Nutella Pancakes – Colossal Clubs – Roast Turkey Dinners & Splashy Cocktails – THE VIAND

In New York City, fine dining is plentiful. You don’t need to travel far to find a fancy restaurant serving the latest highbrow dish with a hefty price tag. But sometimes, what every New Yorker needs is a timeless diner. The Viand – at 85th and Columbus – opened in 2018 as a modernized sequel to Viand Cafe, which has been running at 75th and Broadway for about 20 years. The family-operated business has also had a location on the East Side for about 44 years!

Their newest spot is perfect for those seeking both a charming diner and an upscale eating experience. More importantly, they’re delivering some outrageously delicious fare (which you’re about to see) at very affordable prices.

And while there’s nothing wrong with those GIANT diner menus we’re all used to (you know what I’m talking about), The Viand has narrowed it down to their very best – never, ever skimping on the quality of their ingredients.

The all-day haven comes with cozy leather booths, sizzling grills and an overall happy atmosphere. The decor evokes a retro flair of classic New York institutions, while still remaining a modern, clean and comfortable restaurant.

Viand Diner

Open Monday through Friday from 8am to 11pm – and from 7am to 11pm on weekends, The Viand hits the spot at every hour of the day.

Starting with breakfast, they offer omelette choices for any style of eater. For those seeking a healthy option, the menu comes with a California Omelette with avocado, goat cheese, and grape tomatoes, or a Vegetable Garden Omelette with broccoli, onion, peppers, spinach, and mushroom. There are also creative options like shakshuka, huevos rancheros, and eggs benedict.

best shakshuka nyc

shakshuka: baked eggs, pomodoro, feta, oregano & pita

Pancake lovers rejoice – the pancakes at The Viand come steaming hot and stacked high. Kids will love the Nutella pancakes, topped off with whipped cream, bananas, walnuts, and Nutella drizzle.

pancakes the viand 517

The Nutella French Toast is a great breakfast option too! Thick cut and served with whipped cream, fresh bananas and walnuts.

Nutella French Toast

Can’t decide between sweet and savory? Try the chicken and waffles for brunch (along with one of their special $8 brunch cocktails!).

chicken & waffles

The celebration continues at lunch. Check out these gigantic, mouth-watering sandwiches!

best Cuban sandwich NYC

One of the best Cuban sandwiches you will ever try.

The Fireyaki Chicken Sandwich

The Fireyaki Chicken Sandwich

Buffalo chicken sandwich


Many Viand fans claim their Cobb Salad is the best in the city! It comes with grilled chicken, avocado, egg, pecan smoked bacon, crumbled blue cheese, tomato and corn over mixed greens with a balsamic vinaigrette!

Cobb Salad

Another premium lunch option is The Viand’s Mediterranean Chicken Salad – with shredded roasted chicken, spinach, onions, olives, radicchio, dill, tomato & cucumbers.

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

The Viand has also earned very easy spots on our best-of-lists for their amazing mac + cheese and grilled cheese.

In addition, they’ve grown a bit of a cult following for their roast turkey. Whether you prefer it on a club or as a platter, you’re about to understand why this cult following has emerged …

Roast Turkey Dinner NYC

turkey club UWS

This is also an excellent evening option.

Try one of their delicious cocktails like their “Twisted Beans” with bourbon, white lightning, vanilla, maple, coffee, and cream. Or the “Honey and Gin” with fig-infused gin, pear, rosemary, clove, honey and lemon!

viand cocktails

But don’t drink too many, because you’ll want to save room for dinner. Two of our recommendations include their steak frites and meatloaf.


chicken parm

Chicken Parm!



grilled salmon with lemon caper sauce

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce, Couscous & Spinach!

sword fish scallops

Sword Fish and Scallops!

Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta!

Partner Erick and his family have a long history in the city, and they can’t wait to see you at their newest spot!

Nice words from a few happy customers:

The perfect UWS cafe. You might even catch a celeb seated.

Excellent diner. Good food, good prices, good service. Don’t miss!

Generous portions and tasty brunch options, even the coffee was good! Accommodated us promptly with a high chair for our 1 year old, def family friendly.

The Viand

517 Columbus Avenue (corner of 85th Street)
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