Heidi’s House by the Side of the Road, or HHBTSOTR if you’re short on time, sounds like a trinket store you’d see when you pull off the highway for gas in rural Vermont. Don’t let the name throw you, though, because this a good spot to drop in for a drink and affordable bite on your way home from work, and the dark, narrow space works for solo dining or a low-key date at the bar. Get the very thick burger on an English muffin or the crispy mac and cheese with bacon and jalapenos.
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The East Pole
The East Pole is a restaurant where you should meet a friend for a martini in the east 60s.
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.
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San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina
If you want to sit down and eat a good pizza on the UES, San Matteo is the place. It’s big and casual, and there’s also stuff besides pizza here.
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