Skylark Diner (Edison, NJ)
Last weekend I met Danielle and Amelia at the Skylark Diner. After a more than eventful day, I was happy to see some friends, enjoy my whipped cream coffee and try a new diner. To give you a brief overview of what I mean by eventful: I ran my longest run post-injury, hit traffic on the way to work, work was 3X as busy as usual (I loved that part) then I locked my keys in my car. (That has become a terrible habit since moving to NJ). I used a shoe horn to prop my window open and break into my car. I have no idea how that worked. So when I arrived at Skylark Diner, I was happy.
Skylark diner has been on multiple NJ “Best Diner” lists so I knew it was one I had to go too.
Skylark Diner Atmosphere: A
The Skylark Diner is one of the cleanest, most open diners I’ve been too. Judging the Skylark Diner only on the atmosphere it was great. They flew (bad pun) with the travel theme. I liked the inside a lot. If you browse the website you can see they went with a modern, flight (Think the Jetsons) type of theme.
Skylark Diner Coffee: A
The Skylark Diner is in the top five best coffees I have had. It had the biggest mugs, the waitress provided several refills, and it had delicious whipped cream. There was nothing else I would want more in diner coffee…except more.
Skylark Diner Food: B
The Skylark Diner has an upscale menu and is known for its healthy and fresh options. The Skylark Diner has excellent food including all-day breakfast; greens tossed in balsamic, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, pan-seared seafood, and so much more.
I ordered the Mediterranean salad. It had chicken, artichoke, greens, blue cheese, and Parmesan. For $14, I expected a more substantial salad, but it was good. I also ordered a side of pita bread. The food itself was good. I was just left hungry.
The diner looked like it specialized in seafood. Next time I come, I’ll be trying the salmon salad.
Skylark Diner Dessert: B
I ordered the bread pudding. I haven’t had bread pudding in ages, and it’s my favorite dessert. Personally, I like my bread a bit more toasted, but it was good. At first, the waitress at the Skylark Diner said they were out (and none of the other desserts appealed to me), but she came back and said they had some.
Skylark Diner Cost: $$$
For coffee, salad, and dessert, it was 30 dollars at the Skylark Diner.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back to the Skylark Diner (Edison)?
The food was good. It was a little bit more expensive than I would have thought, and the service was meh.
The waitress poured half of Danielle’s beer as foam and still charging for a full glass (if LOLZ can pour beer better, you know you have an issue). I prefer the Edison diner down the road.
One last note, my biggest pet peeve for food is when I pay in cash and a wait or assumes I don’t need change. I left five dollars over my meal cost, and when she brought back Danielle and Amelia’s cards, she didn’t bring back my change/receipt. She didn’t ask if I wanted to change but assumed I didn’t. Unless the service is god awful, I will always leave at least a 15% tip, but I get peeved when I am not given the option to choose exactly what I want to leave.
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Questions for you:
What is on your strange food quirks?
For me, my coffee with whipped cream.
What is a restaurant pet peeve of yours?
That’s kinda weird that they didn’t give or at least offer you change. I tip pretty well too (Clay is a stickler about it because his mom was a single mom and a waitress for a long time), but I want the option to do it myself instead of having them assume, you know?
That coffee looks amazing. I can see why it was in the top 5 of diner coffees :).
My weird food quirk is probably honey mustard sauce because I eat it on weird things like fries, I don’t like ketchup at all!
My weird food quirk is that I only like bananas that are rotten, like black.
I like a lot of frozen stuff. I freeze the rotten bananas, any other kind of fruit I also freeze. And I buy light and fit greek yogurt and also only eat that frozen.
I await the day you try out a diner and NOT order a chicken or salmon salad. I actually went to look for whipped cream at the store yesterday- we don’t have any (that I saw).. stupid Australia
It’s funny you say that. I order something new when I go back to each of them. I had wanted something to compare them all too.
I was actually just chatting with someone that I just do a “diners revisited” update on some of the ones I’ve posted about.
I get really impatient waiting for the check to come back after you’d paid in cash or with a credit card. At that point, I’m ready to make moves and leave, lol.
I love when diners are clean! That’s a huge plus for me… and good coffee. Two important things 🙂
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