Best NYC restaurants located within a 5 minute walk of 81st Street – Museum of Natural History Station | Ratings, Reviews & Maps

The following New York City restaurants are all conveniently located within a 5 minute walk of the 81st Street – Museum of Natural History Subway Station. They are sorted according to their overall rating on Yelp. When you are looking for a great place to eat near 81st Street – Museum of Natural History Station in NYC, any of the following restaurants should prove to be a good choice.

Lokal 83 Mediterranean Kitchen

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 370 Reviews.

Lokal 83 Mediterranean Kitchen
Lokal 83 Mediterranean Kitchen map

Price: $$

Category: Mediterranean Turkish Cocktail Bars

Address:
473 Columbus Ave
83rd street
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 595-5554

5 Star Rating Really nice for us to make our dine in post pandemic restaurant debut at this nice neighborhood restaurant. We were kindly offered a table indoors or out.... Read More

Anna L. May-17-2021

5 Star Rating This is the best Mediterranean restaurant in NYC. I had such a great experience. I came here on Friday at around 5 o'clock. I was so surprised by how busy... Read More

Maria S. Dec-01-2020

5 Star Rating I decided to drive into NYC for a socially distanced lunch with my son. He lives on the Upper West Side and we were in the mood for some Mediterranean food.... Read More

gerrie s. Apr-21-2021

Ashoka Indian Restaurant

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 273 Reviews.

Ashoka Indian Restaurant
Ashoka Indian Restaurant map

Price: $$

Category: Indian

Address:
489 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 875-1400

5 Star Rating This has become our go to Indian delivery spot during covid, and we recently moved right around the corner so now it's even easier to get! We always order... Read More

Greer M. Oct-16-2020

5 Star Rating I ordered saag paneer and garlic naan from Ashoka and was blown away. The dishes were incredibly flavorful and my meal arrived to my door quickly. I'll... Read More

Whitney S. May-03-2020

5 Star Rating Takeout from Ashoka is reliably great. We have ordered a good variety of dishes from there now, including chicken saag, tikka masala, and korma, chana pindi... Read More

Daniel D. May-01-2021

The Milling Room

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 486 Reviews.

The Milling Room
The Milling Room map

Price: $$$

Category: American (New) Wine Bars Cocktail Bars

Address:
446 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 595-0380

5 Star Rating They are open again! We love Milling Room and came to dine outside many times last summer. Just had another wonderful meal tonight. We had soft shell crab... Read More

Cassandra H. Apr-10-2021

5 Star Rating We ordered the short rib hash, which is a very popular menu item as well as special of the day braised beef sandwich. The food was really delicious. Get the... Read More

Natasha A. Oct-21-2020

5 Star Rating Heavenly outdoor brunch option during COVID. Huevos Rancheros is excellent (coming from a TX native), as are all the salads. Read More

Allison M. Nov-21-2020

Shake Shack

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 2361 Reviews.

Shake Shack
Shake Shack map

Price: $$

Category: Burgers Hot Dogs Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Address:
366 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (646) 747-8770

4 Star Rating It's been 6 years, I'm having a hard time dropping a deuce on the throne right now- so, guess it's time for an update? Burgers: 5 Chicken (all): 4... Read More

Your Mom's Y. Jan-10-2021

4 Star Rating I'll be the first to admit I've never understood what the Shake Shack hype is all about. I had it once about a decade ago, and I liked it well enough, but... Read More

Juliana T. Dec-14-2020

4 Star Rating One of my go-to Shake Shacks being in the UWS neighborhood. This was a review specific my visit last Thursday and really because of the limited edition... Read More

Joanne U. Dec-05-2020

Vin Sur Vingt

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 61 Reviews.

Vin Sur Vingt
Vin Sur Vingt map

Price: $$

Category: Wine Bars French Coffee & Tea

Address:
66 W 84th St
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (646) 895-9944

5 Star Rating Feels like you're truly at a French bistro. Small table setting (groups of 2-4 only), great menu of small plates, with a wonderful wine menu, tucked quietly... Read More

Andrew F. May-14-2021

1 Star Rating When a business tells you "we don't want your business" I'm willing to take them at their word. I'll never order from them again, and i'll do my best to... Read More

David L. Mar-19-2021

5 Star Rating I came here the other day for my lunch break away from the office. Working across the street makes the Plaza Food Hall convenient for both lunch and happy... Read More

Alina H. Feb-16-2020

Tri Dim West

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 122 Reviews.

Tri Dim West
Tri Dim West map

Price: $$

Category: Shanghainese Szechuan Dim Sum

Address:
467 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 585-1398

5 Star Rating Stopped here to order some small bites with my girl. Turned out to be the best Chinese food we've had since arriving in NYC last fall. Try their steamed... Read More

Laine W. Apr-10-2021

4 Star Rating TDW definitely blew my expectations! I'm slowly doing a tour of the Chinese options scattered throughout the West 60s-80s (Han Dynasty - burn-your-mouth-off... Read More

Joy G. May-16-2021

5 Star Rating Just ordered last night. WOW was the food great!!! Everyone enjoyed the quality and freshness of the appetizers and entrees. So very lucky to have such a... Read More

Maury M. May-26-2021

Raku - It's Japanese II

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 335 Reviews.

