You could go to Central Park, but before long, you’d be drinking lukewarm spiked seltzer while letting your dog drink from the one bottle of water you remembered to bring. Or you could go to Barking Dog two blocks from the park on the UES. They serve brunch every day from 8am-4pm, Happy Hour beers and margaritas from 3-7pm, and they even have a tiled, in-ground watering hole for dogs.
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The food at Amali is both interesting and delicious, which makes it stand out from the rest of the overpriced stuff in the neighborhood.
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The Upper East Side location of the casual steakhouse that started in the West Village.
An Upper East Side French restaurant from Michael White with very good food. It's fancy, without being too formal.
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Pomona is a New American spot a block south of Central Park that’s good for an upscale dinner before a show.
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Vic’s in Noho is a restaurant to keep in your back pocket for when you need something easy and good.
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THEP is a solid Upper East Side Thai spot with a long menu, an attractive space, and some outdoor seating.
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