The Brooklyn Diner Times Square

4.2
2126 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Crispy polenta and chicken sausage were standouts. As were the blueberry pancakes. Definitely make reservations!

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AG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

High priced diner food. Nothing special.
Wouldn’t go again. Sorry. I’m from NYC. Not a tourist. Just needed a place to eat close to the show we were going to see.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Overpriced and mediocre food.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food at reasonable prices. Chicken soup the best!

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KP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is good. Service is quick and a very friendly atmosphere.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great chicken pot pie—and location makes it easy to get to theatre.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Family visiting from out of town. Wanted a NYC experience. Great location and love the fact they they take reservations! Service was a bit slow. Food was good tho. Overpriced but expected at that location.

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AW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so charismatic and nice and made us feel like we were her special guests. We had a fantastic table with a view under the front windows, looking out at Times Square. Our server kept a continuous delivery of hot coffee, unasked. When the kitchen was out of the whipped cream that came with my daughter's pancake order, our server delivered a bowl of vanilla ice cream as a substitute. My son ordered the waffles and my husband and I shared the Salmon and egg scramble dish. All was delicious!

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m
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good place to meet for brunch or lunch prior to theater. Good location.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service and pleasant ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I Loved my breakfast, but everyone else hated theirs. $83 for breakfast for 3.

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Arrived at 11:45, they already took the breakfast menu off and had no other breakfast items on the "Diner" menu. They really should offer some sort of all day breakfast, after all isn't that what a diner is supposed to do. Food was good, but was really hoping for some breakfast options.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The only thing that annoyed me was the fact that I took the time to make a 12pm reservation and someone mistakenly sat someone else at our table so we ended up waiting longer than expected and I was working with a time schedule, so it gave me less time to spend with the people I was meeting as everything was then rushed and I literally had to run out.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It was honestly just ok

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DO
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place had a nice feel. Busy but not loud. Great place for Times Square

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food & tons of it!

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T
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for as good but service was exceptional.

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F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Anyways a fun place to eat, with huge portions. We love the chicken pot pie and egg creams.
A must stop whenever we’re in NYC
Suggest reservations, staff was very nice and made sure we has a cozy booth for two

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MP
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was excellent! Very friendly and enjoyable.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was so awesome and made my daughter feel so special for her birthday! Highly recommend!

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AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bustling, loud and lot of fun. Waiters are super friendly!

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NH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

amenable place but a limited menu and a bit pricey!

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g
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful upscale diner. Perfect pre-theater place. Reservations a must! Great service. And their breakfasts are fabulous!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat there regularly before theater and find it comfortable, great menu and good service.

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n
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Prices are reasonable. Service was acceptional as we had a request that the manager granted very generously. Thank you to Chris!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was hilarious! I can’t wait to go back and try other menu options!

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C
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The diner is much smaller than I expected but we made reservations with open table and they sat us immediately!

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here.

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EW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

need more salad options and some vegetarian ones to — but I appreciated the flexibility of the kitchen to substitute and take out items as we needed.

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CK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

It took over about 45 minutes to get our food. Breakfast for 2 was over $70. Food was decent but know worth the price but I guess that is NYC.

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It took over 30 minutes to receive our food. Otherwise, it was an awesome meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

It took us forever to get our food!! Once it came, we enjoyed it a lot. The waitress was good, but it should HV Ave never taken as long as it did to for the food to come. We waited almost an hour for it to arrive. It was just two breakfast meals!

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KD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is good. Service is good, especially for the reservation handling. The price is Manhattan like.

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JW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The food is good but very expensive. The service was horrible. The server dropped and broke a drink and did not even apologize. We had to wait over 30 minutes for a glass of win, and our food order( after waiting over 45 minutes) was incorrect.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service was horrible. Basic items were missing from the order. The food was also mediocre. This place used to be great.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Went in for breakfast before a day at the theater. They were able to seat us on time for our reservation— walk-ins generally had to wait. The food was great excellent - though typical Manhattan prices. But the service was awful. Coffee wasn’t refilled unless requested— and then only once. The plates were cleared and then 15 million minutes later we had to request the check.

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t
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The lamb burger was absolutely amazing. We were tucked away in the corner in front of the bar which made it quiet, but it also meant we kept having to flag someone to flag our waiter down. Portion size is amazing, only challenge with pre-theater is you'll have leftovers.

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LL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of four were very pleased to dine at the Brooklyn Diner. I’m a vegetarian and found a delicious veggie burger. There was a very interesting selection of foods to eat, everyone was happy with their soups, salads , burgers and the service. We are glad we made a reservation in advance because they were very busy and we were taken to our table very soon.

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EH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is very good .
Staff is friendly and professional .
Keith our waiter was “The BEST”.
Convenient location, quick service
in a pleasant setting.

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r
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome. Food was very good. My friend had the house special chicken pot pie which weighed about 2 lbs !! It could have fed all 6 of us ! Good place to eat at before a show

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