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The Uptown Restaurant

3.7
3.7
101 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Uptown, also known in the area as Uptown Lounge, is a casual but classy restaurant and bar in the Upper East Side. The atmosphere is laid back and high energy, the food is comforting and the bar is always fully stocked. Stop into Uptown Lounge and dine on delectable American cuisine, while you enjoy a specialty cocktail, one of the creative beers on offer or a crisp glass of wine. Uptown Lounge is the perfect place to bring a date, have a drink with co-workers or enjoy the evening with family and friends. Take advantage of the daily food and drink specials happening throughout the week.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am -4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Phone number
    (212) 828-1388
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Uptown Lounge now offers off-site catering. For more information, you can reach our catering director Dan Boyce 646-391-7425.
  • Private party facilities
    Uptown Lounge offers private dinner options, as well as private cocktail & hors d'oeuvres options for groups of 10 - 200.
  • Private party contact
    Erik Joyce: (315) 380-5016
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Cross street
    88th / 89th Streets
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Just blocks from the 4/5/6 stop at 86th Street & Lexington Avenue.
  • Entertainment
    Uptown features the roots-rock music of the Nick Cassarino Trio every Monday, jazz by the Jon Mendes Trio every Tuesday, and DJs Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 1.7Value

NoiseModerate

101 Reviews
  1. Larry

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2015

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We ate outside and food was good but glad not inside since it would have been to noisy.

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  2. NC34

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch deal here is fantastic. $16.95 for entree and two drinks, or add $10 for unlimited. The smoked salmon benedict was delicious. Our waitress was so friendly and attentive. We'll definitely be coming back! Sit outside if you can, as it gets very loud inside on weekends.

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  3. SweetM

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    This restaurant is nothing out of the ordinary. They have great specials, good food, and is a quality time for getting together with neighborhood friends.

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  4. CaitlinC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a larger party. The staff was very attentive and accommodating

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2015

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service was horrible. Food was average and prices were different than advertised online. Probably won't be returning.

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  6. mayapapaya

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have lived in the neighborhood for many years but never found a good weekend brunch restaurant. It was either coffee-shop fare, not very good pub fare, or expensive fare. This place is perfect! The brunch price is very reasonable, but the biggest surprise is the food. Although it is more of a pub-type restaurant, the quality of the food is way above what one would expect from a pub/sports bar. We will definitely go back!!

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  7. Linda

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2015

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We arrived when the restaurant opened but clearly before everyone was in place. We were seated at high tables which had no lighting for reading the menus so we moved to another area. Music and voices were loud, food and brunch prices were good. The coffee and in particular the decaf coffee was terrible. Servers were not attentive as most were chatting together loudly near the bar. We left without getting the birthday candle I requested by phone, the night before. We won't return.

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  8. Kari

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2014

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Opentable should remove Uptown from their service. I made a reservation on opentable.com by visiting Uptown's website, and received a confirmation email. However, upon arrival (Sunday 11/9 at noon), the hostess claimed that there was no such reservation. She was rude and dismissive. After much back and forth and after seeing the email, she finally said, "Well you should always call also since the online reservations often don't come through." If Uptown is not receiving Opentable reservations, and then are rude when customers arrive and say they have an Opentable reservation, it reflects poorly on Opentable. The food and servers are great, but the hostess on this particular day was quite rude. First time there and will not be returning.

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  9. JNBKOLA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2014

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Expect to leave without a voice.... The food is really great and consistent. Stuffed chicken is delicious. Spinach ravioli nice and light. Nachos grande better than many Mexican restaurants. The servers are great and courteous, but sometimes take a long time to get back to your table. But it is really LOUD! Otherwise, we love it!

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  10. dt07

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great happy hour specials and best buffalo chicken fingers! I'm going back just for that!

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  11. mikey

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice find on Upper East Side. Good burgers, salad. Great deals every week night - we were there on a Thursday when $25 for any wine bottle got us a Malbec that is usually over $40.

