If ever you find yourself looking for a place to have a drink on a Sunday evening when you'd prefer to get away from everything, then it wouldn't hurt to have the East End Kitchen near the top of your list.
While segments of the Upper East Side closest to Central Park are often touted as "prime" Upper East Side, here's one secret that anyone who lives closer to the East River will tell you: it's nice to be by the water.
Beginning just north of East 79th Street and ending at East 90th Street, East End Avenue serves as a bridge between the quiet and serene Carl Shurz Park and the rest of the Upper East Side.
Overall, much of East End Avenue holds a resort or hideaway feel. While Third, Second, First, and even York Avenues have enough transportation, dining, and shopping options to pull you in for curiosity-satisfying strolls, East End Avenue is unique in that those who find themselves there either live nearby, or have travelled to the avenue with a purpose.
When you visit East End Kitchen ––– particularly after taking a stroll along John Finley Walk (the esplanade above the F.D.R. that looks out over the East River) ––– you'll immediately feel the same sense of serenity. It's a quiet and calm place with an open and sweeping feel. Intricate and inviting light fixtures give the restaurant as well as the bar area a calming and graceful yellow light.
And with separate menus for brunch, lunch, dinner, as well as several bar appetizers, while you may be unlikely to stay in this beautiful space all day and night, if you ever found just the right day to do so, then at least in theory, you could.