Tag Archives: Visiting the Upper East Side

Asian 59 Inc.

Asian 59 Inc. 207 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022

In honor of Small Business Saturday, I am featuring wonderful reasonable restaurants in New York City. Don’t miss this little gem by Bloomingdale’s.

general tso's chicken

Asian 59 Inc. food is excellent!

Dining on a Shoe String in NYC

Asian 59 Inc.

207 59th Street

New York, NY  10022

Phone: (212) 371-4777/1201/8651

Fax: (212) 371-5787

Open: Monday-Saturday-11:00am-10:30pm/Sunday-12:00pm-10:30pm

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60763-d3899941-Reviews-Asian_Eatery-New_York_City_New_York.html?m=19905

This amazing little hole in the wall restaurant is a the perfect retreat when visiting the Upper East Side shopping district or fighting the crowds at Bloomingdale’s. Like most of the non-descript Chinese restaurants that line the streets and avenues of Manhattan, Asian 59 stands out for its very friendly service, reasonable prices and excellent food.

When I was finishing my blog on walking the Upper East Side for my other blog, “MywalkinManhattan”, I had passed this restaurant several times and saw that it was very busy at lunch time and thought that last day in the neighborhood I would try it. I was very happy with the whole experience.

The first time I ate at Asian 59 was for lunch. Their lunch specials are extremely reasonable…

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East Garden Chinese Restaurant

East Garden Chinese Restaurant 1685 First Avenue New York, NY 10128

In honor of Small Business Saturday, I am featuring wonderful reasonable restaurants in New York City. The restaurant’s lunch specials are delicious and plentiful.

beef with string beans

The food here is excellent!

 

Dining on a Shoe String in NYC

East Garden Chinese Restaurant

1685 First Avenue

New York, NY  10128

Phone: (212) 831-5900

Tele/Fax: (212) 831-6251

Free Delivery: minimum order of $7.00. Place your order by phone and it will be ready when you arrive.

Business hours:

Monday-Friday 11:30am-10:30pm

Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm-10:30pm

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60763-d12860202-Reviews-East_Garden_Chinese_Restaurant-New_York_City_New_York.html?m=19905

East Garden Chinese Restaurant is worth the special trip up the Q subway train or if you are going to the Metropolitan Art Museum and want a quick lunch. Their food is wonderful, perfectly cooked and full of flavor. The best part is that they have lunch specials that start at $5.95 that come with fried rice or white rice (you can add for an extra $1.00 Wonton, Egg Drop or Hot & Sour Soup). Their combination plates run between $8.75-$9.25 and include pork fried rice and an egg roll.

My first trip to the restaurant (See TripAdvisor for my review), I…

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La Crosta Restaurant & Gourmet Pizzeria 436 East 72nd Street New York, NY 10021

In honor of Small Business Saturday, I am featuring wonderful reasonable restaurants in New York City. Don’t miss this pizzeria’s lunch specials. They are excellent!

La Crosta Pizza II

The selection of entrees at La Crosta Pizzeria.

Dining on a Shoe String in NYC

La Crosta Restaurant & Gourmet Pizzeria

436 East 72nd Street

New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 472-5004

Fax: (212) 472-4999

Free Delivery

Open 7 days a week from 11:00am-10:00pm

All major credit cards excepted

http://www.lacrostapizzanyc.com

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60763-d2285056-Reviews-La_Crosta_Restaurant_Gourmet_Pizzeria-New_York_City_New_York.html?m=19905

I came across La Crosta when I first started to walk the rim of the middle section of the Upper East Side for my blog, “MywalkinManhattan.com” and found it was hidden behind some scaffolding around the building that it is located in. I saw several people walking in and decided to take a peek at the menu. It was very nice, very reasonable and had a nice selection. Their reviews on both TripAdvisor, Google and Yelp were very encouraging so when I did the extensive walk of the Avenues and then the Streets of the neighborhood, I decided to try it for lunch a few times. I have to say…

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Burger One Coffee Shop

Burger One Coffee Shop 1150 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10075

In honor of Small Business Saturday, I am featuring wonderful restaurants that are reasonable in New York City. The Club sandwiches here are great.

