Best 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

4 Star Rating Intrigue to visit cause we were rewatching Seinfeld! Definitely worth visiting.. more for the fans of the show.. *just the outside is the same though.. inside is totally different.. there are lots of memorabilias from the show inside.. food is good and service as well! Price not too bad being in NY ..
Jane Wood - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating One of the cooler diner experiences in NYC, the nearest from Colombia University. Expect it to be busy at most times, as it's flooded with students and locals. The food was great, the service was very fast and friendly, and is a must-go for a Seinfeld fan!
Arya Thampi - a week ago

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4 Star Rating If you’re a Seinfeld fan, you can’t miss Tom’s diner. After you get a selfie out the front, the food and service inside is decent. No ‘big salad’ on the menu but plenty other items to choose from.
Ben Farrell - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Really happy to have crossed this of my bucket list. Tom's Restaurant has a historical significance for me as a Seinfeld fan. Besides that, the food was delicious - try "Jerry's Salad", and the hospitality of the staff exceeded my expectations.
Bogdan S. - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating I have been visiting Tom's for a while when I'm in Morningside Heights. The service and ambiance are excellent. The food is pretty darn good, but it's my only reason for leaving four instead of five stars. Tom's has typical NYC or even slightly higher prices. I know the place is a draw because it's the "Seinfeld" restaurant. Again, I like the food there, but I just can't give it five stars. Tom's is an excellent spot to drop into after you're done walking around Columbia and checking out St. John's.
Bryan Stoops - 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
Photo Credit: Marsha Newman
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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 – 3:30 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM

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

Phone: (212) 665-2800

Official Website: Community Food & Juice

Reviews

5 Star Rating Few restaurants hit the mark quite like this one. The food was of superb quality and presentation. The service was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was bright and inviting. Overall, the experience was comfortable and enjoyable from start to finish, and this ended up being the perfect place to spend time with friends for brunch. I highly recommend the lentil salad with its caramelized leeks and the carrot hash browns. I really applaud their unique and fresh offerings. Not only is the food high quality, but it’s presented nicely and flavorful as well. Quality coffee here too, I gotta say. I have no hesitation recommending, and hope to be back someday.
Ishmam Ahmed - 6 months ago

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4 Star Rating very nice place. good vibes and atmosphere. i thought the food was nothing spectacular for the price we paid. pancakes for $18 is crazy to me. chicken sausage was a bit dry. good flavors with the sauces and jams they serve.
Justin Epps - a month ago

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3 Star Rating My eggs Benedict were decent. My son's salmon burger was very bland. Everyone loved the raspberry jam on their toast. Might have been a few bucks on the high side of price for what we received.
BC Christopher - a month ago

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5 Star Rating The crab burger was the special of the day and we're glad to have ordered it. The sweet potato fries complimented the burger well. We also ordered a chopped salad to accompany, and it tasted refreshing and light. Popular for a reason and worth a visit.
Jack P. - 6 months ago

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5 Star Rating Loved my dinner date here! I got the fish of the day sandwich which was branzino. It was so delicious and I will definitely be coming back to try other dishes. The other dish was the grain bowl with tofu. The rice was perfectly cooked and the tofu was deliciously marinated. For dessert we got the flourless chocolate cake which was extremely decadent and paired really well with the whipped cream and tart raspberry sauce
Nicole Louie - 11 months ago

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Le Monde    Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5Le Monde Star Rating

Le Monde restaurant
Photo Credit: Kevin Bing
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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 The waitperson, Neil Williamson, was excellent. Recommended a great wine for a reasonable price. But the main course came extremely slowly out of the kitchen. The beet and goat cheese salad was great as was the Chicken cordon bleu . We liked the bread too
David S Zweig - a week ago

