Reopenings: Sushi Yasaka, Lilly’s, Pearl’s, The Dead Poet, Gebhard’s Beer Culture, 16 Handles

When Zagat’s called this Upper West Side spot “beloved by locals,” they knew their stuff. We got several excited tips about its reopening last … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Il Violino, Elea, Spiga To Go, Moonrise Izakaya, Bodega 88, Kirsh, Beacon Hardware

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a waitress, a bartender, a manager, even the owner. We all have the same roles now. We’re all working togethe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Ella Kitchen & Bar, Metro Diner, Osteria 106, Amsterdam Ale House, Wok City

Business is “lousy,” Frank the owner told us, glumly. We told him to wait until Rag readers got word he is … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Pizza Collective, Chipotle, Duane Reade

Pizza Collective, a restaurant at 71st and Broadway that was in the works before the coronavirus hit, has opened. The menu incl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend Column: The Comeback For One Bar & Grill Will Take Creativity and All Hands on Deck

When I opened Hi-Life Bar & Grill, on the corner of Amsterdam and 83rd Street, in 1991, the Upper West Side was just beginning its retail and restaurant renais … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Irving Farm, (Some) Starbucks, Ortomare, Turkuaz, and Box Kite Coffee

We reopened last Friday and are trying to get back to some kind of routine, as close to normal as pos … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Calle Ocho, Kefi, The Hungarian Pastry Shop, Han Dynasty, La Dinastia

You may not be doing any traveling these days, but you can eat like you are, a different country every … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Mille-Feuille, Alachi Masala, Noche Mexicana, Blossom, Buceo 95, Aangan, Tri Dim West, Harvest Kitchen, Pisticci

“It’s only a fraction of the business we used to do, but I’m cautiously optimistic that if we can survive this interim period, we’ll be okay … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings (and One That Never Closed): Manhattan Diner, Freddie & Pepper’s, The Muffins Shop Cafe, V & T Pizzeria, El Mitote

Manhattan Diner, fresh and healthy American food, 2532 Broadway (95th Street), reopened on Wednesday, May 7th. “We initially closed out of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gray’s Papaya Just Reopened With an Extra-Special Recession Special

Gray’s Papaya, on 72nd and Broadway, reopened for takeout and delivery on Wednesday, May 6th, after being closed for a mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Viand, Andy’s Deli, Pappardella, The Owl’s Tail

A commenter reminded us to emphasize that these Reopenings are only for takeout and/or delivery; sit-down service is still awhile … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Bin 71, Manhattan Valley, Masseria Dei Vini, Thai 72, Cafe du Soleil, Owl’s Tail, Angaar

We started posting restaurant reopenings for our readers, but soon realized the posts were even more important to the restaur … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Margot, Broadway Bagel, Cilantro, Ellington In The Park

Restaurant Reopenings are coming in fast. That’s good news, but we can’t forget that these stalwart eateries are struggling to stay alive, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Fred’s, Leyla, Tacombi

This first reopening made our hearts leap because it is such an important Upper West Side spot and unexpected comeback. Fred’s, the dog-t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Gennaro, The Consulate, Thai Market, Bodrum, Lenwich, Kouzan, New Kam Lai

Thanks mostly to our readers, we have seven more restaurant reopenings to report. Such a hopeful s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Francesco Pizzeria, Starbucks (63rd Street), Chirping Chicken, Telio/Perfecto Pizza, La Sirene

Introducing a wonderful new feature: Reopenings! We’ll post them as soon as we get word of them. Right now, restaurants fill the … Read the rest of this entry >>

An App That Can Tell You Which Restaurants are Open on the UWS — And Much More

WhatToOrder, a recently released restaurant search app, aims to be the Google of New York City restaurants and the dishes they serve and ingredients they … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fresh Pasta is BACK!

SPONSORED: Arco Cafe, at 886 Amsterdam, has been handcrafting, cooking and serving fresh pasta to the UWS for six years. Arco was a neighborhood hangout--for families, solo diners and groups se … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bond Vet Will Open New Pet Urgent Care Spot, With Covid-Related Restrictions

One of the last times we posted an Openings & Closings was on March 3rd. Lululemon was opening on 115th Street and Fine & Shapiro was closing on 72nd St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Feeding Frontline Medical Workers May Also Save A Family Business; How You Can Help

In the wake of Covid-19 where New York City has fast become an epicenter, one Upper West Side family is hard at work feeding fron … Read the rest of this entry >>