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 wine bar Ardesia and former Business Manager and Head of Strategic Partnerships at the venerable Le Bernedin.
She’s also an Upper West Sider and gave Serious Eats her top food picks for her slice of the neighborhood.
You can read the full story at SeriousEats.com (meant to post this last week — I’m in catch-up mode).
These guides aren’t meant to cover entire neighborhoods — Ms. Oser lives at Columbus & 77th, so most of the restaurants she mentions are in that general vicinity.
The article includes a brief write-up on each spot, but here’s the quick list:
- Pizza: Big Nick’s
- Burgers: Telepan
- Coffee: Joe The Art Of Coffee
- Bagels: Bagel Talk
- Breakfast: Fairway Cafe
- Wine Bar: Bin 71
- Greek: Kefi
- Tacos: The Great Burrito
- Light Night Eats: Ditch Plains
- Date Night: Dovetail
- Can’t Miss Neighborhood Spot: Anything from the Daniel Boulud “corner” [Broadway & 64th] Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud and Epicerie Boulud
Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts on these places in the comments section.
I prefer the pizza at Freddie & Peppers over Big Nick’s, but maybe that’s just me.
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