Eugene's Diner and Bar

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$30 and under
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Eugene’s Diner and Bar is a chef-driven restaurant serving a diner-inspired menu surrounded by nostalgic 1970’s basement décor. Eugene’s approaches diner cuisine with serious technique, playfulness and the intention of building a community through burgers, shakes, pancakes and caviar.
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Mark
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stellar. One of our favorites. So glad they're back, and they're being VERY responsible

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Forked2Death
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its always awesome here, chef always comes and greets everyone and tells us about the menu and specials. And does an awesome job cooking and everything. Ambiance is always on point, easily one of the best restaurants in westchester.

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LindaK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time! Food was great—- although we wished they had a children’s menu or a side of Mac n cheese! BUT we all enjoyed everything and the desserts were fabulous! Will definitely go back!

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BK100
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, great drinks, fun environment, great service = a wonderful time at Eugene's Diner.

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lava
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my brunch at Eugene’s. The staff was attentive, knowledgeable, polite and professional. The food was tasty. I’ll be going back again.

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KristenK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Will go back. Drinks were great. Service could have been a little bit more attentive. Was very loud but it was also a Sat PM.

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vipDanW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for delicious food and a cool vibe. Chef DiBari is a trailblazer

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Kuhns6
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had lunch on Sunday. The menu is interesting however there are no low carb options. Fairly noisy due to music and young children.

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vipjodyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing! Food was great. Whole experience was a lot of fun

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mcdelb43
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a fabulous experience-from the moment we walked in we were transported back to the 70s, a place we love to be. The food is creative and well prepared-the staff is engaged, personable and quirky, The drinks were unique and tasty!

We had the special treat of the owner-the chef’s wife visiting our table on a few occasions to chat and learn more about why we were there and if we were enjoying the experience.

We plan to return and decided already that we wanted to work our way through this menu.

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JulieW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Yum! Comfort food/diner food only better. Stickofbutter pie omg! Our server was really good and everyone was friendly. Heard great things and finally made it there. Highly recommend. We can’t wait to go back and try more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very courteous service, great drinks! Great food! Retro ‘70’s atmosphere! I’m a return customer, and I will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Third time was as disappointing as the first two. It’s a shame, I want to like it; but, I just can’t figure out how to eat from the menu.

That being said, nothing was especially good, but rather middle of the road.

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vipdinner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun lively restaurant with interesting food choices

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ll be back!

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AnnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Casual restaurant with a cool retro atmosphere. Portions were on the small side. New spin on traditional diner food. I had the beet Ruben sandwich and it was greasy and tasted a little strange. Not bad just off somehow. For what it is it’s extremely overpriced. The biggest surprise however was to see foie Gras on the menu. A new trying to be hip restaurant should be more ethically conscious these days. Very disappointed about it and just for that reason won’t go back.

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vip5stardiner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A throwback but with a modern take on food. The brunch choices especially the preparation of eggs and from what we could see other dishes were great. Will definitely be back.

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robertk
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great. Kitchen was inconsistent. Some orders were perfect and some were way off. All the desserts were amazing. Happens but unexpected.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Bone in my tuna melt. So gross. Got table next to very annoying people who were so close and talking loud. Waiter was pushy.

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JodiC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

down to the last detail, this place was a perfect replica of my parents 1970's basement. just gorgeous and immaculate. the service was gracious and friendly, the food was outstanding, and the ambiance was just great. i honestly can not think of anything negative to say. can not wait to go back. thank you for such an amazing place!

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to the area, ate here on a friend's recommendation for a Valentine's Day date and I'm so happy I did! The servers very nice and accommodating, the food was superb, and the price was very reasonable for the quality. I will definitely be back the next time I'm in the area.

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vipSBH1
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Picking between the French toast and pancakes is tough. Both are different, delicious and worth the calories. The syrup is sweet and the butter pat on top is a generous pat so it would be good to get them on the side
The pastrami sandwich is also delicious. The coffee is really good so if you can handle the caffeine, get it!!!! We were too full to order more, but we’ll be back.

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vipPaula
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We loved Eugene's first time we were there.
Service was sup optimal, but owners were present and making sure things were working.

