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Sel et Poivre: French bistro fare on the Upper East Side

Our first night in New York City on this recent trip was spent on the Upper East Side. We were there for the annual meeting of an Italian Renaissance studies society which my sweetie supports, and the event ended with wine and hors d’oeuvres but not a full meal. We have enjoyed several restaurants in the area in past years after this meeting: Bella Blu, Barbaresco, Caravaggio…but we always like to try something different when in town. And given we had reservations for another Italian restaurant the following evening, we wanted to go for a different cuisine for this night.

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Barbaresco Restaurant (Upper East Side, New York City)

Finding an excellent  yet reasonably-priced meal on New York’s Upper East Side can be a bit of a challenge. It’s not exactly NYC’s trendiest dining destination, and a lot of times it seems that the high prices to be found in restaurants there do not reflect the quality of the food served. With that in mind, coming across Barbaresco Restaurant on a recent evening in the area was a truly wonderful delight.

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Italian Times Three in NYC: Caravaggio, Bottega del Vino, and Gallo Nero

Recently I enjoyed a three-day stay in New York City for a conference and then a little relaxation and “playing tourist”. It was a nice getaway for the sweetie and I, and as it happened we ended up dining Italian three times, at three quite different restaurants around the city. Each meal was enjoyable with its own unique pluses – and a few minuses here and there.

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Restaurant review: Sfoglia NYC

Sometimes I just have to admit it: New York City’s restaurant scene and culture simply kicks Philadelphia’s ass. And times I have to admit it are when I discover and visit amazing NYC restaurants like Sfoglia on the Upper East Side. Last night I enjoyed an enchanting, delightful meal there with my sweetie on one of our rare single-day escapes to New York. We tend to end up on the UES a lot so we’ve tried a number of places in the area over the past several years, but Sfoglia was easily the most stunning to date.

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Review: Bella Blu Restaurant, Upper East Side NY

Bella Blu Ristorante

Bella Blu Ristorante

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