East End Kitchen

Restaurants , American Upper East Side
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Upper East Siders can dig into seasonal New American plates at this rustic 85-seat bistro, outfitted with antique mirrors, Edison bulbs and leather banquettes. Dishes—such as a roasted-vegetable terrine, flounder with ratatouille and couscous, and cherry clafoutis—are made with local ingredients, including Fleisher's Grass-fed Meats and Battenkill Valley Creamery dairy.

Venue name: East End Kitchen
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Address: 539 E 81st St
New York

Cross street: between East End and York Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 5:30–11pm; Sat 11am–3pm, 5:30–11pm; Sun 11am–3pm, 5:30–10pm
Transport: Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St
Price: Average main course: $20. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Julie S
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Down a very quiet and residential side street on the UES, you will be surprised to find this quaint and charming American bistro. It’s packed with locals for brunch and dinner on the weekends, so be sure to make reservations. I was very excited to try the crispy baby artichokes, but several of them were just way too tough to eat. For a great vegetarian main course, try the pasta primavera. It was packed with thin, fresh spaghetti, julienne vegetables, arugula pesto sauce, and lots of parmesan cheese. For the meat eaters, order the grilled NY strip steak with truffle mashes potatoes and wild mushroom jus.