on New York City
's Upper West Side
whose main claim to fame is the fact that its facade
was used for the opening shots of Seinfeld
, as it was once frequented by some of the show's writers. It is also a diner
shop similar to Monk's, the one frequented by Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer. But the similarities end there. It is much smaller than its television counterpart, and features a drastically different design.
In addition to its television fame, its original noteriety came from being the inspiration for Suzanne Vega's song of the same name. The song describes a woman eating breakfast while dealing with the everyday events around her and a rude waitstaff.
As a former student at Columbia University, I dined here quite often, as it is only a few blocks from the main campus, and features very passable and cheap diner fare. If you ever find yourself here, go for the milkshakes.