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Upper East Top Dining Spots

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When you’re living in the best luxury apartments NYC has to offer, it makes perfect sense that there would be plenty of amazing restaurants offering luxurious gourmet meals right in your neighborhood. With that said, we’re going to take a look at today’s hottest eateries on the Upper East Side.

We’ll discuss the delectable goodness and amazing meals at such fine dining establishments including Café D Alsace, Candle 79, Cavatappo Grill and Wine Bar, and Delizia 92.

All of these amazing restaurants are located right on the Upper East Side, in the vicinity of the hottest luxury apartments on this side of New York City.

Café D Alsace**

Located on the corner of 88th St. and 2nd Avenue on the Upper East Side, executive chef Philippe Roussel has taken traditional French cuisine to the next level!

He creates amazing Alsatian dishes that are very pleasing to the taste buds. You’re going to love his delectable culinary creations including the Trout Almondine, the Tart Flambee, the Choucroute De Poissons, the Choucroute Garnie, and his signature dish the Cassoulet of white beans, duck confit, garlic sausage and foie gras.

But that’s not all, because this restaurant also makes some amazing sweet treats and other mouthwatering desserts.

So if you’re in the mood for something sweet, you’ll definitely enjoy the chef’s specialty Caramelized Apple Tart, the traditional Alsatian cookies called Mignardises, the tantalizingly tasty Chocolate Tart, and the terrific Pear Feuillete, which is a pear layered with puff pastry and crème legere.

All in all, if you are looking for an incredible culinary experience, a delightful meal and a beautiful ambience, then you should definitely check out Café D Alsace for the culinary delight of a lifetime.

NYC Candle 79

Located at 154 E. 79th St. on the Upper East Side, Candle 79 is the hottest vegan restaurant in the neighborhood. Billed as NYC’s premier vegan oasis, they serve creative, delicious meals that are fresh from farm to table. They also offer a wide array of wine, beers, spirits, and they even have an elegant eco-bar for happy patrons to enjoy.

Candle 79 really cares about the environment. Their entire philosophy is focused on compassionate, local, elegant, green, organic, and seasonable dishes. So when you step inside, you’re going to discover a world filled with beautiful and sustainable food and drinks.

If you’re visiting for brunch, our favorite delectable vegan dishes include the Strawberry French Toast, the Homestyle Pancakes, the Benedict 79, the Nuevos Rancheros, the Mixed Grain Waffles and more. Also at brunch, they offer Tempeh Bacon and seasonal fruit as side dishes. And they even have Juice, Smoothies, Bloody Marys, and Mimosas to help you start your day right. It should also come as no shock to you that they have many wonderful gluten-free options for those suffering from celiac disease or other gluten sensitivities.

If you’re stopping in for lunch, some of their best vegan lunch options include the Vegetable Quesadilla, the Beet Salad, the Avocado Salad, the Grilled Kale, the Hydrogarden Farm Edamame, the Live Young Coconut Pad Thai, the Live Avocado-Jicama Tartare, and many more enchanting dishes.

On their dinner menu, Candle 79 has many great tasting dinner entrées including the Homemade Live Cheese Platter, the Fall Vegetable Ravioli, the Pomegranate BBQ Seitan Skewers, the Rosemary Grilled Portobello Steak, the Spaghetti and Wheat Balls, the Live Zucchini Lasagna, the Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Cake, and so many other amazing choices.

And for dessert, Candle 79 has a range of delicious options including regular or decaffeinated coffee and tea, herbal teas, specialty coffee drinks like the Americano, macchiato, espresso, cappuccino, latte, chai latte and more.

Their sweet desserts include the Apple Crumb Pie, Cannolis, the Housemade Ice Cream and Sorbet Sampler, the Live Sweet Potato Pie, the Berry Crumble, the Mexican Chocolate Brownie, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss, and more.

As you can see, Candle 79 is an amazing vegan restaurant focused on sustainability, compassion, and delicious food. Do not hesitate to stop in for the entertaining atmosphere while enjoying a great meal, good company, and a wonderful experience.

Cavatappo Grill and Wine Bar

Located at 1712 First Ave. on the Upper East Side, this gorgeous restaurant offers a wide variety of delectable dishes.

Formally known as Luca Restaurant, it’s located right in the heart of the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and it’s near the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s right next to Central Park.

If you’re enjoying a beautiful night out with family and friends, stopping into Cavatappo Grill and Wine Bar will be a perfect addition to an already exciting evening.

Cavatappo offers a wide range of ravishing entrées including the Grilled Salmon, the Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna, their signature Roasted Cornish Game Hen, the Braised Lamb Shank with Israeli Cous Cous, the Chicken Milanese, the Grilled Shrimp and Moroccan Cous Cous, and many more amazing options.

And if you’re in the mood for dessert, they have a extensive range of out of this world, great tasting choices including the Chocolate Molten Cake, the Tiramisu, the Crème Caramel, the Pear Almond Tart, and many more sweet treats.

Stop in for a visit the next time you’re enjoying an enchanting evening on the Upper East Side.

Delizia 92

Located at 1762 2nd Ave. on the corner of 92nd St. on the Upper East Side, this classy restaurant offers great options whether you’re dining in or picking up food to go.

If you’re eating on the run, their choices include Pizza, Pasta, Risotto, Homemade Soups, Hot Heroes and Slices, Veal, Poultry, Seafood, Vegetables, and much more.

If you’re dining in, you can get everything mentioned above as well as the Antipasto, Zuppe, Vegetale, Farinacei, Rissoto, Pollo, Pesce, Bevande and they have an amazing wine list.

Whether dining in or picking up your food to go, Deizia 92 is the best place for gourmet Italian food on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.


If you’re looking for hot, trendy restaurants on the Upper East Side, we highly recommend stopping in for a bite to eat at any or all of the restaurants that we’ve mentioned today. You won’t be disappointed.