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With a strong roster of dining options, you’re sure to find whatever you’re looking for on the upper east side, whether it’s a meal composed of classic dishes, or small plates of new inventive flavors.

Jackson Hole

Voted “Best Burger” by Time Out New York,  this casual family-owned American eatery, known for its Tex-Mex fare & more is a popular spot among the locals and celebrities alike.

232 E 64th St A, New York, NY 10021
Distance from hotel: 0.1 miles

Tony’s Di Napoli

Tony’s has been serving up family-style comfort food straight out of Napoli since 1959. Here, find all the warmth and hospitality you’d expect from an old-school Italian restaurant, along with heaping platters of pasta, steak and chops, and eggplant parmigiana. Most entrees are made to share so be sure to bring help, especially if you’re daring enough to order the famous 16-ounce. The dining room is charming, with old-school dark wood paneling and overhead crystal chandeliers, and the restaurant seems to encourage the family banter that’s rightfully enjoyed over generous portions of delicious Italian classics.

1081 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10065
Distance from hotel: 0.1 miles

Silver Star Diner

Silver Star is a prime example of classic American food. In true diner form, it never closes and offers everything you’d expect on a diner menu, from breakfast favorites to dinner entrees. Neighborhood locals consider themselves diehard fans of the establishment, and even though prices have soared throughout the years (as they have everywhere), you know you can still get a solid plate of pancakes, a delicious sandwich, or any other form of greasy-spoon fare you might be craving.

1238 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065
Distance from hotel: 0.5 miles

Lilli and Loo

A pan-Asian restaurant a few blocks away from the Gardens Suites Hotel, Lilli and Loo has an extensive menu with something for everyone—and even caters to dietary restrictions with one of the biggest gluten-free Asian menus in the city. The bi-level restaurant touts a pretty comprehensive selection of broadly Asian items, from Chinese roast pork wonton noodle soup to Malaysian seafood laksa and Thai-style fried rice.

792 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065
Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles

The National Bar & Dining Rooms

The National Bar & Dining Rooms is located around the corner from the Fifty Hotel & Suites. Here, find modern takes on classic American and European bistro staples turned out by celebrity chef and hotel impresario Geoffrey Zakarian. Ask for the Ugly Burger and we recommend loading your patty up with bacon and fried egg. Oh, and the space—trimmed with marble tables, a zinc bar, and a bronze staircase—is nothing short of elegant perfection.

*Additionally, hotel guests receive a 10% discount.

557 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.2 miles

Serendipity 3 

Kitsch is on full blast at this beloved East Side establishment founded in 1954 and known for delectable desserts, namely the internationally-renowned trademark Frozen Hot Chocolate. It’s been a favorite of many fashionable stars throughout the years, from Marilyn Monroe to Andy Warhol and erstwhile First Lady Jackie Kennedy. You might also recognize the restaurant from various films, including the 2001 romantic comedy Serendipity, or, more recently, for the stunt-y $1,000 “Golden Opulence Sundae” which is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s most expensive dessert. Taste their new line of super-premium ice cream, 65 years in the making. The decadent line includes eight fantastical flavors, inspired by the restaurant’s signature sundaes, include Frozen Hot Chocolate, Strawberry Fields Sundae, Forbidden Broadway Sundae and Outrageous Banana Split.

225 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.3 miles

Veritable Cafe

Upper East Side destination for fresh and fast eats on the go. Everything is made from scratch and by hand throughout the day using only the most natural ingredients. Perfect for a pick me up or a meal on the go.

1201 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065
Distance from hotel: 0.1 miles

Tao Uptown 

One of the most successful contenders of NYC’s “clubstaurant” era, the interior of Tao is instantly recognizable by its giant Buddha centerpiece. Located just south of Central Park, the uptown location is housed in what was one a 19th century stable for the Vanderbilt family. It serves up the same reliable classics as the downtown flagship, including the now world-famous spicy tuna tartare on crispy rice and the satay of miso-glazed Chilean sea bass.

