Must-See Upper East Side
by nycgo.com staff , 02/25/2014
Café Boulud. Photo: Jan Bartelsman
Apart from sushi, the Upper East Side is known for its rich reserve of destination restaurants. JoJo is set in a lavish townhouse and has enticed epicures for more than two decades with its celebrated French food. Another hotspot, David Burke Townhouse, offers innovative, whimsical New American cuisine. Daniel Boulud's namesake restaurant Daniel stuns with both its seasonal French offerings and its opulent main dining room. His Café Boulud serves fine French fare in an elegant setting, while brasserie-style meals can be found at Orsay and L'Absinthe Brasserie Restaurant, which practically transports diners à Paris. Tucked inside the landmark Carlyle Hotel is the Carlyle Restaurant, a New York City icon for its old-school atmosphere and its New American take on French cuisine.