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“Great neighborhood restaurant”
Review of Island

Island
Ranked #2,599 of 13,678 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $35 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood restaurant”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Varied menu and excellent service made for a delightful lunch. The food was tasty, the room casual and comfortable, and the neighborhood vibe welcoming.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
New York
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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Island- Reliable if not Surprising”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

We like Island's brunch as the best value in our neighborhood, but its not our first choice for top cusine in the area. Never had a bad time there but never surprised either. Nothing bad to say, its fine for families with children with a more conventional menu than some of the French and Italian places near by.

Visited November 2012
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Geelong
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“very enjoyable lunch”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Weather was nice so we sat outside, service good as was ambience.
There was a quiche as a special, more like a frittata really with broccoli, leeks & cauliflower. It was very good, obviously fresh too. The NE cod fritters were also very good, perfectly cooked & the fish was also very fresh. Lovely glass of Provence rose was perfect match & good value at $8.

  • Visited October 2012
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PAUSA
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149 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant close to 92nd St Y”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice decor and servers, and good food--a real neighborhood place popular with the locals--the curried chicken dish was lovely; we went back after the show for after-dinner drinks.

  • Visited October 2012
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New York
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Friendly, pleasant local joint, but stick to the simple dishes”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Island cultivates a very nice atmosphere, and many locals are fiercely loyal. (As you can tell from their reviews). But the fact of the matter is that the kitchen is inconsistent and indifferent to any problems. I ordered a crab cake (ambrosia at Pasacolu across the street), and the pre-frozen, over-fried hockey puck jumped off the plate when I tried to cut into it. Quite literally inedible, but when I pointed this out to the waiter, the friendly service became surly, and the replacement (if, indeed, it was a replacement) was just as bad when it finally came. Stick to the simple fare and enjoy a glass of wine with friends in a lively atmosphere. But don't expect anything special.

  • Visited July 2012
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