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East End Kitchen

539 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-7001
+1 212-879-0450
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
15 Nov 2016
“Continues reliable”
10 Jul 2016
“Green eggs and ham”
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539 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-7001
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have eaten here several times, and the food is always interesting -- the chef experiments often, and I love trying new recipes -- we are a match made in heaven. My companion is more traditional, but always finds something good. So far we haven't...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

High hopes going for brunch today but it didn't really hit the spot. The scrambled eggs were pretty average and the potatoes that came with them were really just slopped on the plate. The French toast was extremely sweet and may as well have been...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Had a fantastic meal here in a place with a real local feel that we were looking for as visitors in New York. The food quality was top notch with a menu filled with so much choice the hardest part is choosing what to have....More

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Food was good, price was good, service was ok. Never refilled tea.Price was good for NY. The place needs a re-due. The wood floor is in very bad shape. We hear they will be tearing this building down and that may be why it is...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Great neighborhood joint. We ate there twice due to the convenient location to our apartment. Friendly staff. Great basics.

Thank Emilio_VI_STT
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Still a very gracious welcome and prompt, attentive service throughout. A perfect wild mushroom soup on a mushroom stock base, delicate, woodsy and lightly salted. Perfect fried baby artichoke, crisp and dry with delicious and delicate aioli -- the same as two years ago. The...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Its really a shame. This is (was) a neighborhood gem (Ive rated it highly in the past). Good food and great service. Tonight, the presence of a large cockroach really put a damper on the evening. Frightened the kids to bits! Being from New York,...More

Thank khanna
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Waited almost an hour to be served the wrong dish. My wife had to eat her food alone while they corrected things. Had hoped for a relaxing Sunday brunch but we were very disappointed. Food unspectacular even when it finally came.

Thank Alastair_M_M
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Wednesday night is mussel night and it was excellent. We were given home-made rolls and olive oil to munch while we perused the menu, replenished while our meal was cooked. The mussels were huge and the broth was great. The french fries were plentiful. I...More

Thank Chrisco186225
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is a hidden gem thats snuck away in a side street (East End & 81st). The dimmed lighting created a soothing romanic soft atmosphere that was paired with calming classic music. The service were friendly, helpful and informed on the details of the menu....More

Thank ashleighnoble
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-7001
    (York Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-879-0450
  • E-mail
Seasonal New American plates featuring local ingredients; rustic 85-seat bistro, outfitted with antique mirrors, Edison bulbs and leather banquettes.
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