The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar

4.7
1060 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElenaS
New York Area
4 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super lovelt

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vipChesareNYC
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The East Pole is always awesome! So sad it will stay closed until April 2021!! Can;’t wait to be back

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vipEdPes
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Food was delicious and portion size was perfect.
Looking forward to a return visit.

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KateB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Food was just okay. Taking into consideration Covid circumstances I still would never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and ambiance. Despite the chilly day and gorgeous leaves trickling down like snowflakes. The brioche French toast IS out of this world. Think and crispy on exterior, soft and vanilla infused inside. Steak and eggs also a great choice.

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vipMDDC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, cheerful, helpful service ~ Delicious from starters to dessert! Wonderful perch on second floor.

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vipTeresa
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bit pricey for what it is. Why is it when the waiter gives you the special they never mention the price.

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vipNikki
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I LOVE, LOVE East Pole!! All staff is extremely friendly, accommodating...providing service with a smile. We are fairly regular customers and the fact they always remember us and our names is the 'icing on the cake' and makes us feel like valued customers.
Additionally- Kelly (hostess) went above and beyond on Saturday....I was cold and she offered me her heater and repeated stopped by to make sure we were comfortable (who does that??). Look forward to my next visit!!

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vip4444
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is good. Outdoor tables nice. Very good service

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vipMariaA
New York Area
185 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass and eggs Benedict were great. Small portions though. The place is lovely.

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Londontonyc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been out to dinner in months and we had the most lovely evening. We arrived early for our table and were able to have a martini while sitting on the restaurants beautiful stoop!
We then sat at our pretty table and had a delicious meal of oysters, salmon tartare, steak and risotto as well as excellent wine. Our charming waiter Brian was so attentive and also made the evening lots of fun. I highly recommend an evening out here!

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vipDavel44
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipMarciaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved that avocado toast with scrambled eggs love sitting outside on the sidewalk on a street with beautiful townhouses was lovely !

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Danna
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so happy East Pole is open! This has been one of my favorite spots for so long and I also LOVED Eastfield's. Super cute layout outside and the entire staff is so kind and welcoming. Brian was my server. HES AMAZING. My guest and I loved our cocktails ( we both had the Citrus and Smoke) my favorite is the salmon tartare!! i highly recommend. The manager was super nice and totally recognized us from pre covid and made a point to send a round of drinks which was awesome!!!! Really just an awesome experience from start to finish. Can't wait to come back!!

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chellisb
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming, delicious, and attentive staff. I highly recommend the fish, wild boar ragu, and burger entrees. Everything is cooked perfectly and tastes very fresh and healthy. The new Covid outdoor seating is enhanced with charming candles, lanterns, and umbrellas.

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BarbaraA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

service was excellent ; food was very good and ambience was good, altho a lilttle noisy but it couldn't be helped since it was outside.

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PeytonC
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Small servings. Food was okay, forgettable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was amazing!! Food was so good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great every time, best tasting restaurant

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vipKellyG
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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vipNashFoodie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor dining set up is great! spaced out and comfortable!

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vipCarly28
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service ! Delicious food with a beautiful presentation.
Not everyone can pull this level of excellence off during a pandemic but this place nails it

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vipTony
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

They ambiance sitting outside on a cross street was lovely, however there were several loud drive bys with loud music booming which was annoying .... the waiter took a bit long to take our order but the food was pretty good ...

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vipingeborg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Outdoor seating lovely, tables widely spaced and extremely attentive staff. We're planning to go back very soon!

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vipUwsamy
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Weekend brunch during covid ... once the restaurant’s delivery truck left, as it left the engine on while making deliveries, noise was minimal ... service was lovely, with a server who was almost entertaining. ... and the tables were very well spaced, unlike some of the neighboring restaurants that in this covid climate are uncomfortably close.

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JDP1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Have eaten there a lot (but pre-covid) and have generally enjoyed. Post-Covid outdoor dining seemed to have potential, but food was borderline unacceptable and service was also slow and inattentive.

Maybe just an off day, but I am not certain I would go back anytime soon.

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vipMariaA
New York Area
185 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the burrata, halibut and burger were exquisite and Th e ambiance was lovely. Can’t wait to be able to go inside!

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CarolinaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was amazing!!

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vipnancye
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was excellent—super sweet very attentive. Food was glorious. Outdoor seating in a very nice block (there’s a two house next door going for $22.5 million lol) was a warm day which they had more umbrellas but beyond that a great lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is an awesome restaurant, and they have gone above and beyond in the time of COVID. Drinks were great, food was awesome, and we felt comfortable and safe. They have done about as much as I can imagine to make you feel like it is an upscale dining experience and also make you feel safe being there. We will definitely return.

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SAO001
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best value spots on the UES. All around great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was a great server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

At least they are operating outdoor dining. Inside is better ambience!

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vipNashFoodie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad east pole is finally back open! They have done a great job with outdoor seating and handled an unexpected down pour very well! Plus as always the food, drinks and service are A+. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Overpriced and ridiculously small servings The pasta entree was the size of a tapas plate. Food was generally tasty. Drinks were outrageously priced even by NYC standards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our group of 6 enjoyed a delicious, leisurely dinner in the quieter upstairs!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice food and place but a bit too pricey

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vipSusanB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Table was far too small for the five guests we had, even though the restaurant knew we were coming because I made a reservation secured by a credit card.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a girlfriend of mine at the bar for some drinks and a quick bite, good service, great vibe and excellent food. We got the calamari and steak tartare which was incredible

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The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1060 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.