East 59th

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£25 and under
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American
East 59th is a New York Rooftop Bar & Grill. The US-inspired menu is overseen by Crafthouse & Angelica's, Executive Head Chef, Lee Murdoch.
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.0
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.7
Value
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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Music too loud to talk!

KA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great rooftop bar!
Fantastic value for money and lovely atmosphere 👍

RC
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

There were a couple of hen parties at the restaurant when we arrived, which were extremely loud. Although only 6.00pm in the evening, some of the diners were very drunk resulting in falls and breakages. The absence of textiles and soft furnishings meant that there was nothing to absorb the noise, which was deafening at times. The large television showing the movie 'Grease' on a loop was also very distracting. The food was generally good and reasonable value, but I am sure there must be better 'burger' restaurants in Leeds.

TW
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A nice place. Excellent service and food. Very noisy. I was disappointed as I requested in the booking a special cocktail for my wife of 34 years. No cocktail was brought to the table or mentioned. I was a little surprised as this is a cocktail bar and it did ask if I had any requests on the booking. It was supposed to be a surprise so spoilt the evening.

D
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good food and good service, no atmosphere being a Monday evening but would of been the same on most places

V
London
14 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

No one was at the entrance greeting clients. So we walked in & saw our guests had arrived.
They had been informed that the there was no seafood, lobster or rump steak on the menu.
No one bothered to approach me to apologise , my guests did not want to eat the few items which were available, so I went to the restaurant next door , booked a table & came back to collect my guests.
No member of staff or management spoke to me & generally the attitude was a couldn’t care less one.
This is not a cheap restaurant & if the attitude to customer service does not significantly improve, I do not expect it to stay in business.

IG
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Great space with terrace. Hideously understaffed or deliberately slow service. Food portions are not generous, although quality is OK. Cocktails feel low on booze. The Soho Negroni was a dreg in the bottom of a glass. It’s not a particularly expensive place, but it is for what you get for the price. It feels as though everything offered has been doctored to squeeze out a maximum profit whilst providing as little as possible. Very big disappointment.

PO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service as always and always accommodating staff.
Forever going the extra mile.

j
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Not overly impressed over priced breakfast!!

g
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

The food and service were great, but the volume of the music was ridiculous for a restaurant. You could not enjoy a conversation or hear the waitress serving us. I do worry for the staff working in such a noisy environment. They could be difficult to hear, had difficulty hearing me.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great night and great food, just a bit disappointed no steaks were available, other wise would be a 5 star review

MS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Very dark in the restaurant, could barely see what I was eating and the music was too loud for easy conversation at the table.

KG
Yorkshire
14 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

This is my second visit and won’t be returning any time soon. The service, food and overall value for money left me very disappointed as the first time I visited the vibe was good as was service food and value for money

KG
Yorkshire
14 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First visit to East 59th and won’t be the last. Great place to go with friends and definitely recommend the Thursday offer of Burger and fries with bottomless Prosecco for 90 mins. The waitress was friendly and attentive when it came to refills 🥂

S
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Food was good but the bar service wasn’t great, had to chase drinks considering the place wasn’t busy.
Way too loud music to have dinner to.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

My friends and I visited East 59th to celebrate my birthday. We all ordered steaks to our liking however when my food was presented to me I noticed mine was cooked medium rather than rare as per my order.

When I flagged it to the waitress she took it back to the kitchen but returned with the same steak minutes later saying ‘it’s just the lighting in the restaurant’ and it was definitely cooked rare.

I complained again, and yet again the same steak was sent back and the chef turned up the lighting in the restaurant trying to make his point. I gave up and ate my over cooked steak and received no apology or offer of money off my bill for the inconvenience.

Overall it was a very disappointing experience and we will not be returning again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Good vibe great music from the DJ . Food was great especially the desserts. Enjoyed my saturday night here.

LL
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Place was lovely. Food took a long time, then waitress forgot our starters. So we ended up not having any. Lobster was over cooked and rubbery. Steak which was meant to be medium was over cooked. They did cook some more which was very good but obviously came after the other food was finished. Waitress was very apologetic and discounted the bill but this didn’t make up for poor food at a high price. Such a shame.

OT
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Food not great and service poor.

OT
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went on a Saturday evening the service and staff were outstanding! Food really nice and not overpriced! The restaurant had a great atmosphere! Will definitely be going back.

