The Lincoln Square section of the Upper West Side, covering West 59th to West 72nd, park to park, is arguably the arts and cultural center of NYC. The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID), which maintains and enhances the area, reports that it has come “roaring back to life,” fueled by the reopening of Lincoln Center, the opening of several new stores and restaurants, and, in recent weeks, the reopening of the following fine dining establishments.
Atlantic Grill (50 W. 65th St. between Broadway and Central Park West) — Led by new owners, the Monte Carlo Hospitality Group and Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Salvatore, the new menu features fresh seafood and gourmet meats, with a Mediterranean flair, in a redesigned, more intimate space (212)362–7800. We wrote about it here.
Boulud Sud (20 West 64th St between Broadway and Central Park West) – Chef Daniel Boulud’s Mediterranean inspired restaurant reopened just in time for the opera. (212) 595-1313
The Grand Tier Restaurant inside the Metropolitan Opera (30 Lincoln Center Plaza) – Recently reopened for dinner, and guests do not need a Metropolitan Opera ticket to dine. 212-799-3400
Lincoln Ristorante (142 W. 65th St. at Lincoln Center Plaza) — Now reopened for dinner with a brand new, fall menu with amazing dishes including Branzino and Black Angus Filet Mignon. 212-359-6500
P.J. Clarke’s, Lincoln Square (44 W. 63rd St. at Columbus Ave) – Reopened in September, PJ’s famous sliders and parmesan truffle fries are back, Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 10:00pm. 212.957.9700. We wrote about it here.