East Side Social Club

★★★★★
Urban Italian dining plays on Italian cooking with a cocktail culture
  • 230 E 51st St

    New York, NY 10022

    Cross street: 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 212-355-9442

About East Side Social Club

Hours
Mon - Fri:11:00 am 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm Sat: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm Fri & Sat: Late night Happy Hour from 9-12am. Dancing until 2am and enjoy our Late Night menu.
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I met a friend at Pod Hotel and we did not want to walk around so went to East Side Social Club - what a GREAT choice!!!

To be honest I had read some of the recent reviews showing on Menupages and Yelp and they were pretty harsh so I

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★★★★★

I met a friend at Pod Hotel and we did not want to walk around so went to East Side Social Club - what a GREAT choice!!!

To be honest I had read some of the recent reviews showing on Menupages and Yelp and they were pretty harsh so I

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I went to this restaurant recently with 4 work colleagues for dinner and boy was I pleasantly surprised!

1) The ambiance - it was relaxed, unpretentious, laid back and not kitschy - just the way I like it. The music was nice but it can be

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I went to this restaurant recently with 4 work colleagues for dinner and boy was I pleasantly surprised!

1) The ambiance - it was relaxed, unpretentious, laid back and not kitschy - just the way I like it. The music was nice but it can be

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Food was good (mushroom ravioli was awesome), but service was the worst. It was a 2-hour dinner for 4 people on a Wednesday night. After waiting 30 minutes for our drink order, 20 minutes later we still had no drinks despite the place

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★★★★★

Food was good (mushroom ravioli was awesome), but service was the worst. It was a 2-hour dinner for 4 people on a Wednesday night. After waiting 30 minutes for our drink order, 20 minutes later we still had no drinks despite the place

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WOW! Hit the spot in big way. East Side Social recently launched a new lunch menu and delivery service, and these guys really pulled it off!

Four of us left the office on a mundane Monday to grab a bite. All four came back with our natural 5 hour energy lift, and fat wallets retained. What else do you expect when you get homemade mozzarella, homemade bread, and home-??ground?? Kobe, all prepared by Devon Gilroy, the former sous-chef of Chanterelle and A Voce, and priced at a discount?

D ?? ??Keep It Comin?? ?? Gilroy knows his stuff and the team running ESSC and its sister Macau knows how to deliver the goods!

The place has a really fun feel to it, good lighting, and a genuinely courteous staff. The menu kicks some butt! It has a great healthful variety to select from, and all the ingredients are fresh and the meat selections are ??guilt free?, meaning the chicken are free range, and the cow grass fed - - no chemistry sets involved.

Among us we had the Caprese salad, with delicious mozzarella made by the chef himself, combined with grilled free range chicken ($13). The Sausage Piadina, a grilled pizza only an artisan could create, and nutritionist recommend ($11)! Cool Kobe, featuring a great grass fed cut, pounded by the man into paradise and cooked with ??palate-tious? respect ($10)! Finally the Grilled Salmon, on the table we see a tenderly prepared fish, dressed with greens and yellows, and a wonderfully tasty Pesto, we all took our fair share of bites of what I think is the menu??s ??piece de resistance? ($19).

On the flip side, they could improve the quality of the music, I??ll be speaking with them about that, or maybe just slip in my iPOD when no one??s lookin? And better signage on the outside, its unimpressive and doesn??t match ESSC??s awesomeness. Hey, so they got that wrong, but everything else right!

We??re all doing this again, there??s still soooo much more to try, and I hear they??re re-launching the dinner menu! I highly recommend ESSC, check it out, you??ll love it, and your friends will love you!

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★★★★★

WOW! Hit the spot in big way. East Side Social recently launched a new lunch menu and delivery service, and these guys really pulled it off!

Four of us left the office on a mundane Monday to grab a bite. All four came back with our natural 5 hour energy lift, and fat wallets retained. What else do you expect when you get homemade mozzarella, homemade bread, and home-??ground?? Kobe, all prepared by Devon Gilroy, the former sous-chef of Chanterelle and A Voce, and priced at a discount?

D ?? ??Keep It Comin?? ?? Gilroy knows his stuff and the team running ESSC and its sister Macau knows how to deliver the goods!

The place has a really fun feel to it, good lighting, and a genuinely courteous staff. The menu kicks some butt! It has a great healthful variety to select from, and all the ingredients are fresh and the meat selections are ??guilt free?, meaning the chicken are free range, and the cow grass fed - - no chemistry sets involved.

Among us we had the Caprese salad, with delicious mozzarella made by the chef himself, combined with grilled free range chicken ($13). The Sausage Piadina, a grilled pizza only an artisan could create, and nutritionist recommend ($11)! Cool Kobe, featuring a great grass fed cut, pounded by the man into paradise and cooked with ??palate-tious? respect ($10)! Finally the Grilled Salmon, on the table we see a tenderly prepared fish, dressed with greens and yellows, and a wonderfully tasty Pesto, we all took our fair share of bites of what I think is the menu??s ??piece de resistance? ($19).