C
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

When we booked the brunch the menu on the website was advertised as a £25 bottomless brunch. On arrival we were then passed a menu where it was compulsory to order a main and a desert to then qualify for the bottomless prosecco at an extra cost of £15pp. As this was a birthday surprise for my sister it put me in an embarrassing position to start questioning why we were never informed about the change of cost/menu. Had a nice time but disappointing that we were not informed about this.

C
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Really enjoyed the location could have been really nice. It’s just the 2 items of the set menu wasn’t there on arrival which we were set on choosing despite it being a set menu with limited choice, I was never asked if I wanted a drink and we had to keep pestering the waiters if we wanted a drink. Probably just a busy night and would probably try again at a more off-peak time

BT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Travelled from hull for a night somewhere different. Short walk from the station.Really enjoyed the place, attended for the bottomless prosecco & pancakes for £30 pancake day offer. Amazing food served on a cute little board, the presecco really was unlimited and the staff kept topping you up all evening. Had a few cocktails from the menu which are INSANE spent around £100 between two. Will be coming back for the lobster!

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Third time visiting and every time the food has come before the drinks.
Seem to get forgotten about and have to be asked for. Have come when busy and on a quiet afternoon so makes no difference.
However set menus are really good value for money

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I’ve been to East 59th on a few occasions prior and had some really good experiences. My last trip really let it down. From the bar staff being slow and getting drinks wrong to average service to food presentation even being below previous visits it was disappointing to say the least.

Don’t get me wrong. It wasn’t awful but certainly stopped me from considering this a safe “go to” spot if you wanted to take someone somewhere nice.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

The venue was quiet but it was a lunch time. The serving staff were very helpful, the food on the set menu was nicely presented but was very poor in terms of taste and quality. I don’t think the place deserves the hype.

K
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful waiting on service and the food was fantastic! I would definitely go back here again.

AS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Great service but the food was very poor quality. The wings had no taste to them, chips weren’t cooked properly and the lobster portion size could have been bigger

GS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely time with grandparents and children

G
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Poor quality food. I ordered the lobster and there was hardly any meat on it. Service was very slow despite it being quiet. Won't return for food.

FD
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly, casual, nice coffee, good ribs. Modern space. Good venue for our pre-concert meal.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Love the place but the service was slow, started great but towards the middle of the evening the service went down hill we were waiting almost 25mins for a drink and we kept looking for help

AP
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Went for brunch for a friend's birthday, I had steak & eggs which was amazing. The steak was cooked perfectly. My friends all had a certain breakfast with poached eggs but they weren't happy with it - the bread wasn't toasted and the eggs were cold so it was all a bit strange. I would say it's quite expensive for brunch too, every dish was £10 if you're not having bottomless brunch with £5 extra for the steak. Also we had a table booked for 4, and I rang up a couple of days before we went to amend it to 6 & was told I couldn't as they were fully booked. After saying it was for my friend's birthday & we'd prefer not to cancel & find somewhere else at such short notice they said they could squeeze us in, however when we got there & the entire time we were there it was never full..

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Menu is bizarre, extremely loud, mains were served ten minutes before the sides came out, steak was chewy, one main order was incorrect. The table next to us was having a similar issue. It prob needs to decide if it is a bar or a restaurant.

AD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely evening, great atmosphere. Table was booked at 7.15 and we didn't leave until 10.30! Flat iron steak was cooked perfectly but just 3 grumbles we would like to feed back (although not major) the chips were a little undercooked and not 'skin on' as advertised on the menu. My friends flat iron steak was also really undercooked which was very quickly rectified by the kitchen . Also, the waiter couldn't locate any wine glasses for our bottle of wine which we had to drink from tumblers! Those points aside..the service was great and made for such a lovely evening, will definately be returning soon 😊

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I had an absolutely wonderful evening at East 59th - the staff were all so lovely - especially our main waitress, she was incredibly pleasant and helped to make our first experience at your restaurant what it was.

Thank you East 59th, we will definitely be returning very soon!

g
Yorkshire
12 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Overpriced average food and frankly much better options available in Leeds - unless you really want the surroundings rather than quality/ value for money. 1 onion ring for £1 anyone?
Service underwhelming too - issues with order

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service, lovely food and fab cocktails. Will definitely return but maybe in summer so we can enjoy the views.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very happy with the service our waitress was very pleasant and friendly. The place was welcoming and a very good atmosphere.

MJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue with views over the city. The food was excellent I couldn't fault the staff, who were very attentive.

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