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Carnegie Diner & Cafe, Secaucus, NJ

Carnegie Diner & Cafe

4.3
4.3
66 Reviews
$30 and under
American
WE ARE OPEN !!!
New York City's Carnegie Diner & Cafe came to New Jersey !!! Our landmark restaurant will brink you the freshly made food daily from 7 am to 11 pm...
We only use Organic Eggs, Organic Burgers & Organic Chicken.
You have to try our PASTRAMI Sandwich!!!
Executive Chef/Owner Stathis Antonakopoulos high standards of culinary creations, will elevate your diner experience in new levels.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (201) 267-6111

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 66 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    The food was really good though the overall experience was not. We booked a reservation for 2PM, checked in at 2:02. The host, who didn’t seem very experienced, and seemed overwhelmed, added us to an additional waitlist via pen and paper with walk ins waiting with the same party size.. We weren’t seated until about 25 mins later and only received our waters/OJs/coffee at 3PM. Our server was not good and inexperienced. She took our orders and when we asked where our apps were, she did not take our app order even though we put them in when we asked for our drinks. From an experience perspective, we literally spent 2 hours there with a party of 3, had no alcohol and got our app after our meals. By that time, we didn’t eat them. This place has a lot of potential but the wait was exhausting and made it debatable on whether or not we will visit again. To top it off, my partner went to the bathroom and saw an employee aggressively eating granola. This makes us a little concerned about their working conditions. Red flag?
  2. D

    Ddarragh

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    We had a reservation and the line was out the door to get in . Even though we had a reservation we still had to wait 45 minutes for a table . The. It took 15 minutes for a waiter to come and take our order. Waited 15 minutes for water and 1 hour for our food which was French toast and an omelette. It was pricey and loud but food was delicious
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Waiter only gave us 2 glasses of water when there was 3 of us. Took 20 minutes before we can get our order in for coffee and entrees. Switched up one of our dishes. Good music and awesome pictures on the wall so ambiance was nice, but was definitely a little too noisy.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Attentive service and a delicious meal. Amazing milkshakes too!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food options. Nice variety
  6. JR

    JulietR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very bright & airy inside. Much better than the previous restaurant that was in this spot. The wait staff were very attentive. The food was served hot & it came out all together
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The ambiance is nice. The food was ok. Nothing fantastic. I thought it was very overpriced. I really have no desire to go back.
  8. MS

    MariaS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    This place was okay! The food was flavored well, in small-ish portions for a diner. The main thing was the staff...they seem disorganized. I made a reservation, they canceled it when I got there (instead of checking me in) and apparently no one understood what happened until a manager was involved...and in the meantime I was left standing there. I would have liked to sit down and enjoy the night, since they were half empty so it wasn't like it would be an issue to still seat me. The waitress was sweet, not great at answering questions, but she was polite. They ended up marking me as a no show anyway and I had to contact OpenTable support to fix it, who did. I probably wouldn’t come back here.
  9. ST

    SherriT

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The wagyu pastrami sandwich (1/2 pound of meat!) was amazing. My daughter and I shared this huge sandwich, that came with a side salad and a delicious pickle spear. We'll definitely be going back the next time we're in NYC!
  10. L

    Libin

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, big space, good portion and quality
  11. A

    Accountant78

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our first time, we’ll be returning. The ambiance was nice, the decor even nicer, and the food was yummy. We had appetizers of wings (meaty & juicy, not dry), mozzarella sticks, french fries (crispy & flavorful), & a pastrami sandwich which was very good. We were seated quickly and not rushed out. The staff was friendly and quick.
  12. FT

    FrankT

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Floors were sticky , that right there was off putting. Then our chicken came out raw. Also the food was average, but the price was far from average. Not a good taste left after this experience. I will try other places with hopefully better success next time.
  13. DW

    DonnaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I'll definitely recommend to friends and will be back again!
  14. C

    Cashmir

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was traveling for the holidays with my family and was looking for a great brunch restaurant. We almost went to Manhattan but discovered this gem restaurant on OpenTable. Incredible food, drinks, and atmosphere. Service was top notch and food was delicious. Money and time well spent. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing place to eat with great service! I plan to go back each time I visit NJ or NY. Thanks to our waitress and the floor manager for the warm welcome !
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was super good, service was amazing!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice space, interesting menu, and very good service
  17. JN

    JNPatt

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff, food and drinks were great. Great dining experience!
  18. RJ

    RonJ

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Burgers were done exactly as requested & were very juicy. French fries were crispy on the outside & soft inside. Mac & cheese was also very tasty. It's also nice that they have a happy hour for wine & beer. Service was excellent.
  19. B

