Fresh broiled lobster: $1.50
Crab cocktail: 50¢
Porterhouse steak for two: $5.00
Sloe Gin Fizz: 45 ¢
With new restaurants opening up with increasing frequency, what fun it is to glance back at the Inwood food scene of yesteryear.
Thanks to a MyInwood.net reader named Beth we can take a stroll down memory lane. Beth wrote to the site that her husband’s great grandfather had once owned a dining establishment in Inwood called Fay’s.
And, as luck would have it, she had a menu to share.
Beginning in the 1920’s Fay’s, a seafood and chophouse, established itself on Broadway just north of 207th Street.
The building, which recently housed Ditcher’s Pharmacy, a florist and Citibank, burned down several years ago. Today the site remains under construction.
Digging through old photos of the neighborhood I was able to find some images to go with the wonderful old menu.
Searching through old news clippings I discovered that, during a two-week stretch in 1930 bandits, who made off with the patron’s cash and jewelry, overran the restaurant.
So take a look at that menu and feel free to splurge on your order. I think you’ll find the prices are reasonable.
If you have any photos, menus or memories of Fay’s I encourage you to write in and share them with everyone else.