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Zanzibar

Zanzibar

[CLOSED] Oh God, where do I start? (Sorry, this is my Erma Bombeck beginning…) I was dragged to this place by a buddy of mine…

Trilogy Bar & Grill

Trilogy Bar & Grill

[CLOSED] With the demise of Dakota, Trilogy takes over as the ultimate UES ughfest. Pushing the stereo to decibels not heard since theater owners first…

Punch

Punch

Oooh, I love clowns! Not really. Unfortunately for 99% of the population, there is nothing more repulsive than clowns–and the French. Punch combines the two…

Opal

Opal

[CLOSED] Have you ever had the feeling you’ve been somewhere before, despite the fact you know you’ve never even seen the place? So goes the…

Merchants NY – West

Merchants NY – West

[CLOSED] When places like this start getting mass-produced we know the apocalypse is upon us. We’re not saying it’s impossible to have a decent time…

Martell’s Restaurant

Martell’s Restaurant

[CLOSED] 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…

Mad River Bar and Grill

Mad River Bar and Grill

Another cookie-cutter UES bar and grill, with dark wood, a brass rail below the long bar and front windows that open in summer. Mad River?…

Dorrian’s Red Hand Restaurant

Dorrian’s Red Hand Restaurant

“Tragically upper east” watering hole where affected 20 somethings gather to “kill liver.” Regulars say “fake ID’s work there” and “get there early to see…

Boat Basin Cafe

Boat Basin Cafe

I can’t help but feel like an extra from Gladiator standing in this joint. Stepping below West End Avenue into this ring of stone and…

Big Sur

Big Sur

[CLOSED] If Dakota had a slightly uglier, shorter, more quick to anger sibling, this would be her. Luckily this story has a happy ending, as…