UES casual dinner/drinks
Thank you to everyone who helped with my earlier oatmeal request.
Now something different -- can anyone recommend somewhere on the Upper East Side for a casual dinner or snacks/drinks on a Saturday night? We'll be heading there after the Guggenheim, so anything from about 72nd street up to about 110th would work.
We'll be about 6 people, and either a sit down restaurant or a bar with food would work. Any cuisine, but preferably not Italian or standard bar food (both are hard with my gluten intolerance). Mexican, Thai, Mediterranean / Greek, and Japanese usually work well.
I know there are a bunch of new places in the East 80s - 90s, but don't really know them as I haven't lived in the city for a few years. Trying to avoid the many terrible restaurants in that area.
Oh, and a low price point would be best -- entrees around $15-20, or apps / snacks for less than $15.
Your price-point is tough. Check out El Paso on Lexington (103-104); also Yo In Yo Out on Lex (100-101).
ABV and Kaia are both interesting wine bars that I think qualify among the best reasonably-priced options for an out of the ordinary dinner on the UES. For Mediterranean, Beyoglu should be on your list. For Japanese, you may be able to do Tori Shin at your price range or Gajyumaru. Mexican is doable: MXCo and Cascabel are both popular, but your better options are further uptown in Spanish Harlem. The tortas and cemitas at Cafe Ollin are definitely travel worthy.