NYC's Upper West Side
Metropolitan Opera is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

1. Metropolitan Opera

9.6
70 Lincoln Center Plz (at Columbus Ave & 64th St), New York, NY
Opera House · Lincoln Square · 199 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: There's no better time to see a show at the Met than during winter, it's a must! Make sure you get your tickets early because every performance sells out quickly!

Levain Bakery is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

2. Levain Bakery

9.6
167 W 74th St (at Amsterdam Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · Upper West Side · 792 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The most delicious cookies you can find in the city. They're huge, thick, chewy, and well worth the $4 price tag. Definitely try the chocolate chip walnut cookie.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

3. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

9.6
70 Lincoln Center Plz (btwn Columbus & 10th Ave), New York, NY
Performing Arts Venue · Lincoln Square · 208 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Dress to impress here and get a glimpse of some of the best performances in the world. There is so much diversity you can't go wrong with any show but we love the Met Opera in the wintertime.

Soom Soom Vegetarian Bar is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

4. Soom Soom Vegetarian Bar

166 W 72nd St (at Amsterdam Ave.), New York, NY
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 36 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: It's not just the fact that they have the freshest, tastiest falafels around, it's the fact that you can add as many toppings as you want with their self serve topping bar! We really love this place.

Jacques Torres Chocolate is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

5. Jacques Torres Chocolate

8.5
285 Amsterdam Ave (btwn W 73rd & W 74th St), New York, NY
Chocolate Shop · Upper West Side · 57 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The chocolate speaks for itself at Jacques Torres but what goes under the radar is their hot chocolate! Seriously it's almost like drinking melted chocolate. So so good, especially in the wintertime.

Beard Papa's is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

6. Beard Papa's

8.8
2167 Broadway (btwn W 76th & W 77th St), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · Upper West Side · 76 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The crispy pastry shell alone of these cream puffs is enough to keep you coming back for more. No need to play it safe here, go for the green tea, éclair, or dulce de leche flavors.

Murray's Sturgeon Shop is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

7. Murray's Sturgeon Shop

6.3
2429 Broadway Ave (btwn W 89th & W 90th), New York, NY
Deli / Bodega · Upper West Side · 8 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Great local deli here, fill up on the chopped liver, smoked salmon, or our personal favorite - lox on a bagel.

Picholine is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

8. Picholine

35 W 64th St, New York, NY
French Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 38 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: An exquisite French-Mediterranean spot perfect for splurging. The food is remarkable but the only way to get the full experience is through the tasting menu and the popular cheese cart.

Boulud Sud is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

9. Boulud Sud

9.0
20 W 64th St (btwn Broadway & Central Park West), New York, NY
Mediterranean Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 130 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Daniel Boulud's latest restaurant is in a perfect location for a pre-theatre meal and they happen to have an aptly named menu just for that which is where you get the most for your money at $55.

Spiga Restaurant is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

10. Spiga Restaurant

200 W 84th St (bet Amsterdam & Columbus), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Upper West Side · 26 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Come here for an intimate, romantic evening, just try not to get overwhelmed by the extensive wine list. And if you're a movie buff you might just recognize this spot from Goodfellas.

The Dakota is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

11. The Dakota

8.3
1 W 72nd St (at Central Park W), New York, NY
Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · Upper West Side · 47 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The building where one of music's greatest icons was tragically shot. Gaze at the amazing architecture and then pay your respects by visiting the nearby memorial at Strawberry Fields in Central Park.

Luke's Lobster is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

12. Luke's Lobster

9.1
426 Amsterdam Ave (btw W 80th & 81st St), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Upper West Side · 89 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Same great lobster rolls as the East Village spot but we still recommend the Taste of Maine as the best bang for your buck. Best part of this location? You can now have it delivered!

Beacon Theatre is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

13. Beacon Theatre

9.4
2124 Broadway (at W 74th St), New York, NY
Concert Hall · Upper West Side · 165 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: A historic theatre perfect for everything from a comedy show to musical acts. It's small and broken up into 3 levels so there's not really a bad seat in the house. Seeing a concert here is a must!

Telepan is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

14. Telepan

72 W 69th St (at Columbus Ave), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 84 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The most value is in the $32 three course lunch menu here, don't miss out on it! We recommend the pan-roasted trout or the burger for the main course and gianduja for dessert.

