UPDATE: Upper West Side RedFarm Is Now Hiring; Targeting Mid-September Open

It’s been more than a year since West Village based RedFarm confirmed rumors they were planning an UWS outpost of their popular Chinese/dim sum restaurant at the former Fatty Crab space at 2170 Broadway (76th/77th). The eagerly anticipated opening was originally slated for “early 2013,” but UWS fans have been forced to wait as the [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Ollie’s Noodle Shop, Choco Bolo, Triad Theater, Stage 72, Card-o-Mat, Red Farm

Posted last Thursday about the fire that broke out in Ollie’s Noodle Shop on Broadway and blanketed a huge chunk of the West 60s in smoke. At the time, it was reported that Ollie’s (1991 Broadway, between 67th & 68th) would be closed “indefinitely.” Well, “indefinitely” has been changed to “permanently.”

UWS Openings & Closings: Legend, RedFarm, The Purple Fig

Posted last month that Rack & Soul closed shop at 258 W. 109th (near Broadway) after six years. A new restaurant has already taken over the space and it’s pretty big news (at least in terms of restaurant openings): An outpost of Chelsea’s highly regarded Legend Chinese restaurant opened its doors this weekend. Upper West [...]

UWS Closings: Fatty Crab, Lisca

Posted back in July that the Upper West Side outpost of Fatty Crab would be closing in the “fall” to make room for uber-popular West Village Chinese/dim sum restaurant RedFarm’s expansion into the neighborhood. Looks like “fall” meant “Labor Day,” as Fatty Crab will shuttering tonight.

UWS Openings & Closings: RedFarm, Fatty Crab, Thai Season, Nordstrom

UPDATE 12/3: A rep from RedFarm told me they expect to open “sometime in early 2013.” Rumors have been swirling for months that RedFarm, the incredibly popular West Village Chinese/dim sum restaurant, was looking to expand to the Upper West Side. Esteemed restaurant critic (and Upper West Sider) Gael Greene first mentioned the possibility back [...]

UWS Openings, Closings & Rumors: Westside Market, Associated Supermarket, Michaels, RedFarm

Mentioned last week the long-awaited new Westside Market at 2589 Broadway (between 97th & 98th) was slated to open on either 3/28 or 3/29. Looks like it was the latter, as @redr239 wrote in on Thursday evening to say “Westside Market is open and jumping.” Frequent tipster Jim e-mailed the next day and added that [...]

New York Magazine Lists Top 101 Restaurants In NYC For 2012 — UWS Is Home To 10 Of Them

New York Magazine restaurant reviewer Adam Platt recently released his list of the top 101 restaurants in New York City. The Upper West Side was decently represented with ten neighborhood restaurants appearing on the list.

Upper West Side Week In Review: 12/19 – 12/25/11

A round-up of Upper West Side news, deals, photos, real estate, and openings/closings from the past week (Abbreviated Christmas Edition):

Upper West Side Openings, Closings & Rumors: Serafine, Geisha, RedFarm, Westside Market

The Serafina that’s moving into the old West Branch space at 2178 Broadway (at 77th) looks to be coming along nicely. Actually, it’s supposed to be a Serafina/Geisha combo. Still no word of an opening date, but MUW reader @jmagNYC sent in this “spy” shot of sorts. Perhaps more interestingly, that same 2178 Broadway space [...]