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About The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar
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.
New York, NY 10065
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Daily 5:30pm-12am
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 3pm
$30 and under
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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.
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.
Private Garage located at 200 East 65th Street, between Second and Third Avenues
6 Train to 59th Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Three of us went for lunch. The restaurant feels like a charming little boit on a Paris side street especially because the woman at the next table was dining with her standard daschshund perched on her lap. Lunch was delicious, the waitstaff excellent and helpful, it was quiet enough to chat. All of us want to go back.
Always a lovely experience at the East Pole - the food is seasonal and local but with some staples on the menu. Even my picky mid-western parents thoroughly enjoyed their meals. It can get a little noisy in there and the booths are a little tight, but overall the experience is just lovely. If you have a larger group - I recommend that you ask for a table upstairs as it's usually a little quieter.
Great find via OpenTable satisfying a guy seeking a great cheeseburger and two dining partners looking for micro greens. Kid friendly, they permitted an order of two grilled cheeses even though it was the brunch menu. Side salads were very good. Great Blue Marble ice cream for dessert, including an affagato. Very crisp Sancerre. Able and friendly waitress. Definitely going back.
Made an 8:45 reservation and arrived on time. Found a seat at the bar to wait for table. When we still hadn’t been seated at 9:15 I️ asked the host if we were going to be seated or should just eat at the bar as I️ was getting hungry. He said “you might just want to eat here or I️ can send you some snacks while you wait”. Half an hour past the time we reserved?? No snacks were forthcoming until it became apparent we knew several regulars who came in after us. Bottom line, probably great if this is your neighborhood spot and the host knows you. Booking on Open Table doesn’t seem to cut it for actually getting to sit down for dinner.
This meal was my first at East Pole for quite a while. I thought that this meal was much better than my first meal there about two years ago. The food was fantastic. The service was great too. I am looking forward to returning soon and don't intend to wait another two years.
Great spot that is vibrant and fun. Food was outstanding. Issue was service. I ordered a glass of wine that was empty halfway into my meal. But our server never checked on us after the food was delivered so I sat with an empty glass of wine for about 20 minutes. By the time he checked on us, we were done eating and opted to not get another glass or stay for dessert. My water glass was also empty often for extended periods of time.
We were seated in an area that was close to the door opening a lot. We asked to be moved and were told that we couldn't because there were no tables. When tables got up, we asked if we could then move as we were sitting with our coats on freezing. We were told no because those tables were reserved. Well, we reserved a table also and it was quite disappointing. Our serve was great and the food was great but the experience with our table and how cold it was made it hard to enjoy.
Second visit, and will return, but on a weeknight when it's less packed. Delicious food and excellent service, particularly Stephen (Steven?), the host. "Ambiance" is docked a bit because the lighting is so dim as to be almost comical; "Food" because the menu is somewhat limited.
We had a totally terrible meal at East Pole and had to send back both special pasta dishes with white truffles.... absolutely TASTELESS!! Huge disappointment....how can any chef serve tasteless bland white truffles....clearly chef never tasted the real thing in Italy!
Great food (pumpkin bread w Apple butter & duck hash were amazing). Service was subpar although we were seated outside and it was crowded inside. I️ asked multiple times for honey for my tea which never came & my friend asked for ketchup and it was never brought over. Would go back since the food was amazing.
Small, cramped, dimly lit but overall nice. I thought the food was average but a couple of my companions really enjoyed their entrees. Service was horrendous. We ordered a bottle of wine which was kept away from our table and our waiter (who did appear busy) did not keep our wine or our water glasses full. After our meal we ordered a second bottle but requested the server leave said bottle so we did not have to wait for him every time we needed a pour as well as a bottle of water. Unfortunately another waiter accidentally bumped our table knocking the water over and onto my friend and our shared dessert. This was not the problem, the problem was when our snotty waiter came over and said "guess keeping the bottle wasn't a good idea" blaming the incident on us. I then saw this rude waiter whispering with what I assumed was a manager and looking at us, he then brought us our check. The "manager" saw me looking at him and came over and asked if I had a problem. I told him in fact I did & stated everything above. This "manager" was rude & abrasive & offered us dessert. I told him we'll just pay our check. Eventually another manager came over and said he heard about our situation and apologized appropriately. We were comped one of the bottles of wine. In the end this manager made up for the incompetence of his colleagues but I will not be returning to the East Pole.
The place is really dark that you don’t really see what’s in your plate.. and I think it’s on purpose!
The food is tasteless, I tried the sea bass and it had no taste at all, my friends had scallops and which was 3 tiny pieces and also no taste
We tried the cocktails which also was full of ice and it tasted more like water with a drop of syrup
In general the service was good but the drinks and foods really sucks! NOT worth the money at all
We never gonna go back there again.
I have been to this restaurant a few times, great decor and vibe.
I chose the Broccoli Rabe Rigatoni which I liked; the sauce was very good (maybe a little salty) but the pasta was way overcooked (the rigatoni would fall apart on the plate).
The wine list is good and seems reasonably priced, we had a very nice glass of Barbera.
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