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$21 - $30
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Williamsburg
1.3 miles from Manhattan Bridge
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Reviewed July 21, 2021

I was looking for a place for brunch close to a friends new apartment by Domino Park and selected Diner because of all the great reviews I had read in NYT, Infatuation, etc. and the fact that they accepted reservations. The 5 of us arrived...about 15 minutes before our reservation and understandably were told it would be a few minutes. It was a very hot day, so we went across the street to stay in the shade under the awning of a hardware store. We inquired a few minutes after our reservation time and were once again told a few minutes. We could see the only table that could accommodate us outside and they were just lingering after paying the bill. To make a long story short...neither the hostess or waitress made any attempt to make them vacate the table and we ultimately sat down 35 minutes after our 1pm time. After that, no apology and nothing was done to make up for the long delay in being seated. The service was slow, the food good (even though it was a limited brunch menu), and it was overpriced for what we received. Too bad Diner because my friend eats out a lot and always looks for a neighborhood spot to call her own and it is not going to be Diner. We tried Rabbit Hole next look for that review!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Great ambience and staff was great but the burger was like a bag of sand, had to swallow it with water

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

Food was excellent, great burger.. Service was good too but a little bit on the expensive side, and very crammed inside. Its a small venue and they cram alot of people in. Had to wait almost an hour for a table.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

Phenomenal brunch! Perfect Bloody Mary and Mimosa! The staff is awesome and friendly. The food was a 10! Nothing was done over the top, just perfectly. French toast is killer. Yum!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at the Diner. A friend and I shared Grilled romaine as appetizer and stuffed cabbage with lamb. Great glasses of wine paired with each suggested by the sommelier, Chess. Service was great.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

We went on a warm evening so the setting was really beautiful, in an old diner car with open doors and a laid back atmosphere. The food is quite expensive (as others have said) but you can tell that this is based on the quality...of the ingredients they use. When I was in I heard the fishmonger come in personally to talk about what he'd have available the following week. I had a really beautiful dish of spaetzle with ricotta, which was divine - truly amazing flavours. I'm still thinking about it days later. Nice beer and friendly staff.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

Edgy and grungy are the words to describe this restaurant. This feeling was made strongest when our friendly waitress ad lib scribbled down the menu on our paper tablecloth (they have no permanent menu- they concoct new dishes everyday). The concept is cool. the food...is pretty decent. It's just those prices man. If inflation hasn't hit the USA, it most certainly has hit this one Williamsburg diner and the Fed better hope it doesn't spread. I would not say the food I had was worth $30 (I had 2 poached eggs on a bed of lentils....) (cost=$5 max) (student home meal)More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

This place is a Williamsburg institution, and it's easy to see why. The surrounding neighborhood is loaded with talented young people with stars in their eyes. They hang around, working temp jobs while playing in a band or going to auditions, then, after a few...years they figure out how to get on with life. Diner offers an oasis to those who are community-starved. The service is ultra-friendly, the menu is hand-written on the paper tablecloth, and the food is hearty and, above all, comfortable. (The prices, however, are Brooklyn, but that's a different issue.) For at least one evening, it feels like home. Best of all, when you come back to Williamsburg to show your kids where you lived right after college, Diner will probably still be there serving those heaping portions of warm memories.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

The classic Southside Williamsburg spot that pioneered New American hipsterdom in Brooklyn continues to turn out high quality food. Consistency is king at here and of course a healthy sprinkling of cool from the retro boxcar/diner vibes to the hand written special on your table....Solid burger, good drinks and the ever-changing daily menu will have something for all to enjoy.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Williamsburg cool with tip built into entree prices. Funky atmosphere. Interesting menu option that span pork, salmon, and eggplant choices. Had the eggplant sandwich-fresh mozzarella while delightful made the beautiful roll’s bottom quite wet. Rattatoui with poached eggs was satisfying. Bloodys are tasty with minimal...decoration. The salmon and egg dish is simple but tasty.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5