City Diner

4.5
21 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Welcome to City Diner, the latest addition for successful restauranteurs Nicholas, Lefty and Mike Giakoumatos. City Diner is located in the revitalized historic area Jersey City, NJ, which has also taken the name Wall Street West. City Diner is not your ordinary culinary delight. The food will take your taste buds on a delicious adventure that is sure to please.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 21 people are saying
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4.3
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Ruby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very accommodating. We had a party of 20 people. Food was great and staff continually checked on our needs. Great menu selection and fast service.

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Candired02
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

LH
LynellH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The chicken and waffles were amazing! Mimosas were delicious. Staff was friendly, but a little slow, and the diner was very crowded. The bathroom was in an unspeakable state…quite gross-but was handled right away when we notified our server. Overall a great meal, but I think the atmosphere needs some work.

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Jereme
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , nice quiet area, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is plentiful and amazingly good!! You won't be disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The server was also the bartender and did know how to mix drinks well. They were also understaffed but our waiter and the manager were accommodating

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vipEricS
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fathers Day and the recent lifting of most COVID-related restrictions brought many to City Diner this past weekend. The Diner was busy throughout our morning/early afternoon visit. That said, we were still seated promptly upon arriving and attended to right away. Water came to the table within minutes and our orders were also promptly taken. Our waitress was very courteous and attentive, even with the busy FD gatherings. She made sure even the little things were covered (e.g., a side order of bacon brought her question of "would you like that crispy or soft"....in my 62 years I have never heard that question; it was a welcome surprise and showed a level of customer satisfaction that is rarer and rarer these days). We each ordered from the breakfast menu...primarily blueberry pancakes and vegetable omelets. We were all happy with our meals. The Diner is pricier than most "diners" but clearly is not your typical diner either decor wise (a step above) or service wise, as we experienced it (again, a step above).

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vipDara
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Run. Just run far far away from this place. The poor service reviews are correct. I have never seen such poor service and mismanagement in years and years of eat out regularly across the US. While their computer ordering system crashed and needed to be rebooted--not their fault--neither the waiter nor the floor manager seemed able to take our order the old fashioned way...you know, pen and paper. And so, an hour later still no food and no hospitality. No one bothered to check in with us or even offer some water for the table. I have a few ideas as to why we were ignored but /I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and chalk it up to technology and failed problem-solving skills. When we packed up our stuff to head for the door, it was THEN that the waiter came scrambling over seemingly able to take the order. PASS! The mistake I made was waiting around so long. Hopefully my mistake will be your gain. Head over to Hudson and Co or Sam AM where the technology works and your patronage, regardless of colour, is more than welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Service was good, but food was bland. This place is probably best for breakfast, not dinner items.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved it my waiter was very energetic and kind super fast and patient

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JonathanV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was amazing. I asked for chocolate strawberries (which they don't offer!) for my girlfriend's birthday when I made the reservation, and they went out of their way to get them! The staff here is AMAZING!

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rudis
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall, not a bad place to eat after taking 4 kids to the Liberty Science Center. We went for lunch. After tasting the Two orders of adult burgers and two orders of kids burgers, everyone agreed that the meat was completely tasteless. This was a huge bummer. The rest of the food and coffee was good.

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LatieshaH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on Valentine’s Day for brunch and it was nice. It was my first time and the food was delicious! I had the cajun shrimp with grits and it was sooo good! The service was also good. Our food came out fast and our waiter checked to make we were good a couple of times. The menu had a wide variety of options, which was a plus. I’ll definitely be back to try dinner one day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the breakfast! Definitely recommend the Mac and cheese ! Their French toast is always my go to if you’re looking for a nice breakfast. I also recommend the fried chicken with biscuit with a side of cole slaw ! Definitely going back

JM
JoannaM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am new to Jersey City and was looking for a place for my friends and I to have breakfast. I stumbled upon this place and seeing their menu, I knew we had to come here! My friends and I all agree that the food was delicious and it was reasonably priced! We are definitely coming here again for our monthly breakfast dates!

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RMF1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent little diner in Jersey City. Food was very good, nice ambience, good service, extensive menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My partners burrito had absolutely no flavor, very bland. My toast was good but came cold. Omelette was not seasoned at all. Would not return for breakfast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing find. Tasty food. Good value.
And the service is top class

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Maria
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Elevated diner fare. Excellent service. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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LashionR
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great . I would recommend city diner to all my friends.

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EmanuelL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place overall

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from City Diner using the Order Online button. City Diner also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 721-5331.

City Diner is rated 4.5 stars by 21 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.