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The Comfort Diner

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214 E 45th St, New York City, NY 10017-3302
+1 212-867-4555
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07:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I, along with family, visited New York for the first time and were looking for a less touristy place for breakfast - the real US / New York feel. And in our opinion Comfort Diner was it. Went there a few times during our stay and would have gone more if not for the snow. Eggs, bacon,... More 

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Thank miguelharrison1
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I always look to see how busy the restaurant is when I walk in, and go by that. The diner was full of people, the portions were excellent, and the food taste was excellent as well. Four of us went for lunch, and no complaints about anything. The servers are extremely friendly and The food was reasonably priced. I would... More 

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Thank Sally J
Brussels, Belgium
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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Small and cosy but offering a good choice of typically American breakfasts. I can definitely recommend the BBC omelette. Very helpful and efficient staff.

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Thank Maciej B
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Comfort Diner on our first trip to New York 10 years ago and the food and service were great then. We returned with happy memories and I'm glad to say ALL was still the same, great food, atmosphere and service all at a reasonable price. The Comfort diner retains the "old fashioned / traditional feel" HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... More 

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Thank Ian R
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit off the beaten track for tourists but worth finding. Friendly & efficient service, very enjoyable pancakes with maple syrup & bacon; just what I was looking forward to.

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Thank 69fredy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a friend and it didn't dissapoint. We ate here every day because the quality and service kept us coming back.. ....one one occasion there was an error on our bill so the knocked off a discount for the inconvenience. The food (the lumberjack) was exceptional. I'll miss this place.

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Thank sean l
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we only found the Comfort Diner two days before we were due to return home as we went for breakfast both mornings when in NYC. We were staying at the nearby Intercontinental Barclay Hotel. The Comfort is tired and is a throw back to the seventies but the food is so good. The staff are really friendly , helpful... More 

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Thank RnWP
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice warm welcome from the staff, this diner is a little shabby looking but our breakfast of berry stuffed French toast & pancakes with bacon was very tasty.

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Thank Rachael W
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this place for lunch as it brought us back in time to a time when food is made on site, shakes are mixed with care and the atmosphere is like a warm blanket. It didn't disappoint. We're not talking gourmet, more like home.

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Thank Nancy C
Cairo, Egypt
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101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting of the place is classic diner, the service is excellent and everyone is very warm. The menu offers the best breakfast options I found in New York, my waffle with strawberries and blueberries was out of this world ! I would definitely recommend it for anyone! P.S: owners and many waiters are Egyptians (I could guess from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 E 45th St, New York City, NY 10017-3302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-867-4555

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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