It can be tough to find a bite on the calorie-starved Upper East Side, but Grub learns that Howard Cheng, the former chef of all Guy & Gallard locations, has opened Kitchen M on Madison Avenue. “We’re hoping to fill a niche for prepared foods in Carnegie Hill,” he writes via e-mail. Scope out M’s menus of gently priced sandwiches, quiches, pastas, and the like to decide for yourself whether it’s Central Park-picnic-worthy.
Kitchen M, 1375 Madison Avenue, nr. 96th St.; 212-369-7600