Upper East Side

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Flight Replaces a Decades-Old Restaurant on the Upper East Side

    About eight months ago, the Upper East Side lost Dresner's, a restaurant that had held its York Avenue address for nearly 100 years. Owner Dermont Kelly, who took over the space seven years ago, shuttered it because, he says, he's trying to lure a more balanced crowd.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Pot Arrests Are on the Rise in de Blasio's New York

    When he was running for office last year, candidate Bill de Blasio warned of the "disastrous consequences" low-level marijuana arrests have for both the individuals caught with a small amount of pot, and their families. "These arrests limit one's ability to qualify for student financial aid, and und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    The UES's Silver Star Is One of the City's Best Diners

    Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer went to Monks Coffee Shop all those years for a reason: diners are comfortable. A great diner is the opposite of stuffy without being a dive; it's where people feel at home when they eat. And for many New Yorkers, the neighborhood diner is situated in psychological ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    JG Melon Is a Dying Breed: Here's Why You Should Put on Your Khakis and Head Uptown

    JG Melon (1291 Third Avenue, 212-744-0585) has always occupied a special place in my heart, partly because of my love of old New York, and partly because it takes something so very simple -- a hamburger -- and throws it high onto the upper rungs of New York City. This type of restaurant is an enda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The 10 Best Bagel Shops in NYC

    While Italian immigrants were busy making this city great by giving us pizza, their Eastern European counterparts set to pickling cucumbers and tomatoes, smoking fish, and rolling bagels and bialys by hand. Long New York's unofficial breadstuff, an outstanding bagel starts and ends with proper techn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Our Five Best Cheap Eats This Week

    Tax Day no doubt left at least a few of you feeling a little bit poorer, and it's for you especially this week that we present a list of five great NYC restaurants where you can eat for less than $10. Nothing striking your fancy? Check out our Cheap Eats archives for more ideas.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    A Complete List of 2014 Tax Day Deals in NYC

    Those of you eagerly awaiting your refund probably have just one thing in common with others who are weeping over a hefty check to Uncle Sam: You're happy tax season is over. And per usual, this town's restaurant industry is ready to help you celebrate, with plenty o' deals for those of us who feel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    The Four Best Food Events This Weekend

    Looking for a slice of spring? Check out this weekend's food events, which are chock full of seasonality.

  • News

    April 2, 2014

    27 Ways to Better Yourself This Summer in NYC

    [Summer 2014 Education Supplement]

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Cops Arrest a Long Island Woman for Dropping Off a Sick Cat at a Clinic, Cat Puns Abound

    A suburban retiree with a heart of gold. A cat with swollen ears. A jealous bagel shop worker. Something cute is bound to happen with this crazy crew. Or not. Yesterday Nancy Glassman was arrested at her Long Island home for snatching a cat from an Upper East Side bagel shop and whisking it away to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    What to Expect at Vareli, According to New Michelin-Starred Chef Derrick Styczek

    Tri-level Mediterranean restaurant Vareli first entered the dining fray in Morningside Heights back in 2010, and now it's getting a re-boot with a pair of new managing partners, Richard Bill and Derrick Styczek. The duo worked together at Ouest before Styczek took over the kitchen at Etats-Unis, a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2013

    Flan Patissier at Francois Payard Bakery

    Flan Patissier (center) is one of three custard-based, flan-borne pastries currently available at Francois Payard Bakery on Houston Street. When former Daniel pastry chef Francois Payard abandoned his long-running bistro and bakery on the Upper East Side and eventually moved down to Greenwich Vill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Bar Chord Opens in Ditmas Park; Burger Bistro Opens in Upper East Side

    Ditmas Park will get a new bar and music venue on Cortelyou Avenue. Bar Chord will open in La Nueva Union Bakery's old location and will serve draft beers and bar snacks. The owners told Ditmas Park Corner that patrons can look forward to a jukebox and a regular event called "Wings and Strings" with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Tejal Rao at M. Wells, Robert Sietsema at Sabor a Mexico Taqueria

    Our own Tejal Rao welcomes the return of the Mountie-chic M.Wells Dinette at PS. 1 in Long Island City. The menu,"full of fatty odds and ends, slippery bits and bobs," includes "rustic, respectable dishes done right, like the warm tongue salad with cornichons in a creamy tarragon dressing." Also a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Boozy Gatorade At Neely's Barbecue Parlor

