Owned by the people responsible for the popular Grace’s Marketplace, this Upper East Sider (whose decor teeters between Tuscan trattoria and English tearoom) is a home away from home for its mature regulars. Over his six-year tenure, chef Joe Trama has cut back on menu changes, and now offers his more daring dishes (like wild striped bass in a lemon-caper sauce) as specials. It’s best to stick to basics: fettuccine in lobster sauce, Chilean sea bass, brick-oven pizza. Do luxuriate in the waitstaff’s unfailing attentiveness and reliable advice.
|Venue name:||Grace’s Trattoria|
201 E 71st St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–3:30pm, 5–10pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–3:30pm, 5–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 68th St–Hunter College|
|Price:||Average main course: $19. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|