Guide To NYC: The Upper West Side

The Upper West Side

Similar to the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is affluent and primarily residential area with most residents working in Midtown or Lower Manhattan. It is also known as NYC’s intellectual hub, and artistic workers, whereas the Upper East Side is home to commercial and business types. It is also known as home to some celebrities such as Tina Fey, Matt Damon, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, and Steve Martin.

 

What To Do

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American Museum of Natural History
  • Museums

    • American Museum of Natural History

      • Monday-Sunday 10am-5:45pm
      • Central Park West & 79th Street
      • General Admission
        • $22
        • Suggested general admission, which supports the Museum’s scientific and educational endeavors, includes all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space. If you wish to pay less, you may purchase tickets at any ticket counter in the Museum
      • General Admission Plus One
        • $27
        • General Admission Plus One tickets include admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space plus one special exhibition, IMAX or 3D film, or Hayden Planetarium Space Show
      • SuperSaver Admission
        • $35
        • Admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space plus all special exhibitions, IMAX and 3D films, and the Hayden Planetarium Space Show
      • Buy tickets at the ticket booth in the museum to get a cheaper price
    • Children’s Museum of Manhattan

      • Tuesday-Friday & Sunday 10am-5pm
      • Saturday 10am-7pm
      • Closed Monday
      • 212 W 83rd Street
      • $12 for adults
      • $12 for children
      • $8 for seniors
      • $0 for children under 12 months
    • New York Historical Society

      • Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm
      • Closed Monday
      • 170 Central Park West
      • $15 for group admission- adults
      • $23 for group admission with a guided tour-adults
      • $12 for group admission- seniors
      • $20 for group admission- seniors
    • American Folk Art Museum

      • Tuesday-Sunday 11:30am-7pm
      • Closed Monday
      • 2 Lincoln Square
      • Admission is free
    • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

      • Monday-Saturday 10:30am-6pm
      • Closed Sunday
      • 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
      • Admission is free
    • Lincoln Center

      • Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
      • Closed Saturday and Sunday
      • Admission is free
      • To watch a dance, music, film, opera, or theater show, you can purchase tickets online
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Century 21 Department Store
  •  Shopping

    • Patagonia

      • Monday-Sunday 11am-7pm
      • 426 Columbus Avenue
    • Apple Store

      • Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm
      • Sunday 10am-8pm
      • 1981 Broadway
    • The North Face

      • Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm
      • Sunday 11am-6pm
      • 2101 Broadway
    • Century 21 Department Store

      • Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm
      • Sunday 12pm-8pm
      • 1972 Broadway
    • Banana Republic

      • Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm
      • Sunday 11am-8pm
      • 1976 Broadway
    • Gap

      • Monday-Friday 9am-9pm
      • Saturday-Sunday 10am-9pm
      • 1988 Broadway
    • Pottery Barn

      • Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm
      • Sunday 10am-8pm
      • 1965 Broadway
    •  Zara

      • Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm
      • Sunday 11am-7pm
      • 1963 Broadway
    • Barneys New York

      • Monday-Friday 10am-8pm
      • Saturday-Sunday 10am-7pm
      • 2151 Broadway
    • DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

      • Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm
      • Sunday 11am-7pm
      • 2220 Broadway
    • H&M

      • Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm
      • Sunday 11am-6pm
      • 10 Columbus Circle
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The Tangled Vine Wine Bar and Kitchen
  •  Nightlife

    • Vanguard Wine Bar

      • 189 Amsterdam Avenue
      • 4.5 Stars
      • French
        • Neighborhood spot offering French wine & small plates amid marble-topped tables and subway tiles
    • The Dead Poet

      • 450 Amsterdam Avenue
      • 4.3 Stars
      • Irish Pub
        • Narrow, literary-themed Irish pub whips up cocktails named after dead poets and food from a bar menu
    • Jake’s Dilemma

      • 430 Amsterdam Avenue
      • 4.0 Stars
      • Sports Bar
        • Basic bar along the Amsterdam Avenue strip frequented by a young crowd for beer & football
    • The Abbey Pub

      • 237 W 105th Street
      • 4.2 Stars
      • Irish Pub
        • Decades-old Irish bar with a grub menu and a diverse neighborhood crowd gathering to drink and relax
    • Smoke Jazz & Supper Club

