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 327 Reviews.

Lokal 83 Mediterranean Kitchen
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Price: $$

Category: Mediterranean American (New) Tapas/Small Plates

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

Phone: (212) 595-5554

5 Star Rating I've been coming here for years with my dad, he's a true loyalist, and it's probably because he knows how to pick them! At this point, I think it's safe to... Read More

Ari A. Sep-26-2020

5 Star Rating Covid visit: curbside seating Lokal burger was by far my favorite. Immense flavor Serving was great Drinks were amazing Down to the table bread Read More

Melissa J. Sep-19-2020

5 Star Rating We have been ordering from here during quarantine and absolutely love the food. My husband and I split the chicken kebabs and the soup and it is always... Read More

Lauren F. Jun-26-2020

Ashoka Indian Restaurant

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 253 Reviews.

Ashoka Indian Restaurant
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Price: $$

Category: Indian

Address:
489 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 875-1400

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 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 This is my favorite spot on the Upper West Side. When it was closed, after their fire, I went to their restaurant on the East Side. The food is... Read More

E P. Jun-20-2020

The Milling Room

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 474 Reviews.

The Milling Room
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Price: $$$

Category: American (New) Wine Bars Cocktail Bars

Address:
446 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 595-0380

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 Had a work meeting /dinner so we had a prefix menu to choose from -tomato gazpacho with feta and watermelon is so delicious, wow!!! It was a hit with... Read More

Samra M. Oct-14-2020

3 Star Rating Undeservedly expensive spot in UWS with average food, pretentious but slow service and just a generally poor and unmemorable experience. Salmon tartare was... Read More

Bob K. Oct-03-2020

Vin Sur Vingt

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 58 Reviews.

Vin Sur Vingt
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Price: $$

Category: Wine Bars French Coffee & Tea

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

Phone: (646) 895-9944

5 Star Rating Vin Sur Vingt is my absolute favorite wine bar. Small, cozy, has character. Feels like a cute little neighborhood spot. Read More

Jack M. Aug-07-2020

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

4 Star Rating Even the most mediocre company can be elevated by stopping by VSV for a slice of Paris-lite decor: candles, low lighting, wicker furniture, checkered... Read More

Josephine L. Dec-15-2019

Osteria Cotta

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 881 Reviews.

Osteria Cotta
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Price: $$

Category: Italian Wine Bars Venues & Event Spaces

Address:
513 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 873-8500

5 Star Rating I've been here previously on a date and we sat at the bar to have a drink while we waited for the live music next door at prohibition -- pre-covid times. I... Read More

vivian t. Aug-14-2020

5 Star Rating A nice option for a quick and simple, yet tasty Italian option in the neighborhood! Portions were generous, and delivery was prompt! Bread was traditional... Read More

Tom F. Aug-06-2020

5 Star Rating Decided to come here on a nice sunny day in New York. Even with the quarantine or pandemic the restaurant was very nice and took care of me. I noticed that... Read More

Julie M. Jul-07-2020

The Consulate

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 92 Reviews.

The Consulate
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Price: $$$

Category: French American (New) Cocktail Bars

Address:
519 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (646) 781-9288

5 Star Rating After eating the pasta with mushrooms, I decided on the five star rating regardless of anything else. All I can say is wow! And I don't even like... Read More

Marissa S. May-12-2020

5 Star Rating A chance discovery as we live in Harlem and wanted to eat on the UWS with no particular place in mind. We have been to this place when it was the... Read More

Vijay D. Aug-02-2020

5 Star Rating Visited for a date night a few weeks ago. Creme brûlée was exceptional; steak frites were tasty. They have delicious cocktails and a sommelier in house.... Read More

Emily K. Oct-15-2020

Tri Dim West

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 99 Reviews.

Tri Dim West
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Price: $$

Category: Shanghainese Szechuan Dim Sum

Address:
467 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 585-1398

5 Star Rating We love Tri Dim West! We've been ordering food from them weekly during the pandemic, and everything we've tried has been wonderful. Our favorite things to... Read More

Brittany S. Aug-14-2020

4 Star Rating COVID guidelines: - Tables 6 feet apart. - Worker wears masks. - Outdoor seating is like many places in the city. Located outside the store front. Cons: -... Read More

Mei L. Sep-27-2020

4 Star Rating The menu at Tri Dim is typical New York Chinese food. Nothing too exotic or unusual. However, I rate the food above average and prices are very reasonable.... Read More

Steve K. Jun-15-2020

Blossom on Columbus

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 381 Reviews.

Blossom on Columbus
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Price: $$

Category: Vegan

Address:
507 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 875-2600

5 Star Rating I had been to Blossom a few times over the years but came for the first time for brunch in the era of COVID outdoor dining and have since been coming for... Read More

Noelle T. Oct-04-2020

5 Star Rating A magical outdoor dining experience! After hiking for miles through the city and feeling thoroughly exhausted, I was so happy that we could get an outdoor... Read More

Kate M. Sep-06-2020

5 Star Rating One of the best vegan restaurants on the UWS. Their vegan burger tastes like the real thing topped with realistic vegan cheese that would fool any... Read More

Dino A. Jul-07-2020

The Great Burrito

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 280 Reviews.

The Great Burrito
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Price: $$

Category: Mexican American (New)

Address:
522 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 724-5151

4 Star Rating If you're looking for a big, flavorful, down and dirty burrito, this one is it! It's been so hard to find a good burrito spot without an Americanized twist... Read More

Dina A. Jun-20-2020

3 Star Rating Good customer service and burrito was made pretty quickly. 3 stars for that. Otherwise, the burrito was "wrapped" really loosely and fell apart even when... Read More

Evan S. Aug-23-2020

5 Star Rating This was a great burrito place, just like the name! I was looking for a taco place on the UWS and found this place. I'm so happy I did and that I stopped... Read More

Cynthia H. Jul-09-2019

Flame

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 412 Reviews.

Flame
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Price: $$

Category: Sushi Bars Japanese Asian Fusion

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

Phone: (646) 870-0301

5 Star Rating I went here with my friends before COVID-19 and LOVED it! We didn't have the hibachi, but did have really great food. The staff was really helpful and... Read More

Leah T. Jul-10-2020

5 Star Rating We loved this sushi place! My husband is not much for sushi but he ended up really enjoying this place! The Sake was also good :) the service was great!... Read More

Brigitte R. Oct-06-2020

4 Star Rating I came here to grab dinner, but wound up leaving after just getting a drink and edamame. I was going to get dinner, but after my drink and appetizer were... Read More

Milo C. Aug-30-2020

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Greenwich Village Italian Heritage Food Tour

Rating 4.5 Star Rating

From: $86.32 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

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NYC Chelsea and West Village Dessert Tour

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $79.96 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

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Rating 4.5 Star Rating

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Craft Beer Tour in Greenwich Village

Rating 5 Star Rating

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Rating 5 Star Rating

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Our activity takes customer on a unique experience of Craft Beer Culture in New York City. We take guests to the Craft Beer bars that Local New Yorker's go to in the historic district of the East Village where many episodes in American and New York history have played out. This rich experience brings together the fun of going a bar with your friends and the excitement about this history of drinking culture in New York City and America.

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Rating 4 Star Rating

From: $27.43 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

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