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Aug 18, 2009 12:46 PM

Visiting the Upper East Side in a month

staying at a friends condo while he and family are away,, East 83rd at York Ave. Looking for suggestions on "chowhound " places to eat nearby,,, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Ethiopian, deli, great pizza,, etc. Thx!!!

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  1. German
    Heidelberg 2nd btwn 85th and 86th

    B Cafe for Belgian (moules frites, a good beer)
    75th/2nd and third

    Spigolo for italian 2nd/81st

    Pig Heaven 2nd /81st

    Healthy options

    Beyoglu for turkish- 3rd/81st

    Flex Mussles
    82nd/S Btwn Lex and 3rd

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    1. re: notsochubbychubette

      Please note that the Josie's on 2nd Ave. closed. However, the West Side location is still open.

    2. oh and i would venture the ten blocks to JG Melon for a burger

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      1. re: notsochubbychubette

        Or 10 or so blocks north for the burger at Ottomanelli (Lex & 93rd). If you are interested in cooking, Kitchen Arts & Letters (cookbook store) is across the street.

      2. Add Cafe d'Alsace on 2nd Avenue at 88th (or 89th?).

        2nd B Cafe (though I've only been to the one on the UWS).

        1. Wu Liang Ye (Sichuan)
          215 E. 86th St nr 3rd Ave

          But really, get an unlimited metrocard and go to the rest of the city.
          The UES overall is not that good for food.

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          1. re: Joe MacBu

            Vermicelli for vietnamese on 2nd avenue between 77th and 78th.
            Finnegans Wake for a delicious burger. Old school Irish Pub. 73rd and 1st avenue.
            Al Forno on 2nd avenue btwn 77th and 78th for pizza (not by the slice, whole pie only)
            I agree with B. Cafe.
            Green Kitchen for diner food
            Sabor A Mexico for authentic tacos
            Sushi of Gari

            1. re: CMG920

              ahhhhh Green Kitchen, best FF on the UES
              classic diner food

          2. Donguri, very close to you.