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 344 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 When I got here, I was a little disappointed because yelp showed it as a small plates and tapas place. Once I ordered, all of those thoughts went away. We... Read More

Charles B. Dec-13-2020

5 Star Rating One of few places in the city that I know I am getting "fresh" produce made with love and care. I have tried their sea bass also which is fantastic- this... Read More

Sophie J. Dec-04-2020

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

Ashoka Indian Restaurant

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 260 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 I love it so much. I've only ever gotten takeout, but I crave it everyday. Brb ordering lunch from them right now. 5/5 Read More

Zane L. Jan-19-2021

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

The Milling Room

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 477 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 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

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

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 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

5 Star Rating Tasty and quick! Great service, especially during Covid-19... the best French fries !! Read More

Nina S. Apr-21-2020

Vin Sur Vingt

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 59 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 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

5 Star Rating Wow! Great wine. I was really happy with the Anjou which was perfectly balanced between sweet and crisp, and the Boudreaux was very satisfying too. The food... Read More

Jess B. Nov-25-2020

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

Tri Dim West

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 109 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 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

5 Star Rating Got delivery last week and about to order again. Moo shu chicken was PERFECT and the scallion pancake was crispy and delicious. Finally! Good Chinese in my... Read More

H T. Jan-09-2021

5 Star Rating My new favorite Chinese restaurant in the neighborhood! I've only ordered delivery during COVID, and my orders usually arrive quickly and are always well... Read More

Skylar A. Dec-01-2020

Raku - It's Japanese II

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 327 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 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

5 Star Rating This is our favorite sushi spot. The fish is super fresh, they have a great variety, and it's completely affordable. They have a rare trio for NYC sushi... Read More

Amy C. Nov-05-2020

Gari Columbus

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 330 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

1 Star Rating I live a few blocks down Columbus from the restaurant. Ordered seamless tonight, 4 pieces and a roll. Could not eat because the yellowtail piece I tried was... Read More

Rose C. Dec-29-2020

Flame

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 417 Reviews.

Flame
Flame map

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

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

3 Star Rating I really want/wanted to like Flame. I've given them so many chances. I went pre-pandemic and post. Every time there's always something missing... The food... Read More

Derrick S. Dec-03-2020

Modern Bread and Bagel

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 161 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 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 BEST SERVICE!!!! Everything's gluten free, and they have some dairy free stuff (chocolate zucchini bread for the win!!), so I got that, an everything bagel... Read More

Paige H. Sep-24-2020

5 Star Rating I travel from Brooklyn to the UWS just for Modern Bread and Bagel, truly. For starters, the inside of the restaurant is gorgeous - a nice mix of high-end... Read More

Matt M. May-25-2020

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Rating 4.5 Star Rating

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Rating 5 Star Rating

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Rating 5 Star Rating

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Rating 5 Star Rating

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Rating 4 Star Rating

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