Poke doesn’t play by your rules. They’re cash-only, they don’t take reservations, and they’re BYOB. Those first two things are a little annoying but the third one’s alright. Bring a bottle of wine and expect a wait. The sushi is good and fresh, and that makes this a solid casual-dinner option on the UES.
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Bluestone Lane Coffee
The Upper East Side location of Bluestone Lane is in a very pretty old church. It’s a nice place for a quick coffee or a slower brunch.
Café Boulud is a casual sister restaurant to Daniel, but there’s not very much that’s casual about it.
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For all of the things that Williamsburg does have when it comes to restaurants, one thing it doesn’t seem to have is excellent sushi. Unfortunately, Bozu only proves that point.
15 East is an expensive sushi spot near Union Square. It works for a quiet, upscale meal in the area.
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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.
THEP is a solid Upper East Side Thai spot with a long menu, an attractive space, and some outdoor seating.
Candle Cafe is one of your only vegan options on the Upper East Side, but it’s also pretty good.
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