Marinara might just seem like an average slice place - but it’s one of the best spots for pizza on the Upper East Side, and there a couple of tables where you can hang out and eat. They typically have a bunch of different square and round slices like pesto and buffalo chicken, but we tend to keep it simple and go for the pepperoni. And if you’re with someone who doesn’t consider pizza a complete meal, there’s also some bigger stuff like pasta and chicken parm.
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The East Pole
The East Pole is a restaurant where you should meet a friend for a martini in the east 60s.
Neil's Coffee Shop
The food at Neil's hasn't changed in half a century, but we're okay with that. This Upper East Side diner is a classic.
Bangklyn East Harlem
Bangklyn East Harlem is a casual spot with really good Thai food and a collection of vintage clothing in the corner.
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Now that the food and the crowd have improved for the better, Hudson Clearwater gets an improved rating, and more frequent Infatuation visits.
Fish Market is a rowdy neighborhood bar in the South Street Seaport that has excellent Chinese and Malaysian food and a cult-like following.
Contra is a Lower East Side tasting menu restaurant with adventurous food that actually tastes good.
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Eastfield’s is a sort-of-healthy restaurant on the UES where you can bring a date and pretend you’re downtown.
Flex is a restaurant import from Prince Edward Island, which immediately gives it some credibility - "P.E.I" as they call it, is the source of some of the best mussels the world has to offer.
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