Dinner on the Upper West Side
I am meeting a friend on the Upper West Side but am at a loss as to where to go. I live in the West Village and have a million favorites in my neighborhood - 'ino, westville, extra virgin. Any suggestions for something similar on the UWS? Something moderately priced but delicious would be ideal.
Bettola (italian, quite good for neighborhood spot, outdoor seating)
Earthen Oven (indian--good)
Bistro Cassis (french bistro)
La Fenice (italian--some good homemade pastas, outdoor seating, good people watching on Bway--near Lowes movie theater)
Fairway Cafe (daytime, good breakfast/luch food, at night its a steakhouse--upstairs in Fairway Supermarket, very casual)
Barcibo Enoteca (wine bar with some food, 4 very cute window seats that I like to eat at)
The Fairway Cafe is pretty good. Maybe not the greatest atmosphere but top quality food + super cheap wines by the glass-by that I mean good wine priced low. Ora mentioned it in his/her post. If you can score an outside seat at Ocean Grill that is pretty good too-can be a little pricey depending on what you order. If you like comfort food try Good Enough to Eat or Sarabeth's.... Also, a Dean's Pizzeria opened up on 85th btw B'way & Amsterdam recently-I've eaten there a few times already and the pizza (Grandma's) & pasta is excellent. The layout is nice too w/a long bar & tables that are practically outside. Also, French Roast is right there if you want inexpensive French bistro food. Happy eating...