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East & West at Yotel New York

East & West, the new concept from acclaimed restaurant group China Grill Management, offers a variety of experiences for guests from laptop-friendly communal tables, lounge areas and comfortable counter seating for solo diners to a casual dining area and private meeting spaces. Modeled after a business class airline lounge, East & West connects the near to the far with a menu that pays homage to the best of the eastern and western worlds – two distinct geographies and cuisines connected through 21st century travel and technology.
37 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
(37 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 37 reviews
5 stars
(6)
4 stars
(15)
3 stars
(10)
2 stars
(5)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
Service 
3.2 / 5
(Very Good) 3.2 / 5
Ambiance 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Noise Level
1.6 / 3
Moderate
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(10)
  • great for outdoor dining(9)
  • neighborhood gem(8)
  • fit for foodies(7)
  • great for brunch(7)
  • hot spot(7)
East & West at Yotel New York Reviews List
Review 1 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/20/2014
 2012
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 12/20/2014
 2012
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Review 2 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/21/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/21/2015
 2015
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Review 3 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2011
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Review 4 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2000
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Review 5 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 6 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Stylish and comfortable, in an area with not a lot of options."
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2010
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Review 7 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/20/2015
 2005
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Review 8 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/15/2015
 2008
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Review 9 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 6/14/2015
 2012
Dined on 6/14/2015
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Okay decor. The place was dead for a Sunday brunch. Food was just okay. Boring."
Dined on 6/14/2015
 2012
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Review 10 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Tap water free. Charge for mediocre

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I had steak. I asked for bread. Breakfast white toast crunch out 20 minutes later. There was a $3 charge for it which I had not been told about. For a nice restaurant, that is a major flaw."
Dined on 9/03/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 11 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

service is bad so don't be in a hurry, honest food

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Dined on 8/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/13/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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Review 12 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/07/2015
 2011
Dined on 8/07/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/07/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Rooftop Oasis

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Beautiful setting. Very nice menu choices - including excellent turkey burger."
Dined on 8/05/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 14 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 8/03/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/03/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/03/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 15 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2011
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 16 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great food/atmosphere staff needs better training.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This place is actually really nice a little gem in the city. Brunch on the terrace is great. The food was exceptional and the drinks were great. The only thing bring the rating down was the staff delivering the food to the table. Not sure if the guy was new but he was bringing food out to the wrong tables and when he did get the correct table he was giving the wrong order to people. He should of had our waiter directing him if he didn't know. Other than that it was a nice experience and I will give it another try. Great with a group of friends or family."
Dined on 7/26/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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Review 18 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/21/2015
 2012
Dined on 7/21/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/21/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 19 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 7/21/2015
 2014
Dined on 7/21/2015
 2014
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Being that this is at the Yotel I was super excited that they were participating in restaurant week. The menu had so many options. However, it took 20 minutes to even see a server and got worse from there. They ran out of an appetizer and didn't tell the table for an additional twenty minutes and brought out an unordered appetizer for another dining guest at the table. We proceeded to wait an hour for the original order. The entrees were not well made. The staff overall was very friendly but not attentive. The bar looked like a great place to meet for drinks but I will not be returning to this restaurant."
Dined on 7/21/2015
 2014
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Review 20 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

It is a hotel restaurant

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I went there because it was a hotel and they had an event at 9pm. Food was good, better than avarage. Great fries... Just one waitress, so a little bit slow."
Dined on 6/30/2015
 2014
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Review 21 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"It was an uncomfortable experience all around. No one seemed to ever had heard about Open Table. The server was more than likely on his first day, as I seemed to have been asking him the questions he was supposed to ask me. Drinks came out after the meal, although they were ordered well before the meal. I had 3 people question me (including the manager) about my reservation through OpenTable as if I did something wrong. The server asked me to make sure I don't pay through the OpenTable app because it would confuse him. Overall, I felt like I was in another universe. Very confusing there. Good was good, but not that good to go back."
Dined on 7/01/2015
 2014
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Review 22 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A great surprise inside the Yotel Hotel

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My family and I were in the City to see a play and wanted to grab a quick bite before the show. The food was very good, especially the Ahi Tuna Sandwich - possibly the best that I've had to date. The waitstaff was attentive and helpful in helping to make the best food selection and also how I should order the tuna, rare, medium well, etc."
Dined on 5/02/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice pre-theater

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Tasty, creative food right near the off-Bway theaters on W 42nd. Reasonably priced. Will go again."
Dined on 6/09/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/24/2013
 2009
Dined on 3/24/2013
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 3/24/2013
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/21/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 26 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/13/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2011
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Review 27 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

In and Out

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Hi,
We were a vegetarian group and there was one option only. So we decided to leave.
"
Dined on 4/23/2015
 2011
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 28 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

East & West

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"had a nice quiet brunch here on weekend with friends. Food was okay but the concept of multiple small dishes was great. Fun for younger people."
Dined on 7/27/2013
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 29 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

We would definitely return

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I brought my husband here for his birthday lunch. I had the Ceasar salad w/ shrimp which was definitely a large portion and my husband had the burger which although they over cooked it to our liking it was still VERY juicy. The atmosphere had an extremely nice vibe. We'd definitely return."
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 30 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OK, but should be so much better

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We were staying at the Yotel as we were in holiday from the UK in New York, and decided to eat here on the first evening based on some of the previous reviews.
We were both dissappointed, the menu is basic, the food was poor and service was OK. There was nothing special to make us eat here again throughout our 7 day stay,
So OK if you arrive late and want something to eat before getting your bearings, but due to the menu decided not even to have breakfast here"
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2011
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Review 31 for East & West at Yotel New York
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

opentable let's u make rezo before open :(

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"we made a reservation on open table before opening time and it gave us no indication. We showed up and they weren't open.
Plus construction was going on and they had to move the venue and seating.
I would be more satisfied if they had the right hours to make reservations indicated and the tip that construction is going on."
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2014
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Ratings-Only Reviews for East & West at Yotel New York
Based on the average of (6) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
5 out of 5 recommend this product
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
1.5 / 3
Moderate