Micheal O’Neal, Restaurateur Who Fed Upper West Siders For Decades, Has Died

Michael O’ Neal, a restaurateur and community activist, passed away this week. O'Neal ran 14 restaurants during his 60-year c … Read the rest of this entry >>

A First Look at Menus From New UWS Restaurants Leonti and Boulevard Seafood

Leonti, the restaurant that replaced Dovetail at 103 West 77th Street off of Columbus Avenue, is focusing on the high end of the market, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Several New UWS Restaurants Plan Fall Openings: Mokum, Le Petit Rooster, Flying Fisherman and More

We have reported on several new restaurants that are getting close to opening, including a replacement for Dovetail on 77th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Gristedes, Europan Cafe, Dig Inn, Gong Cha Bubble Tea, Hula Poke, Belong Kitchen, Nussbaum & Wu

A supermarket, a soup and sandwich shop and a cafe all closed over the past couple of weeks, as some new spots got set to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mezze, Mexican and Kosher Casual Restaurants Coming Soon

Owners of several upcoming Upper West Side restaurants came before Community Board 7’s Business & Consumer Issues Committee last … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Restaurants: One Neighborhood Favorite Makes its Return, Another Gets its Replacement

During a recent meeting of Community Board 7’s Business & Consumer Issues Committee, a number of new restaurants received the liquor li … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Sushi Inoue, Elea, Lucky Pickle, Renzo Gracie Martial Arts, Nail Club

The Upper West Side is getting a new Michelin-starred sushi restau … Read the rest of this entry >>

Scaletta Ristorante to Close After 30 Years, Saying Landlord Pushed Them Out

Scaletta, the Italian restaurant at 50 West 77th Street off of Columbus Avenue, is serving its last dinner this Sunday, March 25 after failing to … Read the rest of this entry >>

West Siders Fret as Big Nick’s Has Been Closed for Several Days

Big Nick's Burger Joint and Pizza Joint Too at 70 West 71st Street, which has been around for decades, has been closed for several days, months after the o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Twenty Local Eateries Offer Restaurant Week Deals

It's Winter Restaurant Week, which lasts for three weeks until February 9, and 20 local restaurants are in on the ac … Read the rest of this entry >>

A FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW GINA LA FORNARINA/GINA MEXICANA

Gina La Fornarina and Gina Mexicana have opened a new shared space at 2020 Broadway (at 69th Street), offering both Italian and Mexican … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW RESTAURANTS, AND THE CIRCUS, WIN APPROVAL FOR LIQUOR LICENSES

New restaurants are on their way to the Upper West Side and the circus is coming back. Community Board 7 accepted, postponed, and denied several … Read the rest of this entry >>

CAFE NOI CLOSES, AS VAI EXPECTS TO REOPEN SOON

After readers inquired, we have updates about two local restaur … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW RESTAURANT UPDATE: JG MELON, BORJA AND OTHERS GET APPROVED FOR LIQUOR LICENSES

Five businesses won approval for liquor licenses from the Community Board 7 Business Committee at a meeting this week, and two others got the go-ahead for sidewalk c … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHAT’S THIS? ANOTHER CONDESCENDING COLUMN ABOUT THE UPPER WEST SIDE FOOD SCENE?

New York Times food reviewer Pete Wells praised new Upper West Side butcher shop and restaurant White Gold in the food section this … Read the rest of this entry >>

LIQUOR LICENSE AND CAFE APPLICATIONS HINT AT NEW RESTAURANTS AND CAFES

The Community Board's Business and Consumer Issues Committee meets on Wednesday night, and they'll be taking a look at some new sidewalk cafe and liquor li … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW ITALIAN RESTAURANT GETS DERAILED BY BUILDING PROBLEMS: ‘OH MY GOD, THIS IS MY DREAM!’

The community board committee charged with pre-approving state liquor-license applications by restaurants and bars opening on th … Read the rest of this entry >>

CAVIAR LOUNGE, GASTROPUB, BODEGA BISTRO GET BOOZE APPROVALS

Three new restaurant-bars featuring upscale fare received liquor license approval from Community Board 7’s Business & Consumer Issues Committee on Wednesday eve … Read the rest of this entry >>

PRAISE — AND SOME RECOMMENDATIONS — FOR UPPER WEST SIDE RESTAURANTS

Months after the New York Post's food critic described the Upper West Side food scene as "craptastic", another food writer has ventured … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: MANHATTAN BREW & VINE, POULETTE, DIESEL, MORE

A new restaurant and a wine bar have just opened on the Upper West Side. Check out lots of recent news … Read the rest of this entry >>

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