guide to upper east side dining
the meatball shop
Branch of a hip chain offering inventive meatball sandwiches & salads.
1462 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075
Comfy atmosphere with a laid-back neighborhood crowd, famed for burgers.
1291 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021
Seasonal Mediterranean fare that's locally sourced served in a sleek space
115 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
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
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
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
Old-fashioned cocktails & a hefty beer & whiskey list, set amid reclaimed wood & vintage wallpaper.
1590 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028
Cozy venue offering updated steakhouse dishes & sustainable cuts
1496 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075
Daniel Boulud's elegant French flagship
60 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065
Smoked salmon, sturgeon & caviar are the stars at this small shop, along with other prepared foods.
1489 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075
Airy, split-level Turkish cafe known for its meze plates & upbeat, bustling mood.
1421 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028
Eclectic, seafood-focused restaurant by the Estela team, in a lofty, modern space at the Met Breuer.
945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021
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
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
Morning-to-night restaurant serving California-style salads, sandwiches and bowls, plus cocktails.
1429 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028
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
Traditional Japanese ramen noodles & soups, for takeout or slurping at one of its 14 bar seats.
1596 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128
Seafood & variously prepared Prince Edward Island mussels in a casual setting.
174 E 82nd St, New York, NY 10028