The East Pole is a new(ish) restaurant on the Upper East Side from the guys behind The Fat Radish and The LeadBelly. We chose brunch at The East Pole becuase it was only a few blocks from the Whitney, with a good-looking brunch menu. Once we had the killer bloody marts and the tasty food, we were quite happy with our choice!
We had a nice round table with a circular banquette in the back of the restuarant. The skylight above cast that beautiful light down, and we could see through the square-paned glass into the kitchen, where prep cooks were peeling pears and chopping cabbage on a mandoline.
The upstairs bar and private room:
The food was very good, but the service was slow and apathetic. Nothing quite wrong, but nothing very right, either.
Nice to see something lunch-y, i.e. not egg-y, on a brunch menu.
Quite a lot of flavor an a very nice crunch from the broccoli, which was diced very small.
Good but not as exciting as I’d hope. The bread was excellent.
These were great.
Nice but extremely filling.
Definitely worth a stop if you’re in the neighborhood.
The East Pole, 133 E 65th St, Manhattan. 212-249-2222, theeastpolenyc.com