Chicken pot pie was outstanding; and my whole family enjoyed their meals. Service was also excellent.
In NYC for just overnights and looking forward to having some pastrami. Disappointed they had run out of it. That said, the turkey Rubin and cheeseburger was delicious.
Needed a place to eat during theater performances. Very classy diner with great food! The hummus was delicious, the hot dog — truly 15 bites, and raspberry sorbet was delicious (and quiet a large portion size)
The best burger in NY! Will go back to try chicken pot pie. Can a chicken pot pie be beautiful? If so, Brooklyn Diner’s is pretty good looking!
We are a family of three. Our son is 8 years old. As New Yorkers we are slightly jaded about restaurants. But we LOVE the Brooklyn Diner. It is our go to place before any Broadway show we have tickets to as a family. Our son loves the milkshake menu. Be warned, they are large so we try to put a pause on him to make sure he eats his dinner. The burgers are delicious. The aioli spread is great. Try it on the fries. I enjoy the salads and my husband likes the hash. Last week my god daughter order the Mac and cheese. Out of this world!!! The staff is super friendly and really make this a go to place for us.
A fun, funky place - one of the better Times Square options, where there are a lot of hotel restaurants and chains, for New Yorkers. It's a tourist concept on purpose, but the food really is iconic New York diner and fun. The big hot dogs and other diner options are good reliable options.
Great kid friendly dinner between shows but make sure you make reservations.
Before show dinner
Generous portions. We had breakfast and it was good. Very good. Prices seem to reflect the big portions.
Our waitress was rude and took very long. It took me an extra ten minutes from when everyone else got their food to get mine. We were the first ones there when it opened and it still took 45+ minutes to get our food. They also were out of waffles. I come here every time I come to New York and this was my worst experience. Disappointing!
There is no children’s menu nor anything on the adult menu appealing to children. An enormous hot dog for $20 that was so big they couldn’t get their mouth around it. The server was wonderful.
Went for Sunday breakfast with my teenaged daughter. Let me just say that if you are going to charge $8 for a cup of coffee, you'd better fill the cup to the top (I only got half a cup every pour) and keep it coming! (I got one refill.) Food was mediocre at best, and the prices were outrageous. We are going back to NY in a few months and this place will not be on our "Must visit again" list.
Wonderful noodle Kugal and matzo ball soup. Pastrami sandwich was not worth the price but still good. Will definitely go back!
Our waiter was very accommodating and personable. The chicken parm and chicken Alfredo were both gigantic portions and came out piping hot! The milkshakes are worth every penny - delicious,
fun & huge!
They advertise that their pastrami was the best and made fresh each day. For $20, it was the worst sandwich we ever had. The pastrami was all fat and gristle and inedible. The wait staff could care less.
Our meal although simple soup burger and wine was perfect pre Broadway theater. Dan our waiter was superb.
This is our “go to” place for early curtains (7 pm).
We had lunch and it was great! The coconut cake was yummy!!!
Food was bland, menu was limited and not really appitizing - way over priced for what we ordered. Not going back.
There aren't many diners in the city, let alone in Times Square. Went here for a business breakfast prior to heading to the office. The food was tasty but the menu is quite limited in comparison to every other diner I have been to in NYC. You also can't order anything "off the menu" which is rare for a diner. There were only a few active tables but the server still seemed to be overwhelmed and we waited forever to take our order, receive our drinks/food, and our check (not ideal when you only have a limited time for a business meal).
Chicken pot pie and calamari was awesome.
Perfect spot for dinner between Harry Potter Parts one and Two. We had a reservation. Seated right away, service was quick and friendly.
Excellent service, good food. A bit pricey, but its Times Square.
Super convenient to Times Square. Service was friendly and prompt. Food was very good - had classic eggs benedict. Crowded, like most NYC restaurants - make an Open Table reservation - seated promptly. But, you pay for location - high end of diner prices due to location.
Wonderful food and service!
A really authentic NYC breakfast is what we wanted and was exactly what we got. Great friendly service. Don’t be put off thinking it’s a tourist trap , it’s a real gem!
The place was nice the waiter was nice but I ordered the Cheeseburger and French Fries and Orange Soda that was in a bottle and the Flies kept buzzing around my food. I waited for 5 minutes in the front because was not there to seat me at a table.
We both enjoyed a 🥗 salad, pot roast, mashed sweet potatoes, broccolini and their famous noodle kugel. We had rugelach for dessert (chocolate, apricot an apple-pineapple).😃
As soon as I saw some of the huge proportions I made the assumption that the main draw was the size of each order! However, my chicken pot pie was as good as any I’ve eaten and the massive hotdog my friend had was excellent and he ate every bite. The other diner had the chicken Milanese which covered his whole plate. The small bite he allowed me to have was again very good and he ate every bit of it. Seems like a tourist hangout but the food was very good!
Great service. Staff --host and waiter --were friendly and attentive
Great experience in a super easy location! Dinner tasted fantastic and the service was excellent with great recommendations!! Get there early for the chicken pot pie that is the size of a football!!
Great fun and great location.
Fun diner for before theater. I brought my daughter and grandchildren because they like diners. They didn't have a kids' menu which was a little disappointing, but we managed to find things for them to eat.
First time to New York and decided to make a reservation here. Service was excellent snd the food was good. The place was very clean. I noticed there wasn’t a crumb on the floor. We ate there with 2 kids so was very kid friendly.
Food was fantastic! The matzo ball soup tasted like my grandmother's. It was phenomenal. The service was great and the music made you want to get up and dance. Everyone in the whole place was singing along to Earth Wind & Fire's "September". If you live in NYC or if you are just visiting you must try this place. It is a bit pricey but well worth it as all of the food is great and you can't beat the ambiance. I will definately be back!
My husband and I found The Brooklyn Diner during our recent stay in Manhattan. When we arrived the host, Chris, greeted us with a big smile and seated us right away. I had the bagel tower which was enough for two meals. It was piled high with lots of smoked salmon and cream cheese and had tomato and cucumber slices on the side to add as desired. I also had to try the noodle kugel which was amazing!! I almost cried when I had to toss my leftovers after having been in my backpack all day while traveling home to Chicago. Hubby had a large egg/sausage breakfast - the sausage was clearly house-made and delish! I kept seeing the polenta with pomodoro sauce listed with everything and thought that didn't sound very good. Was I wrong! I tasted my husbands and wanted to eat it all. The way the polenta is cooked is so good (kind of crunchy little squares, seasoned to perfection) and the sauce was some of the best I've had. It was excellent for breakfast and would fit in with any meal. Our waitress, Genevieve, was super cool, too. I highly recommend The Brooklyn Diner if you are in the area.
Great breakfasts, huge portions and the service was top notch. Little pricey for breakfast but overall would go back.
Great food - quick and nice service, as we were heading to the theater.
Pastrami was too thick and the bread was toasted meat was tasty and not fatty
Perfect place for after the show meal, specially if the show is Waitress.