Morningside Heights, Manhattan


Where to Eat Near Columbia University (Our Updated Guide)

Ben Jay 21 comments

As the home of Columbia University, Morningside Heights has changed to accommodate more demanding eaters. Where can you get a good bagel and cup of coffee, fast slice, or sit-down meal? Here's our updated guide to answer those questions. More

First Look at Flat Top, a New Morningside Heights Bistro from the Jin Ramen Team

First Look J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

The folks behind Harlem's first ramen shop, Jin Ramen, have opened up their second sit-down restaurant on the corner of 121st street and Amsterdam. Flat Top, named after the griddle that most of their food is cooked on, serves up a menu of American-style bistro food with a somewhat upscale French and Mediterranean bent. More

A Sandwich a Day: Italian Sub at Brad's Cafe

A Sandwich a Day Andrea Kang 2 comments

This sandwich won't rock your world, but it's a satisfying lunch for six bucks. More

The Vegetarian Option: Indian Road Cafe in Inwood

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Indian Road Cafe may just be the most north-westerly restaurant in all of Manhattan. It is literally across the street from Spuyten Duyvil Creek, separating Manhattan from the Bronx, and looking out from the restaurant provides a commanding view of the Henry Hudson Bridge. More

What Makes a Good New York Black & White Cookie? Thoughts on the Best

Max Falkowitz 42 comments

Though it's one of NYC's most iconic sweets, the black and white cookie is rarely something for dessert lovers to celebrate. Here's what we think makes a good black and white, and where you can find it. More

A Sandwich a Day: Two New Vietnamese Sandwiches in Morningside Heights

A Sandwich a Day J. Kenji López-Alt 1 comment

There was a time back when your only options for Asian food in the Morningside Heights vicinity were a semi-decent Korean barbecue joint, pre-fab Japanese-ish sushi, or takeout Chinese joints that specialized in fried chicken. Things have improved massively since then. Today there's not just one, but two Vietnamese sandwich shops within walking distance of one another in the vicinity. I decided to hop on my bike and check them out in a head-to-head sandwich-off. More

A Sandwich A Day: The Spicy Chopped Cheese From Uni One Gourmet Deli

A Sandwich a Day J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

The only things that I had around my corner to eat growing up was a couple of fried-chicken-peddling Chinese takeout joints, some poor pizza, and the Uni One Gourmet Deli on Broadway just south of Tiemann Place. In all my fifteen years living there, I never set foot in deli, but had Twitter existed when I was a kid, I might have known that a great sandwich was right under my nose the entire time. More

Where to Eat Near Columbia University

Hannah Howard 19 comments

Though I left Columbia and New York to work in restaurants in elsewhere, I've ended up right back near my old Columbia stomping grounds. Here are my old faves and some new loves for bagels, coffee, brunch, and some great comfort food. More

A Sandwich A Day: Pollo Torta at Cascabel

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Sure, it's not the $5 number from the local taco truck, but quality ingredients and great flavor justify Cascabel's pricey and slightly unconventional Mexican chicken sandwich. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Kenji's Morningside Heights and Columbia University

J. Kenji López-Alt 21 comments

We write about restaurants all over the city. But sometimes, you don't want to travel for food; you want the best eats right in your neighborhood. So we're having the Serious Eats staff share where they eat around their own 'hoods. Today? Serious Eats Managing Editor J. Kenji Lopez-Alt on Morningside Heights. More

Thai Market: Bangkok-Style Eats in Morningside Heights

J. Kenji López-Alt 4 comments

In my opinion, New York could always do with a few more good Thai restaurants, particularly ones that lean towards to the hotter, more impassioned, down-and-dirty end of the scale. I mean, they exist already, but most are a trek for me. The closest we've got in the northern reaches of Manhattan is Thai Market, a street-food themed restaurant near Columbia campus that is one of the better options north of the Village. More

A Sandwich A Day: Cubano at the Morningside Heights Havana Central

A Sandwich a Day J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

Cubanos (or mixtos as they're called in Cuba and Miami), with their meaty/tangy blend of roast pork, ham, cheese, and pickles, have a pretty secure spot in the list of top 10 sandwiches of all time. It can be pretty tough to find a great one in Manhattan, but Havana Central does it up right. More

The Brunch Dish: Queso Fundido at Havana Central

The Brunch Dish J. Kenji López-Alt 1 comment

Havana Central took over the old West End space in Morningside Heights right by Columbia University a few years ago, and it was a nice change. No longer a dark, dingy space with a sticky-floored music venue in the darkest corner in the back, it's now an open (if dimly lit), friendly joint with nice energy, great street-side seating, and a decent lunch and dinner menu to boot. They've got three locations around the city, but only the Upper West Side and Union Square locations offer a special, egg-heavy brunch menu on Sundays. More

A Sandwich a Day: Veggie Sandwich at Amir's

A Sandwich a Day Carrie Vasios Mullins 1 comment

You can't get a better deal than the Veggie Sandwich ($3.50). Creamy pieces of grilled eggplant are topped with bright pink pickled beats and chunks of fried cauliflower. More

A Sandwich a Day: Ham, Egg and Cheddar at Joe Columbia University

A Sandwich a Day Liz Clayton 1 comment

If there's one thing Iris Cafe's Rachel Graville knows her way around, it's a boiled egg on bread. So when it was announced she'd be curating the upscale student lunch program for the new Joe Cafe at Columbia University, this was good news to all uptown stomachs. More

Date Night: Turkuaz

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 3 comments

Eating inside what amounts to a big tent on chairs covered in red corduroy could feel gimmicky. Perhaps, in daylight, during lunch or brunch, it is. In the evening, however, seated at a two-top in a tiny pool of candlelight, the effect is wonderfully isolating. Turkuaz is best for: a date you'd like to go away with. More

Kids Welcome: Smoke Jazz & Supper Club Brunches

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Smoke offers jazz brunches on weekends where children are not only welcome but the target audience. In addition to the regular Jazz brunch on Sundays, Smoke has recently launched a Jazz for Kids brunch on Saturdays. The result? Saturdays that are decidedly kid-friendly—and Sundays that are not. More

Coffee Chronicles: Joe Corners Columbia University

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It's not quite like getting a macchiato at the North Pole, but to many, the freshly opened Joe coffee bar at Columbia University heralds a new day in the Manhattan coffee scene, offering a selection of espresso and manually brewed coffees at unforeseen latitudes. More

A Sandwich a Day: Imported Salami from Milano Market

A Sandwich a Day Leah Douglas 1 comment

Milano Market has one of the best sandwich counters I've ever seen. Behind it are four or five sandwich guys (I refer to them as such because I can practically hear them saying, "I'm the sandwich guy"). They yell,... More

A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Cutlet Parmigiana at Milano Market

A Sandwich a Day Leah Douglas 7 comments

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check... More

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