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For 2
Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
10:30 PM
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Nickel & Diner

4.5
125 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
Nickel & Diner serves New American cuisine and upgraded diner classics by Chef James Friedberg. With a focus on the freshest, locally sourced ingredients available, Nickel & Diner takes an eclectic approach to American cuisine, eschewing from typically expected diner fare.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, International, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday
Cafe/Bar 8:00am - 12:00am
Breakfast 8:30am - 11:00am
Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday
Cafe/Bar 9:30am - 12:00am
Brunch 9:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday
Cafe/Bar 9:30am - 4:00pm
Brunch 9:30am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(646) 870-6100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
James Friedberg
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Howard & Centre
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Public transit
Close to the N,Q,R,W,6 train. Walking distance from the A,C,E and 1 train.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 125 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food overall was just OK. Service was subpar. They kept coming around and tried to take away our food and clear the table. It seemed like they were trying to rush us to leave (we didn't even sit there for an hour yet). There was no line up at the door so that was weird.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service was great! They gave us our own room and we were able to play our own music! Would definitely go again :)

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Absolutely amazing! Waiter was such a great, fun person too

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The kale cashew bowl is AMAZING!!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everyone there is so friendly!! Celebrated my friend’s birthday. It was the best!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing service and food

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We were seated for 20 minutes with no service.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Really delicious!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I've been here a few times and somehow the experience got worse. The seats have obvious wear and tear, and the service is very imbalanced.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great beautiful space with delicious food. Highly recommend. Looks new, I hope it takes off!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food was better than we expected but our waitress left A LOT to be desired.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Expecting a lot more here, all you get is overpriced eggs.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This place is clean, modern and quite. We tried the braised short rib and a pasta, very delicious. The short rib was so tender and full of flavor.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The staff was very friendly, the service was top-notch and the ambiance was great.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice place, friendly waiter, ordered a bloody Mary but was a bit strong for my taste. Meal was very good, would come back again.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great ambiance, great food, enjoyed the brunch menu especially the salads! Would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

First time was a charm. Delicious birthday lunch for a friend, topped off with soft, vanilla chocolate swirl ice cream.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We went for Restaurant Week, so the menu was limited. However, the appetizer and entree were DELICIOUS! The dessert was a little lacking. Overall the experience was delightful and one I am looking forward to repeating!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great dinner, rough service.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We had been for brunch, which was excellent and met the owners who are lovely. Decided to go for Restaurant Week and have a nice “date” dinner. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously. The wait staff were a little new and a bit scattered, and overall did a good job. Would highly recommend that everyone find their way there for any meal!

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

I enjoyed the food. I had the curry pumpkin soup, branzino, and chocolate dessert.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Our first time in this restaurant and we loved everything about it. The food portions are not massive - great for people who struggle with American portions. Food was very tasty.

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Ate for dinner with my girlfriend on a Tuesday night. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. We had the scallops appetizer, and the shrimp entree and the chicken entree. Everything was well prepared, flavorful, and beautifully presented. Our server told us that they only recently got their liquor license, and dinner service is new as well.

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2018

our water arrived in steaming hot glasses.. hot to the touch even, so our water was very very warm, like tea without the tea bag. and my red wine came ice cold.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Best breakfast sandwich ever.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Stunning diner. Great food. Fantastic building. Just cool. V good coffee and Matcha lattes too

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

So much fun. Food was very good. Can’t wait to go back!

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We were a group of five people (me and my spouse were hosting my friend and her family that was here visiting) and you all know how important tourists limited time is and how crucial it is for them to experience the best of the city. I took them to this place which myself I fancy since before but this time we all got the food before the drinks (read an hour). When I kindly inform them that It rarely happens and asked when we are going to get our drinks the waiter responded: “we dont have a bartender”. So when did that become my problem? A restaurant should work as a team and seriously, none of us ordered cocktails or complicated drinks, it was simply beer and wine which honestly takes a minute or two to organize, instead of delivering us the drinks we were handed that lame excuse which in my opinion even made it worse. I am glad that the food quality and taste was really good after the bad service we just had experienced at the end I think they saved our visit by offering the drinks on the house. And also note that when we re ordered the wine they poured it up in the same glas. Do I have to say anymore? I would seriously only recommend going here if that waiter got fired or if you want really good takeaway!

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

I found out about this diner on Open Table (I.E., no one I know had been there, and we were looking for a breakfast place). The coffee is outstanding. The food is also excellent-the best corned beef hash I have ever had-fingering potatoes, , real chunks of great corned beef. My only "complaint" is it is pricey-very. But the ambience, and food was great.

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1.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We came here to celebrate announcing our engagement on Friday night. Everyone said this place was great and it was the complete opposite for us.

The server was horrible. He was so slow to take our orders, champagne came twenty minutes after we ordered it, and when we received our food, it was all cold. The restaurant was packed and it seemed like he was the only one serving, hosting, bussing tables etc. When we complained about the chicken, the server just kind of gave us a blank stare and took it back to the kitchen and the chef just took one piece of it, reheated it (probably in a microwave) and brought it back to us!! WTF! Never had we ever had that kind of service before. Then on top of that, they still charged us for it too.

The asparagus appetizer for 17 was literally 4 pieces of asparagus on a plate with some cheese. I had the pasta since I don't eat meat.

We had two bottles of champagne and a huge bill and headache. Won't be back here.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The server could have been a little more attentive.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

I found this diner on a list of great coffee places while trying to find a spot in in lower Manhattan that had both good coffee (bottomless coffee was a bonus!) and a great brunch menu for a Sunday get-together between friends and Nickel & Diner did not disappoint! The food and coffee were great, the staff were welcoming and very accommodating, and the atmosphere was a nice modernized retro diner feel. We loved it and we’ve already discussed making this a regular destination for brunch!

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Wow. One of the best meals in NYC, bar none.

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1.0Dined on November 25, 2017

The service was unfocused, unfriendly, uninterested, brought the wrong order, and rolled her eyes at requests such as "could we please have sugar with the coffee and tea".

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2.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Very slow service - almost 20 minute wait for hot water! But good food!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Great space with excellent ambience; interesting menu for brunch, free ingredients and good service. Would go back!

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1.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Went there for thanksgiving dinner. Very bad experience overall. Had to wait almost 2 hours for my main course. Music very loud and very slow service. Food was ok but expensive for the price.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Wow. A great restaurant disguised as a diner!!

Terrific food, fine location.

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2017

I reserved table for 8 am. Restaurant opened at 9. Waited for an hour. Open table—restaurant data transfer sucks

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Fabulous food and lots of gluten free options. Had several small plates and the fried chicken, lobster risotto, and pumpkin soup were all stand out favorites that are worth trying. I highly recommend this place for a good meal.

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