    [See More: Is Jay-Z Suing His Personal Chef Over Chicken Wings? | Fordham University: The Most Disgusting Food in the Country?] Talk about a real sports drink. NFL season is kicking off on September 5 at 8:30 p.m., and Neely's Barbecue Parlor on First Avenue will be serving grown-up Gatorade for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Raspberry Tart from Maison Kayser, Dish #63

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Multi-hued Sponge Cake From JW Golden Bakery, Dish #64 | Smoked Meat Poutine from Mile End, Dish #65]

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Dragonfly's Cornelius Gallagher Quotes Bill Cosby, Is Influenced by Gray Kunz

    The kitchen is so tiny at Upper East Side newbie Dragonfly that it's a miracle more than one cook can fit--let alone a team pumping out an array of Asian-fusion dishes like cheese stuffed tater tots and Far East inflected ceviche. But Cornelius Gallagher is not new to the challenges on the New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten's JoJo: A Fresh Look

    You could walk right past and not notice it. A few nights ago, as part of a program to visit some of the city's older celebrity-chef restaurants, a friend and I invaded JoJo, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's first full-fledged chef assignment in NYC. Established in 1991, it was the launch pad for what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Vehicle Crashes Disproportionately Hit Children in Low-Income Areas: Report

    Last week, a 12-year-old girl was struck and killed as she crossed Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, in an area that has a reputation for being dangerous for pedestrians. Now, an advocacy group has said that this tragedy is part of an alarming trend -- that young children in low-income neighb ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    City Swiggers Beer Store and Tasting Room Debuts on UES

    ​On the left, California beer selection at City Swiggers (click on image to enlarge to readable size). Last Thursday marked the grand opening party of City Swiggers, a new beer store and tasting room on the Upper East Side -- although the place has apparently already been open for six weeks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Rojo Guacamole at Toloache 82

    Lauren ShockeyChristmas-colored guac at Toloache 82​While doing some reconnaissance for our 10 Best Upper East Side Restaurants, we paid a visit to Toloache 82, the newest branch of the Toloache empire, which opened several weeks ago. Inspired by the colors of the Christmas season, we opted f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Mas (La Grillade), Goodbye to Hollis Famous Burgers

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Hollis Famous Burgers, in Jamaica, appears to be closed. The website is down, and the phone line disconnected. [Grub Street]​ Ci ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 13, 2011

    Jones Wood Foundry Puts Some English On It

    Bubble and squeak your way through a new Yorkville gastropub

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    How New Yorkers Describe Themselves in Their Online Dating Profiles

    The "shy" map.​Ooh, infographics! Dating infographics! According to these enlightening maps by R. Luke DuBois, which appear today on Fast Company's Co.Design blog, America is quite diverse with regard to how we like to describe ourselves on our online dating profiles. In certain places (like W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Colonie, Goodbye to Niko's

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Satsko on the Lower East Side has been shuttered recently and plastered with bright orange "seizure" stickers, apparently due to state taxes owed. [Bowery Boogie] Salt & Pepper in Midtown West ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2011

    Andre's Cafe Has a Hungary Heart

    Budapest sometimes looks a little like the Upper East Side

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: New York vs. The Single Lady

    ​This week in the Voice, Runnin' Scared's own Jen Doll details the ups and downs of being a single woman in New York. Gotham may stack the odds against women, and the oft-repeated stats are discouraging, but she urges women to "make New York your playground and stop complaining about how singl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Andre's Café; Lauren Shockey at Mary Queen of Scots

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers authentic Hungarian comfort food on the Upper East Side; Lauren Shockey is bored by oodles of tartan and whiskey at Mary Queen of Scots. San Sifton is charmed by Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan: "Those who recall when Chinese food first began to matt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2010

    Weekend Links: "Bedbug Stigma," Julian Assange Accused/Un-Accused of Rape

    ​The New York Times has a story about how bedbugs basically make people into pariahs. If you're afflicted, you may get treated like Brooklyn waitress Hilary Davis, whose "friends and even her boyfriend refused to take her in" while her apartment was being treated. [NYT]

