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Island

1305 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1327
+1 212-996-1200
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good53%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“crab cakes” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
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LOCATION
1305 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1327
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1 - 10 of 99 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so what I noticed right away was the number of return customers. I was seated immediately, and across from the bar. It gave me a view of everyone coming in and how they were greeted. The staff seemed to know everyone. I even commented...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I saw that Island had a Kobe beef 🌭 Hot dog with sauerkraut & french fries on their lunch menu, I knew it was a delicious once a year delicacy... My hubby selected a more healthy entree & raved about his roasted multicolored beet...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small place in the middle of the upper east Manhattan has all the points for great place , good service , nice atmosphere , very good menu , just the prices are a bit high , but over all, great place

Thank Samzil8867
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The first time I had dinner in this restaurant was about 30 years ago. Hard to believe that a small neighborhood joint could continue to shine in a city like New York for so long. The place has the same charm, buzz and delightfully friendly...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I went to Island for dinner on business and after looking at the menu I thought it would be just a standard meal. The Lobster Quesadilla was wonderful and full of lobster with a nice fresh salsa on the side. It had a nice fresh...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I was in New York for business staying near the Island. in fact next door to the Island. Being on my own I found the bar just a great place to hang out before dinner. I ended up there 3 nights in a row. Dinner...More

1  Thank johnherbert
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Staying at Hotel Wales next door, had enjoyedmrestaurant there (Sarabeth's), wanted something different, maybe a little less formal, slightly less expensive, attracted by good reviews. We were seated at table in the back, no trouble with noise there. (Low ceilings reduce noise level in general.)...More

Thank Tippler1565
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The poor service and small portions ruined what could have been a great experience. The waitstaff was rushed and then never came back. We had to ask the bus boys for food and drinks that had not been delivered and then for the check. The...More

Thank Weegeewoman
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Unpretentious food and nice atmosphere. Quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Been there forever, friendly and reasonable food and wine. Chicken curry, crab cakes, steak, burgers, salads... Everything on the menu looked appealing.

Thank edward S
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Had the pleasure of dining here for lunch while waiting for an appointment at nearby Mt. Sinai hospital. The beet salad was amazing and fresh with a ginger dressing and goat cheese, oranges and candied almonds. The flavor was so delicious. My son had a...More

Thank gmwNewYork
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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