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) #2,801 of 9,156 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ American
1305 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1327
+1 212-996-1200
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good53%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“crab cakes” (8 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
1305 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1327
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time I had dinner in this restaurant was about 30 years ago. Hard to believe that a small neighborhood joint could continue to shine in a city like New York for so long. The place has the same charm, buzz and delightfully friendly...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Island for dinner on business and after looking at the menu I thought it would be just a standard meal. The Lobster Quesadilla was wonderful and full of lobster with a nice fresh salsa on the side. It had a nice fresh...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I was in New York for business staying near the Island. in fact next door to the Island. Being on my own I found the bar just a great place to hang out before dinner. I ended up there 3 nights in a row. Dinner...More

Thank johnherbert
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Staying at Hotel Wales next door, had enjoyedmrestaurant there (Sarabeth's), wanted something different, maybe a little less formal, slightly less expensive, attracted by good reviews. We were seated at table in the back, no trouble with noise there. (Low ceilings reduce noise level in general.)...More

Thank Tippler1565
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The poor service and small portions ruined what could have been a great experience. The waitstaff was rushed and then never came back. We had to ask the bus boys for food and drinks that had not been delivered and then for the check. The...More

Thank Weegeewoman
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Unpretentious food and nice atmosphere. Quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Been there forever, friendly and reasonable food and wine. Chicken curry, crab cakes, steak, burgers, salads... Everything on the menu looked appealing.

Thank edward S
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Had the pleasure of dining here for lunch while waiting for an appointment at nearby Mt. Sinai hospital. The beet salad was amazing and fresh with a ginger dressing and goat cheese, oranges and candied almonds. The flavor was so delicious. My son had a...More

Thank gmwNewYork
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Island is a perfect neighborhood restaurant. The atmosphere is fun, the food is very good and the service is excellent. It's been a favorite of mine for years, and especially pleasant for a summer brunch. I ate there over the weekend and enjoyed a well-cooked...More

1  Thank cornwallst59
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Reaaly good menu, great wait staff and the food is delicious! Dinner with friends who live in the area and they picked this place and will go back again! Very nice evening, and a lovely place to dine - beachy!

1  Thank siggsdog
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This restaurant has a real summer beach feel ..a touch of the Hamptons. Friendly staff serve delicious food like Lobster roll ( in season) which is absolutely yummy as well as a wide range of steaks salads lamb and vegetarian. The feeling in the restaurant...More

Thank Andrea W
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1327
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-996-1200
  • E-mail