Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 7am-4pm
6 at 96th St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
86th St. to 101st St., Lexington Ave. to Fifth Ave.
A bright and airy space on one of Madison Avenue's posh Upper East Side corners, Yura & Company seems like just the place to grab a scone or lunch-to-go before picking up the Saab at the garage and heading out to The Hamptons. Happily, they don't charge resort-town prices. Antique white tile floors, sky-high ceilings, and off-white beadboard accents surround the horseshoe of glass cases that contain this mainly take-out establishment's high-quality offerings. Among the changing array of prepared foods, punchy grain salads and vegetables steal the show: crisp and garlicky French beans tossed with earthy sautéed shiitakes; smoky grilled-corn salad with barley and scallions; and cashew rice with caramelized onions and raisins. Poached salmon with cucumbers and dill, a killer meat loaf, and roast chicken also satisfy. A short-order window set to the side offers breakfast and brunch fare to those who manage to snag a window seat and one of the handful of marble-topped café tables. Those headed to Montauk (or Central Park) can choose from the selection of baked goods made in-house.Recommended Dishes
Prepared vegetables and grain salads, $8-$16 per lb