Upper East Side

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Where to Brunch This Weekend: Toloache Thompson, Crown, Corlette NY, and The Sparrow Tavern

    With a three-day weekend in sight for some of us, spending an hour or three at brunch is an even more enticing proposition than usual -- especially if it leads into playoff football or a night of debauchery. Here are a few places that can help your day get off to a great start.

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    December 3, 2013

    Drunken Munkey Channels the Anglo-Indian Experience in Cocktails and Food

    Arun Mirchandani built a long career in the restaurant industry that brought him from India to NYC, where he worked in his uncle's Bar & Books establishments, at a 42nd Street hotel, and with the Fatty Crew when Zack Pelaccio was still in the mix. But a few years back, he decided it was time to open ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    What's Happening This Weekend: Black Friday Brunch, Beer Battle, Alternatives to Champagne, Mominette's First Anniversary

    The long weekend is here! We say you abandon your Black Friday shopping strategy, take it easy, and check out a few of the city's less intense events -- none of which require you to wait in line at 5 a.m.

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    June 19, 2013

    Dead Rabbit, VU Bar, Uptown Lounge: Where to Go to Happy Hour

    You've almost made it to Hump Day happy hour, New York City. Take a look at three spots we like for a cheap midweek drink.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Huazontle, a Mexican Spring Green That's Rarer Than Ramps

    While seasonal foodie rapture over ramps and fiddlehead ferns is starting up, there's another vegetable that's also having a moment--and is even harder to find. Huazontle, a sturdy edible weed from Mexico that you won't find in farmers markets, remains even more elusive. The leafy green branches hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    The Meatball Shop Opens a New Spot in Chelsea

    Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman will now be slinging meatballs around Chelsea at the Meatball Shop's newest outpost. The spot on Ninth Avenue has 60 seats, a new cocktail list (including jello shots), and "Underballs," a first-come first-serve bar in the basement, which serves the full menu and i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    January's Openings and Closings

    In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in January.

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    January 22, 2013

    Say Goodbye to The Bourgeois Pig and Veranda

    Veranda hasn't had the best luck with state politics. After being fined $200,000 for underpaying employees last year, and losing its liquor license, the West Village has closed its doors. The restaurant/ lounge was issued violations from the Department of Buildings for illegally running a nightclub. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Our 10 Best Upper East Side Restaurants

    The Upper East Side has had some work done. A culinary facelift? It sure seems that way, judging by the neighborhood's growing tally of inventive new food spots that have emerged over the last few years. At the same time, old favorites have continued to increase their followings. Sure, those with pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2012

    A Year Older? Celebrate With Restaurant Birthday Freebies All Over New York City

    Living in New York isn't cheap, but at least celebrating a birthday here doesn't have to be pricey. From sweets to snacks and appetizers to alcoholic beverages, simply showing an ID with your date of birth can earn you some food freebies around town. Try out this bunch below.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Russian Tea Room Reopens; Southern Hospitality Closes for Good

    Southern Hospitality, the Memphis barbecue restaurant cum preppy hangout, has thrown in the towel. The restaurant, owned by Trace Ayala, Etyan Sugerman, and Justin Timberlake, will no longer operate on the Upper East Side. The Denver location is still in business. [Eater]

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2012

    Our Best Posts of the Week!

    In case you missed it, our week in review: Restaurants know more about you than you think, we know from personal experience. Taking a cue from the New York Times, we reveal our restaurant fantasies. Jeni's Ice Cream Truck is driving from Ohio all the way to New York City until September 15. The b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Cheesecake from Two Little Red Hens, Dish #61

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [Chamorro de Borrego at Casa Enrique, Dish #62 | Raspberry Tart from Maison Kayser, Dish #63 | Multi-hued Sponge Cake From JW ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Say Hello to Moti Mahal Delux, Hot Bread Almacen

    Moti Mahal Delux is opening at the Upper East Side today. As a departure from almost every other Indian restaurant in the city, they will be serving a menu sans chicken tikka masala. Instead, the star dish will be the signature butter chicken. [Fork in the Road] Hot Bread Kitchen is opening a reta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Sriracha Ice Cream Shake

    Lately we've been kind of obsessed with ice cream. Here's another one to add to your list: a Sriracha ice cream shake. It's called the "The Fiery Berry Crumble" and made with strawberry ice cream, Sriracha, and graham crackers. For those a little uneasy about the sriracha component -- rest assured ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Where Was I Eating? Hospoda

