Best restaurants in the Upper East Side NYC

The Upper East Side is the portion of Manhattan situated to the east of Central Park. The following 10 best restaurants from the Upper East Side of New York are carefully selected based on the recommendations of many patrons and reviewers. You will find a variety of different cuisines to choose from, all at low to moderate price points. A link to each restaurant's website is provided when available. All the restaurants are within a short walk of subway stations and the nearest station(s) are indicated with each listing.

Prices: $ = $5-10 | $$ = $10-20 | $$$ = $20-30 | $$$$ = $30-40 | $$$$$ = $40+ Price ranges are per person for an average dinner entree. Tip and tax are extra. Lunch menus, where available, are usually less expensive.

Matsu Japanese Cuisine
Near Subway Stations: 4,6 - 68th Street / Hunter College  Address: 403 E 70th St  Phone: (212) 744-4447  Prices: $$  Cuisine: Japanese - Sushi Bar Category: Casual-Elegant  Mini Review: A casual Sushi Bar with reasonably priced sushi which is rare in the Upper East Side

Roma Pizza
Near Subway Stations: 4,5,6 - 86th Street  Address: 1568 3rd Ave  Phone: (212) 369-3455  Prices: $  Cuisine: Pizza Category: Casual - Takeout Mini Review: Ideal 'hole in the wall' for an inexpensive quick bite, their Sicilian crust pizza is very good and they also offer Hero and Sub Sandwiches and Salads. Seating is minimal, so better for takeout.

Good Health Natural Cafe
Near Subway Stations: 4,6 - 77th Street  Address: 1435 1st Ave  Phone: (212) 517-9898  Prices: $$  Cuisine: American - Vegetarian Category: Casual  Mini Review: As the name suggests, this is a good place to come for a healthy fare. You will find healthy substitutes of the popular 'junk foods' such as burgers, tacos, chicken nugget and more. The food is very tasty, the service good and the prices are modest.

Near Subway Stations: 4,6 - 77th Street  Address: 1396 3rd Ave  Phone: (212) 772-3331  Prices: $$  Cuisine: Italian Category: Elegant  Mini Review: This long time Upper East Side Italian boasts very nice decor and atmosphere along with delectable dishes and great service. Their pricing represents excellent value for such an upscale dining experience.

Near Subway Stations: 4,5,6 - 59th Street or N,Q,R - Lexinton Aveune / 59th Street or F - Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street  Address: 1022 3rd Ave  Phone: (212) 980-5678  Prices: $$  Cuisine: Cuban, Caribbean, Latin American Category: Casual - Elegant  Mini Review: Friendly staff and generous portions of tasty Caribbean cuisine in a trendy atmosphere is what you will find at Cabanas, part of a NYC chain.

Ottomanelli NY Grill
Near Subway Stations: 4,6 - 96th Street  Address: 1424 Lexington Ave  Phone: (212) 426-6886  Prices: $$  Cuisine: Steakhouse, Burgers Category: Casual  Mini Review: Burgers, Salads, Steaks, Poultry, Pasta and more are what you will discover at Ottomanellis. Looks more expensive than it is. The burgers are a very good value; even more so at lunchtime.

Gino's Pizzeria
Near Subway Stations: 4,5,6 - 86th Street  Address: 345 E 83rd St  Phone: (212) 717-5336  Prices: $$  Cuisine: Italian, Pizza Category: Casual  Mini Review: More than just pizza this little neighbourhood restaurant does pizza well, but also serves up good pasta and a variety of other Italian dishes. Cash only.

Table D'Hote
Near Subway Stations: 4,6 - 96th Street  Address: 44 E 92nd St  Phone: (212) 348-8125  Prices: $$$  Cuisine: French Category: Casual  Mini Review: This quiet little 'storefront' French Bistro offers a change of pace from the busier and noisier establishments. Good food in a relaxing setting quiet enough to enjoy conversation over your meal.

Joy Burger Bar
Near Subway Stations: 4,6 - 103rd Street  Address: 1567 Lexington Ave  Phone: (212) 289-6222  Prices: $  Cuisine: Burgers Category: Casual  Mini Review: This popular and delightful little burger bar serves, well, hamburgers. No surprise there. Their burgers are well liked by most and they come with a choice of 12 different homemade sauces which is what differentiates them from every other burger joint. Also available are Fruit Smoothies, Milkshake, Wine and Beer, Sandwiches, Salads and Sides.

Heidelberg Restaurant
Near Subway Stations: 4,5,6 - 86th Street  Address: 1648 2nd Ave  Phone: (212) 628-2332  Prices: $$  Cuisine: German Category: Casual  Mini Review: The decor and atmosphere of the Heidelberg will convince you that you really are in an authentic German Beer Garden. This longstanding German Restaurant serves up excellent German fare not to mention the beer. Also offers a fixed price Sunday Brunch. Often has live music on Saturday nights.

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