Restaurants are getting special permits to have sidewalk and curbside spaces for safe-distanced outside dining. Even scaffolding didn’t deter Patsy’s. Well done, all. Photo by Gwen H.
Too depressing. Oxbow Tavern gave up the ghost. Hoping for a new bistro with outside seating. Soon. Please.
New York should partially open its streets, using now-empty bike and/or car lanes for pedestrians so sidewalks can be used for al fresco dining. Safe – distancing outside will bring customers, income & jobs to neighborhoods.
An UWS neighborhood gem is feeding front line medical workers. Click here to find out how to donate: West Side Rag
A country French UWS boîte, “the box in the woods”, literally. A tiny space downstairs. Not great if you’ve got clausty issues. Close. Cozy. Snug. Yet the staff and atmosphere are friendly and it has endured in the neighborhood for many years. Food is standard bistro fare, bland and average quality. Nice Sancerre. Also on the plus side. Stairs make it difficult so no strollers or leashes at brunch.
Columbus Avenue gets another much-needed booster shot. A vibrant young crowd in a cool space with good food and a DJ to enhance the lively mood. It’s not for everyone. But, it’s fun. Baby clams, carpaccio and tuna tartare excellent. Wine list extensive and reasonable. More of a cocktail-centric crowd. It’s from the owners of Tessa (backwards = Asset) on Amsterdam. But a much different experience.
The best UWS spot morning, noon or nite. Friendly and fun. Chic ambience. Back room perfect for a special occasion gathering. From coffee to cocktails. A neighborhood gem.
So many Italian restaurants on the Upper West Side. Most of them mediocre. Cotta is casual with outside tables. Inside it is dark and loud with blaring music. But. The homemade pasta is superb. Sauces fresh and delicious. Sets it apart from any of the other choices. For the food.