NYC restaurants located within a 5 minute walk of Columbia University Station | Ratings, Reviews & Maps

The following New York City restaurants are all conveniently located within a 5 minute walk of the Columbia University Subway Station. When you are looking for a great place to eat near Columbia University Station in NYC, any of the following restaurants should prove to be a good choice.

Tom's    Overall Rating 4.2 out of 5Tom's Star Rating

Tom's restaurant
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Overview: Basic local coffee shop famous for its recurring cameo on classic TV sitcom Seinfeld.

Dining Options: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Beer | Takeout

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Address: 2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025, USA

Phone: (212) 864-6137

Reviews

5 Star Rating Went there for the picture, stayed for the delicious meals. We had a Reuben comprised of a pastrami and cheese on rye bread sandwich, split pea soup and fries, my friend had a patty melt and everything was just superb. We even took a doggy bag home, so we had lunch and dinner for a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend!
Beli D'Alessandro - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating Specifically visited this place due to the Seinfeld connection. Tried their vegetarian burger (no sauce in the burger - had to pay extra for tomato, lettuce and fries), eggplant parmi sandwich as well as mushroom soup. Maybe the meat here is better. The food and service was pretty average. However, the portion sizes were pretty good. Go for the nostalgia, not sure about the food.
A C Nayak - 2 months ago

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3 Star Rating Food 5/10 Finally came to Tom’s after already being at Columbia for four years and now it’s already senior spring. The food was fine. Normal diner food. Very average breakfast sandwich with sausage, egg, and cheese. Very big though. Greasy. Just what you expect. Atmosphere 8/10 Vibes are fun. Good company too. Service 5/10 The waiter was super sweet and lovely, really liked everyone except at the end some new waiter went up to our table and said we had to pay now even though we didn’t even stay for an hour yet. Rip.
Victoria Geh - 4 months ago

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4 Star Rating Tom's Restaurant is a classic New York diner near Columbia University. It gained fame for its appearances on the sitcom Seinfeld, but it's a great spot for a meal in its own right. The staff is friendly, and the food is solid diner fare. I had the meatball sandwich, which was delicious, and the meatloaf with mashed potatoes was also a winner.
Vitorino Mello Oliveira - a month ago

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3 Star Rating I have walked past Toms for years, and I was finally able to give it a try. I love an old-school dinner location. It is a tight space inside, but the service is really quick. I ordered a chicken tender meal which came with french fries and chicken noodle soup. The soup was nostalgic and the tenders were okay. I really liked the mozzarella sticks. The cheese pull was 10/10, and they reminded me of some old-school fresh mozz sticks. You get 6. The fries were also decent as well - 6.5/10.
Ayana Austin-Depay - 3 months ago

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Community Food & Juice    Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5Community Food & Juice Star Rating

Community Food & Juice restaurant
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Overview: Cafe with healthy emphasis on organic New American fare plus vegetarian choices & a full bar.

Dining Options: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Vegetarian | Beer | Wine | Takeout

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Address: 2893 Broadway, New York, NY 10025, USA

Phone: (212) 665-2800

Official Website: Community Food & Juice

Reviews

5 Star Rating Awesome place, good food and friendly service. What more do you expect ? As it is far from the touristy part of Manhattan, you feel more the Upper West Side ambiance as local. Give it a shot if you are close… or far !
Fabian Geurts - a month ago

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4 Star Rating Stopped here for a quick bite to eat before heading to a Columbia women's basketball game. Although a bit pricey, the food was fresh and delicious. At the time that we went, it was surprisingly not crowded. The place was clean, roomy, and well lit with decor that made you feel at home. Our server was friendly, attentive, and helpful.
Venessa Manzano - 3 months ago

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4 Star Rating I really didn’t know what to expect when I came to this restaurant. Mostly because I never knew about this restaurant until I saw it mentioned by The Carboholic on Instagram. She named this restaurant as one of the places to find the best pancakes in New York. That was the main reason I came here for brunch. I was pleasantly surprised how busy it was but it wasn’t rowdy or noisy and I was able to get a table easily when I came in. I liked how the ambiance was very family friendly. The service I received from the staff was excellent. They very kind and prompt. When I saw the menu I told myself that I’m definitely coming back because there were so many things I wanted to try. The latte I ordered was delicious. I loved how cute the foam art was. The Carboholic was right about the pancakes. They were very yummy. Fluffy but not dry. I love that this restaurant serves breakfast/lunch until 3:30pm everyday. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone because I, myself would definitely come back here from time to time. I’m so glad this restaurant exists.
Tamiko Ramirez - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating Good tasting restaurant. I ordered the country breakfast which was good, just different. Firstly, the carrot hash was more like a fried potato mash. Good but misleading. Secondly, the biscuit was not soft, fresh, nor flavorful enough but still good. Thirdly, the eggs were perfect. Also helped to have a easy on the eyes waiter. Overall good experience, but names need adjusting as the plate seemed healthier than I would consider a country breakfast.
Leonard - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating I’ve been here before for lunch and tried the brunch menu this time. The waiter offered me the special (i forgot the name but it was nachos with avocado, sunny-side eggs and cheese). It tasted amazing. (Paid 33$ for dish and a Latte and I think that’s okay for New York prices and the quality of food I got) Would definitely come here again.
Felix - a month ago

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Le Monde    Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5Le Monde Star Rating

Le Monde restaurant
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Overview: Wine & cuisine from France's Loire Valley region in a bistro-style space with patio seating.

