Genesis Bar & Restaurant - In many ways, this Upper East Side bar/restaurant seems like any other local Irish pub serving not-so-healthy portions of beer and fried things. What makes Genesis Bar and Restaurant stand out from the rowdy pack is its exceptional service. The waitstaff are friendly and patient. Even the manager makes an appearance here and there to check up on how the patrons are doing. The prices are reasonable especially considering the neighborhood. While you can't charge a meal under $20 on your credit card, but you might as well spend that much anyway to fully appreciate how tasty everything is. Pork chops are a standout, and the more traditional pub food like fish and chips and American bar staples like buffalo wings also hit the spot.