The first J.G. Melon opened on the Upper East Side in the 1970’s, and now there are a few other locations around the city. They all have the same old-school pub feel, the same green-and-white checkered tablecloths, and, most importantly, the same burger. That’s really why you come here. It's the perfect size, and probably pretty close to what most people picture when they think of the word “hamburger.” We also like the fact that the fries here come in an oval shape, and, despite the fact that this UWS location is relatively new, it still feels like a classic NYC institution.
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Mama’s Too is a tiny pizza place on the Upper West Side, and it’s where you’ll find some of the best slices in the area. Get the square pepperoni one.
The Smith Lincoln Center
That's right, another Infatuation review for yet another location of The Smith. Why? Because The Smith is always there when you need it to be. Sometimes for the food. Sometimes for the bathroom. Either way, it's there, and it's good.
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While the burger and the brunch menu are great, the rest of the menu at Cafe Colette falls short.
Faun is an excellent neighborhood spot in Prospect Heights serving seasonal, Italian-inspired food. Eat pasta on their patio whenever possible.
Clay is an American restaurant in Harlem that’s perfect for a special-but-not-too-formal dinner with a date or your family.
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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.
Heidi’s House By The Side Of The Road
Heidi’s House is a good spot to drop in for a drink and some affordable bar food on the Upper East Side.
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