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Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in Upper West Side

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A photo of The Milling Room restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2954)
Price: Expensive
• American • Upper West Side
Booked 22 times today
The Milling Room features seasonal locally-sourced American cuisine, served in a sky-lit dining room and lively tavern-inspired bar in the heart of the Upper West Side.We are accepting reservations for the Main Dining Room. Our Tavern welcomes you for walk-ins.Our hours of operation for dinner are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm. We serve Brunch Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am - 3:30 pmWe have a 15-minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 10 minutes after your reservation time otherwise, we will release your table. For larger parties, 6+ we require a credit card to hold the reservation due to limited availability. Any cancellations made within 24 hours of the reservation time or no-shows will be charged a $35 per person cancellation fee.
A photo of Bad Roman restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1799)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper West Side
Booked 247 times today
A new lively, modern Italian restaurant from Quality Branded.
A photo of La Grande Boucherie restaurant
4.5
Awesome(7046)
Price: Very Expensive
• French • Midtown West
Booked 220 times today
With a dazzling dining gallery featuring 40’ glass ceilings, this one-of-a-kind brasserie is built in the tradition of the Belle Epoque, inspired by elegant and ornamental Art Nouveau style. The menu features French classics and timeless bistro favorites, with a focus on prime cuts and an in-house meat program. In addition to an extensive wine list and classic cocktails, La Grande Boucherie also features an inspired menu of absinthe-driven signature drinks.We look forward to welcoming you! (you can find the hours of operation on this page)**Please note that kitchen hours may differ
A photo of Central Park Boathouse restaurant
4.5
Awesome(492)
Price: Very Expensive
• Continental • Upper East Side
Booked 128 times today
Dine with us in the beautifully updated restaurant that reimagines the Boathouse's iconic history and charm. Whether returning after the long-awaited opening or making your first visit, our fully refreshed menu has something for everyone.Reviving old traditions and making new ones – we’ve got something for everybody.Monday - SaturdayLUNCH: 11am -4pmDINNER: 4pm - 9pmSundayBRUNCH: 11am - 2:45pmDINNER: 3pm - 8pmIn addition, our outdoor Cafe, which is open daily from 8am to 7pm. *For parties of 10 or more: please contact us at info@centralparkboathouse.com
A photo of Nubeluz restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(404)
Price: Very Expensive
• Cocktail Bar • NoMad
Booked 127 times today
Nubeluz by José Andrés is a lightbox in the sky, bringing together the Spanish word for cloud (“nube”) and for light (“luz”). Located on the 50th floor of The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, Nubeluz offers modern interpretations of classic cocktails and small bites coupled with remarkable 270-degree views of the New York City skyline.
A photo of Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(28673)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Theater District
Booked 399 times today
Carmine's is a neighborhood gem in NYC's Theater District, serving up Southern Italian cuisine in a family style. Reviews rave about the generous portions, exceptional value, and warm, inviting atmosphere. It's praised for its 'authentic Italian trattoria' vibe and 'cozy and intimate setting'. The service is frequently mentioned as attentive, efficient, and gracious. The restaurant exudes a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere, perfect for dining with friends and family.
A photo of Cafe Luxembourg restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(8386)
Price: Expensive
• French American • Upper West Side
Booked 121 times today
Cafe Luxembourg is offering reservations for indoor and outdoor dining. Walk-Ins are welcome. Our Outdoor Cafe is complete with rain-proof awnings, electric heaters and flexible plexiglass windows for your comfort.Due to demand, we are unable to hold your reservation past the time it has been booked. If you are not present at the time of your reservation, we will offer the table to waiting guests. If you are running late or wish to cancel, please call us at 212-873-7411. We look forward to seeing you soon. The safety and welfare of our employees and guests is a top priority.Cafe Luxembourg has newly installed Merv13 filters, installed in all ducts. The filters trap 98% of airborne particles as small as .3 microns The air is not recycled but forced fresh air. Thank you for your patronage!
A photo of Nice Matin restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(4572)
Price: Moderate
• French • Upper West Side
Booked 62 times today
For nearly two decades, Nice Matin has been the Upper West Sides most elegant, beautifully designed and sophisticated dining destination. Featuring a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning Wine List and an extraordinary, inventive, French Provençal-inspired menu created by Chef Andy D'Amico, who was named "Best Chef" by New York Magazine food editor Gillian Duffy, Nice Matin is the essential French Brasserie and Wine Destination of the Upper West Side.
A photo of Elea restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1362)
Price: Very Expensive
• Greek • Upper West Side
Booked 66 times today
We are bringing "True Greek" to the Upper West Side. At eléa, we only use the finest quality ingredients (Grade 1 Yellow Fin Tuna, Loche Duarte Scottish Salmon) to create traditional "True Greek" fare. Now Open, on the heels of the successful summer opening of Kyma Flatiron, sister restaurant eléa on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. With an open split-level design punctuated with traditional Grecian pottery and décor, eléa will transport guests to a romantic island vacation while also evoking an intimate, softly lit aesthetic perfectly suited for the uptown neighborhood. Meaning “olive” in ancient Greek, eléa offers guests a menu of soulful and modern Greek dishes that encompass flavors across the region’s many islands and terrains.
A photo of The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel restaurant
4.3
Awesome(6356)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Midtown East
Booked 82 times today
The Palm Court’s Afternoon Tea truly shines with custom tableware and china, a fragrant tea list steeped in history, and of course, a bit of precocious Eloise too. Guests are invited to nibble on our in-house Pastry Chef’s unique culinary offerings like delicate finger sandwiches, buttery scones and elegant desserts, which are all made from scratch with local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.Hours: Breakfast* | 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.Confirmed breakfast reservations at The Palm Courtare reserved for hotel guests at this time.Afternoon Tea | 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.Evening Fare & Cocktails* | 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.Reservations are not required but recommended*Evening Tier and Light Fare menu ends at 10 p.m.*Based on hotel occupancy. Hotel guests will be priority.For parties larger than 6 guests, please send an inquiry email to PalmCourt.PLZ@Fairmont.com

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Discover best neighborhood gem restaurants in Upper West Side

Discover the hidden treasures of New York City's Upper West Side with our curated list of neighborhood gems that provide a unique and intimate dining experience. Each restaurant in this vibrant Manhattan locale offers a charming ambiance, exceptional service, and a menu brimming with delicious delights, making them standout spots for both locals and visitors. From authentic Italian eateries to cozy American bistros and innovative Mediterranean kitchens, these establishments are celebrated for their commitment to quality and their ability to create a memorable dining atmosphere. The Upper West Side is renowned for its diverse culinary scene that caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. Here, you can find everything from upscale dining experiences to casual, cozy spots perfect for a leisurely meal. These neighborhood gems are not only about great food but also about creating a sense of community and belonging, making them true cornerstones of the area. Whether you're in the mood for handcrafted pasta, expertly cooked comfort food, or vibrant Mediterranean flavors, these restaurants embody the essence of the Upper West Side's dining culture. Each location has been praised for its unique contribution to the local food scene, offering both a delightful meal and a welcoming environment. Ideal for any occasion, whether a family dinner, a romantic date, or a casual meet-up with friends, these neighborhood gems are sure to provide an unforgettable dining experience.

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