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Upper East Side
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1305 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128
+1 212-996-1200
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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new york
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 codfish burger that was similar to a crab cake. It was fresh with flavor that... More 

Thank gmwNewYork
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Island is a perfect neighborhood restaurant. The atmosphere is fun, the food is very good and the service is excellent. It's been a favorite of mine for years, and especially pleasant for a summer brunch. I ate there over the weekend and enjoyed a well-cooked omelet, iced coffee and a perfect popover. A great stop after visiting one of the... More 

1 Thank cornwallst59
Brooklyn, New York
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Reaaly good menu, great wait staff and the food is delicious! Dinner with friends who live in the area and they picked this place and will go back again! Very nice evening, and a lovely place to dine - beachy!

1 Thank siggsdog
South Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This restaurant has a real summer beach feel ..a touch of the Hamptons. Friendly staff serve delicious food like Lobster roll ( in season) which is absolutely yummy as well as a wide range of steaks salads lamb and vegetarian. The feeling in the restaurant is warm and cosy...the bar has a variety of cocktails and wines. The desserts are... More 

Thank Andrea W
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

At first everything was nice. It's a very nice restaurant and the waiter was really nice. I ordered the angus burger which was good beside the bun was little bit smaller than the burger meat. But then I found a hair in my burger. The waiter took it and then the unbelievable thing happened. The chef came to the table... More 

Thank Dor T
New Haven, Connecticut
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96 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We came for brunch and liked the menu and the atmosphere. The food came out very slowly. I ordered the smokes chicken hash with spinach and poached eggs will hollandaise on the side. When my dish arrived, the poached eggs were over cooked. I flagged down the waiter and he said he'd have two more made. The hash was quite... More 

Thank Roberta H
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292 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We had a nice meal. Good selection, fresh food, lovely space. But our visit was marred by lousy service. The food was all very slow. The waiter was MIA most of the night. Other people sat down, were served and left, while we waited for our food. No apologies, no explanations.

Thank nycfamilyt2013
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We found this gem by accident after doing the Uptown Tour on the tour bus .A wonderful little restaurant with lovely healthy salads .We had lunch & it was lovely , nice fresh ingredients.I would defiantly go back if I'm back in NY .

Thank Carol I
New York City, New York
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Another one of New York's underappreciated local restaurants. Active bar scene; well-constructed, fairly-priced drinks. Mussels, roast chicken and hamburger all stellar. If you happen to go there on one of the (very) infrequent nights when they have Mulligatawny soup,, Try it!

Thank Rightwrite
Savannah, Georgia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Primarily a seafood place, the food is excellent and the staff is friendly. All the dishes are consistently good and the service is quick. While the crowd is sophisticated and yet convivial, the noise level is awfully high. Hint: Fine for families with young teens -- maybe not great for little children.

1 Thank John F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-996-1200

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

Staying in Upper East Side

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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 neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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