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American, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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0.6 miles from Empire State Building
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Reviewed February 25, 2020

Found this diner not too far from the hotel what a gem of a place breakfast was awesome very fresh food and large portions i think we managed to try quite a lot of the menu the pancakes with fresh fruit are to die for...as are the waffles cooked breakfast was ok but an odd way of serving food with everything coming on seperate plates and all at once instead of putting poached eggs on buttered toast it is served on the side in a little bowl with water in it although I have to say the eggs were perfectly poached scrambled eggs came up more like an omelette but again delicious the only thing I didn't like was the potatoes were virtually cold which seems to be the norm in other diners as well We did go once for dinner in the evening and I wish we could have gone more often it was delicious and enormous portions and the bonus was they were all such lovely people nothing too much trouble.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020

Service at the Malibu is fast and friendly.Food id typical diner fare. Not super gourmet, but very enjoyable. The prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 7, 2020

We were walking from Midtown to downtown and looking for somewhere to have breakfast so we just came across this diner. We are so glad we did. The service and food was just brilliant and really wonderful value for money. My wife had a vegetarian...omelette which she said was beautiful and I had eggs and bacon which i thoroughly enjoyed. So if you are looking for somewhere for a great breakfast I strongly recommend the Malibu DinerMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 4, 2020

My wife scheduled a class at the Peloton studio in Chelsea so I decided to have some breakfast while she was there and the Malibu was across the street. I gave it higher marks because of the atmosphere and staff more than anything. The omelet...was good, nothing extraordinary but the staff was really good, the restaurant was clean and I swear the bathroom was the nicest one i have ever seen in a NYC restaurant other than fine dining.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

Amazing place , fabulous people, great food, you can’t go wrong if you dine here. Thank you for looking after us from the two English ladies (one with pink hair) lol x

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

We walked down from 38th to try this diner as the reviews made it sound so good. It was well worth seeking out and at least the walk back helped to burn off some of the calories. Great service with a smile and a nice...diner atmosphere. Loads of menu choice and good advice from our waitress when we were initially tempted to over order. The eggs benedict were really good and the hungry man breakfast was a feast! The potato side was really good with onions and peppers making it so much better than you average hash brown side. Great service, great food, would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

Good food good service and great location. It caters to the locals so there is a welcoming feel. Good for breakfast and late night meals as well.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 5, 2019 via mobile

Big servings and good but More expensive than we were expecting for just a burger. But I guess that is NYC for you!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 29, 2019 via mobile

The place is nice, althought a little bit outdated decorated. The staff is very nice and welcoming. The food is ok and quick served. The 3 star rating is because we were very disapointed of adding automatically the tip of 22% to the bill. We...prefer to decide by ourselves about the tip according to the service we recieve.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

Went for breakfast/brunch and thought that the food was great. Not too expensive which was refreshing, really good, quick service and the wait staff were very friendly. The hungry man is a really nice dish they do! I can see the reviews of the decor...which I can see but, it’s open 24 hours, she would they renovate! It’s classic American diner and doesn’t NEED and work doing to it! It’s huge as well, loads of seatingMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from mmdon | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to contact the diner. I was a patron. Sorry I don't remember if their were GF items on menu.
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Malibu Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4