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I am looking for a restaurant on the UWS. I would like to dine outside (weather permitting). I'm looking for a restaurant that is not stuffy but takes the food seriously. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. have you looked at the Garden Room at Gastroarte? there's often discounts available if the price is off-putting.

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    Gastroarte
    141 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023

    1. i recommend that you add more details in terms of what you want (price, cuisine, etc) to get more comments here...most everyone on this board likes a restaurant that "takes the food seriously", so you have the narrow the field for us :)

      1. Thanks for the advice. We actually are interested in Mediterranean, French Bistro style, New American. I didn't want to be too picky because we would love to try many types of food. We usually eat in the $25-35 entree price range but will go higher if we feel the food is worth it. But we are not interested in "hip" if the food is not most important. Thanks!

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        1. re: tishhamm

          Nice Matin has really good food and a nice, neighborhood bistro feel. They have an amazing wine list, as well.

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          Nice Matin
          201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

          1. re: ChefJune

            i like Nice Matin too --- it's one of very very few restaurants on the UWS that i like...i thought about mentioning it, but i can't tell what the OP's point of reference is on food or what the occassion is...for example, i go to Nice Matin when i'm in the area but i'd never think of going there for a special meal unless there was some location reason to do so...but it's perfectly solid and could be a pleasant evening (and their tuna tartar is yummy)...

            For the OP, can you list some other NYC restaurants that you've like/disliked and why?...

        2. Bar Boulud.

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          Bar Boulud
          1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023