Comfort Inn Central Park West
31 West 71st St.
New York, NY 10023-4103
Phone: (212) 721-4770
Fax: (212) 579-8544
Pasha is a Turkish restaurant and a great place to enjoy exotic cuisine in a beautiful setting. It is decorated with potted trees, red walls, and white and blue tablecloths. A wide menu, attentive and helpful service and a costumed staff make it an enjoyable experience. A wide choice of appetizers includes Manti, tender dumplings filled with lamb and green mint; Patlican Salatasi, charcoal grilled eggplant mashed and tossed with garlic lemon juice and olive oil, and Kalamar Tave, calamari in a garlic walnut sauce. Entrees include seafood and lamb dishes.
Indulge in various kinds of margaritas, frozen, or without ice at Santa Fe, New York's most beloved Mexican restaurant and bar. The restaurant offers a peek into Mexican dining along with the Mexican style of revelry and pleasure with Margaritas in hand, and a belly full of Tex-Mex cuisine. Choose from Masa Chicken, Fish Tacos, Shrimp Chipotle, Chimichanga, Fajita and Black Bean And Sweet Potato Burrito that will keep one craving for more. Assuredly one of the most popular food in town, Santa Fe is packed in the evenings, making bookings all the more important. Naturally, Margarita is the star of the menu, however, do not miss out on the tequilas which are aplenty!
This charming restaurant whose name translates as "red tomato" in Italian has an ambience of an old-world Italian kitchen, adorned as it is with old country murals, ceramic wall plates, a ceiling trellis that sports vines and grapes, and red-and-white checkered charming table cloths. Pomodorro Rosso, which is well-known for its substantial but hearty fare, offers several gems on its menu like the Calamari Fritti, the Insalata Tricolore, the Gemelli Al Giardino which features pasta twists, sundried tomatoes, broccoli and Portobello mushrooms, the Linguine Frutti Di Mare and the Pollo Saltimbocca. Aside from its excellent Southern Italian cooking, the restaurant is also renowned for its appearance as a "break-up place" on the one-time immensely popular television show Seinfeld.
This sophisticated French restaurant offers the ambience of a typical Parisian bistro with a décor that consists of the almost ubiquitous in New York City, exposed brick walls, plentiful mirrors, leather banquettes and framed pictures. Keeping in line with its central theme, the menu at Bistro Cassis offers typical French fare which includes appetizers like Tarte Aux Oignons Et Chèvre (caramelized onion and goat cheese tart) and Salade Niçoise along with a wide variety of classic mains like Steak Frites, Sole Meunière and Poulet Jambon. Also available on the menu are other quintessential French dishes like crêpes which can be had with a selection of fillings and moules (mussels) frites. -Anjeeta Nayar
If one is craving for or curious about East Asian culinary art, then Amber West is a good option to indulge one's taste-buds. The casual restaurant serves an array of Japanese and Thai dishes including sushi, sashimi, rolls, Thai curries and fried rice. The Angry Lobster with lobster tempura, lettuce and avocado and Dragon's Bride made of shrimp tempura and caviar are specialty rolls that are worth a special mention. The restaurant is popular for its unique taste that is a big reason for a steady flow of diners at any given time. Cocktails are served in the bar that add more life to the evening.
AG Kitchen, named for the owner-chef Alex Garcia, is located on the Columbus Avenue in Upper West Side. Serving a fantastic range of Latin American food with creative, contemporary undertones, the restaurant looks bright and refreshing decorated with blend of cool colors and composed whites. Start your meal with pineapple and pomegranate guacomole and proceed on to meatier dishes like grilled mahi mahi, samba chicken or opt juicy burgers like Manhattan Latin burger that comes highly recommended. Open all week, AG Kitchen makes for a fab food experience.
Arte Around the Corner offers you an array of freshly baked delicacies like cakes, croissants and a variety of breads, apart from the Italian menu of pastas and salads. The Upper West Side locals couldn't be happier with Arte Around the Corner filling up the desire for an authentic bakery and coffee place. If you can't spare the time to drop in here and leisurely indulge in the gourmet delights complimented with a newly brewed cup of coffee, then you can make full use of the carry-out and delivery service that the eatery offers. You can also drop in here for a quick breakfast of muffins and fruit salad, on your way to work!
With impeccable quality, efficient service, and affordable prices, Arte Cafe is truly a cut above the rest. If the menus don't satisfy you, then go ahead and order the Pappardelle Bolognese or even the Calzone Piccante. Pair these with exotic, 'gentle and easy' or 'heavy and intense' wines. Come here on Saturdays and Sundays for an unlimited brunch for paltry prices. Utilize the special delivery menu if you don't feel like coming all the way. All dishes are made from scratch, so you can be rest assured of the freshness. Call for additional details.
Vive La Crêpe at Columbus Avenue is just one of this popular creperie chain's delightful locations. Fashioned to resemble the quintessential Parisian cafe, Vive La Crêpe offers diners a selection of delicious sweet and savory crepes, that are prepared to order with quality ingredients. Prosciutto with cheese and sliced potatoes, smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers, and Spinach with feta cheese and basil are a few of the delicious savory options on offer, although crepes with nutella and fresh fruit remain the ultimate favorites for most. With its fresh, delicious crepes, friendly service and charming ambiance, Vive La Crêpe has quickly come to be a popular choice for many.
Wine and Roses, true to its name is a haven of wines and roses. The entire venue is decorated with the flower, as people linger awhile over their favorite wine. More popular as an after meal hangout due to its splendid wine selection, Wine and Roses is a must visit for wine connoisseurs, tired of the regular drinks available in the market. It features less common labels, constantly changing the menu and offering diners a chance to explore this popular beverage. Each wine is explained in the menu, making the choice fairly easy for the uninitiated, though the excellent wait staff offers suggestions wherever needed. Feast on the cheese and charcuterie provided along side the drink and let the magic unfold over a glass of wine.
Il Violino is a cozy and intimate venue that serves affordable Italian dishes that are a classic favorite among the American palate. The menu includes salads, soups and pastas, among which the most notable is the Gnocchi Ala Bolognese which is creamy and delicious. The dishes are simple and sensible doing away with over-the-top flairs and frills, in keeping with the informal ambience of the place. One of the oldest restaurants in the neighborhood, it lives up to its reputation of being the most trusted. A few dishes may not be spot on, however, on the whole, Il Violino manages to give a decent meal at affordable prices.
Award-winning chef Manuel Berganza offers a delightful Spanish experience at the elegant Andanada, located on the Upper West Side. A huge mural spanning an entire wall depicts a bull-fighting scene, and is the centerpiece of the restaurant's decor. Painted foliage cover the rest of the walls with the original exposed-brick peeking from behind. Warm lighting accents and plush seating options make things cozy. There's a beautiful glass-enclosed patio as well. The menu offers the chef's modern take on traditional Spanish specialties. Start off the the extensive choice of sharing tapas platters offering Berenjas Asadas, Croquetas De Jamon and Pulpo A La Gallega among others. Main courses include Mahi Mahi A La Plancha, Terrina De Cochinillo and Lomo De Cordero. There's a choice of paellas as well. The elegant space is available for private functions. Check website for more.