We’ve already got you covered on the best Upper East Side bars—now it’s time for the best Upper East Side restaurants in NYC. Whether you have a craving for one of the best delis in NYC, world-class Japanese food or gorgeously roasted chicken dishes, the uptown neighborhood has got something for you.
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Best Upper East Side restaurants
This expansive spot on the UES is trendier than your average hole-in-the-wall Thai spot, thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows and hanging plants. Bring a group of friends to order from the menu that ranges from comfy classics to adventurous palate pleasers.
The Jewish Museum, housed in the 1908 Warburg Mansion, mounts exhibitions of contemproary and modern art related to Judaica. And lucky for hungry visitors, there is a permanent uptown outpost of Russ & Daughters, the iconic Lower East Side purveyor of kosher delicacies like lox, sable and whitefish.