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About The Uptown Restaurant

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.

1576 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10128
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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

Cross Street:
88th / 89th Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 828-1388

Website:
http://www.theuptownrestaurantandbar.com/

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.

Catering:
Uptown Lounge now offers off-site catering. For more information, you can reach our catering director Dan Boyce 646-391-7425.

Public Transit:
Just blocks from the 4/5/6 stop at 86th Street & Lexington Avenue.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
If you are trying to make a reservation for more than 8 people and there is no availability, please call 212-828-1388 or 646-391-7425 (Dan) to check availability. For private parties and events, please call Katie at 646-320-6703. Partial, half, and entire venue is available for private functions. Call Erik at 315-380-5016

The Uptown Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

3.5

ambience

3.5

value

5.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (137)
Good for Groups (137)
Neighborhood Gem (109)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (90)
Hot Spot (55)
Great for Outdoor Dining (49)
Late-night Find (48)
Great for Lunch (46)
Special Occasion (39)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Kid-friendly (26)
Romantic (22)
Notable Wine List (9)
Scenic View (3)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2015

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2015

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2015

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2015

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!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2014

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2014

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)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2014

Great place to catch up with my friends. Food was awesome

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2014

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2014

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

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2014

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2014

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2014

Margarita Wednesdays are great.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 28, 2014

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 15, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 21, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 15, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2014

I love Uptown. The food and service is great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2014

not enough waitstaff so service very poor

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2014

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2013

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2013

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2013

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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