The Brooklyn Diner Times Square
The Brooklyn Diner Times Square

The Brooklyn Diner Times Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brooklyndiner.com/
  • Phone: 2122655400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 8:00am - 11:30am;
    Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm,
    Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th Avenue and Broadway
  • Public Transit: 1, 2, 3, 7, 9 N, R, W, & Q trains to 42nd Street/Times Square.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We suggest Meyers Parking located on 43rd. Street between 6th Ave. & Broadway.
A word from The Brooklyn Diner Times Square
Celebrating American ethnic dished found all over Brooklyn, the menu features the kind of real food you crave to eat, just like your mother used to make...only better. Every part of Brooklyn is represented by Jewish, Italian, Irish & other ethnic favorites. The enormous desserts, all baked fresh on the premises daily, surpass every childhood fantasy. Come home again – and bring your friends.
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The Brooklyn Diner Times Square reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (41)neighborhood gem (36)great for brunch (29)kid-friendly (25)fit for foodies (19)good for groups (19)late-night find (12)special occasion (10)romantic (7)hot spot (6)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • SherylVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Ridiculously overpriced. Most of menu was 'guilty pleasure' food (pastrami, reuben, deep-fried reuben) -- but it comes with just a tiny sliver of pickle, and to get a side of cole slaw costs $7. Would rather go for the much thicker sandwiches at Second Ave Deli -- or Katz's!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diner food
    RichVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I thought that this Times Square restaurant would have the look of a diner and serve good food. The place looks like a diner but the food doesn't match most diners I have eaten ate.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must go to diner on broadway
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is the second time I have been at the Brooklyn Diner and the experience was very pleasant each time. All the staff is very attentive and keeps checking to make sure all your wishes have been met. I found it to be a very friendly atmosphere and an enjoyable dining experience. The outside appearance of this diner could mislead as not being such a comfortable place, but the inside is certainly much more than expected. I would call it an elegant diner where the waiters wear white shirts and ties like in any good restaurant. I had their signature dish, which was a mazing and a well done cheeseburger, which was delicious and juicy. The service is fast, specially if you have a deadlines. I plan to return many more times in the future. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    As always, very good and reliable. The staff is wonderful and courteous. Good pre-theatre or anytime!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The breakfast was very good. I had an ice mocha latte, that needs help. Taste like chocolate milk.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An elegant diner breakfast
    Eimshu
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The restaurant ambiance is very nice. Perfect blend of NYC diner and elegant breakfast spot to meet business folks who also want to feel a bit of NYC memorabilia without any hint of tackiness. Nice, attentive waiter service, cloth table/napkin service with polished covers. Very expedient service. Food is good/hot. Food is too plentiful for my liking but of good quality. The perfect spot to have a relaxed but elegant breakfast with an out of town businessperson or client. While it is on the pricier side-some times reliability of service and food when doing business is more important and removes stress. I was very happy with the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Mid town choice
    PmagVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Had a late dinner here, would not have tried it had it not been rated so highly since it is in such a touristy neighborhood. Staff was outstanding and the food was excellent. It's not cheap but nothing in Nyc is
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday weekend in NYC
    WeekendwarriorVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The restaurant has a good variety of foods to select from. The service was spot on!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    333eastVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We loved the 57th /St location and looked forward to this one. Wait staff was great, but aside from soups, food was not hot and how could kitchen run out of challah at 6 PM. This is a great place for a ore-theater meal, and it fell short
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small town delight in the big city!
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The best of old-fashioned down-home food in a light-hearted, welcoming atmosphere! Step off the chaotic streets of Broadway and enjoy a delicious meal in a quiet, clean, pleasant diner! Greeted at the door by management, the service only gets better as you're seated! Don't miss the chance to absorb a little old NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    DianeMae
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This restaurant was perfect for our needs. Right around the corner from the theatre. We weren't rushed but service was great and quick. Food a little pricey but everything else was perfect. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • McCarthy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everyone was very helpful! Food was great! Would go again. We had a party of 10!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Lunch
    TedDoesBroadway
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The diner was excellent. I took a business associate. No lines, great food and perfect location for going to theatres. Drinks are very expensive but the food is reasonable. Deserts are huge and can be shared. One tip is to select a good table. They have very diverse seating options (booth, banquet, etc.).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent wait staff. Danielle (hostess) is a hospitality pro who really works the room and does so with a smile. Food is above average diner fare. Location is unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joe2VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Fun place with "retro" style foods. Pleasant ambience. Most importantly, this restaurant is very conveniently located if you are going to see a Broadway show.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in Times Square
    FunEatsVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Interesting menu, good food, and great service right in Times Square.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly goo
    mbd3VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A restaurant in Times Square supposed to look like an old-fashioned diner smacked of tourist trap, but the food here was quite good and it's very conveniently located to the theater.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KEENJVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The Brooklyn Diner has upscale diner food as well as Jewish Deli food. They're known for their chicken soup and huge desserts. A good bet in the Theatre District.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    JackVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great service; reliable food (egg creams). The chicken noodle soup is excellent. Also, try the hummus. The pastrami was cut a bit thick but tasted great. We come back every year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fun find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Even though it is Times Square adjacent, it seemed like a neighborhood restaurant and not touristy! Food was fantastic with lots of terrific options for everyone! Service was friendly and timely. Would go again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming and Overpriced
    EaterouterVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Several menu items not available. $11.50 for an piece of average diner coconut cake.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    GDPolo
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Not the same standard as The Brooklyn Diner located on 57th street. Very noise, due to work in the adjoining building. Service was poor by Amercian standards. One plus good location to eat prior to a Broadway Show.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice after-theater dinner.
