guide to upper east side dining

photo:  DNAinfo

photo:  DNAinfo

the meatball shop

Branch of a hip chain offering inventive meatball sandwiches & salads.

1462 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075

photo: Grub Street

Jg melon

Comfy atmosphere with a laid-back neighborhood crowd, famed for burgers.

1291 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

photo: yelp

photo: yelp


Seasonal Mediterranean fare that's locally sourced served in a sleek space 

115 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

photo: green kitchen

photo: green kitchen

green kitchen

Vast menu of diner faves (from omelets to sandwiches & pizzas), served 24 hours a day.

1477 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10075

Jones wood foundry

British taproom with a mellow atmosphere, classic pub food & a big draft beer selection.

401 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

photo: Thrillist

photo: Thrillist

2nd avenue deli

Old-school restaurant serving blintzes, knishes & other Jewish fare, plus a variety of sandwiches.

162 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016

photo: Thrillist

photo: Thrillist

Sushi of gari

A swanky take on a diner attracting people-watchers all day & post-clubbers late nights.

119 7th Ave, New York, NY 10010


photo: The Penrose

photo: The Penrose

The penrose

Old-fashioned cocktails & a hefty beer & whiskey list, set amid reclaimed wood & vintage wallpaper.

1590 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

photo: eater 

photo: eater 

Quality eats

Cozy venue offering updated steakhouse dishes & sustainable cuts 

1496 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075

photo: Daniel

photo: Daniel


Daniel Boulud's elegant French flagship 

60 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065

photo: Groupon

photo: Groupon


Smoked salmon, sturgeon & caviar are the stars at this small shop, along with other prepared foods.

1489 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075

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Airy, split-level Turkish cafe known for its meze plates & upbeat, bustling mood.

1421 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028

photo: Urbanologie 

photo: Urbanologie 

Flora bar

Eclectic, seafood-focused restaurant by the Estela team, in a lofty, modern space at the Met Breuer.

945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

photo: Village Voice 

photo: Village Voice 

Ethyl’s alcohol & food

Funky 1970s-themed haunt with bar bites & specialty cocktails, plus go-go dancers, live music & DJs.

1629 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028


photo: Resy

photo: Resy

Sushi seki

Upmarket Japanese restaurant with tight quarters & late hours.

1143 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10065


Small plates & wine at this rustic-looking spot with a back garden.

1486 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075

photo: The Infatuation

Blake lane

Morning-to-night restaurant serving California-style salads, sandwiches and bowls, plus cocktails.

1429 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028

photo: Toloache

photo: Toloache

Toloache 82

Mexican eatery with modern takes on the cuisine & an extensive tequila list in a colorful room.

166 E 82nd St, New York, NY 10028


Sibling to The East Pole serving oysters, seasonal dishes & cocktails 

1479 York Ave, New York, NY 10075

photo: Naruto Ramen

Naruto ramen

Traditional Japanese ramen noodles & soups, for takeout or slurping at one of its 14 bar seats.

1596 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128


photo: CBS New York

photo: CBS New York

Flex mussels

Seafood & variously prepared Prince Edward Island mussels in a casual setting.

174 E 82nd St, New York, NY 10028