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.
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..
I’ll just say gruff. I once got in trouble for reading the newspaper instead of concentrating on my meal.
On the swanky Upper East Side, it’s avoided being shut out as rents sky rocket along Madison Avenue.
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.
- Families with teenagers