Looking for a place to eat on the Upper West Side? Check out this list of exceptional and unique restaurants in the area:
Located at 170 Central Park West is Caffe Storico, an elegant Italian restaurant for any occasion. The dining room has high ceilings, soft lighting, and a very inviting atmosphere. The restaurant shares the building with a museum of which you can see the beautiful interior from inside the restaurant. The Panzanella Salad is a customer favorite.
Boulud Sud is a Mediterranean restaurant located at 20 West 64th Street. Though it is a fine dining restaurant, it has a casual atmosphere, serving flavorful and delicious foods. Be sure to check out the wine list, and don’t be afraid to try some of their unique dishes such as the Octopus a La Plancha.
This American-style restaurant is located at 72 West 69th Street and offers a wide variety of dishes. Chef/owner, Bill Telepan uses light and subtle flavors in his dishes which has yet to disappoint. A popular dish among the customers is the Lobster Bolognese, and the menu offers a variety of cocktails and a wine list.
Per Se is a French-American restaurant located at 10 Columbus Circle. This fourth floor restaurant is decorated with flower arrangements and fireplaces while looking out towards Central Park. The view is not the only perk of Per Se, but the dishes are excellent and presented beautifully as well. The menu changes daily so each dining experience at Per Se will be unique.
Jean Georges is located at 1 Central Park West in the Trump Building on the South-West corner of Central Park, perfectly located for a stroll in the park after dining. Renowned chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten does a phenomenal job with his unique food pairings, different to anything you have tried before.
Picholine is a French-Mediterranean restaurant, located in the Upper West Side at 35 West 64th Street. Be sure to make a reservation if you are looking for an elegant restaurant with a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere. Picholine is known for its exceptional quality food, the Prix-Fixe menu is recommended.
Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto
Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto is an Italian restaurant at 283 Amsterdam Avenue. The restaurant is L-shaped, and is decorated with black-mirrored walls and an imaginative map of Italy made from fruits, vegetables and meats. The setup and the decor gives it an intimate and uniquely hip atmosphere. There are a variety of Tuscan dishes but the Torta Di Ricotta is recommended.