The Upper West side location of Sushi of Gari is far and away the best, and most expensive, sushi in the area. The omakase features things like tuna topped with tofu sauce and fish topped with a quail egg and truffle oil. If you’ve been to the Upper East Side location, know this one is much more modern and less hole-in-the-wall-like.
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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.
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.
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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Nami Nori is a reasonably priced sushi spot in the West Village that specializes in taco-shaped hand rolls and looks like a fancy nail salon.
Blue Ribbon Sushi
Looking for the perfect downtown sushi spot to take people when you’re not the one paying the bill? Blue Ribbon is your joint.
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Sushi Kaito is a standout sushi restaurant on the Upper West Side, with the choice of either a 12 or 16 piece, omakase-style experience.
Marlow Bistro is an Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side that feels like the setting of a first date scene from a 90s romantic comedy.
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