1, 2, 3 at 96th St.
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90th to 115th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.
The Art Deco booths may seem a generation older than the locals who sit in them, but they’re actually much younger. Like the shiny neon panels that wrap around the corner of Broadway and 100th Street, they only first appeared when the eatery opened 1996, replacing an old lumberyard. The owners, who also operate five other Manhattan diners (including Key West and City Diner), certainly know how to make the most of the seating space: The endless rows of green leather, glass-partitioned booths accommodate 125 people. The menu, too, is packed, not only with classic diner fare like overstuffed club sandwiches and steak-cut fries, but with more sophisticated offerings like a Norwegian salmon sandwich and an oriental ahi tuna salad. Prices skew higher than your average diner bill, but at least the restaurant goes the extra mile by focusing on quality ingredients: Omelettes are made with fresh eggs, and muffins and apple turnovers are baked daily in the downstairs kitchen.Recommended Dishes
Housemade veggie burger, $6.95; greek spinach pie, $13.95