Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Upper West Side

by Alyssa Grossman, 10/08/2013

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  • Brunch Spots
    New Yorkers are proud of their brunch habits, and the Upper West Side is a great place to partake in a weekend activity that's as much a ritual as a meal. Come very hungry to homey (and always packed) Columbus Avenue restaurant Good Enough to Eat which offers generous portions of food on your plate and cow memorabilia on the walls. "Good enough" hardly gives the comfort food here enough credit—dishes like waffles stuffed with bacon, cinnamon-swirl French toast and omelets filled with ingredients like cream cheese, homemade sausage and Granny Smith apples demand to be devoured. You'll forget you're in the City at Manhattan staple Sarabeth's. The brunch menu at this green-awninged classic is upscale, family friendly and complemented by fancy takes on classic cocktails. Just-inventive-enough dishes, like the crisp potato waffle paired with chicken apple sausage or the cheese blintzes with sour cream and apple butter, should satisfy any appetite. And Caffè Storico, nestled inside the New-York Historical Society, offers diners a glass-windowed view of the institution as they dine on cured meats and cheeses, polenta and eggs with mushroom ragout and other Italian-inspired dishes. 

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