Brooklyn Diner USA

★★★★☆
  • 212 W 57th St

    New York, NY 10019

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  • 212-581-8900

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Sat: 8am-12am, Sun: 8am-11pm, Tue-Fri: 7am-12am, Mon: 7am-11pm

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Great food and quick/friendly service. food a tad bit pricey but it's downtown New York, so what do you expect. overall a good place to sit down and eat.

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★★★★★

Great food and quick/friendly service. food a tad bit pricey but it's downtown New York, so what do you expect. overall a good place to sit down and eat.

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I went in expecting something not so formal and was pleasantly surprised with their attempt at elegance. They do get a lot of people into the place, but we didn't have to wait for a seat at 7:30 PM. It wasn't too loud and we could have a nice conversation. The wait staff was pleasant enough and attentive to water and drinks through out the meal. My husband loves hamburgers and said this one was good, but not $17 worth of goodness. I had the "Perfect Plate" with hummos, salmon and salad which was a perfect amount of food and quite tasty. It did seem expensive for the title "diner" but probably about right for what they offer in midtown NY.

2
★★★★☆

I went in expecting something not so formal and was pleasantly surprised with their attempt at elegance. They do get a lot of people into the place, but we didn't have to wait for a seat at 7:30 PM. It wasn't too loud and we could have a nice conversation. The wait staff was pleasant enough and attentive to water and drinks through out the meal. My husband loves hamburgers and said this one was good, but not $17 worth of goodness. I had the "Perfect Plate" with hummos, salmon and salad which was a perfect amount of food and quite tasty. It did seem expensive for the title "diner" but probably about right for what they offer in midtown NY.

Pros: Atmosphere, Food, Service

Cons: Price

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After reading the bad reviews I was surprised, because we had a great experience. Perhaps they have tightened things up a bit, or maybe we just got lucky. However, we ordered breakfast, were seated and served promptly, and the service was great. I ordered the Fritatta and my friend ordered an omellette. Both were wonerful. Definitely get the Polenta, it is to die for. (Only in our house we call it fried mush...LOL). Coffee was fresh and tasty. They serve real cranberry chutney and you couldn't ask for better.

2
★★★★★

After reading the bad reviews I was surprised, because we had a great experience. Perhaps they have tightened things up a bit, or maybe we just got lucky. However, we ordered breakfast, were seated and served promptly, and the service was great. I ordered the Fritatta and my friend ordered an omellette. Both were wonerful. Definitely get the Polenta, it is to die for. (Only in our house we call it fried mush...LOL). Coffee was fresh and tasty. They serve real cranberry chutney and you couldn't ask for better.

Pros: Service, food

Cons: None

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I am originally from Brooklyn, and this place is very far from Brooklyn diners, service slow and waiter was a complete ditz who seemed to be half a sleep. No one ever offered a coffee refil, food is ok but nothing to write home about.
Please keep in mind that they charge 15% tip

I would say skip this place all together

0
★☆☆☆☆

I am originally from Brooklyn, and this place is very far from Brooklyn diners, service slow and waiter was a complete ditz who seemed to be half a sleep. No one ever offered a coffee refil, food is ok but nothing to write home about.
Please keep in mind that they charge 15% tip

I would say skip this place all together

Pros: location

Cons: food and service

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If waiting for 15 minutes for coffee or a water refill and cold food brought to you after waiting 1/2 hour is your thing then this may be your new fav spot. The service has always been bad but the food was good so it felt worth it. They may have new management or something because it has become increasingly worse recently. If you love The Irving and Gina as much as we us, do yourself a favor and have it delivered. Good brunch food but NOT worth the experience. Awful service, hectic atmosphere and uninterested management

0
★☆☆☆☆

If waiting for 15 minutes for coffee or a water refill and cold food brought to you after waiting 1/2 hour is your thing then this may be your new fav spot. The service has always been bad but the food was good so it felt worth it. They may have new management or something because it has become increasingly worse recently. If you love The Irving and Gina as much as we us, do yourself a favor and have it delivered. Good brunch food but NOT worth the experience. Awful service, hectic atmosphere and uninterested management

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We ate at this restaurant this weekend. The food was very good and the portion were just huge. We tried the hamburger "of the house", the tuna sandwich and the chicken BBQ sandwich. Everything was very good and the waiter was very nice. I recommand this place.

2
★★★★☆

We ate at this restaurant this weekend. The food was very good and the portion were just huge. We tried the hamburger "of the house", the tuna sandwich and the chicken BBQ sandwich. Everything was very good and the waiter was very nice. I recommand this place.

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Beware of this restaurant! Just because the word "diner" is in the name. You will be spending a lot of money on average food! I ordered a cheeseburger with fries. The cheeseburger was just OK. The fries were awful - dry and tasteless. The Strawberry Blond Cheesecake was very good, but was way too much for one person. My bill for just myself came to over $28! Next time, I'll just go to MacDonalds for yummy cheeseburgers and fries for a lot less money!!

1
★★☆☆☆

Beware of this restaurant! Just because the word "diner" is in the name. You will be spending a lot of money on average food! I ordered a cheeseburger with fries. The cheeseburger was just OK. The fries were awful - dry and tasteless. The Strawberry Blond Cheesecake was very good, but was way too much for one person. My bill for just myself came to over $28! Next time, I'll just go to MacDonalds for yummy cheeseburgers and fries for a lot less money!!

