Upscale and primarily residential, the Upper West Side has much to offer with shopping, museums and access to Central Park. The neighborhood is famous for lovely tree-lined streets and brownstone buildings, many of which are landmarks.

DINING

Ouest Since its opening in 2001 to great acclaim, Ouest Restaurant has largely been considered a beacon for fine dining on New York City’s Upper West Side. Per Se Roundly lauded for its fabulous Central Park views, this Columbus Circle treasure serves French-influenced American cuisine that matches, stride-for-stride, the magic of Napa’s French Laundry. Bar Boulud Daniel Boulud’s visionary approach to casual dining takes off once again – this time at Bar Boulud. Rustically-inspired and -sourced ingredients combine for mouth-watering creations that belie their peasant roots. Shake Shack The second one opened located across from the American Museum of Natural History – one block from Central Park.

RECREATION AND LANDMARKS

American Museum of Natural History Located in park-like grounds across the street from Central Park, the Museum comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories, and its renowned library. Lincoln Center Features 12 performing arts companies hosted in a variety of theater and recital spaces including the Metropolitan Opera, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Julliard School of Music. Beacon Theatre The 2,894-seat, three-tiered theatre was designed by Chicago architect Walter W. Ahlschlager as a movie palace for motion pictures and vaudeville. Today it is one of New York’s leading live music and entertainment venues. Central Park Spanning on 843 acres, it contains several lakes and ponds, seven major lawns and grassy areas, extensive walking paths, the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, a wildlife sanctuary, a 106-acre billion-gallon reservoir with an encircling running track, and an outdoor amphitheater, the Delacorte Theater, which hosts the “Shakespeare in the Park” summer festivals.

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