If you’re on the UWS (perhaps checking out the Museum of Natural History), head to Jacob’s Pickles. The menu is large and the dishes are massive… therefore, it’s best to adopt a go-big-or-go-home approach!
- Why it’s worth it: Jacob’s Pickles serves comfort food at its finest, with HUGE portions of delicious carbo-loaded options and a large variety of excellent craft beers
- Vibe: A large, fun and laid back spot that feels very intimate because of the dim lighting and candles. The walls are covered with beer jugs and bottles and rustic artwork. Definitely can’t forget to mention that the music selection is stellar!
- Layout: Large space with bar seating, outdoor seating, and two levels of indoor seating (a mixture of smaller intimate tables and larger communal tables)
- Ideal meal (ordered for 2, but enough for 6): Fried pickles starter, mac n cheese (creamy, cheesy, just the right amount of burnt, crispy cheese on top), fried oreos
- You’ll need a phone or flash light to view the menu
- The large outdoor seating area is perfect for Uptown people-watching
- There’s a “Take-Home” section at the front of the ‘straunt where customers can stop in to purchase growlers of beer, jars of pickles and preserves, and bags of biscuits
- People behind Jacob’s Pickles: Jacob Hadjigeorgis is a born-and-raised New Yorker, who spent a semester abroad in the Czech Republic, and then opened Mmmac & Cheese, which is a go-to destination for comfort food in Boston’s Quincy Market.
- Address: Upper West Side, 509 Amsterdam Ave (between 84th and 85th St)
- Prices: $4-$20