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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Table Service
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Reviewed March 21, 2021 via mobile

Great service, very nice, clean and comfy place. Love the service, love the food and the view. I love NY ❤️

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed November 28, 2019 via mobile

I used to work near this place and they always had very nice vegetarian options for me. Definitely worth it to eat here.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

We found this gem of a diner thanks to Trip Advisor. We wanted a diner that was close to JFK Airport so we could get breakfast before we flew. The Classic Diner is perfect! Great food. Great service. Perfectly clean. Only 12 minutes from the...airport. And they even have a small parking lot, but any off-street parking is a miracle in New York City!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 26, 2019

I have passed this place in the last three and a half years without stopping in. I have been hungry many of times and just didn't stop in. So today with time to kill I stopped in. When I entered I was immediately greeted by...one of the staff members who said I can sit anywhere I chose. I sat approximately 3 seats in. The waiter came over with a smile and very personable took my order and I asked him a couple question about the business and within a few minutes maybe my food was on the table. I also asked the gentleman who I assumed was a manager, heavyset, tall, handsone gentlemen,possibly Greek I'm not sure. I asked him a few questions about the business as well I was told that the restaurant under the current name has been operating for 7 years. It was called the olympic diner before ,7 years ago. I looked for pictures to compare decor but none found. Currently there's a beautiful green light that runs throughout the building lit perfectly to give you a cozy feeling. The borders are stainless steel that runs around the door and is also found on the ceiling very well shine I did not see any rust spots in the stainless steel. Which is a beautiful thing. There's an old clock that is situated right above the entrance of the door very nice. The bathroom, ladies very clean and the company Cintras has put some color to bathroom toiletries. Which helped the set the bathroom the core. Is even a change in station for the babies. Perfectly thought of. I got to give it to this place clean floors beautiful walls with pictures rose gold color panel in some areas not overburden the place. Now I already complimented the staff and the decor let's talk about prices. I had as you see in the picture two eggs over easy with cheese and grits toasted wheat bread and a cup of coffee which I believe was on the board as a special. My cost came up to $10 and some change I think that's a bit much however I was willing to pay it because everything else was satisfying. I even left a tip which I always do when I'm satisfied. I really really appreciate that the sugar jar, salt shaker and pepper shaker, as well as the ketchup bottle had no residue of use on them. They were all clean. I looked around at other tables to see if it was just my table that was clean and every last table behind me and in front of me presented clean white off salt and pepper shaker ketchup jars as well as sugar jars. The stainless steel that surround the border of the wall was shining everything was in place. You know what really caught my attention you know at some restaurants you can go to and look up at the light fixture and they'll be dust hanging off of the hinges that hold the light fixture into the ceiling? At this place each and every one of the fixtures we're clean no dust at all. I certainly appreciate this no dust in the corners no dust or buildup grease on the chairs. I certainly will be back. will return one day with my group which is approximately 6 people and we as a group when they leave a review. I'm sure they will say the same thing if not something better about this place. The only thing I can say that prevented the Classic Diner from getting a five-star is the cashier. I greeted her by saying hello. I did not receive a response from her. I don't know why I'm going to check it up that she did not hear me. However even if you did not hear me if I'm approaching you with the bill the professional thing to do is to say hello how was your meal or hello was everything okay I didn't get that from her. It wasn't until I handed her my money she said hello and I responded with a hello. I thought this was quite odd but nonetheless Maybe she just didn't hear me the truth of the matter I doubt that was the situation. I was going to take a picture of her but chose not to just in case it was my misunderstanding. I noticed that when the men approached her she greeted them smiling. Now when it comes to business I don't see gender or sex I see business and I think that should be the way it should be handled but maybe everyone doesn't think that way. I'll find out when I return with my group if she is still there. Nonetheless good job Classic Diner good joMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2019

I go to this diner often for lunch. The food is very good and the portions are enough for two meals. I like the welcoming atmosphere and the décor is appealing. It reminds me of the diner of old with a new twist. Good food...at a decent price. A WINNER!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The Classic Diner is a place where you can get a good meal at a very good price. The diner used to be a classic stainless steel diner car, but it was updated, which took away much of the charm that the location had that...would attract people who weren’t in the neighborhood to come here. As it is, if you’re not from around here, I couldn’t recommend going out of your way because there’s not much else in Richmond Hill to draw you here.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Went here once for a quick dinner after arriving at JFK to stay in Richmond Hill. Wasn’t overly impressed with the food or the ambience so wouldn’t go back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This diner has been around for many years. It has gone through many changes and all for the better. This was once known as THE DINER OF DEATH but now it is clean bright and friendly place to grab a bite. There are times when...you may have to wait for a table. Many neighborhood people will be there on a Sunday afternoon with their families after attending services.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Had here breakfast and 2 dinners and the food was awesome. The NY Stirlion stake was just as we like it and the cheesecake...tasty and...a lot. The price/quality report was great. We recommend this place to have a great meal in a nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Stopped in for some food and ordered the brooklyn hamburger deluxe. Great choice.. It was so good I came back in 2 days to order another..

Date of visit: October 2016
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