NYC’s Top 10 Diners

By Jordan • October 10th, 2017

New York City is proud to be home to some of the world’s best chefs and hard-to-get-into restaurants that require reservations weeks in advance. Yet sometimes we just want to kick it at a good ole American diner, with its 28-page menu, all-night breakfasts, pleather booths and single $ price point. Hey, it’s New York. We’ve got those too. Take a diner tour this winter and fill up with some comfort food.

  1. Park Plaza Diner in Brooklyn Heights offers just about everything you can imagine in their extensive menu, plus there’s an attached sports bar if you’re looking for something a little darker and edgier.
  2. Dizzy’s in Park Slope offers enormous portions of staples like buttermilk biscuits and gravy.
  3. Kelloggs Diner in Williamsburg is open 24 hours and is apparently a sight to see on Halloween night at 4am!

4. Mike’s Coffee Shop in Clinton Hill serves up chicken and waffles, fluffy pancakes, and, yes, coffee, with a mom-and-pop feel.

5. Veselka, Ukrainian for “rainbow,” sees your American diner fare and raises you with pierogi, blintzes and borscht, tipping its hat to the East Village’s Ukranian history.

6. Lexington Candy Shop, despite its Upper East Side location, has absorbed none of the surrounding snobbery, selling lottery tickets at the cash register and liverwurst sandwiches at the table.

7. Waverly Restaurant in the West Village is a traditional greasy spoon, offering triple-decker sandwiches and omelets still in their frying pan 24 hours a day.

8. Utopia Diner on the Upper West Side has a more upper-scale facade, and menu, but it is a neighborhood staple offering a cheeseburger deluxe at just a slightly higher price point.

9. Anopoli in Bay Ridge serves 50’s style sundaes with homemade ice cream–and you can be sure they know what they’re doing, because they’ve been there for 117 years.

10. Tom’s Restaurant There’s really no way to write an article on NYC diners without mentioning the one made into a tourist hotspot by its appearance in nearly every Seinfeld episode.

Source: TimeOut


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