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Brooklyn Diner U.S.A.

212 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019 40.76582 -73.980827
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-581-8900 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Diner, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10

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Official Website

brooklyndiner.com

Hours

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

Nearby Subway Stops

1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle; N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.; F at 57th St.

Prices

$16-$27

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Great Desserts
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

52nd St. to 59th St., Madison Ave. to Tenth 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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