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 Head Chef, Elmar Zeinalovas.
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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, with outstanding food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place every time I’ve been! Food is amazing especially for the prices and good range of options. The DJ makes the atmosphere incredible and fun. The staff are attentive and happy to help no matter what. Definitely one of my favourites in Leeds ☺️

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and great service just a bit noisy for dinner

OT
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were very accommodating and friendly and ensured we were having a good night. The 1.5hrs of prosecco went down great with everyone! DJ was fantastic and had us singing and dancing until it was time to leave! The atmosphere is amazing and everyone enjoyed themselves so definitely returning in the new year!

SH
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Went to East 59th for the bottomless brunch but on arrival had to wait quite a while before being seated at our table - it was not overly business at the time of arrival. Then the restaurant had no champagne flutes for the fizz we ordered and were originally given huge wine glasses. As there was only approximately 25 diners in the restaurant at this time we were rather confused to why there was not enough champagne flutes?! The waitress said there had been a function the night before and they did not have enough glasses left?? Eventually we were given 3 champagne flutes and at last after being in the restaurant half an hour could start our bottomless brunch. Very dis organised restaurant and do not think I would return

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Music too loud to talk!

KA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

RC
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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 May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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 February 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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 February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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 January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not overly impressed over priced breakfast!!

g
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience1

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 October 27, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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 October 27, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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 October 4, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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 August 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 August 4, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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 July 21, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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 May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

LL
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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 March 10, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food not great and service poor.

OT
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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 February 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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 February 14, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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 February 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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 January 27, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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 January 27, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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 January 17, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience2

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 January 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience5

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 December 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time with grandparents and children

G
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall1food2service3ambience3

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 December 8, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall4food2service3ambience4

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 December 2, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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 November 25, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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 November 25, 2017
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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 😊