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  • American (New)
  • 1305 Madison Ave, New York NY10128 40.784903 -73.955542
  • (Btwn 92nd & 93rd St)
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  • (212) 996-1200
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User Ratings (Based on 27 reviews)

3.445
Food 3.5 Value 3.0
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 996-1200
Fax:
fax
(212) 348-1589
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, DC
Hours:
Daily: 12pm-4pm Mon-Sat: 5:30pm-11pm Sun: 5:30pm-10pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Kid-friendly, Accepts Credit Cards

User Reviews

  • Island

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/31/2011

    Not so great anymore

    Have not been in a while and stopped in for cocktails and appetizers...$8.00 for a tiny dish of marinated olives? Are these people nuts?? Some restaurants put olives on the table simply for sitting down. I found this offensive and will not return...lots of Carnegie Hill overpayers anyway. So many better places close by too

  • Island

    Posted by Best Island Fan Ever!.... on 06/01/2010

    Killer food & service

    Island has one of the best dishes in the city.... Food usually arrives to the table in 15 minutes but some 20-30 moins. Due to crowdedness.... service overall is great.... great for small parties... specially BDay party... or friends night or day out... I would recommend this to anyone. So ENJOY!

  • Island

    Posted by aks on 04/12/2010

    Superb neighborhood gastropub

    I've lived two blocks from Island for 15 years now, and it's one of my favorites. The staff are charming, the ambience is relaxed and sophisticated, and the food is always first-rate. No, it's not cheap, but remember that Carnegie Hill is the City's most affluent per-capita neighborhood and it starts to make sense. Investment bank CEOs stop by here for a simple dinner with their families (I've seen them). The menu is varied, and always includes the burger, one of the best in the city IMHO. The waiters know me and my wife and greet us like long lost friends when we drop by. What more could you ask for?

  • Island

    Posted by neighborhood family on 03/21/2010

    it's slipped big time

    quick lunch. their famous popovers were cold and dryish. never brought butter. the pancakes were dry/leaden sent them back. cobb salad ok and chicken curry salad chicken was dry and tastelesss. maybe the McLaughlin's should eat here sometine. please fix it. it's been a main stay for our family since it opened.

  • Island

    Posted by Gregoire on 01/06/2009

    Best spot in town

    Large portions and delicious food make this my favorite weeknight spot on the upper east side. Enjoy mingling with carnagie hill's elite and dont forget to order the ice cream sandwich for desert.

  • Island

    Posted by cassie on 11/22/2008

    Disappointed

    I recently stopped in for an early dinner on a Friday evening in Manhattan. While the atmosphere was warm, cozy, elegant & inviting, the service made the experience less than desirable. Since I was eating alone I decided to sit at the counter bar to dine. The restaurant was mostly empty at that time, & the servers were all standing up by the bar chatting amongst themselves. This did not change once the restaurant got more crowded...It was difficult to get anyone's attention, let alone the indifferent woman bartender who was serving. After paying the bill, I was not acknowledged, thanked or given any common courtesy. So...overall great atmosphere, however, pricey menu deserves much better service!

  • Island

    Posted by foodfan on 11/07/2008

    What every neighborhood needs

    We all need restaurants like this. Basically a pub, it serves food that's straightforward and abundant and big pours of wines by the glass. You won't think you're in heaven, but you'll enjoy your meal. the service is excellent, and the bar is usually filled with singles eating alone and chatting. A perfect neighborhood restaurant.

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