Moving from EV to UES...help me find something to eat, PLEASE
Leaving my incredibly blessed foodie location at 11th St and 2nd Ave for a nicer apt with a kitchen I can actually cook in on 78th and York. So when I'm not eating my own creations can someone please tell me where to go around here (i will walk far for food so 20 block radius in OK)? I feel like I am betraying my poor stomach. Are there must have's and little places who something wonderful that I shouldn't miss? I eat everything, every flavor, every culture, sweet to spicy.
I know I can't replace all the great things on 7th st alone (LUke's, Porchetta, Caracas, Klimat...etc) never mind the whole area i' m leaving (boo-hoo MOMOFUKU EMPIRE, Motorino, Mama's fried chicken)...
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Buddha BBQ is a sweet little family-run Korean restaurant on 1st near 91st.
Naruto Ramen on 3rd near 90th
Cascabel Taqueria on 2nd Ave in the 80s
Szechuan Chalet and Wa Jeal - both good Szechuan restaurants in the 70s
Ethiopian restaurant is on York (it's not great but it's fine)
Good family-run neighborhood sushi bars: Tsuki, and Inase
Love the little roast beef and onion sandwiches at Corner Bistro
Good burgers and great beer selection at Cafe d'Alsace - eat at the bar
Home cooked latino food at Abuela's on 1st near 91st (not open in the evenings)
Good Italian sandwiches (and good market) at Milano's on 3rd near 88th
Nice neighborhood butcher is Conte's on York near 88th - they'll order anything you want
You'll be very close to the wonderful Agata & Valentina (a market) on 1st near 80th.
A few more:
B Cafe - Belgian beers, mussels, good burger on 75th btw 2nd and 3rd
Ottomanelli Cafe - BYO great burger, decent simple Italian on York btw 85th and 86th
Beyoglu - Turkish (great mezes), 81st and 3rd
JG Mellon - burger, 74th and 3rd
Pio Pio - Peruvian Chicken, 90th and 1st
High End Sushi: Sushi of Gari (78th and 1st), Sasabune (73rd and 1st)
More neighborhood sushi: Gajyumaru (87th and 1st), Suki (84th and York)
While it certainly doesn't compete with the better ramen joints in town, i also cannot say it's "bad." It's satisfying on a cold winter's night, that's for sure. And often their specials are pretty decent. I'm glad it's in the neighborhood. I would never tell anybody to travel to it, but in the neighborhood...not bad.
Sandro's on 81st near 2nd for great authentic Italian (Roman) cuisine.
Land on 2nd near 81st for very good and reasonably priced Thai.
Mansion at 86th and York for diner food.
Emack and Bolio's on 1st in the low 80's for great ice cream.
Two Little Red Hens at 86th and 2nd for the best cupcakes and cakes you'll ever have (try the brooklyn blackout).
Pizza: Nick's, Totonno's, Gotham, Mezzaluna
Italian: Zucchero e Pomodori is good and pretty cheap
Chicken: Pio Pio, Chirping Chicken
Burgers: Ottomanelli, JG Melon
Wine Bars: Felice (which is a full restaurant too), Uva, Vero
Hummus Kitchen has really good vegetarian Mediterranean food. Their whole wheat pita is delicious! I would definitely recommend it. It's on 2nd Ave between 83rd and 84th Streets.