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Moonstruck East

449 Third Ave., New York, NY 10016 40.743758 -73.9795
at 31st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-213-1100 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Diner, Greek, Hamburgers, Mediterranean
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Daily, 6am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 33rd St.

Prices

$10.50-$21.50

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

22nd St. to 46th St., FDR Dr. to Sixth Ave.

Profile

Skyrocketing rents and the proliferation of Starbucks have doomed many of Manhattan's beloved neighborhood coffee shops. To survive the purge, many have shed the hole-in-the-wall greasy-spoon shtick to incorporate elements of modern design and cuisine. Moonstruck East, one such souped-up diner in non-descript Kip's Bay, has a bit of a tile fetish. Thousands upon thousands of glimmering, multicolored, 1-inch-by-1-inch glass-mosaic squares decorate tabletops, walls, and even the street-side facade. The result—when the sun streams in through the glassed-in terrace and undulates off the walls and through the tank full of tropical fish—is visually exciting. Neither Cher nor Nicholas Cage has ever stopped by, but that doesn't deter a fairly predictable mix of local grannies, yuppies, and families, who slump in the booths for conversations over coffee and pore over the Post. The vast and comprehensive bill of fare includes diner standards and Mediterranean specialties—BLTs, omelets, pastas, salads—but also features slightly higher-end dishes like tiramisu. It's a good thing people still love burgers, because there are more than 23 on the menu here. While pricier than at a greasy spoon, the food is prepared with care and piled up high so nobody goes home hungry.

Extra

This place has no relation to the Moonstruck Diner Restaurant on West 23rd Street.

Recommended Dishes

Chicken Louisiana, $19; Moonstruck salad, $12.75; portobello pasta, $14

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