This frequently fried fishy treat deserves its own article. Read on for the best calamari on the Upper West Side!
The Mermaid Inn
570 Amsterdam Avenue
Their seared calamari salad is made with frisée, feta cheese, cremini & shiitake. One Yelp user says: “It’s warm and savory and fresh and delicious. To quote my friend: ‘I could swim in the dressing on this salad.'” popular Oyster happy hours in NYCThe Mermaid Inn also has one of the most .
235 Columbus Avenue
Try their fried calamari with long hot peppers. New York Magazine named it the best fried calamari in NYC in 2012.
Pretty basic but delicious fried calamari. A generous portion, which is to be expected at this family style Italian restaurant.
Land Thai Kitchen
450 Amsterdam Ave
45 West 81st Street
This popular brunch spot offers diners their sweet “Calamari Frito”: Dominican honey glazed calamari with cashews and organic sprout salad.
435 Amsterdam Ave
Crispy calamari with tomato mint salsa.
Brookyln-style calamari. Super doughy and drenched in tomato sauce.
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