If you’re like a lot of our audience members, you love to get a bite before or after the Melodia concert. So we contacted some locals and collected favorites establishments for you.
Our world premiere concert, CASSANDRA on Saturday, May 14, 2016 (7:30 pm), will be at the West End Collegiate Church, 245 West 77th Street at West End Avenue. (West End Avenue is one block west of Broadway – see map below.)
We asked culinary confidantes and trusted foodies who live or work in the area for their recommendations. They point to an abundance of great places right nearby — on Broadway, Amsterdam Ave., and nearby streets.
Here are their suggestions:
Restaurants Near West End Collegiate, West 77th and West End Ave. (northeast corner)
Super close by (within 3-4 blocks)
Serafina’s , 2178 Broadway, on Broadway and 77th Street
La Caridad 78, 2199 Broadway at West 78th Street
Chinese & Cuban cuisine. Moderate price
Maison Kayser, 2161 Broadway at West 76th St., NW corner
Nice French-style food, not pretentious, moderate prices
Fairway Market 2nd floor, 2127 Broadway at West 75th and Broadway
Great burgers and drinks (closes at 10pm Sat.)
On or near Amsterdam Ave.
The Cottage, 360 Amsterdam Ave., on Amsterdam Ave. & West 77th Street
Chinese food – not expensive
Amsterdam Ale House, 340 Amsterdam Ave. between West 77th & West 76 St
Bustling pub, good food and brew
Nice Matin, 201 West 79th Street, on Amsterdam Ave. & 79th Street
French restaurant – with good wine!
Coppola’s Restaurant, 206 West 79th St. near Amsterdam Ave.
Good Italian spot
A little further east
Saffron, 320 Columbus Ave., West 75th St. & Columbus Ave. NW corner.
Good Indian food, moderate prices.
A little uptown
Oaxaca, 424 Amsterdam Ave. between West 80th St and West 81st St.
Excellent Mexican food
Hi Life Bar and Grill, 477 Amsterdam Ave. at West 83rd St.
Fred’s, 476 Amsterdam Ave. at West 83rd St.
Burger & dog lovers’ paradise because walls are covered with pictures of customers’ dogs; reservations recommended
Five Napkin Burger, 2315 Broadway at West 84th St.
President Obama’s fav burger ; reservations recommended
Candle Cafe West, 2427 Broadway between West 89th & West 90th Streets
FABULOUS vegan restaurant; reservations recommended
A little downtown and a little east
Bello Giardino, 71 West 71st St near Columbus Ave.
Really nice Italian, reasonable prices
Pasha , 70 West 71st St near Columbus Ave.
Thanks to our culinary tipsters — Kerry Fristoe, Alexis Greene, Michael Hajek, Cynthia Powell, Wendy Realmuto!
Do you know of restaurant or hangout that should be on the list? We’ll add it! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy your Cassandra tickets at the door! $25/$20 [Update 5-14 … adv tix sales ended, but you can still come.]
Pictured above: Floris Claesz. van Dyck (circa 1575–1651) – Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=150586; (Girl) Pascin – Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=653462; Still life with peacock, Floris Claesz. van Dyck