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MeMe's Diner

657 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.677699 -73.963464
nr. St. Marks Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-636-2900 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, American Traditional
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

memesdiner.com

Hours

Tue-Fri, 5pm-midnight; Sat, 10am-4pm, 5pm-midnight; Sun, 10am-5pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

C at Clinton-Washington Aves.

Prices

$15-$20

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Hot Spot
  • Take-Out
  • Design Standout
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Profile

MeMe's Diner has an irresistible charm. You might have found this out for yourself as you dug into your buffalo-chicken salad while unconsciously tapping your foot to Aged in Harmony's “You're a Melody.” It’s also evident in the design: trendy mid-century modern, with brown leather banquettes and sparsely decorated white walls; uncluttered in a way that makes space for the diners. Which fits into the place’s particular emphasis on being welcoming. The owners of the Prospect Heights spot earnestly call it a queer restaurant — they’ve hosted queer industry nights — and it also seems to, like a budding millennial Elaine's, count nearly every young writer who lives in or around the neighborhood among its fans. But it’s not just through the warm service that the restaurant extends this sense of welcome. It’s also through the comfort-oriented and sometimes retro food on offer: the oddly good crispy-noodle salad (like a foreign chef's “gourmet interpretation” of TGI Friday's,) a deliciously greasy patty melt, fried pickles made interesting again through the use of giardiniera, and chicken cutlet cordon bleu. The cake stand is always home to something delightful, like peanut-butter pie or coconut cake, and cocktails include a Martini and a gingery, citrusy rum punch.

Brunch

It gets busy, so get there early or prepare to wait.

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