There are several go-to conversation starters that come to mind for New York City’s Upper East Side. There is, however, a sentiment out there that the neighborhood’s selections are both underwhelming and overpriced. False. An eclectic mix of cuisines and influx of openings have finally made the area worthy of serious city dining discussion. Here is a list of 10 places to check out in the East 70s and 80s – an upcoming guide will cover the 60s.