Jin Ramen – West Harlem

Jin Ramen is a cool space right by the 1 train at the W 125th station. I have passed it quite a number of times, but now finally ate there. The restaurant itself has a decently pleasant atmosphere. It is relatively small, but comfortable. It couldn’t possibly be closer to the 1 train, as it…

Amy Ruth’s – Harlem

I have heard of Amy Ruth’s for a long time now, but have only recently gotten around to actually visiting the place for breakfast one day. Upon entry, a man greeted us and sat us down immediately. The place is very casual, making it ideal for breakfast or lunch. I am not sure if I…

The Edge – Harlem

Finding a good breakfast place has always been a humungous struggle around CCNY until I stumbled upon this restaurant on Yelp. It looked solid with good ratings, so I decided to check it out with a friend for brunch one morning. The Edge is a quaint, quiet, and comforting restaurant that has a very underground…

Oso – Harlem

Right next to CCNY is another hidden gem. Oso — a trendy and tasteful authentic “Mexican street food” restaurant with dim candlelit wooden tables and overhead greenery. The kitchen is open and everything is made before your very eyes. The prices are reasonable, and the waitstaff is phenomenal. The atmosphere is very comfortable, hip, and even romantic….

Levain Bakery – Harlem

Stop whatever you are doing, and listen closely. This is the best cookie ever.  Yes, I said it. There are plenty of exceptional cookies on this planet — warm and soft with melted chocolate chips spread throughout — but it’s simple, Levain simply has the best of the best.  This cookie joint may be small,…

Sylvia’s Restaurant – Harlem

   Hours and hours and pages upon pages of Physics problems later, what better way to escape college schoolwork than with some comfort. Comfort food, that is.  Sylvia’s is one of the greatest restaurants in Harlem for authentic Southern soul food… With a whole lot of soul. The entire atmosphere of the restaurant makes you…