UES rut - need inspired suggestions
Have anyone tried any good new places on the UES lately? I am trying to pick a place for dinner with a friend tonight and everything seems boring - we have to stay on UES but 60-80s would work. . .
Sfloglia, Lex @ 92nd, is absolutely amazing and well-reviewed, but I doubt you'll be able to get in. It's small and books up 6 weeks in advance.
How about Cafe d'Alsace, 2nd @ 88th? Great Alsatian cuisine and a tremendous beer selection -- ask about the cellared beers. Far from boring. Call for a reservation.
Or Spigolo, 2nd @ 81st? Another well-reviewed Italian, but also small and tough to crack on short notice.
Zocalo? Another great choice.
So many options!
Try Vespa (2nd Ave between 84th and 85th). If they don't have a table available, they'll send you just down the block to Bar Vespa, where you can relax over some wine and cheese and wait for Vespa to call over and tell you your table is ready.