    That was too easy. I was eating at Hospoda, a classy Central European restaurant located on the Upper East Side known for their crafty beer. The dish here is the seared scallops with fennel, grapefruit, and cilantro.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Say Hello to Kitchen M, Ghost

    Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    GO Burger Expands Offerings

    ​What happens when you get a restaurant that tries to cater to every taste, trend, and diner who may or may not swing through? You get Upper East Side burger joint GO Burger. The Second Avenue spot and it's roaming truck offshoot used to deal in meat patties. However, they've just announced a menu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2012

    Minutes of the Organ Meat Society, Five-Course Dinner at Hospoda

    ​The third course was a chunky beef-heart stew in bacon sauce served over steamed and sliced dumplings. Organ Meat Society Meeting Friday, January 22, 2012 Hospoda 321 East 73rd Street The meeting was called to order precisely at 7:30pm, at Hospoda, an elegant Czech restaurant on the Upper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Say Hello to City Swiggers, Brooklyn Wok Shop

    Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. City Swiggers Beer Store and Tasting Room has brought brews to the Upper East Side. Caffe Storico has debuted at the New-York Historical Society, serving paninis and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Our 10 Best Upper East Side Restaurants

    When you think of hot neighborhoods for dining, the Upper East Side probably isn't the first to come to mind. In fact, it's probably toward the bottom of your mental list. But a crop of new eateries over the past couple of years has resulted in some new -- not to mention exciting -- culinary blood. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Where Was I Eating? Heidelberg

    Lauren Shockey​And so ends another round of Where Am I Eating?, with the restaurant in question none other than Upper East Side German stalwart, Heidelberg. The pictured dish is the classic pork schnitzel, which comes with crispy potatoes and a side of stewed red cabbage -- hearty home-style ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Say Goodbye to My Maki, Le Bibloquet

    It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some of the dogs who got eaten this week. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. The somewhat forgettable Foodie, in Midtown, located in the space that once housed Boi Restaurant, has closed. No word yet on a replacement. [Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Mathieu Palombino, David Malbequi Step In at Prima; Robert Berry Takes Over at Monument Lane

    ​Mathieu Palombino, of Motorino and the forthcoming Bowery Diner, and David Malbequi, of BLT, have lent their talents to Prima Strada, which lost its chefs shortly before opening yesterday. [Eater] Monkey Bar debuted Damon Wise's new lunch menu, featuring dishes like smoked fettuccine with un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Don't Expect Spinach Latkes at the Second Avenue Deli

    ​"This is the standard of what a Jewish delicatessen is. People have come up to me and recommended going more gourmet on certain things. But it's not what a Jewish delicatessen is. I might get excited by a certain idea, but what we really are is an original, authentic NY delicatessen. We're se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say 'Bonjour' to Cedric; So Long to P & G

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Blue Donkey Bar on the Upper West Side has closed after complaints to police, specifically from a neighbor. [West Side Rag via Eater] The Upper East Side location of healthy pizza joint Sl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Brian Anscomb, Lawyer, Makes His Girlfriend Eat an iPhone

    ​Today in unprecedented relationship/crime news, Brian Anscomb, a 37-year-old patent attorney in a fight with his 23-year-old girlfriend, "force-fed" an iPhone to her during a fight in their Upper East Side apartment on Saturday, according to the New York Post. This is hard to imagine. Yet, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    French Restaurant Gives Back Michelin Star; Food Blogger Sent to Jail For Negative Review

    ​French eatery Le Lisita just couldn't take the pressure anymore and decided to voluntarily give back its Michelin star after the increased staff costs that came with the ranking hurt profits post-global financial meltdown. [The Telegraph] A food blogger in Taipei was sentenced to 30 days in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Checking Out the Upper East Side Shake Shack

    ​Is that butter on the Shack Burger's bun? When the first Shake Shack opened in Madison Square Park in 2004 - with some grumbling about public space being appropriated for private uses - it was a revelation and an instant hit. Burgers, fries, hot dogs, frozen custard, all like you might find ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2011
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    February 7, 2011

    London Candy Company Coming to the Upper East Side​While some may say that its cheap chocolate isn't as good as our cheap chocolate, Britain certainly has the edge where the names of their cheap chocolate are concerned. Who wouldn't want to buy something called a Percy Pig, Curly Wurly, or Aero? Or a Malteaser or a Crunchie?

