Aureole ($32pf. lunch, $65pf. dinner) 34 East 61st St. (btw. Madison Ave. & Park Ave.), 319-1660 M-F 12pm-2:30pm & 5:30pm-11:30pm, Sa 5pm-11:30pm, Su-closed For luscious American cuisine with a French influence and impeccable service, try Aureole's.
Bardolino ($15-25 dinner, $8.95 special) 1496 Second Avenue (on the corner of 78th St.) 734-9050Bardolino offers superb Italian cuisine in a romantic setting; the $8.95 early bird special can't be beat.
The Boat House Cafe ($26-32 dinner, $29.95 brunch) Central Park (@ 72nd St. by 5th Ave.), 517-2233 W-Fr 6pm-10pm, Sa-Su 11am-3pm This eclectic background is a wonderful environment for dining on seafood, salads, and home made desserts.
Canyon Road ($28 & under) 1470 1st Ave. (btw. 76th St. & 77th St.), 734-1600 M-Su 5pm-11pm Southwestern fare!
Flaming Embers ($30 & under) 206 E. 86th St. (btw. 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.), 717-4600 M-Th 11am-12am, F & Sa 11am-2am, Su 11:30am-12am
Hurricane Island ($33 & under) 1303 3rd Ave. (btw. 74th St. & 75th St.), 717-6600 M-Su 1:30pm-1am American Seafood at Hurricane's.
Mary Ann's ($15 & under) 1503 2nd Ave. (@ 78th St.), 249-6165 M-F 12pm-3:00pm & 5pm-12am, Sa-Su 12pm-12am Huge portions of yummy Mexican food with great margaritas. Plenty of vegetarian menu items. Highly recommended by us.
Serendipity 3 ($25 & under) 225 E. 60th St. (btw. 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.), 838-3531 Su-Th 11:30am-12am, F 11:30am-1am, Sa 11:30am-2am