Burger One IV

So are the burgers.

Burger One III

Dining on a Shoe String in NYC

Burger One Coffee Shop

1150 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY  10075

Phone: (212) 737-0095

Fax: (212) 737-3061

http://www.burger1nyc.com

Open: Monday-Friday-6:30am-8:00pm/Saturday-7:00am-6:00pm/Sunday-8:00am-6:00pm

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60763-d550667-Reviews-Burger_One-New_York_City_New_York.html?m=19905

I had passed Burger One a few times when visiting the Upper East Side and this little ‘hole in the wall’ restaurant was very busy feeding the locals who came in for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their prices are amazing reasonable for all items (especially in a place like the Upper East Side) and they have a nice selection of items for all meals.

The first time I went to Burger One was the first day of walking the Avenues of the Upper East Side (See review on TripAdvisor). The place was humming along with people ordering their lunches and dinners and their delivery guy dashing in and out of the place.

I ordered a Cheeseburger Deluxe (which is a 8 ounce freshly scooped burger)…

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Corrado Bread & Pastry

Corrado Bread & Pastry 960 Lexington Avenue @ 70th Street New York, NY

In honor of Small Business Saturday, I am featuring wonderful restaurants that are reasonable in New York City.

Corrado Bread & Bakery

Corrado Bread & Pastry’s outdoor cafe.

Dining on a Shoe String in NYC

Corrado Bread & Pastry

960 Lexington Avenue @70th Street

New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 774-1904

Fax: (212) 774-1905

http://www.corradocafeat70th.com

Hours: Monday-Friday-7:00am-8:00pm/Saturday-8:00am-7:00pm/Sunday-8:00am-6:00pm

*Prices are subject to change/Cakes of any size can be made to order, some items require 48 hours.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60763-d1557807-Reviews-Corrado_Bread_and_Pastry-New_York_City_New_York.html?m=19905

I came across Corrado Bread & Pastry shop when I was walking around the Upper East Side for my blog, “MywalkinManhattan.com” and looked in the window to see a large display of pastries and sandwiches and decided I needed a dessert and walked in. What a delicious variety of foods so beautifully displayed and so colorfully placed like jewels in a case. The best part is that everything I tried was delicious and their prices are very fair for the neighborhood.

This indoor/outdoor cafe is a block from the main campus of Hunter College and caters to everyone from the college students up for coffee and pastries between classes…

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The Pho 6

The Pho 6 222 East 51st Street New York, NY 10022

In honor of Small Business Saturday, I am featuring wonderful restaurants that will not break the budge in New York City.

Pho 6
The best spring rolls around.

Dining on a Shoe String in NYC

The Pho 6

222 East 51st Street

New York, NY 10022

(917)261-5050

Open: Monday-Friday 11:30am-9:30pm/Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm-9:30pm

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60763-d17307202-Reviews-The_Pho_6-New_York_City_New_York.html?m=19905

I came across this wonderful little Vietnamese restaurant when I was walking the Turtle Bay neighborhood for my blog, “MywalkinManhattan.com” and was looking for a reasonable meal that evening. I was pleasantly surprised. The food and service were very good and the I had a nice time talking to other guests.

The space for the restaurant is quite tight and it is a long narrow space done in all woods along the walls and in the seating. The kitchen is in the front as you walk in but you can’t see where the cooking is being done. As I walked in at 5:00pm, I must have thrown the staff off as they were eating their lunch when I walked through the door. It was funny because not…

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Tiny Dollhouse

Tiny Doll House 314 East 78th Street New York, NY 10075

In honor of Small Business Saturday I am sending out merchants I have found on MywalkinManhattan. Don’t miss this unique toy store. A real one of a kind.

Tiny Doll House II

Little Shop on Main Street

Tiny Doll House

314 East 78th Street

New York, NY  10075

(212) 744-3719

http://www.tinydollhouseny.com

https://www.tinydollhousenewyorkcity.com/

Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60763-d17605850-Reviews-Tiny_Doll_House-New_York_City_New_York.html?m=19905

I discovered this store for the first time on my walking project, ‘MywalkinManhattan.com’, when I was walking the Upper East Side. Coming from the Toy Industry (I worked for FAO Schwarz for four years in both main New York store on Fifth Avenue and the Minneapolis store for four months in 1987), I recognized the beauty and fun of the Tiny Doll House.

When I walked in I was greeted by a woman who explaining the store to another customer. One side of the store has all sorts of things to decorate a dollhouse that were all handmade like dolls, food, furniture and accessories that would be the envy of any home. Even the paints to put over a doll house mantle were hand painted (or at…

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Harb's

Harbs 1374 3rd Avenue at East 78th Street New York City, NY 10075

In honor of Small Business Saturday I am sending out the merchants I have found on MywalkinManhattan. Don’t miss Harbs $22.00 lunch special. It is excellent!

Harbs III

The BLT Special here is amazing!

Harbs II

Don’t miss their selection of delicious cakes.

Little Shop on Main Street

Harbs

1374 3rd Avenue at 78th Street

New York City, NY 10075

(646) 336-6888

Open:

Sunday-Thursday: 11:00am-9:00pm

Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm

Harbs is the first restaurant I have put on the site because it does not quite fit into my ‘DiningonaShoeStringinNYC@Wordpress.com site because of its prices and due to the bakery up front, it is a combination of upscale bakery and cafe.

This Japanese inspired upscale tea and coffee shop/bakery I discovered when walking around the Upper East Side for my “MywalkinManhattan.com” blog site when exploring the Upper East Side (Days 101-104). The restaurants philosophy is to offer the freshest ingredients with a handmade quality to all of their food items. It really shows in the quality of all of the lunches and desserts that I have had there.

Harbs II

First off, the food and the service are excellent.  Harbs is one of those rare restaurants that has all the components of a…

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The Sutton Clock Shop

Sutton Clock Shop 218 East 82nd Street New York, NY 10028

In honor of Small Business Saturday I am sending out merchants I have found on MywalkinManhattan.com. Sutton Clock Shop is not only a place to have any type of clock repaired but has a curio shelf of unusual trinkets and baubles to choose from.

Sutton Clock Shop I

The entrance to Sutton Clock Shop

Sutton Clock Shop III

They can fix any clock imaginable.

Little Shop on Main Street

Sutton Clock Shop
218 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 758-2260
info@suttonclocks.com

Hours: Tuesday-Friday-11:00am-4:00pm

The Sutton Clock Shop is fascinating store that literally runs on time. It is one of the few shops in New York that is strictly for watch repair and sales. When you walk into the store, the walls are lined with clocks of all shapes, sizes, colors and ages. They work on modern clocks with the same precision and care as they would an antique or grandfather clock.

In the front of the store, there are case lines of antique curios and bric-a-brac that includes pieces of jewelry, small table pieces and decor items all displayed with gentle care to show their beauty. The prices are very fair as well depending on the piece. This is run by Knud’s wife, Sonia Laws, who takes special pride in the small trinkets of elegance that line…

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Royal Athena Antiques

Royal-Athena Galleries 153 East 57th Street New York, NY 10022

In honor of Small Business Saturday, I am sending out some of the merchants I have found in MywalkinManhattan.

Royal-Athena Galleries III

Little Shop on Main Street

Royal-Athena Galleries

153 East 57th Street

New York, NY  10022

(212) 355-2034

Fax: (212) 688-0412

ancientart@aol.com

http://www.royalathena.com

http://www.royalathena.com/

Open: Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm/Saturday & Sunday Closed

I visited the Royal-Athena Galleries when I was touring the Turtle Bay neighborhood recently and it is an interesting mix of gallery and museum. The ancient art pieces are items that you would see in major collections and in the halls of well-known museums. Inside each of the cases and art that lined the tables were from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Italy.

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Museum quality art work lines the cases and tables of the store

There was everything from large statues to small items like idols, coins, figure heads, bowls and vases. Each case told a story of a collection and each piece was marked with what the piece was, where it was from, sometimes a previous owner and the price. It was like going to the…

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