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“Good neighborhood diner” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gee Whiz Restaurant

Gee Whiz Restaurant
295 Greenwich Street, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10007 (Manhattan)
(212) 608-7200
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Ranked #795 of 11,750 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: American, Greek, Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Neighborhood: Manhattan
San Francisco
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good neighborhood diner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We recently moved to Tribeca and are very happy to have Gee Whiz in our neighborhood. In an area filled with overpriced and snazzy dining spots where brunch can easily top $30 per person, sometimes all you really want is a simple omelette or BLT. Not that the Gee Whiz menu is simple. It's anything but (in the true Greek Diner tradition), and there's always something you can find. The food is certainly fine, and you'll be thrilled that your wallet isn't raided at the register. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant. Definitely the place to go if you're on a budget in Tribeca, or just not in the mood for $15 drinks and white table cloths.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Clearwater Beach, FL
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 202 cities Reviews in 202 cities
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
“Great for breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

When in the Battery Park area of NYC, a really good simple diner is Gee Whiz, especially for breakfast. Good value and great service. You will almost exclusively be dining with locals even though you are only a stones throw from World Trade.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Mediocre at best”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile

The food is far from good and you could find hundreds of better diners - literally - in the NYC area. Izzy and Nat's, in south Battery Park, is 10x better. Service at Gee Whiz is excellent though. Now if they'd only work on their menu.

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New York City, New York
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“One of the best diners around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

The four on the rating is earned by comparing this diner to any other diner I have tried (I'm from NYC - so I've tried a lot). It is not comparable to a regular restaurant, but to other diners, it is great! I had a Greek Salad and added grilled chicken. There was enough food for 2 very filling meals, the chicken was moist and wonderful and the salad came with delicious stuffed grape leaves. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Love Gee Whiz!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

Gee Whiz diner is a cute diner in TriBeCa with a great menu. My husband and I go there all the time and get deliveries. The food is better if you eat it there as sometimes it is a little cold by the time it reaches our apartment. We do live in the financial district though so it takes longer for the delivery guy to get to us. We were so happy they delivered to us and keep going back for more.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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