upper west side recommendation-simple, not asian cuisine
anything easy but good like italian, or simple american???
Try Celeste - great Italian. It's a bit small, but worth it. Great pastas and a fantastic cheese selection. Beware it's cash only. - On Amsterdam between 84th/85th.
Nice Matin - 79th and Amsterdam. Outdoors seating on this warm evening. French bistro
Spiga - 200 W. 84th St.
if you want bargain but still tasty Italian, try Gennaro (90s and amsterdam) or Regional (around 100 and bdway)
Celeste is very nice, but VERY crowded. We had a language problem (rare in an Italian place) --- our waiter had been in USA 2 weeks.
Nice matin is very good, but overpriced at dinner. Lunch is a much better deal. I really like their Pan Bagnat.
Nice Matin usually gets my vote. Aloutte (97 and B'way) is excellent too. Aix is a bit expensive but nice. I used to like Fiorella's (about 68th and B'way) but haven't been there for a while. Oh, and of course, Nick and Toni's is always reliable!