Parm is slowly taking over New York, and we’re not mad about it. If you’re on the Upper West Side and craving casual Italian for lunch or dinner, it won’t disappoint. The classic sandwiches are great (though you will probably need a nap after taking on the Chicken Parm), but the vegetable sides and salads are good alternatives if you want something a little lighter.
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Bluebird London is on the third floor of the Time Warner Center, and it’s a decent spot for a semi-fancy meal with someone dressed in business casual.
Elea is a big Greek restaurant on the Upper West Side that’s perfect for when you want to eat some lamb chops and feel like you’re downtown.
George Keeley is a bar on the Upper West Side where you can watch sports and drink a hard-to-find draft beer.
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Lupa is an ideal spot for that early-in-the-week dinner in Greenwich Village that you sort of want to cancel but can’t.
A bit more touristy and a bit more parent-y than we remember, but Peasant still has a few home run dishes worth visiting for.
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