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“Great traditional diner” 4 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 #849 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: American, Greek, Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Great traditional diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had breakfast here, eggs sunny side, crispy bacon and potatoes, the basic diner breakfast. Very good it was, and good value too. The Americans get the service angle just right in diners like this. It is all very traditional, the booths, the ice water and the snappy service. We look for places like this to begin our day.

It is as much about time travel as anything else, as it has been done this way for 100 years, and the prices can't have changed much in that time, as it all feels very good value.

The only beef I have is that the Yanks don't know that tea in a pot is the only way - a tea bag and a cup of nearly boiling water is not the way to make a proper breakfast cuppa.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Quebec City
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We found this place by pure chance, we were standing on a street corner looking at a map for a restaurant when a New Yorker stops, asks what we were looking for, he then recommends this place which was only a few blocks away. Two adults one teenager and a toddler all left very happy, food was good, service was great and the price was fantastic. Definitely one of the best value meals we had in our 3 days in New York.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Yum yum yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

NYC diner - breakfast was huge and very tasty. I had corned beef hash - great service, lovely atmosphere.

Visited August 2013
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“great diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I'd recommend this diner. It's among the best in the neighborhood, especially for omelets and pastrami. Very casual. Reasonable prices. Short walk to the Conrad Hotel.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very good brunch, very good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Late brunch on a saturday. The place was suprisingly empty as the prices were very decent and the food was very good. I recommend this place!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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