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Restaurants in Upper East Side

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Upper East Side restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Upper East Side restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Upper East Side to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Upper East Side restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Upper East Side.

  • Amaranth

  • Bemelmans Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Its clientele has included Harry Truman, Jackie Kennedy, and Cyndi Lauper (who sang impromptu with the house band last year), but one of the most c... More
  • Café Boulud

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Situated on a prestigious stretch in the Upper East Side, Café Boulud shares real estate with the 1920’s Surrey Hotel. Chef Gavin Kaysen helms the ... More
  • Café Carlyle

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located on the ground floor of the Carlyle Hotel, this Upper East Side institution is known for headlining the top musical talents, including the l... More
  • Cafe Caryle

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The scene centers on live entertainment at Café Carlyle, where cabaret legend Bobby Short graced the stage for three decades before passing away in... More
  • Cafe Sabarsky

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner endeavors to make the dining experience at his Café Sabarsky, located within the Neue Gallerie, as authentically Viennese as... More
  • Candle Café

    What started out as a small health food store and juice bar has grown into one of the city’s most popular vegan restaurants. Opened in 1984 on Manh... More
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  • Mediterraneo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    On the corner of 2nd Ave. and 66th St., this Upper East Side Italian restaurant greets guests with a wraparound patio that opens to the main dining... More
  • Primola

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Taunt curtains that are gathered in the middle line the windows of Primola, a neighborhood Italian restaurant in the Upper East Side. In the main d... More
  • Sant Ambroeus

    The Sant Ambroeus Upper Eastside location seems as though it was designed from top-to-bottom to answer one question: "What do you get when you carv... More
  • Sant Ambroeus, Upper East Side

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The Sant Ambroeus Upper Eastside location seems as though it was designed from top-to-bottom to answer one question: "What do you get when you carv... More
  • Sasabune

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    At this small Upper East Side omakase-only restaurant, diners are greeted by a sign that reads: Today's Special — Trust Me. The small establishment... More
  • Sfoglia, New York

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This Old World trattoria, with its rustic wood floor, marble-topped bar, antique wooden tables, fancy chandeliers, textured walls, and wine bottle-... More

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