Elysian Fields Cafe, New Mediterranean Eatery in the heart of Columbia University
Elysian Fields Cafe is perfectly situated in the heart of Columbia University at 1207 Amsterdam Avenue, between 119th and 120th street. The decor is reminiscent of a comfy country home that will certainly be a warm welcome for students, university staff, visiting parents and locals alike.
Owned by Georgia Dumas and Stavros Aktipis, who have a rich history of owning and running restaurants both in Greece and in the try-state area, they are bringing high quality fresh greek cuisine to the upper west side.
The menu focuses strongly on mezedes, sharing plates. This is a perfect way try several options both hot and cold with your dining partners.
We went for the traditional Tzatziki with pita, followed by the classic greek salad, large portion and can easily be shared with a few. The Salmon Tartare was very fresh and the grilled gulf shrimp “Garides Psites” were buttery and perfect.
For the main course we chose the Faroe Island Salmon served with lemon potatoes, my favorite greek side dish. My dining partner chose the chicken souvlaki platter served with veggies, pita bread and tzatziki.
We paired our meal with greek beers and wines, large choice of alcoholic beverages available as well as a lovely tea selection.
Elysian Fields Cafe 1207 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY