restaurant suggestions near 76th and first ave
we will be spending some time at apt on 76th near first ave and would appreciate restaurant suggestions both everyday and special meals. We like almost all types of foods and would like to try different things. while we are there. Thanks a lot!
In the special meals category, I highly recommend Cafe Boulud. It's much further west, on 76th, just off Madison, but totally worth it. Superb cuisine, an excellent wine list, polished service, and lovely ambiance.
Cafe Boulud photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...
For delicious lobster rolls at quite reasonable prices: Luke's Lobster, on 81st, b/t 2nd & 3rd.
Luke's Lobster photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...
It's not my neighborhood, but I do eat there occasionally. Two other places which I can recommend:
Uskudar, on 2nd Av., b/t 73rd & 74th, for very tasty Turkish food;
Spigolo, on the corner of 2nd Av. & 81st, for superb contemporary Italian cuisine.
Spigolo photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...
+1 for Cafe Boulud.
For Italian (not Italian American "red sauce"), I love Sandro's on 81st near 2nd. Great pastas, especially the bucatini all'amatriciana, which is the best I've ever had (including Batali's).
Definitely go to Two Little Red Hens for cupcakes. Best in the city. My fave is the Brooklyn Blackout.
20 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021
Two Little Red Hens
1652 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028
tatany 72 on 2nd ave and 73 for homestyle japanese
wa jeal on 2nd and 81 for excellent szechuan
several good coffee shops, green kitchen on 77 and 1st is ok. better than 3 stars a block or 2 down
i also like 1st ave coffee shop on 74. theyre a dive but i like them
finnegans wake - 73 and 1st - irish pub, good food, one of the best burgers in the city as far as i'm concerned
land NE thai on 81 and 2nd for thai. one of my faves in the city
cascabel taqueria on 80 and 2nd - great tacos.
italian village 80th and 1st for pizza
further afield - naruto ramen on 89th and 3rd
flex mussels an 83 west of 3rd ave (i think)
Sushi of Gari on 78 and 1st
Also like Blackout cupcake at red hen
Land used to be my fav in the area, but last 3 times curry was watery. I like the curry puffs.
If willing to walk a little bit, good chicken at Pio Pio with great spicy sauce. it is on 90th and 1st, not that far.
+1 Wa Jeal, but only from the specialty menu
On 69th and First... Cafe Evergreen. Decent Chinese... but best for dim sum. You could make a meal of the dim sum. Also.. decent wine. And you could pick up lots of good food at Agata and Valentina on 1st and 79th.
1288 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021