Newsletters  | Mobile

Restaurants in Upper West Side

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Upper West Side restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Upper West Side restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Upper West Side to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Upper West Side restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Upper West Side.

  • Alice's Tea Cup

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Inspired by the owners’ experiences drinking afternoon tea in locations around the globe and the whimsical story of Alice in Wonderland, Alice’s Te... More
  • Artie's Delicatessen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Artie's Delicatessen, on the Upper West Side, is a New York-style deli that serves the flavors of 1930s homestyle Jewish cooking within a modern re... More
  • Awash

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    You know an ethnic restaurant is good when its tables are filled with natives. When it comes to Ethiopian food, Awash in New York’s Upper West Side... More
  • Beard Papa's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Decorated with a wall-hanging that reads, “Luscious tenderness and sweet compassion bring joy and contentment,” this bakery on the Upper West Si... More
  • Café Luka

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the restaurant’s name is lit above the doorway on an almost neon-green sign. Though the wood paneling and n... More
  • Compass

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Dovetail

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The restaurant has the city’s most welcoming service, an organic earth-toned design, and a treasure in its creative, French Laundry–trained chef-ow... More
  • Fairway Market Café & Steakhouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    What began as a lone fruit and vegetable stand in 1933 is now a multistory gourmet grocery store in the Upper West Side, known for its vast display... More
  • Flor de Mayo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Flor de Mayo, on the Upper West Side, serves Chinese, Spanish and Peruvian cuisine from noon to midnight daily and enjoys a good reputation for its... More
  • Gabriela's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    You know what sort of food to expect when you pass through the Mexican Mission-style doors of Gabriela's in the upper West Side. Inside are bright ... More
  • Hungarian Pastry Shop

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located in Morningside Heights, the Hungarian Pastry Shop is an assuming place often filled with students from nearby Columbia University indulging... More
  • Jean Georges

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    From the location to the decor to the food, Jean-Georges in the Upper West Side is all about sophistication. Internationally-known chef and owner J... More
  • Kefi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Jampacked nightly despite its oversized proportions, this restaurant on the Upper West Side is a popular destination for reasonably priced Greek cu... More
  • Lincoln

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Jonathan Benno, the former chef de cuisine at the Michelin three-starred Per Se opened Lincoln in 2010. Housed in a glass-encased space designed by... More
  • Masa, New York

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Patience grasshopper, there are some restaurants where experience trumps food. In the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, you’ll be transported ... More

Explore restaurants in Manhattan for more options.


Sign Up

Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition