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Amsterdam Restaurant and Tapas Lounge

1207 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 40.808919 -73.959473
nr. 119th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-662-6330 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$$

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Sun-Wed, 11am-11pm; Thu-Sat, 11am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 116th St.-Columbia University



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Singles Scene
  • Take-Out
  • WiFi
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

110th St. to 125th St., Morningside Dr. to Riverside Dr.


Credit gentrification: Morningside Heights is now a fancy student neighborhood and Amsterdam Restaurant—overlooking Columbia University's fortress-like campus—is a slick reincarnation of the collegiate bar-and-grill. Mojitos and martinis have replaced suds and shots; louche banquettes have succeeded wooden booths; and snacks have been redubbed "tapas." The eclectic menu presents a survey course in American informal dining trends, with buffalo wings from the disco era and empanadas for the new millennium. While entertaining to read, the vast menu doesn't always score high, although the garlicky hummus, spicy Thai barbecue shrimp, and meaty crab cakes are better than passable. The most satisfied diners are those who come for the camaraderie, not for the chow. After all, gentrification hasn't changed one thing: Undergraduates will generally eat anything.

Happy Hour

Mon.—Fri., 4 p.m.—7 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Spicy Thai shrimp, $15; crab cakes, $16; mojito, $10