Monday: Our 10 Best Upper West Side Restaurants


Burger patties flaming in the window of Big Nick’s

Four years ago, FitR inaugurated Our 10 Best series. For most of that time, we’ve put it up at 8 on Friday mornings — but now we’re going to start posting it Monday at 7 a.m. instead. This Monday, look for Our 10 Best Upper West Side Restaurants, the first time we’ve ranked the restaurants in that neighborhood — which was originally designed to look like Paris, and still does.

With its excellent thick burgers cooked over flame at relatively cheap prices and in dozens of permutations, will Big Nick’s — a Broadway fixture since 1962 — be among the top 10? Will newcomers like Dovetail make the cut?

We’ve spent three solid weeks revisiting old places and checking out new ones. We’ve had setbacks, but we’re confident that we’ve come up with a solid list of the best places to eat on the Upper West Side.

So please tune in bright and early Monday morning to check out Our 10 Best Upper West Side restaurants.

Big Nick’s matzo ball soup is fine, too, but why is that garlic knot floating among the matzo balls?.