Tag Archives: Upper West Side

Dinner at TESSA (NYC)

[Translate] TESSA in the Upper West Side is a Mediterranean inspired restaurant that is a solid choice to dine in the neighborhood. Usually when you think of the Upper West Side, you don’t normally think of dining destinations kind of place but there are very great places to shop for food or specialize in a certain dish (e.g. Zabar’s and Barney Greengrass). When we entered the restaurant, there’s exposed white-washed brick walls with the black steel gates on the ceiling that gives it an industrial yet rustic look and a long and deep bar. We were escorted to the main..

Brunch at Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera (NYC)

[Translate] On Sunday, a friend and I had plans to see the Chinese Philharmonic performing at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. Since it’s a few minutes away, we had brunch at Grand Tier at the Metropolitan Opera. (The Sunday brunch at the Grand Tier started on December 4th.) A video posted by Tina Wong | Food & Travel (@wanderingeater) on Dec 12, 2016 at 6:40am PST Walking up to the second floor where the Grand Tier is located in the Met Opera house, it’s a beautiful restaurant with the stunning drop chandeliers and natural light from the large windows..

Maison Kayser Opens in the Upper West Side

[Translate] If you have been reading this site long enough, I am fans of Maison Kayser. I am excited that this amazing international, French-based patisserie and café brand finally opens in the Upper West Side. The new location is at 2161 Broadway on the corner of 76th Street. It’s dangerously close to Fairway that I would extend my grocery shopping trip and carry a larger haul with their delicious, organic, artisanal loaves of bread and pastries. This new location is beautiful that my recent Saturday morning, the morning light filtering through the large windows just cast a gorgeous shadow on..

Brunch with the Girls at Boulud Sud

[Translate] Exterior and part of the interior of Boulud Sud This past Labor Day weekend, I had brunch with my girl friends at Boulud Sud. As you might know, I am a fan of this restaurant when lunch with my mother and my friends are familiar with the Boulud brand but ate at this particular restaurant for the first time. Heck, even one of them lives close by one particular dessert (I’ll inform you soon which) convert her here to be a regular. Large format spicy Moroccan hummus, hummus, taramosalata, babaganoush and various flatbreads and dill potato chips for our..

Dinner at ChicoJulio Bodega del Mar

[Translate] Recently we had a solid Mexican taco dinner at ChicoJulio in the Upper West Side. Once you step through the doors, it opens to an airy space with a handsome stocked with flights of mezcal, bacanora and pechuga (a Mexican liquor distilled using a chicken). As great as this was, we’re here for the food and here’s what we started with: (more…)

New Taste of the Upper West Side 2014: Best of the West

[Translate] New Taste of the Upper West Side is an annual series of food events that benefits The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), not-for-profit corporation, and one of New York City’s official business districts. The BID area, from West 67th Street to West 82nd Street, is a continuous stretch of shops and restaurants, including the American Museum of Natural History and the New-York Historical Society. All commercial properties within the area are members of the BID. Our focus is on making our area a superb public space, so that business thrives and the quality of life for visitors and..

The New Taste of the Upper West Side: Comfort Classics (2013)

[Translate] The New Taste of Upper West Side: Comfort Classics – Inside the tent, Host Adam Richman, Pastry Chef Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar, Momofuku Milk Bar’s birthday cake truffles, 5 Napkin Slider The New Taste of Upper West Side’s Comfort Classics is one of the three-part food event created by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (BID). This event (and others) benefit the Columbus Avenue BID’s Streetscape Project as well as support the Wellness in its Schools program at the O’Shea School complex and P.S. 87. Comfort Classics is hosted by Travel Channel’s Adam Richman and pastry chef..

Dinner at Fishtag in the Upper West Side

[Translate] A week or so ago, I had dinner with a friend at Fishtag, a Michael Psilakis restaurant. This was the former home of Kefi’s original location (also owned by Chef Michael Psilakis). The difference between that restaurant and Fishtag was the more airier space, making me feel a bit calmer and it’s a merge of Psilakis’ concept of robust, approachable Mediterranean cuisine and Fishtag has both seafood and his style of food. Executive Chef Stan Matusevich and his team executes this vision pretty well. Assorted bruschettas & Striped bass ceviche We started with striped bass ceviche ($12) composed of..

Brunch with Friends at Salumeria Rosi

[Translate] Interior of Salumiera Rosi The weekend after New Year’s, I thought of reconnecting with a few friends I’ve missed over the holidays. Discussing where we should have brunch, I found out one of my friends recently moved to the Upper West Side, just steps away from Salumeria Rosi.* Salumeria Rosi is a small neighborhood salumi shop found right at the entrance and it shares the space of the 30-ish seat restaurant. In the middle of the restaurant it has an interesting, primarily white carving except the colored portions were the hams and salumi. This restaurant (and its newer Upper..