Cozy Midtown East Spots?
I live in Midtown East but always go to other neighborhoods when it comes to finding cozy, comfortable spots to eat some good food. Everything in my vicinity is either a steakhouse or stop old-school, stale joint.
Can any of you recommend a few cute places with solid food (I'm open to anything) anywhere in the 40-60th street range?
A booth at Aburiya Kinnosuke defines cozy. Make sure you reserve, though. They're usually booked full for dinner.
Jubilee just opened in a new location on FirstAvenuein the old Billy's space @ 52nd St.
Deux Amis on East 51st has its fans.
Cafe Ze is a beautiful spot in a converted carriage house; he plans to open a second place on First a few blocks south of current location.
These 3 are bright spots, relatively speaking, in the food desert of the far east 50s.
Also: On Second, Gulloglu has savory turkish pastries and light fare, as well as sweets. Service is problematic. One of a few Turkish spots in the immediate vicinity.