Brooklyn Diner

4.2
580 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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4.2
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4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Pastrami was dry and hard to chew.

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New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Servers sort of out of it. Had to ask more than once for a fork, water refill, ketchup for our burgers.

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WN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location, good food, and quintessential NY delicatessen reliquaries!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Convenient midtown location

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J
New England
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Worst dinner I have ever eaten at. A tourist trap. Marginal food and overpriced.

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PE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a quaint afternoon stop for burgers and a milk shake. Found it!! Loved the music and the overall comfortable 'vibe.'!

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was impeccable. The food was good, but a bit overpriced. But, hey, this is Manhattan. And in the restroom was mouthwash. I've never seen that before! How thoughtful!!!

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JK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service, great fun. What a joy to find a restaurant like this in the middle of Manhattan.

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good lunch spot

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DN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The wait was minimal thanks to open table!

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CG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Destination incontournable pour qui veut manger dans un décor typiquement à l’américaine. Attention à l’addition qui peut vite s’envoler...

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BC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location was convenient, atmosphere was delightful. We went for breakfast - best cup of coffee I have ever had service was very attentive.

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AK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Seats very small and close together. Food is VERY overpriced even for NYC.
Pastrami sandwich was very fatty. Chicken soup delicious

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LB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Recommended by a local, we wanted a real Pastrami sandwich and this one was delicious. Fun atmosphere and excellent service. We will return!

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H
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service, food was fantastic, just what you'd expect an American Diner to be. Very atmospheric, service was quick.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic, from the courteous host upon arrival, to the server and the food, we were there for Easter Sunday brunch so had breakfast, cocktails and cheesecake (which was amazing) Music was great wish I could have downloaded the playlist. I really can't say enough good things about the Brooklyn Diner.

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Inverness
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service. Very friendly. Great home cooked food. We went for brunch and dinner. Both times excellent

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NM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. Gets crowded. Pricey.. about $20 an entre

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SS
New Orleans
65 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hubby in fact all the staff were very nice. We were in & out in less than an hour. Would come back again if we’re looking for fast friendly service & simple but good food.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting NYC and needed a casual quick place to eat after a long day of playing tourist. Brooklyn Diner hit the spot.

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Perfect before Carnegie, the Brooklyn diner knows it’s audience. Keep it simple: excellent burgers, sandwiches. It hits its stride with wonderful soups: terrific split pea ( with slices of frankfurters as a surprise!), and huge bowls of chicken soup. We had their perfect plate. ( hummus, salad stuff ) with blackened salmon; delicious Cuban chicken . Only disappointment was fish tacos. Oh, save room for the rugelach! Relatively quiet and oh so close to Carnegie!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy time, good food and good stuff. My kid enjoyed the amazing hot dog

Thank you

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M
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food !

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

After reading so many mixed reviews about the Brooklyn diner, I finally decided to give it a try.

It was great. Ambiance was fabulous. Yes, it’s expensive....but it was also delicious. And everything in New York is expensive.

Plates were warm, coffee was quickly refilled without having to ask, the poached eggs were poached, not cooked in those little cups. Bacon was a too tough to eat. That was disappointing. But the sausage patties were excellent.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Place was so much smaller than expected. Hard to sit a party of five. One of us had to sit in the aisle. Fairly loud.
They were ready for us when we arrived about 5 mins early.

A bit pricey but it is NYC.

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a really nice experience here. Our waiter, Carlos, was attentive, polite, funny and fast. He was exceptional. The food was terrific too. Good burger, pastrami sandwich, and pot pie. The 15 bite hot dog was incredible! We had two amazing deserts; the coconut cake and the strawberry cheesecake. Both were exceptional. As a city dweller, I've come to expect fresh-cut fries from a place with this level of food and that was the one area where they fell short. That's really nit-picky, huh?

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j
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious, better than I expected!! I will be back. This is a great place to eat before Carnegie Hall and City Center.

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ES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Mostly excellent deli food especially kugel. Good location but a bit over priced.

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B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nice for a girls nyc trip . Jerry Seinfeld was there

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E
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The diner boasts about being authentic and diverse but is actually an awful representation of the foods it attempts to present. Both myself and the person I dined with were extremely unsatisfied and were ripped off in the process. Not worth it and would not return if you paid me.

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing!!! We went for breakfast and it was so good we went back for lunch!!! Service fantastic, food amazing, great ambience and the diner is so beautiful inside. So glad we found this gem!!

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LR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to visit and eat. Very awesome to see the same waiter from 17 years ago!

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CO
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great breakfast and wonderful sevice.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat near Carnegie Hall. Highly recommend.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great burgers.

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LG
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always the food is delicious but the service it was so slow

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed the experience, however our table was in the walkway, and getting bumped and beat up by the serving staff and other patrons was less than enjoyable. Food was good, expensive but it is NYC and we were on a vacation expecting to pay a little more for the simpler things.

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Very noisy. Booths for 2 are too cramped. No place to hang a coat.
But food and service were great!
It's a diner- it was fun!

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LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Fun place,food good but server was so sloooooow! A good pour!

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FS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Nothing special with high prices for what you get. Okay if you feel the need to dine in a dinner setting. Otherwise, you can fo better elsewhere.

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