Community Food & Juice

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Party
American
Cocktails

Morningside Heights / Upper West Side

Location


Get directions | 2893 Broadway, New York, NY

Hours

Hours | Sunday 9am-9:30pm, Monday 5am-9:30pm, Tuesday 5am-9:30pm, Wednesday 5am-9:30pm, Thursday 5am-9:30pm, Friday 5:30am-10pm, Saturday 5:30am-10pm

About

Michelle and Malia Obama had lunch at Community Food & Juice recently, and that was big news to certain people, most of which seemed to be of the opinion that this restaurant across from Columbia University is going to “totally blow up now.” Those people have clearly never been to Community Food & Juice on a Saturday around noon. The lines for brunch at this place are already so long that they should probably put a security detail at the host stand, regardless of whether presidential offspring is in the house. Tell this devoted clientele that there’s an hour between them and gluten free biscuits, and things can get tense.
As we mentioned in our guide to Where To Eat Around Columbia University, one might think from the crowds that Community Food & Juice is the only viable brunch spot anywhere near campus. It isn’t, though it is definitely one of the better places to eat around here. Brought to you by the husband and wife proprietors of Clinton Street Baking Co., this restaurant does morning food very well, and they do it with a healthy slant that make it a far better option than whatever diner you were considering eating in as an alternative. Our only problem with it comes down to consistency, which brings us to our recommendation.
If you want to have a really good meal at Community, avoid it during prime time all together. That means don’t go for brunch, and yes we know that means you can’t have the eggs benedict that you like so much. But there are better things to eat on this menu anyway, and they are all available during weekday breakfast, along with a $12 blueberry pancake special that is 100% worth that amount of money. Lunch is also a good time to hit it, especially if you’ve got some time to linger, and we like Community for dinner too.
Ultimately, this restaurant’s problem is that it just isn’t at it’s best when it’s operating at full tilt. The food suffers from the pressure on the kitchen to keep up, as does the service, both of which are otherwise excellent. If you must go for brunch, go at it alone. You can generally walk right in and sit at the bar and eat your food in peace, or maybe chat up some Columbia dad who is in town visiting his kid. Just don’t be surprised if he has a security detail of his own.

Contact

212-665-2800
info@communityrestaurant.com
https://www.instagram.com/communityrestaurant/?hl=en

Menu

BREAKFAST
YOGURT & GRANOLA

Fresh bananas, housemade jam

$10

AVOCADO TOAST

Sunny eggs, radishes & herbs

$16

EGG SANDWICH

Tomato jam, bacon & cheddar on our buttermilk cheddar biscuit

$15

SHAKSHUKA

Feta, olives, french baguette

$17

FARMERS PLATE

Scrambled eggs, roasted tomatoes, cheddar cheese, french baguette

$16

KOSSAR’S BIALY WITH SMOKED SALMON

Cream cheese, capers, red onion, fresh dill

$18

COUNTRY BREAKFAST

Two eggs any style, heritage bacon, carrot hash browns, buttermilk cheddar biscuit

$17

LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKES

Maple butter

$16

BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST

Caramelized bananas, pecans, maple butter

$16

SCALLION & SWISS OMELETTE

Avocado, carrot hash browns, rye toast

$16

SIDES
CARROT HASH BROWNS

$6

FRESH BERRIES

$6

BACON

$6

TWO EGGS

$6

TOAST

$4

HOUSEBAKED COFFEE CAKE

$6

BUTTERMILK CHEDDAR BISCUIT

With jam

$6

FRESH JUICES

Orange $7

Cantolope $7

LA COLOMBE COFFEE

Drip coffee $5

Cappuccino $6

Latte $6

TO START
COCONUT CORN CHOWDER

$10

FARMHOUSE VEGETABLE SOUP

$10

Our soups are prepared vegan

SALAD
GEM CAESAR SALAD

$15

SHAVED BRUSSEL SPROUT SALAD

Mixed greens, pistachios, pecorino, grapes, honey vinaigrette

$14

FARMERS CHOP

Seasonal chopped vegetables, romaine, feta, tarragon vinaigrette

$14

Add tofu or avocado $3

Add shrimp, chicken or salmon $7

MAINS
CHEESEBURGER

Served all the way on a dressed bun

$21

OUR VEGAN REUBEN

Broccoli, red kraut, swiss, russian dressing

$18

FAMOUS FRENCH DIP

Thinly sliced roasted prime rib on a baguette served au jus

$26

VIETNAMESE CHICKEN SANDWICH

Cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, spicy mayo, pickled jalapenos, on a baguette

$18

SEARED FISH SANDWICH

Arugula, pickled fennel, red onion and dill caper mayo

$19

COMMUNITY RICE BOWL

Rice, bean sprouts, carrots, cucumber, radicchio, peanuts, cilantro, mint, sesame lime dressing

