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Brooklyn Diner U.S.A.

155 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036 40.756132 -73.984993
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-265-5400 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Diner, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

brooklyndiner.com

Hours

Sun-Mon, 8am-11pm; Tue-Sat, 8am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal; B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park

Prices

$14.50-$28.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

40th St. to 47th St., Fifth Ave. to Eighth Ave.

Profile

The name conjures a humble eatery in Canarsie, but this diner two blocks from Central Park South has a genteel attitude to match its Manhattan address. Most days, the maître d’ will politely inform you of a twenty-minute wait, whether you’re a publishing exec having a lunchtime meeting or a concertgoer on your way to Carnegie Hall. The booths and tables surround a full bar where magnums of Champagne are displayed, and vintage black-and-white blowups of the Brooklyn Bridge hang overhead. The food consists of swanky, dressed-up staples with price tags to match: Macaroni and cheese is a toothsome knot of fresh tagliolini and shredded Black Forest ham in a creamy Parmigiano-Reggiano sauce; the inch-thick cheeseburger, topped with maple-smoked bacon and frizzled onions, is served on a toasted sesame roll. Even the chicken soup, loaded with white-meat chunks, tender egg noodles, and fresh dill, is far from “the usual.” If you can’t find room for a slice of strawberry-blonde cheesecake or double-chocolate-pudding pie, at least get a vanilla egg cream to go; its milky, seltzer-sweet taste will transport you to the Brooklyn of lore faster than the lumbering F train.

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