Dining Options: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Vegetarian | Beer | Wine | Takeout

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 4:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM

Address: 2885 Broadway, New York, NY 10025, USA

Phone: (212) 531-3939

Official Website: Le Monde

Reviews

5 Star Rating Le Monde is my favorite breakfast in the area. Their croissant, eggs, coffee are all excellent and offer excellent value for the price. Ambience is great too and service is very warm and welcoming. Luckily it’s never crowded but it’s a better experience here than other spots in the neighborhood that have lines and long waits.
Sanjana Rosario - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Always great experience dining at this location; alone, with family or hosting. Food is great, great selection and very accommodating and friendly staff. Gosha is awesome like always, she is the reason why I come here every time! mindful and always elegant! Today we met Jason, very friendly, attentive and genuine. Qualities that the staff in this establishment exudes. Love their mussels and french onion soup!
Susana Ma - 2 months ago

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3 Star Rating For an old establishment, I am surprised that the food quality was not as bad. Nice aroma in the restaurant, and for years, like close to 30 years, I've always liked the ambience here. The food was only okay, and it is more like an American resy. The outdoor seating experience has been fantastic. The bubbly here was a little flat, a little disappointing, but the service is good as always! Not many good restaurants around here, especially French. This is a go to spot!
Libinski 0G - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating I came for dinner tonight and everything was amazing. Food was delicious, and our server Bionda was fantastic, she knew her menu and the bartender Will made great drinks! Definitely, I'll be back!
Liz Anzurez - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Duo of Duck: Perfection. The butternut squash puree and port wine sauce combination is heavenly; I was tempted to ask my waitress for an additional side to go. Lovely outdoor atmosphere, quintessential NY.
Tanya Lukasik - 2 weeks ago

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Symposium    Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5Symposium Star Rating

Symposium restaurant
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Overview: Greek restaurant offering traditional cooking in a large, old-school basement space & garden.

Dining Options: Lunch | Dinner | Vegetarian | Beer | Wine | Takeout

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Address: 544 W 113th St, New York, NY 10025, USA

Phone: (212) 865-1011

Official Website: Symposium

Reviews

5 Star Rating Highly Highly Highly recommended! The general vibe of the restaurant feels homey and cozy, the staff is very nice, and most importantly; the food is delicious! The portions are big so you won't leave hungry! They also have a special selection of wines that I recommend to try! It's located close to the 1 train (Colombia University) so getting there is not a problem at all. I definitely will be coming back!!
Vika Gursky - a month ago

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5 Star Rating The food is top notch delicious! Our waiter Chris was super helpful and answered all questions. He even let us taste 3 different wines before choosing the wine we liked! Highly recommend trying this place out you won't be disappointed. 👍🏻
Christopher Rybin - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Very varied and good quality Greek dishes. The 2 course special menu is excellent value for money, at 20 dollars. Healthy and tasty food. I recommend the Lavraki fillet and Youvetsi Me Keftedes.
Philip Branford - a month ago

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3 Star Rating Service was excellent. Food was very good. Prices were reasonable and diversity of the menu was good. The Greek white wine I had was excellent. The meatballs were excellent also. The gyro meat was very good. However they hosted a very large group of people smack in the middle of the room taking up most of the smallish space, maybe 40 people in one long table. It changed the environment completely and not to mention the noise of the professors of their students were making. If that is common I won't go back.
Aldo Lauria Santiago - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating This restaurant is definitely one of those jewels! It’s filled with eclectic artwork and the owners are super passionate about all the history of the space. It’s such a cozy spot. They are so warm and welcoming too!! There’s a hidden secret garden that’s so cool. The place is like a treasure chest! The food is delicious! They have so much to choose from. I think my favorites are the Pastitio, the Spicy Feta Dip, The Chicken Kebab, Meatballs… well I guess I just love everything! The wine is perfect too! This place is great for groups or parties or an intimate date night!
LB - a year ago

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The Heights Bar & Grill    Overall Rating 4.2 out of 5The Heights Bar & Grill Star Rating

The Heights Bar & Grill restaurant
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Overview: Bar grub & frozen margaritas served in a casual, multilevel space with a rooftop bar.