On the flip side, they could improve the quality of the music, I??ll be speaking with them about that, or maybe just slip in my iPOD when no one??s lookin? And better signage on the outside, its unimpressive and doesn??t match ESSC??s awesomeness. Hey, so they got that wrong, but everything else right!

We??re all doing this again, there??s still soooo much more to try, and I hear they??re re-launching the dinner menu! I highly recommend ESSC, check it out, you??ll love it, and your friends will love you!

Pros: Great Chef, Great Food, Great Service

Cons: Signage needs improvement & the music's so so

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Growing up in a very Italian family, the cuisine is a weakness for me, but have very high expectations. I have to say, the food at East Side Social Club is superb. The entire staff is friendly and attentive without being hovering. The wood paneling, red checkered tablecloths, and oversized booths make me feel like I stepped into Sinatra's neighborhood spot. Make sure you save room for homemade cannolis.

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★★★★★

Growing up in a very Italian family, the cuisine is a weakness for me, but have very high expectations. I have to say, the food at East Side Social Club is superb. The entire staff is friendly and attentive without being hovering. The wood paneling, red checkered tablecloths, and oversized booths make me feel like I stepped into Sinatra's neighborhood spot. Make sure you save room for homemade cannolis.

Pros: Cocktail list; excellent food

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East Side Social Club is one of the best restaurants I have been to in New York. The ambiance is exclusive with a down-to-earth kick, the drinks are incredible- must have one of their cocktails and the spagetti and meatballs is to die for! I would eat here everyday if I could

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★★★★★

East Side Social Club is one of the best restaurants I have been to in New York. The ambiance is exclusive with a down-to-earth kick, the drinks are incredible- must have one of their cocktails and the spagetti and meatballs is to die for! I would eat here everyday if I could

Pros: Spagetti and Meatballs is a must!

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A girlfriend and I made the journey above 14th street to see if this new joint lived up to the hype and we were pleasantly surprised to say the least. The bar had a nice little groove going at 6pm and there was still room to grab a stool before we ate. We tried a couple of the cocktails from the menu and both were exquisite. It??s clear the bar staff cares about quality and there??s a real artisan feel to their work. They clearly understand the cocktail culture but manage to pull it off without the attitude found at other cocktail spots in NYC.
Once we moved to the table we found the waiter to be knowledgeable, fun, friendly and attentive but professional. I had the veal chop and my girlfriend had the bucatini della nonna. It??s hard to believe from a new mid-town Italian hot-spot, but I have to honestly say that I have never had better veal in my life and the bucatini was amazing with just the right amount of spice.
We??re now planning regular trips to mid-town for more. Check this place out!

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★★★★★

A girlfriend and I made the journey above 14th street to see if this new joint lived up to the hype and we were pleasantly surprised to say the least. The bar had a nice little groove going at 6pm and there was still room to grab a stool before we ate. We tried a couple of the cocktails from the menu and both were exquisite. It??s clear the bar staff cares about quality and there??s a real artisan feel to their work. They clearly understand the cocktail culture but manage to pull it off without the attitude found at other cocktail spots in NYC.
Once we moved to the table we found the waiter to be knowledgeable, fun, friendly and attentive but professional. I had the veal chop and my girlfriend had the bucatini della nonna. It??s hard to believe from a new mid-town Italian hot-spot, but I have to honestly say that I have never had better veal in my life and the bucatini was amazing with just the right amount of spice.
We??re now planning regular trips to mid-town for more. Check this place out!

Pros: Real mixologists & amazing food

Cons: Mid-town

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I was here with a friend last week and we chose the place mainly because it was near his office and the bar area looked fun. The bar was hopping and fun with lots of singles, as expected. But we were pleasantly surprised by the delicious dinner. We each had one of the home-made pasta dishes and they were superb. Our waitress was very nice and attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere here is upscale but also warm and friendly. I'll definitely have dinner here again.

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★★★★☆

I was here with a friend last week and we chose the place mainly because it was near his office and the bar area looked fun. The bar was hopping and fun with lots of singles, as expected. But we were pleasantly surprised by the delicious dinner. We each had one of the home-made pasta dishes and they were superb. Our waitress was very nice and attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere here is upscale but also warm and friendly. I'll definitely have dinner here again.

Pros: Excellent pasta, good service, cool atmosphere

Cons: Didn't encounter any

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I was happy with my meal but became WAY less enamoured when the bill came and our martinis were $17 each. Yes, I understand this is Manhattan. No, this is not the Peninsula or Tribeca Grand. To be honest, it's kind of a joke. On the plus side, the food was good. But I won't ever go back to this place - drink prices were slightly offensive.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was happy with my meal but became WAY less enamoured when the bill came and our martinis were $17 each. Yes, I understand this is Manhattan. No, this is not the Peninsula or Tribeca Grand. To be honest, it's kind of a joke. On the plus side, the food was good. But I won't ever go back to this place - drink prices were slightly offensive.

Pros: Food is good

Cons: Drink prices are not

 

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