Published August 26, 2013
Dinner Perfection on the UES
Piloting a zeppelin or going to the Upper East Side.
You’re doing one of these tonight.
We don’t care which.
Here’s The East Pole
, a bright, dual-level home of fresh deliciousness from the Fat Radish and
Leadbelly guys, opening tonight on a quiet UES block.
You know what these guys are about—oysters just plucked from the sea, disconcertingly flavorful
vegetables, lively spaces that somehow just feel right
. And this may be their masterpiece
. A stretch of wood and light where dates and dinner parties alike will
come together and achieve greatness.
All your approaches here should involve some combination of pork osso buco
, heirloom bean salad and bourbon-champagne cocktails. But in blueprint terms:
there’s a white marble bar at the entrance. Feels a bit “belowdecks” with its latched glass cabinets.
Beyond that, a skylighted dining room of tufted navy banquettes. And upstairs you’ve got a second bar and
a private dining room with a table for 30.
The move you must
make, though: the alfresco flawlessness that is the ivy-shaded, string-lit front
“Magical” is the word you’re looking for.
The East Pole
133 E 65th St
(between Lexington and Park)
New York, NY 10065