The southern part of the Upper East Side encompasses the East 60s and East 70s, from Fifth Avenue to the East River.
Lenox Hill’s restaurant scene is blooming. There’s a breadth of cuisine, from Barcelona-style tapas (Boqueria, 1460 Second Ave., 212.343.2227) to American fare and cabaret shows (Beach Cafe, 1326 Second Ave., 212.988.7299) to Michelin-star French cuisine (Daniel, 60 E. 65th St., 212.288.0033).
The Upper East Side is all about glamour. Visit high fashion boutiques from emerging designers like Fivestory (18 E. 69th St., 212.288.1338), as well as cool spots like Korean beauty shop Innisfree (750 Lexington Ave., 212.702.8719) and couture hat atelier Suzanne Couture (136 E. 61st St., 212.593.3232).
Though the area is not known for its wild nightlife, it does boast some cozy pubs with hearty fare (The Pony Bar, 1444 First Ave., 212.288.0090), laid-back burger spots with Bloody Marys (JG Melon, 1291 Third Ave., 212.744.0585) and a posh cigar and spirits bar (Lexington Bar and Books, 1020 Lexington Ave., 212.717.3902).
The art and museum scene shines in this neighborhood making it one of the best things to do on the Upper East Side—from famous art museums like The Frick Collection (1 E. 70th St., 212.288.0700) and The Met Breuer (945 Madison Ave., 212.731.1675) to a dynamic, historical space for unconventional art (Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave., 212.616.3930).