This article on the best places to grab a bite to eat in the Upper East Side is brought to you by the workers’ comp lawyers at The Disability Guys.


Diners will love the rustic and relaxing environment that Uva has to offer. Open since 2005, Uva has a main dining room, a private wine cellar, and a patio that is open all year round! The restaurant offers small tapas dishes or large entrees, perfect for any appetite. Brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

Wine lovers should consider using the private cellar at Uva to host their private event! The cellar, which is simply delightful, can fit up to 32 people.


This rustic trattoria filled with farmhouse tables and fresh flowers is a local favorite. The team at Sfoglia regularly changes its seasonal menu and makes the best homemade pasta. The ingredients are fresh and locally sourced as often as possible. A few of our favorite dishes to order include:

  • Gemelli outside of Upper East Side restaurant
  • Tagliatelle
  • Crispy Goat Cheese
  • Parsnip Mash

Each dish can be perfectly paired with one of the many wines available at Sfoglia!

Pastrami Queen

When craving a really good sandwich, Pastrami Queen is the place to go! First-time diners are always amazed by the number of items on the menu and then equally as shocked by how good everything tastes! For those looking for party platters or a platter for an office party, check out Pastrami Queen!

Up Thai

Cozy, comfortable, welcoming are all words that diners have used to describe the setting at Up Thai. Authentic Thai dishes combined with delicious cocktails make for an excellent meal! Lunch and dinner are served at Up Thai, with the option of ordering take-out either via phone or online.

Flex Mussels

It’s hard not to smile when you see a restaurant name like Flex Mussels! This amazing seafood restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. With a massive menu that features so much more than mussels, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Another food that Flex Mussels is famous for might come as a surprise – donuts! Don’t skip a donut for dessert!

The East Pole

When entering The East Pole it’s easy to imagine that a scene from “Mad Men” could have been filmed here. The East Pole features farm to table dishes and focuses on seasonal foods that the team describes as “elegant home cooking”. Simplicity is the key to each tasty item on the menu.

Corporate and private events can be held at The East Pole.

Tanoshi Sushi Sake Bar

This small restaurant provides some of the finest sushi ever created. The culinary team at Tanoshi creates what they call “loosey sushi” that is designed to melt in the mouth so that flavors can blend perfectly. Reservations are encouraged as the restaurant is small!


Beyoglu offers inexpensive Turkish meals but make no mistake – inexpensive doesn’t mean bad food! Our attorneys love to order:

  • Patlican Salatsi
  • Karides Izgara
  • Kilic Sis
  • Doner Kebab

Expect to go home full when eating at Beyoglu!

The Milton

The Milton is an Irish pub that offers great food, happy hour specials, late hour specials, live music, and so much more. The drink menu includes unique cocktails and wines that won’t ever be forgotten. On the weekends, The Milton offers one of the best brunches in the city! Hosting a private party? Contact their team to find out how they can be of service.

This list highlights just a few of the amazing restaurants that can be found in theUpper East Side. Our legal team hopes that you enjoy all the area has to offer. Read our other articles on the best things to do in the Upper East Side and the history of the Upper East Side.