Pros: Location, Desserts

Cons: Expensive

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place is ok but small and crowded. prices are average for the area. I had the Cuban Skirt steak which was good. Extremely busy during lunch...20min wait for seating

2
★★★★☆

place is ok but small and crowded. prices are average for the area. I had the Cuban Skirt steak which was good. Extremely busy during lunch...20min wait for seating

Pros: location, food

Cons: space, crowded

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My best friend and I were nervous about trying a "diner" for dinner while visiting the Big Apple from Los Angeles. (We now live in New England - Go SOX!) We were pleasantly surprised by the prompt and attentive service. Waiters are in tux updo's and their Veggie burger is to DIE for! Fries are awesome -crisp and fresh. The Hummus is so fresh and delightful as well. Trust me, when I comes to food, my best friend and I travel the U.S. in search of good food. We've been back to NY three times and we always stop at Brooklyn Diner!

2
★★★★★

My best friend and I were nervous about trying a "diner" for dinner while visiting the Big Apple from Los Angeles. (We now live in New England - Go SOX!) We were pleasantly surprised by the prompt and attentive service. Waiters are in tux updo's and their Veggie burger is to DIE for! Fries are awesome -crisp and fresh. The Hummus is so fresh and delightful as well. Trust me, when I comes to food, my best friend and I travel the U.S. in search of good food. We've been back to NY three times and we always stop at Brooklyn Diner!

Pros: Food - Taste, Great value, Excellent service

Cons: Crowded, Sandwiches are HUGE!

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I was skeptical when my friends suggested dinner here during a recent NYC visit--surely there were better dining choices in the area to experience than a DINER, I thought. Well, was I in for a surprise! The cuban-style steak with plantains and rice & beans I ordered was as good as I'd expect to find in an upscale Cuban restaurant; my boyfriend's tenderloin steak was not only huge but perfectly cooked. The chicken pot pie special of the night was literally an entire PIE, and looked delicious. I couldn't resist trying the double chocolate pudding pie for dessert and it was well worth the calories. Match the great food with reasonable (for New York) prices, decent wine by the glass, and efficient service, and you definitely have a winning choice. I would happily return!

2
★★★★☆

I was skeptical when my friends suggested dinner here during a recent NYC visit--surely there were better dining choices in the area to experience than a DINER, I thought. Well, was I in for a surprise! The cuban-style steak with plantains and rice & beans I ordered was as good as I'd expect to find in an upscale Cuban restaurant; my boyfriend's tenderloin steak was not only huge but perfectly cooked. The chicken pot pie special of the night was literally an entire PIE, and looked delicious. I couldn't resist trying the double chocolate pudding pie for dessert and it was well worth the calories. Match the great food with reasonable (for New York) prices, decent wine by the glass, and efficient service, and you definitely have a winning choice. I would happily return!

Pros: great food, variety, reasonably priced

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We visited on 2/24/04 for breakfast, my husband and I had the french toast, my child had pancakes. She ended up wanting to eat my french toast! The pancakes were OK (my husband makes the best, so it is hard to top him) but the french toast was superb. Nice locations, fun watching everyone rush into work at the building next door. Recommend!

2
★★★★★

We visited on 2/24/04 for breakfast, my husband and I had the french toast, my child had pancakes. She ended up wanting to eat my french toast! The pancakes were OK (my husband makes the best, so it is hard to top him) but the french toast was superb. Nice locations, fun watching everyone rush into work at the building next door. Recommend!

Pros: French Toast, Popular, Good people watching

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Nice views if you can score a window booth, but the atmosphere is too fast & frenetic to make you want to linger. Breakfast could use some panache -- it was rather dull.

1
★★★☆☆

Nice views if you can score a window booth, but the atmosphere is too fast & frenetic to make you want to linger. Breakfast could use some panache -- it was rather dull.

Pros: service, views

Cons: food, rushed atmosphere

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Wonderful big city diner with absolutely the largest portions of very delicious food at moderate prices. It is a must for lunch,dinner or anytime you have a big appetite and don't want to spend big bucks in the big Apple!

2
★★★★★

Wonderful big city diner with absolutely the largest portions of very delicious food at moderate prices. It is a must for lunch,dinner or anytime you have a big appetite and don't want to spend big bucks in the big Apple!

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Friendly staff, occasional celebrity spottings, great service, and the best burger in town!

2
★★★★☆

Friendly staff, occasional celebrity spottings, great service, and the best burger in town!

Pros: Best burger, Great service, Friendly staff

Cons: Pricey for a diner, Crowded sometimes

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what can I say food fit for a king or queen. Food was fresh and delicious. Service was great, the best french toast I have ever had in my life.

2
★★★★☆

what can I say food fit for a king or queen. Food was fresh and delicious. Service was great, the best french toast I have ever had in my life.

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My friends and I have been saying that this is the best food on Manhattan since our first visit in August 1997. Visitng Manhattan several times each year is made complete only by visiting this celestial diner in the heart of mid-town. The Baked Macaroni and Cheese recieves a rousing standing ovation. The Chicken Pot Pie, Turkey Burger, Panckaes, Chicken Liver Paradise, Bubba's Chicken, Real Chiken Noodle Soup, Crab Cakes, and Strawberry Blond Cheesecake are only a few of the heavenly creations. You should not miss this truly one of kind experience. This is Manhattan's BEST!!

2
★★★★★

My friends and I have been saying that this is the best food on Manhattan since our first visit in August 1997. Visitng Manhattan several times each year is made complete only by visiting this celestial diner in the heart of mid-town. The Baked Macaroni and Cheese recieves a rousing standing ovation. The Chicken Pot Pie, Turkey Burger, Panckaes, Chicken Liver Paradise, Bubba's Chicken, Real Chiken Noodle Soup, Crab Cakes, and Strawberry Blond Cheesecake are only a few of the heavenly creations. You should not miss this truly one of kind experience. This is Manhattan's BEST!!

Pros: great prices, professional waiters, uniquely Manhattan

Cons: NONE!!!

 

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