At the start of this century, it was commonplace to say there were no good restaurants on the Upper West Side. It was wrong then and is even more wrong now, as new places open up. A cluster of Chinese restaurants has popped up on the northernmost edge of the neighborhood, new kosher and halal places are surging, and pizzerias offer arcane styles of pie. Meanwhile, Mexican restaurants with affordable menus dot the landscape, along with Vietnamese, Indian, Turkish, and Chilean places.
Culinarily speaking, the Upper West Side, which extends from Columbus Circle to 110th Street west of Central Park, is always renewing itself, and this revised map includes new places the neighborhood can be proud of, including Tatiana at Lincoln Center, the Gilder at the American Museum of Natural History, and Zurna, a new and inexpensive falafel spot near the neighborhood’s northern border.Read More