    Bubbey

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hostess was wonderful, waitperson attentive and food great! Love this diner!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 Stars!!! Great manager and waitress. Service was Great
  21. CG

    CGQWN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! From appetizers to desserts. 🤤 Awesome service. The drinks are good too. 🥂
  22. T

    Teachergirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server Alana was absolutely amazing! Anything we needed she was right there. She joined in conversation and made us feel so welcome. The food was amazing! There was no issue with ordering during brunch. We didn’t wait long and the quality of food was great. My family is definitely coming back !
  23. EM

    EugeneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    High Top table was not available when we arrived. It appears that prior guests had stayed longer than usual
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pricey, small portions and mediocre
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The service was terrible
  26. JC

    JoanneCR

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was really good - the lobster roll I ordered was delicious. The vibe is really cool and decor is beautiful. The server kept going back and forth to the kitchen with questions. Didn’t seem confident or to know alot, perhaps she is new. I would go back again when in the area. This is not your typical Jersey Diner experience.
  27. NI

    NikitaI

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious breakfast and good drinks! Plenty of booths/ tables with cool decor.
  28. B

    Betjim

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and very great deserts. Big to share between two people the $15 specialty milkshakes.
  29. B

    Betjim

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. And great place to go at night if you want desert. Or a fun milkshake
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vegan options!
  31. MA

    MARIMERR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food!! loved the vibe. Out waiter Obadiahs (spell check) was EXCELLENT. We came in 2 days in a row for brunch and on our 2nd day we requested him to be our waiter. He was very informative of the menu and also communicated very well about any delays. He also gathered the team to sing happy birthday to my son and we are very appreciative of this. When in town again, we will for sure stop in!!!
  32. RT

    RicT

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place but just my opinion they need to expand their menu especially If you are calling yourself a diner in New Jersey !!! Service good & food that we had also good !! I would go back for a burger !!!!
  33. EY

    EloyY

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Made a return trip tonight for dinner as our first visit a month ago was very impressive. Placed a reservation the day before with Open Table even though not needed as there were plenty of tables available. The place continued to give a fun and lively vibe, but the entire experience was disappointing. After being seated, it took a while before a staff would fill our glass with water and place our order with the server who wasn’t pleasant or attentive during our stay. For starter, I had ordered a small chicken noodle soup accompanied with 2 toasted bread. It came out warm but the soup very salty. For our entrées, my partner, our friends and I got Bolognese Pasta (Free range beef ragu made with fresh tomato sauce, herbs, served with spaghetti pasta, Parmigiana Reggiano), Atlantic Salmon (Roasted olive oil & lemon Greek oregano mashed potatoes and fresh vegetable), Bronzino (Pan-seared filet of Bronzino sautéed organic baby spinach, creamy lobster mashed potatoes served with a lemon & olive oil sauce, Carnegie Classic burger with lettuce, tomato, pickle and homemade sauce with fries and Chicken fingers with fries. The food came out warm and was just okay. There was nothing wrong just didn't stand out or have much flavor to them. We were shocked as this place is still new and in a good area for business. For some of us, we saved room for dessert and got their Reese peanut butter cake which was rich and good. The portions this time were smaller and a bit pricey. It seemed the staff was very laid back and didn’t do many check-ins on customers to see what they need. Would we come here again? Sure, why not. Will we be craving this place? Probably not.
  34. B

    Brazil

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Well we did have a good time, but they don't charge you the menu prices. They go above and beyond overpricing you.
  35. RK

    RamK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was really delicious and very big portions. If you reserve table and add instructions to its No Use because when you show up people are just take you as regular walk in don’t pay attention to what you requested for. Hope this will change in near future.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Great addition to the area.
  37. PA

    PaulA

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience4
    First time here on 10/8/22. After being seated we were greeted by a server named Michelle. She had the biggest attitude ever! She was very short with us. I asked her if there was a problem. She said no and walked off very abruptly. As I started to look for a manager another server walked over and stated she was now taking over our table. It was just weird that Michelle requested it, after she was the one who had the attitude with us, but whatever. Our new server was the BEST EVER! Crystal was very pleasant and soooo sweet. The food was delicious. At the end we finally spoke to Costca, the manager about the first server but felt like it got brushed off because as he walked away from us, we saw him look over at Michelle smiling at each other. The only way I would ever return is if Crystal is our server!
  38. SA

    StathisA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply Amazing. Best food in the area
  39. t

    teresao

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Portions were large and food came out so quickly that we felt rushed.
  40. IH

    IeshiaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Maybe I should’ve had breakfast rather than dinner

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Carnegie Diner & Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Carnegie Diner & Cafe

700 Plaza Dr, Secaucus, NJ 07094

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Secaucus

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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