The Best of the Upper East Side
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

8.6
1071 5th Ave (at E 89th St), New York, NY
Art Museum · Carnegie Hill · 568 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: The building itself is the main draw here, but don’t miss the exhibits, which are intellectually challenging and interesting. Closed on Thursdays!

Daniel is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

2. Daniel

9.0
60 E 65th St (btwn Park & Madison Ave), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Upper East Side · 192 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: If you decide to go a la carte, try the meyer lemon royale with sea urchin, followed by the slow baked arctic char and if you have room, the warm guanaja chocolate coulant is a must!

J.G. Melon is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

3. J.G. Melon

8.6
1291 3rd Ave (at E 74th St), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Upper East Side · 485 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: The best nights are Sunday and Thursday nights. Get there at 6:30pm and have a bloody Bull while you wait. Bobby is the gate keeper for seating, make him your best friend and he will take care of you.

Barneys New York is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

4. Barneys New York

660 Madison Ave (btwn E 60th & E 61st St), New York, NY
Department Store · Upper East Side · 221 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: When shopping here, we always work up quite the appetite and often head to our favorite restaurant, Fred's for a much needed shopping break.

Naruto Ramen is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

5. Naruto Ramen

7.3
1596 3rd Ave (at E 90th St), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · Yorkville · 162 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Tiny and cheap uptown ramen spot. Be sure to come on Mondays for their $7 ramen special!

Bemelmans Bar is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

6. Bemelmans Bar

9.1
35 E 76th St (at Madison Ave), New York, NY
Hotel Bar · Upper East Side · 130 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Holy Art Deco – check out that gold leaf ceiling – the atmosphere is unlike anything else in NYC. Enjoyed best with a few friends who love a classic cocktail and pleasant music.

Freds is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

7. Freds

660 Madison Ave Fl 9 (at E 60th St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Upper East Side · 86 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Make sure you order the lobster club sandwich - it's delicious

Lady M Cake Boutique is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

8. Lady M Cake Boutique

8.6
41 E 78th St (btwn Madison & Park Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · Upper East Side · 128 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Banana Mille Feuille: This Upper East Side high-end bakery describes this as "a thousand leaves. Puff pastry baked and layered with fresh cream custard and fresh bananas dusted with icing sugar."

Whitney Museum of American Art is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

9. Whitney Museum of American Art

9.2
99 Gansevoort St (btwn 10th Ave & Washington St), New York, NY
Art Museum · Meatpacking District · 435 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: The smaller exhibits here create a less overwhelming museum experience. And when you need refreshing, have a burger in the basement at Danny Meyer’s new restaurant Untitled.

Sable's is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

10. Sable's

7.7
1489 2nd Ave (btwn E 77th & 78th), New York, NY
Gourmet Store · Upper East Side · 40 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Think out of the box and try the Lobster Sushi Roll. Or be more conservative and dive into their Famous Lobster Salad Sandwich.

The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

11. The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges

7.9
25 E 77th St (Madison Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Upper East Side · 54 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: A elegant place to have lunch and to “see and be seen.” Definitely go with the Truffle Pizza and the Croque M. Or you can go wrong with the Chilled Seafood Platter.

Maya is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

12. Maya

8.2
1191 1st Ave (btwn E 64th St & E 65th St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Upper East Side · 148 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Pampano’s sister restaurant just up the street on First Avenue, Maya is one of the best modern Mexican restaurants on the East Side. Try any of the ceviches followed by the chili citrus mahi mahi.

David Burke Townhouse is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

13. David Burke Townhouse

133 E 61st St (at Lexington Ave), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Upper East Side · 68 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Possibly one of the best brunches in the city, the lobster scrambled eggs are an absolute must!

Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

14. Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream

9.0
1564 1st Ave (btwn 81st St & 82nd St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Parlor · Yorkville · 84 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: We can't come to the UES without stopping by here for a scoop (or two) of the S'moreo ice cream. It ain't cheap, but it's totally worth it.

H&H Bagels is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

15. H&H Bagels

8.4
1551 2nd Ave (at E 80th St.), New York, NY
Bagel Shop · Yorkville · 159 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: This iconic bagel joint serves up some of the most fresh and tasty bagels in the city. We love to get an everything bagel right out of the oven with lox spread.

Uva is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

16. Uva

8.5
1486 2nd Ave (btwn 77th & 78th St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Upper East Side · 238 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: A romantic and intimate setting with an incredible wine list, making it the ultimate date spot. The gnocchi here is to die for! Be sure to also come for brunch and get the Contadina frittata.

Sushi Sasabune is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

17. Sushi Sasabune

7.3
401 E 73rd St (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Sushi Restaurant · Upper East Side · 49 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Be sure to get the chef's omakase for a taste of everything, which is all super fresh. The highlights for us were the uni and blue crab.

Ladurée is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

18. Ladurée

9.1
864 Madison Ave (btwn E 70th & E 71st St), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · Upper East Side · 257 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Celebrating the arrival of summer with a limited edition decadent gift box available for 8 or 18 Macaroons. Definitely include the new summer flavor Yuzu Ginger.

Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

19. Metropolitan Museum of Art

9.5
1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St), New York, NY
Art Museum · 1953 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: One of our favorite spots is the Roman/Greek Sculpture hall – bring your sketchbook, pencils and find a comfortable spot and spend the afternoon sketching away.

Sushi Seki UES is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

20. Sushi Seki UES

7.5
1143 1st Ave (63), New York, NY
Sushi Restaurant · Upper East Side · 78 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Another sushi must in New York City. While very similar to Sushi of Gari’s menu in terms of specialty sushi pieces, the major draw here is that the restaurant is open until 3AM.

Papaya King is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

21. Papaya King

179 E 86th St (at 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Hot Dog Joint · Upper East Side · 117 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: A fast food legend in New York City and a great place for a cheap and quick lunch! Our favorites are the Beefinator, the Home Run and the Southern Comfort.

Orwasher's Bakery is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

22. Orwasher's Bakery

8.7
308 E 78th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · Upper East Side · 86 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: The jelly doughnuts here are incredible, plain and simple.

The Frick Collection is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

23. The Frick Collection

8.8
1 E 70th St (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Art Museum · Upper East Side · 212 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Wander through the rooms like you’re a houseguest while drooling over Mr. Frick’s fine art collection. Be warned, there’s NO PHOTOGRAPHY allowed.

Café Sabarsky is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

24. Café Sabarsky

8.6
1048 5th Ave (at E 86th St), New York, NY
Austrian Restaurant · Upper East Side · 115 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Nestled inside the Neue Gallerie is a little piece of old Vienna. You should wait on line to break the diet with a Wiener Eiskaffee and Apfelstrudel or Sachertorte.

Fairway Market is one of The Best of the Upper East Side.

25. Fairway Market

7.9
240 E 86th St (at 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Grocery Store · Yorkville · 169 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Worth the journey to the Upper East Side for groceries, even if we don't live close by. The quality and variety of products is incredible, and everything is extremely fresh, particularly the fish.