RedFarm is the best modern dim sum restaurant in town, and it now has a second location on the Upper West Side. The soup dumplings might not be the most authentic, but that’s not why you come to RedFarm. You come to RedFarm for downtown vibes and creative food. The UWS location is much like the original, but with more space and fewer people trying to get into 1OAK afterward. Try the Pac Man dumplings and the Katz’s pastrami egg roll.
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Mama’s Too is a tiny pizza place on the Upper West Side, and it’s where you’ll find some of the best slices in the area. Get the square pepperoni one.
Playa Betty’s is a fun place to drink margaritas with a big group on the Upper West Side.
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Salt & Fat
We wanted to love Sunnyside's Salt & Fat more than we actually did. Every dish on the menu reads like a carnivore’s delight, and while some items are incredible, others completely miss the mark.
Radiance Tea House
Radiance Tea House is a great little place to get some grub, drink a pot of tea, and maybe peruse a text about Buddhism. We find ourselves in here from time to time to do exactly that – except for the Buddhism part.
A great East Village date night spot, especially when you get the adjacent cocktail lounge, Angel's Share, involved.
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A Philadelphia import with a big following has now arrived in the East Village. Overlook the dumpy interior and shoddy service and put your face into a bowl of Dan Dan Noodles.
While RedFarm doesn’t deliver the most authentic dim sum experience, it is delivering quality food.
Sushi Kaito is a standout sushi restaurant on the Upper West Side, with the choice of either a 12 or 16 piece, omakase-style experience.
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