Kirsh is both a restaurant and a bakery, and that means you should order something with bread here. Something like French toast. They do it sweet and savory, and it’s some of the best we’ve had. They also make some pastries, along with most other things you’d want to eat in the morning - oatmeal, steak & eggs, an English breakfast (for some reason). Come at night, and you can have something like a burger a grilled chicken breast. And if you have kids, feel free to bring them. There’s a little menu just for them.
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Birdbath Neighborhood Green Bakery
A reliable lunch option when you need something quick on the Upper West Side.
If you’re looking to have a fun group dinner by 96th Street on the UWS, Moonrise Izakaya is the best choice.
Saiguette is a little Vietnamese place that makes the best (and largest) banh mi on the Upper West Side.
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Vinegar Hill House
One of our favorite restaurants in Brooklyn, especially in the summer when their back garden is in full swing. Bring some bug spray, eat a pork chop.
Floret is an all-day American spot on Bowery where you should have a casual meal on the nice outdoor patio.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
Somehow, the Blue Ribbon brand’s new spot is just as excellent as its other outposts, despite being in a Midtown hotel. This spot is expensive though.
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Finally, the kind of restaurant the Upper West Side has long been starved for. The Ribbon has style and substance and does classic food right.
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