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TCC 2006

March 4-7 2006, Columbia University
New York, NY USA

New-York City Restauranrts

Below is a list of some restaurants, either close to the hotel or close to Columbia University. Each restaurant is marked as either ($) inexpensive, ($$) moderate, or ($$$) expensive. This list is based on our experience. You can find other lists on the Internet, for example this one.

Restaurants in the area of the "On The Ave" Hotel

Columbus Bakery ($: American, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Pizza)
Upper West Siders seek out this bakery cum café for its unambitious pre-cooked fare and bubbly vibe.
474 Columbus Ave., (212) 724-6880

Le Pain Quotidien ($: Salads, breads, coffee)
50 W. 72nd St. (between Columbus and Central-Park West), (212) 712-9700

Ollie's Noodle Shop ($-$$: Chinese)
Friendly prices and sharable portions.
1991 Broadway (between 67th and 68th Sts.), (212) 595-8181

Zen Palate ($-$$: Vegetarian)
2170 Broadway (between 76th and 77th), (212) 501-7768

Edgar's Cafe ($-$$: American, Mediterranean)
The salad-and-sandwich reliant menu also features 30 or so coffee beverages.
255 W. 84th St., (212) 496-6126

Café Lalo ($-$$: American, French)
It's a toss up whether this spot is best known for its cameo in You've Got Mail or for the more than 100 cakes, pies and tarts it serves.
201 W. 83rd St., (212) 496-6031

Café Mozart ($-$$: French, German/Austrian)
Dessert's the thing at this café, which also features pre- or post-concert meals.
154 W. 70th St., (212) 595-9797

Good Enough to Eat ($-$$: American)
There's something very Vermont-farmish about this country-style restaurant.
483 Amsterdam Ave., (212) 496-0163

Penang ($-$$: Asian (Southeast))
This Malaysian mini-dynasty has multiple Manhattan locations.
240 Columbus Ave., (212) 274-8883

Popover Cafe ($$)
A kid-approved Upper West Side institution best loved for its outstanding signature popovers.
551 Amsterdam Ave. (at 86 St.), (212) 595-8555

Sarabeth's West ($$: American)
Sarabeth can do it all. And make brownies too.
423 Amsterdam Ave (between 80th and 81st), (212) 496-6280

Sushi Hana ($$: Japanese)
466 Amsterdam Ave (between 82nd and 83rd), (212) 874-1076

French Roast Cafe Uptown ($$)
2340 Broadway (at 85th), (212) 799-1533

Carmine's ($$: Italian)
One of New York City's most perennially popular restaurants, but is it worthy?
2450 Broadway (between 90th and 91st Sts.), (212) 362-2200

Gennaro ($$: Italian, Mediterranean)
Honest Italian at fair prices on the Upper West Side, no less.
665 Amsterdam Ave. (between 92 and 93), (212) 665-5348

Isabella's ($$: American, Mediterranean)
Isabella's is about as see-and-be-seen as the relatively unpretentious Upper West Side gets.
359 Columbus Ave. (at 77), (212) 724-2100

Rain West ($$: Asian (Southeast), Thai, Vietnamese)
Before Spice Market, back to that time when pan-Asian was all the rage, Rain opened on the staid Upper West Side to the delight of the denizens.
100 W. 82nd St. (at Columbus), (212) 501-0776

Roppongi ($$: Japanese/Sushi)
Borrowing its name from Tokyo's notably raffish nightclub district, this cheerfully well-lit Japanese restaurant draws a crowd of confirmed regulars.
434 Amsterdam Ave. (at 81), (212) 362-8182

Pomodoro Rosso ($$: Italian)
This unassuming Italian restaurant has been pleasing Upper West Siders since 1993.
229 Columbus Ave. (between 70 and 71), (212) 721-3009

Sipan ($$: Spanish/Tapas)
Peruvian flavors on the Upper West Side.
702 Amsterdam Ave., (212) 665-9929

Pampa ($$: South American)
Low-key atmosphere is right for romance--but avoid the garlicky chimichurri if you want to maintain the mood.
768 Amsterdam Ave., (212) 865-2929

Ruby Foo's ($$: Pan-Asian)
2182 Broadway (at 77th), (212) 724-6700

La Grolla ($$: Italian)
413 Amsterdam Ave., (212) 496-0890

Nice Matin ($$-$$$: French)
Veteran chef Andy (Sign of the Dove) D'Amico strikes a popular chord with Riviera-inspired fare.
201 W. 79th St. (on Amsterdam), (212) 873-6423

Café Luxembourg ($$-$$$: American, French)
The first of the upscale (but reasonably priced) Upper West Side eateries.
200 W. 70th St., (212) 873-7411

Fujiyama Mama ($$-$$$)
Sushi enthusiasts munch to a techno beat at this funky 80s vintage Upper West Side institution.
467 Columbus Ave. (between 82nd and 83rd), (212) 769-1144

Ocean Grill ($$-$$$: Seafood)
Sizeable UWS restaurant bustling with a glossy, somewhat older crowd packed in tightly.
384 Columbus Ave. (between 78th and 79th), (212) 579-2300

Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center ($$-$$$: Mexican)
The hyper-designed offshoot of Josefina Howard's acclaimed East Side Mexican restaurant.
61 Columbus Ave. (at 62nd), (212) 977-7700

Calle Ocho ($$-$$$: Latin American, Southern/Soul, Spanish/Tapas)
With consulting chef Giovanni Ventura stirring the pots, this kitchen's undergone a remarkable renaissance.
446 Columbus Ave. (between 81st and 82nd), (212) 873-5025

'Cesca ($$$: Italian)
Tom Valenti's congenial answer to the sudden spate of rootsy Italian restaurants.
164 W. 75th St. (between Columbus and Amsterdam), (212) 787-6300

Ouest ($$$: American, French)
Boldly layered flavors in a neighborhood legendarily short on sophisticated grub.
2315 Broadway (at 84th), (212) 580-8700

Gari ($$$-$$$$: Japanese/Sushi)
Gari's (as in Sushi of) Upper West Side haunt.
370 Columbus Ave. (near 77th St.), (212) 362-4816

Next to Columbia University

Max Café ($: Italian)
The newest addition to the Max Italian-food empire is a cozy cafe equipped with thrift-shop furnishings.
1262 Amsterdam Ave. (at 122nd St.), (212) 531-1210

Max SoHa ($-$$: Italian)
The cooking at this charming offshoot of the EV trattoria is as good as its downtown counterpart.
1274 Amsterdam Ave., (212) 531-2221

Sezz Medì ($-$$: Italian, Mediterranean)
A rustic pan-Mediterranean restaurant in Morningside Heights, with outstanding pizzas and panuzzo sandwiches.
1260 Amsterdam Ave. (212) 932-2901

Caffe Swish ($-$$: Japanese, Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim, Sushi)
2953 Broadway (Between 115th & 116th), (212) 222-3568

Indian Cafe ($-$$: Indian)
2791 Broadway (At 108th), (212) 749-9200

Henry's ($$: American)
A find on the upper reaches of the Upper West Side where you can enjoy a great steak or a fun Sunday brunch.
2745 Broadway, (212) 866-0600

Indus Valley ($$: Indian)
2636 Broadway (At 100th), (212) 222-9222