El Greco Diner

★★★☆☆
  • 1821 Emmons Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11235

    Cross street: at Sheepshead Bay Rd.

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  • 718-934-1288

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Bring your appetite, but leave your car home! We've been coming here for over two decades because it's family friendly.... However, beware of its NEW customer-adverse policy: although their parking lot sign still claims El Greco is not

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★★★★★

Bring your appetite, but leave your car home! We've been coming here for over two decades because it's family friendly.... However, beware of its NEW customer-adverse policy: although their parking lot sign still claims El Greco is not

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Check out facebook- "Stop Illegal Towing"
El Greco Diner is allowing the towing of cars without a valid license to tow cars!!!!! This is completely fraud!!!!!
Call 311 and ask to be transferred to the Dept of Consumer Affairs, check DCA license # 1443496 for tow truck company Custom Wreckers Inc., you will find out they DO NOT have a license to tow cars. And yet the owner of this diner is allowing this illegal activity to go on!!!!!

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Check out facebook- "Stop Illegal Towing"
El Greco Diner is allowing the towing of cars without a valid license to tow cars!!!!! This is completely fraud!!!!!
Call 311 and ask to be transferred to the Dept of Consumer Affairs, check DCA license # 1443496 for tow truck company Custom Wreckers Inc., you will find out they DO NOT have a license to tow cars. And yet the owner of this diner is allowing this illegal activity to go on!!!!!

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If you got towed @ El Greco Diner, go and sue the diner, they have NO LICENSE to tow cars!!! The tow truck co hired by El Greco, Custom Wreckers has NO license to tow cars. ITS ILLEGAL AND ITS FRAUD!! Sue the diner for blatant fraud! The

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If you got towed @ El Greco Diner, go and sue the diner, they have NO LICENSE to tow cars!!! The tow truck co hired by El Greco, Custom Wreckers has NO license to tow cars. ITS ILLEGAL AND ITS FRAUD!! Sue the diner for blatant fraud! The

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This is a local restaurant that has gotten worse and worse over time (the past 10 years). Instead of improving the quality of their food and staff which has been degrading, it seems like they've hired a parking management company to scam

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★★★★★

This is a local restaurant that has gotten worse and worse over time (the past 10 years). Instead of improving the quality of their food and staff which has been degrading, it seems like they've hired a parking management company to scam

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Stay away from this nasty place! The food is gross, the staff is rude,and we saw TWO ROACHES underneath the table when we were leaving!!!!!! But this is not the worst. The worst is that you WILL get your car towed away if you park it there

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★★★★★

Stay away from this nasty place! The food is gross, the staff is rude,and we saw TWO ROACHES underneath the table when we were leaving!!!!!! But this is not the worst. The worst is that you WILL get your car towed away if you park it there

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PLEASE EMBARGO THIS DINER. WHILE WAITING FOR ME TO MEET HIM MY FRIEND WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO BUY A PACK OF CIGARETTES, AND HIS CAR WAS HOOKED UP TO A TOW TRUCK AND IT COST HIM $200.00 TO HAVE IT RELEASED. THE DINER MANAGEMENT REFUSED

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PLEASE EMBARGO THIS DINER. WHILE WAITING FOR ME TO MEET HIM MY FRIEND WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO BUY A PACK OF CIGARETTES, AND HIS CAR WAS HOOKED UP TO A TOW TRUCK AND IT COST HIM $200.00 TO HAVE IT RELEASED. THE DINER MANAGEMENT REFUSED

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soo i went there may 7th my bday after a long day ordered a red devil i asked first if they would know how to make it.. i got something red in a big glass i took two sips and was sick like over heating had to get out could barely walk

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soo i went there may 7th my bday after a long day ordered a red devil i asked first if they would know how to make it.. i got something red in a big glass i took two sips and was sick like over heating had to get out could barely walk

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This mouse infested sewer has a score of 26 violations by the NYC Department Of Health. This place makes it hard to report, or find, health violations because it doesn't use it's legal name on the building, it's real name is Cafe El Greco, not El Greco Diner. Go to the NYC Department Of Health at a816-restaurantinspection.nyc.gov/Restau... and look up Cafe El Greco. Never eat at Cafe El Greco unless you want to be entertained by watching mice running along the baseboards.??

