As part of the Out & About section of Correspondence, it is our mission to provide MM girls with the best recommendations for a great martini wherever she may be. So for our inaugural post, we are highlighting an MM go to for a weeknight martini and the most comforting pasta imaginable, Elio’s.
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Opened in 1981 by Elio Guaitolini, Elio’s has long been an Upper East Side classic and a somewhat hidden gem. Located a hair high for downtowners and even some uptown inhabitants (84th Street and 2nd Avenue) the restaurant is almost always buzzy and provides a menu of Grandma’s Sunday supper Italian that will make any work day blues melt away. Arrive 15 minutes early to soak in the scene at the bar, where the trusty bartender provides ice-cold martinis with 4-8 olives (pending your good favor) perilously balanced across the glass, which is brimming over. Expect dry cleaning the next day.