First Look at Columbus Tavern, Now Serving Trendy Comfort Food on the Upper West Side


As mentioned, the replacement for Columbus Avenue fixture City Grill is the appropriately named Columbus Tavern, which opened its doors today. Here's a first look at the space, with its long mahogany bar, big windows looking out onto the avenue, and mirror-paneled walls reflecting clubby wooden booths. Chef Phil Conlon has worked at Café Cluny and Broadway East, and his menu of upscale comfort food misses nary a trend, from the brisket-and-bone-marrow burger to the duck-fat cashews to nachos made with house-fried potato chips. You can enjoy those for lunch and dinner, and the tavern serves till 11 p.m. during the week and 1 a.m. weekend nights. See the full lineup of food and wine below, and take a peek at the space in our slideshow.

Columbus Tavern Menu and Wine List [PDF]

Columbus Tavern, 269 Columbus Ave., nr. 72nd St.