Barney Greengrass, Upper West Side
Upper West Side
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 724 4707
Concierge.com's insider take:
That this old-school Jewish appetizing store now has a location in Beverly Hills speaks to the supernal power of sturgeon. Since the original New York shop opened in 1908, no other restaurant has trafficked in such high-quality smoked fish. Add to that toasted bialys, chocolate babka, and excellent chopped liver, and you can see why the timeworn dining room, jammed with rickety tables, teems with Upper West Siders during brunch hours. Once inside, you may spot Anthony Bourdain digging into an omelet packed with caramelized onions and salty lox—if you had come decades ago, you might have seen Alfred Hitchcock or Groucho Marx doing the same.