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Empire Diner

210 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.74705 -74.004582
at 22nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-243-2736 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Diner, Hamburgers
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 23rd St.



Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

19th St. to 25th St., Eighth Ave. to West Side Hwy.


This venue is closed.

Modeled after a gleaming, black-and-white Art Deco train car, the Empire Diner is a nostalgic nod to the forties that happens 24 hours a day, every day. The egg breakfasts are the menu’s closest hew to more conventional truck-stop fare. This place has carved out its own traditions instead, with a nightly crooning pianist in the corner, umbrella tables for sunny weekend brunches, and some higher-end versions of comfort food like spicy Jack’s chili sundae and pigs-in-a-blanket made with Vienna sausages and biscuit dough. This highbrow-lowbrow fusion has built a steady clientele among the neighborhood’s culture vultures and its club-going nighthawks alike.

Recommended Dishes

Jack's chili sundae, $9; steak and eggs, $15; Empire chocolate pudding, $6

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