Upper East Side restaurant recs?
I'm going to be staying with a friend on the Upper East Side for a few nights mid-May. We will certainly dine anywhere and everywhere we can get a good meal but was wondering specifically about good food in that area. Not seeing a heck of a lot here so thinking it's maybe a bit of a wasteland, comparatively speaking?
Please let me know any thoughts. Any meal, any cuisine probably mid-priced would be prefereable. I'm fairly adventurous, friend not so much although game.
Can you give some more parameters on exactly where your friend lives? Intersection/cross-streets would be best. And can you clarify what you mean by mid-priced, by giving a dollar figure including tax, tip, and wine/drinks?
200 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028
1561 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028
1341 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021
345 E 83rd St Frnt 2, New York, NY 10028
Some other ideas:
Bistro Itzocan (on Lexington and 101st or so)
Square Meal (they allow BYOB at a very reasonable corkage fee)
Ottomanelli on Lexington - one of my favorite hamburgers in the city
Gajyumaru - v. good sushi as well as "cooked" food.
Flex Mussels - haven't been, but have read good things about it here.
Inase - sushi
Zebu Grill - Brazilian
Kurio - eclectic
Cafe Boulud - I think they may have a well-priced prix fixe lunch
Persepolis - Persian
Via Quadronno for the panini
We may not have the most creative food in New York, but there is certainly good food to be had, in my opinion. You can check out menus/pricing at www.menupages.com.
25 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021
1586 1st Ave, New York, NY 10028
20 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021
1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
1659 1st Ave, New York, NY 10028
30 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128
338 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128
1695 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128
305 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128
314 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028
1626 York Ave, New York, NY 10028
174 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028
Sorry! I hail from a small city (Seattle) where if you mention a neighborhood, it's assumed you could traverse the whole thing easily. We're at the Marriott that's at 410 E 92nd St. Not sure the cross streets. And I'd say I'd be looking in the range of $35 - $60/person, before tip including wine. Is this possible?
Thanks for the fabbo suggestions so far!