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★☆☆☆☆

This mouse infested sewer has a score of 26 violations by the NYC Department Of Health. This place makes it hard to report, or find, health violations because it doesn't use it's legal name on the building, it's real name is Cafe El Greco, not El Greco Diner. Go to the NYC Department Of Health at a816-restaurantinspection.nyc.gov/Restau... and look up Cafe El Greco. Never eat at Cafe El Greco unless you want to be entertained by watching mice running along the baseboards.??

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omg the worst experience ever, they surved me cappucino with a roach, and a hair in my cheesecake eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.nastyy s.o.b. the owner didnt even appologize. he told me if you dont like dont come again.and i just found out that they have alot of health violations.people, please dont eat there. they are Nasty. the place should shut down.

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★☆☆☆☆

omg the worst experience ever, they surved me cappucino with a roach, and a hair in my cheesecake eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.nastyy s.o.b. the owner didnt even appologize. he told me if you dont like dont come again.and i just found out that they have alot of health violations.people, please dont eat there. they are Nasty. the place should shut down.

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Do not eat at this diner. The food is no big deal and too often the service is just as bad as the food. The worst is what they will do to you car if you use the parking lot. They hired a towing company to patrol the parking lot. They time when you go in. If you exceed the time limit, they tow your car away. I was there today-four people altogether. After paying my bill I went across the street for 10 minutes. When I came back, my car was being towed away. As I argued to get my car, I saw two other cars being towed away. I found out that this is happens constantly and on a daily basis.

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★☆☆☆☆

Do not eat at this diner. The food is no big deal and too often the service is just as bad as the food. The worst is what they will do to you car if you use the parking lot. They hired a towing company to patrol the parking lot. They time when you go in. If you exceed the time limit, they tow your car away. I was there today-four people altogether. After paying my bill I went across the street for 10 minutes. When I came back, my car was being towed away. As I argued to get my car, I saw two other cars being towed away. I found out that this is happens constantly and on a daily basis.

Pros: none

Cons: lousy food, nasty people

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El Greco is a Landmark! I've been eating here since I moved to Sheepshead Bay in 1995. El Greco has always been for great comfort food. I love the outdoor cafe in the summer time. There is no place like this patio in all of Brooklyn. It overlooks the Bay and has a great feel to it. The Diner was just remodeled and looks fabulous inside. It blows away Vegas and Kouros Diners.

The desserts are all made in house and delish! The strawberry cheese is amazing. i can't figure the negative reviews.... LOL, unless you park there to go someplace else and get your car towed. Haha! Serves you right!

Keep up the good work El Greco! And please don't close like all the other diners in Bklyn!

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★★★★★

El Greco is a Landmark! I've been eating here since I moved to Sheepshead Bay in 1995. El Greco has always been for great comfort food. I love the outdoor cafe in the summer time. There is no place like this patio in all of Brooklyn. It overlooks the Bay and has a great feel to it. The Diner was just remodeled and looks fabulous inside. It blows away Vegas and Kouros Diners.

The desserts are all made in house and delish! The strawberry cheese is amazing. i can't figure the negative reviews.... LOL, unless you park there to go someplace else and get your car towed. Haha! Serves you right!

Keep up the good work El Greco! And please don't close like all the other diners in Bklyn!

Pros: Open all night, In House Bakery

Cons: None

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I've been here more than once, regrettably and have never had a good experience. Food isn't good, overpriced, and the staff seem disgruntled. I keep hearing awful health inspection reviews as well. Do NOT recommend.

