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JG Melon is an Upper East Side burger institution. It's also the best and cheapest thing you can hit for lunch after the Met.
Sushi Seki Upper East Side
Open late and always excellent, Sushi Seki Upper East Side is our favorite sushi restaurant in NYC. Sit at the counter and order piece by piece.
The Penrose is one of several Upper East Side restaurants that are making this neighborhood sort of cool again. Sort of.
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This cafe in NoHo is and always has been where New York City’s most attractively unemployed people come to have breakfast at noon.
Ruffian is a tiny East Village bar with a huge natural wine list and a short menu of really good Mediterranean food.
Evelina is a Mediterranean spot that feels cooler than most of the other neighborhood restaurants in Fort Greene.
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The East Pole
With its downtown vibe and solid menu, The East Pole is exactly the youthful shot in the arm the Upper East Side needed.
Proof that Tanoshi Sushi is well worth your time? It’s on 73rd and York, and always packed. Enough said.
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