Depending on whom you ask, Upper East Side restaurants are often thought of as obscenely expensive, stuffy spots — the kind of places a parent on Gossip Girl or a banker with an expense account might be a regular at. Either way, the Upper East Side’s restaurant scene doesn’t exactly scream destination dining. But there’s long been a surprising breadth of cuisine to be found, from excellent Filipino food to satisfying Persian fare. Here are the standouts for eating and drinking on the UES, whether it’s for handmade pasta, extravagant omakase, or some old-school pastrami sandwiches.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it also poses a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More