Have lived up in Washington Heights (near the Cloisters) for almost 12 years, but have been fairly lazy about trying places outside a 6-block radius. There's Kismat, a decent Indian place; Bleu, a decent American-trendy place; Tryon's (which is too expensive for us and might or might not still be around) and a couple of coffee shops. La Caridad, Broadway and 184th is OK, but nothing amazing.
I can give recommendations from New York Presbyterian on up (El Presidente on 163rd and Broadway, El Malecon (175th and Broadway, sister to the one on Amsterdam), and El Lino on 207 except for the rude service)but have been wimpy about taking the family anyplace else.
Anyone out there try Jubille (Nagle&Hillside)? The El Salvadorean place around Broadway and 187th? El Mambi on 181? The Uruguayan place near Port Authority and 178? Any dishes to recommend?