The Daisy is the seatbelt of restaurants - it’s safe and overall pretty standard. You’ve likely tried most things on their menu at some point in life and said “yeah I like that food,” like salmon, mushroom risotto, and burrata. It’s usually easy to get a table here without waiting and they have outside seating on the sidewalk when the weather is nice.
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A reliable classic French Upper East Side bistro with one of the best salads of all time.
Scalinatella doesn’t serve the best Italian on the Upper East Side, but it’s a good spot for an old-school experience.
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The Loyal is a slightly old-school American restaurant in the West Village from the chef behind Narcissa and Nix. It’s upscale, but not too uptight.
If you end up at Rider, you'll probably enjoy it. But it doesn't need to go on your Brooklyn must-hit list.
Fred's at Barneys NY
Why on earth are we reviewing a famous department store restaurant? Because it’s hilarious, that’s why. Nowhere else will you find such an entertaining mix of blown-out 55-going-on-22 moms, burnt-out post-college city natives, and people who think they look like celebrities but most definitely aren’t.
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The Penrose is one of several Upper East Side restaurants that are making this neighborhood sort of cool again. Sort of.
Uva is a rustic, cozy little Italian Upper East Side spot that is ideal for date night, mostly because it’s easy.
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.
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