Best restaurants in the Upper West Side NYC

The Upper West Side is comprised of the part of Manhattan that is situated to the west of Central Park. We have chosen the following 10 best restaurants from the Upper West Side of New York are selectively chosen based on the recommendations of many patrons and reviewers. You will find a variety of different cuisines to choose from, all at low to moderate price points. A link to each restaurant's website is provided when available. All the restaurants are within a short walk of subway stations and the nearest station(s) are indicated with each listing.

Prices: $ = $5-10 | $$ = $10-20 | $$$ = $20-30 | $$$$ = $30-40 | $$$$$ = $40+ Price ranges are per person for an average dinner entree. Tip and tax are extra. Lunch menus, where available, are usually less expensive.

La Dinastia
Near Subway Stations: 1,2,3,A,B,C - 72nd Street / Hunter College  Address: 145 W 72nd St  Phone: (212) 362-3801  Prices: $  Cuisine: Chinese, Cuban, Latin American Category: Casual  Mini Review: This rather plain Asian Fusion diner offers very generous portions for dining dollar. The Chicken Crackling is very popular here.

Freda's Caribbean and Soul Cuisine
Near Subway Stations: 1,A,B,C- Cathedral Parkway  Address: 993 Columbus Avenue  Phone: (646) 438-9832  Prices: $  Cuisine: Caribbean, Southern/Soul Category: Casual Mini Review: Pretty hard to find great tasting soul food in Manhattan for prices better that here.

Luke's Lobster
Near Subway Stations: 1,2 - 79th Street or A,B,C - 81st Street/Museum of Natural History  Address: 426 Amsterdam Avenue Phone: (212) 877-8800  Prices: $$  Cuisine: Seafood Category: Casual  Mini Review: Very fresh seafood at affordable prices. Lobster, Crab and Shrimp rolls are very popular with good reason.

Hampton Chutney Co.
Near Subway Stations: 1,2 - 79th Street or A,B,C - 81st Street/Museum of Natural History  Address: 464 Amsterdam Ave  Phone: (212) 362-5050  Prices: $  Cuisine: Indian Category: Casual  Mini Review: The interior is simple with wooden bar stools around tall round tables. The dosas are fantastic. Some creative and delicious fare waiting for you here at a very affordable price make this a great dining value.

Absolute Bagels
Near Subway Stations: 1,A,B,C- Cathedral Parkway  Address: 2788 Broadway  Phone: (212) 932-2052  Prices: $  Cuisine: Bagels Category: Casual  Mini Review: Upper West Siders are known for their fondness of bagels and they don't get any better than this. Ideal for a quick and inexpensive bite.

Hummus Place
Near Subway Stations: 1,2,3,A,B,C - 96th Street  Address: 2608 Broadway  Phone: (212) 222-5462  Prices: $  Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, Kosher Category: Casual  Mini Review: If you enjoy hummus and Middle Eastern Cuisine, Hummus Place is a great place for and inexpensive quick meal. Lots of choices for less than $10. Open until midnight.

Osteria Cotta
Near Subway Stations: 1.2,A,B,C - 86th Street  Address: 513 Columbus Ave  Phone: (212) 873-8500  Prices: $$  Cuisine: Italian, Pizza Category: Casual  Mini Review: More than just good pizza this cozy Italian restaurant serves up delicious pasta and a variety of other nicely prepared Italian dishes. Really nice atmosphere and a great wine bar too.

El Malecon Restaurant II
Near Subway Stations: 1,2,3,A,B,C - 96th Street  Address: 764 Amsterdam Ave  Phone: (212) 864-5648  Prices: $  Cuisine: Caribbean Category: Casual  Mini Review: This small Dominican restaurant features a wide range of Caribbean dishes at very wallet friendly prices. Their chicken is awesome and the service is good too.

Metro Diner
Near Subway Stations: 1,A,B,C - 103rd Street or 2,3 - 96th Street  Address: 2641 Broadway  Phone: (201) 282-5769  Prices: $  Cuisine: Burgers Category: Casual - Diner Mini Review: A real American Diner open from Breakfast until late at night. Great burgers along with just about anything else you would expect to find in a diner. Busy however there are usually lots of attentive staff on hand.

Indus Valley
Near Subway Stations: 1 - 103rd Street or 2,3,A,B,C - 96th Street  Address: 2636 Broadway  Phone: (212) 222-9222  Prices: $$  Cuisine: Indian Category: Casual  Mini Review: Top notch cuisine presented attractively combined with superb service and a pleasant atmosphere make this one of the best choices for Indian cuisine in the Upper West Side.

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