Raku - It's Japanese II
Raku - It's Japanese II map

Price: $$

Category: Japanese Sushi Bars

Address:
57 W 76th St
New York, NY 10023

Phone: (212) 873-1220

4 Star Rating Lunch specials are a great way to try new restaurants without spending a fortune. Raku II Japanese restaurant located on West 76th street offers decent... Read More

Marie S. Apr-09-2021

4 Star Rating This review is for delivery - everything was delicious! I greatly enjoyed the sushi provided and the delivery was timely. My order was "Sushi for Two" and... Read More

Joan S. Jan-11-2021

5 Star Rating I really dig this consistently great, low key sushi spot. I was introduced to this spot by a client who has since become a great friend. Food was always... Read More

Lu H. Dec-28-2020

Gari Columbus

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 328 Reviews.

Gari Columbus
Gari Columbus map

Price: $$$$

Category: Sushi Bars Japanese

Address:
370 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 362-4816

5 Star Rating I came here for omakase on a Saturday afternoon and the food was delicious! Gari's sushi has more bells and whistles and definitely isn't a place to go to... Read More

Jin C. Nov-02-2019

2 Star Rating COVID-period review. I have been to Gari countless times over the years but their quality during this pandemic period has been extremely subpar. They are... Read More

Serina W. Nov-01-2020

5 Star Rating Eating at Gari Columbus is a really lovely experience! I saw comments about excessive noise, but it was really peaceful when I went. (Granted, there were... Read More

Elizabeth Y. Aug-19-2019

Flame

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 436 Reviews.

Flame
Flame map

Price: $$

Category: Sushi Bars Japanese Asian Fusion

Address:
100 W 82nd St
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (646) 870-0301

4 Star Rating I found the food & service to be good, the prices were very reasonable & overall it was a good experience but I do have 2 things, we were a party of 2 & an... Read More

Carmen F. May-28-2021

4 Star Rating Ordered takeaway for my birthday picnic in Central Park. I will warn you if it's not a set from the menu if you ask them for example for chefs choice for 9... Read More

Ashley C. Jun-14-2021

4 Star Rating Flame is open for outdoor dining!! I was actually really warm in their outdoor seating. My BF ordered the steak hibachi and it was actually pretty good. A... Read More

Holly N. Jan-15-2021

Modern Bread and Bagel

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 177 Reviews.

Modern Bread and Bagel
Modern Bread and Bagel map

Price: $$

Category: Breakfast & Brunch Bakeries Bagels

Address:
472 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (646) 775-2985

5 Star Rating WOW I ordered this for delivery and holy moly it was the most incredible bagel with scallion cream cheese, lox, onion and tomato. It was to die for!!!! And... Read More

Layla T. Jun-11-2021

5 Star Rating I would like to update my review. I gave them originally a one start when they first opened and I just think they were not ready for the crowds that came... Read More

Katherine T. Nov-03-2020

5 Star Rating Modern Bread and Bagel NY MN UWS 2021 May This dedicated gluten free bread and bagel place was delicious. There was a decently long line on this Sunday... Read More

Leonard L. May-23-2021

New York City Culinary Tours

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Greenwich Village Italian Heritage Food Tour

Rating 4.5 Star Rating

From: $81.44 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

This is a fun-filled interactive walking tour of Greenwich Village's Italian neighborhood. See St. Anthony's Church, Raffetto's Pasta Store and then stroll MacDougal Street's Caffe Reggio. This 2-hour tour is led by a local, licensed NYC tour guide with Italian family roots in the neighborhood for over 125 years. Your food tour guide gives you an insider's perspective into local history with music, serenades and family tales.   Greg Walks NYC employees, are released/discharged, from and against any/all liability from participation in Greg Walks NYC Tours, and is legally binding on participant, heirs, successors assigns and legal reps. Tour participants assume all travel risks. Gregory Marro and Greg Walks NYC are released from all/any liabilities and penalties to the legal maximum permitted by law. Tourists MUST inform tour guide of any/all food allergies. Greg Walks NYC tour pics/videos may be used on social media.Samples and sights subject to change.

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NYC Chelsea and West Village Dessert Tour

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $75.44 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Get off the beaten path in Chelsea and the West Village while tastings some of the best desserts and sweets in the area. You'll learn about the city’s culinary past, all while trying fresh hot doughnuts, half pound cookies, artisan chocolates from the city's oldest chocolate house, create a mini cupcake, try unique ice cream flavors in the summer months or enjoy a toasty hot chocolate in the winter, with a total of 6 tastings altogether. Mosey through the quaint Chelsea neighborhood, into Chelsea Market, down the High Line, and into the Meatpacking District and end your culinary adventure in the West Village.

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Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl

Rating 4.5 Star Rating

From: $45.29 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

A fascinating tour of the historic pubs and haunts of the the greatest literary minds of the United States, in one of the most influential and progressive neighborhoods in the world.

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Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $99.38 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Explore the tastes and history of two ethnic NYC neighborhoods, Chinatown and Little Italy. Animated and friendly guides allow their guests to learn these neighborhoods through fascinating historical stories and culinary delights. The delicious food tastings range from homemade mozzarella to a sit-down authentic Chinese meal experience. One leaves this tour fully satisfied, along with a new found confidence in navigating the neighborhoods with a provided recommendation list in hand. This tour is a must if you're a local or visitor looking to get off-the-beaten path and taste amazing foods.

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NYC West Village Pub Crawl

Rating 4 Star Rating

From: $25.88 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Experience the best of New York City’s wildly famous Greenwich Village in one night. Visit 4 of the Village’s hottest drinking establishments, featuring beer pong, karaoke, live bands, and DJ’s & dancing. You will receive free shots and admission fees at all locations.

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New York City Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour

Rating 4 Star Rating

From: $45.29 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Did you know there is a hidden tennis court inside Grand Central? Or that the ceiling is backwards? Discover many more secrets on this tour and learn about the surprising history of this New York City icon! This tour is led by a native New Yorker who is a licensed New York City Tour guide.

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