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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 →

Gone are the days when museum food lacked character, and top Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr's Caffè Storico proves it. — Michelin Guide

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

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 colonialism — Village Voice

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

A serious restaurant in a museum: what a good concept. — The New Yorker

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 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

Deco touches complement polished Euro style. Preppies clog bi-level space. People-watching spot of the nabe, perfect finish to a day with the dinos. — BlackBook

The menu has traditional brunch options, but the rest is Mediterranean. — The Infatuation

A Mediterranean oasis on the Upper West Side. — Gayot

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

Gari of Columbus

Japanese   0.15 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

The decor at Gari (shiny glass windows, blond wood tables, a sushi bar hewn in the minimalist Nordic style) glows in a familiar modernist way. — New York Magazine

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

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 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

For a “Mexican fix”, this UWS “staple” is a “steady” source of old-school fare and “standout” margaritas served amid “Hollywood backlot” decor. — Zagat

We recommend trying some of the less familiar dishes on the menu, like the exceptional lamb shank cooked in parchment paper. — New York Magazine

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

Intimate Frida Kahlo-inspired eatery. — Gayot

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

Dovetail

French   0.17 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Nothing distracts from the star of the show-an upscale, soft leather-bound, seasonally focused American menu. — Michelin Guide

The mini red-velvet cupcakes dressed with a loose cream cheese frosting (served pre-dessert) are reason enough to venture uptown. — Travel + Leisure

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

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

John Fraser's "suave" New American is a "memorable" UWS destination, offering an "exquisite symphony" of "original" dishes. — Zagat

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 →

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

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

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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 →

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

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

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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 →

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

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

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

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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 →

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

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

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

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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 Ribbon's well-sourced menu is an ode to classic American dishes, with a fantastic rotating butcher's board; a tempting raw bar; and a roster of burger variations, including oxtail and mushroom. — Michelin Guide

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

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

UWS New American from the Blue Ribbon team where “on-point fried chicken”, prime rib and other comfort fare is offered alongside “knock-out” cocktails. — Zagat

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 →

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

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

Colorful décor complements menu's bright flavors. Lobster empanadas, rum-glazed shrimp, filet mignon wrapped in bacon. — BlackBook

It’s a never-ending party in this loud and colorful Cuban restaurant filled with beautiful 20-somethings. — DK Eyewitness

It's Carnivale every night: ceviches and empanadas vibrant enough to compete with the décor. — Gayot

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 →

An industrial-inspired enoteca, Tessa makes a huge, packed room feel intimate enough for a date-a feat in New York — Michelin Guide

Elevated Mediterranean fare on the Upper West Side. — Gayot

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

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

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Cafe Ronda

Mexican   0.3 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

"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

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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 →

In keeping with the playground down the block, this family-friendly Upper West Sider has a jolly atmosphere and colorful set up — New York Magazine

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

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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 →

The splendid northern favorite vitello tonnato (thin sliced veal with tuna sauce) goes easy on the fish but is thrilling nonetheless, while central Italian bucatini is as good as any we've ever had. — Village Voice

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

Anytime a restaurant loses a chef, it’s cause for reevaluation. The stakes are raised considerably when that chef is Tom Valenti—a man who helped elevate the Upper West Side’s dining... — Time Out

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

Rustic Italian on the Upper West Side. — Gayot

Cafe Tallulah

French   0.31 miles from New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

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

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

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