LE PARISIEN BISTROT
French. Comfort food for Francophiles includes dishes such as braised duck with cassoulet beans and rainbow trout over Pinot Noir risotto in a space with classic French charm. L (M- F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ 163 E. 33rd St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.889.5489.
Italian. This old-school pizza joint also offers massive calzones, pastas and sandwiches. L& D (daily). $$ 517 Third Ave., btw E. 34th & E. 35th sts., 212.683.3933.
THE WATER CLUB
American. Spectacular views of the East River provide a romantic atmosphere in which to dine on North American hard-shell lobster, grilled branzino, filet mignon and rack of lamb, among other savory dishes. D ( Tu-Su), Brunch (Su). $$$ 500 E. 30th St., at the East River, 212.683.3333.