The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar
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.
From the moment we approached Brian on the outdoor desk, we knew we were in good hands. Friendly, accommodating, in charge with an easy manner.
Outdoor table, small but enough room. Our server was Hanna, who was terrific, attentive, quick to adapt to changes in our order and the plumb tart she recommended to two non-desert eaters was very good.
Wait staff was over the top excellent.
Loved it! Delicious perfect spot
I've been here a lot and it's a solid place. Not terribly inventive or unusual if that's what you're looking for. It's just a solid and reliable place to have dinner. The staff is really what makes this place shine. Everyone here is on their game.
Server was aggressive and rushed us. Took away from the experience.
Great place I gave been many times at this point !!
I've always loved East Pole and, this my first time back since March 2020, it was just as good as ever.
Two words: THE FOOD! So flavorful innovative and well prepared. Exquisite!
Very upbeat restaurant, super popular, comfortable outdoor seating plus indoor. Healthy menu with lots of veggies and nicely prepared dishes. Friendly staff. I have been here for brunch several times, but this was my first time for dinner. Will definitely go back
Outdoor dining comfortable and pretty. Food fresh and tasty. We needed speedy service as we were trying to make it to theater at Hunter. Everything was smooth and we made it the performance in good time.
A lovely neighborhood gem with delicious food. Can't wait to go back!
Be of my favorite casual brunch spots in NYC
Went to East Pole for brunch. Food and service was outstanding. Sat outside at one of the sidewalk tables which was our preference, therefore the ambiance was given a lower score just due to noise, pedestrians, etc. Would highly recommend.
Incredible and attentive service!!
Had such a great time, the food was simply amazing! Brunch was phenomenal!! Loved it!!
Carlos is gentleman and took great care of us.
Loved how good they were with our dog
We normally love coming here for upbeat weekly dining, but last night we had the worst service and mediocre meals. We sat down and the waitress never came by for 20 minutes. We finally called her over to take our drink orders and it took 15-20 minutes for them to come. We finally asked for our waitress over again to take our meal orders. To top it all off, the burgers that we normally live, were over cooked and bland. Very disappointing.
The waiter never told us the cost of the special. It turned out to be $23 more than the other fish offerings.
We had such a great time! Hannah was our server and she was lovely, so attentive and really took great care of us. The last time I was there Mariella was our server and she was also absolutely phenomenal, and so when she saw me this time she remembered me and we were able to connect which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Also the bartender was cute
It seemed like it would be a good place, but other than the food, we were disappointed. The service was very slow, even though we got there right when they opened for brunch. The waiter was nice, but I don’t know why they were so delayed. There was a new bartender, which caused my drink to be super delayed, but I understood that. Our coffee and food still took a really long time and the waiter did apologize, but other tables seemed to finish way before we did. Willing to try again, but maybe not brunch?
The bartender was super cute
We are on a very restricted diet, and the chef and staff were so cooperative creative and gracious in accommodating us. We’ll be regulars!
Casual and elegant almost says it all since the food is wonderful. A small menu allows the kitchen to give each dish their full expertise. I've tried several offerings. Friendly attentive service; lovely presentation. I've dined here several times, bringing friends, who all agree this place is a find. Outdoor dining is as attentive as indoor. How lucky for me it is a neighborhood restaurant! I'll be coming back again and again.
Our first time dining at The East Pole and we really enjoyed it. We sat inside on a beautiful evening so it was a little quiet (outside was full). It was a lovely experience overall. Our server and all staff was friendly, attentive, and helpful. The drinks and food were also wonderful. The vegetables were so fresh and super yummy, as was the halibut and brined chicken. Highly recommend!
Waitress wonderful outdoor table on terrace perfect. Surprised wait staff not wearing mAsks
A surprisingly good restaurant - the inside dining was a tad warm in a very warm evening, but the food was great! Great cocktails too.
Our waiter Mark is the best
I think this is the best, freshest, most beautifully prepared and tasteful food anywhere. We have travelled a lot and this lovely little neighborhood spot is memorable. This was our second visit. From the hostess, to the waitress, to the food all first rate.
Always incredible food and service (thank you Mark)!
Great food but exceptionally pricey (250 with tip) for four where one did not get an entree, and we ordered halibut and two
The Manhattan was exceptional.
We enjoyed our time, but unless there on a corporate expense account, would find a more cost effective option next time.
Fresh food, good combinations of ingredients, not too crazy
Ambiance is great. Food was ok. Pretty expensive for “ok” food. Service is good.
This is the second time I have been to this restaurant. The first time we ate outside and the second time, inside. The food is excellent, the service is great and I will continue to go back. I have dietary restrictions and they were happy to accommodate them.
Great experience and our waiter was fantastic!
First of all, when your main course cost
Rarely leave reviews. Been eating here for years and appreciate after COVID everyone is trying to get back on their feet. But this was worst service I’ve had in nyc in last few years. And food was pretty good but definitely didn’t make up for it. Can’t recommend this place anymore
I love The East Pole. I typically eat outside on the patio, but due to the heat we sat inside for the first time. Service is impeccable. From Kelly the hostess to all of the servers- you just can’t go wrong. The food is delicious and priced at typical NYC prices. It’s a great neighborhood joint.
We have patronized The East Pole on a number of occasions, and have always found it to be an elegant dining experience, with excellent cuisine. We were delighted to see that those impressions remained consistent during this recent visit.
The quality of the service was first-rate, and our food was excellent -- a superior burger, delicious pappardelle with lamb, a very good kale salad. Dessert was a delicious blueberry pie from 4 and 20 Blackbirds in Brooklyn; yummy!
While we did not have a drink on this occasion, the drinks list was very inviting, indeed!! We would certainly recommend it without hesitation.
The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1157 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.