Dining Options: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Vegetarian | Beer | Wine | Takeout

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Address: 2867 Broadway, New York, NY 10025, USA

Phone: (212) 866-7035

Official Website: The Heights Bar & Grill

Reviews

3 Star Rating Food was great especially the nachos and Mexican Cobb Salad. Unfortunately we were denied a table for two by the window despite several subsequent pairs of people being allowed in the same seats we requested.
Garrison Pease - a month ago

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2 Star Rating Service was great but the food and pricing was wild. ordered chips, queso, and a drink and the total was 35$. The queso was just reheated tomato soup with some creamer in it. They even served it with a spoon. Not that it matters but all the chips I was given were broken. Waitress was lovely and it wasn’t worth bringing up. Obvious her manager overseated her during happy hour rush and she was run thin.
Molly McGhee - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating 10/10 so good. Jake was an AMAZING servicer. Loved the chips & guac app, we got yummy mini margaritas, I got the chicken burrito (mind blowingly good) and my friend got the burger. So delicious. One thing to note, they have rooftop seating but it might not be what you expect. The walls are higher, so you don’t really have a great view. But it was still nice to be outside
Emily Learn - 10 months ago

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5 Star Rating Love this place, the rooftop is also a pretty good date spot. The food is always spot on with generous portions. I’ve never left hungry. They even offer some good happy hour deals! Try the nachos you won’t be disappointed. Worth checking out.
Chesireé Balogh - 10 months ago

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4 Star Rating Cute rooftop. Server/hostess Dru was amazing!!!! Wings were great. Frozen marg was ehh Will be back (:
Jiselle Corley - in the last week

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sweetgreen    Overall Rating 3.9 out of 5sweetgreen Star Rating

sweetgreen restaurant
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Overview: Locavore-friendly counter-serve chain specializing in organic salads & bowls.

Dining Options: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Vegetarian | Takeout

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Address: 2937 Broadway, New York, NY 10025, USA

Phone: (917) 675-6616

Official Website: sweetgreen

Reviews

2 Star Rating I do not recommend this sweet green location. The service was very poor, the person preparing my food did not seem like they wanted to be there and my bowl seemed to be missing many ingredients in addition to having very small portions. I paid nearly $17 for the bowl below :/ I was very disappointed since I usually really like sweet green and this is my first time having such a bad experience there.
Stephanie Yao - 2 weeks ago

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4 Star Rating Good food, a bit slow preparation. For bowl or salad of protein plate you pay roughly around $15 and then tip if you dine in. With Miso Salmon protein plate you get half of 🥑 which is nice. So overall healthy choice I would say.
Mark Spisak - 6 months ago

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4 Star Rating I always order from App for pickup so can’t comment on the wait time during peak hours or the service. Most of the time the salad is fresh and good portion, occasionally some yellow leaves and tiny portion. One time they got my mixed in dressing wrong, I reported in the App and their automated customer service system refunded me $12 credit right away.
Vivian Tian - 10 months ago

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3 Star Rating Not sure what is happening to sweetgreen. Used to be a huge favorite of mine. Now the food doesn’t look quite as good, service was sullen (never thought I would say that), and the place is just plain dirty. Tables, floor, seating, trash full with bowls half out, insufficient forks (I had to fish around a bunch of empty plastic wrapping (not sure from what) to find a fork.) The whole experience made me want to get out of there as fast as possible. Please, management, do something.
Nancy R. - 3 months ago

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John Jay Dining Hall    Overall Rating 4.2 out of 5John Jay Dining Hall Star Rating

John Jay Dining Hall restaurant
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Overview: Columbia University venue serving prepared meals & American staples plus brunch in a mahogany room.

Dining Options: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Vegetarian |

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Address: 519 W 114th St, New York, NY 10027, USA

Official Website: John Jay Dining Hall

Reviews

5 Star Rating The food was fantastic and for VERY affordable prices (for non- students such as perspectives too!) They were very nice there and the cashier guided me to all my needs. They supply incredible Star K kosher food as well! Sadly even though the hall was packed it seemed as if everyone were very isolated from one another, like everyone tried to be alone.
Uriel Appel - a year ago

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5 Star Rating I worked here for 2 days and it was Great. It's located in Columbus University campus. The variety of foods made to perfection is everything including Vegan meals and halal food. Different dishes everyday at all stations there.
Tymel Smith - 9 months ago

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5 Star Rating Loved the atmlsphere and vibe, and food is always fresh.
Abhijit - 4 months ago

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4 Star Rating Nice place to get some snacks at Columbia. The lines can be harrowing at times though.
Finley Motari - 2 years ago

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Strokos Gourmet Deli    Overall Rating 4 out of 5Strokos Gourmet Deli Star Rating