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I've been here more than once, regrettably and have never had a good experience. Food isn't good, overpriced, and the staff seem disgruntled. I keep hearing awful health inspection reviews as well. Do NOT recommend.

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Food almost good with large portions.Bathroom filthy,
nasty towards americans,hostess looked like warmed over death from nazi times as if to say,'Ve vill brrreak you"...!!!LOL...Staff has a rep as mail order bride rejects.Maybe that's the problem?

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★★☆☆☆

Food almost good with large portions.Bathroom filthy,
nasty towards americans,hostess looked like warmed over death from nazi times as if to say,'Ve vill brrreak you"...!!!LOL...Staff has a rep as mail order bride rejects.Maybe that's the problem?

Pros: good portions

Cons: almost kgb/nazi expressions on nasty hostesses cold face

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Terrible service, mediocre to bad food - raw meat, no concern whatsoever to presentation, content or taste of food, dirty bathrooms, teenybopper wait staff that huddles and cuddles while you wait an hour for a glass of water, not one person says thank you, and if your food is super bad - nobody says sorry - or is willing to credit you. I live nearby and would love to have a good diner there - but I'm never returning.

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★☆☆☆☆

Terrible service, mediocre to bad food - raw meat, no concern whatsoever to presentation, content or taste of food, dirty bathrooms, teenybopper wait staff that huddles and cuddles while you wait an hour for a glass of water, not one person says thank you, and if your food is super bad - nobody says sorry - or is willing to credit you. I live nearby and would love to have a good diner there - but I'm never returning.

Pros: parking lot

Cons: everythibg else

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I'm with laura84 on this. I had the same problem happen to me tonight, just that I missed my car being towed and it happened. Lowlife. My boyfriend wanted to beat the little informant p.o.s. that works in the lot. He came very very close.
Go figure that they're Russians. It's not a big surprise in the least bit.

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I'm with laura84 on this. I had the same problem happen to me tonight, just that I missed my car being towed and it happened. Lowlife. My boyfriend wanted to beat the little informant p.o.s. that works in the lot. He came very very close.
Go figure that they're Russians. It's not a big surprise in the least bit.

Pros: zzz

Cons: zzz

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Dirty bathrooms, raw burgers, cold fries. molded bread on the wraps. Birthday cakes are too sweet tasting. The beers taste like tar. I hear they wanna tare down this palce and make it into condiminiums. Many of the employees aren't American and treat americans like shittttt. Outdoor seating takes forever to serve you, like they waitor/waitresses almost forget you are there. Very noisy, clanking plates. I heard the health inspector visited this place a number of times through out the years. I'm not comming back here.

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★☆☆☆☆

Dirty bathrooms, raw burgers, cold fries. molded bread on the wraps. Birthday cakes are too sweet tasting. The beers taste like tar. I hear they wanna tare down this palce and make it into condiminiums. Many of the employees aren't American and treat americans like shittttt. Outdoor seating takes forever to serve you, like they waitor/waitresses almost forget you are there. Very noisy, clanking plates. I heard the health inspector visited this place a number of times through out the years. I'm not comming back here.

Pros: They'll be going outta business soon I hear............

Cons: Expensive

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This place rocks!!! I've been going since I was 16. For over 15 years this place has fed me good food at all hours. Sure it isn't going to make the Zagat Top 10 list, but Diners aren't for the Epicureans of our city. Great burgers and wraps. Cheesecake is always top notch. Outdoor cafe is nice in the warm weather. Cute waitresses and hostesses too. Go check it out.

And it isn't a Mexican Restaurant. It's a Brooklyn Diner that serves American comfort food.

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This place rocks!!! I've been going since I was 16. For over 15 years this place has fed me good food at all hours. Sure it isn't going to make the Zagat Top 10 list, but Diners aren't for the Epicureans of our city. Great burgers and wraps. Cheesecake is always top notch. Outdoor cafe is nice in the warm weather. Cute waitresses and hostesses too. Go check it out.

