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Diner

#224 of 4,400 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Diner
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85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211-6005
+1 718-486-3077
Today
18:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sun 18:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Diner and Marlow & Sons has been a great go to for many years. I recently revisited in the new year after years of being away. The food is just as good as I remember. Everything bursting with flavor and good portions. We ordered 3 main dishes for the 3 of us and we were easily able to share everything.... More 

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Thank Ida R
Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Diner is next door to Marlow & Sons down towards the river and the Williamsburg Bridge. It cultivates an old-style diner and bar atmosphere, but it's really far too fashionable and hip for that. We had a casual "burgers" dinner. It was good food and pretty-good value. The waitress (very helpful) will write out the night's dinner choices on your... More 

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Thank Bluey99
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by friends who lives in Williamsburg for a few years. It's a traditional American diner with very few tourists (only tow of us that evening we went). A popular place with many locals which telling us it is a good one! All menu changes daily so the waitress will write them down in the paper sheet over the table.... More 

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Thank Wei X
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

on our first night in Williamsburg we came across Diner; we stayed for a beer to soak up the atmosphere then decided to see if we could get dinner - so glad we did. from a great selection of food to great service to an amazing venue this hands down is a fun experience.

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Thank Alan-Jane F
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The good: The atmosphere of the old diner is great. It wasn't crowded for a Sunday brunch, and the service was good. The waiter writing out the menu on your table was a unique experience. Everything was made from scratch. The bad: We both had burgers, which were good burgers and everyone here recommends them, but there are plenty of... More 

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Thank Chris D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Very delicious food! The restaurant has a diner theme but with a retro, cozy feel to it. As I understand it they change up their menu everyday or so. Therefore they don't have any printed menus but instead write the menu of the day on your table. As mentioned the food was truly amazing. The day we were there they,... More 

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Thank Freja S
Portland, Oregon
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I used to dine here 13 years ago back when I lived in Brooklyn and thought I'd take some friends for brunch who were visiting NYC with me. The farro salad, donuts, and burger were pretty good-ish; however, the overpriced drinks, long wait, and big time attitude from both the hostess and server was not worth the trip when you're... More 

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Thank RelationshipGeorge
Pretoria, South Africa
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85 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We walked quite far to find this place as it was mentioned in the local Brooklyn Uncovered booklet. Unigue old diner atmosphere. Menu written down on tablecloth was a unique touch! We had nice cocktails and really enjoyed the food! Great for when you need something tasty in the middle of sightseeing and shopping!

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Thank sonkoppie
Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Menu changes everyday.... Was here for lunch. Quite a bit overrated. But the ketchup is really good ( homemade ?). Recommend to take the burger with French fries.

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Thank ERic W
Sandvika, Akershus, Norway
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant seems a bit worn down, but it's a typical American diner with a lot of atmosphere! And don't judge the book by the cover: the menu is exiting and innovative. We had cool cucumber soup with yoghurt and herbs, deep fried corn with a Parmesan coating, blue fish with potatoes and aioli, and a burger coocked to our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 01:00
Saturday
18:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211-6005
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-486-3077

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?