Neighborhood Restaurants

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1871 House is an Upper East Side NYC B&B surrounded by many phenomenal restaurants (too many to list!). We've compiled a short list of some of the nearby restaurants including some of our favorites.  

Alice's Tea Cup Chapter II
Rebelling against the notion that tea must be confined to the afternoon, this wonderland serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. All that plus over a hundred teas, a takeout counter, a private party room, and enough tchotchkes to drive any Hatter mad.
156 E. 64th Street (between Lexington & 3rd Avenue)
New York, NY 10065

Classic Mediterranean flavors with farm-to-table sensibilities are a tempting mix at this Periyali sib tucked away near Bloomie's, which also surprises Midtowners with a biodynamic wine list; pleasant service and rustically stylish decor.
115 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10065

Aka air-kissing central, this buzzy Madison Avenue–area Med is the kind of place where the better-than-average food is incidental to the social scene.
21 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065

Anassa Taverna
The Avra team is behind this upscale Greek arrival, serving up grilled seafood and other traditional faves; the rustic-chic bi-level space fills up quickly after work, with many crowding around the lively bar for wine and cocktails.
200 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

Located in the prestigious Hotel Plaza Athenee on 64th Street between Madison and Park Avenues, Arabelle Restaurant combines fine dining cuisine in a contemporary elegant setting with first class service and Upper East Side charm. A treasured secret for over two decades, this legendary establishment which has been recently refurbished, is also a popular locale for private social events and weddings.
37 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065

More proof that the Upper East Side is becoming the place to be. This restaurant moved up here from its long-time home on Bleecker Street. In their words: "Mussels steamed with lemon beer broth and kale, Roasted Squash Ravioli, and Braised Short Ribs with Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts are a few of the iconic August dishes served at the uptown location, along with inventive new entrees like Cauliflower Risotto made with white chocolate. The wood and velvet chairs at the bar give guests a perfect vantage point of the cool and sophisticated decor while enjoying an expertly executed cocktails from a rotating list."
791 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065

The Bar Room
What if perennial West Village hotspot Bar Six got a haircut, donned some chinos and moved uptown?
It might look like The Bar Room. The bar’s a magnet, and the volume can get deafening. If you visit after work, prepare to shout. Better yet, focus on the plate, savor the grownup surroundings, and relish the fact that you’ve got one up on the kids downtown.
117 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

Bella Blu

Get happy at this popular Italian serving a high-quality menu led by fantastic pizzas! Granted, it's pricey, but a visit to Bella Blu is still much cheaper than airfare to Italy right now, and the food absolutely on par with what you can enjoy in the mother country.
967 Lexington Avenue (70th Street)
New York, NY 10021

Le Bilboquet
No reservations. The perfect amount of snob appeal backed up with great wine, great bistro food (cajun chicken is the 'go to' order here), and a great scene.
20 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

Bistro Chat Noir
A low-key fave in a chic address off Madison Avenue, this Gallic Eastsider caters to fashionable folk with Parisian intimacy and quite good French bistro fare dispensed in a snug setting; tabs are expensive, but a fantastic owner and convivial staff keep customers satisfied.
22 East 66th Street
New York, NY 100655

Burger Heaven
In an ever changing New York landscape, one can always rely on the comfort of knowing that Burger Heaven is nearby. Four generations of Burger Heaven Family ownership is a testament to this New York City landmark that has withstood the test of time for over 70 years.
804 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065

Café Boulud
Daniel Boulud's mastery shows through at this Upper East Side oasis of refinement, where perfectionist chef Gavin Kaysen wows a smartly dressed, blue-blood crowd with exquisite French cuisine set down by discreet servers who make you feel special; the soothing atmosphere is perfect for conversation so long as you can afford the tab – for tighter budgets, the prix fixe lunch is a terrific bargain.
20 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021

Club Macanudo
A now-scarce chance to enjoy a smoke in classic style, this clubby Upper East Side cigar bar invites corporate types to puff premium stogies, sip high-end cocktails and feel like a king; it's an old-boy milieu with a dress code and minimal scene, but the mature gentlemen in attendance like it like that.
26 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065

Still the hautest of haute after two decades, Daniel Boulud's magnificent Eastsider offers a religious experience via otherworldly prix fixe–only New French cuisine, an exquisite, jackets-required setting and near-flawless service. P.S. the comparatively casual lounge offers à la carte dining.
60 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

