The East Pole | The Kitchen Scout
This summer, I reached out to my Instagram followers to ask if anyone could recommend a restaurant or two either in mid-town or on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We were in the city over Labor Day and although the primary reason for our trip was to attend the US Open, we also planned to enjoy some fun meals in the city. My young follower and friend, Mallory responded with a couple of recommendations. Thank you Mal! We secured a reservation at one of her suggestions and I was really excited to have a local's first-hand experience guide our dining decision... Located in a brownstone on the Upper East Side, The East Pole is an intimate restaurant that feels like it is a neighborhood favorite for many or a place where New Yorkers might have a special date. A small area for outside seating is nestled behind the plantings for warmer months. A meaningfully sized bar greets you as you enter the restaurant, where I imagine locals pull up a stool after work for drinks and a bite before