  • Film

    August 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    The Coming of a Chinese Gossip Girl: Predictions from Real Chinese People

    Doubt you'll be seeing these at a Shanghai bus stop.​Josh Schwartz is taking Gossip Girl bi-continental and producing a Chinese version of the famous Upper East Side set series, the Post reports, made with Chinese actors and broadcast in China. It's hard for us Western folk here to understand exac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Rabbit in the Moon, Goodbye to Le Boeuf à la Mode

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. French mainstay Le Boeuf à la Mode on the Upper East Side has announced that it will close ofter nearly 50 years in operation at the end of the month. [ZagatBuzz] Fat Hippo on Clinton Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Smurfs...Now Filming in Jail?

    ​We've been following the Smurfs movie filming rather diligently, since it's occurred primarily in our East Village stomping grounds (as well as in Soho, Midtown, and the Upper East Side) ... and also, it's the Smurfs. But things just keep getting more interesting. Today we heard an odd rumor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Poll Results: Do You Care About the New York Times/Wall Street Journal Newspaper War?

    ​It's been a week since the Wall Street Journal launched their much-ballyhooed and long-awaited Greater New York metropolitan section. How is it? Who cares! You always knew it was going to start out as The New York Post for People Too Rich To Be Caught With A Copy Of The New York Post, and wow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Isaac Mizrahi Tells Trippy Fairytale Story​Fashion Week ended with a fairytale happy ending, thanks in part to Isaac Mizrahi's "Central Park Story Book" fall collection. So what's it like getting a fifteen-minute peek into the mind of the fashion-forward fairy godfather? Think: the Upper East Side on ecstasy. Elevated bag lad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Tre Otte; Goodbye to Olana

    After declaring bankruptcy last year, Olana has finally closed. A staff member says the restaurant rallied, but could not negotiate an affordable enough rent with the landlord. [Eater] Argo Tea Cafe has opened in Chelsea, serving more than 30 loose-leaf teas, as well as Fairtrade coffee and a menu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to By the Ounce; Goodbye to Zoe

    Bouley Bakery now has a wine bar. By the Ounce serves wines, well, by the ounce, as well as snacks by Chef Shea Gallante, like charcuterie, cheese, and caviar, also sold by the ounce. [NY Times] A new taqueria on Avenue A has a Mexican wrestler theme. La Lucha serves Mexico City-style tacos, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Chumley's to Re-open in Six Months, "Optimistically"

    Last night's Community Board 2 SLA & DCA Licensing Committee Meeting was a four-plus-hour slog through the lower intestine of the West Village and Soho restaurant industry, replete with irate residents, raised voices, and at least one shockingly obtuse proprietor. But the highlight was undoubtedly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Missy Robbins on the Opening of A Voce Columbus

    ​When A Voce Columbus opens tomorrow night, it will make Missy Robbins technically twice as busy as she's been for the past year. Robbins will be traversing the great uptown-downtown divide as the executive chef of both A Voce Columbus and A Voce Madison, overseeing two kitchens and two differ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Gossip Girl Tours Exposed!

    ​In case you were wondering what one of those Gossip Girl tours -- which seem to have replaced Sex and the City tours as the baby bridge and tunnel brigade's girls-day-out of choice -- Gadling has the highlights, or at least the lights: they travelled in a bus with TV screens that played scene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Home Team Roundup: Psychic Ills, Clap Your Hands Say Nope Thank You

    Sound of the City roots for the home team and so does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley. Psychic Ills will not rouse a large enough massive to encourage a large scale war of words, but there's a small, pitched battle drawn between those who are underwhelmed by their slow-boiling new collection on ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 26, 2006

    Change of Course

    The Pastry King spins off a Mediterranean Rim bistro on Mott

  • NYC Life

    June 27, 2006

    Doggie Divas

    Harlem gets its first luxury pet shop; Liza celebrates gay pet pride

  • NYC Life

    August 16, 2005

    Hopped Up

    Hardcore brewing dudes make peanut butter beer in an NYC tenement apartment

  • Dining

    April 19, 2005

    Shaggy-Dog Story

    Kicking out the jams, mofo, chef returns to the West Coast

  • People

    February 1, 2005
  • Specials

    July 29, 2003
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    January 11, 2000
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    August 10, 1999
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