Skylark Diner (Edison)

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 Coffee

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.

skylark salad

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 Bread pudding

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?