Best Grilled Cheese on the Upper West Side

  Last modified on June 26th, 2021

The best thing since sliced bread? Two slices, grilled and with cheese! Here are our top picks for the best grilled cheese on the Upper West Side.

The Viand

517 Columbus Avenue (85th Street)

Add-ons include pecan-smoked bacon, avocado and tomato.But the classic oozes pretty nicely on its own! Find it on The Viand’s lunch and dinner menus.

Viand Grilled Cheese


Luke’s Lobster

426 Amsterdam Ave (between 80th and 81st Streets)

The sustainable seafood chain best known for its lobster rolls enters this list with their lobster and crab grilled cheese! That’s two separate sandwiches, just to be clear.

Both are served on toasted white bread with gruyere cheese and their secret seasoning.

Lukes Lobster UWS

Irving Farm

224 West 79th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)

The locally-sourcing coffee roaster comes through strong on their grilled cheese game. Their classic grilled cheese comes with cheddar, swiss & dijon on their beautifully toasted sourdough bread.

Related: Irving Farm Opening Second UWS Location!

Irving Farm Upper West Side

Dive 106

938 Amsterdam Avenue (between 106th and 107th Streets)

This Manhattan Valley bar serves a mean grilled cheese made with Manchego, tomato and onion on either sourdough or rye. Manchego cheese comes from the milk of sheep in the La Mancha region of Spain, and has a unique taste and texture that you’ll want to try!

Dive 106 Grilled Cheese

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