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Diner

85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211-6005
(718) 486-3077
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Ranked #79 of 4,417 restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Adirondack, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The inside may look like that classic diner but the menu is new with different takes on fish, pork or chicken (when we were there). Popular and you can expect to wait for a table but you're with a liveky crowd. A bit noisy but that's the ambiance. Friendly waitstaff. This is a place that shows you why Brooklyn has... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A bit tight when crowded, but nice place. At first glance it looks quite run down; but when you look closer it still is quite run down, although very clean and fresh. The service was great, the beer good and the burger excellent!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Average, is the score I'm setting. The food is fine, if a little pricey. but arriving on a relatively quiet monday, seating was slow though several tables were empty. Service speed was not impressive, a full hour wait between starters and main course, but food quality is high, well tasting and nicely presented. If You're hungry three courses are needed.

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Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Menu surprises every day, excellent wine accompaniment, wonderfully unpretentious. The emphasis is where it should be, on the exquisite food. Don't leave Brooklyn without it.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Great little place! Came here for brunch a few weeks ago and had the best pancakes i think I've ever had! Perfectly cooked, nice and soft in the middle - utterly superb. Perfect with a Sunday morning Mimosa!

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boston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

On a recent business trip, we were directed by locals to their favorite neighborhood place,Diner. Not very familiar with the location, we followed directions and went to what we thought was the restaurant, but saw only an old metal door. Didn't look too promising on a cold and dark night, but we pushed open the door and found.d our way... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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130 reviews 130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We always return to this beautifully restored diner for the best hamburger in town. The staff is very friendly and cheerful. With all the snow outside it was very cosy to spend some time in this place with old world charm.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Enjoyed the parking bench that was used in the restaurant as well as the service. However I had great expectations on my burger that weren't really fulfilled; it was rather well done when I ordered medium/rare, and the taste wasn't really that interesting. However me and my wife did both found our starters fantastic.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I visited Diner for brunch. This place is really cool. The brunch menu includes some interesting dishes. The food is SO GOOD! We shared a few things between us and each was better than the one before. The waitress was friendly and helpful. There was a joyful atmosphere. I really liked this place!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Tried this place after reading several recommmendations but unfortunately have to agree with those who think that its a bit of a hipster place with average yet expensive food. We both had starters and main courses that were ambitious in composition but simply weren't prepared well (too salty soup, fish that was cold etc.). Time to get back to the... More

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