A Bowl of Ramen is Perfect for a February Day – Find It At These Local Restaurants

Yup, we know – that February New York City air can be chilly! However, it’ll make for a pleasant winter scene instead of a cold one if you’re watching it while sipping a bowl of delicious, authentic ramen.

Near our Sagamore apartments, lots of our local restaurants have perfected ramen, and its available for either dine-in, takeout or delivery so you can enjoy it wherever you please. Customize your bowl with items like sriracha, kimchi, chiles and more for a personalized lunch or dinner!

Zurutto, located at 142 W 72nd St, New York which is five minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a relaxed, wood-lined Japanese restaurant which serves specialty ramen soups and dumplings.

Zurutto’s ramens use organic grains, traditionally made Japanese miso and the fiery flavor of ginger. Plus, they all contain no MSG or artificial additives, so you can enjoy your bowl of ramen without anything to worry about. You’ll love their tasty miso broth and chewy and wavy ramen noodles.

Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai, located at 267 Amsterdam Ave, New York which is six minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a local outpost of a Japanese noodle chain specializing in Kitakata ramen topped with chashu.

The original Ban Nai Shokudo restaurant was opened in the city of Kitakata by Shingo and Hisa Ban Nai and was a popular local spot for ramen. It’s now grown to have nearly 60 locations throughout Japan and we’re lucky enough to have one right here as well so we can get an authentic bowl of ramen right around the corner.


142 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

(212) 498-0022

Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai

267 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

(212) 721-1000

Get Your Valentine’s Day Chocolates From These Upper West Side Chocolate Shops

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and whether you’re looking for a box of the finest chocolates for your significant other or you want to treat yourself with the best sweets in town, we’re all booking it to our favorite chocolate shops.

On the Upper West Side, we have lots of options for stellar chocolate shops, which offer everything from upscale truffles to fun designs. Head to these shops or order from their websites in order to get your chocolates in time for the big day!

Jacques Torres Chocolate, located at 285 Amsterdam Ave #1, New York which is six minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a European-style shop featuring its namesake chef’s chocolates, caramels, cookies and other sweets.

Jacques prides himself on specializing in fresh, handcrafted chocolates using premium ingredients free of preservatives and artificial flavors.  From sourcing the perfect cacao beans to techniques steeped in tradition, Jacques combines genuine passion with handcrafted mastery to produce purely delicious, real chocolate. 

Kee’s Chocolates, located at 228 Columbus Ave, New York which is five minutes from your Sagamore apartment, showcases handmade chocolates made with the freshest ingredients from around the world, including yuzu from Japan, sea salt from France, and saffron from Spain.

Kee’s Chocolates was founded in 2002 by Kee Ling Tong. She left her job in the corporate world to pursue her dream of opening a shop with flowers and chocolates in New York City. After a year, Kee was highly praised for producing artisanal chocolates and the shop became extremely popular.

Jacques Torres Chocolate

285 Amsterdam Ave #1, New York, NY 10023

(212) 787-3256

Kee’s Chocolates

228 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

(917) 965-2216