New York, New York: Monk's Cafe from Seinfeld

Diner used for exterior shots of Monk's Cafe in the TV sitcom Seinfeld.

Tom's Restaurant

Address:
2880 Broadway, New York, NY
Directions:
Tom's Restaurant. Morningside Heights, near Columbia University. Take the 1/9 Subway line and get off at either 110th Street or 116th Street stops. Location is short walking distance.
Hours:
Visible from street. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
212-864-6137
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Tom's Restaurant.

Monk's Cafe From "Seinfeld"

Monk's Cafe (Tom's Restaurant) is now offering outdoor seating with barricade banners featuring names of the Seinfeld TV show characters.

[Mike Gassmann, 06/05/2019]

... even though we all know Jerry and his friends wouldn't have been caught dead noshing at an outdoor table.

Monk's Cafe from Seinfeld

While the inside is not Monks, there are plenty Seinfeld reminders everywhere. Lots of photos and caricatures on the wall. Still a tourist stop for a photo-op. BTW, breakfast is served all-day and the coffee is great!

[Casaflamingo, 04/23/2017]

Monk's Cafe location.

Monk's Cafe from Seinfeld

I've passed by before and recognized it immediately from Seinfeld. I didn't get a chance to go in, but I hear it doesn't look at all like the inside set used on the show. If you're a Seinfeld fan this is a fun photo op. Towards the end of the series they took the "Toms" out of shots on the show and we only saw the restaurant part. There is or was a similar looking restaurant sign in Montpelier, VT.

[Su Red, 07/05/2014]

Cafe interiors were shot in Hollywood, though a traveling Monk's Cafe set had been exhibited at Astoria's Museum of the Moving Image. In addition to its ceaseless TV syndication, Seinfeld echoes in interesting places; in May 2014, an operating subway train was redecorated as Monk's Cafe. The "Puffy Shirt" is preserved at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in DC. August 2015: Photo added.


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