And it isn't a Mexican Restaurant. It's a Brooklyn Diner that serves American comfort food.

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Russian Triads involved scamming with X-treme Body & Fender Inc and P&J Management. BEWARE. The restaurant is scamming everyone who steps foot on the premises. Disgrace

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Russian Triads involved scamming with X-treme Body & Fender Inc and P&J Management. BEWARE. The restaurant is scamming everyone who steps foot on the premises. Disgrace

Pros: NONE

Cons: PARKING LOT

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Dear Tourist,

If you are looking to get ripped of, have a serving of a spoiled food and watered down drink, please come to El Greco diner on Emmons Avenue.

Unfortunately if you don??t like the smell of what you got on your plate, you will not get a change of dish nor apology.

The owner truly believes that by letting you in, he is doing you a big favor.

Something tells me that this place is operated by people who are well known and supported by local criminal authorities.

My advice, stay away from this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Dear Tourist,

If you are looking to get ripped of, have a serving of a spoiled food and watered down drink, please come to El Greco diner on Emmons Avenue.

Unfortunately if you don??t like the smell of what you got on your plate, you will not get a change of dish nor apology.

The owner truly believes that by letting you in, he is doing you a big favor.

Something tells me that this place is operated by people who are well known and supported by local criminal authorities.

My advice, stay away from this place.

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Avoid at all costs unless you like below-average food complimented by gruff service. The highlight of this place however is the ignorant owner who has nothing but contempt for his customers. If you make any complaint about the food you orderd you will simply be told not to order that particular meal again. Very helpful indeed!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Avoid at all costs unless you like below-average food complimented by gruff service. The highlight of this place however is the ignorant owner who has nothing but contempt for his customers. If you make any complaint about the food you orderd you will simply be told not to order that particular meal again. Very helpful indeed!!!

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Avoid at all costs unless you like below-average food complimented by gruff service. The highlight of this place however is the ignorant owner who has nothing but contempt for his customers. If you make any complaint about the food you orderd you will simply be told not to order that meal again. Very helpful!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Avoid at all costs unless you like below-average food complimented by gruff service. The highlight of this place however is the ignorant owner who has nothing but contempt for his customers. If you make any complaint about the food you orderd you will simply be told not to order that meal again. Very helpful!!!

Cons: Very poor service. Below-average food. Ignorant owner

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The service was terrible. We had greek salads w/no dressing. When we asked for some, the waitperson looked put out and what she brought back tasted like duck sauce. We only saw her 3 times.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service was terrible. We had greek salads w/no dressing. When we asked for some, the waitperson looked put out and what she brought back tasted like duck sauce. We only saw her 3 times.

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I completely disagree with the earlier one star review. I found El Greco a charming place. This summer, I'd spent particular time there and found their outdoor tables comfortable and romantic. And when it got chilly and we headed inside, I found it cozy and adorable. The neon lighting cast a gorgeous glow across the beautiful restaurant and illuminated the handsome features inside. The food here is also impressive, and their desserts are to die for. I'd definitely come here :]]

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I completely disagree with the earlier one star review. I found El Greco a charming place. This summer, I'd spent particular time there and found their outdoor tables comfortable and romantic. And when it got chilly and we headed inside, I found it cozy and adorable. The neon lighting cast a gorgeous glow across the beautiful restaurant and illuminated the handsome features inside. The food here is also impressive, and their desserts are to die for. I'd definitely come here :]]

Pros: Setting, design of the restaurant, food, customer service

Cons: The bathrooms could be a little cleaner.

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For being a diner, this place has some great food. I love coming here in the summer because they ave cozy outdoor seating with umbrellas. Defintiely a great place to grab a late night or early breakfast

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★★★★★

For being a diner, this place has some great food. I love coming here in the summer because they ave cozy outdoor seating with umbrellas. Defintiely a great place to grab a late night or early breakfast

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The food is not bad for a diner. But deserts are the Best! You should stop by and get one to go if you don`t want to have a big meal inside. Just ask somebody which one is the freshest because they make them couple of times a week. They also have a good breakfast.
Worning! Owners are real asholes, don`t talk to them!

