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Nickel & Diner - Permanently Closed, New York, NY

Nickel & Diner - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
227 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Nickel and Diner serves New American cuisine and upgraded diner classics by Chef Eric Rentz. With a focus on the freshest, locally sourced ingredients available, Nickel and Diner takes an eclectic approach to American cuisine, eschewing from typically expected diner fare.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, International, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 8:30 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–5:00 pm Bar Mon–Fri 10:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Mon–Sat 9:30 pm–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (646) 870-6100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Eric Rentz

  • Private party facilities

    Located on the border of Chinatown and SoHO, Nickel & Diner offers a variety of spaces depending on the type of event and guest count! Accommodating up to 10 guests our Private Dining Room offers an intimate setting for birthdays to engagements to business meetings. Please inquire at info@nickelanddiner.com for pricing for our Private Dining Room, Buyouts (85 seated) or Partial Buyouts (28 seated).

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Cross street

    Howard & Centre

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 227 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Service and food were weak. Booths were all torn up, looked like a termite or mouse ate them
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Service was so slow and wait staff were rude! Took 30 mins for coffee , 1hr 30 for food, 30 mins to run our cards at the end - had to ask for milk 4 times by which time my tea was cold. Overall very poor for NY!
  3. CH

    CleoH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely highly recommend! Food and coffee are excellent and deserve the price charged!
  4. TO

    TODiner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The portions are fantastic. My 2 egg breakfast could have fed 2 people.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I like the outstanding.
  6. e

    ed32

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was good, but, not great. However, the ambiance was wonderful. It appeared to have been a milkshake bar years ago and had been significantly updated. The bar stools had seats that spun around. The best part was the food. Not only were my scrambled eggs and bacon perfect but the portions were huge. Best breakfast I have had outside of Parc in Philadelphia
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    When asked for pancakes with seasonal fruit we didn't know the fruit would be inside the pancakes itself. I'd rather have it on the side. Coffee was served but for a while no one brought a spoon for the sugar. Multiple waiters were serving us so it was confusing as well... But overall, place and ambience was 10/10,would go again and try something else from the menu.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a quick bite or long y’all with friends. Staff is super friendly and accommodating. Great ambiance!
  9. MS

    MarisaS

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place to have brunch with my family!
  10. T

    Tess

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Although they had run out of drinks such as a Bloody Mary and no orange juice and it was only 12.15. Otherwise pretty good visit
  11. s

    shayna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nickel and Diner had amazing food and great vibes!
  12. DF

    DigbyF

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The service was terrible. We waited forever once we sat down for someone to just ask what we were drinking. He place seemed disorganized.
  13. m

    mma22

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    We went for brunch this past Saturday and had a generally okay time. The music, however, was blasting early 2000s hits throughout the meal and the food itself wasn’t terribly interesting. Not bad, not great. Very thin coffee. All in all not somewhere I’d need to return when in the city.
  14. AN

    AinNYC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great service and delicious food. Lunch crowd is manageable. I still miss the chicken dumpling soup, but the rest of the menu makes up for it (mostly).
  15. P

    Ponyo

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    A bit over priced for mediocre food
  16. YL

    YaelL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    I had high hopes for this restaurant. Walked in and it looked adorable and played nice music. Unfortunately, we had very poor service. The spinach & artichoke dip should have been called baked cheese because there was barely any spinach or artichoke in the dish. My friends veggie burger with Swiss came out with the Swiss cheese as hard as a rock, had to be re-made. My friend who wanted the roasted chicken was told they were out but could prepare some grilled chicken instead. The chicken came out on a bread/butter sized plate- no presentation whatsoever. Pretty disappointing experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Travelling with my sister !
  18. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Place was empty on Saturday night. Prices were high and quality was average. Despite being empty service was still slow.
  19. MW

    MargaretW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    the classic egg sandwich and chicken waffle are great! especially the waffle! but the decoration of the food wasn't outstanding.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Table, chairs and silverware were dirty. Food was very basic and presented like a fast food restaurant. Orders came out wrong as well.
  21. AK

    AlyssaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very cute contemporary hip take on a diner. Classic food options, everyone in our party was happy with their order.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aboslutely a great place to visit! Try the corned beef hash and chicken waffle! The chicken is kinda spicy tho.
  23. BN

    BeerNerd

    Savannah

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Terrible service. You know you’re in for it when all the plants are dead. Appetizing! Afraid to order another beer as it may take another hour- even if you’re the only table there! New Yorkers have way better options.
  24. MN

    MarieN

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very very slow waiters even so the restaurant wasn’t busy at all. And the food is just average. Pretty disappointed
  25. S

    Soledad

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Veggie Burger on a rainy night and great staff... nothing to complain about!
  26. MT

    MontyT

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Took about 15 minutes to get seated with reservation, than another 15 minutes to get water. By the time our entrees arrived we had been there over an hour. The food was good and ambience was nice but we definitely felt neglected in the service department.
  27. SS

    ScottS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like diner date but a step up. Really enjoyable, nice streamlined atmosphere.
  28. t

    tndus

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    very disappointed with the deco on the dish and even the taste of food.
  29. JB

    JenniferB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    A very good experience. Very cool place, and they were nice to our children and their friends.
  30. R

    Rochelle

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here about 4 times and are overwhelmed each time, at the deliciousness of the food.
  31. SW

    SteveW

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The food is bad and overpriced. You're paying for the Instagram vibe. My grilled cheese was like cardboard and the tomato soup tasted like someone heated up some crushed tomatoes and sprinkled pepper in it. My friend's hashbrowns were cold on arrival and his storebought English muffin with jam cost $7.
  32. BG

    BrianG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Food took over an hour and they screwed up our order in more ways than I care to mention. Sent back my burger twice. They made the soup from scratch on the fly after they realized they never entered it. Waiter disappeared after it became apparent that she completely bungled the order and the poor food runner was left with all apologies. The manager appears oblivious to the details of what transpired. They took drinks, burger, and soup off the bill. I think they should have comped everything for the 4 of us it was such a frustrating experience
  33. RD

    RachelD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff here are wonderful, great service and very accommodating without interrupting too much. Good food. Love this place.
  34. RM

    RasheedM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The previous reviews are accurate. It's a diner which attempts to play in the restaurant space. I had hoped it was a restaurant themed as a diner but I felt let down. I had my 4yr old with me and it took 30 minutes to get a waffle, some scrambled eggs and a salmon plate out of the kitchen. The food was cold by the time it arrived. I was not planning to return anyhow but I wouldn't recommend the restaurant to a friend. Kitchen is slow and service is okay.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our waiter forgot to put our order in. We waited an hour and 15 minutes with a reservation and guests that arrived later got their food before us. We did really enjoy our meals though!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went here for brunch while visiting for the weekend. Enjoyed the diners atmosphere and service was great.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Awful service, GM was a jerk. Never going back.
  38. GG

    GallopingGael

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Solid brunch choice. Good celeb/people watching. Everything we ordered (veggie burger, caesar, burgers, eggs benedict, coffee, Chablis) consumed with glee. Great server. Out of Diet Coke, which was weird. Would go again in an instant...
  39. e

    edwards

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Good food and decent vibe. But service was borderline indifferent and very slow.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect- Ambiente, Food and Interior!

FAQs

Nickel & Diner - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 870-6100.

Nickel & Diner - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 227 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Howard & Centre

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 8:30 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–5:00 pm Bar Mon–Fri 10:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Mon–Sat 9:30 pm–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, International, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Close to the N,Q,R,W,6 train. Walking distance from the A,C,E and 1 train.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Rentz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 870-6100

  • Private party facilities

    Located on the border of Chinatown and SoHO, Nickel & Diner offers a variety of spaces depending on the type of event and guest count! Accommodating up to 10 guests our Private Dining Room offers an intimate setting for birthdays to engagements to business meetings. Please inquire at info@nickelanddiner.com for pricing for our Private Dining Room, Buyouts (85 seated) or Partial Buyouts (28 seated).

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