Tom’s Restaurant

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81 Good

An old-fashioned diner with a modern menu.

782 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11238


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The lowdown

Eating at Tom’s Restaurant is such a restorative experience that regulars show up hoping to stand in line, where free coffee, orange slices, and cookies are handed out by smiling employees. The diner, opened in 1936, retains its old-fashioned, soda-fountain sensibility, but their roster of pancakes does not disappoint, particularly the “Danish” variety, which contain not only ricotta but also a bit of sharp Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and blueberries.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesLemon-ricotta pancakes.

DrinksNo Alcohol

Noise LevelCivilized