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 388 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 I'm no expert, but this was the best Mediterranean meal I've had so far! I usually don't eat much of the complimentary bread restaurants give (to save... Read More

Leslie P. Jul-08-2021

3 Star Rating Lokal was a bit disappointing. Started with delicious dips (the baba ganoush is so good!) and cocktails. Unfortunately the rest of our dishes were not as... Read More

Jason M. Aug-24-2021

5 Star Rating Excellent hidden gem in the UWS. The staff were incredibly welcoming and nice and that alone makes you feel more comfortable and excited to try the food.... Read More

Joe K. Jun-19-2021

Ashoka Indian Restaurant

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 286 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 In a city that sets the bar high for quality of food and you have to pay attention to the details, Ashoka is what fine NYC dining is made4. With its... Read More

Anna L. Jul-10-2021

4 Star Rating Almost thought it was closed except for takeout when I got to the restaurant. They didn't really have their outdoor seating set up and the restaurant is... Read More

Vanessa A. Aug-03-2021

5 Star Rating ordered vegetable samosa for starters and a taj mahal beer. The order came with two medium sized samosas. They were good but not as spicy as I like them.... Read More

Jose Luis A. Jul-09-2021

The Milling Room

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 494 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 M. Apr-10-2021

3 Star Rating Let me start by admitting that I love the Milling Room. Pre-pandemic, I was here regularly and brought any out of town guests here. The food was great, the... Read More

Yomna N. May-16-2021

1 Star Rating The atmosphere and set up was cool. Service, not so much. Had a party of 8, were celebrating a couple of milestones. Waitress took our drink orders, they... Read More

Eugene C. Sep-18-2021

Shake Shack

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 2369 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

5 Star Rating I'm gonna make this quick! THE BEST SHAKE SHACK TEAM IN THE NYC AREA! ... they're located next to the American Museum of Natural History, so they stay busy... Read More

Peter A. W. Aug-29-2021

3 Star Rating Love the concretes and malteds here. Along with an order of their fries it makes me happy. Haven't been to this location in a while. Dropped in after a... Read More

Phil H. Aug-03-2021

1 Star Rating There's a line to use the bathroom and it's 20min deep. There's a line to sit down and the space to do so is extremely limited. Their system of... Read More

David C. Jul-18-2021

Tri Dim West

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 140 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 Beautifully decorated Attentive wait staff Delicious food Comfortable seating indoors A tad bit pricey Read More

Dina M. Jul-12-2021

4 Star Rating Truth be told, we've been in a wasteland for authentic Chinese food for more than a year. Take that for what you will, but I was so very, very happy with... Read More

Jane D. Jul-06-2021

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

Covacha

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 37 Reviews.

Covacha
Covacha map

Price: $$

Category: Mexican

Address:
368 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023

5 Star Rating This restaurant had everything! Vibrant atmosphere with bright colors everywhere. Lovely, attentive staff, who never rushed us, accommodated us in every way... Read More

Abhishek M. Aug-28-2021

4 Star Rating Great place! Enjoyed my time here. My girlfriend and I came here on a Sunday evening on a whim after being in the mood for Mexican food. We saw the great... Read More

Saddmun A. Sep-14-2021

3 Star Rating This place was super mediocre to me. It's one of those places that looks so fresh and innovative, and yet all the flavors were a little off. The ash... Read More

Bonnie G. Sep-03-2021

Raku - It's Japanese II

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 343 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 Raku is an absolutely great choice for food should you be 1) pretty hungry, 2) looking for a casual spot, 3) unwilling to spend a fortune. We were surprised... Read More

Jatin A. Aug-04-2021

3 Star Rating Salty, badly rolled makis. Sushi rice to the max. Salty broth of sansai udon. Poorly served with few veggies that looks like hardly boiled. Seems like... Read More

James L. Jun-28-2021

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

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 Rarely is a restaurant truly worthy of 5 stars...and to be able to do so through delivery is even more impressive. I ordered one very special, one salmon... Read More

Ivan M. Jul-03-2021

5 Star Rating I don't know if it's the best sushi in the city, but it sure is the best sushi I've ever had. We ordered the Gari Special and the Tuna Special and both were... Read More

Mauricio R. Sep-05-2021

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

Flame

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 451 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 Was visiting my friend in the city and she suggested we order takeout from Flame. We ordered a couple different rolls and everything was so good! My... Read More

Emily H. Jul-12-2021

5 Star Rating Great food awesome service We usually do take out. Sashimi is great!! The hibachi was amazing Great place to take the family!! Read More

Jerry V. Jun-26-2021

3 Star Rating Flame upper west side was good overall but here is why we are only giving them 3 stars: Food: good overall and a nice variety. We went for hibachi for a... Read More

Denise S. May-09-2021

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Rating 4.5 Star Rating

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Good Vibes on the Lower East Side: Art & Food Walk

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