The Upper East Side is home to many delicious and innovative restaurants. For our new series, In the Neighborhood, we profile four of favorites. Ranging from haute Italian to classic American, these restaurants are sure to satisfy!
Renowned restaurateurs Chef Stephen Attoe and Robert Caravaggi, former chef and maître d' respectively of legendary Upper East Side boîte, Mortimer's, created Swifty's in 1999. Swifty's combines classic, straight-forward American and European cuisine with impeccable service and warm ambiance. Revolving fine art exhibits in both rooms add to this American bistro's festive atmosphere.
T-Bar Steak & Lounge
A classically-chic Upper East Side eatery, T-Bar Steak and Lounge offers outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space. Under the watchful eye of restaurateur Tony Fortuna and Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, T-Bar is a new spin on the classic upscale steak house. The menu features a wide range of dishes, ranging from well-cooked renditions of classics, to refined and inventive plates, providing the ultimate dining experience.
Iconic Upper East Side restaurant Amaranth continues to thrive – even after 15 years in the business. Owners Paola Pedrignani and Francois Marchand, who recently marked the Mediterranean Bistro's Anniversary with a glamorous celebration for over 500 of their most loyal customers, attribute its long-running success to "staying true to their Mediterranean roots and never compromising on quality."
Renowned Madison Avenue restaurateur Nello Balan has been among the leading lights of New York's dining scene for nearly 25 years despite an ever-changing industry thanks to his unremitting passion and love for what he does. Beloved by his compelling friends – Upper East Siders, powerful players, politicians, celebrities, beauties and intelligentsia – Nello Balan has created a dining institution which endures as a local favorite, for the food and for Nello himself!