Upper East Side-First Date
A friend of a friend is looking for a good place to take a first date. The only thing I could come up with is Cafe D'Alsace--there has got to be more--don't really know the UES as well as I used to. Any ideas (my guess is he will want to spend $100 or so for two).
Vespa – Italian - one of the nicest backyard gardens on the UES
ZaZa – also Italian with very nice garden
Zebu Grill – Brazilian – Good food, quiet
Rughetta – Italian – on 85th – cozy
Cafe d'Alsace is good, but really noise, I wouldn't think it's a good idea for a first date. I had my first date with my husband at Le Refuge, 82nd bet. Lex and 3rd Aves. It worked out quite well! It's a lovely Bistro with very good food, you can check their menu at menupages.com