Pre-med college student and native New Yorker eating her way through the big apple.
The grill on the Pier on west 70th st along the Hudson River. They grill everything on outdoor grills and you can watch the sunset, super romantic!
Spring Street Natural
If you like sushi, Tenzan (73rd and Columbus) is my favorite place in the city. Really fresh fish and interesting rolls.
Ocean Grill on the Upper West Side, excellent food and very romantic.
Tenzan on 73rd and Columbus is my favorite sushi restaurant in the city and the prices are extremely reasonable. The best rolls are the dancing eel, red lady, and spicy crab crunch ones.
Thank you for your comments and helpful tips, I really appreciate it!
Candle Cafe! Get the indian plate, so amazing.
Another great flavor-enhancing ingredient to keep on hand is tahini!
Dinner at Masa followed by Coldplay. So obsessed with Coldplay!!!
As a Columbia student, I greatly appreciated this post! I agree with the above commenters that Arties, however, is most certainly not in Morningside Heights. Le Monde definitely does have the best hot chocolate on the UWS, and I'm glad that you did not include the overpriced and overrated Community Food and Juice in this article. My all time fave Morningside Heights restaurant, however, would be Massawa, an Ethiopian restaurant on 122nd and Amsterdam. Symposium, on 112th between Broadway and Amsterdam, is also a popular Columbia hangout that has decent Greek food with a warming atmosphere.
Walls Bakery in Hewlett, NY, hands down! It's about a 40 minute drive from NYC and is totally worth it.
definitely sushi! Nothing beats a perfectly cut maki roll with multi-colored fish:)
As a life-long native Upper West Sider, I have to say I was slightly disappointed to see the majority of places mentioned relatively recent additions to the neighborhood. How could Zabars not be mentioned for groceries? Or Soutine Bakery for pastries? Or Tenzan for sushi? I feel like these places more accurately represent the essence of the UWS, rather than more gentrified locales such as Epicerie Boulud and Shake Shack. I will say that Levain Bakery makes one damn good cookie though;)
In a rather bleak culinary expanse, Thai Market has been a great restaurant to attend throughout my college career. The atmosphere is pretty hip and fun and the food has fueled many a late night study session.
I LOVE Massawa near Columbia University. It's probably my all-time favorite joint near campus.
Mine would definitely be a simple lobster roll with fresh corn on the cob and watermelon with a huge ice cream sundae for dessert. Perfection.
Loads of macarons (preferably espresso flavored), pommes frites, classic creme brulee, and profiteroles.
I'm so depressed about H&H closing. As a born and raised Upper West Sider, H&H really did represent the ethos of the neighborhood which is now consumed by more gentrified stores. So terrible.
Liquiteria, Juice Generation, and One Lucky Duck are all great places to find beet juice.
Congratulations on graduating! I am a pre-med undergrad, so I always admire med students:) I would suggest Blue Hill (could probably be done under 100 per person), Gramercy Tavern, Hearth (which has a 7 course tasting menu for 72 per person), or Red Rooster. Hope that helps and congrats again!
Yay! I'm so happy that Soutine made the list. I've lived next to the bakery for over twenty years and can honestly say that every baked good is made with love:)
I go to Columbia U. and frequent Community quite often. Their blueberry pancakes are quite good, but almost everything else on the menu flops. I would definitely reccomend Clinton over Community any day of the week, as the portions are larger, the prices more reasonable and the dishes generally much better construed.
I live right next to that place and go there all the time for those taters. Monday they offer a buy-one-get-one-free falafel deal from 5:30pm until 7 which is totally awesome.
Levain Bakery(for their cookies, obviously) and Soutine Bakery on the Upper West Side, which has lovely fruit tarts and a great banana chocolate chip bread. Silver Moon is another great Upper West Side one.
I would have to say the Essential NY Times Cook Book!
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