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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An unexpectedly great Greek restaurant on York Avenue. If we just had a better way to get up here, we'd be here all the time. Who wants to carpool?
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Lella Alimentari is a friendly cafe in Williamsburg where you can hang out, eat a sandwich, and talk to an employee in a bright red beanie.
There are better spots to spend this much money on food, but Riverpark is one of the only places around Murray Hill to have drinks by the water.
Tipsy Parson has done a perfect job of creating a place that looks and feels like a Southern restaurant, but at the cost of under-delivering on the food. Look elsewhere to satisfy your comfort food cravings.
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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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