Trapped in Yorkville on a Saturday or Sunday morning and don’t know where to brunch? Or simply looking to try out your childhood enemy, green eggs and ham? Your UES brunch gem is: East End Kitchen.
- Why it’s worth it/Vibe: Upper East Siders can now dig into seasonal American brunch plates (which come with a complimentary beverage) at this rustically elegant ‘straunt, which is heavily decorated with antique mirrors, schoolhouse lights and leather banquettes.
- Ideal meal: Brunch pizza ($15, tomato basil sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, crispy bacon, two eggs any style) or green eggs and ham ($15, scrambled eggs, arugula pesto, country ham, roasted potatoes, toast)
- Your brunch includes your choice of one of the following: Maplejack Apple Pie (house specialty cocktail), Sobieski Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Orange Juice, Organic Coffee, or SerendipiTea
- F.Y.I.: This ‘straunt uses organic produce, sustainably sourced seafood and grass-fed meats.
- If the line is long, put your name in and head east for a nice stroll on the East River Promenade.
- People behind East End Kitchen: Husband-and-wife owners Allan and Diane Carlin are longtime neighborhood residents who open this ‘straunt because they wanted to fill a void of “casual” “thoughtful” ‘straunts in the area.
- Address: Upper East Side, Yorkville, 539 East 81st Street (Between East End and York)
- Prices: $8-$18