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Diner

#229 of 4,355 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Contemporary, Diner
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85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249-6005
(718) 486-3077
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 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
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Portland, Oregon
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to dine here 13 years ago back when I lived in Brooklyn and thought I'd take some friends for brunch who were visiting NYC with me. The farro salad, donuts, and burger were pretty good-ish; however, the overpriced drinks, long wait, and big time attitude from both the hostess and server was not worth the trip when you're... More 

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Thank RelationshipGeorge
Pretoria, South Africa
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80 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We walked quite far to find this place as it was mentioned in the local Brooklyn Uncovered booklet. Unigue old diner atmosphere. Menu written down on tablecloth was a unique touch! We had nice cocktails and really enjoyed the food! Great for when you need something tasty in the middle of sightseeing and shopping!

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Thank sonkoppie
Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Menu changes everyday.... Was here for lunch. Quite a bit overrated. But the ketchup is really good ( homemade ?). Recommend to take the burger with French fries.

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Thank ERic W
Sandvika, Akershus, Norway
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant seems a bit worn down, but it's a typical American diner with a lot of atmosphere! And don't judge the book by the cover: the menu is exiting and innovative. We had cool cucumber soup with yoghurt and herbs, deep fried corn with a Parmesan coating, blue fish with potatoes and aioli, and a burger coocked to our... More 

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Thank Bente T
London, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

A bit hyped but the so called wait is non existent Great spot. If you're in Brooklyn and fancy a slightly quirky spot then give it a shot.

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Thank jamesrose
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We did like the athmosphere. The fact that the menu is written on the table in bullet points may be trendy, but was really unpractical as we could not remember the dish from just the keywords "Duck", "Chicken", etc. So all opted for the burger. I am sad to say it was one of the worst burgers I have had... More 

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Thank Sophie W
New York City, New York
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730 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

I've been making it to Williamsburg more and more these days and places like Diner will make that likely to continue. Three of us put in our names and were called back about 30-45 minutes later. We were in the back room which is a little claustrophobic but generally ok. The waitress sat next to us and wrote out that... More 

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Thank USCKaboom
London
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Very cool place, staff were nice and food was good. As we went for breakfast we had the pancakes but I did see a burger go out and it looked great. Well worth the effort of getting to.

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Thank linebacker_adam
Manchester, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This place is delicious, GET THE CORN SOUFFLE IF THEY HAVE IT. It was honestly one of the best things I've ever had and I'm a snob. Only had the chance to visit once but I imagine that the rest of the menu is also excellent and by the looks of other dishes that is the case. GO.

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Thank bcarl2016
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Loved this cosy eatery serving excellent food. Me and four friends had dinner here last Friday 4th March and loved it. The service was excellent but there’s no menu - the waitress will write it all on the paper table cloth! Great cocktails and lovely candlelit atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249-6005
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: (718) 486-3077

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?