frank_the_tank wrote:sophie316 wrote:I’m bored so I thought I’d throw down some recs for food etc in Morningside Heights(lived there for 4 years, boyfriend still lived there for the past 2, so spent a lot of time up there…). It’s by no means comprehensive and its just my opinion, but feel free to ask for more recs on anything I didn’t include.
Best bagels: Absolute bagels(107th and Broadway). It can be a trek in winter in the cold, but damn are they worth it. Best bagels I’ve ever had. Nussbaums(113th and Broadway) are also good and have sandwiches, salads etc.
Best restaurants: I really like A Café and Wine bar, on 108th and Columbus…it’s small, but also BYO and before 8pm they have an awesome $20 prix fixe where you can get a two course dinner for half of the normal price assuming you get the most expensive appetizer/main, which are the best(pate and the duck). Also Voza a few blocks down on Columbus(I think 105th or 106th is also TIIINY but delicious. Also deserving mentions: Kitchenette on 122nd and Amsterdam(good home cooked hearty food), Awash(Ethopian)(106th and Amsterdam), Max Soha(Italian)(122nd and Amsterdam).
Best grocery stores: Westside Market on 110th and Broadway is amazing. It only reopened last year after being totally redone and the selection is pretty incredible. Esp the cheese section. Fairway on 125th is a trek but also an adventure, as they give you a huge jacket and you can wonder round in the refrigerated meat locker.
Best sandwiches/salads: Milano Market on 113th and Bway is good for a quick snack.
Bars with most attractive clientele: ______________
Best bars: Depending on what youre looking for most bars in the area will be packed w/ drunk undergrads on thurs/fri/sat. But bearing that in mind, 1020(Amsterdam and 111th) is a decent choice…La Negrita on 109th and Columbus is generally quieter as it’s a bit of a trek. Heights(112th and Bway) gets rowdy on weekends, but they have a pretty sweet rooftop and cheap happy hour frozen margaritas that makes it quite delightful in summer.
Best drunk food: HamDel for sandwiches/fries etc, or Roti Roll(111th and Amsterdam( which is DELICIOUS)
Best brunches: Kitchenette, Deluxe(Broadway and 113th), Westside Cafe(I think 108th and Bway).
You missed one.
Ha. Hmm. Well Columbia students aren't necessarily known for their attractiveness. If you're looking to go to a bar and hit on someone both moderately attractive and actually over the age of 21 I'd suggest heading down to Amsterdam in the 80s(I lived here for the past two years and as far as bars go it's a good area)...there are 6 or 7 bars in the space of about 4 blocks(79th-83rd and Amsterdam) which are packed on weekend nights with drunken ex sorority/frat types that never left college behind, that are often quite attractive. One (bourbon street) has $1 beers on thursdays and is usually spilling out onto the street then. They're slightly more strict on IDs once you get out of the immediate Columbia areas, so bars down there tend to be less full of freshmen.