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East Side Café

352 E. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010 40.736861 -73.978589
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-533-2034 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Diner
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Mon-Sat, 6am-midnight; Sun, 6am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 23rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

14th St. to 33rd St., FDR Dr. to Park Ave. S.


Don’t be fooled by the “café” in the name—this neighborhood spot is an out-and-out diner. The menu’s seemingly inexhaustible selection starts with a full range of egg dishes before moving onto 8-ounce burgers, oversized salads, and hot and cold sandwiches. Daily specials cover Italian favorites like parmigianos and lasagna, or old school staples like liver and onions. Greek dishes are a strong suit; Kebobs, souvlakis, and gyros, available with a fluffy rice pilaf, round out the Greek offerings. Interior adornments are limited to five small prints depicting classical icons like the Parthenon, the Trojan Horse, and “The Creation of Adam.” A neon sign in the window boasts “World’s Best Coffee,” although the actual joe tends to be closer to diner standard than anything globally anointed.

Recommended Dishes

Spinach pie with Greek salad, $11.95