :) they accomodated our request for a booth which was very nice. thank you!
  6. j

    jj7madrid

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food!
  7. JR

    JohnR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent. Quality selection of food and beverages.
  8. WO

    WOfolks

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food is fine, but the prices would indicate a much higher quality of food and greater creativity. There are plenty of restaurants that serve good food, and their prices are in line - East Pole's prices are well above what they should be. They do offer some good cocktails, but when asked about mocktails, they only offered sour and sweet and did not provide any choice or any description of what was in the mocktails. Very strange.
  9. c

    ccp56

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good. I had the seafood potpie and would recommend. That and the very delicious East Pole Manhattan!
  10. L

    Luke

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great welcome from the maitre d’. Server was attentive and generated a positive vibe. Food was delicious.
  11. AK

    AlonK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our family's brunch at East Pole. Great food and service.
  12. CE

    CarolineE

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A lovely place to have brunch!
  13. CR

    CRBLI

    New York Area

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Dinner was excellent. I had the halibut that was delicious and my husband had the salmon which was also excellent. We started with the burrata which was outstanding
  14. AL

    ALedgy

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely work dinner last night. Peter, our served, was attentive and knowledgable, the food was spot on, and the room felt warm and inviting. We stayed over three hours we liked it so much!
  15. NW

    NiamhW

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food, drinks totally overpriced. Coffee with milk is $9
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Two fish dinners. Both significantly over cooked.
  17. JB

    JoanB

    Miami

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Was at table in middle back of restaurant. Would prefer a side table. Very busy
  18. CM

    CMO1

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with very good food. Service good and nice environment. Perfect for dinner for a friend. Portions were fine for me but on the small side and bit pricey.
  19. t

    teds

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific neighborhood place with a casual feel and a varied menu (salads, seafood, steaks, vegan fare) all executed really well. When you don't want a fancy UES spot, this should be a go-to! We could use more of these in the neighborhood.
  20. HK

    HelenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

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

    Chiebear

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    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
  22. 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!
  23. HA

    HowardA

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always reliable
  24. 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!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  26. 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quintessential UES brunch spot.
  28. HD

    HakanD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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.
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. C

    Carmenuu

    New York Area

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 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.
  34. 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?
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was extremely pleasant and super informative as to help pair our wine with our meal. I will definitely return 🤩
  38. AS

    AllyS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 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!
  39. 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.
  40. K

    Kelly

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 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!

FAQs

The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1369 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 33 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, 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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