Eli Zabar’s 5-year old eatery sits smack dab in the middle of his giant Upper East Side food market. Chef Scott Bieber takes full advantage of his enviable pantry, snatching up all the fresh offerings. You’ll loved the roasted diver sea scallops and grilled asparagus done up in an egg Dijon vinaigrette. Entrées of grilled Copper River sockeye salmon bask in tasty string beans and walnut salsa and grilled (Stone Church Farm) chicken is juicy and tender with delectable artichoke caponata.
A giant slab of the many-layered lemon meringue cake and the soothing earth tones of the elegant dining room make it hard to leave.