15. American Museum of Natural History

9.4
200 Central Park W (btwn W 77th & W 81st St), New York, NY
Science Museum · Upper West Side · 1328 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This huge museum has something for everyone with its broad range of exhibits. Get off at the 81st St. stop on the 1-train which takes you right into the lower level of the museum itself.

Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

16. Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto

9.1
283 Amsterdam Ave (btw 73rd & 74th St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Upper West Side · 106 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The plates are small so don't hesitate to order a few items. We recommend the prosciutto di parma, caponata, and costina.

Shake Shack is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

17. Shake Shack

9.1
366 Columbus Ave (at W 77th St), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Upper West Side · 493 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Different location, same great burger. Good place to stop after checking out the Natural History Museum. As always, you've got to get the shack burger, a chocolate shake, and some cheese fries.

Screme Gelato Bar is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

18. Screme Gelato Bar

2030 Broadway (btwn 69th St & 70th St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · Lincoln Square · 13 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Good, fresh gelato served up here with lots of flavors to choose from. Look out for a person out front giving out free samples, it seems they're always there!

Bagel Talk is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

19. Bagel Talk

7.3
368 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY
Bagel Shop · Upper West Side · 47 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Since H&H's demise, this has been our go-to spot for excellent bagels. We particularly love their bagel sandwiches - bacon, egg, and cheese, yum!

Recipe is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

20. Recipe

452 Amsterdam Ave (at W 82nd St.), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Upper West Side · 30 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: We love the brunch here but it's great for dinner too. The vanilla brioche French toast is a force to be reckoned with, can't recommend it enough!

Hale & Hearty is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

21. Hale & Hearty

7.8
2284 Broadway (btwn 82nd & 83rd), New York, NY
Soup Place · Upper West Side · 17 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Get your soup and salad fix here. Can't go wrong with any of the chowders or the tomato cheddar.

Grandaisy Bakery is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

22. Grandaisy Bakery

176 W 72nd St (at Amsterdam Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · Lincoln Square · 44 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: If you're in the mood for pizza, get it. It's great here. But what we really come for is the panini dolce, a big sandwich cookie. They are simply unreal.

The Mermaid Inn is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

23. The Mermaid Inn

9.3
568 Amsterdam Ave (btwn W 87th & W 88th St), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Upper West Side · 167 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: No doubt about what to order here. The lobster roll. Though we do love the happy hour & a half check-in special too!

George Keeley NYC is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

24. George Keeley NYC

8.4
485 Amsterdam Ave (btwn W 83rd & W 84th St), New York, NY
Pub · Upper West Side · 108 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: If you're a sports fan, stop into this neighborhood pub to watch the game with some great microbrews. Not to mention all the free popcorn you could ask for!

Flor de Mayo is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

25. Flor de Mayo

8.5
484 Amsterdam Ave (btwn 83rd & 84th St.), New York, NY
Peruvian Restaurant · Upper West Side · 86 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Get a pitcher of sangria and the pollo a la brasa or lomo saltado. Yup, it's gonna be a good night.

Dovetail is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

26. Dovetail

9.0
103 W 77th St (at Columbus Ave), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Upper West Side · 131 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This exquisite restaurant is perfect for a date night, for which we recommend the veal chop for two. Otherwise, treat yourself to the butter poached lobster with mouth watering burgundy truffles.

Calle Ocho is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

27. Calle Ocho

9.0
45 W 81st St (at Columbus Ave), New York, NY
Latin American Restaurant · Upper West Side · 293 tips and reviews
Celeste is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

28. Celeste

8.6
502 Amsterdam Ave (btwn W 84th & W 85th St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Upper West Side · 121 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: No frills here, just great food at a good price. Keep an eye out for their pasta specials every night and be sure to bring cash - cards are not accepted.

Soutine Bakery is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

29. Soutine Bakery

104 W 70th St (at Columbus Ave.), New York, NY
Bakery · Lincoln Square · 12 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: What's that smell? Ah, it's Soutine's just baking some cakes and pastries! Their croissants are as good as it gets, don't leave without getting the pain au chocolat.

