Restaurants

Top Choice Sushi in Upper East Side

Tanoshi

It’s not easy to snag one of the 20 stools at Tanoshi, a wildly popular, pocket-sized sushi spot. The setting may be humble, but the flavors are simply magnificent. Only sushi is on offer and only omakase (chef’s se…
Top Choice Pizza in Upper East Side

Two Boots

With the two 'boots' of Italy and Louisiana as inspiration, this quirky, pioneering NYC chain has over 40 original, eclectic pizza flavors in all (with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options) – all named after comed…
Top Choice Austrian in Upper East Side

Café Sabarsky

The lines can get long at this popular cafe evoking an opulent, turn-of-the-century Vienna coffeehouse. But the well-rendered Austrian specialties make it worth the wait. Expect crepes with smoked trout, goulash sou…
Top Choice Hot Dogs in Upper East Side

Papaya King

The original hot-dog-and-papaya-juice shop, from 1932, over 40 years before crosstown rival Gray's Papaya opened, Papaya King has lured many a New Yorker to its neon-lit corner for a cheap and tasty snack of hot dog…
French in Upper East Side

Café Boulud

This Michelin-starred bistro – part of Daniel Boulud’s gastronomic empire – attracts a rather staid crowd with its globe-trotting French cuisine. Seasonal menus include classic dish coq au vin, as well as more inven…
Spanish in Upper East Side

Boqueria

This lively, much-loved tapas place brings a bit of downtown cool to the Upper East Side, with nicely spiced patatas bravas (fried potatoes in tomato sauce), tender slices of jamon ibérico (cured ham) and rich pulpo…
Market in Upper East Side

Schaller & Weber

This award-winning charcuterie and delicatessen is a holdover from when the Yorkville neighborhood was a largely German enclave. It sells over 15 varieties of sausage made at its factory in Queens – such German clas…
Italian in Upper East Side

Sant Ambroeus

Behind a demure facade lies this dressy Milanese bistro and cafe that oozes Old World charm. The long granite counter up-front dispenses rich cappuccinos, pastries and panini (grilled with the likes of Parma ham and…
American in Upper East Side

Earl’s Beer & Cheese

This sibling-run, tiny comfort-food outpost channels a hipster hunting vibe, complete with a giant deer-in-the-woods mural and a mounted buck’s head. Basic grilled cheese is a paradigm shifter, served with pork bell…
Cafe in Upper East Side

Via Quadronno

A little slice of Italy that looks like it’s been airlifted into New York, this cozy cafe-bistro has exquisite coffee, as well as a mind-boggling selection of sandwiches – piled high with delectable ingredients, suc…