• Lindenwood Diner

  • Cajun/Creole Caribbean Hamburgers American Traditional Diner BBQ Soup & Sandwich Southern/Soul $14-$24
  • 2870 Linden Blvd.
    Brooklyn, NY 11208
  • Neighborhood: East New York
  • Phone: 718-235-6343
A holdover from an earlier time, this East New York diner has avoided becoming another relic of boxcar dining. Spotlights in the parking lot accentuate the red-and-white-striped building; inside, bright, bubbly lights and forest-green and rust banquettes give the pit stop a festive 1950s feel. Along with traditional diner fare (burgers, sandwiches, omelettes) the owners have fashioned the menu with flavors that have changed with the neighborhood’s demographics—from an Italian and Jewish enclave when the doors opened in 1967 to a hub for Latina, Caribbean, and African immigrants today. Chef David Ward, a Barbados immigrant, knows how to use jerk seasoning, giving tender wings a vinegar-and-spice coating of blackened char. Brown sugar-sweetened braised beef ribs fall off the bone, and crispy fried chicken first receives a buttermilk and honey bath that yields a super-juicy flesh with a touch of caramel. The vegetable Mofongo, a loaf of green plaintain, heaping with garlic, fresh herbs, and a tomato-based vegetable ragout, could only be made better with a little more of Ward’s secret homemade adobo seasoning. If you still have space, skip the meringue for a slice of cake (red velvet, coconut lemon) and don’t be surprised if a politico on the trail stops in to shake a few hands.
  • Hours

    Mon–Thu, 8am-midnight Fri-Sat, 7am-3am Sun, 7am-midnight

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Bar Scene Dine at the Bar Lunch Breakfast Take-Out Good for Groups Great Desserts Business Lunch Hot Spot Kid-Friendly Private Dining/Party Space Celeb-Spotting Kids' Menu

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

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