Our 10 Best Upper East Side Restaurants, 2013 Edition
4. Sfoglia Like a movie star in a sleepy town, Sfoglia gets a lot of recognition on the Upper East Side. And for good reason. With just ten tables and a truly "on the farm" aesthetic, the rustic Italian dishes seem to shine all the way to Midtown. Their chicken al mattone, crispy and moist, is worth however long it takes you to score a reservation. 1402 Lexington Avenue, 212-831-1402
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3. Beyoglu It's not difficult to understand why this Third Avenue restaurant is constantly packed with diners. The menu's staple items (mezze plates, donor kebabs, whole grilled striped bass) are among the best Turkish offerings in the city. Low price tags and tons of outdoor seating also make for large crowds.
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200 East 81st Street, 212-650-0850
2. Hospoda Order a Pilsner and prepare for an evening of thoughtful small plates at this Czech-influenced restaurant. The fried egg bread, crusty and warm over sliced ham, will evoke memories of soul-warming hostel breakfasts in Prague. Heartier diners should order the local duck breast, playfully flecked with huckleberries. This newish gastropub still feels like an undiscovered gem and is the ideal place to warm up on a chilly evening. 321 East 73rd Street, 212-861-1038