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Caffe Storico

Italian   0.0 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

His menu focuses on cichetti, housemade pastas, and hearty mains. — New York Magazine

The onsite dining locale for the New-York Historical Society, cheery Storico offers serious-minded Italian fare. — Rough Guide

Stephen Starr goes uptown (and historical) at this elegant Italian eatery. — Gayot

Located in the venerable New York Historical Society on Central Park West, Caffe Storico is a cool space, all white and marble, seemingly influenced by Dutch modernism and American... — Village Voice

In 2006, Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr stormed New York with spin-offs of his hometown megahits Buddakan and Morimoto. But after that big breakout push, he turned his attention... — Time Out

Scaletta Ristorante

Italian   0.09 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Northern Italian cuisine on the Upper West Side. — Gayot

The food is better than you'd encounter at Aunt Tildie and Uncle Seymour's big bash, though. Italian dishes like mushroom risotto and veal scaloppine are solid. — New York Magazine

Inventive it's not, but this “dependable” UWS “favorite” has been serving “solid”, “old-style” Northern Italiana with “simple elegance” for more than a quarter century. — Zagat

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Isabella's

Italian   0.14 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A Mediterranean oasis on the Upper West Side. — Gayot

"Convenience" to the Museum of Natural History and the New-York Historical Society is a draw at this veteran Steve Hanson "standby". — Zagat

Set in the shadow of the Museum of Natural History, Isabella's has been a brunch-and-beyond stalwart for decades. — Fodor's

Lunch is an especially good deal, and we loved our creamy corn chowder decorated with a wad of crabmeat for added richness. — Village Voice

Cosmos match the couture of ladies who lunch. — Not For Tourists

Gari of Columbus

Japanese   0.15 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

At Gari, the expertly crafted raw delicacies that made his other spot famous are a side note here to a long list of cooked Japanese-fusion dishes. — Time Out

While ingredients are top quality and everything is made to order, there is strong focus on mass appeal here, as more guests order ala carte. — Michelin Guide

Why UWS sushi snobs no longer have to take the cross-town bus. — Not For Tourists

Masatoshi Sugio, a.k.a. Gari, is one of NYC's most respected sushi masters. Mishima beef is his specialty. The omakase (tasting menu) is an esteemed tradition. D (nightly). — Where

For an "unforgettable sensory journey", try the omakase at Gari Sugio's "off-the-charts" Japanese quintet, where the "jewel"-like sushi is simply "sublime". — Zagat

Mughlai

Indian   0.16 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The menu lists regional dishes, like chicken xacutti, a chicken curry from Hyderabad, and Keralese peppered shrimp, along with North Indian standards. — New York Magazine

"Save yourself a trip to Sixth Street" at this "quiet" UWS "mainstay" that's been supplying "delish" Indian standards for more than three decades. — Zagat

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Cafe Frida

Mexican   0.16 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Authentic Mexican cuisine includes quesadillas monarcas, flautas and enchiladas de mole. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$. — Where

Overall, it feels like a rustic and welcoming hacienda. The extensive tequila list complements the relatively economical fare, showcasing traditional moles. — Michelin Guide

There's a fajita on the menu because, as the friendly waiters will tell you, that's what people expect from Mexican restaurants, especially a bustling, swanky one on the Upper West Side.... — New York Magazine

Intimate Frida Kahlo-inspired eatery. — Gayot

The artsy, handcrafted feel at Cafe Frida begins with the decor (crimson stucco walls, cowhide chairs) and extends to the food on the table. — Time Out

Dovetail

French   0.17 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

In this smaller, more placid space, there’s an edited, unhurried quality to the cooking, and the pride of ownership is apparent in almost every dish. — New York Magazine

The Upper West Side has recently been making a run at culinary relevance, and John Fraser’s new spot, Dovetail, quickly joins that smallest of elite. — Time Out

Notable NYC chef brings impeccable wine list, indulgent prix fixe dinner. — Not For Tourists

The name of owner-chef John Fraser's restaurant is no accident: everything about the place integrates fluidly. — Gayot

