While visiting my brother Matt in the New York City area last week, we discovered a little gem of a diner. Diners are one of my favorite types of restaurants because they are barely ever crowded (if they are then the food is out pretty quick), they normally have huge portions and I’ve honestly never had a bad experience with a diner. Greasy spoons are kinda my thing.
That being said, we saw the Majestic Diner and I knew we had to give it a try.
The first time we had gone to Sunken Meadow Park to run a nice (and quite hilly) 10 miler and then came back to where we saw this diner. I immediately honed in on the Greek salad and it had all my favorite credentials (2 huge pieces of pita bread, double dressing, grape leaves, salmon and duh feta cheese…I think everything I like about salads…are the actual not salads). It did not disappoint and we were stuffed afterwords. We literally waddled onto the train.
Matt wanted to pose with his Cheese steak sub which was also great.
We had scoped out the breakfast options too (none of us were in the mood for breakfast the day before) and decided we had to stop back in the morning before dropping Matt off. It was honestly the best decision we made.
I got the lox (salmon) omelet with rye toast and also pancakes. I had nothing bad to critique the restaurant on food wise. The food was amazing, the portions were huge and kept me full for an entire 8 hour drive home and well… I don’t often eat pancakes at restaurants as well (because I enjoy to make my own) but these were extremely good too. It was a little bit expensive but it was worth it. The only negative response I had was that I went periods without coffee but I can’t complain too loudly about that.
So would I recommend the Magestic Diner?
Um, well my budget is very lucky that I do not live near there because I would be at this restaurant every day trying everything. They have so much options. It is a little bit pricey but well worth it.
Questions for you: What is your favorite greasy spoon?