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Step Outside the BID for a Meal from Our Neighbors

Sep 8, 2021
inside of robert looking over columbus circle

Lincoln Square is home to some of the best eateries in the city, but if you’re looking to try something new, why not just step outside the district for a meal from one of our neighbors?

Robert, located on the top floor of the Museum of Arts and Design (2 Columbus Circle) is a New-American restaurant that's open for lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on the weekends. Robert will also be hosting live music performances throughout September. Check out the schedule here.

The Leopard at des Artistes (1 West 67th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West) will be announcing its new Fall menu of specialty Southern Italian seasonal dishes in the coming weeks. And every Sunday is BYOB night, so make sure to bring your favorite bottle of wine to dinner!

Felice has opened a new location on the Upper West Side at 240 Columbus Avenue at West 71st Street. Stop by to enjoy a wide array of Tuscan-inspired dishes for lunch, dinner and brunch.

If you’re looking for more Kosher restaurants, visit Noi Due Carne (141 West 69th Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue) and Noi Due Pizza (143 West 69th Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue). The restaurants, located right next to each other, serve classic Italian dishes, including pizzas, pastas and more.  

Do you have a sweet tooth? Magnolia Bakery has two locations just outside Lincoln Square: one at 1794 Broadway at Central Park South and the second at 200 Columbus Avenue at West 69th Street. Treat yourself to some of their cupcakes or signature banana pudding!

Marea (240 Central Park South at Broadway) is the perfect spot to try the best of the sea, and beyond, with crudo, oysters, antipasti, handmade pastas, and more! Stop in from Monday, September 13 through Sunday, September 19 for Negroni Week, in support of City Harvest.

Cafe Luxembourg (200 West 70th Street at Amsterdam Avenue) has been serving French comfort food to the Upper West Side for almost 40 years! Visit this neighborhood staple for lunch, dinner or brunch on the weekends.  

Joanne Trattoria, located at 70 West 68th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West) is a homey Italian-American restaurant owned by Lady Gaga’s parents! Along with traditional favorites, Joanne Trattoria offers a wide selection of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan dishes. And check out their entertainment schedule to hear live music while you eat!

And if you're out shopping at Nordstrom (225 West 57th Street at Broadway), stop by one of their restaurants for a bite to eat! 

We hope that you never tire of Lincoln Square’s restaurants, but if you’re looking to switch up your options, we are lucky to have some great eateries right outside our boundaries. To find more restaurants that are open, visit our Neighborhood Guide.

Photo credit: Robert