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Market Diner

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572 Eleventh Ave., New York, NY 10036 40.761511 -73.997762
at 43rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-695-0415 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Diner
  • Price Range: $$$

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    7 out of 10

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Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal

Prices

$12-$27

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Classic NY
  • Delivery
  • Kids' Menu
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

34th St. to 57th St., Sixth Ave. to Hudson River

Profile

This venue is closed.

Are diners ubiquitous? You bet. But the Market Diner is a historical treasure. Built in 1963, it epitomizes space-age design, from the zigzag roof to the nifty counter lighting to the faux snakeskin seats. One of the few architecturally distinctive diners left in Gotham—hell, one of the few diners left, period—Market boasts a tasty, Greek-oriented menu with succulent souvlaki, eight wraps, 22 omelets, and numerous entrées that are broiled (swordfish, salmon, sole), grilled (jalapeño burger) and stuffed (lobster tails with crabmeat). In another nod to days of yore, the children's menu has Cookie Monsters (burger and fries), Elmos (filet of sole sandwich and fries), Grovers (chicken fingers/nuggets and fries) and Berts (spaghetti with meatballs). To top it all off, the staff is a riot. These folks have seen it all, from the trannies at the now-defunct Edelweiss club next door to the livery drivers lining up their stretch limos outside to grab coffee and cake. Dinner stops at 2am, but otherwise this is a 24/7 piece of New York history.

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