The Upper East Side is home to so many restaurants and food establishments, you may have a hard time choosing what and where to eat and trying out all the ones that appeal to you and your friends and/or family. You will discover every possible option depending on your mood, budget and/or culinary aptitude.
The neighborhood is home to trendy favorites ranging from Sfoglia NYC, a high end Italian restaurant located adjacent to the 92nd Street Y, where reservations are essential, to Barking Dog Luncheonette and Sarabeth’s UES, where you can get breakfast all day and comfort food if that appeals to you. You will also find Shake Shack, consistently voted as one of NYC’s best burger joints or newcomer neighborhood hangouts like Parlor Steakhouse and the Third Avenue Ale House. Those wanting to experience some of the newest trendy restaurants opening in NYC, may want to venture to the north into Harlem where you will find a rapidly changing restaurant scene, especially to the west. Those wanting no meat in their meal might be happier at Candle 79 or Candle Café, where vegetarian options are so amazing and fresh that any carnivores who end up there as guests may not even notice they are eating vegetarian or healthier options.