UPPER EAST SIDE+ UPPER WEST SIDE
Spanish. Traditional and original dishes include paella prepared in the traditional manner “from scratch” and veal meatballs simmered in a leek, carrot, celery and tomato stew, garnished with slivered almonds. L& D (daily). $$$ 1123 First Ave., btw E. 61st & E. 62nd sts., 212.207.8349.
Austrian. Traditional Austrian/ Viennese dishes such as Tafelspitz (root vegetables, creamed spinach, rösti potato, apple horseradish), complemented by an Austrian wine list and live piano music Th-Sa 9:30 pm. D (M-Sa). $$$ 1578 First Ave., at E. 82nd St., 212.988.1077.
LEXINGTON CANDY SHOP
American/ Diner. This oldschool luncheonette is best known for its traditional diner menu and fresh egg creams. B,L & D (daily). $$ 1226 Lexington Ave., at E. 83rd St., 212.288.0057.
SUGAR FACTORY Contemporary American.
Diners mix savory and sweet at Sugar Factory, where choices run the gamut from chocolate- covered popcorn waffle cone ice cream shakes to housemade monster burgers. B,L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ 1991 Broadway, btw W. 67th & W. 68th sts., 212.414.8700; 835 Washington St., btw Little W. 12th & W. 13th sts., 212.414.8700; 700 Eighth Ave., btw W. 44th & W. 45th sts., 646.954.5411.