$17

Add tofu or avocado $3

Add shrimp, chicken or salmon $7

SIDES
9 each
HAND CUT FRIES

CRISPY POTATO CAKE

COLESLAW

SAUTÉED BROCCOLINI

PARMESAN ROASTED BROCCOLI

HERBED SPINACH STUFFING

BREAKFAST
OAT-MEAL

Cooked oats with berries, bananas, coconut flakes & peanut butte

$12

AVOCADO TOAST

Sunny eggs, radishes & herbs

$16

FARMERS PLATE

Scrambled eggs, roasted tomatoes, cheddar cheese, french baguette

$16

LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKES

Maple butter

$16

SCALLION & SWISS OMELETTE

Avocado, french fries, rye toast

$16

SIDES
FRESH BERRIES

$6

BACON

$6

TWO EGGS

$6

TOAST

$4

FRESH JUICES

Orange $7

Cantaloupe $7

LA COLOMBE COFFEE

Drip Coffee $5

Cappuccino $6

Latte $6

TO START
COCONUT CORN CHOWDER

$10

FARMHOUSE VEGETABLE SOUP

Our soups are prepared vegan

$10

SALAD
SHAVED BRUSSEL SPROUT SALAD

Mixed greens, pistachios, pecorino, grapes, honey vinaigrette

$14

FARMERS CHOP

Seasonal chopped vegetables, romaine, feta, tarragon vinaigrette

$14

Add Tofu or Avocado $3

Add Shrimp, Chicken or Salmon $7

GEM CAESAR SALAD

$15

COMMUNITY RICE BOWL

Rice, bean sprouts, carrots, cucumber, radicchio, peanuts, cilantro, mint, sesame lime dressing

$17

Add Tofu or Avocado $3

Add Shrimp, Chicken or Salmon $7

MAINS
CHEESEBURGER

Served all the way on a dressed bun

$21

OUR VEGAN REUBEN

Broccoli, red kraut, swiss, russian dressing

$18

FAMOUS FRENCH DIP

Thinly sliced roasted prime rib on a baguette served au jus

$26

VIETNAMESE CHICKEN SANDWICH

Cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, spicy mayo, pickled jalapenos, on a baguette

$18

SEARED FISH SANDWICH

Arugula, pickled fennel, red onion, and dill caper mayo

$19

SIDES
$9 each
HAND CUT FRIES

CRISPY POTATO CAKE

COLESLAW

SAUTÉED BROCCOLINI

PARMESAN ROASTED BROCCOLI

HERBED SPINACH STUFFING

TO START
FARMHOUSE VEGETABLE SOUP

$10

COCONUT CORN CHOWDER

Our soups are prepared vegan

$10

CRUNCHY TOFU LETTUCE WRAPS

Hot honey, radicchio, hazelnuts, queso fresco

$14

BURRATA

Pistachio pesto, tomato

$15

GRILLED BABY ARTICHOKES

Horseradish tartar sauce

$15

CHESAPEAKE BAY CRAB CAKE

Honey dijonnaise, old bay waffle chips

$16

SALAD
GEM CAESAR SALAD

$15

SHAVED BRUSSEL SPROUT SALAD

Mixed greens, pistachios, pecorino, grapes, honey vinaigrette

$14

FARMERS CHOP

Seasonal chopped vegetables, romaine, feta, tarragon vinaigrette

$14

Add Tofu or Avocado $3

Add Shrimp, Chicken or Salmon $7

COMMUNITY RICE BOWL

Rice, bean sprouts, carrots, cucumber, radicchio, peanuts, cilantro, mint, sesame lime dressing

$17

Add Tofu or Avocado $3

Add Shrimp, Chicken or Salmon $7

MAINS
MARKET STEAK

Chef’s choice. Served with one side

Market Price

MARKET FISH

Locally sourced. Served with one side

Market Price

100% GRASS FED LAMB CHOPS

Roasted potato, broccolini, remoulade

$39

FREE RANGE HERB HALF CHICKEN

Served with warm stuffing

$28

HERITAGE BARBECUE PORK RIBS

Fall off the bone tender, with shoestring potatoes and coleslaw

$27

PAN SEARED WILD SALMON

English peas, radish, miso maple

$29

HOUSEMADE PAPPARDELLE

Mushroom ragu

$24

FAMOUS FRENCH DIP

Thinly sliced roasted prime rib on a baguette served au jus

$26

OUR VEGAN REUBEN

Red kraut, swiss, russian dressing

$18

CHEESEBURGER

Served all the way on a dressed bun

$21

SIDES
$9 each
HAND CUT FRIES

CRISPY POTATO CAKE

COLESLAW

SAUTÉED BROCCOLINI

PARMESAN ROASTED BROCCOLI

HERBED SPINACH STUFFING