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The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar

4.7
4.7
1325 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 32 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 1,325 people are saying

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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
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. AK

    AntonK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot in my neighborhood
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic , the food is very good
  4. 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!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and delicious cocktails.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. TD

    ThomasD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good service and ambiance. Food not as tasty as it should be, especially for the price.
  10. 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!
  11. LG

    LauraG

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our absolutely favorite restaurant!!
  12. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!
  14. 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++++)
  15. 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 !
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!!!
  17. C

    Cmrestreviews

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, great place and great food and cocktails!
  18. JM

    JeffM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Fun wait staff. Great food. Definitely will be back
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking at the east pole for our wedding welcome party and it was unbelievable. Brian and the entire staff were exceptional making us feel special and welcome. We loved it so much
  20. j

    jiroveci

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outdoor seating was very comfortable. Menu was excellent and food was delicious.
  21. BM

    BillMCK2

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food portions are small so the restaurant can save money. Prices are slightly on the high side and you get skimped on the amount. What food you do get is good. Place can be loud. Hang-out for younger adults.
  22. QM

    QuadMC

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Arrived early for our 6:45 res, but were accommodated at the bar to await the rest of our party. Staff (Peter & Ahmed in turn) could not have been nicer and helped us find a perfect table. We were never rushed and had helpful guidance on the menu for our first visit. All four of us were extremely happy with our selections. And the wine selections were an excellent compliment to the food. Deserts were also perfect end to the meal. One sad note - no port in the house for the end of the evening.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    They charge $6.00 per iced tea. 6 per..no re-fills for flavored water.
  24. EK

    EKnotfromATL

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and knowledgable/amiable staff Will definitely come back
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good but pricey for what you get.
  26. DS

    DeborahS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Warm, welcoming, gracious service. Looking forward to returning when we are not dashing away for an event at the near-by Park Avenue Armory.
  27. RB

    RaymondB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly professional service, excellent food, great environment. Wines are priced high.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Disappointing experience
  29. TT

    TurqTiff

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about East Pole was amazing! Great service, a wonderful atmosphere, and INCREDIBLE food!!! I don’t live in NYC, but I will be back!
  30. AT

    AnneT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A friend and I had an absolutely delightful brunch at The East Pole this past Saturday. It was a beautiful day, so we chose to eat outside at a charming table with an umbrella. We were greeted by a delightful employee who showed us to our table; our server could not have been more lovely and efficient; and another severer happily answered a question that we had. I had the French Omlette, my friend had the Avocado Tartine, and we shared a Seasonal Fruit Plate. We could not have been more pleased. We will definitely return to this UES gem!
  31. MF

    MaryF

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was bland. Highly touted appetizer was undercooked (a kind of squash) with tasteless tomatoes and none of the promised interesting flavors (thai basil, tahini). Arctic char also bland, barely sauced, 2 tiny almost unrecognizable fingerling potatoes. This place used to be terrific. Clearly coasting on its reputation, and a big disappointment). Over $200 for dinner for 2, with 1 glass of white wine each and no dessert.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service!
  33. SB

    SBH1

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food, service and cocktails in the beginning were all wonderful. We came early so noise level was low. Value is something else. Portions are small, quality high, but so are prices. You can be done with done with your meal in under an hour and spend close to $250 for 2 drinks, one appetizer and 2 lower priced entrees without sides. I would recommend with qualifiers.
  34. MK

    MicheleK

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. Return whenever we are in town.
  35. BA

    BiancaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely AMAZING. The food is just great, probably the best we tried during our trip. Definitely MUST GO!!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great oysters and great burger. Highly recommended
  37. AL

    ALedgy

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a magical night at the East Pole sitting outside. Best oysters and burger on the Upper East Side. Attentive staff and overall a very special experience with parents visiting from out of town. Thank you!
  38. NY

    32yrNYeatin

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service I’ve had outside of a Michelin/relais&chateau restaurant
  39. J

    Julian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our late-night dinner at the East Pole! Would definitely recommend.
  40. C

    Chloe

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! I love their outdoor tables (plenty of space on the wide sidewalk and space between tables) with magical lighting at night. The cocktails and food were delicious. We had a burrata and grilled mushroom salad that was truly phenomenal!

FAQs

The East Pole - Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1325 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 32 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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