Morningside's Diner Pick: Metro Diner is the go-to diner spot in the neighborhood features generous portions, fresh vegetables and fruits, and a price that can’t be beat.2641 Broadway #1 (off 100th Street)New York, NY 10025(212) 866-0800 Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Metro-Diner/120442651301779
Basic Italian fare in a homey, semi-subterranean space with live jazz on Sundays.
A sandwich and deli shop.
A classic Chinese Restaurant.
This casual Dominican eatery boasts ample portions of roasted & fried meats & Latin American sides.
A great place to hang out, drinks some coffee, grab a quick bite and get some work done.
Wine & cuisine from France's Loire Valley region in a bistro-style space with patio seating.
Morningside's Burger Pick: Mel's Burger Bar offers a solid selection of massive burgers, frosty shakes, comfort food classics and a killer bar experience. The 140 seat restaurant features three-dimensional exposed brick, black and white checkered tile floors, custom wood ceiling beams and six flat screen televisions alongside an illuminated six-foot Mel’s sign. Mel’s offers seven different burgers made with Pat LaFrieda meat. Featured burgers include The Original Burger made on white toast and inspired by Connecticut’s famous Louis’ Lunch, the self proclaimed creator of the hamburger and the Cadillac Burger, a Neuske’s bacon cheeseburger on a potato roll. Vegetarian items such as the Nurse Betty veggie burger served on potato roll and super salads are sure to impress all the non-carnivorous diners. 2850 Broadway (btwn 110th and 111th Streets) New York, NY 10025 (212) 865-7100 http://www.melsburgerbar.com/
Near Columbia, there are three main bubble tea places: TeaMagic, Cafe East, and Culture Tea Bar
Over a dozen pizzas & pastas, plus grilled meats, seafood, subs & chicken, for dine-in or delivery.
Cafe du Soleil is the classic French bistro that you always dreamed of, where you can relax with an authentic French meal and a glass of wine. Drawing French culinary influences from the Mediterranean and traditional fare, Cafe du Soleil delivers superb dishes such as white boudin, frog legs, rabbit, and fish stews in the same rustic setting you’d find on the Continent.
Barbecue chain serving Southern-style meats & draft brews in a retro setting.
Morningside's Date Night Pick: Gennaro Italian Mediterranean Restaurant is equipped with an elegant marble and mahogany bar and a spacious, banquette-lined dining room with a neighborhood trattoria character that’s existed since its opening in September of 1996. The setting makes for a perfect date night atmosphere, with wine alongside delicious dishes such as Stinco di Agnello(lamb shank braised in red wine sauce) or the fresh gnocchi with tomato, cream and basil. They accept cash only. 665 Amsterdam Avenue (btwn 92nd and 93rd Streets) New York, NY 10025 (212) 665-5348 http://www.gennaronyc.com/
Casual neighborhood cafe serving strong coffee & 3 Italian-influenced meals a day.
A longtime family-run joint serving up hearty portions of Caribbean soul food.