Viand Coffee Shop

Price guide: Budget

673 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side, New York City, New York, 10065

Price guide: Budget

Viand Coffee Shop

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#80 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
3
3.0
Ambience:
2.2
2.2
Service:
1.8
1.8
Location:
3
3.0
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Singles, Nightlife

Expert review of Viand Coffee Shop

A classic New York diner with no frills.

A New York greasy diner is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. Unfortunately it’s also a dying breed as higher rents move in and kick out this inexpensive neighborhood option. But whenever I am in town Viand is one of my first stops for a grilled cheese and thick vanilla milkshake. I love how the cramped space soldiers on despite its posh address opposite Barneys department store, one of the city’s best shopping spots. It’s the perfect place for before or after retail pilgrimages.

Food and drink: 

Classic diner fare includes plates of eggs and bacon, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches (my favorite dish is the tuna melt) and turkey sandwiches - all available from breakfast to dinner. Kids love the pancakes.

Ambience: 

A cramped space that’s about the size of a subway car. It’s still great for people-watching as posh shoppers, Hollywood types, and locals run in for their “regular.” You might even catch a glimpse of Mayor Bloomberg..

Service: 

I’ll just say gruff. I once got in trouble for reading the newspaper instead of concentrating on my meal.

Location: 

On the swanky Upper East Side, it’s avoided being shut out as rents sky rocket along Madison Avenue.

Price advice: 

Items start at US$5.95 - it’s one of New York’s real deals.

Tables to book: 

Everyone wants a cosy booth but sit wherever the staff point you to or you’ll start off on the wrong foot right away.

More information on Viand Coffee Shop:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Diner
Food:
American
Address:
673 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side, New York City, New York, 10065
Telephone:
212-751-6622
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Daily open 24hours.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats, Quick bites

Have you been to Viand Coffee Shop? Would you recommended it?