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Staying on the upper West Side -- in the mid Seventies -dining suggestions?

Staying on the upper West Side -- in the mid Seventies -dining suggestions?

Mar 21st, 2012, 03:03 PM
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Staying on the upper West Side -- in the mid Seventies -dining suggestions?

Looking for some suggestions for moderate restaurants on the Upper West Side.
We are a casual retired couple = visitng New York for a week of theatre going, museums,- not too adventurous about dining - but love Chinese, Italian, Thai, Greek,. - ( always enjoy Sarabeth's) . Thanks for any suggestions.
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Mar 21st, 2012, 03:17 PM
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While visiting NYC last spring and staying in the same area as you, we really enjoyed Kefi, a Greek restaurant on Columbus btwn 84th/85th, and Bettola, a casual but lovely Italian place on Amsterdam btwn 79th/80th. Both very moderately priced, nice atmosphere, & great food.

I used www.menupages.com to research restaurants for my trip - highly recommend that site.
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Mar 21st, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Another vote for Kefi which is a neighborhood favorite. Also look at Ocean and Isabella's. For a great breakfast head up Amsterdam to the Popover Cafe or Barney Greengrass.
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Mar 21st, 2012, 09:07 PM
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Ouest is a very good restaurant.
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 04:03 AM
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There was a thread on this recently, by someone who stayed at the Beacon Hotel. She liked Ouest and Cesca:

http://www.fodors.com/community/unit...-west-side.cfm
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 05:40 AM
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Another fan of Kefi.

The last time I was there they offered a prix frixe menu in the very early evening. It was wonderful. I stopped there via the crosstown bus after a visit to the Met.
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Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Thanks to all of you for the wonderful suggestions. We arrive Tuesday and we've got some great choices - thanks to all of you who wrote back. I'll let you know how we made out.
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Mar 24th, 2012, 05:16 AM
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What good ideas! We will be in the same area. Thanks
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Mar 24th, 2012, 07:30 AM
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I'll throw out one more: Telepan. This was in the first wave of "market to table" restaurants in NYC; food is seasonal and well prepared and menu is not adventurous.

Moderate-high prices.
They have a $25 lunch deal, and are popular for weekend brunch, too.
Good looking space.


http://www.telepan-ny.com/welcome-to-telepan
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Mar 24th, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Very, very good Chinese restaurant with the unlikely name of The Cottage on 77th and Amsterdam. Doesn't get great reviews on menupages but I eat there every time I get into the city. Maybe because they serve boxed white wine instead of tea is the reason I'm happy with the place. Since I am vegetarian I am probably not the best critic as I've only had the house tofu, but the scallion pancake, and esp the sauce served with it, is the best I've had anywhere. I;ve brought a few people there and all seem to have liked their meal. Prices are good also. Give it a try.

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Mar 24th, 2012, 04:09 PM
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PS.. First time I had gnocchi was at Pappardlla's, 75th and Columbus, it was fantastic. Pizza was great at Patsy's, 74th and Columbus. Haven't been to either place in a few years so can't say how they are now. Come back to let us know where you ate and how it was, info for my next visit.


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