Resaturants WAY Uptown!
- Jill Jan 3, 2001 09:26 AM
I just moved to 215th Street and Seaman Ave (West side) and I am in desperate need of restaurants. I have done very well with the authentic Domininican restaurants and a terrific Irish Pub but I am in need of some real pampering food! I am very close to The Bronx and did have a couple of great classic Italian meals as well. Any suggestions????
We live a little further south near 193. Have you done a search on Washington Heights, Riverdale and/or the Bronx yet? (I think there was also a recent NYT review of Jimmy's Cafe on 207th/Fordham, but we haven't been there yet). Don't know if El Lino on 207th and 10th is still around, the food was good, the service surly.
Sounds like you want a little "posher" than what Wash. Heights seems to offer (see conflicting postings on "Bleu") so Riverdale might be your best bet. I think Peter? lives near you so he might have some tips. Write again if we can help with specifics--we'll check 'em out.
Anyone who lives up here knows that you have to have a good kitchen in your own apartment--which is not so hard to do. But you'll probably need some help. One who mixes nicely with the local providers of basics is Ada Boni, Regional Italian Cooking; another is Marcella Hazan, most recently in Marcella Cucina.
There are not too many worthwhile, but Hunam Balcony on Johnson Ave is better than the one on the upper
west side. Bellavista, (Italian) around the corner, rates a 20 in Zagat although I don't think its that good but decent. There is a good thai on Kappock St. but can't remember the name, but it's a short street so no trouble finding it.