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Island

1305 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1327
+1 212-996-1200
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good52%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1305 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1327
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Island for lunch because it and its menu looked inviting from the street outside. We were welcomed warmly and seated promptly even though we didn't have a reservation. My wife said her salad was one of the best she had ever had....More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Although it is not a gourmet experience, lunch with girls is more than adequate after a visit to a neighborhood museum. The salads and omelette are all very good.

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

I had a very juicy cheeseburger my friend had tomato bisque, which she really liked. I tried the blueberry cobbler with ice cream for dessert. Another night we stopped in just for dessert and we had the Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich. We were staying at...More

Thank uscfan1325
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Had brunch on a Sunday in October with 6 people. Our grandson (2 years) joined us and, as one can imagine, provided a bit of a challenge for the wait staff: squeezing in one more, up and down, etc. They were ever so patient, served...More

Thank EllCPA
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Wow what a find. If you love to sit outside or be in an airy restaurant this is the place. My chicken salad was nice presentation if bland. We thought the staff were super nice and very accommodating. Most locals must like this place and...More

Thank tarad32530
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We have passed by this restaurant several times and finally stopped, met our son and his partner here ... and we'll be back. Dinner was delicious and the service excellent!

Thank travelin_at_leisure
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Located right next door to my hotel so I checked it out for dinner one evening. Really enjoyed the salad and an excellent salmon entree. It was somewhat busy but even with that in mind, my table service was spotty. Still...good food.

Thank sstrauss51
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Awful service and servers have attitude problems. Added another $20.00 dollars on our bill already on top of the tip we left her.

Thank Arnel P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Every once and a while there will be a great and even innovative dish, but that is not why I keep coming back to Island. It is low key with a personable wait staff and good food. I come here because I can sit at...More

Thank R9251QSdavidt
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Have really enjoyed a couple of meals here, particularly a recent brunch. But had dinner Tuesday night, restaurant was crowded, and waited an hour and ten minutes for my entree. When we asked the waitress about the delay she said the roast chicken took a...More

Thank edward S
Nearby
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
...More
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Dolores M
26 July 2017|
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Response from edward S | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1327
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-996-1200
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