An intimately-scaled, old-fashioned chop & fish joint beloved by neighborhood regulars and others for its authentic, of-another-era, New York dining experience. The food served at Donohue's is honest, basic fare. There's nothing fussy, frothy, or trendy about it. I'd characterize the kitchen's output as a couple steps up from pub fare. The restaurant's chalkboard menu pretty much sums it up, listing entrées of steak, pork chops, chicken-pot-pie, broiled fish, and broiled scallops. You can get an order of lamb chops there, too.
845 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 744-0938

East Pole
The East Pole is housed in an historic brownstone on a quiet block of 65th Street. Drawing on old maps and subtle nautical accents, the main dining room & bar is timeless and sophisticated with a clean, simple aesthetic focusing on high quality materials. The menu features simple yet elevated home cooking with a focus on local, seasonal, organic produce and sustainably sourced proteins. For Drinks, our signature cocktail menu & full bar service, with a focus on small batch distilleries, breweries & wineries are all available.
133 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

Felice Wine Bar
Inspired by the sophisticated streets of Florence and the Rustic warmth of the Tuscan countryside, this cozy NYC newcome showcases a relaxed ambience, with subdued lighting and exposed brick walls lined with wine.
1166 1st Avenue (64th Street)
New York, NY 10065

Fig & Olive
A buzzy, glamorous feel pervades these trendy Mediterraneans featuring fresh, tasty, kinda pricey fare (with cute olive oil tastings), and lovely decor. The huge Meatpacking mother ship is more hip than its smaller East Side satellites, which make classy after-shopping options.
808 Lexington Avenue (Between 62nd and 63rd Street)
New York, NY 10065

Fred's At Barneys New York
Fred's is smartly perched up on the ninth floor in a warm and woody setting, and has transformed what was once an occasionally overbearing henhouse into a respectably buzzy place for ladies (or women) who lunch, as well as the men who love (or walk) them.
660 Madison Avenue, 9th floor (Between 60th and 61st Street)
New York, NY 10065

Il Mulino
This is where old-school waiters stuff you with freebies before rolling out outstanding Italian cooking in copious portions; despite crowded conditions and outdated decor, it's an expense-account paradise – if you can manage a reservation.
37 E 60th St
New York, NY 10065
(212) 750-3270

The intimate rooms at this East Side Jean-Georges Vongerichten French bistro lure plutocrats in the mood for romance; the cooking is excellent, although pricey, prix fixe deals carry the day.
160 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065

Maison Hugo
Chef Florian V. Hugo trained with some of the best chefs in France (Paul Bocuse and Alain Ducasse), so you might expect his own restaurant to be very good. Opened this fall, the modern French brasserie is proving to be a good place for comfort food as well as a classy, upscale meal.
132 E 61st Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues
New York, New York 10065

Match 65
This visually brasserie-like eatery is flanked by large hanging mirrors and boasts a zinc bar imported from France. They serve up a smattering of classics from the Gallic kitchen: coq au vin, steak frites, croque monsieur. But well-groomed Upper East Siders come for something else: the sushi.
29 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

Mon Petit Cafe

A little bit of Paris in the shadow of Bloomingdale's, this 30-year-old vet offers homey French staples that are a great break in the middle of an intense shopping day; the tearoom-style room may not meet the standards of the Designers Guild, but sweet service lends a cozy vibe.
801 Lexington Ave (62nd Street)
New York, NY 10021

Le Pain Quotidien
For an unfussy coffee-shop alternative, try this quickie Belgian bakery/cafe chain patronized for its easy, inexpensive menus (with many organic choices) served in rustic, woody rooms.
833 Lexington Avenue (64th Street)
New York, NY 10021

Patsy's Pizzeria
Since 1933 Patsy’s Pizzeria has been serving up thin crust, brick oven pizza. Homemade mozzarella, fresh tomato sauce and a choice of a dozen fresh toppings. Full Italian menu, salads, a complete wine list & desserts.
206 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
(212) 688-9707

The Pembroke Room at the Lowell Hotel
Gracious warmth and style envelopes The Pembroke Room at The Lowell. Nestled in a serene setting on the second floor, The Pembroke Room is one of New York City’s best kept secrets and is favored by those that meet for power breakfast, as well as weekend brunch, afternoon tea, pre theater dinner and cocktails.
28 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065

The Plaza Food Hall
The Plaza Food Hall opened in its 32,000-square-foot space in 2012. Whether you're a born-and-bred New Yorker looking to enjoy childhood favorites or a visitor who wants to sample a cross-section of the city's best, you truly can find it all under the famous gabled roof of The Plaza.
1 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

This food hall features the following selection of New York favorites:
Billy’s Bakery
Francois Payard Patisserie
Kusmi Tea
Lady M
La Maison du Chocolat
Luke’s Lobster
No. 7 Sub
Olma Caviar Boutique & Bar
Pain D’Avignon
Sabi Sushi
Three Tarts
Vive la Crepe
William Greenberg Desserts
YoArt Frozen Yogurt Boutique

Rotisserie Georgette
Georgette Farkas, Daniel Boulud’s former PR czar, strikes out on her own at this instant hit opposite Barney’s where the rustic French offerings are prepared on a rotisserie in an open kitchen. The classy, salonlike setting is a magnet for sophisticated Upper East Side types, and the dish to order is the roast chicken for two, accompanied by seared foie gras and wild rice stuffing.
14 East 60th Street
New York, New York 10022


The quality shines at chef Cesare Casella's molto Italiano Upper West Side enoteca/salumeria, where the cured meats, Tuscan small plates and wines seem like a gift from the mother country; the roomier Madison Avenue spin-off serves much of the same in a more upscale, white-tableclothed room.
903 Madison Ave
New York, NY
(212) 517-7700

Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar
To complement the espresso and cappuccino bar offerings and new take-out concept, the Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar menu also features warm pressed Panini and Sant Ambroeus’ beloved desserts, pastries and croissants. Guests can also enjoy a selection of the brand’s celebrated savory Paninetti, soft home-baked rolls with a delicate crust perfumed with olive oil, and Le Foccaccine, a flaky and slightly salted interpretation of Focaccia. Afternoon and evening hours will also offer a menu of delectable cocktails and wines by the glass.
540 Park Avenue, NY 10021
Tel. 212-339-4051

Sel & Poivre
In a town famous for relentless creativity and giddy innovation, the small French bistro Sel & Poivre provides a comforting alternative: familiarity, along with a reliable menu. The classic fare here gratifies without electrifying, which clearly charms a clientele who don’t want a side of thrills with dinner.
853 Lexington Avenue (Near 65th Street)
New York, NY 10065

Serafina Always
Everyone from families to fashionistas turns up at this easy Italian mini-chain that's renowned for its super thin-crust pizzas, backed up with satisfying if basic pastas and salads; expect a hectic scene and rushed service, but also a good buy for your buck.
29 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065

Serendipity 3
Must-try frozen hot chocolate is the signature dish (everything else is a prelude) at this whimsical East Side sweets 'n' gifts shop that's been around since 1954; despite pricey rates, sassy service and crazy crowds, it's still a magnet for tourists and grandchildren alike.
225 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

Sette Mezzo
The simple Italian fare is excellent but almost beside the point at this Upper East Side cognoscenti clubhouse. Great service comes with a high tab.
969 Lexington Ave (Between 70th and 71st Street)
New York, NY 10021

Tony's Di Napoli
Tony has served up some of the best Old New York Italian favorites since he first opened his first location in 1959. The cooking comes from Southern Neopolitan traditions, and are served up in huge family style platters that serve 2 to 3 people
1081 3rd Avenue (64th Street)
New York, NY 10021

Todd English Food Hall at the Plaza (Concourse level)
A European-inspired specialty food hall — offers the finest fresh, prepared, and gourmet foods. Designed by renowned architect Jeffrey Beers, The Todd English Food Hall mirrors the aesthetics of the finest food specialty markets throughout the world.
Known for his interpretation of rustic Mediterranean cuisine, Chef Todd English expands his culinary borders to international flavors, creating a true dine-around experience among the nine diverse food stations (Ocean Grill & Oyster Bar, Noodle & Dumpling Bar, Pasta Bar, Sushi Bar, The Grill, Taqueria, Pizza, Cheese & Charcuterie, Wine Bar and Patisserie).
1 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

Via Quadronno
A restaurant and paninoteca. It is the perfect stop after a visit to one of your favorite museums or on the way home from a long day. With our warm and inviting atmosphere, you will find people standing at the coffee bar sipping espresso while crusty Paninis topped with cheeses, truffles, and high quality cured meats, are made to order in our tiny kitchen. Steeped in Milanese traditions, Via Quadronno is famous for not only our mouth watering Paninis, but also for our unforgettable cappuccinos and scrumptious homemade pastries.
25 East 73rd Street
(212) 650-9880

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