Best New Upper East Side Restaurants (East 60s)

the Daily Beast’s article ‘Why the Upper East Side Is Now Cooler Than Brooklyn‘ documented a changing trend in
September of 2014, then today the ‘coolness’ of our neighborhood might be
evidenced by how quickly new restaurants pop up.

Although by no means a definitive list, we sought out the best new
restaurants recently opened nearby the 1871 House. With so many fabulous choices, you
can’t go wrong with a meal on the Upper East Side.

Le Botaniste

The newest addition to the
neighborhood, Le Botaniste describes itself as a” plant-based organic food
and natural wine bar.” We think they’ve outdone themselves re-making their
restaurant space into a beautiful new restaurant. If their food is half as good
as it looks, we’re sure this will be a great place to have a health-conscious
and delicious meal.  833 Lexington Ave

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 St
With Fishtail gone, Theo’s
is now our go-to seafood restaurant in the neighborhood. The restaurant serves
primarily seafood in a romantic, high-class ambiance in the Trump Plaza. 1048 Third Ave

Chef Michael
White made legend status with his Midtown Italian restaurant, Marea, which is
often cited as one of the best in NYC if not the country. Now, White shows how
versatile a chef he is with Vaucluse, his ode to Provencal cooking. 100 E. 63rd St.

Cool Mess
From the folks behind Burger Heaven comes a modern
yet old fashioned ice cream parlor. Make your own ice cream at one of several
long tables quipped with ice cream machines and toppings, or just grab a cone
of delicious gelato from A.B. Biagi. This place is literally across the street
from us! 137 E. 62nd St

Treadwell Park
Opened in December 2015,
Treadwell Park offers 20 rotating draught craft beers & ciders, cask beer,
and hand crafted artisanal cocktails. Best of all, to regulate carbonation for
the different draughts, there’s an on-sight flux capacitor. First Ave & 62nd St

Blu on Park
up three stories of a renovated 1920s residential brownstone, Blu on Park steakhouse offers
a classic American menu of steaks, shellfish, and a raw bar. The first floor
has a bar and lounge, while the third floor is available for bigger parties and
private events.  116 East 60th St.

Service Station
in a former Mobil Gas station, Service Station puts
the focus on both Neapolitan and fried pizza. The consulting chef, Giulio
Adriani, is
affiliated with the Neapolitan Express pizza chain, but Service Station also
offers other dinner entrees like gnocchi and rib eye. 500 East 62nd St.

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. It serves eclectic takes on comfort food
like braised short ribs with honey Sriracha Brussels sprouts. 791 Lexington Ave

Inside the Lowes Regency
Hotel you will find Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar, an espresso and cappuccino bar serving
to-go fare like panino and St. Ambroeus’ beloved desserts, pastries and
croissants, including their signature chocolate mousse cake and Millesfoglie, a
traditional layered puff pastry with vanilla Chantilly cream.

Finally a legitimate Mexican
restaurant in our neighborhood (Chipotle doesn’t count of course). Providing
authentic and delicious Mexican food and drink, you can’t go wrong with this
new restaurant, with its festive outdoor seating for the summer months and
delicious cocktails to keep you warm through the winter. 145 E. 61st
We’re happy to see that
this restaurant has reopened, and even closer to the 1871 House! A widely
popular French bistro known for its fantastic Cajun chicken, brunch and
socialite atmosphere, is now closer than ever after its recent move to a larger
location on East 60th Street. 20 E. 60th
Il Mulino
This uptown outpost of the popular downtown upscale Italian restaurant is a “spare no expense” type of place, in both the service and food. Expect classic dishes like osso bucco done perfectly here. For old school Italian in a modern setting, look no further than Il Mulino. 37 E 60th St 

The former Lumi (you might
remember it from the Sex and the City
movie where Charlotte runs into Big,) is now Cognac East, the sister to
Brasserie Cognac near Carnegie Hall. With white tablecloths, beautiful
surroundings, and French comfort food, you can’t miss this one.
Lexington Ave
With our very own
sophisticated bar for those late-night drinks, who needs to travel all the way
downtown for the bar scene anymore? They serve all kinds of drinks as well as extremely
classy bar food to the point where it’s not really bar food anymore- as in
oysters, caviar, salads and baked mac and cheese. 117 E. 60th St

Set in a cozy townhouse on a quiet corner of the Upper East Side, Casimir & Co offers authentic French cuisine, an approachable wine list, and waiters in suspenders and bow ties. We recommend ordering the restaurant’s signature steak frites. 1022 Lexington Ave

Fancy an upgraded
slice of pizza in the nick of time? Head to Farinella, a to-go pizza parlor where
the pizza is square but delicious. Expect to see toppings like bacon, truffles
and arugula.
788 Lexington Ave
Finally, a
“cool” restaurant on the UES. Opened by the guys behind popular NYC
restaurants Fat Radish and Brinkley’s, The East Pole is a chic dining
destination focusing on market-fresh cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal produce. 133 E. 65th St

Midtown East is a culinary desert no more! The
highly-anticipated restaurant from The Spotted Pig’s April Bloomfield and Ken
Friedman opened their version of an All-American burger joint. Other menu items include smoked
hot dogs, S’mores pie, and jalapeño poppers.  230 E 51st
St. (Midtown East)

An uptown iteration of the wildly popular Orchard Street cafe will open an outpost at the Jewish Museum with a mix of new and old dishes, and items for take-away dining. The restaurant will be entirely kosher. 1109 Fifth Ave.

Caffe dei Fiori
This new Upper East Side restaurant is sure to become the next Lenox Hill neighborhood staple. Owner Daliso Gulmini, a native of Bologna, brings an authentic taste of Italy to NYC. 973 Lexington Ave. 

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