We imagine the neighborhood is pleased with this generous take on the classic beef sandwich. Just do yourself a favor and ask for extra jus.
'yorkville' on Serious Eats
Of all the tasty small plates at Yorkville's Yefi, the fried zucchini and cheese pancakes may be the best.
Be prepared to sit among regulars and to wait while the servers go through the precise merits of the wine list with anyone who asks. With its itty-bitty charm and straightforward cooking, Heidi's House is best for: a date who makes you feel at home.
My wife lived in Yorkville for a couple of years back before we were married, and one of our biggest complaints about the neighborhood was its lack of really great, casual-yet-romantic food and beverage options. Sure, there's Cavatappo, a fine little wine bar on 90th and 2nd, and a couple of cute South American restaurants like Pio Pio and Gauchas with candlelight and decent by-the-glass wines, but we never felt like regulars at any of them, if only because Cavatappo was always crowded (and tiny), and we're not always in the mood for hunks of South American grilled meat, however tasty it was. If we'd stuck around we might have finally found it with Kaia, a new wine bar with an interesting South African bent.