“For dessert (which is what it seems this restaurant is best known for), we had the famous cheesecake and chocolate coconut banana cream pie.”
“The wait was decent and when our food was served, it came directly from a member of the kitchen staff instead of from our waitress.”
“Overall I like the feel of the restaurant, the menu is varied and the food is good.”
“The service is excellent.”
“The service was impeccable, the setting was pleasant, the food was great and the prices were also quite decent.”
does not serve minorities. My brother and I went to the resturant yesterday to be served breakfast. We were not greeted immediately. Some staff just stood there and looked at us in amazement. The others completely ignored us. After a few minutes we were seated and had to wait a few more minutes to be served a menu. There were waiters and waitress, five in total, and no one wanted to serve us. Later, a caucasian couple came in. They were greeted with a smile and handed a menu when they were seated. I was totally saddened that such prejudice still occurs in New York, especially in Times Square where visitors from all around the world come to enjoy the sites of New York. We left this Brooklyn Diner with such feelings of hurt and shock that I felt compelled to let others know about the horrible, prejudicial treatment that this diner offers. This review is a plea to the owner and staff of this diner to please rethink this policy of discrimination. We are all human beings on this earth doing the best we can. The least anyone asks is to be served with dignity and respect.
The Best Breakfast!!!. The breakast is to die for. I mean delicous and you are always satisfied. Mean and my husband came by once before but we recent had breakfast there and it was amazing. The french toast is decadent and they make this side called Mario's Polenta. I mean they need an award. This Mario's Polenta is these fried bytes of heaven. Go to the Breakfast but come before 11am becuase you'll be missing out.
The kugel that I had with my beef stew (of all things, just to try it) was so good that I almost begged for the recipe. Service was very good, personable, and whenasked for suggestions, they were gladly given. Reasonable prices (very) for Times Square. We would definitely go back.
Good as a pre-show dinner, or after a Broadway matinee.
Best mac and cheese ever!. I had lunch at Brooklyn Diner a couple of weeks ago and I have to say I have not had mac and cheese that good and creamy anywhere. It was really, really good. My lunch partner ordered the 15-bite hot dog, which definitely lives up to its name, but it is surprisingly very good meat despite its size and thickness. I went in for lunch today and had the margherita pizza--not recommended. I'm a New Yorker so I like pizza with a thick crust. BD's pizza was made on a very thin crust, more like a tortilla and it did not have that fresh taste of tomatoes as is typical of a margherita pizza. It was more like a cheese "pizza" tortilla. Their signature strawberry shortcake cheesecake is to die for though. Very rich and creamy, the best I've ever had. The service is excellent. It does get crowded given the location but after 2:00 pm the crowd dies down (for lunch patrons). Overall I like the feel of the restaurant, the menu is varied and the food is good.
Pleasant setting, reasonable prices, great food, attentive staff. My boyfriend and I stumbled upon The Brooklyn Diner as we made our way to Times Square and decided to forego our usual choices, Red Lobster/Olive Garden. As soon as we went in we were pleasantly greeted and promptly seated by the friendly male host at the door. At first I wasn't sure there was anything I'd want to order but finally decided on the Chicken Kiev while my dining partner chose the Drunken Mahi Mahi. The wait was decent and when our food was served, it came directly from a member of the kitchen staff instead of from our waitress. Both of our meals were quite tasty and enjoyable and I'd recommend both dishes to anyone. For dessert (which is what it seems this restaurant is best known for), we had the famous cheesecake and chocolate coconut banana cream pie. Absolutely delicious. On another note, the bathrooms were exceptionally clean as well. On our way out, the host paused from his conversation with one of the waiters to thank us and wish us well. The service was impeccable, the setting was pleasant, the food was great and the prices were also quite decent. We had a most enjoyable dining experience at The Brooklyn Diner and would not only recommend it to others, but would also dine there again.
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