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★★★★☆

The food is not bad for a diner. But deserts are the Best! You should stop by and get one to go if you don`t want to have a big meal inside. Just ask somebody which one is the freshest because they make them couple of times a week. They also have a good breakfast.
Worning! Owners are real asholes, don`t talk to them!

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Its a pretty awesome place. Ive been coming here for many years and never had a problem! I've tried almost everything and loved all the food! Its a popular place too!

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★★★★★

Its a pretty awesome place. Ive been coming here for many years and never had a problem! I've tried almost everything and loved all the food! Its a popular place too!

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We started going to this diner one summer since they have this huge outdoor deck overlooking the water - perfect for the summer! We've been going back ever since. Great food - so many options and they're all delicious - breakfast through dinner. The place is always clean, the waitstaff is neat and seem very professional and helpful. Best of all, they're open 24-7. Did I mention all the home-made dessert? We learned that they have their own bakery and the dessert selection is amazing - definitely have the strawberry cheesecake - spectacular! Highly recommended.

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We started going to this diner one summer since they have this huge outdoor deck overlooking the water - perfect for the summer! We've been going back ever since. Great food - so many options and they're all delicious - breakfast through dinner. The place is always clean, the waitstaff is neat and seem very professional and helpful. Best of all, they're open 24-7. Did I mention all the home-made dessert? We learned that they have their own bakery and the dessert selection is amazing - definitely have the strawberry cheesecake - spectacular! Highly recommended.

Pros: Excellent food, amazing dessert. Great location!

Cons: small bathroom and people from the beach sneak in to use it and mess it up.

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El Greco is like a nasty neighbor that you wish would just move out of the neighborhood. Its been around for way too long and has changed ownership many times. The food has never been good and the service has never been good either. The place is filthy and had been shut down by the Dept of Health more than once , reopened but hasnt improved at all. Its a fabulous location but this place doent deserve to be there. I have had many foreign objects in my food including hair, insects, a cigarette butt in my salad and a piece of eaten meat on a sandwich.
I had brought it to the attention of the owners and they dismissed me and snickered like it was humorous.
I would strongly recommend not patronizing this establishment. Many diners have gotten sick there including myself.

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★☆☆☆☆

El Greco is like a nasty neighbor that you wish would just move out of the neighborhood. Its been around for way too long and has changed ownership many times. The food has never been good and the service has never been good either. The place is filthy and had been shut down by the Dept of Health more than once , reopened but hasnt improved at all. Its a fabulous location but this place doent deserve to be there. I have had many foreign objects in my food including hair, insects, a cigarette butt in my salad and a piece of eaten meat on a sandwich.
I had brought it to the attention of the owners and they dismissed me and snickered like it was humorous.
I would strongly recommend not patronizing this establishment. Many diners have gotten sick there including myself.

Pros: NONE

Cons: MANY

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El greco sitsl ike a beacon in the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn facing the Bay, and has been there for years. It is the place to meet and eat in that area of Brooklyn.

This is a diner with excellent food, friendly staff, a very extensive menu, with seating outdoors as well, and ample parking on site. They feature home made desserts, muffins, breads and more.

The diner is always open, and you can order anything from a cup of coffee or soup to a whole lobster dinner. Their menu is extensive, the food is good and the prices are very reasonable. You can drop in for a snack or a meal, from breakfast to a midnight snack. They feature many specials of the day, offer a large selection of burgers, salads, foods for the dieter and more. They feature steaks and chops of all types as well. Their portions are generous and the food is very tasty and well prepared. Its a great place for family dining, business lunches as well as to meet and eat with your friends.

PROS: A well know Brooklyn Diner
CONS: None

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★★★★☆

El greco sitsl ike a beacon in the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn facing the Bay, and has been there for years. It is the place to meet and eat in that area of Brooklyn.

