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Jan 13, 2012 07:47 AM

Restaurant Recommendation on Upper East Side


We'll be in NYC in Feb, staying in the UES. We arrive a little on the later side Friday and are looking for somewhere not too far from our hotel for that evening -- anything up there? Geography of the City is not my strong suit.

For some context, I've been to NYC a number of times and enjoyed meals at all of the Momofuku restaurants, EMP, Prune, WD-50, Balthazar, The Dutch, Babbo, Lupa, Locanda Verde, Torrisi's.....

Suggestions for the UES?


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  1. Where's your hotel? Cross streets?

    On the UES, there's Cafe Boulud and Daniel....

    Cafe Boulud
    20 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021

    5 Replies
    1. re: Cheeryvisage

      It's East 76th Street (Surrey Hotel).

      1. re: EarlyDrive

        Definitely Cafe Boulud then! It's in the hotel itself!

          1. re: City Kid

            Agreed - and I'd highly recommend starting with a Pisco Sour at Bar Pleiades next door. (Had one at La Mar on Friday night, by the way -- no comparison!)

            Bar Pleiades
            20 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

            La Mar
            11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010

        1. re: EarlyDrive

          How was hotel and restaurant... Any suggestions for places to eat near Surrey hotel

      2. Lusardi's Restaurant
        1494 2nd Ave
        (between 77th St & 78th St)

        I went here when I visited NYC and it has been my favorite Italian meal to date. The dishes I tried that are worth ordering were:

        (App) Crespelle Fiorentina:
        "Eggplant cannelloni filled with ricotta cheese and spinach, baked in a pink sauce."

        (Entree) Tortelli in Salsa Tartufata:
        "Homemade ravioli filled with wild mushrooms, spinach and fontina cheese, in a light truffle sauce." This one is truly a winner.

        I hope you find this helpful!