To try on the UES
The Penrose is one of To try on the UES.

1. The Penrose

8.4
1590 2nd Ave (btwn E 82nd & E 83rd St), New York, NY
Gastropub · Yorkville · 253 tips and reviews

7th.List7th.List: The Upper East Side. Ruairi Curtin. Irish Gastropub. Try - Spiced beef sandwich (cured for 40 days, spiced in house for four days, then slow roasted for six hours). Cocktails made with Irish whiskey. Read more.

Le Bistro d'à Côté is one of To try on the UES.

2. Le Bistro d'à Côté

1590 1st Ave (83rd St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Yorkville · 23 tips and reviews

Kristin B.Kristin Baranack: If you don't feel like a formal dinner, grabbing their delicious burgers and a bottle of wine at the bar is a great casual (and usually cheaper) alternative!

3. Lexington Candy Shop Luncheonette

7.8
1226 Lexington Ave (at E 83rd St), New York, NY
Diner · Upper East Side · 86 tips and reviews

Chris O.Chris Ozer: No nonsense diner straight out of the '50s with great burgers and club sandwiches.

Banshee Pub is one of To try on the UES.

4. Banshee Pub

1373 1st Ave (btwn 73rd & 74th St.), New York, NY
Bar · Upper East Side · 15 tips and reviews

KateKate: Come for the sweet stained glass bar backdrop, stay for the cute Irish bartender ;)

San Matteo Pizza Espresso Bar is one of To try on the UES.

5. San Matteo Pizza Espresso Bar

8.7
1739 2nd Ave (at E 90th St), New York, NY
Pizzeria · Yorkville · 109 tips and reviews

Anne J.Anne Jones: Ah-mazing Naples-style pizza. Go here if you're in the UES.

The Auction House is one of To try on the UES.

6. The Auction House

7.7
300 E 89th St (at 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Bar · Yorkville · 61 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: It's dark, seductive, romantic, and a gem of a speakeasy. If you're lucky you can snag a seat on a couch.

Cascabel Taqueria is one of To try on the UES.

7. Cascabel Taqueria

1556 2nd Ave (btwn E 80th & E 81st St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Yorkville · 219 tips and reviews

CheapismCheapism: Come here for tantalizingly cheap Mexican cuisine. Go for the chorizo tacos - $8.50 for two – or the Cemita Poblano for $9.50. Read more.

Effy's Cafe is one of To try on the UES.

8. Effy's Cafe

1638 3rd Ave (92nd St.), New York, NY
Café · Yorkville · 59 tips and reviews

lynn S.lynn Sperry: huge variety of mediterranean food. fresh and yummy israeli salads come w most meals. good price, good service, good atmosphere! check out their menu online. Read more.

Sotheby's is one of To try on the UES.

9. Sotheby's

9.0
1334 York Ave (at E 72nd St), New York, NY
Art Gallery · Upper East Side · 24 tips and reviews
Naruto Ramen is one of To try on the UES.

10. Naruto Ramen

7.3
1596 3rd Ave (at E 90th St), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · Yorkville · 162 tips and reviews
Plenty is one of To try on the UES.

11. Plenty

1457 3rd Ave (btwn 82nd & 83rd St.), New York, NY
Café · Upper East Side · 27 tips and reviews

Annika K.Annika K. Martin: Cute new cafe/bakery with delicious sandwiches and pastries, all made in house. Dinner options too (meatballs!). And don't miss their signature "kitchen sink" cookies!

L'Absinthe Restaurant is one of To try on the UES.

12. L'Absinthe Restaurant

227 E 67th St (btw 2nd and 3rd Ave), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Upper East Side · 8 tips and reviews

Twanna H.Twanna Hines: They offer a mouthwatering prix fixe not advertised on the web: Mon - Friday, three courses, $37.50.

Mezzaluna Restaurants is one of To try on the UES.

13. Mezzaluna Restaurants

7.6
1295 3rd Ave (btwn E 74th & E 75th St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Upper East Side · 23 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Mezzaluna is the perfect low-key Italian dinner on the Upper East Side. You can’t go wrong with any of the brick oven pizzas; however our recommendation is the spicy black linguine with shrimp.

Poke Restaurant is one of To try on the UES.

14. Poke Restaurant

8.3
343 E 85th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Sushi Restaurant · Yorkville · 73 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Some of the freshest sushi on the Upper East Side, and it's BYOB as well.

Viand Coffee Shop is one of To try on the UES.

15. Viand Coffee Shop

7.4
673 Madison Ave (62nd St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Upper East Side · 51 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Order the cheeseburger deluxe for a great, inexpensive lunch in an otherwise pricy neighborhood. Service is incredibly swift for those on a tight schedule.

Flex Mussels is one of To try on the UES.

16. Flex Mussels

174 E 82nd St (btw Lexington & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Upper East Side · 180 tips and reviews

Corinne B.Corinne Bart: All you can eat mussels at the bar or counter for $20 from 5:30 to 7!

