terrific new addition to uws
We love the new space, with stylish decor and a romantic indoor/outdoor garden. The menu was very creative and we loved the wild salmon. A great neighborhood place with terrific food. Highly recommended.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good UWS Newcomer
This spot has had a recent makeover which is quite modest but pleasant. Food and service on our first visit since were very good. We will definitely return
5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant has an enclosed
The restaurant has an enclosed patio in the back which is very bright and comfortable for dining. The staff were very friendly and attentive. It is a good choice for dining befoer Lincoln Center performnce. The food was well prepared - portions somewhat on the small side - the menu was creative and there were other items I would love to try. Overall a good experience.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Park West, Neighborhood HIT
Peter's new restaurant is a departure from his Pomodoro(also excellent for Italian). This creative menu was a welcomed surprise. The restaurant is stunning, comfortable with a polite and caring staff. As a first course, the Gnudi wild mushrooms with manchego cheese was original and delicious. The chicken lollipop was marvelous and spicy. Diinner of snapper with artichokes served al dente, divine and different. My partner had a pork chop which was also quite good. Not that we were hungry, only we split a creative halva dish for dessert with coffee. Everything was delicious. We would definitely return to experience other dishes. The enclosed patio seating in the back was cozy and atmospheric. This place is a hit!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
this restaurant is absolutely
this restaurant is absolutely awesome. I don't think words can say how terrific it is from every perspective.. menu choices, cooking style, service, outdoor area, ambiance.
Everyone, just GO there .. but save a spot for me
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visited Park West for a second time, delightful service and excellent food. We sat in the back court with open but protected space to the sky. The atmosphere was bright and cozy with lovely dinner ambiance. We will come back again and bring friends.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great addition to much needed UWS Food was delicious service needs work. Highly recommend this new spot. Lovely enclosed outdoor patio in the rear gets you out door dining with protection.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great New Find!
Nice bar for a drink -- the bartender was extremely friendly and she makes an awesome sangria! Interesting drink menu. There are 4 tables outside, and an enclosed garden area in the back that is air-conditioned... Food was excellent -- duck breast, and the fish selections were wonderful.-- Great small plates for appetizers - chicken lolipops were great! Owner is super nice and works to make you feel quite welcome! You can tell he enjoys it!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely for a celebratory dinner
The service was super-accommodating! (We asked to fit a few more people around a round table than normal; and, we got our wish-cozy and gracious feeling!) Food was delicious. Everything tasted perfectly fresh, carefully sourced, artfully presented and everything was super-flavorful! Can't wait to return! We dined in the back, glass enclosed, garden room. Feels like being outdoors---but with air conditioning. Aaah! Thanks, Park West, for creating a memorable evening!!!!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great New Restaurant
My wife and I stopped in here before catching a movie. Such a great find! We sat on the back patio, which was nicely covered and it had air conditioning, which was needed since it was in the mid 80s that day. The service was great and the food was even better. The burger here is no joke, made with 21 day aged sirloin. My wife's salmon was also very good and cooked to perfection. I definitely recommend giving this place a try.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely new find
Well-prepared, delicious food, very good, attentive and friendly service. The garden room was lovely and comfortable.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amid all the not-so-outstanding fare of the UWS, Park West stands out. After six weeks, it's doing great. I hope the buzz continues and we continue to have a new gem in neighborhood. This is one of those places, like Telepan and Cafe Lux, where you feel like you are in a serious, but comfortable restaurant, and is in contrast to the many "formula" type places in the neighborhood which feel like a business that long ago forgot that restaurants are support to delight, not just toss food in front of you.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ate at Park West on June 12,
Ate at Park West on June 12, 2013. We were a party of 5. Everyone enjoyed his or her meal, and service was very good. Reasonably priced for the area. We will go back.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
great local find
I stumbled upon this restaurant through OpenTable and was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. It is a nice gem in the neighborhood. Small and personal feel to it, reminds of places in Europe. The food was great and the service was excellent.
Definitely will go back and recommend this to others looking for something that may be under the radar.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good neighborhood restaurant
Finally a good place to go other than a Lincoln Center rip off joint. They are working very hard to make this a good restaurant - food is good, place is pretty, very friendly servers.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service sketchy but fantastic food
I went with a group of friends and we all had outstanding dishes. My mac n cheese was scrumptious with wonderful complexity coming through the pasta and cheese sauce..The waitress was just starting out so she had to come back and confirm our orders a few times. But after that, it was great. The entire wait staff was very attentive, constantly filling our water glasses and bringing out bread and asking how everything was. Aside from that one glitch, it's a great place. A nice new addition.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Give it a try
To be honest, I booked this place for lunch because the other 'hot spots" in the neighborhood for brunch were all booked up a week in advance. I didn't know what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. It is tucked into the lower level of a charming row of brownstones and brick walk up apartments near the Natural History museum and park. There were few customers on the afternoon we came, so we received excellent service. We sat in the air conditioned back patio which was very charming. The food was good and there was a good mix of breakfast and lunch foods. The prices were very reasonable for NYC. Definitely worth a visit for a low key neighborhood meal.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
TERRIFIC EVERY TIME
each bite of each part of the meal was delectable.. and the outdoor dining in the back is great.. service very great..
the owner is attentive to it all. and it is a MUST for fine and a wonderful evening
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice addition to the UWS
The food is good & the wine list is nicely priced, if limited. The one significant drawback is a very slippery floor due perhaps to the open kitchen and grease settling into the dining room. We were a group of four and three of us slipped as we walked through the dining room. Women in heels beware.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent place for dinner
Not only is the food consistently great at Park West, the atmosphere is excellent for a get together with friends you actually want to hear talking together. The place is attractrive cozy with thoughtful service. This is great new find on the upper Westside. I don't think the place is open for lunch, that may be in the works now.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my idea of a wonderful neighborhood restaurant where we can return many times and feel like it is fresh - and yet, tried and true. The staff is great - trained but also spontaneous. The busboys/assistants to the wait staff care about what you would like and are attentive and look you in the eye when you request anything. The new manager, Joe, is engaging, and sincere. The wait staff is attentive but not in your face. And, the chef turns out one wonderful meal after another. I have been here for lunch & dinner 3 x
and it has been consistently wonderful. Good luck, Salli Snyder ps. visually pleasant ambiance too.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Request Patio Seating
Make certain to request a table in the glass-enclosed garden/patio.
It is a lovely ambiance.
Cuisine was delicious which was accompanied by a good bottle of wine.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly AND Toni
When you enter, you think this is going to be a New-York scene. The staff quickly vanquish that impression with their friendliness and accommodation to your needs (e.g. gluten allergy). When the food arrives, the high quality and beautiful presentation renews that sense of the New-York scene. At the end when the bill arrives, though, you feel like you are at your neighborhood secret find.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A new little gem on the UWS
Park West opened about two weeks ago, and management and staff are going almost to extremes on the service to ensure a pleasurable dining experience. In addition, the restaurant has an atrium area that is pleasantly air conditioned and has a ceiling fan spinning, adding to the comfort and the ambiance. The food is very good, with a large selection, and the with proportions are medium sized. Pricing is reasonable for the the area and the quality of the food. Again I see the service performance and attitude are among the best in NYC restaurants I've patronized
I highly recommend Park West. My guest was equally impressed and we agreed this is a place to return to.
7/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was delicious and we sat and talked for hours and they never bothered us or tried to rush us. In fact they were so nice that we all commented how unusual it was to be treated so nicely by restaurant staff. The food was fresh and delicious. My tuna was fresh and yummmmm! My friend loved her burger.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new find for after a movie
Great location and even better food! We sat in the back garden and even in the heat wave it was very comfortable. Interesting menu and the 2 apps and entrees we tried were really great, too bad there was no room for dessert.
We'll be back.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
if you have been there before,
if you have been there before, they have since tweaked their menu (& their prices). portions as well. a nice restaurant. bordeaux by the glass very lovely. charming little garden out back.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent new restaurant in the West side neighborhood.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Welcome to the UWS
I was looking to try somewhere different with my husband on the UWS the other night. I have never been compelled to go here under its previous owners/name epices? But read the reviews and thought the new ownership may be on to something. I was right. The food was delicious, they have a great cocktail menu and the bartender was friendly and aware - so rare for Manhattan. Our waiter was adorable and there was not one thing amiss. Like other reviewers, we overstayed but were not in anyway pressured to leave. The wild Salmon was perfect and definitely try their twist on cheesecake with goats cheese - it's lower fat, less intensely rich, light, and better tasting than the original version. We are hooked and will be back regularly!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new place
We went on Friday night and had a great time. The kitchen was a little slow, but the food was remarkably good and the service was very attentive and friendly. We chose not to eat in the rear garden room, but it looked very attractive and romantic. Maybe next time!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this restaurant Delicious,
We love this restaurant Delicious, very friendly and darling atmosphere.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about Park West was well done; except for the food! The use of space and three very distinct dining areas (front bar, inside dining area and outside hedge patio) made this a real treat in such a constrained space. The food is excellent. The salmon was fresh and the duck breast was moist and tasty. Service is well orchestrated. For the money, a good find.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service, but pricey
Enjoyed brunch here and really liked the staff who were attentive and very friendly. Just found the prices a little high for brunch.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
pretty good...I'd go again
My experience at the restaurant was more than fair. I was there for brunch and am curious to see what they do for dinner. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was good. I will definitely visit Park West again.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we had on the menu was excellent and given we had a large group we tried a bit of everything. The cocktail list was fun and they had a good wine selection. Our server was attentive and if I had to be critical the only thing I would say was it was very quiet. We were in the front room and it felt like we were the only people in the restaurant. That said, I would absolutely go back.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neighborhood gem ! wait
great neighborhood gem ! wait staff is so friendly
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this little neighborhood
I love this little neighborhood gem of a place. The food is great for little dishes or dinners. Monday nite meatloaf with potatoe puree is off the charts. Great wine. I like this place better than most wine bars I've been to because the food is so good. Plenty of interesting dishes besides comforting meat loaf. Great salads too. And the goat cheese cake is wonderful.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a reapet visit to Park West, always enjoyable. The inner room was more brightly lit which was a treat because it is a stunning cozy environment for dinner, the outter court is delightful too. Dinner was wonderful, creative. I ordered the fish special which was a marvelous grilled and crisply prepared whole fresh fish with interesting sauces. My friend had steak which was well seasoned with super accompanying vegtables. The portion was generous. First course with lamb meat balls, wonderfully prepared and scallop dish, also amazing.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
food consistently good. hope they get a lot more veggy plates for us upper west siders.. but all on menu fab.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our salmon entrees were delicious and the service was very attentive. We definitely will go back. Nice addition to the neighborhood!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Full and Happy
I went with a friend and I thought it would be a great place to go with a future date. The food was quite good and I am excited to report paleo-friendly. Lots of free range meats and organic vegetables and most items on the menu were free of grains and soy. My friend ordered Shepherd's Pie and they used butternut squash instead of potatoes. I had short ribs with the most delicious whipped parsnips. I'm pretty hard on restaurants for food quality. I didn't give it a 5-star food rating because I didn't taste any new flavors or textures. If cooking is not your hobby, you will probably find it quite innovative, though. Still, it was a great experience, I loved the service, and I will undoubtedly go again.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cozy and close to Lincoln Center
Close to Lincoln Center and ideal for a pre-theater dinner. Cozy space with a charming, enclosed outdoor area. Pork shank Osso Bucco special was delicious - tender meat fell off the bone and melted in our mouths.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
How Did I Miss It?
I walked by this restaurant so often without giving it a thought and now I wonder why. It is a neighborhood gem and a wonderful before or after Lincoln Center dining experience. The menu is small, but selective. For those wanting richer dining, I felt the short-ribs with parsnip puree and leeks were amazing. My husband sought a simpler dish and enjoyed the chicken. Our reservations were honored on time and the wait staff were attentive and informative. Looking forward to going again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just what we were looking for
Meeting a friend for a "high quality, but not $$$$" meal and a bottle of wine on the UWS and we totally lucked out with Park West. Very approachable menu, excellent food- presented beautifully and delicious - and the check didn't break the bank despite sharing an excellent bottle of Cabernet. Restaurant was empty but very cozy when we met at 6:45pm and full and bustling by the time we left near 9pm.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A find on the Westside
A friendly greeting, choice of tables inside or on covered patio, good wine list, interesting and well prepared dishes, caring and attentive staff who make sure that everything is right and promptly correct issues to the customer's satisfaction - what more can one want in a neighborhood restaurant?
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We recently had dinner w/ friends at Park West and we had no expectations - but it was actually quite delicious and excellent service. We really hope that the neighborhood supports this tiny gem. We had great burgers and short ribs. The mac and cheese appetizer was delicious too.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite spot on the UWS
We happened upon this place one night right after they opened. It is tucked in off of 70th and Columbus - almost easy to walk right by. So glad we didn't. The decor is nice without being over the top or overly dramatic. They people who work there are so friendly and alway welcome you in as if they really know you. Food is off the charts! We have, at this point, tried almost everything on the menu and have yet to be disappointed. Make sure to stop in - you won't be sorry!!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch with kids
I needed place to eat with my wife and 2 kids. I searched Open Table for suggestions. Found this very nice little neighborhood place where we were able to grab brunch. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly and attentive. I would definitely visit again.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM