Upper West Side

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Seven Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a gluten-free creperie opens in Cobble Hill, the owners of Buttermilk Channel open a French bistro in Brooklyn, and S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    What's Happening This Weekend: Black Friday Brunch, Beer Battle, Alternatives to Champagne, Mominette's First Anniversary

    The long weekend is here! We say you abandon your Black Friday shopping strategy, take it easy, and check out a few of the city's less intense events -- none of which require you to wait in line at 5 a.m.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    First Look: RedFarm UWS

    Ed Schoenfeld and Joe Ng's Upper West Side outpost of their downtown hit RedFarm (2170 Broadway, 212-724-9700) opened its doors this weekend after over a year of delays and a lengthy six-week staff training. It's a shame about the delays, but Schoenfeld's a pro: If our experience on opening day was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Drink Cheaply at Barley & Grain, Dominie's Hoek, Bravest, and The Way Station

    The only thing scarier than going to a haunted house this October is watching the price of pints rise. Fortunately, we've found a few places where the art of affordable drinking is still practiced.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Northern Spy Food Co.'s Hadley Schmitt: "I'd Rather Be the Disciplined Guy Than the Inspired Guy"

    Step into Northern Spy Food Co., and you'll likely spot Hadley Schmitt quietly and methodically working in his sliver of an open kitchen near the back of the space. Though he looks quite young, his demeanor is outs him as a seasoned pro, the product of a long career that began when his sister landed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Pre-Labor Day Cheap Drinks at Hey Mambo, Recovery Room Bar and Grill, and Woodwork

    Before you drop a ton of cash prepping for that pig roast, why not save a few bucks? Here's a look at this week's cheap drink specials--all of which can help you save a bit to bring home the bacon:

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Inside the Peppy and Jumpy World of Skipping Club [Video]

    What is skipping club? Michelle Joni Lapidos, 28, started her skipping club six months ago as a way for people to come together and experience the joys of skipping. As far as she knows, it's the only one of its kind. Check out our video after the jump.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Silver Moon Bakery's Fig and Pepper Bread, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Later this year, we'll pen our Best of NYC issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a taste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Restaurants at Yotel Will Close; Kefi Closed for a Few Months

    Over the next two weeks, the Times Square outpost of hotel chain Yotel will close its three restaurants, Grub Street reported. DohYo, Terrace, and Four were all run by chef Richard Sandoval and served Latin-Asian cuisine. The restaurants employed 102 people, and also provided room service to hotel g ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 13, 2013


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  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Say Goodbye to Soutine and the Hairy Monk

    The Hairy Monk, the Boston-themed bar in Murray Hill, closed earlier this month. But according to DNAinfo, Boston fans have taken to Honky Tonk and are calling it Monk North.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Say Hello To More 16 Handles, Ristorante Rafele

    16 Handles Frozen Yogurt is expanding across Manhattan with four additional stores. Already opened: Chelsea at 178 8th between 19th and 20th streets. Slated to open late August: Murray Hill at 428 Third Avenue between 29th and 30th streets. October opening: SoHo at 240 Lafayette between Spring and P ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012
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    July 12, 2012

    Tomorrow: 10 Best Gelatos (er, Gelati) in New York

    On the Upper West Side, Screme offers all sorts of playful mix-ins with the frozen product -- but it is good enough to make our top 10? What is gelato? Isn't it the same thing as ice cream? No, it's not. By strict definition, the product is much lower in fat -- averaging 8% rather than the minimu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    RedFarm Offers Takeout, Expands to UWS

    Eclectic dim-sum joint RedFarm is now offering takeout for pick-up. The creation of Chinese food guru Ed Schoenfeld and dim-sum chef Joe Ng, the restaurant also announced via Twitter and the New York Times that they'll enlarge their current location by taking over the laundromat downstairs and will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    $49 Three-Course Lobster Menu at Vai

    To celebrate National Lobster Day (June 15 everyone, mark your calendars), Vai on the Upper West Side will launch an three-course Lobster Menu for $49 available from today to Sunday, June 17.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Say Goodbye to The Lakeside Lounge, Mary Queen of Scots

    Alphabet City loses another dive bar with The Lakeside Lounge gone. [EV Grieve] Niko on Mercer Street has closed due to a plumbing problem. "We had a flood; whether or not we reopen depends on what happens with the insurance,'' owner Cobi Levy told Grub Street. However, sources close to the restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Say Hello to Neta, Casa Enrique

    Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Neta, a sushi restaurant in the Village run by the people behind Masa, opened last Friday. [Grub Street] Today is opening day for Russian restaurant Brasserie Pushkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Blogroll Gazette: Food Mashups, Restaurant Nostalgia

    Inspired by Taco Bell's Doritos shells, McSweeney's imagines other food mashups. Serious Eats gives us Frank Bruni's recommendations for dining on the Upper West Side.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    5 Drinks to Cure That Post-Holiday Hangover

    SweetOnVeg / FlickrWhen aspirin doesn't cut it, try these drinks​So while the efficacy of the hangover patch remains in question, it's time to explore some of New York City's other remedies that aim to cure that splitting headache and bleary-eyedness that comes after a night of fun ringing in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    'This Is Neighborhood Rot' Stickers Now Available Online

    via​In late November, West Side Rag (a nominee for a Village Voice "best neighborhood blog" award!) pointed out that someone had been papering the empty storefronts of the Upper West Side with stickers that read "This Is Neighborhood Rot," "This Is Neighborhood Decay," "This Is a Neighborhood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Vegan Pasta Alla Carbonara? Apparently, It Does Exist

    Are looks deceiving? ​Few foods remain as shrouded in mystery as pasta alla carbonara.The plate -- traditionally a rib-sticking combo of pasta, egg yolk, cream, pancetta, and parmigiano-reggiano -- has several origin myths. 

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Inside Suckadelic Enterprises, R.E.M.'s Reckoning

    This week in the Voice, out today: Camille Dodero profiles the Sucklord, 42-year-old Morgan Phillips, who lived with his mother till the age of 36 but is now an important figure in the designer toy world despite thinking that everyone sucks. Maura Johnston takes stock of R.E.M.'s breakup in light o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Watch It Rain in the Subway

    A flash flood watch is still in effect for New York City and surrounding areas, though the rain seems to have calmed down a bit, for the moment. But earlier today it was pretty awful, outside and apparently in the subway as well. AM New York's Tim Herrera shot this video, in which commuters actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Joey Phadungsil 'In' at Sura Thai Urban Kitchen; Hok Chin 'Out' at Duo

    ​Joey Phadungsil has taken over the kitchen at Sura Thai Urban Kitchen, on the Upper West Side. She previously worked at Rhong-Tiam. [NY Times] James Beard finalist Jim Burke, from Philadelphia, will be the executive chef at Stephen Starr's forthcoming restaurant in the New York Historical So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2011

    Dish No. 69: Shrimp Egg Foo Yung at King Food Chen

    ​You can't spare the gravy when eating egg foo yung! Repository of over two centuries of Cantonese-American culinary history, the neighborhood Chinese carryout may some day in the future be a thing of the past, as modern Thai cafes merging carryout and cocktails supplant some, and others simp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    David Malbequi 'Out' at La Silhouette; Michael White May Be Headed to UWS

    ​La Silhouette has a new chef. Matthew Tropeano, who most recently cooked at La Grenouille, is replacing David Malbequi after just seven months in the kitchen. [Eater] Michael White has revealed that he is scouting locations for his next venture on the Upper West Side. [Grub Street] David Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Upper West Side: The 'Luckiest' Place to Fall From Tall Buildings in NYC?

    ​The New York Post notes a strange feature of the Upper West Side today, a previously undisclosed real estate feature that may entice you to move there, if, perhaps, you're prone to falling from buildings. Apparently between last August and now, there have been three instances in which animals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Sparkling Rosés on the Rise; London Takes Pop-Up Restaurants to New Level

    ​Beer archaeologist Patrick McGovern is working with Dogfish's Sam Calagione to investigate brewing methods that go as far back as 18,000 years ago. [io9] Sparkling rosés might not be the most complex or sophisticated wines, but they are great for summer picnics, which would explain their gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    French Restaurant Gives Back Michelin Star; Food Blogger Sent to Jail For Negative Review

    ​French eatery Le Lisita just couldn't take the pressure anymore and decided to voluntarily give back its Michelin star after the increased staff costs that came with the ranking hurt profits post-global financial meltdown. [The Telegraph] A food blogger in Taipei was sentenced to 30 days in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    The Anti-Food Truck Bandwagon Is Getting Kind of Full

    ​It's been quite a month for food truck haters!

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Cuozzo Deems Trader Joe's Vegan Pad Thai Unworthy Cause of Assault

    The Trader Joe's incident did not involve a tennis racket. Or a man.​"I love Thai food. I even have a weakness for the sloppy, starchy article dispensed at cheap Thai eateries ruled by the takeout trade, where sauces are thickened to withstand the trip home. But I've never tasted anything as d ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    NYC's 10 Best Bar Food Snacks

    ​10. Fatty dog at Upper West Side Fatty Crab - The sausage is prodigal, a fat homemade link laced with a scalding Southeast Asian XO sauce. Add a good bun, fronds of cilantro, pickled purple radish, pickled cuke spear, and smear of wet mayo, and you have one great and gloppy bar snack. 2170 B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: NYC's Best Slices, Worst Restaurant Websites

    This week in food blogs... Eater rounded up the "Best Worst" New York City bar and restaurant websites. And, yes, a Todd English joint makes the cut. Grub Street wondered if Columbus Tavern, which opened last week on the Upper West Side, is the latest media haunt. A Hamburger Today created an In- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Fancy Upper West Side Building Hires Its Own Creative Director

    ​Ever felt that the seafoam green interior and moldy moldings of your Lower East Side walkup just don't "go" with the authentic door paint or vintage-scented elevator or occasional atmospheric shrieks and scufflings? Ah, if we lived at the Upper West Side's historic condo The Apthorp (resident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: New Year's Eve in the City

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Boqueria Soho & Flatiron Welcome the new year with a nine-course tapas tasting menu. There are two seatings -- 6 and 9 p.m. -- priced at $65 and $95, respectively. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2010

    CMJ Portrait: Sean Fitzgerald

    photo by Sam Horine Sean Fitzgerald Resides: Upper West Side Occupation: writer of short stories Best part of CMJ: Free booze, seeing new bands, and running around all night. Favorite band of CMJ: U.S. Royalty

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Taberna; Goodbye to Bar Blanc Bistro

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bar Blanc Bistro (formerly just Bar Blanc), tried to reinvent itself with a modified name and new chef last year. Now, it has announced it has closed and Sebastian Zijp has gone, but promises t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Evan Spingarn of Tangled Vine Talks Sustainable Wine, Pairing Myths & Drinking What You Don't Know

    Evan Spingarn wants you to try something other than the Cab.​The term sustainable has made its way to the wine glass, but the point for wine geeks isn't necessarily eco-friendliness. At Tangled Vine, a newish wine bar on the Upper West Side that our own Sarah DiGregorio found delightful, touts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    96th Street Station Gets a Partial Reveal

    ​Upper West Siders and those who occasionally venture to the Upper West Side under threat of disownment will rejoice on this sunny Monday because the new 96th Street station building--located in the Broadway median between 95th and 96th Streets--is now open for business (namely, taking the 1, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Brooklyn Flea Vendors to Feed SummerStage; The Best Bars for Babies

    ​Food vendors from the Brooklyn Flea have been enlisted to sell their fare at the 36 performances of SummerStage in Central Park this summer. Look for Pizza Moto, The Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Asia Dog, among other favorites. [NY Times] Orthorexia, an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    This Week's Voice: Vampire Weekend, Ke$ha, MC Paul Barman, Rosanne Cash, and More

    The cast of Survivor: Upper West Side. Photo by Soren Solkaer Starbird​In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla wrestles with Vampire Weekend's vastly ambitious, vastly improved Contra, Ben Westhoff hangs out in MOMA's outdoor sculpture garden with MC Paul Barman, Ryan Dombal chronicles the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Dovetail Re-opens Tonight, Expanded and Renovated

    Dovetail, pre-renovation.​Just as Mario Batali has shrunk Del Posto in his quest for the NYT stamp of approval, Dovetail has added 20 seats to its dining room and 500 bottles to its wine list. According to a rep, John Fraser's Upper West Side New American restaurant will also boast a new somme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    I Almost Dated a Control Freak

    I appear to be as passive as a dime-store sponge, so I tend to attract people who like to dominate and control me. But what these freaks don't seem to realize is that my socially inept exterior hides a will of steel, and the more they order me around or act disapprovingly, the faster I run back to t ... More >>

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