The Owl’s Tail is a casual cocktail bar on the Upper West Side that feels more or less like someone’s living room. The space is pretty small, with a bar on one side and some tables on the other, and it’s a good place for a first date or drinks with a few friends when you need something a little nicer and cooler than The Gin Mill or Dive 75. The cocktails here are great, and they also serve oysters and some small plates like chicken wings and dumplings.
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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.
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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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Looking for a good place to post up for a night of game watching, beer drinking, and good grubbing? Reservoir is the place to do it. Underrated bar food.
City Vineyard is a restaurant and wine bar on the Hudson River in Tribeca, and it’s a great spot to drink wine outside with a group.
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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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