You could go to Central Park, but before long, you’d be drinking lukewarm spiked seltzer while letting your dog drink from the one bottle of water you remembered to bring. Or you could go to Barking Dog two blocks from the park on the UES. They serve brunch every day from 8am-4pm, Happy Hour beers and margaritas from 3-7pm, and they even have a tiled, in-ground watering hole for dogs.
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Heidi’s House By The Side Of The Road
Heidi’s House is a good spot to drop in for a drink and some affordable bar food on the Upper East Side.
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Chez Nick is an American bistro that’s one of the best casual date spots on the Upper East Side.
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Paloma at Hotel Hendricks
Paloma at Hotel Hendricks serves Central and South American food in an attractive space near Bryant Park.
Lincoln Station is a nice, big coffee shop in Prospect Heights where you can also get a good sandwich or some rotisserie chicken.
Eastfield’s is a sort-of-healthy restaurant on the UES where you can bring a date and pretend you’re downtown.
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Vic’s in Noho is a restaurant to keep in your back pocket for when you need something easy and good.
Jacobs Pickles is great if you need a spot for drinks or an Upper West Side dinner meetup with someone you know will embrace the heavy bar food. But it’s not a restaurant with traveling for.
THEP is a solid Upper East Side Thai spot with a long menu, an attractive space, and some outdoor seating.
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