A rare Michelin-starred (and deservedly so) restaurant in this area, with bold, fresh, market-driven dishes like Brussels sprouts salad. — Rough Guide

Pappardella

Italian   0.18 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This “inviting” UWS “neighborhood joint” is “long established” as a “not-too-expensive” fallback for “tasty pastas” and other “solid” Italian standards. — Zagat

A casual, inexpensive spot for Italian pasta and seafood. — Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld. — New York Magazine

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Tenzan

Japanese   0.2 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Tenzan brings fresh sushi and Japanese fare to Midtown Eastsiders. — Gayot

Japanese on pretty pillows. — Not For Tourists

"Local" loyalists make these separately owned Japanese spots a natural for "good-sized portions" of "solid sushi"; since the decor's "nothing to write home about", most focus on the "bang-for-your-buck" price points. — Zagat

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Indigo Indian Bistro

Indian   0.21 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Sophisticated renditions of street food like bhel poori are offered alongside inventive novelties like sweet-pepper-and-soybean curry and the tandoori-treated halibut. — New York Magazine

Malai kofta, lightly fried cheese dumplings bathed in a gently seasoned tomato-cream sauce, is a delicious complement to a plate of lemon, tomato and tamarind rices flavored with crisp curry leaves. — Time Out

Indigo Indian Bistro Restaurant Review: This eatery offers Indian cuisine on the Upper West Side. — Gayot

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AG Kitchen

American   0.24 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Nuevo Latino "comfort food for the masses" as well as burgers with some "creative touches". — Zagat

Cuban-born chef Alex Garcia puts a Latin spin on American plates at this 120-seat eatery, outfitted with a 100-year-old mahogany bar, butcher-block tables and colorful hanging pots. — Time Out

Laid-back restaurant serving American and Latin comfort food. The sprawling menu covers hits from both north and south of the border: grilled cheese, burgers, tacos, paella. — New York Magazine

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Alice's Tea Cup

Diners   0.25 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Wander into this sequestered basement and you’ll be transported to a story land inspired by Lewis Carroll. — Time Out

Rebelling against the notion that tea must be confined to the afternoon, this wonderland serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. — New York Magazine

Inspired by the owners’ experiences drinking afternoon tea in locations around the globe and the whimsical story of Alice in Wonderland, Alice’s Tea Cup is a magical New York City tea room. — Travel + Leisure

A little girl's dream come true on the Upper West Side. — Gayot

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Arte Cafe

Italian   0.25 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Pan-Italian cuisine with homestyle flair is offer at this friendly restaurant located in a landmark brownstone on the Upper West Side near Central Park — Where

The specialties here are wholesome, uncomplicated dishes at reasonable prices and—as with many "family style" Italian restaurants— enormous portions. — New York Magazine

It's all about "bang for the buck" at this Upper West Side Italian, renowned for its..."blue-hair special" early-bird and "amazing" bottomless-booze brunch. — Zagat

Reliable and budget-friendly pasta. — Gayot

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The Ribbon

  0.26 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The website for this Blue Ribbon spinoff boldly declares it to be “the epitome of Upper West Side dining. — New York Magazine

Daughter of the lauded Blue Ribbon restaurant, this Upper West Side spot features brick walls, high-top tables and such dishes as buffalo style cauliflower and Amish chicken. — Where

Eric and Bruce Bromberg, the talented brothers behind the city's Blue Ribbon empire, strike again. This time in an enormous, industrial-chic space featuring a bustling bar and long... — Michelin Guide

Brasserie-bar from the Blue Ribbon team heats up the Upper West Side. — Gayot

Their menu, like the restaurant itself, is massive, and is built to please pretty much anyone. At brunch, lunch, and dinner, they serve the classics with enough of a twist to make the food stand out. — The Infatuation

Calle Ocho

Mexican   0.26 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Diners indulge in crispy calamari with honey and cashews, Colombian sweet corn cake, house-cured salmon, orange duck with lentil and sweet plantain salad and Cuban skirt steak with fried rice. — Where

