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La Bonbonniere

28 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10014 40.737732 -74.004557
nr. 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-741-9266 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Diner, Hamburgers
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Hours

Daily, 7am-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.

Prices

$2.90-$13.50

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

4th St. to 15th St., Seventh Ave. to Ninth Ave.

Profile

Tan walls tinted by cigarettes preceding the smoking ban; shabby plastic floral arrangements glued atop napkin dispensers; blue vinyl stools jammed under the Formica counter. Clearly, this dive of a diner isn't winning any prizes for decor. Nevertheless, this low-key luncheonette has earned the lion's share of celebrity regulars. Signed photos of Molly Shannon and Ethan Hawke grace the walls, and James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Stiles have also been spotted here. What's the attraction? Despite its chichi sounding name, La Bonbonniere is preposterously cheap and serves unapologetically greasy food sans attitude. Like most diners, its menu is long on omelets, although some (i.e., cottage cheese, potato chips or jelly) come across as strictly conceptual. The gristly hamburgers soak up extra flavor from the fat on the open griddle. A handful of salads are also offered, but you're better off sticking to food that sticks to your ribs. Better yet, an old-fashioned blender sits right next to the register and awaits your chocolate shake order.

Recommended Dishes

Swiss cheese omelet, $8.50; cheese burger deluxe, $9.60

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