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Fairway Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Upper West Side
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2127 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-1791
+1 212-595-1888
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08:00 - 23:00
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Irvine, California
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a recent trip, while staying across the street at the Hotel Beacon, we stumbled across this café above the Fairway. Light and airy, with terrific service and a good menu, the Café became our breakfast place of choice. Saw lots of locals and few tourists at this excellent restaurant.

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Thank Arie K
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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519 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

White napkin service, subdued atmosphere and great menu that combines the excellent Fairway deli downstairs and chef prepared meals. An excellent selection of burgers and exhaustive list of vegetables give a feel of fine dining and a home cooked meal. I opted for a mediterranean platter with four sides and an added side of chicken, which was well prepared and... More 

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Thank Sassamatt
Reading, England
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78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, it's a café above a busy supermarket and will not have a great ambiance. But the place is spotless and the service quick. The food is simple and in manageable proportions. Too many New York Cafes seem to serve huge and calorie loaded portions. Here we ate omelettes and Mrs Barganax loved the fresh fruit granola. No fuss, good... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

You might not expect a supermarket's second floor cafe, situated, right near the organic veggie bins, to be top notch. But this one will surprise.So the ambience might not excite, the plain sit down 2x2 tables might not impress and the bustling atmosphere might not foretell, but this is a gem that has been a stalwart for years. Fairway's Upstairs... More 

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Thank Schwabcycler
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steps from Hotel Beacon. Good place for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Pleasant service. Breakfast good and also sandwiches for lunch

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Thank Kikucheese
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After doing a bit of grocery shopping, we went upstairs for dinner. We both had the Angus beef hamburger which was excellent. The hamburger was perfectly prepared; the Cole slaw was delicious and the garnishes were served on a separate plate for the hamburger. The plate was covered in tasty French fries which I wanted to polish off, but exercised... More 

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Thank Lynn B
Kfar Vitkin, Israel
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Another must on the upper west side! We always eat here when we shop in the fabulous supermarket downstairs. Probably no tourists here; it is a New Yorkers' place. Great for breakfast, lunch, never tried dinner. I would not rate the food gourmet, but rather a good eat at a fair price. Usually the soups are great......and the bread -... More 

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Bretagne
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589 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A great coffee shop and small eatery after you shop for wonderful fresh fruits and veggies! as a tourist even if you do not buy anything you still will get a New York west side fun experience!

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Thank ChristineBindert
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Easily missed while walking up Broadway in the Upper East Side, unless you know where to look. Superb breakfast - chicken and waffles is a highlight. Highly recommended

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Thank Daniel S
Newcastle, Australia
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stayed at the Beacon Hotel just across the road from Fairway and used it for our grocery shop during the stay. Pretty hectic and crowded but it had just about anything you could want, even Vegemite! Bagels were great and we ate upstairs twice, bit down market but after a hard days sightseeing pizza and beer were spot on.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2127 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-1791
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-595-1888

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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