BEST OF EAST HARLEM
Native NYer moving to new neighborhood. Best eats, please, in the general vicinity of 118th and Pleasant. Yes, I love Patsy's. Waiting for the reopening of the Uptown Juice Bar to its new location. What else? Thank you!!
2287 1st Ave, New York, NY 10035
La Corsa Italian restaurant on E 110 St is fabulous. Creative entrees and excellent pizza. If the weather is nice sit outside on their patio. It's a nice family run operation.
123 E 110th St, New York, NY 10029
uptown juice bar is open again, but it has a new name, which escapes me. something like uptown juice. it's a block east of its old location, on the same block as the wild olive market (which is a pretty good little grocery store).
i love moustache on lexington and 102. cafe ollin is frequently recommended and sounds great, but i have yet to make it over there. very sad to see that itzocan has closed. agree that taco mix is solid. on 118th and 5th is piatto d'oro which is a surprisingly decent homey little italian place (pizza not as good as pasta dishes).
1575 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
Piatto D'Oro II
1 E 118th St, New York, NY 10035
234 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029
14 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035
1621 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
339 E 108th St, New York, NY 10029
Wild Olive Market
10 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035
I think I read that here, but now can't remember. I definitely don't want to be spreading rumors, and I'll go in for the huitlacoche souffle ASAP if they're open. Their website is up, but I just tried calling the phone number listed on their website, and it's disconnected. Anyone else know?
re: rose water
Thank for all the suggestions. (Keep 'em coming.) Rose Water--Wild Olive Market is the new venture of two brothers who own the wonderful Mani Market on W. 94th Street, where I lived for many years. (Like Fairway, but small and homey, with personal service.) I want to give a shout out to them and recommend Wild Olive, too.
Mani Market Place
697 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025
My go to place in this nabe is El Nuevo Caridad on 115 and 2nd. Real homestyle Dominican (I think) eats. I love the chicken stew and always have a steaming bowl of mondongo-especially good on cold days!! Staff is real nice and this is such an unpretentious place.
El Nuevo Caridad
2257 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029
re: UES Mayor
I'll have to try the chicken stew - but I've had horrid luck with food at El Nuevo Caridad - tough shriveled roast chicken, shoe leather pork...overcooked dried out rice...
(not the same 'hood, but there is a Dominican market on the corner of 116th & FDB, and in the back there is a hot food area with homestyle food which is different every day, and the woman cooking is very sweet and works her head off....)