Upper East Side

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Yura on Madison

Muffins and shit do not a restaurant make. I debated (with myself) on more than one occasion whether or not to even include this place in The Survey, and I ...
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Soup Burg – Madison Ave.

Grease is the word--is the word--is the word. It's hot, smooth, and it's steaming. All horrendous Frankie Valli puns aside; this place is a hidden pit of de...
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Hunters

We can only assume this joint is supposed to resemble a hunting lodge or something, but instead it reminds us more of a geriatric, Irish-ish bar on the Uppe...
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Cabana

Hooray for "nuevo Latino" food. I'm quite sure that translates to "I'm ignoring the ridiculously high fat content of the food and just concentrating on the ...
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Banshee Pub

From the group that brought you Trinity Pub, comes another one of those places that just inspires drunken tomfoolery. Granted, when we walked in for happy h...
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Payard

Ooh Muffy, please pass me another one of those cream cheese and mint leaf finger sandwiches. I'm soooo precious! I'm soooo French! I'm soooo dainty! Alright...
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Penang (Upper East Side)

We're always reminded of some sergeant or other from some Vietnam movie (Full Metal Jacket?) screaming about Denang when we hear the name of this joint. The...
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David Copperfield’s

No, you won't find Claudia Schiffer hanging out at this UES watering hole. Luckily, you won't find any mulleted, leather panted magicians either. In fact, thi...
Zucchero e Pomodori

Zucchero e Pomodori

This neighborhood needs another Italian restaurant like a Port Authority bathroom needs another strange smell. We're not claiming this is the latest in a long l...
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Ray Bari Pizza (Upper East Side)

Ray Bari does for pizza what Sbarro does for, well, pizza. Spreading the joy of dough, tomato sauce and mozzarella to a city already saturated with all sort...
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Haru (Upper East Side)

Imagine how long the lines outside this place would be if they actually had to cook the food! In fact, this place is consistently so busy that they opened u...
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Etou

Et tu Etou? Yet another new contender in the UES sushi war--vying for the almighty yuppie dollar and their penchant for things sans fire. This fledgling joint...
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Mary Ann’s (Upper East Side)

It's always amazing how people flock to mediocre Mexican places, despite the crowds, the so-so food and the cramped accommodations. Our theory is that marga...
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Annie’s

There are some places in Manhattan that can only exist on the Upper East Side. Annie's is one of those stroller and yuppie havens that sprouted from the evil ...
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Kings’ Carriage House

Consistently noted as one of Manhattan's most romantic restaurants, King's Carriage House is the perfect place to pop the question, spend a nice Valentine's Day...
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Martell’s Restaurant

Sometimes you wish for something original. You ain't going to find it here. Martell's falls into the "bar and grill" mold, which are always way more bar tha...
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Pizzeria Uno (Upper East Side)

One of six of this chain of Chicago style pizza joints in Manhattan, this one is particularly depressing and bizarre. With its storefront right on 86th Street, ...