Lido

Where: 2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd (@117th street)
  • Seems a little bit out of place by design — the stark white building and sky blue awning really stood out. First impression, it struck me as very Connecticut/Martha Stewart. Like a hipper, less stuck-up version of Sarabeths? The inside is also swanky and matches the outside, but is more welcoming
  • Went for the brunch, so didn’t have any of the Italian fare. The blueberry pancakes weren’t overly sweet; it included plenty of things to top them with, so it created variety. The chicken panini was decent, and the accompanying salad was tasty without being drenched in salad dressing
  • Although it was crowded, they didn’t hurry to kick us out. The crowd had a healthy amount of people from nearby Columbia University and their parents
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