President Barack Obama is hitting up all the hot spots during his stay in New York. Last night he took Sasha and Malia to Carbone, and now he's dining at Upland, the acclaimed East 26th Street restaurant from Stephen Starr and Justin Smillie. A reader inside the restaurant sends word: "President Obama strolled in with his daughters. Shook hands and smiled and headed to the downstairs PDR." And, indeed, a few other people also saw Obama entering the restaurant.
No word yet on what they're ordering for brunch, but the chicken liver pasta and nduja pizza are excellent here. POTUS probably got both for the table. Eater's own Ryan Sutton gave Upland two stars earlier this year.
Update: A rep sends word that POTUS actually ate in the dining room, not the PDR today.