Eli’s Table is the restaurant version of a famous NYC deli (Zabar’s), so you should expect to see everyone from infants to 97-year-olds eating at 9:30am on a Sunday. They have dinner, wine, and cocktails, but the menu gets way less deli-ish after 5:30pm. So we suggest you come for brunch, when they serve kinda-pricey Jewish classics (the bagel with lox is $16), and things like oatmeal and grapefruit (see age range above) and a chopped liver sandwich.
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Russ & Daughters At The Jewish Museum
Russ & Daughters is the UES version of the legendary LES deli, in the basement of the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side.
Ethyl’s Alcohol & Food
Ethyl’s is on the Upper East Side, but feels something you’d find on the LES. It’s a 70′s-themed bar with bingo, burlesque, burgers, and tacos.
If you want to pretend you’re in a hybrid Gossip Girl and F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, Bemelmans Bar on the Upper East Side is the place to do it.
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Foster Sundry is a gourmet butcher shop in Bushwick where you can get coffee and a great biscuit sandwich.
Gertie is an attractive all-day spot in Williamsburg, and it’s a great place to eat breakfast or brunch and pretend you’re living in a PBS cartoon.
Ferris is a restaurant in Nomad where you can get a very interesting plate of food that you don’t necessarily want to eat.
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Sushi Seki Upper East Side
Open late and always excellent, Sushi Seki Upper East Side is our favorite sushi restaurant in NYC. Sit at the counter and order piece by piece.
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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