So your parents are sticking around the city for an extra day, and you need a nice restaurant to take them to that isn’t too far out of the Morningside bubble; or perhaps you’ve met a cutie, and you want to seal the deal with a romantic date at a campus hot spot. Fear not, freshpeople, Bwog is here to help! We’ve compiled a shortlist of our favorite Morningside eats that will get you as close to a real New York City restaurant experience as you can get without going below 110th street.
- Max SoHa: Rustic Italian, largely homemade.
- Very small, expect a wait. No reservations, cash only.
- Nice outdoor seating.
- Trying desperately to define the new neighborhood of SoHa: South of Harlem
VareliDomain: Upscale Mediterranean/Continental“Modern American”.
- Classy interior and clientele. Expect suits and cocktail dresses, but don’t feel underdressed.
- Excellent specials. Take the waiter’s recommendations.
- Small back patio offers an ‘intimate’ dining experience.
- Community Food & Juice: Fresh, environmentally conscious, locally-grown deliciousness.
- Good service
- Breakfast, lunch or dinner
- Novel cocktails and drinks
- Pisticci: Because Italian is one thing MoHi does right
- Another excellent Italian restaurant if Max SoHa is full. Takes reservations!
- Pastas are notoriously scrumptious, but everything is good.
- Massawa: Quality Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine
- Big family-style dishes
- Demonstrate your new-found appreciation for ~*culture*~
- Not for the faint of heart
Have a favorite dish or another classy neighborhood joint to recommend? Wondering which is really the best Italian place in Morningside? Find and deliver enlightenment below!
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