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Taking Parents to Dinner 60s and 3rd Ave Area

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Can anyone recommend a decent restaurant in the upper/mid east side area?

Something not crazy expensive but good. Family likes exotic foods, but not Indian.
A nice decor and good, decent food in the area? What are you fav spots?



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  1. Definitely take them to Fig & Olive on 62nd & Lexington. I took my dad there for Father's Day & he loved it. Lots of mediterranean inspired foods & flavors and a rustic yet modern decor. They also have a wide array of olive / olive oils which is pretty cool.


    1. La cantina toscana (wild game menu; to die for).
      Things such as :
      Ravioli Filled With Pancetta in a Duck Ragu
      Sausage Stuffed Quails Wrapped in Pancetta
      Paprardelle with Wild Boar Sauce
      Tuscan Spaghetti served over a Rich Squab Ragu

      3 Replies
      1. re: notsochubbychubette

        (sniff, sniff) La Cantina Toscana is no longer.


        1. re: LeahBaila

          since when???!!!! Did something replace it?!

          1. re: notsochubbychubette

            It became a second location of Cipolla Rossa.

            Cipolla Rossa
            1109 1st Ave, New York, NY 10065

      2. Jubilee - French
        JoJO -French
        Circus - Brazillian

        1. Accademia di Vino, Fig & Olive

          1. Trata! they have pig roasts outside! 70th/2nd