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East End Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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539 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-7001 (York Avenue)
+1 212-879-0450
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 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... More 

Thank Nora M
Oakdale, New York
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 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
New York City, New York
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308 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 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.... More 

Thank Jaimee A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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241 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 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... More 

Thank Janou J
New York City, New York
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

I loved the steak I got from here, and the plating is gorgeous. A cozy, nice restaurant on the pricey side. Great for a nice date night.

Thank Brittany D
Westbury, New York
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224 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Met up with friends this past weekend enjoyed this small place on 81st Street NY, NY. The appetizers were wonderful. The large selection of entrees made everyone happy. Their pistachio crusted rack of lamb was delicious as well as the fish dishes. I would recommend making a reservation. The wait staff were wonderful. I would definitely come back to this... More 

Thank GARY W
New York City, New York
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214 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2015

People in the neighborhood of East End Kitchen have a restaurant to dine in. There are not many places to eat on East End Avenue. I was here in July with 3 of my friends. Restaurant was crowded and high noise level. Had the pasta dish nothing special. It needed more sauce and flavor. Restaurant offers specials on certain nights... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2015

It's not cheap but it is the Upper East Side. Swanky but still friendly, great cocktails and very good food. Skate, pork and the burger are all good. Perhaps not one to travel to but great if you're in the area.

Thank timabdelhadytravel
New York
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In Manhattan's Far East Side (East of First Avenue; North of 79th Street) there are numerous diners and eating stops but few restaurants for more formal dining. EAST END KITCHEN provides a delightful dining experience for brunch, lunch or dinner. Located in an elegant neighborhood and a short distance from Carl Schurz Park this restaurant provides a diverse menu choice,... More 

Thank gibby30
Marion, South Carolina
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2015

A loud and happy place,people were smiling because food was consistently great. Servers were friendly and helpful. Start with Fried artichoke for appetizer. Blackened shrimps pasta dish is my wife's favorite. I always order some kind of fish ----absolutely delicious. It is kid friendly. Very adequate selection for children menu.

Thank donald1937

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-879-0450
Seasonal New American plates featuring local ingredients; rustic 85-seat bistro, outfitted with antique mirrors, Edison bulbs and leather banquettes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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