Brooklyn Diner

4.4
691 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Brooklyn Diner is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch and dinner – it's the food you really want to eat. It's that feeling of going back to the old neighborhood, of Brooklyn, the best of New York.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 691 people are saying
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4.6
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I were frequent visitors to Brooklyn Diner following our Carnegie Hall concerts. We returned yesterday ( July 30) for an alfresco lunch. The restored version is no less inviting with impecable service and scrumptious favorite cuisine. Our veggie and crab burgers coud not be surpassed. Luscious cheesecake with just the right sweetness rewarding a gratified palate. Prices were reasonable in lieu of the quality.

Brooklyn Diner aficionados and new explorers should run with all deliberate haste to support this fine dining institution. It remains a cultural and gastronomic treat!

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vipJohn
Denver
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The staff and manager were so nice and we loved the food.

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vipAnonymous
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good. I had your basic tuna fish sandwich and an iced tea. There was four of us with similar choices and consensus was it was overpriced for what we received.

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vipIDINEALOT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service people all seemed to be rushing around like crazy dealing with outside and inside tables. Inside was not particularly busy but nonetheless difficult to get a waiter's attention to order. I had the Pastrami Rueben overly soaked in dressing and the fries were tasteless -- I can't say this was a bad experience -- BUT I was hoping for better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a cool day to sit outside and enjoy our meal. The food was plentiful and very tasty. Armando, our waiter, was exceptional.

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LeonardJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The split pea soup was excellent. The Nona's Italian Pot was outstanding. And:

Allen Grubman's Chocolate Blackout Cake was the best dessert that I have had in years.

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JeffreyD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved a table for six people who needed an environment to share schoolyard stories that spanned some sixty years. We were able to be ourselves at all times plus enjoying some really good food. Quality experience all the way around.

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MichelleK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Seating was a little tight, but the food was definitely above standard diner fare. Portions were larger than expected.

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vipIcanloan
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good is not as consistent and fresh and tasty and the menu has changed leaving off some favorite old timers

Suggest they go back to their old menu before the renovation and concentrate on the quality of their food

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CassandraH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, very comfortable. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. They were able to serve us quickly so we would not be late for our show. The food was great!

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MaryAnnT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything perfect w one exception. Steak came cooked medium. I ordered medium rare. It was still delicious, as was my husbands chicken parm and split pea soup. Our waiter was great. We’ll go again.

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vipDBMNYC
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brooklyn Diner is decent food for the price. And in that neighborhood, that in itself is great. Chicken pot pie was very good, and the crabcake sandwich was okay. We went early, so the noise level was tolerable. Terrific service at an early hour. The only disappointment was the draft craft beers were not available.

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vipNoclvrname
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brooklyn Diner is just what it purports to be - a diner. And, it does absolutely the very best job that can be done at being what it sets out to be. The decor and ambiance is diner (albeit high end diner) and the food is diner (more on this in a bit). We have been there many a time and the service is always friendly, timely and expert. Just what one would expect in NYC at an excellent restaurant.

Now the food. While the menu says diner with respect to the selections, we have always found the dishes to be just excellent with respect to quality and if anything, excessive with respect to quantity. The chicken pot pie (hey, it's a diner) is the best I've ever had - by a long shot. And you simply do not want to miss a slice of chocolate cake - one is more than enough for two.

We go to Carnegie Hall often and make the Brooklyn Diner one of our occasional places to go to for a before concert dinner. We always leave full and with a smile.

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vipLindsayG
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had high hopes for this place but honestly it was incredibly overpriced for mediocre food

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vipColinW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was pretty good. Host from Minnesota was awesome.

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RichV
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean, great service, friendly host, food was excellent. We had breakfast which was a little pricey as compared to LI where we're from. Probably the norm for NYC.

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MartinS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Been to Brooklyn Diner many times. Went for the first time in over a year last weekend. Prices have gone way up while quality of food has gone way down

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GinaS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Made reservations twice and literally walked in both times and were seated. Staff is very friendly.

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vipgramercyfoodie1
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

the waiter was terrible...first off we waited about 15-20 minutes for a cup of soup..then my burger arrived and i had asked for a side of kugel...by the time he brought it to the table, i was already done with the burger...not a once did he come over during the meal to ask if i wanted more water (i ordered fiji), which i did

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Rose
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff from entry to exit were amazing! The ambiance for Valentine’s Day was sweet and spot on. The food was appetizing, the presentation was inviting and the food was excellent. They even provided chocolate on the way out the door!

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TravisP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service was great. We would definitely come back to this restaurant and suggest it to our friends

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LindaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

No vanilla ice cream, therefore, I could not get a vanilla milkshake 🙁

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RandallG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the matzoh ball soup!

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vipJeffF
Miami
142 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the place had some nice charm

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vipNickNYC
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chickens soup is amazing.

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vipJoBee
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server with excellent disposition. Food has improved! Chicken soup is Not salty! Excellent seasoning on burger. And coconut cake! I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place. Great service. Great food. A bit pricey. But untimely worth it.

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LaurieO
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go to Brooklyn diner for a great meal whenever we visit New York. The staff is so very friendly and the pancakes are amazing too!!!!

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vipDale
Omaha
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best pot pie ever!! Excellent cheesecake.

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SusanneE
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food is great and the proximity to Carnegie Hall is what made us choose the Brooklyn diner. Don’t go here if you want a romantic quiet evening. It is loud and the tables are so close to each other that you can hear your neighbor’s entire conversation.

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MelissaD
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hospitality and fantastic food!

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Tammy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The place is charming and the staff were very efficient and friendly. The food was very good. The Chicken potpie was fantastic. Located right across the street from Carnegie Hall. Kind of expensive but your in NYC you kind of expect that. They are also very accommodating to children which is a welcome touch.

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EdnaE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relatively simple menu with delicious choices in a diner atmosphere. Not too noisy, and pleasant service. The pea soup (with hot dogs) is a taste treat. Reservations recommended.

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ScottF
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Real throwback to the old style diners. Right across from Carnagie Hall. Great food. Would definitely return.

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vipJorgeV
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Caro y nada especial

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vipRozzie
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Staff is very nice. Food is mediocre. Service was slow. One person ordered a burger rare -- it was basically raw. Fortunately, he likes tartares.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we visited NYC we wanted an old style diner. This place was great. Food and service was excellent. Definitely worth a visit

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vipRobert
New England
46 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've eaten at the Brooklyn Diner in the past, and chose to have our last breakfast there before heading back to New England. The diner was literally a short walk from our hotel. The eggs benedict with smoked salmon was excellent and the pancakes were also very good. We knew before we even arrived in NYC that we would be eating there for at least one meal.

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JosephR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Breakfast is great, lunch is gross. Fries taste like they were cooked in the same oil as fish.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Brooklyn Diner using the Order Online button. Brooklyn Diner also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 977-1957.

Brooklyn Diner is rated 4.4 stars by 691 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.