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  12. getonmypalette

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2014

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Had brunch with a few friends over the weekend and it wasn't too crowded. Brunch specials include drinks which were nice. You could also opt for unlimited refills (for a max of two hours)

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  13. Imafoodie

    New York Area

    304 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    304 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Although they have a very good brunch deal, the place is very noisy and the service is generally lacking. Our waiter was good enough but we had to ask for everything at least 3 times before we got it. The music was too loud in the back, the bar area is noisy and sitting outside means dealing with constant traffic noises. I enjoy the brunch menu but most of my friends are not interested in returning.

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  14. Imafoodie

    New York Area

    304 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    304 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2014

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It was sooo noisy that we couldn't hear each other from across the table. It was also a bit too warm inside the restaurant today. It would have helped if the AC had been a bit higher. My omelet (salmon, onion and cream cheese) was good. Our waiter, who was new there, was eager to please and that was nice.

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  15. vlaskowski

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2014

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    This restaurant was average at best. Went for brunch and service was horrible and we went early at 10:30am. The eggs were so dry and burnt. The food had to be sent back because the waiter didn't put in the order right the first time. Drinks were okay. The Bloody Mary was so spicy I couldn't finish it.

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  16. Lee288

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good service and a great price. I brought a group here for brunch and everyone loved it! A little loud but a fun vibe, and the service was excellent.

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  17. UpForGoodFood

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2014

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    having read other reviews we went for brunch and were sorely disappointed. It's a bar, that has tables. food was very average (omelets, salmon bagels, eggs benedict), and service was asleep (had to ask for butter and jam, had to ask for more coffee). Only if you're desperate

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  18. Imafoodie

    New York Area

    304 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    304 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love their brunches! A great deal! Food and service were good today. Just wish the acoustics were better. It's really noisy there.

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  19. eateranddrinker

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Uptown has consistently delivered very good food, excellent service, and a great experience overall. I live very close by, and it's still one of my favorite places to go for an upscale but vibrant bar scene. It's truly an Upper-East-Side gem, and one of the hottest bars around with excellent sidewalk dining. They also offer an excellent happy hour selection of $6 Martinis, which is an outstanding value.

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  20. JNBKOLA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2014

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A once a month go to for my husband and I. Never had issues with food or service. it is a little on the louder side, but it is New York!

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  21. Dulcebella816

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was looking for a venue to celebrate my boyfriend's 30th birthday and was told about Uptown Restaurant from a friend. I was introduced to Katie, Event Manager who was absolutely great; very patient and accommodating. She answered all my questions no matter what time of the day. There was a nice crowd in the restaurant not too crowded. I had the lychee martini as well as the appetizers. The waitress was more than attentive, replenishing our table with food and making sure everyone was happy. I would DEFINITELY recommend this venue to anyone looking for a nice place to hang out, eat and drink. We actually went back Sunday for brunch but there was a bit of a wait and we were tight on time. I will definitely be back!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Margarita Wednesdays are great.

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  23. Kiki

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    They actually didn't have our reservation on file but were able to get us a table right away. The atmosphere is very interesting and very nicely decorated. The waitress was not very attentive and unfortunately the member of my party who is gluten free was given toast on top of her omelet after the waitress had assured her that it would be free of gluten. Also, you get two drinks with the brunch but the waitress did not seem concerned with making sure those getting coffee had full cups. The brunch menu also did not match the exact menu that was online but the food was pretty good. Nothing amazing.

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  24. bex3

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was very tasty but the dj was blasting house music so it was a bit difficult to talk to my friend across the table.

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  25. Larbo

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2014

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Big screens and good beer selection make this a logical spot for teams of sports fans to watch the game. Food was better than expected. The beer selection much better.

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  26. RTonUES

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2014

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    While our waiter was absolutely horrible and had an unwarranted attitude with us the entire meal, the deal is still really great for brunch in NYC. 2 drinks + an entree for $16... Doesn't get much better than that.

