At 6pm every night, Eli’s Essentials - a daytime cafe on 79th - turns into Eli’s Night Shift, specializing in cocktails and craft beer. Lots of bar seats, a few big tables, a well-designed space, and a solid menu of snacks make this place an excellent post-work or pre-dinner drinking situation, or an early-in-the-game date destination.
Where we've featured it
More spots in Upper East SideSee more
Le Bilboquet is a sceney French spot on the Upper East Side that, for whatever reason, specializes in cajun chicken.
An import from Nantucket, Sfoglia is one of the few Upper East Side joints that, if transported to downtown, wouldn’t feel out of place.
If you want to watch sports and eat some buffalo wings on the Upper East Side, Duke’s is a perfectly good option.
More American spotsSee more
James is a great Prospect Heights restaurant with a somewhat predictable New American menu, but it’s Perfect For a date or a meal before a Nets game.
Edward’s is a steakhouse in Jersey City that’s best for martinis and oysters at the bar.
Suggested by our writers
The East Pole
The East Pole is a restaurant where you should meet a friend for a martini in the east 60s.
Jack & Fanny’s
Jack and Fanny’s is an Upper East Side bar with great cocktails and a bocce ball court in the back.
Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen
Ben’s Kosher Deli is a kosher spot in the Garment District with deli classics and excellent matzo ball soup.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more