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Diner

#252 of 4,131 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Contemporary
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85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211-6005
(718) 486-3077
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Hole in the Wall

While I understand some other reviewers being put off by the decor and the "limited" menu, I thought this place was great! Yes, the waitress rattled off the rest of the menu but, she also wrote it down for us. I ordered a basil and almond scone with jam and clotted cream from England. Fabulous! it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Lynn W
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Bristol UK
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Came here on a recommendation and left disappointed. I think the diner is trying to do things a bit differently but in my opinion they should try and put the quality of food and customer service first before 'cool' things like writing down a menu on the table without revealing the price of any dishes. We just had the pancakes... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

While I understand some other reviewers being put off by the decor and the "limited" menu, I thought this place was great! Yes, the waitress rattled off the rest of the menu but, she also wrote it down for us. I ordered a basil and almond scone with jam and clotted cream from England. Fabulous! it was the best scone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We loved our experience here. The service was very good, they had good knowledge of the menu and were very attentive. The place was. Use but they managed to fit us in outside. The bloody Mary's were tasty and spicy. I had biscuit and gravy with greens and scrambled egg which was perfect. The burger was massive and there ewe... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed a late brunch of Biscuits and Gravy after a meander through Williamsburg building an appetite. From the outside it appears nondescript but the interior is cosy and welcoming. Found the main of scrambled egg, kale, biscuit and sausage gravy wholesome, hearty fare that would have me coming back the next time I could. A shame I could not... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

If you don't already know of this place, it is not obvious that it is a diner. The sign is on the inside door, after the outside door is opened. It is cozy, comfortable, the food is great and the service is very good. They accommodated our party of 16 people and managed the orders very efficiently. The menu is... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The dominating theme in the food at this restaurant is salt. The duck soup appetizer could have been delicious - the combination of lentils, cabbage and duck broth sounded great, but the overpowering salty taste ruined it. For a main dish I ordered a hamburger with a salad on the side instead of french fries. The hamburger was so salty... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

As soon as we entered this place, which had come recommended, we realized that it was way more upmarket than we expected from a diner. No problem, a nice brunch is always a good thing right? The menu we were handed was limited, and it turned out this was because more than half the menu wasn't on the menu -... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

long waiting time, overly salty food, overpriced meal!!! We ordered the sirloin and were very disappointed (counting that it was an $80 plate)! There are too many other good restaurants in the area to waste your time going here - it's just trendy and overpriced, nothing else.

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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Our son lives in the neighborhood and recommended it for a Sunday brunch. Great atmosphere, really good brunch food. Loved the latkes, country breakfast and frittata. Great people-watching as well, particularly for us non-Williamsburg types. I'd make the trip out of Manhattan for this in a heartbeat.

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New York City, New York
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Had a lunch there with a colleague and wasn't so enthusiastic about the food. It's good but not brilliant as what I've heard. Had a good trout and green salad. Pricing was OK. Atmosphere is very casual...

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Additional Information about Diner

Address: 85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211-6005
Phone Number: (718) 486-3077
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211-6005
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: (718) 486-3077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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