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5 Star Rating The whole experience was exceptional! Our server Jason was incredibly knowledgeable and gave excellent recommendations. We had the bread and the veggie of the day, which was Brussels sprouts, to start. The bread was warm and crispy. The brussel sprouts had excellent flavor. I had the duck duo, per Jason’s recommendation, and the duck was cooked perfectly. The port sauce with the squash was a great combination. My boyfriend had the goat cheese salad with chicken and loved it. We finished with the chocolate mousse which was sweet and fluffy and perfectly chocolatey! We will be back!
Madeline Saintsing - 4 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating I went to get lunch today and had THE best burger in the upper west side ever!!!! What made the experience even better was my server Artur, he was soooo sweet and super knowledgeable in recommending the best meal. The chocolate mousse was also to die for :)
Mariam Medina - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating The dinner at Le Mond was pretty great. The food was tasty, rich in flavors and had interesting combination of sides. The servers were extremely nice, friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back next time I’m in the area.
Emil - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating I came in to try the duo duck and when I tell you it was one of my favorite meals I’ve had in awhile. It was made to perfection and the service was exceptional. Everyone was so nice and the atmosphere made the experience even better. Will recommend to my friends about this amazing place on the UWS!
Fatmata B - 3 months ago

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Symposium    Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5Symposium Star Rating

Symposium restaurant
Photo Credit: Symposium Greek Taverna
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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 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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5 Star Rating If you are a fan of Greek food this place is the one ! Amazing food and outstanding service, Elena and Nino are very nice and professional. We loved every single thing we tried from Dips platter to grilled calamari, chicken gyro lamb souvlaki and lamb shank. The wine , the beers and the sangria are also delicious. I would recommend this place to everyone. Thank you Symposium for an amazing dinner.
Flavia Tanasa - 10 months ago

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5 Star Rating Very nice cozy restaurant with rich history and great Staff. Chef Dan came out and explained each dish that was brought out. Love the ambiance there, which is perfect for date night in a nice, quiet area of the city. I would recommend Symposium to anyone and EVERYONE!! Superb Greek cuisine and the sangria is delish!!
Carlos Detouche - a year ago

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5 Star Rating Wow! I love this place, super delicious Greek food and absolutely wonderful customer service! Portions are large and the prices are reasonable. Our lovely server went above and beyond to ensure we had a very nice meal. Highly recommend!
Antoinette Rangel - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Absolutely the best restaurant in the area. Held an event for 30+ people here and it was a hit. Wonderful appetizers, entrees, and amazing service. If you want to host an event, I definitely recommend doing it at Symposium! The art on the walls make it a beautiful space, the music selection and overall ambiance is great as well. And of course, Chef Dan is a pleasure to work with. Definitely wonderful for smaller dinners as well. Eat here!!!
Imane Mabrouk - 4 months 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

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 - 5 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 - 6 months ago

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5 Star Rating Nice place if u want to drink a draft beer or a nice froz Margarita! Happy Hour until 11pm! And a nice college pub like atmosphere! Rooftop is also nice!
Ole Wer - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating The Heights Bar and Grill is a national landmark of the Upper West side akin to the Empire State building is to New York. I was born and raised in Upper West Side and I have always gone to the Heights through its lifetime, even experience the tragedy when a fire erupted there. The food is delicious as always and the service is also amazing. Shout out the Heights new employee Olympia. She was amazing and super super friendly. It gets busy after 2pm so plan properly if you bring more than a party of 2
Giuliano Derteano - 6 months ago

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5 Star Rating It was a nice warm place for a few drinks. Our bartender was amazing. Her drinks were fantastic. Great service!
Radica Kutwaru - 10 months ago

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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: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM

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

Phone: (917) 675-6616

Official Website: sweetgreen

Reviews

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 - 2 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 - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating best place ever! fresh, delicious, hearty bowls of joy. will forever and always be my favorite fast food chain :)
Alexa Kafka - 5 months ago

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2 Star Rating I’d avoid this place if you’re epileptic. The lights flash on and off very rapidly and flicker almost constantly. It makes dining here very uncomfortable. The food is fine so no worries there but I feel like someone really needs to fix the lights. It’s off putting, distracting, and as someone who works as an electrician professionally occasionally enough where you’d need to put a strobe warning up. It’s a little crazy???
Jessica C. - 2 months ago

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2 Star Rating went with a friend. he ordered a salad with salmon. too me, there's nothing exceptional about this place, to me. offers basic, greens for salad choices and not a generous amounts of fill-ins nor selections. I say, make your own salad and save your money.
ME Cox - 4 weeks 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
Photo Credit: Uriel Appel
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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 - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating So many choices! I love their salad bar. The chicken breast is the best ever, so soft and gorgeous!!
Tianyi Zhu - a year 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 - a year ago

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