The Guthrie Inn is one of To try on the UES.

17. The Guthrie Inn

8.3
1259 Park Ave (btwn E 97th & E 98th St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · East Harlem · 35 tips and reviews

Ashley C.Ashley Chase: Amazing cocktails! Perfect place to catch up with a someone.

Lexington Bar & Books is one of To try on the UES.

18. Lexington Bar & Books

1020 Lexington Ave (at E 73rd St.), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Upper East Side · 25 tips and reviews

HeatherHeather: Buzzing late night spot. Super string Dark & Stormys here. Gentlemen make sure u have a collared shirt

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Thrift Shop is one of To try on the UES.

19. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Thrift Shop

1440 3rd Ave (btwn E 81st St & E 82nd St), New York, NY
Vintage and Thrift Store · Upper East Side · 4 tips and reviews

CariCari: One of the only remaining thrift shops on UES to accept books

Sushi Sasabune is one of To try on the UES.

20. Sushi Sasabune

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

Christophe J.Christophe Jammet: My favorite sushi spot in NYC, let alone the UES. The omakase will run you at least $100 per person, but it's worth it. Sign on wall reads: "No california roll, no spicy tuna. Trust me." Trust them.

Ladurée is one of To try on the UES.

21. Ladurée

9.0
864 Madison Ave (btwn E 70th & E 71st St), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · Upper East Side · 257 tips and reviews

Katie S.Katie Schloss: A little bit of Paris on the Upper East Side, try the pistachio, raspberry, chocolate... Or maybe it's just easier to get one of each?

American Irish Historical Society is one of To try on the UES.

22. American Irish Historical Society

7.6
991 5th Ave (80th St.), New York, NY
History Museum · Upper East Side · 4 tips and reviews

American I.American Irish: Giving free tours every Wednesday and Thursday between 12 and 2:30. Call 212-288-2263 for more information.

Farinella Bakery is one of To try on the UES.

23. Farinella Bakery

7.2
1132 Lexington Ave (btw E 78th & 79th St), New York, NY
Pizzeria · Upper East Side · 34 tips and reviews

lia b.lia bulaong: if you like thin & crispy (italian, not nyc-style), farinella has easily one of the best slices in the city. if you like spicy, try the amatriciana!

Book Cellar is one of To try on the UES.

24. Book Cellar

7.2
1465 York Ave (78th street), New York, NY
Bookstore · Upper East Side · 6 tips and reviews

Rebecca S.Rebecca Spitzer: If you live on the upper east side and you're literate but you haven't been here, you're seriously missing out.

Andre's Cafe & European Bakery is one of To try on the UES.

25. Andre's Cafe & European Bakery

7.9
1631 2nd Ave (btwn 84th and 85th St), New York, NY
Bakery · Yorkville · 26 tips and reviews

Lucy G.Lucy G.: Walking around post- met and found this place. Amazing comfort food made better cup the daddy-o is in town. Get the paprikash!

Jean Claude II is one of To try on the UES.

26. Jean Claude II

7.7
1343 2nd Ave (E 71st St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Upper East Side · 12 tips and reviews

NormanNorman: Great French bistro. Superb steak frites. A new find on the UES.

le Paris Bistrot is one of To try on the UES.

27. le Paris Bistrot

1312 Madison Ave (93rd), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Carnegie Hill · 18 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: The atmosphere and staff are utterly charming. Try Les Escargots de Bourgogne and the Braised Beef Short Ribs. Don’t skip desert either as we’d recommend the Crème Caramel and Profiteroles. 

Brandy's Piano Bar is one of To try on the UES.

28. Brandy's Piano Bar

7.7
235 E 84th St (btw 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Piano Bar · Yorkville · 61 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: A truly hidden gem featuring live music every night starting at 9:30pm! It’s raucous, crowded and everyone is having a stupidly good time.

Cafe D'Alsace is one of To try on the UES.

29. Cafe D'Alsace

8.7
1695 2nd Ave (at E 88th St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Yorkville · 176 tips and reviews

Eatery ExpertEatery Expert: Great Parisian brunch on the UES. Lots of outdoor seating in the shade!

Gracie Mansion is one of To try on the UES.

30. Gracie Mansion

8.8
E 88th St (at E End Ave), New York, NY
Monument · Yorkville · 57 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Gracie Mansion was built in 1799. A different building was commandeered by George Washington on roughly the same site during the American Revolutionary War, as it strategically overlooked Hell Gate.

Uva is one of To try on the UES.

31. Uva

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

Veronique V.Veronique V: One of my uptown favorites. Huge fan of the goat cheese & black pepper bruschetta, as well as the veal ragout farfalle. Wine is also incredibly well-priced. Sit in their back garden, if you can.

Donguri Restaurant is one of To try on the UES.

32. Donguri Restaurant

309 E 83rd St Frnt 2 (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · Yorkville · 28 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The lobster miso soup is a must-try dish. [Eater 38 Member]

La Grande Pomme is one of To try on the UES.

