Good Restaurants on the Upper East Side?!??
I'm moving from Brooklyn (Fort Greene) to the Upper East Side (gasp?!!).
Anyone have good recommendations for moderately priced restaurants there? Any genre would do.
I must thank you, MMRuth, for re-introducing me to Ottomanelli. I love their burger and fries and what a bargain! I used to go years ago when they were on Madison @97th Street, but they had fallen off my radar. Going tonight for a burger, in fact! Much bigger, better, and cheaper than JG Melon.
Welcome to the nabe!!!!
Rathbone's- burger & a beer
Cafe D'Alsace- brunch
Square Meal- semi-posh lunch
Fetch- brunch, Philly cheesesteaks, better bar food
Cilantro- Southwestern food & Margheritas
Buddha BeeBQ- This is a hole in the wall Korean BBQ , a healthier choice
Naruto Ramen- go on Monday nite for $6.50 bowl of ramen
You may also like the Auction House bar. It has a "downtown feel."
I've recently discovered Andre's Cafe (2nd & ?84th). Wonderful homemade soups, chicken crepe, chocolate babka. Hungarian home cooking. And I've been meaning to try Sotto Cinque (86th bet 1st & 2nd. Like the look of the menu - maybe locals up there can give you/us real information about that one.
welcome to the hood! there are places to eat...in addition to the other posters' recommendations, I would also add
spigolo (82nd and 2nd)
the wine bar at etats unis (82nd, just west of 2nd). Its across the street from the restaurant. You can order their menu or the one at the wine bar. Make sure to pre order the chocolate souffle, great lobster club, guac, and mohitos..can be crowded as its small.
Land (thai restaurant) cheap and delicious
Payard (pastries, croque monsieur, great for snack/coffee, more expensive dinner
Tiramisu, Brio, Bella Blu. All reliable, solid italian but ask about prices for the specials at Bella--learned this the hard way.
Candle Cafe and Candle 79 --vegan/healthy organic. candle 79 more expensive.
ko sushi ( I think much better than Haru) you can eat there and they also deliver
cipolla rossa which another poster listed. they now have a second location on 60th/1st. trying it tomorrow nite. will report back to the group.
barking dog (two locations, 78th/york and one in the 90s on lex maybe? good, fresh diner food, make a great cobb, also delivers...
follow me cafe (62nd, just east of lex)
fig and olive (lex between 62nd/3rd) sort of on the fence about this one as it seems to not be as good as it was and also more expensive
Fort Greene to the UES?? -- poor you.
I was stuck on the UES last week and went to Beyoglu because I saw a comment somewhere that it was the only reason to trek to the UES for a meal. I was sceptical but was truly shocked by how good it was. Like everyone else, I only had the mezzes, but they were FABULOUS and cheap.
I also second Itzocan, the owners run the place with love and the food is interesting and good.
Wings and Sandwiches:- International Wings Factory
Lobster Rolls :-Lukes Lobsters
Chinese :- Wa Jeal