With new restaurants moving into the neighborhood on a regular basis, the Inwood dining scene gets better every day. Whether you are starting your day off with a fresh cup of coffee from the Indian Road Cafe or ending your night with a brick oven pizza from Grandpa’s, Inwood has something for every taste and budget. Below are just a few “tastes of Inwood.” Below are a few of my favorites. Happy dining.
Amy’s Restaurant ($)
Chinese takeout at affordable prices
586 West 207th Street
Between Vermilyea Ave & Broadway
Beans and Vines ($$)
This coffee and wine bar serves tapas and other tasty treats.
Cachapas y Mas
I have a feeling this shrine the cachapas will soon become one of my neighborhood favorites. For the uninitiated, a cachapas is a traditional Venezuelan sandwich. Delicate pieces of pork, or just about any topping you like, are piled into an enormous corn pancake with a host of different ingredients. The result is a mouthwatering tower of food with a six dollar price tag. The friendly staff also cooks other traditional Venezuelan favorites including empanadas, tacuchos, patacones and arepas.
Location: 107 B Dyckman Street (near 10th Ave)
New York, NY 10034
Carrot Top ($)
Fresh pastries, coffee and sandwiches
5025 Broadway @ 214th Street
This Indian restaurant is not even in Inwood, but they do deliver. I include it only because Inwood does not yet have its own Indian restaurant and this Riverdale establishment promises curry in a hurry.
3549 Johnson Avenue
Darling Coffee ($)
This locally owned cafe features coffee and espresso from Blue Bottle’s roastery in Brooklyn, baked goods, seasonal soups featuring locally grown produce, sandwiches and much, much more.
Dichter’s Pharmacy ($)
Everything old is new again thanks to the vision of owner Manny Ramirez who put the lunch-counter back in the Inwood apothecary scene. Dive into an egg cream, order a scoop of delectable ice cream or nosh on an old school pastrami–all while getting your prescription filled.
4953 Broadway between 207th Street and Isham Street
Domino’s Pizza ($)
El Tina ($)
The fried fish plates and soups at this lunch counter style restaurant look tempting, but the real draw is the fish market attached to the restaurant. The fish and shrimp are fresh and inexpensive. It’s also just about only place in the neighborhood to buy fresh seafood.
500 West 207th Street (Between Post and 10th Avenue).
Garden Cafe ($$)
Pastas, sandwiches, wine and beer with outdoor patio seating
Between 207th & Isham
Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza ($)
Pizza and other Italian favorites
4973 Broadway @ 211th St
Latin American/Mexican dishes with an incredible tequila selection
597 West 207th Street
Between Broadway & Vermilyea Avenue
Pastas and other traditional Italian favorites
233 Dyckman Street @ Seaman Ave
Indian Road Cafe ($$)
Bistro, coffee and wine bar
600 W 218th Street between Indian Road & Seaman Avenue
International Food House
Restaurant and buffet featuring mofongos, Cuban sandwiches, arroz con pollo and other hearty international fare.
217 Dyckman Street & Broadway
Open 24 hours a day
Inwood’s own gourmet shop. Cheese, olive oil, spinach pies and much, much more…
95 Cooper Street (Between 207th Street and Isham)
Wine bar and beer garden with any eclectic array of appetizers and entrees.
4957 Broadway (Between 207th Street and Isham)
La Marina $$$
The New York Times describes this riverside hot spot as “Where South Beach Meets Inwood.” A scene of celebrity sightings including Leonardo DiCaprio and Jay-Z, La Marina is the perfect location to grab a cocktail and watch the sunset. Full menu.
348 Dyckman Street (at the Hudson River)
La Nueva Espana($$)
Top notch rotisserie chicken at this no nonsense Latin American eatery
606 West 207th Street
Between Broadway & Vermilyea Ave
Mamajuana Cafe ($$$)
Latin American fusion and cocktail lounge.
247 Dyckman Street
Between Payson & Seaman Ave
Mama Sushi ($$)
Mamajuana’s sushi cousin. This new Inwood haunt features traditional sushi alongside such fusion specialty rolls as “El Campesino and the “Boca Chica.”
Delivery from 12:00pm-10:00pm
Parkview Restaurant ($$)
After a full renovation, the Parkview is back! With a fully menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this upscale diner is a super location to dine while watching the action on the Dyckman Strip. Welcome back my friends. I’ve missed you!
Location: 219 Dyckman Street between Broadway and Seaman Avenue
This 60 year old pie palace is one of my favorite pizza joints in the neighborhood. The slices are huge, cheesy and satisfying. They don’t deliver, but its worth the walk because these guys know pizza.
121 Dyckman near Post Avenue
Papa John’s ($)
Late night? Need a pizza? Need it fast? Papa John’s delivers until midnight on weekdays and one a.m. on weekends.
4927 Broadway (a bit South of 207th Street)
Papasito Mexican Grill & Agave Bar
Chips and salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo, sangria, tequila, shrimp, steak, tacos, more tequila. It’s a fiesta every night at Papasito’s.
223 Dyckman St (between Broadway & Riverside Drive)
Piper’s Kilt ($)
Simple pub style food in a bar environment. Great burgers
Broadway @ 207th Street
Pizza Haven ($)
Your basic pizzeria.
4942 Broadway @ 207th Street
Tryon Public House ($$)
American gastropub with nice selection of craft beers and delicious pub fare.
Phone: (646) 918-7129
4740 Broadway between Dyckman and Thayer
VS Berry ($)
Just steps from the A train, its a nice pitstop on the way back home.
Location: 4971 Broadway at Isham Street
Yummy Thai ($$)
4959 Broadway (at 207th Street)
Standard Thai fare like you’d expect to find in Midtown. Yummy Thai is clean, friendly and reasonably priced.