This is a diner with excellent food, friendly staff, a very extensive menu, with seating outdoors as well, and ample parking on site. They feature home made desserts, muffins, breads and more.

The diner is always open, and you can order anything from a cup of coffee or soup to a whole lobster dinner. Their menu is extensive, the food is good and the prices are very reasonable. You can drop in for a snack or a meal, from breakfast to a midnight snack. They feature many specials of the day, offer a large selection of burgers, salads, foods for the dieter and more. They feature steaks and chops of all types as well. Their portions are generous and the food is very tasty and well prepared. Its a great place for family dining, business lunches as well as to meet and eat with your friends.

PROS: A well know Brooklyn Diner
CONS: None

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This place is a relic. Out of al the diners in brklyn if I ahve a choice I always choose this one. Nothing special or complicated here just awesoe diner food served up in a chill laid back space. Doesnt hurt that if you wnat a late night mela this is teh only place youll find that actually ahs an afterhours party of sorts already in progress.

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★★★★☆

This place is a relic. Out of al the diners in brklyn if I ahve a choice I always choose this one. Nothing special or complicated here just awesoe diner food served up in a chill laid back space. Doesnt hurt that if you wnat a late night mela this is teh only place youll find that actually ahs an afterhours party of sorts already in progress.

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The thing that makes this place special is it's location. It's in Sheepshead bay and because it is away from the busy city and located in a quiet area by the bay, it has this romantic feel to it. The food isn't the greatest. It's your average diner food. The chicken parmagiana tasted okay and I had some carrot cake, which tasted average.

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★★★☆☆

The thing that makes this place special is it's location. It's in Sheepshead bay and because it is away from the busy city and located in a quiet area by the bay, it has this romantic feel to it. The food isn't the greatest. It's your average diner food. The chicken parmagiana tasted okay and I had some carrot cake, which tasted average.

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A very popular place where I live. Whenever my friends and I want to relax and have some coffee to discuss things we go tot his place. Great coffee and everyone loves their cheesecake with strawberries. The service is not the greatest though. Last time it took the waiter about 20 minutes to get to my friend and I. And then it took another 20 minutes to get me a piece of blueberry pie and coffee and my friends some lemon meringue pie. But then again it happens. Lousy ravioli as well, bad sauce. It is a must to try the cheesecake here if you are in the area. So if you want some coffee and cheesecake, then definitely give this place a try.

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★★★★★

A very popular place where I live. Whenever my friends and I want to relax and have some coffee to discuss things we go tot his place. Great coffee and everyone loves their cheesecake with strawberries. The service is not the greatest though. Last time it took the waiter about 20 minutes to get to my friend and I. And then it took another 20 minutes to get me a piece of blueberry pie and coffee and my friends some lemon meringue pie. But then again it happens. Lousy ravioli as well, bad sauce. It is a must to try the cheesecake here if you are in the area. So if you want some coffee and cheesecake, then definitely give this place a try.

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El Greco is not a pretentious establishment. It is a diner that does not claim to be anything but. the food is simple, but very good, and the portions are huge especially given the low prices. The cups of tea and coffee are bottomless. The 95% attractive female staff is courteous and friendly. The bathrooms leave a bit to be desired, but are acceptable.

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★★★★☆

El Greco is not a pretentious establishment. It is a diner that does not claim to be anything but. the food is simple, but very good, and the portions are huge especially given the low prices. The cups of tea and coffee are bottomless. The 95% attractive female staff is courteous and friendly. The bathrooms leave a bit to be desired, but are acceptable.

Pros: Decent food, Great Prices, Attractive waitstaff

Cons: Lacks sophistication

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the best diner you can go to is on 1821 emmons. the hosteses and the bartenders are goregous!The food and the atmospherreis great

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★★★★★

the best diner you can go to is on 1821 emmons. the hosteses and the bartenders are goregous!The food and the atmospherreis great

 

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