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Mar 19, 2009 02:44 PM

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.


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  1. try out BEYOGLU...Turkish
    Third Ave. and 81st.

    also check-out

    13 Replies
    1. re: pbjluver

      I highly second Beyoglu. Also:
      La Cantina Toscana
      Bistro Chat Noir
      Wu Liang Ye

        1. re: LeahBaila

          La Cantina Toscana is gone and in place is a better restaurant - Cipolla Rossa. The menu is an improved Tuscan-based and as far as our dinner there 3 weeks ago, it was BYOB.

        2. re: LeahBaila

          Zocalo closed its now Flex Mussels. Have not been yet.

          1. re: trixareforkids

            Oh my...I did not know. When did this change? Thanks so much.


            1. re: LeahBaila

              yea when did this happen?! I live across the street!

              1. re: notsochubbychubette

                I take that back, i was thinking zaza

                "Zocalo on 82nd Street is now closed for renovations. We will be opening in November as Flex Mussels. Thank you for your patronage."

                1. re: notsochubbychubette

                  Holy smokes...I'm speachless. Thanks for filling me in. :(


                  1. re: LeahBaila

                    The same owners just turned it into another Cipolla Rossa location. Same menu as the uptown location and they made it BYO. So don't fret and enjoy!

        3. re: pbjluver

          All threads on Beyoglu finally end up with everyone admitting that they never order the entrees, only the apps. Beware of the entrees!

            1. re: MMRuth

              True, I have only had the vegetable mezze with the flat bread. Its great for a lunch.

            2. re: Brian W

              We've been to Beyoglu once. In addition to a variety of mezzes, we actually did order a main course -- the donner kebob, which turned out to be quite tasty.

          1. Cafe d'Alsace, on the corner of 2nd Av. & 88th St.


            Upscale Cafe Boulud, on 76th St., b/t 5th & Madison, serves a 3-course lunch prix-fixe for $24. Open for lunch Tues.-Sat.


            1. Welcome to the neighborhood. Where will you be living, more or less? Here are a couple of threads that may help:


              1. Felice for simple italian and good wine
                Pio Pio for a good piece of peruvian chicken

                1. You poor thing. I live UES and its pretty dull> Alot of good rec's here. JG Melons for a good burger.

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                  1. re: trixareforkids

                    Also Ottomanelli for burgers and fries - I prefer it to JG Melons.

                    1. re: MMRuth

                      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.

                      1. re: MMRuth

                        The one on York or the one on Lexington?

                          1. re: City Kid

                            That's the one that I go to as well.