Upper West Side

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8.9

Absolute Bagels

Hannah Albertine
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8.5
Hannah Albertine
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8.5

Sushi Nonaka

Hannah Albertine
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8.3
Carlo Mantuano
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8.2

Barney Greengrass

Andrew Steinthal

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7.7

NYC Review

Charles Pan-Fried Chicken

This Upper West Side outpost of the popular spot that started in Harlem will satisfy your soul food craving whenever it hits.

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7.8

NYC Review

Thyme & Tonic

At Thyme & Tonic on the UWS, there's a lively bar scene and plenty of great vegan and gluten-free options.

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NYC Review

Modern Bread & Bagel

Go to this UWS cafe for all your gluten-free bread, bagel, and bakery needs.

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7.7

NYC Review

Sushi W

If you like relatively quick meals, very little chit chat, and fresh fish, Sushi W on the Upper West Side is the spot for you.

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NYC Review

Cafe Luxembourg

Cafe Luxembourg on the UWS is a classic French bistro from the same team as The Odeon in Tribeca.

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NYC Review

Boulud Sud

Ultimately, we are sure that Boulud Sud is some kind of Mediterranean culinary stroke of genius, just like the critics say that it is. But this is the kind of restaurant best suited for people who still keep an actual Zagat guide in their house.

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NYC Review

Celeste

Celeste is an Italian trattoria that has been a UWS neighborhood staple for years.

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NYC Review

Caffè Storico

Caffè Storico is little more than a good bet for dinner in the neighborhood or some pre-gaming before you hit the planetarium. Who wants to get drunk and see a laser show?

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NYC Review

Good Enough To Eat

The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.

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NYC Review

Peacefood Cafe

We learned a lot of things from eating at Peacefood Cafe, mostly related to non-violence and how nachos are apparently good for you.

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NYC Review

The Smith Lincoln Center

That's right, another Infatuation review for yet another location of The Smith. Why? Because The Smith is always there when you need it to be. Sometimes for the food. Sometimes for the bathroom. Either way, it's there, and it's good.

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NYC Review

Community Food & Juice

Community Food & Juice is one of the best brunch spots around Morningside Heights and Columbia University. Unfortunately, that's exactly when it's at its worst. Hit it any other time for best results.

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NYC Review

The Ribbon

Finally, the kind of restaurant the Upper West Side has long been starved for. The Ribbon has style and substance and does classic food right.

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NYC Review

RedFarm

The best modern dim sum restaurant in town now has a second location on the Upper West Side.

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NYC Review

Candle Cafe West

A vegan option that won't leave you hungry.

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NYC Review

Playa Betty’s

Playa Betty’s is a fun place to drink margaritas with a big group on the Upper West Side.

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NYC Review

Crave Fishbar

Crave Fishbar’s second location on the UWS is larger than the original UES spot and works for nearly every situation.

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8.5

NYC Review

Sushi Nonaka

High-quality sushi, a garden patio, and an omakase for under $100 make Sushi Nonaka one of the best secrets on the Upper West Side.

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8.1

NYC Review

Chick Chick

Chick Chick on the UWS serves an entire menu dedicated to Korean fried chicken, and you should (in turn) dedicate yourself to their entire menu.

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NYC Review

Bar Boulud

Daniel Boulud's "casual bistro" Bar Boulud is one of the best places to eat near Lincoln Square.