    ClaraL
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We made reservations in this Times Square-located restaurant for after we attended a Broadway show. The location was excellent. Don't let the word "diner" fool you. This is more of an up-scale version of a diner. We had their signature chicken pot pie, which was very good (couldn't finish it--serving was huge).
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Diner. Chicken Pot Pie!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I decided to try this restaurant after I saw segment about their chicken pot pie on ABC's World News Now. I was a little concerned it might be a bit of a tourist trap being just off Times Square. It isn't. The restaurant is wonderful. Nice, old world diner feel. Pleasant staff. And the chicken pot pie is to die for! Absolutely marvelous. The crust melts in your mouth and the pie is stuffed with thick, rich broth, vegetables and big chunks of tender chicken. And they make a good cosmo! The four of us all loved our meals and we'll definitely be going back! The Brooklyn Diner is a wonderful, quiet escape from the crowds and bustle of Times Square.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    food was good, our server was excellent and so was the manager. We were not pleased because we were sitting next to the bathrooms and it was hot due to the AC being on a lower speed. The manager had the air turned up and they were extremely accommodating and polite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    eileenrcorbin
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The Chinese Chicken Salad was amazing!!! The two of us both ordered it and both loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing not so diner, diner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast options. The Tony Bennett French toast is to DIE FOR! Our server was awesome...would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • notforkids2
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I took our grandchildren, ages 9 & 4, for dinner after seeing The Lion King. This was a bad choice for us as there was no kids menu, the portions are huge and not a lot of choices for the 4 yr old and and was very overpriced.
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  • Dependable, good food
    LeslieEats
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We've eaten here many times and it always serves our needs. This is both a good place to grab a quick meal while on the way to a show (like we did last Wednesday) or celebrate a birthday with family (we've done that there too). A nice diner, which offers a little extra (foodwise) and wonderful attention from the staff. Our recommendation: the chicken soup is wonderful (and huge!) and the chicken pot pie is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service!
    ByrdVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a great meal along with great service. I would highly recommend this resturant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Loved the organic chicken soup, chicken Caesar and turkey sandwich. Asked for sandwich dressing on theside which was served incorrectly however promptly fixed. A bit pricey for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kugle kugle kugle!
    snwhip
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The wait staff is handsome, charming and personable. The food is amazing and inexpensive. We've had dinner several times in the city at more expensive places and yet The Brooklyn Diner Times Square was the best experience yet and more than half the price. We made a reservation via OpenTable the day before and were headed to see Hedwig at The Belasco later that night. The entire evening was incredible. I can't recommend this place enough. The pot roast and kugle are AMAZING! Great pastrami too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but expensive!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food and service in a convenient pre-theater location. Don't expect diner prices, though. The pricing was not posted on Open Table and the prices are very high. A bowl of soup was $12!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Comfort Food
    Caprice
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were totally on sensory overload in Times Square and ducked in here for some quiet and comfort food. Split pea soup and chicken parm were yummy and the staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical american.
    Norwegian
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Eat the american way. Good taste, a lot of food (more than we could eat).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday August 2
    Marie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was excellent, the wait staff was very attentive and nice atmosphere. Didn't feel rushed during the meal and was able to linger after dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good place
    Mike
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Good place and good service. Convenient and nice atmosphere. Accomadated my special request for the way I liked my eggs were to be prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much of a not good thing...
    Cindy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were two adults and four kids after a Broadway show. We adults weren't expecting much - but the food was a bit worse than expected. For example, I did not foresee that the chocolate milk for the kids would have a horrible after taste. On the up side, the service was really good. Two members of our party are gluten free, and our server was very kind as we had him running around getting us more information on how the food was prepared, as well as all the other requests we had.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Is what it is....
    Leostitch1229
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A rundown restaurant with adequate food. It's convenient to time square but doesn't command the price they charge.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced and noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Beware of a restaurant that does not post prices--even on their website! Diner style food with fancy restaurant prices. So noisy you couldn't talk to the people at your own table. The food was good--but not worth the price!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic