Upper West Side

Restaurants in Upper West Side

Decorated with a wall-hanging that reads, “Luscious tenderness and sweet compassion bring joy and contentment,” this bakery on the Upper West Side churns out fresh cream puffs every half-hour and fills them to order.

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 displays of prime meats, artisan cheeses, fresh produce, and imported goods from across the globe.

Inspired by the owners’ experiences drinking afternoon tea in locations around the globe and the whimsical story of Alice in Wonderland, Alice’s Tea Cup is a magical New York City tea room.

Telepan is an Upper West Side restaurant with an earth-friendly theme and a menu that changes with the seasons. Produce is locally sourced, and meats, including the ribeye-for-two, are free-range.

Located in Morningside Heights, the Hungarian Pastry Shop is an assuming place often filled with students from nearby Columbia University indulging in coffee, tea and Hungarian baked goods. The long glass pastry counter is filled with cakes, tortes, mousses and more.

From the location to the decor to the food, Jean-Georges in the Upper West Side is all about sophistication.

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 portion sizes and value. The pollo a la brasa, Peruvian rotisserie chicken, is a signature dish.

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 green and yellow seats, adobe walls, terracotta flooring, and folk art such as Dia de los Muertos figurines.

Patsy's Pizzeria first opened its doors in 1933 in East Harlem and has been making "old world" style pizza ever since. The thin crust, oven-baked pizza anchors the full Italian menu, which includes calzones, pasta and salads, and all of the mozzarella is homemade.

The Shun Lee Cafe is perfect for a pre-show stop; it's across from the Lincoln Center, blocks from the Theater District, and the dim sum cart makes for quick service.

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 restaurant painted brightly and playing hip music.

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 is something of a gold standard.

Located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the restaurant’s name is lit above the doorway on an almost neon-green sign.

Patience grasshopper, there are some restaurants where experience trumps food. In the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, you’ll be transported up the escalators to an ethereal realm where chef Masa creates one of the premier dining experiences in the world.

Opened in 2001 in New York City's Upper West Side, Ouest Restaurant serves up Nouveau American cuisine. Inside the well-lit dining room, red-and-white-striped pendant lamps hang from the vaulted ceiling, and circular red leather booths create an intimate experience.