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The District

1679 Third Ave. (E. 94th St.) Send to Phone
212-289-2005 | Order Now! | Menu
This handsome gastropub and bar on the Upper East Side is a refuge for good libations.


 
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Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late
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The District Restaurant Review

: The Upper East Side has long been awash in both upscale destination restaurants and forgettable eateries. This handsome-looking, exposed-brick-clad, dimly lit gastropub mostly falls into the latter category. The menu is filled with pub-y classics, like a decent burger (though it could use a less intrusive bun), Gruyère mac ‘n’ cheese, diver scallops, and brick-pressed chicken accompanied by potato purée. There isn’t much in the way of dessert --- chocolate cake, anyone? --- so it might be wise to just order one of the reasonably priced cocktails or a glass of wine (all are available by the glass) from the not-so-impressive list.
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