Carnegie Hill

Zesty

Zesty Pizzeria

[CLOSED] What can we say about Zesty? Actually, not much, as it’s just another take-out-type pizza place that’s too brightly lit and not particularly clean….

Yura & Company

Yura & Company

[CLOSED] The average age of the crowd at Yura varies somewhere between 70 and six feet under. With more breathing tubes and walkers per capita…

Victory Cafe

Victory Cafe

[CLOSED] “Victory is a loser” is the frequent comment received for this upper east American bruncher, where eggs are served “hot off the floor” and…

Teriyaki Boy (Carnegie Hill)

Teriyaki Boy (Carnegie Hill)

[CLOSED] Trite Japanese chain eatery serving “day old McSushi” at McD’s prices. Fans say the chicken teriyaki is “edible” but the kitchen “looks like a…

Stargate Restaurant

Stargate Restaurant

[CLOSED] Chef Alex Popadopoulis dulls the senses as he manages to make a menu filled with 276 different items all taste exactly the same. Some…

Sido Falafel (Carnegie Hill)

Sido Falafel (Carnegie Hill)

[CLOSED] What is basically a take-out restaurant, Sido has re-invented itself with some low-lighting, a little dark wood and a friendlier, more patron-forward attitude. We…

Shiki

Shiki

[CLOSED] Japanese cuisine for the discerning Upper East Sider. Using the “open a restaurant in the UES and people will come” technique, Shiki opened out…

Rooster’s

Rooster’s

[CLOSED] It’s always nice to have a neighborhood place that serves rotisserie chicken and sides. I grew up in LA surrounded by places like El…

Roma Pizza

Roma Pizza

Like the great Phoenix, Roma Pizza rises from the ashes of the great La Mia Pizzeria. Honestly, we see absolutely no difference between the two….

Richter’s Bar

Richter’s Bar

[CLOSED] Never the first place you’d head at the beginning of the night, Richter’s makes for a lot of fun at 4 AM when other,…

Osso Buco – Uptown

Osso Buco – Uptown

[CLOSED] Amazingly, Osso Buco means “crappy family style” in Italian. No joke. It still amazes us that these “family style” places feel it’s okay to…

Muffin Man

Muffin Man

[CLOSED] Cozy upper east cafe where the fare is “good except for the muffins”. Critics say “stick to the coffee” because the namesake “tastes like…

Lexington Rib Co.

Lexington Rib Co.

[CLOSED] Damn I love grilled chicken. I mean, who knew an animal so stupid could taste so good? We’re not going to pretend that this…

Kinsale Tavern

Kinsale Tavern

[CLOSED] Prior to its remodeling in 1998, the Kinsale was less like a tavern and more like a home to the criminally drunk and helplessly…

Johnny Tejano’s

[CLOSED] Became: Osso Buco Almost like losing a close relative, sadly, Johnny’s is gone. Mexico meets the Upper East Side at this inexpensive Tex-Mex haven…

Isohama

Isohama Japanese Restaurant

Somewhere between non-descript UES Japanese restaurants and obsession lies Isohama. Meaning, of course, that people obsessed with sushi might find this place palatable, but not…

Go Fish

[CLOSED] One of those seafood restaurants that has a beautiful tank full of colorful fish out front, like we should look at them and say,…

Fred’s (East)

Fred’s (East)

[CLOSED] Okay, it’s a friendly place with a dog theme (sounds suspiciously like Barking Dog Luncheonette right up the street.) Neighborhood joints are supposed to…

Flight 1668

Flight 1668

[CLOSED] Not one of the patrons that sampled this flimsy establishment can figure out what the hell the name is all about. Apparently it has…

European Pizza Restaurant

European Pizza Restaurant

[CLOSED] Dissenters say “a warm slice of sheetrock” is all you’ll get at this no-frills Greek-flavored East side pizzeria, where “only the neighbors are Italian.”…

Ecco-la

Ecco-la

[CLOSED] One of our Italian surveyors told us that Ecco-la, roughly translated, means “We put free weed in our pasta.” No wonder neighborhood UESers flock…