If you spend time on the Upper East Side, this Italian restaurant is one that you should be aware of for casual dates or meals with your family. In the summertime, they set up sidewalk seating with enough distance from the pedestrians going to New York Sports Club or walking their goldendoodles on 3rd Avenue. Aside from the thin-crust pizzas, salads, and pastas on the menu, the complimentary garlic focaccia might be better than anything else here.
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An Upper East Side French restaurant from Michael White with very good food. It's fancy, without being too formal.
Mountain Bird is a poultry-focused French bistro in Harlem, run by a Japanese couple. Sound interesting? It is. It's also excellent.
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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Eataly: La Birreria
We didn't see it coming, but we actually really dig the beer garden on the roof of Eataly. You’ll be hard pressed to find one with a larger variety of good things to eat, and the crowd is much more pleasant up here than in the tourist packed insanity that exists underneath it.
Vini E Fritti
Located inside the Redbury Hotel, Vini E Fritti is a wine and snack bar that’s a great place to meet someone in Nomad.
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Uva is a rustic, cozy little Italian Upper East Side spot that is ideal for date night, mostly because it’s easy.
A meal at Flora Bar, in the basement of the Met Breuer on the Upper East Side, makes you feel like you’re getting away with something.
A little Italian cafe and sandwich shop on the Upper East Side near Central Park. We love the sandwiches, but hate how much they cost.
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