Sun-Thu, 8am-midnight; Fri-Sat, 8am-5am
J, Z at Bowery; F at Second Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Canal St. to 6th St., Essex St. to Greene St.
Having conquered pizza, Motorino's Mathieu Palombino dons the cap of diner man with Bowery Diner, an homage to both classic American eateries and French brasseries. The 130-seat space looks the diner part, with turquoise panels, abundant stainless steel, and a classic counter-and-stool setup. Palombino's menu is nostalgic, too, consisting of fare like a Reuben, double-patty burgers, and more contemporary eats and French-y stuff including steak tartare. Like the diners of yore, this one stays open late, but unlike those, here you can drink cocktails — or perhaps boozy milkshakes.