      • 2751 Broadway
      • 4.3 Stars
      • American
        • A cozy venue featuring jazz, blues, and latin acts
    • Gabriel’s Bar & Restaurant

      • 11 W 60th Street
      • 4.1 Stars
      • Italian
        • Upmarket Italian fare and sizable wine list in a polished setting that includes a private event room
    • The Tangled Vine Wine Bar and Kitchen

      • 434 Amsterdam Avenue
      • 4.1 Stars
      • Mediterranean
        • Candlelit wine bar offering a Mediterranean-style menu and a vino list focused on small labels
    • George Keeley

      • 485 Amsterdam Avenue
      • 4.4 Stars
      • Grill
        • A standard neighborhood bar with pub grub, darts, and a huge menu of craft brews and a beer club
    • Bar Boulud

      • 1900 Broadway
      • 4.0 Stars
      • French
        • Relaxed Parisian-style dining via chef Daniel Boulud with standout charcuterie and wines

Where To Eat

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Jean Georges Restaurant
  •  Upscale

    • Jean Georges

      • Monday-Sunday 11:45am-11pm
      • 1 Central Park West
      • 4.4 Stars
      • French
        • Sophisticated New French eatery boasting floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Central Park
    • Boulud Sud

      • Monday-Saturday 11:30am-12am
      • Sunday 11am-11pm
      • 20 W 64th Street
      • 4.4 Stars
      • Mediterranean
        • Refined Mediterranean dining via chef Daniel Boulud with convince to Lincoln Center
    • Per Se

      • Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-10pm
      • Friday-Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
      • 10 Columbus Circle
      • 4.6 Stars
      • American
        • Chef Thomas Keller’s New American restaurant offers luxe fixed-price menus, with Central Park views
    • Marea

      • Monday-Friday 12pm-11pm
      • Saturday-Sunday 11:30am-11pm
      • 240 Central Park South
      • 4.5 Stars
      • Italian
        • High-end Italian seafood and housemate pastas from Michael White in a chic Central Park South setting
    • The Mermaid Inn

      • Monday-Friday 5pm-10:30pm
      • Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm, 5pm-10:30pm
      • 570 Amsterdam Avenue
      • 4.4 Stars
      • Seafood
        • Upscale-casual seafood spot with a Cape Cod vibe known for its lobster rolls and cheap oyster deal
    • Rosa Mexicano

      • Saturday-Tuesday 11:30am-11:30pm
      • Sunday-Monday 11:30am-10:30pm
      • 61 Columbus Avenue
      • 4.1 Stars
      • Mexican
        • Modern Mexican chain eatery known for table side guacamole and creative margaritas
    • Gari of Columbus

      • Friday-Tuesday 12pm-2pm, 5pm-10:45pm
      • Saturday-Sunday 12pm-10:45pm
      • Closed Monday
      • 370 Columbus Avenue
      • 4.3 Stars
      • Sushi
        • Branch of an upscale local sushi chain best known for its chef’s choice menu

 

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Spiga Restaurant
  • Budget Friendly

    • Big Daddy’s Upper West Side

      • Monday-Sunday 8am-11pm
      • 2454 Broadway
      • 3.6 Stars
      • American
        • A throwback to 1950’s style, this comfort food restaurant serves up standard diner fare
    • Spice Upper West Side

      • Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm
      • Friday-Saturday 11am-12am
      • 435 Amsterdam Avenue
      • 3.8 Stars
      • Thai
        • Bustling chain offering generous portions of traditional Thai dishes and colorful cocktails
    • Shake Shack

      • Monday-Sunday 11am-11pm
      • 366 Columbus Avenue
      • 4.2 Stars
      • American
        • Gourmet burger chain with frozen custard
    • Isabella’s

      • Monday-Friday 11:30am-10:30pm
      • Saturday-Sunday 10am-11pm
      • 359 Columbus Avenue
      • 4.0 Stars
      • Mediterranean
        • Bustling Mediterranean-American bistro popular for its weekend brunch and sidewalk cafe
    • Spiga

      • Monday-Sunday 5:30pm-11pm
      • 200 W 84th Street
      • 4.2 Stars
      • Italian
        • This discreet trattoria serves traditional and inventive Italian dishes and rustic decor
    • Buceo 95