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  27. Rusty

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2014

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    My girlfriend and I recently celebrated my birthday. Everything was great except the waitress had an attitude that she should have left at the door. I might not go back for dinner. It's a better venue for brunch and lunch or catching drinks with a group before heading out for dinner elsewhere.

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  28. Amindyleigh

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2014

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I had Cobb salad, my husband has chicken parm. Food was good, service was good, prices were reasonable...my only complaint was it was so darn loud. We would go back though.

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  29. JNBKOLA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our go to place... Once a month dining out without the little ones.... Great food and service... A little loud, so not the place cor quiet night out. Would definitely recommend.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a very nice brunch menu and my friends brought their toddler and he loved it there too. Nice setting and very warm and inviting.

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  31. MrsDeLaCruz

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came here with my boyfriend for Valentine and it was perfect! The food and drinks were awesome. I couldn't find a better place for that occasion. It was a great find online. I was so happy to come upon this restaurant. I would definitely recommend and come back here.

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  32. Guizzy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love Uptown. The food and service is great.

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  33. skigirl

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Crazy affordable brunch with 2 drinks included and an extensive menu. Service was speedy and respectful. This could be my new brunch spot on the UES.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The brunch special is awesome. You get 2 drinks and a HUGE portion for under $16. The food was actually tasty as well. Great spot if you'd like to grab brunch before visiting one of the UES's many awesome museums.

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  35. Frequentdiner

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2014

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    not enough waitstaff so service very poor

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  36. WineAndDine

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2014

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I love the huevos rancheros and order them every time. Looks like the recipe has changed a bit but still delicious. 2 brunch drinks with entree at about $15 a person is a great deal! Service was mediocre at best--I think our server was covering the entire floor, which is just too much. She forgot things a few times, but was very nice and accommodating. Fortunately, we were not in a hurry so it was fine. I would definitely recommend for brunch.

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  37. Nesi

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The restaurant itself was really nice. Looks like it should be a really great place, but we were very disappointed to find out it wasn't. For starters, they didn't have much of what was on the menu. One of the people in our group ordered something, the waiter said they didn't have it. She changed her order, but they didn't have that either. They didn't have pumpkin ale - in October - even though it was listed on the drink menu. Later on we ordered dessert, but of course had to change those orders since they didn't have one thing or another. We went on a Sunday evening where there only about 5-6 other patrons (we didn't get the memo obviously and they took forever to bring out everything. Nice place, disappointing service.

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  38. Imafoodie

    New York Area

    304 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    304 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We went for dinner and both had one of their salads. I'd asked for the dressing on the side, in case I didn't like it, and they'd already put it on. I accepted it but would have preferred a different dressing on the Thai chicken salad. In general, I prefer their brunch menu and food to the dinner food.

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  39. Imafoodie

    New York Area

    304 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    304 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    They offer a really good brunch deal and the food is good when they get it right. We were lucky it wasn't very crowded today. Sometimes it can get pretty noisy. Our waitress was sweet. We'll go back.

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  40. Imafoodie

    New York Area

    304 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    304 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This place offers a great value for brunch. It's the second time we've had it there and everything was delicious. It does get noisy so if you're looking for a quiet spot to talk, this may not be the place to go.

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The Uptown Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 828-1388.

The Uptown Restaurant is rated 3.7 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Uptown Restaurant

1576 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10128

Additional information

  • Cross street
    88th / 89th Streets
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am -4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Just blocks from the 4/5/6 stop at 86th Street & Lexington Avenue.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Uptown features the roots-rock music of the Nick Cassarino Trio every Monday, jazz by the Jon Mendes Trio every Tuesday, and DJs Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 828-1388
  • Catering
    Uptown Lounge now offers off-site catering. For more information, you can reach our catering director Dan Boyce 646-391-7425.
  • Private party facilities
    Uptown Lounge offers private dinner options, as well as private cocktail & hors d'oeuvres options for groups of 10 - 200.
  • Private party contact
    Erik Joyce: (315) 380-5016
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