We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The Best Hot Wings I've Ever Had!”
Review of Tom's Restaurant

Tom's Restaurant
Ranked #1,779 of 15,904 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Deli
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch
Neighbourhood: Morningside Heights
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We ducked in Tom's after a visit to Columbia. We went here on recommendation, but also because of its notoriety. The outside is famous for it's use in Sienfield. I typically steer clear of touristy destinations, however, I was pleasantly surprised with Tom's. We ordered the chicken wings for starts and I can tell you, I have never had anything so delicious! A different technique with the cooking leads to one of the best flavors. We also had a hamburger, that was just as delicious. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our experience all around. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jerae W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Tom's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Wow Jerae! Thanks a bunch for stopping by and sharing your experience with us. It gives us immense pleasure to see that you were satisfied with every aspect of your visit. Moreover, reading your review was of a great encouragement to us, reminding us why we do and what we do. We'd love to have you back at the restaurant sometime soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (587)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

18 - 22 of 587 reviews

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Charming neighborhood restaurant known from Seinfeld. On the walls there are plenty of pictures with actors from the faimous movie which gives a nice feeling, throw back. Please try the pancakes and cheesecake.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Cristina E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Tom's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Many thanks for the kind words along with amazing pictures Cristina! Feels great that you had a good time here. Pancakes and cheesecake are great recommendations by the way! Do allow us the opportunity to serve you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Stopped at Tom's when we where on our "Harlem bike tour", it's famous for beeing the "exterior" for Monk's Cafe in Seinfeld, but they never shot the scences in this place, they shot in i a Hollywood studio that actually looked pretty much like Tom's. It is also close to Columbia University.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Hakan_12_Johansson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Tom's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Hello Hakan, Thank you for stopping by! We are glad we bought back Seinfeld time for you! We would love to invite you back again, so that next time we can hear you raving about food and service too! See you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We love Seinfeld and took the subway to 112th street to see the place that makes an ongoing cameo... It was a spin out seeing it. Obviously the inside of the restaurant was filmed in the studio but the inside has Seinfeld memorabilia and you can buy shirts and magnets etc....
We weren't planning to eat there but ended up doing so because the owner was so hospitable... Food is simple diner food - cheap... but the highlight was meeting the owner - a New York Greek guy...
Definitely worth visiting

Date of visit: July 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Maria S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Tom's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi Maria! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Pleased to know that you are a Seinfeld fan! Your kind words means a lot to us and we appreciate your feedback. It was truly a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next visit.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Being a Suzanne Vega fan, this diner was on my radar on my first trip to NYC back in 2012 and I've visited every time since then.

You can sit at the counter for coffee and quick bites if you really want to feel like a local, or grab a booth if you're there with friends / family. I've stopped by for breakfasts and lunches and you will not leave feeling hungry. The portion sizes are great, the foods tasty and the refill coffees are always a bonus. Who can ever have too much caffeine? Only down side is your orange juices could be a tiny bit bigger (the cups are cute though).

Thanks for always making us feel welcome!

Date of visit: November 2017
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank liannejhare
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Tom's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hey! We can't begin to tell you how nice it is to see such words of appreciation. It gives us immense pleasure to see that we were always able to provide you with a great overall experience and we would make sure that the feeling continues. Your feedback means a lot to us and we'd love to invite you back to join us for a delicious meal sometime soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Tom's Restaurant also viewed

 
New York City, NY
 

Been to Tom's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing