The Brooklyn Diner Times Square

4.3
2560 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Celebrating American ethnic dished found all over Brooklyn, the menu features the kind of real food you crave to eat, just like your mother used to make...only better. Every part of Brooklyn is represented by Jewish, Italian, Irish & other ethnic favorites. The enormous desserts, all baked fresh on the premises daily, surpass every childhood fantasy. Come home again – and bring your friends.

Please note that we are walk-in only on Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm. We are happy to take your party on a first come, first served basis.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Celebrate the New Year in the Heart of Times Square! The evening includes a 5-course feast, live entertainment, midnight toast and a fantastic view of the Times Square pandemonium just outside our doors. $425 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity. Call for Reservations.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Celebrate Christmas at Brooklyn Diner Times Square! We will be serving our full menu and holiday specials.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Celebrate Christmas at Brooklyn Diner Times Square! We will be serving our full menu and holiday specials.

What 2560 people are saying
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O2Rocker
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a fun spot. Menu features a lot of comfort foods. The pastrami Reuben was really top notch. Got the side chicken soup, also very good and homestyle. Hummus plate was very flavourful and shared between 4 people.

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susanj
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is becoming a MUST DO on our trips to NYC. We can always count on good food and quick service. This is important if you are trying to get to a show on time or need a quick meal between shows if you're ambitious and taking on two shows in one day, as we did recently. Reservations are highly recommended, though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful service!

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KayD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Annie was just the best! She was the sweetest❤️ We had her several times. Loved the breakfast. Highly recommend! Sooo good

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EmmaO
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding love going here for breakfast ! Been three days in a row

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vipNancy
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very crowded but that’s a diner for you! Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This place used to be a great option in Times Square. Has unfortunately gone really downhill in terms of food quality… evident further in this being one of the only reservations available in the area for pre-theatre dining.

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vipbrucegolfer
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have lived in New York almost 50 years and go to the theater a lot. I never considered a "diner" in Times Square as a good choice for pre-theatre dinner, but peering in the window, it looked more upscale than the usual diner and decided to give it a try. A totally pleasant surprise in all respects: food, ambiance, service. Not a white tablecloth place, but well appointed, lots of cozy booths and terrific food. Only weakness was a very small wine list, although it was fairly priced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food relaxing atmosphere really enjoyed the experience of this dining

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Server was average at best, disinterested in our table. No milkshakes available.
Entrees arrived quick, dessert was a long wait and Diner was not even full.
Won’t hurry back

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RayL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place friendly servers and comfort food highly recommend

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pacogirona
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always good to come around while in NY.
Amazing cheesecake . Once again.

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vipCarrieF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We booked because the website indicated on Friday and Saturday they had a musical revue. I even called and spoke to an individual at the restaurant to confirm. Well, there they stopped it, even though I had called within two weeks of arrival . The service was lackluster and they placed a cold bottle of white wine on the table. Would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service , lovely place to visit. So good we’ve booked again

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vipJosephM
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun, festive spot for lunch or dinner, especially pre-theater. Excellent service, delicious food. A bit pricey, but highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La atención, comida, presentación y precios estuvieron excelentes. Volveríamos sin dudarlo.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and servuce

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OleMiss
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience! Food snd service excellent!

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Bmore05
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food

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vipdllandes
Dallas
97 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite haunts when visiting NYC! So glad it has re-opened for service, and it was as fantastic as before the pandemic shutdown.

The smoked salmon bagel came with cream cheese, lettuce, tomsto, and onion. I ordered a side of bacon to add to the bagel and it did not disappoint. Service was excellent and very polite, friendly, and attentive. The entire menu majes it difficult to choose because everything on the menu is wonderful. Portions are generous and the price points are reasonable. Definitely make a reservation to dine here; walk-in diners usually are on a wait that can be lengthy.

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Brenda
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We arrived 20 minutes before res and was complimented. Apparently more people run late. Seated immediately. Waiter was all business but ok. Chicken pot pie, house specialty, was huge, and rated 10/10 by my husband who managed to consume it entirely. My chicken burger was average, crisp salted fries, excellent. Would return.

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had brunch here. Service was impeccable and the hostesses, servers and bussing staff were all extremely friendly. Food was good and the fresh squared orange juice was delicious! Very convenient location if going to a Broadway show. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

No chicken pot pie, no coconut cake, no turkey dinner. That's why I went there. No prep cooks I was told.

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TheaterFan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately at the table I requested. Service was prompt, professional and friendly. Chicken Pot Pie is one of our favorites and we were able to obtain 2 of the remaining 8 that were available. It's great to be back at the diner!!

PS: VERY DISSAPOINTED THAT THE COCONUT CAKE IS NOT OFFERED!

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vipEricB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Brooklyn Diner has no idea what to do with a food allergy. Our son has a nut allergy and we informed the server who said, “no problem.” 30min later she comes back and says she cannot make the waffles because of cross contamination. I’m okay with that but the server should have known so we could have placed a different order right away. He got a bagel with cream cheese and lox instead. We then had to wait another 20min for our food to arrive. They should know in advance so we don’t have to wait over 50min for breakfast to arrive. Food was good when it finally showed up but a very disappointing experience.

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Phantomracer
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. great waitstaff. Chicken pot pie was large and excellent.

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STACEYG
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the Brooklyn Diner! Fantastic servers and delicious food.

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sherriet
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just one if those nyc musts. Central location and good food.

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MjCg
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner experience!

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viptrvllaur
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Long wait for initial service but waitress was wonderful!

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BarryIrvington
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice, albeit touristy spot in Times Square with great service

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was overpriced and mediocre at best. The service was also very slow for the few people that were in the restaurant at the time.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newly engaged trip to NY and Broadway show

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vipGina
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great evening meal at the Brooklyn . The service was excellent, the food was delicious. It was very busy, but it was worth the short wait.

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JerseyGirls
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was very glad to a reservation after seeing a show - just a short walk from the Shubert. We each had the house specialty- chicken pot pie. They are huge but we were both able to finish it. That with a glass of wine was perfect. Upbeat atmosphere.

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EarleG
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was marginal at best. Service was terrible, it was if we were bothering the
server to do his job.
I would not recommend this restaurant.
Bad experience.

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BethG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was extraordinary. My husband and I both had the chicken pot pie and it was the best we have ever had. My friend had salmon and it was cooked to perfection, as good as any fine restaurant. It was directly across the street from the theater we were going to, so convenient. Yes, it was definitely a diner and as a result, noisy, and a diner atmosphere, but it was to be expected. Just fun. Service was great and so was the chocolate cake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met a friend we hadn’t seen for several years. Our waiter was so understanding as we caught up with our friend. The service was wonderful! Always love our visits!

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jam4
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great after-theater casual meal.

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sjvdo
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience! I would gladly return to dine here

FAQs

The Brooklyn Diner Times Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 265-5400.

The Brooklyn Diner Times Square is rated 4.3 stars by 2560 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.