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Bon Vivant Diner

820 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 40.732992 -73.991097
nr. 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-477-5555 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Diner, Greek, Soup & Sandwich
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Hours

Mon-Thu, 7am-11pm; Fri, 7am-2am; Sat, 7am-midnight; Sun, 9am-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Prices

$4.35-$16.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Classic NY
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Delivery Area

Houston St. to 21st St., First Ave. to Sixth Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

Imagine a prototypical old-school diner and, chances are, you’ll get a close approximation of Bon Vivant. Owned for decades by a Greek family, it has a huge illustrated menu, vinyl maroon booths, and chrome chairs. Benefiting from a strategic location just south of Union Square, the bright and spacious diner draws local workers, elderly couples, and NYU kids alike; lunchtime gets the biggest crowds. The kitchen whips up omelettes and pancakes until late-night closing; its serviceable repertoire includes familiar Greek dishes like an eggy spinach quiche, almost as big as a pizza slice. Among the hits, the Tex-Mex chicken burger is a good mess of slippery onions, avocado, and melted cheese—and its side of crispy fries does well even when delivered. The El Greco salad gets off to a promising start—tangy pieces of lemon-flavored, grilled chicken—but the drippy seasoning, iceberg lettuce, and lifeless olives below don’t do the diner justice.

Recommended Dishes

Tex-Mex grilled chicken deluxe, $11.25

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