      • Monday-Sunday 5pm-12am
      • 201 W 95th Street
      • 4.4 Stars
      • Tapas
        • Small plates and diverse wines are served at this hip tapas bar with a relaxed vies and sidewalk seats
    • Freda’s Caribbean and Soul Cuisine

      • Monday-Sunday 12pm-10pm
      • 993 Columbus Avenue
      • 4.3 Stars
      • Caribbean
        • Homestyle Caribbean cuisine
    • Freddie and Pepper’s

      • Sunday-Thursday 11am-12am
      • Friday-Saturday 11am-1:30am
      • 303 Amsterdam Avenue
      • 4.4. Stars
      • Pizza
        • Counter-service pizza joint
    • Tom’s Restaurant

      • Sunday-Wednesday 6:30am-1:30am
      • Thursday 6:30am-12am
      • Friday and Saturday open 24 hours
      • 2880 Broadway
      • 3.6 Stars
      • American
        • Best local coffee shop famous for its recurring cameo on classic TV sitcom Seinfeld

Where To Sleep

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Trump International Hotel & Tower
  • Upscale

    • The Lucerne

      • Classy parkside hotel with a gym and a French-Mediterranean restaurant with sidewalk seating
      • 201 W 79th Street
      • 4.3 Stars
      • $147/night
    • The Excelsior Hotel

      • Refined hotel in a landmark building, boasting a fitness center, colorful eatery and elegant rooms
      • 45 W 81st Street
      • 4.1 Stars
      • $123/night
    • Trump International Hotel & Tower New York

      • High-end rooms, with floor-to-ceiling windows, plus 2 restaurants, a terrace and an indoor pool
      • 1 Central Park West
      • 4.4 Stars
      • $404/night
    • Hotel Beacon

      • Cozy boutique option with casually elegant rooms and suites that offer kitchenettes and free WIFI
      • 2130 Broadway
      • 4.4 Stars
      • $189/night
    • Mandarin Oriental

      • Luxurious rooms in a Manhattan high-rise with views and a posh spa, plus modern American dining and a bar
      • 80 Columbus Circle
      • 4.4 Stars
      • $645/night
Belleclaire Hotel250 W. 77th Street New York, NY
Hotel Belleclaire
  • Budget Friendly

    • Hotel Belleclaire

      • Ornate 1903 hotel with sleek, wood-floored rooms, plus a trendy lounge and free WIFI
      • 250 W 77th Street
      • 4 Stars
      • $71/night
    • The Belnord Hotel

      • Budget property on a residential street, with basic rooms that offer hardwood floors and free WIFI
      • 209 W 87th Street
      • 3.7 Stars
      • $76/night
    • NYLO New York City

      • Industrial-chic hotel with bright, modern rooms, 2 high-end eateries (Italian and Chinese) and a bar
      • 2178 Broadway
      • 4.2 Stars
      • $109/night
    • Marrakech Hotel-NYC

      • Vibrant budget hotel with a Moroccan theme that boasts modern rooms and a fireplace lounge
      • 2688 Broadway
      • 3.5 Stars
      • $84/night
    • Comfort Inn Central Park West

      • Budget lodging where basic rooms come with free WIFI and hot breakfast, plus an exercise room
      • 31 W 71st Street
      • 3.2 Stars
      • $67/night
    • Broadway Hotel & Hostel

      • Hostel with private and dorm-style rooms, plus stylish common areas, no curfew and a 24 hour reception
      • 230 W 101st Street
      • 3.5 Stars
      • $47/night
    • The Milburn Hotel

      • Simple budget property offering studios and suites with kitchenettes, plus free breakfast and WIFI
      • 242 W 76th Street
      • 4.1 Stars
      • $154/night

“The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page” – St. Augustine

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15 thoughts on “Guide To NYC: The Upper West Side

  1. So! I come home on January 29th from a short trip to NYC, stay at the Hudson near Columbus Circle, write a quick post about my trip, you drop by to check it out, that leads me to your blog and I find this. If only I had all this 3 days ago. Bu not to worry, I get up there a lot so will definitely save this post as a reference. Thanks also for the follow. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

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