Scalinatella is one of the many overpriced Italian restaurants that populates the Upper East Side. The food isn’t going to blow your mind, but it’s a good spot if you’re looking for an old-school Italian experience. It’s also fairly likely you’ll run into Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Rudy Giuliani while you’re there. You can decide how you feel about that.
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A reliable classic French Upper East Side bistro with one of the best salads of all time.
Sushi Ishikawa is an omakase sushi restaurant on the Upper East Side where you can eat a high-end sushi meal for around $100.
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An alpha-dog hot spot that most people around town will passionately defend as the best of it’s kind, even though the service is cold and the food heavy handed and extravagant.
Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Park Roman Italian restaurant is better than we initially thought, especially for a date or an upscale brunch.
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The East Pole
With its downtown vibe and solid menu, The East Pole is exactly the youthful shot in the arm the Upper East Side needed.
Uva is a rustic, cozy little Italian Upper East Side spot that is ideal for date night, mostly because it’s easy.
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