Boat Basin Cafe is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

30. Boat Basin Cafe

4.9
W 79th St (at Riverside Park), New York, NY
Café · Upper West Side · 211 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: A real hidden gem in the Upper West Side and it gets our vote for the best place to watch the sunset. Right on the Hudson River with sailboats passing by, relax, have a drink, and enjoy the view.

Seven's Turkish Grill is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

31. Seven's Turkish Grill

7.6
158 W 72nd St (btwn Amsterdam & Columbus Ave), New York, NY
Turkish Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 25 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Big portions of authentic, flavorful Turkish food. The doner kebab and chicken kebab are juicy and tender but the hummus puts everything over the top.

Ocean Grill is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

32. Ocean Grill

384 Columbus Ave (W 78th Street), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Upper West Side · 51 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Excellent seafood with a classy atmosphere. Try the chilean sea bass or the crab rusted mahi mahi and throw in some of the amazing parmesar truffle fries just for good measure.

Land Thai Kitchen is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

33. Land Thai Kitchen

8.8
450 Amsterdam Ave (btw 81st & 82nd), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · Upper West Side · 138 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Good prices with unique and tasty options. Start with the vegetable dumplings and then move on to the drunken noodle. Get it extra spicy!

Kefi is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

34. Kefi

8.3
505 Columbus Ave (btwn W 84th & W 85th St), New York, NY
Greek Restaurant · Upper West Side · 133 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Lots of must have dishes here. The lamb shank, grilled octopus, and sheep's milk dumplings are truly phenomenal.

Shalel Lounge is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

35. Shalel Lounge

8.6
65 W 70th St (Columbus Ave), New York, NY
Lounge · Lincoln Square · 70 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Simply put, this place is sexy and romantic, perfect for all you lovers out there. Grab a couple cocktails and split the bacon wrapped dates. Your night just got better.

Buceo 95 is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

36. Buceo 95

9.0
201 W 95th St (btwn Amsterdam Ave & Broadway), New York, NY
Tapas Restaurant · Upper West Side · 80 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: A great spot for tapas in the UWS. We recommend the bacon wrapped dates and the lamb sliders. Perfect for an early or late dinner.

Momoya is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

37. Momoya

8.2
427 Amsterdam Ave (btwn 80th & 81st St), New York, NY
Sushi Restaurant · Upper West Side · 51 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Great place for a date or just to catch up with someone. Get the sashimi platter, 26 bucks of heaven.

Mila Cafe is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

38. Mila Cafe

8.3
694 Columbus Ave (94th St), New York, NY
Breakfast Spot · Upper West Side · 21 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The Challah french toast here rocks! It's thick, sweet, and full of that buttery syrupy joy we all love. Cheap prices too, just remember it's cash only.

Grand Tier Restaurant at The Metropolitan Opera House is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

39. Grand Tier Restaurant at The Metropolitan Opera House

7.4
Lincoln Center Plaza (Columbus & 64th St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 8 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The dress code is formal and as such you can expect an exquisite dining experience here. Perfect for a pre-theater meal.

Pier I Cafe is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

40. Pier I Cafe

8.8
W. 70th St (Riverside Park South), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 167 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: One of the best places in the city to enjoy a beer and a burger while watching the sun set. Come here after a nice walk along the Hudson and clear your mind.

The Dead Poet is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

41. The Dead Poet

8.0
450 Amsterdam Ave (btwn 81st & 82nd St), New York, NY
Pub · Upper West Side · 88 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Fun atmosphere, great drinks and free popcorn! If you’re a Guinness fan this is a must-visit!

Rigoletto Pizza is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

42. Rigoletto Pizza

141 W 72nd St (btwn Columbus & Amsterdam Ave), New York, NY
Pizza Place · Lincoln Square · 27 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Known for having one of the best pizzas in New York City. The variety of toppings served on the pizza like the eggplant, goat cheese and fresh sliced tomatoes make the pizzas more delicious.

Fishtag is one of NYC's Upper West Side.

43. Fishtag

7.5
222 W 79th St (btwn Broadway/Amsterdam), New York, NY
Gastropub · Upper West Side · 48 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This is a great place for smoked fish, the salmon is to die for and the wine is delicious!