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Off-Campus Dining

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I really enjoy eating off campus and although it isn't worth screaming about, its usually easy and tastes pretty good.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Since the campus is in New York City, it is surrounded by a multitude of dining options. They range from hole-in-the-wall restaurants to world-wide known places like Chiptole. It offers students versatility. The only problem is that a lot of these places are a little too pricey for a college student's budget to be eating at on a regular basis. It is nice in increments.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Whole Foods is near the dorms, but it's expensive. There are a lot of Duane Reades on the commute to school. There is a Trader Joe's on the Upper West Side and in Union Square, but it's not walking distance.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: so many options. student discounts are available at many places, you just have to ask. food is very eat to get at any time of the day.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of dining locations. Would be nice if more options to use dining dollars.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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If you are a foodie, then New York is the place for you. From Italian to Chinese, the options never end! And, by having so many options, you can find great food within a reasonable price range.  

Some students eat off campus all of the time—that may be the way they spend their Friday evening. Other students go out to eat only for special occasions or primarily for Sunday brunch! No matter what neighborhood you are in—be it Midtown or Union Square—you will always find exactly what you are in the mood for. But please tip your waiter well. It costs a lot of money to live in New York, and taking people's orders all day barely pays the bills.  

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • Hot Jumbo
  • McDonald's
  • Plaza Diner
Best Asian
Soy & Sake
Best Breakfast
Eatery Restaurant
Best Coffee
Java Girl
Best Dessert
Serendipity 3
Best Healthy
Mediterraneo Restaurant
Best Late-Night
Plaza Diner
Best Mexican
Burrito Loco Restaurant
Best Pizza
California Pizza Kitchen
Best Wings
Heartland Brewery
Best Place to Take a Date
La Cava
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Garage Restaurant
Other Places to Check Out
  • Angelo's Pizza
  • Azuki
  • B Cup
  • Bone Lick Park Barbecue Restaurant
  • Butter Lane Cupcakes
  • China Fun
  • Corner Café & Bakery
  • Crumbs
  • Da Filippo Restaurant
  • Energy Kitchen
  • Fred's New York
  • French Roast Café
  • Giorgio's
  • Godiva Chocolatier
  • Grace's Trattoria
  • Kami Sushi
  • Le Cirque Restaurant
  • Lenny's
  • Mimi's Pizza & Family Restaurant
  • Morningstar Café
  • PinkBerry
  • Porsena
  • Portofino
  • Pret A Manger
  • Ranch 1
  • Ruby Foo's
  • Sahara East
  • Second Avenue brunch spots
  • Sonic
  • Spice
  • Starbucks
  • Ta Cocina
  • Taco City
  • Trattoria Dopo Teatro
  • Umi Sushi Japanese Restaurant
  • Wild Ginger
Did You Know?
  • Brunch is served all day on Sundays!
  • Expect to pay between $8 and $12 a plate at "cheap" restaurants.
  • You can order an appetizer as your whole meal.
  • You can save a lot of money by only drinking water.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

D'Agostino Supermarkets Inc.
1031 First Ave.
(212) 486-0340
www.dagnyc.com
Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Food Emporium
1066 Third Ave.
(212) 935-9551
www.thefoodemporium.com
Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Trader Joe's
675 Sixth Ave.
(212) 255-2106
www.traderjoes.com
Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Whole Foods
4 Union Square S
(212) 673-5388 ext. 274
wholefoodsmarket.com
Daily 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Alice's Tea Cup
Food: Sandwiches, scones, soups
156 E. 64th St.
(212) 486-9200
www.alicesteacup.com
Price: $10
Cool Features: You can buy Alice's Tea Cup gifts.
Blockheads
Food: Mexican
1563 Second Ave.
(212) 879-1999
www.blockheads.com
Price: $10-$20
Burrito Loco Restaurant
Food: Mexican
166 W. Fourth St.
(212) 675-1977
Price: $10-$20
California Pizza Kitchen
Food: Pizza
201 E. 60th St.
(212) 755-7773
www.cpk.com
Price: $8-$15
Delicatessen
Food: Italian
54 Prince St.
(212) 226-0211
www.delicatessennyc.com
Price: $10-$20
Eatery Restaurant
Food: Breakfast
798 Ninth Ave.
(212) 765-7080
www.eaterynyc.com
Price: $10-$20
Garage Restaurant
Food: American
99 Seventh Ave. S
(212) 645-0600
www.garagerest.com
Price: $10-$20
Heartland Brewery
Food: Burgers
35 Union Square W
(212) 645-3400
www.heartlandbrewery.com
Price: $10-$20
Java Girl
Food: Coffee, sandwiches
348 E. 66th St.
(212) 737-3490
www.javagirlinc.com
Price: $5-$10
Jumbo Bagels & Bialys
Food: Deli, sandwiches, soup
1070 Second Ave.
(212) 355-6185
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Open 24 hours
La Cava
Food: Italian
939 Second Ave.
(212) 223-1206
Price: $10-$20
Lips
Food: American
227 E. 56th St.
(212) 675-7710
www.lipsnyc.com
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Drag show
McDonald's
Food: Fast food
1286 First Ave.
(212) 249-3551
www.mcdonalds.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Open 24 hours
Mediterraneo Restaurant
Food: Italian
1260 Second Ave.
(212) 734-7407
www.mediterraneonyc.com
Price: $10-$40
Peanut Butter & Co.
Food: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
240 Sullivan St.
(212) 677-3995
www.ilovepeanutbutter.com
Price: $10-$20
Plaza Diner
Food: American
1066 Second Ave.
(212) 980-8282
plazadinernyc.com
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Open 24 hours
Serendipity 3
Food: Desserts
225 E. 60th St.
(212) 838-3531
www.serendipity3.com
Price: $10
Cool Features: Famous for its frozen hot chocolate
Soy & Sake
Food: Sushi
47 Seventh Ave. S
(212) 255-2848
www.soyandsake.com
Price: $10-$20

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 36 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Student discounts
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

How would you rate the diversity of off-campus dining options?    Based on 46 responses

  • 61% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 13% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 2% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 24% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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