Taste of the Upper West Side 2020

  Last modified on August 19th, 2022

Tickets are now available for Taste of the Upper West Side 2020 – the 13th annual summer event. The two night food fest will take place on May 15th and May 16th under the tent at the O’Shea Complex Schoolyard on Columbus Avenue, between 76th and 77th Street. Over 80 chefs from some of the best Upper West Side restaurants – including some great new spots (and a few which haven’t opened yet) – will be delivering the best from their kitchens!

Taste of the Upper West Side

Feel the vibes from last year …

Taste of the Upper West Side 2020: The Lineup

Friday, May 15th from 7-10pm

“Grillin’ in the City” kicks off the two-night food event with highly anticipated debuts of restaurants and bars, along with longtime local favorites, including 16 popular restaurants grilling up favorite menu items.

Participants will include:

  • 5 Napkin Burger
  • Bareburger
  • Jacob’s Pickles
  • Brad’s Burger & BBQ (click for food pics)
  • Sarabeth’s West
  • Shake Shack
  • Virgil’s Real BBQ
  • Ousia
  • Bodrum
  • West Side Campaign Against Hunger
  • Bodega 88
  • Cafe Frida
  • El Mitote
  • Gazala’s
  • Jing Fong
  • Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co
  • Osteria Cotta
  • Pappardella
  • Pizzeria Sirenetta
  • Playa Betty’s
  • Rosa Mexicano
  • Shaking Crab
  • Swagat Indian Restaurant
  • Tacombi


Plus these three restaurants which haven’t yet opened:

With sweets from:

And cocktails by:

General admission is $99.

Taste Upper West Side 2020

Saturday, May 16th from 6:30-9:30pm

‘The Best of the West’ – hosted by Television Personality Lauren Scala.

A special VIP reception will take place from 6:30-7:30pm. Attendees will be able to mingle with celebrity chefs and get a head start on the feast.

General admin will open at 7:30pm.

This year’s “Best of the West” will be honoring the powerful and successful woman restaurant owners of the Upper West Side. Live music will be performed by Project Orange.

Participants will include:

Plus these recently opened restaurants:

And sweets from:

  • Make My Cake
  • Mille-Feuille Bakery Cafe
  • Orwashers Bakery
  • Magnolia Bakery

General Admission is $135; VIP Reception is $215.

Proceeds from Taste of the Upper West Side 2020 will go back into the community and help fund neighborhood projects through the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Until March 16th, tickets will also be offered at 15% off for general admission and 20% off for VIP by using the promo code  EARLYBIRD  at check out.

Get tickets for both nights here!

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