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Paty's Taco Truck Returns to Upper East Side, Gets Towed by Cops

    Amy Zimmer/DNAinfo​Paty's Taco Truck, the truck that was kicked out of the Upper East Side a couple of months ago following weeks of ticketing, returned to Lexington Avenue and East 86th Street earlier this afternoon. The NYPD, however, was not moved by its celebratory $1 taco deal, and towed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Wade Burch 'In' at Neely's Pig Parlor; Ivy Stark 'Not In' at Diego

    ​Wade Burch, of Steamer's Landing (and a recent winner of Food Network's Chopped), has been named executive chef of Neely's Pig Parlor, the barbecue joint that fellow Food Networkers the Neelys are opening on the Upper East Side. [Grub Street] Josh Boissy of Le Barricou in Williamsburg is bra ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010


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  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Naruto Ramen: New in Brooklyn

    Naruto ramen​Until now, Park Slope and the surrounding area has had only one ramen to chose from--ZuZu ramen, which serves a delicious, though expensive and not particularly traditional, green curry ramen. Naruto Ramen, a branch of an existing place on the Upper East Side, recently opened wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Christian Ragano Leaves the Windy City for the Big Apple; George Mendes Invites Pastry Chefs to Cook Dinner

    ​Christian Ragano has left his post as executive sous chef at NoMI in Chicago to relocate to his native New York. He'll be the chef de cuisine at the forthcoming New York Central at the Grand Hyatt. [The Feast] Cesare Casella has plans to expand Salumeria Rosi, possibly to the Upper East Side ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2010
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    March 26, 2010

    Staten Island's Talay Thai Plans Monolithic Leap to Yorkville

    yummiec00kies/FlickrMore pad thai for the Upper East Side.​It's not often that Manhattan gets a Staten Island import -- Artichoke has been the only place in recent memory to even vaguely fit the bill -- but that isn't stopping Talay Thai from making grand plans to tear it up in Yorkville. Crai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: Virgin's Breast Pastries, Cod Semen & Sexy Chefs

    This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily rounded up the best cookbooks not of the year but of the entire decade. Let's hope the teens will be as great as the aughties. Slashfood listed the five worst dishes to bring to a party, including breath-ruining hummus, smile-marring spinach, and Cabernet Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Pho 32 & Shabu Opens a Second Location on St. Marks; Iron Sushi Opens on East Tenth Street

    ​Murray Hill's Pho 32 & Shabu is about to open a second location on St. Marks. The Vietnamese/Japanese is located between Saint Marks Comics and Je'Bon and looks like it will start serving noodles and hot pots any day now.Two blocks north, Iron Sushi has opened a third location on East Ten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    La Goulue Bids Adieu​Diner's Journal reports that La Goulue will really and truly close on August 26. The Madison Avenue bistro has been a fixture of Upper East Side society since it opened in 1972, serving pommes frites to the disposably incomed and playing a supporting role in Fatal Attraction and Sex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Survey Says: New Yorkers Pretty Happy with City Services

    The Mayor and the Public Advocate have released results of their NYC Feedback Citywide Customer Survey, which assessed 135,000 respondents' feeling about city services. Most of those questioned found their services excellent-good-fair -- police, fire, schools, libraries, all got 85 percent or highe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Rudy and Judy Renew Their Vows--To Republicanism

    This just in from a reader: "I just voted at Hunter College and Rudy and Judy Giuliani barged in and cut in front of everybody. None of us on the Upper East Side like her because on her third wedding, she wore a tiara...and an ivory gown!"

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    March 14, 2008

    Take the Spitzer Sex Scandal Tour of New York City

    A new tour idea for those irritating double-decker tour buses: the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal NYC tour! See exotic sites such as: The roots of the Emperors Club VIP prostitution ring, in an apartment rented by Mark Brener in Middle Village Queens. ‘Hooker Booker’ Tameka Lewis’ apartment in ... More >>

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    August 31, 2007

    Hate Us or Love Us

    Here it is: Hate Us or Love Us, a weekly round-up of who hearts us and who hates us out dere in da cyberspaces. Bonnie Ruberg handled this week's edition. Look for it every Friday. Following last week’s cover story, Gawker mocks Dr. Brad Abrams’ letter of defense to the public. Meanwhile, an ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 2004

    The Best Votes Money Can Buy

    Facts and figures of the most expensive election campaign in U.S. history

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    October 2, 2001
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    January 4, 2000
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    September 21, 1999

    Sites Unscene

    Evaluating a Summer of Club Closings

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