From Korea to New York, bonding over food has been a big part of my life. Those moments with family & friends were savored and well documented, whether it was cooking up a recipe at home or dining out at up and coming restaurants. Then to share my love for food along with some traveling adventures, #WhatKellyEats became to be!

See you later, UES!

It's been a wild three years in the Upper East Side!


La Pulperia

Posted about La Pulperia in my first UES post, right when I moved to the neighborhood. To my first visit, and to hopefully not my last, I've always had a great experience here. Whether it was with my family or friends, they've also enjoyed it as well. They often have live music, and few of my favorites are below!


Photos of Eggs Benedict, Moqeca Mixta (Brazilian-style Stew), Black Seafood Pasta, Lobster & Baked Eggs, Hanger Steak, Tostadas, and Rice Pudding

Recommendations: Beef & Corn/Cheese Empañadas and ask for their specialty ice cream!



Felice 83

One of my favorite restaurants in the UES! Best for a sunny day, to sit outside and get some vitamin D and good Italian food.

Recommendations / Photos of L'Hamburger and Tagliatelle alla Bolognese



Meijin Ramen

My first ever restaurant I have tried in the Upper East Side was this ramen joint on 2nd Avenue. They had a great signature bowl of ramen along with some great curry dishes and appetizers. Their noodles and broth were on the thin consistency, which is just how I like my ramen. Meijin is also perfect for takeout!

Photos of Meijin Beef Ramen and Soft-shell Crabs

 Chili Beef Ramen, Pumpkin Tempura and Pork Loin Katsu Curry


Cafe Sabarsky

A lovely Austrian restaurant that happens to be next to the Metropolitan Museum! They have all sorts of lovely Viennese cakes and savory dishes.

Photo of Klimttorte (chocolate & hazelnut cake)

Crabmeat Salad along with the cake


Petite Shell

A good day starts off with some good iced coffee and some scrumptious, soft, creamy croissant at Petite Shell

Photo of Drip Coffee, and Pumpkin Croissant

Almond Croissant, Raspberry Rugelach, and Cold Brew Coffee



Want to try the fluffiest and softest gnocchi's in the world? Go to Uva, one of UES's Italian favorites.

Recommendation / Photos of Ricotta Gnocchi, Ricotta Black Truffle Honey Bruschette, and Poached Pears & Fig Syrup Salad


Cafe D'Alsace

A restaurant with a big variety of Alsation cuisine, great for brunch and for dinner. 

Photo of Steak & Eggs

Grilled Scottish Salmon and Duck à l'Orange


Earl's Beer & Cheese

If you need some comfort food and some great craft beer, head over to Earl's. Super laid back joint with trivia nights and board games.

Photo of Beer Cheese & Bread

NY State Cheddar

Drunken Munkey

One of my boyfriend and I's favorite Indian restaurants in New York! (We had our first date here it's a bit more special to us.)

Chili Cheese Toast, Bombay Keema Dosa, Chicken Biryani and Butter Chicken Tikka Masala



A perfect restaurant for friends to enjoy some lovely Spanish tapas with some delicious cocktails. They have great service and food.

Recommendations / Photo of
Pulpo a la Plancha and Escalivada


Naruto Ramen

Big bowls of great broth and thick noodles! Oh and their Fried Rice is diiiiiiiivine. 

Recommendations / Photo of
 Naruto Ramen, Fried Rice and Vege Shoyu Ramen



Additional restaurants & places to check out in the Upper East Side:

Wa Jeal: (Sichuan) some Peking Duck with a fancy twist. 
Flex Mussels: (Belgian) good for brunch and dinner dates, especially if you love mussels.
Korali Estiatorio: (Greek) cozy restaurant, perfect for a family night out.
Momokawa: (Japanese) if you want some good hotpot, and/or some good sushi.
Jeffrey's Craft Bar & Bites: (Bar) a good combination of great bar food and good beers.
The Sweet Shop: (Dessert) for any sweet tooth inquiries.

My go-to delivery and take-out places on Seamless:

Enthaice Thai Kitchen: (Thai) for best pad thais and pad see ews.
Mughlai: (Indian) main go-to takeout restaurant which Seamless can vouch for.
Pho Shop: (Vietnamese) for some amazing Vegetable & Tofu Curry Noodle.
Corner Cafe & Bakery: (American) if you want brunch, without leaving your bed.
Mokja: (Korean) if you can't get to Korea Town. Order the fries too.
Gracie Mews: (American / Diner) the best diner to stop by for fries & chicken fingers.
Peng's Noodle Folk & Chinatown Restaurant: (Chinese) two favorite delivery joints.