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Nickel & Diner

1 Howard St., New York, NY 10013 40.718 -74.001
at Centre St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-870-6100 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Coffeehouse, Diner
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon, 8am-3pm; Tue-Fri, 8am-3pm, 6pm-10pm; Sat, 9:30am-3:30pm, 6pm-10pm; Sun, 9:30am-4pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.; B, D at Grand St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Design Standout
  • Online Reservation


  • No Alcohol

Delivery Area

Below 57th St.


It may not boast the hefty page count of the typical New York diner menu, but Nickel & Diner’s modernized menu dares to go beyond the milkshakes and mediocre coffee that’s defined diner culture for decades. Modeled after the five-and-dime luncheonettes of mid-century New York, the space’s vinyl booths and sleek countertop convey a sense of nostalgia. The well-lit entranceway opens to a bar that brews Brooklyn-based Nobletree Coffee to stay or to go. The contemporary comfort-food shakeup comes through clearly in the food. Featuring spins on traditional diner favorites, the lunch menu trades baked mac ’n’ cheese for cavatelli gratin, swaps out traditional corned beef for pressed veal in the specialty Reuben, and tops buttermilk pancakes with macadamia nuts, orange zest, and sea salt. The dinner menu takes this sophistication a step further with upmarket options like diver scallops with foie gras, flash-marinated Berkshire pork chop, and dry-aged New York strip.

Recommended Dishes

Cavatelli gratin, $8; pressed-veal Reuben, $15; grilled steakhouse burger, $17; grilled BLT, $15