hello! i’ve been compiling some of my favorite things to do and eat in new york city by neighborhood and would love to begin with my personal favorite, the upper west side. although i might be partial since this is the neighborhood where i went to college, met and married my husband and now live with my little ones. ;)
we made a small video with jenner brown highlighting a few of our favorite spots, but more are listed below. (music in the video is by natalie prass, hold me close.)
new york city is such a fascinating and incredible place to live. i feel very lucky to experience it each day (or most days, if i’m being honest.) there is always a new restaurant or exhibit opening, and it really truly never sleeps (we ordered in sushi the other night at 1AM and i was reminded as we were looking at the options of what was nearby and still open, that we are in the heart of it. thank goodness too, because we couldn’t shake the sushi craving and who know what we would have done!)
as a new york city dweller and blogger, a question i receive most often is usually based around advice as to where to eat or what to do while visiting manhattan. while i might not know everyone’s preferences or interests, i hope this little guide can help in some way while you plan your next trip to the city!
so here we go!
things to eat on the upper west side:
the smith (get the hot potato chips with bleu cheese fondu!)
1900 broadway (at the corner of 63rd) 212-496-5700 …and don’t forget to use the photobooth in the basement :)
the children’s museum (it might just be me, but i feel like this one is a bit of a germ fest since it’s so touch and feel with kids. i pretty much bathe mine in hand sanitizer prior to leaving)
212 west 83rd street 212-721-1223
hungarian pastry shop (josh and i used to live here when we were newly married and lived in harlem. it’s one of our favorite city spots.)
1030 amsterdam av (btwn 110th and 111th st) 212-866-4230
and according to josh’s guide, la taqueria y fonda la mexicana (but be prepared to smell like their grill upon leaving)
968 amsterdam (btwn 107th and 108th) 212-531-0383
if i left off any of your own personal upper west side favorites, let me know! i know this doesn’t have every spot or restaurant worth visiting listed, but hopefully it will help get you started. more nyc neighborhood guides coming your way soon!