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The 18 best Upper East Side restaurants in NYC

New York’s best Upper East Side restaurants include iconic burger joints, top-notch sushi counters and French stunners

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By Time Out contributors |
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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

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Restaurants, Thai

THEP

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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. 

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Bagel with lox at Russ & Daughters
Museums, History

Russ & Daughters at The Jewish Museum

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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.

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