Upper West Side Restaurant Review: Cocina Economica Mexico

It’s been exactly four months since Cocina Economica Mexico opened at 452 Amsterdam (between 81st & 82nd) in the former Recipe space (same owners). The crew from Serious Eats recently went to check it out and file a review.

Restaurateur (And Upper West Sider) Mandy Oser Dishes On Her Favorite Neighborhood Food Spots

Serious Eats occasionally posts neighborhood dining guides based on the favorite spots of well-known/respected food and restaurant biz types from around NYC. In June they featured chef Michael White, a James Beard Award recipient, top restaurateur, and Upper West Sider. They recently ran a similar post with Many Oser — owner of popular Hell’s Kitchen [...]

UWS Restaurant Review: Candle Cafe West

I have no idea where the time has gone, but its been six months since Candle Cafe West, an offshoot of the popular East Side organic and vegetarian/vegan eateries Candle Cafe and Candle 79, opened its doors on the Upper West Side (2427 Broadway, between 89th & 90th). Unsurprisingly (given its pedigree), the restaurant has [...]

UWS Restaurant Review: NYT Awards Two Stars To Nougatine At Jean Georges

New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells recently reviewed Nougatine at Jean Georges (1 Central Park West, at 60th) and came away impressed by both the food and the restaurant’s recent physical overhaul, awarding it two stars. The restaurant is a slightly more casual offshoot of neighboring Jean Georges, which was awarded three stars in the [...]

UWS Restaurant Review: Savann

Amsterdam Avenue is chock full ‘o restaurants — some good, others not so much. Blanca over at FriendEat.com recently reviewed Savann, a Turkish restaurant at 414 Amsterdam (between 79th & 80th). The verdict? “Unassumingly delicious” and “highly recommended.”

Upper West Side Restaurant Review: Caffe Storico

Have previously posted about the recent opening of Caffe Storico, the new Stephen Starr restaurant located in the Upper West Side’s New-York Historical Society (170 Central Park West, at 77th). Starr is a well-known restauranteur and Storico’s opening was part of the recent $70 million renovation to N-YHS. The kitchen is helmed by rising culinary [...]

NY Post Restaurant Critic Takes Huge Shit On UWS Newcomer Joanne (Lady Gaga’s Papa’s Place)

There are positive restaurant reviews, there are negative restaurant reviews, and then there are reviews like the one Steve Cuozzo of the New York Post wrote yesterday about Joanne (70 W. 68th), the highly-anticipated restaurant venture from Lady Gaga’s dad (aka Joe Germanotta) and celebrity chef Art Smith that opened on Wednesday (previous coverage here, [...]

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.

NYT’s Sam Sifton Lists UWS Boulud Sud As One Of New York City’s Top 10 New Restaurants Of 2011

Boulud Sud, Chef Daniel Boulud’s latest restaurant, has been racking up near universal praise since it opened on the UWS at 20 West 64th last May. Now here’s some more: Sam Sifton of the New York Times recently listed it as #2 on his list 2011′s top ten new restaurants.

UWS Restaurant Review: Loi

After months of work, celebrity chef Maria Loi’s eponymous Greek restaurant finally opened a few weeks ago (previous coverage here, here, here, here, here, & here). Loi is located in the former Compass space at 208 W. 70th (between Amsterdam & West End). MUW reader Jen Maguire Coughlin recently had a chance to dine there [...]