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Orbit East Harlem

2257 First Ave., New York, NY 10029 40.79598 -73.935449
at 116th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-348-7818 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Eclectic/Global, Italian, Latin American
  • Price Range: $$$

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Hours

Mon-Fri, 4pm-2am; Sat-Sun, 11am-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 116th St.

Prices

$15-$22

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Smoking Area
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

100th St. to 124th St., FDR Dr. to Fifth Ave.

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This venue is closed.

Give credit to Orbit's founder, Dee Hengstler, for bringing this tasteful restaurant/bar to the humble environs of far East Harlem. In a neighborhood marked by fading bodegas, gypsy cab services and comida criolla joints, Orbit offers locals a swanky alternative: live jazz, a genial atmosphere and a sophisticated, if not always successful, menu. Dinners start on a high note with lightly toasted crostini topped with garlic-marinated white beans. Yet the chicharron de pollo entrée, marinated overnight in Bacardi rum, is surprisingly bland given the dish's Latin pedigree. Handmade pastas fill out a large chunk of the menu, with daily raviolis like cod in sage and butter sauce constituting the most unusual.

Happy Hour

Mon.–Sat., 4 p.m.–7 p.m.; $1 off all drinks, $5 frozen drinks

Recommended Dishes

Roasted duck rolls, $9; steak aux poivre filet mignon, $22

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