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“A soothing piece of the Upper East Side”
Review of East End Kitchen

East End Kitchen
Ranked #4,498 of 14,125 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Cross street: York Avenue
Description: Seasonal New American plates featuring local ingredients; rustic 85-seat bistro, outfitted with antique mirrors, Edison bulbs and leather banquettes.
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. The food was outstanding we had dinner (vegan mushroom and vegetable soup, & Organic Roasted Chicken with smooth potatoes and green beans). The flavours and tastes were beautiful balanced and left a wonderful lingering taste. The whole experience was truly a pleasure.

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Reviewed 24 February 2016

As my husband and I live nearby, East End Kitchen is a great local spot to go to for lunch or brunch – their dinner menu looks delicious as well, but we haven’t been for dinner yet! The menu is reasonably priced, which is nice to find in NYC! I have dietary restrictions and can always find something yummy on their menu. Their brunch menu includes a drink (and doesn’t have to be alcoholic) which is lovely. The space and décor is inviting and we usually see other couples and groups there, especially on the weekends. I will say that the last time we were there the kitchen was short staffed and we waited quite a bit for our meals – they did comp drinks for us which was nice and appreciated. We will definitely be back!

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Thank Nora M
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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Had a great brunch. Huge portions, nice atmosphere. If you live in the area, it's a great little place to try. It does seem to get crowded on early Saturday afternoon. You may need a reservation.

Thank CorMegBethsmom
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

This is a very decent neighborhood restaurant. The hubby and I have walked past this place multiple times and even tried to get in once without a reservation with no luck. This past Saturday night, we made a reservation and had our first meal at East End Kitchen.

The space is really nice. Very warm and casual but not sloppy. The wait staff is just lovely. Our waiter was terrific. Very attentive and gave detailed descriptions of the food. We had:

Cesar Salad - Very good. It had whole anchovies - my bad for not telling the waiter to remove them. That being said, the salad was very good and not fishy at all.
Beet Salad - Very tasty
Pasta with Mushrooms - very tasty with whole cloves of garlic and fresh mushrooms
Pasta with Duck Ragout - very good and hearty
Bread pudding - very good
Hot Chocolate - good if a bit watery

Where this restaurant needs work is on its cocktails and wine. I had a french martini and it had a very metallic taste. Our friend had a glass of red zinfandel and it tasted old. The malbec and cote du rhone were very good.

Overall a nice dining experience.

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Thank Jaimee A
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

Greeted by two friendly hostesses, we had a banquette/chair table combination near the kitchen, but we were happy with the location. The restaurant vibe is upbeat. The place is very busy even on weekdays. We were fortunate to get in even with our last minute reservation.

We were promptly greeted by a server with water. Courteous and efficient Lance, our waiter, arrived with the specials - all of which sounded great. We tried the roasted cauliflower soup, caesar salad and mussels. Wednesday is their mussel variety night. The caesar salad had many white anchovies, if you like anchovy. The chicken on the salad was a bit salty, but everything else was fine.

The server checked back an appropriate amount of times, beverages were re-filled without needed to get anyone's attention, and the bill was ready in Lance's pocket for a rapid check-out. Prices were average. Would we go back? Yes.

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Thank Janou J
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