Cathedral of St.John the Divine
Will be going there next Sat.afternoon and am tired of the Hungarian pastry place across the street.Is there any place that has good food ,is clean and serves lunch?Italian or american preferred.Thanks.
P&W Sandwich Shop (Amsterdam & 110th) right next door to the Hungarian Pastry Shop is a cute little deli with great sandwiches at fair prices.
SIP (Amsterdam & 110th) is a bar/coffee shop with an excellent menu -- highly recommend. www.sipbar.com
Crepes on Columbus (Columbus & 109) is nothing much to look at on the outside but makes crepes to die for (both savory and sweet). Also highly recommended. www.crepesoncolumbus.com
I second the Max Soha recommendation -- solid food.
Pisticci (Broadway & LaSalle) is better IMHO. Neighborhood favorite. www.pisticcinyc.com.
Miss Mamie's Spoonbread on 110th has no decor and can be hit or miss, but when it's on, it serves some excellent fried and smothered chicken. There are other more or less authentic southern offerings on the menu, too (fried catfish, popcorn shrimp, short ribs, etc...)
A bit further down on B'way near 104th, Cafe du Soleil serves a pretty good weekend brunch / lunch. There are pastas, burgers, sandwiches, salads and other options that would suit a diner who enjoys American and Italian food.
How about that place on the SW corner of 110th and Amsterdam -- are they still around? I haven't been there for a couple of years now but I thought the food was quite good, and the interior was nice, especially for the neighborhood. Granted, it was also a bit pricey for the neighborhood.
Miss Mamie's is really hit or miss. I prefer Rack & Soul (109 just east of Broadway). http://www.rackandsoul.com/ Their new location has lots of atmosphere and the food is great.
Also, although it's a bit of a hike, Dinosaur Bar-B-Q (131st) simply cannot be beat. http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/nycInd.... I really recommend taking a nice walk up riverside park and stopping there.
Community Food and Juice Bar on Broadway at 112th is a short block away. Same owners as Clinton Street Bakery with an organic emphasis.