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“what a lovely surprise”

Olympic Flame Diner
Ranked #2,554 of 13,838 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“what a lovely surprise”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

I was taking my three year old twin granddaughters to see a play and needed a child friendly breakfast recommendation. I called and asked the Mandarin Oriental where they would recommend and this is where they sent us.
the service and food were excellent. waffles, French toast, Oat Meal, Pancakes, all to perfection. service was excellent and the owner so nice and welcoming, prices very reasonable. I highly recommend this diner , a great find for us today on the Upper West Side.

  • Visited December 2013
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Perth, Western Australia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in at the diner after cycling around Central Park. The food was quick, fresh, tasty and the service was great. Would return & recommend.

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Hermosa Beach
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Bad food”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Sorry we disagree with the high ratings. Food was of very poor quality. No turkey in the wrap and clams in soup were like rubber. Service OK

  • Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Brother to the Flame Diner on 9th Ave. at 58th St.”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Two of us arrived at 5:45 for dinner before an 8:00 show at Lincoln Center (two short blocks away). We were seated immediately, although the other two members of our party had yet to arrive. Once all were seated our orders were taken quickly, and the meal moved along without delay. From the huge, wide-ranging menu, two of us ordered small pizzas, one with pepperoni, one with black olives, both good enough to return empty plates. A grilled shrimp over Caesar salad had a generous amount of large well-cleaned, still moist shrimp. And, the desserts were fine (ice creams and pies). Both "Flame" diners have similar menus, but the Olympic Diner's is more wide ranging (only one of the two that offers pizza). This is an excellent, uncrowded, well-run diner perfectly placed for an economical meal before or after performances at Lincoln Center.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Toreadorable
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Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Perfect Diner”
Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Easy Diner at the Corner. Good food. Quick service. Very friendly. Good cakes. Try also the Breakfast. Good omelettes. Greek specialities.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Tschenko
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