Since then, we went another 5 times - food quality is definitely going down, service just as bad, but now without anyone paying attention to it.
i loved the market fish the first time ... last time was super fishy, oily, and had a bunch of mustard straight from the bottle on top , missing the almonds ... a mess!
milkshake was more a chocolate milk ... warm and way too sweet

super sad, bc we were very excited to have a great dinner close to greenwich

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food

JP
JoanP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eugene’s was wonderful for our family !
Atmosphere was cozy, staff was wonderful and food was so good !

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GraceP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This great retro style Diner and Bar was a special place! The food was excellent and presentation was outstanding! Highly recommend.

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vipHLByrnes
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Been to Eugene’s a few times and have to say

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vipDucky
New York Area
337 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A fun and retro decor. The menu offers a fun variety of "past" dishes updated as well as casual contemporary fare. The staff is young and friendly, although at times, forget a request, such as coffee refill or half/half and have to be reminded. The hostess was accommodating and was able to find us a booth instead of a table.
The crispy fried eggs were really crispy and crunchy and delicious. Should have asked for the butter on the side for the waffles, as it was served on top. But it was whipped butter, so melted into the waffle nicely and we didn't have to slather it in, although there was quite a bit of butter. The shake was really thick and the straw stood up straight in it. Excited to go back and try some other dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David did it again - another fantastic place to enjoy classic food with a twist with a unique vintage setting. Excellent service and cocktails too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Eclectic menu with twists on diner classics. Everyone at my table enjoyed their food, service was very good.

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drod717
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was as always superb. Service was great as well

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KristenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Reserved a TABLE through OpenTable, but when we got there they sat us at the counter. The waitress made up for it by bringing us a brussel sprout app, but I hate brussel sprouts, lol! Very kind of her though. Food was average, however, my cocktail the Tiki Tiki Tiki was off the hook. I had two! Wait staff was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met friends after work. Great atmosphere. Our server was friendly and knew the menu well. I enjoyed the double cheeseburger and my friends the inside out grilled cheese. Peanut butter pie was awesome! The yodel wasn’t.

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VivianD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quirky and original food, really friendly service, funky space, good experience

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RoseanneA
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious and inventive food. Great vibe. Highly recommend the counter if your a foodie.

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PaulE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife loved her GF crispy eggs and sweet potato and I loved my French toast. Service was overall VG. It was the foie gras that disappointed. It was the suggested accompaniment to the French toast on the menu and when I saw it as such I presumed it would be a seared hot rare rich unctuous piece of goose liver that would’ve been the perfect counterpoint to the sweet indulgence of the French toast! What I received for the $12 up charge was a piece of cold goose liver smaller than the size of my thumb that was more of a tiny terrine of foie gras than the pan seared variety I was expecting. The menu was misleading. It should’ve specified that it was cooked through and served cold. Other than that it was very good. The French toast was one of the best I’ve eaten.

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vipLaurenC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Order everything. Waffles and bone marrow rocked my world- no syrup needed. TV dinner was excellent. Brussels sprouts are killer. My boyfriend said the cheeseburger was the best he has had and this spot is his new favorite place in Westchester. I live down the street... I may just move in to Eugene’s. Also, rainbow cake for dessert- stellar. Had the Cheech Loves Chong to drink- insanely amazing mezcal cocktail. Owners were lovely. Service was great.

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vipmlvsigma
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love this place. We ate at the counter. I highly recommend it so you can see the kitchen at work. The counter experience goes well with the whole vibe of the place as well which is fun. The staff is having fun too which is always a good sign.

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vipLisaH
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Funky decor and interesting upscale twists on classic diner food. Great experience. Will return.

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vipRebeccaH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually wait to review a restaurant after a few visits, but you can just tell this place has it. From the staff to the meal to the ambiance -- it was awesome. The fluffy pancakes are a can't miss (I say share them as a not-too-sweet dessert). Matzo soup on point (that bone broth tho... Amazing). And the hash browns are salted blocks of crispy perfection. Oh! And the salt and pepper eggs are like nothing I've ever tried before! So simple but so good. Mike (our server) was so knowledgeable and friendly. Chef Dave even came by for a hello. Can't wait to come back!

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Eugene's Diner and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 208 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.