Upper Manhattan: 5 Restaurants We Love!

10.June 2016

The East Pole
The East Pole, on the Upper East Side, is housed in an historic brownstone on a quiet block of 65th Street. Drawing on old maps and subtle nautical accents, the main dining room & bar is timeless and sophisticated with a clean, simple aesthetic focusing on high quality materials. The menu features simple yet elevated home cooking with a focus on local, seasonal, organic produce and sustainably sourced proteins. For drinks, they have a signature cocktail menu, and focus on small batch distilleries, breweries & wineries.

La Grenouille
La Grenouille is a family owned restaurant running since 1962, with a glamorous reputation that preceeds it. It is one of those rare fine-dining palaces, whose prestige is not driven by its chef; it is more cherished for impeccable consistency than for culinary innovation. You can be confident that each dish on the menu will be prepared and served exactly as it should be, and will be the best example of that dish in the city. Don't miss the Dover sole and Gran Marnier souffle!

Cafe Carlyle
The golden age of New York cabaret comes alive each night at Café Carlyle. With an authentic Manhattan backdrop and a soundtrack that is classic cabaret, Café Carlyle is known for headlining incredible talents; including Sutton Foster, Judy Collins and Woody Allen, who regularly appears to jam with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. Music has been an essential part of The Carlyle, and it is on spectacular display at the Café Carlyle since its debut in 1955. The atmosphere is truly matchless!

Amaranth is located just off Madison Avenue on 62nd Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, in the heart of the most famous shopping strip of the Upper East Side of Manhattan and few steps from Central Park. They credit their success to a very honest approach to Mediterranean cuisine: a fusion of original Italian food and French food, great hospitality and the highest quality of ingredients used in their recipes. Even former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is a fan.

Chef Bill Telepan acclaimed former chef of the 3-star Judson Grill will serve the very best and freshest of seasonal foods impeccably prepared and paired with an interesting, hand- picked and reasonably priced selection of wines. Ruth Reichl described his cooking as
“…extremely eloquent; each of [his] unassuming dishes roars with flavor, and the minute you finish one bite you instantly want another. His direct style draws diners into a vibrant interplay of textures, tastes and colors.” Telepan, an exciting new destination located in the heart of the Upper West Side, will welcome fine dining enthusiasts from around the city, as well as the pre- and post-theater Lincoln Center crowd.