42 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.9 miles


Carefully crafted, yet bold flavored Mexican restaurant, rooted in tradition with contemporary tastes, Chef Richard Sandoval blends the flavors of his native Mexico with worldly ingredients and creative cooking techniques to create the modern Mexican cuisine. Enjoy dinner or bottomless brunch in this lively atmosphere.

1191 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10065 
Distance from hotel: 0.3 miles

P.J. Clarke’s

P.J. Clarke’s offers traditional American pub food and burgers, but still stands out amongst the rest in the city and is not to be missed. The den of beef may be known for its burgers—including The “Cadillac” made with double-smoked country bacon and American cheese—but you won’t go wrong with steak frites, baby back ribs, or a country-style chicken pot pie either.

915 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles


A local pizzeria and hit among the neighborhood, stop by for a true New York slice that will have you craving for more.

1162 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10065
Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles

The Bar Room

Fancy a date night? This stylish, sophisticated bistro delivers a consistently strong experience complete with imaginative New American plates, craft beer, and cocktails. From Korean BBQ-inspired salmon to pork chops and a house cheddar burger with truffle aioli, there’s something for every palate here. Pro-tip: they’ve also got a fantastic $10 cocktail happy hour every day from 4 to 6pm and yes, that is pocket-friendly by New York standards!

117 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles

Alice’s Tea Cup

If you’re looking to be pampered and refueled after a day in the concrete jungle, kick up your feet and tumble down this rabbit hole. Alice’s Tea Cup is a whimsical tea parlor designed in the likeness of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The teahouse serves an impressive array of brewed varieties and scrumptious pastries, ideal for a delightful tea party for all ages; however, children especially will enjoy the literary themes and colorful designs.

156 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065
Distance from hotel: 0.1 miles


Elio’s has endured as one of the Upper East Side’s best and most storied Italian joints for decades, thanks to the buzzy atmosphere and keen sense that you never know who you might spot slurping down one of the menu’s seven different spaghettis. The place is usually crowded but you’ll no doubt fit in with the lively crowd and quickly acclimate to the familial atmosphere. Elio’s has retained much of the same charm it opened with and looks the part with wood-paneled walls and modest decor, but the food is the shining star of this New York institution.

1621 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028
Distance from hotel: 1.4 miles

JG Melon

One of the most beloved burger joints in New York, JG Melon is known primarily for one thing: a simple, affordable quality cheeseburger. But there are tons of things that make the place special, from the signature green-and-white tablecloths to the round fries and the pub-style selection of beers. Opened in 1972, the place has retained much of its old-school charm—and yes, it’s cash only.

1291 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021
Distance from hotel: 0.8 miles

Rosa Mexicano

The Upper East Side outpost of this successful locally-grown Mexican group is a colorful modern space with festive decorations and a lively atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano has become popular for introducing high-quality authentic regional Mexican cuisine to New York City, using fresh ingredients to present favorites like the guacamole, prepared table-side, and the signature beer-and-lemon-marinated short ribs with salsa ranchera. Make sure you come thirsty—their frozen margaritas are hard to pass up!

1063 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 1.1 miles

Public House
Causal Cocktails. Comfortable Food. Public House lives up to its mantra as a great place for a quick bite to eat or a savory cocktail. Located in Midtown, right near Grand Central, relax and unwind at this iconic after work institution with casual dining and even better drink specials. Dance the night away as Public House becomes a lively atmosphere at night, turing into an exciting dance bar.
*Guests of  the hotel will receive 10% off their entire bill when presenting their room key

140 East 41st Street, New York, NY 10017
Distance from hotel: 1.5 miles

Cask Bar & Kitchen
Local neighborhood bar set in Murray Hill, with a causal yet comfy atmosphere. Enjoy a wide range of craft beers and delicious comfort food to delight your taste buds.
*Hotel guest, when showing their room key card will receive 20% off their entire bill for lunch and 15% off their entire bill for dinner.

167 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016
Distance from hotel: 1.8 miles



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