Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Upper West Side

by Alyssa Grossman, 10/08/2013

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  • Upscale Dining
    The Upper West Side serves up inventive cuisine for every taste and budget. If you're looking for a romantic sit-down spot, try Food Network star Elizabeth Falkner's Corvo Bianco, where the rustic décor (think tree branches hanging below the ceiling, brick accents and a terra-cotta fireplace) perfectly complements the cuisine. The Italian-inspired menu includes creative takes on quail, branzino and rabbit. For a cozy yet elegant experience, head to Tom Valenti's Ouest. Every night, diners settle into red leather booths, sip signature Ouest martinis (orange zest and olives stuffed with onions) and dine on farm-fresh dishes like cavatelli paired with mushrooms and pickled asparagus and hanger steak with bok choy, red bliss potatoes and mousseline. Pairings are the name of the game at Michael Psilakis' Mediterranean seafood spot, Fish Tag, where wine, beer and cocktails are matched with savory dishes like grilled prawn bruschetta, smoked octopus, striped bass ceviche and grilled oyster mushrooms.

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