Zabar’s is kind of like a cross between Russ & Daughters and Dean & Deluca. The gourmet deli and grocer has been in the same location for over 80 years, selling high-quality cheese, meats, and baked goods - but they’re famous for their smoked fish. We like the nova breakfast sandwich, but you also can’t go wrong with the classic pastrami sandwich or any of the soups. Eat a bagel with smoked fish and some chocolate babka while you read the morning paper, and you will feel like you’ve lived in this city for way more than three years.
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Jacobs Pickles is great if you need a spot for drinks or an Upper West Side dinner meetup with someone you know will embrace the heavy bar food. But it’s not a restaurant with traveling for.
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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Yves has good atmosphere, we'll give it that. But if you're looking to spend money on dinner in Tribeca, there are much better options.
Anton’s is a throwback restaurant in the West Village where you’ll want to eat pasta and drink a martini.
Mayfield is the neighborhood place you wish you had in your neighborhood. Unless you live in Crown Heights, in which case it's in your neighborhood.
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