33. La Grande Pomme

1372 York Ave (E 73rd Street), New York, NY
Café · Upper East Side · 1 tip
Candle Cafe is one of To try on the UES.

34. Candle Cafe

1307 3rd Ave (btwn 74th & 75th St.), New York, NY
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant · Upper East Side · 153 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Some of the best Vegetarian on the Upper East Side. Try the porcini crusted seitan with mashed potatoes, the portions are generous and you won’t leave hungry. Try their sister restaurant up the street

Elio's is one of To try on the UES.

35. Elio's

8.7
1621 2nd Ave (btwn E 84th & E 85th St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Yorkville · 53 tips and reviews

Jessica A.Jessica April: For an appetizer, get the pasta trio. You can choose any three pastas on the menu, and they will bring everyone at your table a sample of each. It's worth it -- this is some of the best Italian in NYC

Arlington Club is one of To try on the UES.

36. Arlington Club

1032 Lexington Ave (btwn 73rd & 74th St), New York, NY
Steakhouse · Upper East Side · 48 tips and reviews

Rob L.Rob Longert: Pop overs and bone in ribeye are amazing! Really nice ambiance and cool space.

The Meatball Shop is one of To try on the UES.

37. The Meatball Shop

1462 2nd Ave (btwn E 76th & E 77th St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Upper East Side · 178 tips and reviews
Ajisai Japanese Fusion is one of To try on the UES.

38. Ajisai Japanese Fusion

7.2
795 Lexington Ave (btwn E 61st & E 62nd St), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · Upper East Side · 17 tips and reviews
The Gilroy is one of To try on the UES.

39. The Gilroy

1561 2nd Ave (at E 81st St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Yorkville · 31 tips and reviews

40. Infirmary

1720 2nd Ave (btwn E 89 & E 90th St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Yorkville · 68 tips and reviews
Bondurants is one of To try on the UES.

41. Bondurants

9.1
303 E 85th St (2nd Ave), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Yorkville · 113 tips and reviews
Sushi of Gari is one of To try on the UES.

42. Sushi of Gari

8.6
402 E 78th St (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Sushi Restaurant · Upper East Side · 133 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: An exquisite raw fish experience with uniquely crafted pieces. Try the tuna with tofu cream, flounder with lotus chip, and the foie gras sushi.

Beyoglu is one of To try on the UES.

43. Beyoglu

1431 3rd Ave (at E 81st St.), New York, NY
Turkish Restaurant · Yorkville · 176 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: We love the generous portions and plates designed for sharing, in true Turkish fashion - come with a big group of friends.

Maz Mezcal is one of To try on the UES.

44. Maz Mezcal

8.3
316 E 86th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Yorkville · 59 tips and reviews
Up Thai is one of To try on the UES.

45. Up Thai

9.2
1411 2nd Ave (btwn E 73rd St & E 74th St), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · Upper East Side · 172 tips and reviews
Pink Lemon Park is one of To try on the UES.

46. Pink Lemon Park

1341 2nd Ave, New York, NY
Nail Salon · Upper East Side · No tips or reviews
The Supply House is one of To try on the UES.

47. The Supply House

7.9
1647 2nd Ave (85th Street), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Yorkville · 66 tips and reviews
Sant Ambroeus is one of To try on the UES.

48. Sant Ambroeus

8.8
1000 Madison Ave (btwn 77th & 78th St.), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Upper East Side · 94 tips and reviews
Cafe Jax is one of To try on the UES.

49. Cafe Jax

318 E 84th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Yorkville · 112 tips and reviews
Serena's Wine Bar-Cafe is one of To try on the UES.

50. Serena's Wine Bar-Cafe

7.4
1268 2nd Ave, New York, NY
Wine Bar · Upper East Side · 15 tips and reviews
Vietnaam is one of To try on the UES.

51. Vietnaam

7.8
1700 2nd Ave (at E 88th St), New York, NY
Vietnamese Restaurant · Yorkville · 51 tips and reviews
Agora Turkish Restaurant is one of To try on the UES.

52. Agora Turkish Restaurant

7.8
1565 2nd Ave (Between 81th and 82nd St), New York, NY
Turkish Restaurant · Yorkville · 32 tips and reviews
Ethyl's Alcohol & Food is one of To try on the UES.

53. Ethyl's Alcohol & Food

7.1
1629 2nd Ave, New York, NY
Bar · Yorkville · 26 tips and reviews
Cafe Ollin is one of To try on the UES.

54. Cafe Ollin

8.8
339 E 108th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · East Harlem · 40 tips and reviews
Noglu is one of To try on the UES.

55. Noglu

7.3
1266 Madison Ave (90th & 91st St), New York, NY
Bakery · Carnegie Hill · 28 tips and reviews
Xi'an Famous Foods is one of To try on the UES.

56. Xi'an Famous Foods

8.5
328 E 78th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Noodle Restaurant · Upper East Side · 76 tips and reviews