You know when you lose your house keys and find them unexpectedly, and discovered that they were there all the time. This was my experience trekking on Amsterdam Avenue, near where I live, a few weeks ago. Flat Top is a bistro, café and wine bar at 1241 Amsterdam Avenue (121st Street), New York, NY 10027. It has exquisite treasurers such as: a decorative sense of 18th-century painted bookshelves of classic books, 1950s Royal typewriter in blue, and something gorgeous in red—a country-style espresso bar. The interiors are comfortable, cozy, and embrace the warm charm on the Upper West Side, in the neighborhood of Columbia University, Morningside Heights, and Harlem.
Here are some treats on the menu: Coffee by Blue Bottle (Battenkill Valley Organic Milk), Housemade Agua Fresca of the day, Beet & Goat Cheese Salad (Arugula, Candied Walnuts, Grapefruit Supremes with Saba & Olive Oil), Fish Sandwich (Fried Pollack, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion & Tartar Sauce on a Brioche Bun), and Flat Top Burger (8oz Beef, Beefsteak Tomato, Arugula, Red Onion & Spicy Mayo).
If you are looking for a restaurant to rest a bit with your laptop, notebook, or write your book, Flat Top is a lovely place to do so.
Catch it if you can at www.flattopnyc.com