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When the New York Times listed an Upper East Side eatery as one of the 10 best new restaurants in the city for 2014, you could just about hear the clanking as jaws hitting the floor. Why? This upper crusty neighborhood is inhabited by people who own two homes (or more!), so it empties out on weekends and in the warm weather months, making it very hard for decent restaurants to stay afloat. Let’s hope The Simone can buck the odds, because this tiny charmer has a staff who are expert in keeping the "masters of the universe" who dine here feeling like royalty, and a menu that’s just as coddling. I’m talking perfectly cooked and very Gallic proteins, like rabbit brought to life by a peppy dijonaise sauce or pan seared flounder with fiddlehead ferns and a delicate citrus beurre blanc. Dessert are so good (like the outrageous rhubarb tart), even the private fitness trainer set can’t resist ‘em