This Upper West Side tiki bar serves all kinds of cocktails (frozen, hot toddy, punch, large format), plus on-theme sandwiches and more. That “more” includes the upside-down pineapple chicken: a house-baked pineapple upside-down cake with buttermilk fried chicken, shaved spam, grilled pineapple, and tiki sauce.
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Thai Market on the Upper West Side specializes in Bangkok street food, so make sure to order a couple of snacks to start.
Blondies on the Upper West Side is one of our favorite spots in the city to watch sports and/or eat buffalo wings.
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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Sons of Thunder
We can’t name many poké places in Midtown that also have soft serve and hot dogs. But Sons of Thunder is one.
Makana is a Hawaiian restaurant that’s great for a casual solo lunch or dinner with a friend near West 106th Street.
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Cafe Luxembourg on the UWS is a classic French bistro from the same team as The Odeon in Tribeca.
If you’re looking to have a fun group dinner by 96th Street on the UWS, Moonrise Izakaya is the best choice.
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