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New York City is ever-changing, with new spots opening up so often that it’s easy to get dizzy just keeping up with it. Here’s the latest scoop on the Upper East Side: a trio of recently opened eateries worth stopping by if you’re staying in one of the many hotels in the neighborhood.
For Mexican street food with a sophisticated twist, head to Cascabel. This laid-back, counter-service restaurant dishes out imaginative tacos, as well as other well-prepared south-of-the-border staples like churros con chocolate. It’s hard not to love the Mexican wrestling décor, too. 1542 Second Ave., near 80th St.
If the churros weren’t enough, swing by François Chocolate Bar, a fourth-floor shop that’ll give you an unforgettably sweet buzz with pound cakes, French-style macarons, chocolate mousse and artisanal chocolate squares. 714 Madison Ave., near 63rd St.
For a meal with British roots, grab a table at Le Caprice,an Upper East Side newcomer recently opened at the Pierre Hotel right across from Central Park. Modeled after its namesake counterpart in London, this stylish brasserie is a stellar spot for an English breakfast or European-style brunch. 795 Fifth Ave. near 60th St.
–Anja Mutić of EverTheNomad.