The “gourmet aspirations” are still “interesting” and the “fabulous mojitos” still flowing at this UWS Nuevo Latino vet situated in “attractive” Excelsior Hotel digs. — Zagat

Let the staff steer you toward the flash fires of ceviches or the soothing arepas and tamales that the kitchen has devised to enthrall the neighborhood. — New York Magazine

Locals sardine themselves into this vibrant joint with Cuban-themed collages to enjoy inventive Pan-Latin food, as well as excellent homemade sangrias. — Time Out

Very tasty Latino fare, including ceviche...and chimichurri steak...with yucca fries. — Rough Guide

Tessa

International   0.3 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The food is rustic Mediterranean: grilled rouget with fennel marmalade and pickled mustard seeds; razor-clam escabèche with lemon confit and toasted almonds; and venison-loin carpaccio. — Time Out

An industrial-inspired enoteca, Tessa makes a huge, packed room feel intimate enough for a date-a feat in New York. A wine rack made of steel cables, metal security gates across the... — Michelin Guide

A “well-conceived” menu of “beautifully prepared” grilled dishes and “scrumptious pastas” served by “personable” servers brings Upper Westsiders to this “buzzy” Mediterranean. — Zagat

Elevated Mediterranean fare on the Upper West Side. — Gayot

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Cafe Ronda

Mexican   0.3 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

"Very UWS", this Med–South American "port in a storm" is a local magnet for "delicious" tapas and "refreshing" sangria that "won't break the bank". — Zagat

All the omens are good: pretty shades of sage, rose and lemon; well-spaced tables; understated, graceful service. — Time Out

Tapas range from Spanish-inspired shrimp sautéed in olive oil and garlic and Mexican-style grilled corn slathered in salty cotija cheese and dusted with red pepper to Argentine beef empanadas. — New York Magazine

Intimate Spanish-Argentine bistro serving tapas and steaks on the Upper West Side. — Gayot

The Upper West Side is generally a neglected area for Infatuation reviews. While there may be plenty of excellent chocolate chip cookies to get into, there aren't many legitimate meals to... — The Infatuation

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La Vela

Italian   0.3 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Nine pastas are made in-house, including agnoletti stuffed with seafood in peppery brandy-saffron sauce and pappardelle with wild mushrooms and black olives. — Where

In keeping with the playground down the block, this family-friendly Upper West Sider has a jolly atmosphere and colorful set up. Vintage ads for Campari and other Italian beverages hang... — New York Magazine

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Cesca

Italian   0.31 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Del Posto grad Kevin Garcia brings the bold Southern Italian, showing appropriate reverence for menu faves like vegetable fritto misto, but adding his own touch. — BlackBook

Those seeking “civilized” surrounds rely on this “comfortable” UWS “standby” for “consistently solid” Italian fare at “slightly-above-average” prices. — Zagat

It may not have the flash of Scarpetta or the hominess of Lupa, but what Cesca does have is stylish accessibility. — New York Magazine

Sunday Sauce worthy of a cameo in "Goodfellas." — Not For Tourists

Cuisine fits the tone, and the décor...Mr. Valenti...sets his sights on the high-middle range in this urban trattoria, emphasizing honest, uncomplicated food with strong, clearly defined flavors. — New York Times

Cafe Tallulah

French   0.31 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A French bistro with turn-of-the-century bohemian flavor. — Gayot

The upstairs café serves French standards like beef bourguignonne, moules frites and cassoulet at a brick-lined bar. For dessert, look for crêpes and chocolate canneles, made with sherry sage gelato. — Time Out

The owner of Café Tallulah took inspiration from Balthazar and the French bistro archetype when conceiving this bi-level restaurant and lounge, installing a 50-foot zinc bar, pressed tin... — New York Magazine

“Big and vibrant”, this brasserielike Upper Westsider rates “all-around enjoyable” for “satisfying” French-Med plates and “carefully crafted” cocktails. — Zagat

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