Last week I met Danielle and Christine at the Westfield Diner (careful if you click, a chorus of music will blast your computer). Easy enough, the Westfield diner is located in Westfield, NJ. I wanted to see both of them and since I had the day off, I made the trek up North. I had the day off but honestly with all the wedding planning stuff I needed to accomplish, I was more busy than work LOL.
The outside is cute with a good amount of parking. We arrived at 5:30 on Friday and it actually wasn’t that crowded. I was surprised! The outside is a nice cobblestone building. It’s nothing too unusual or crazy but it is nice and really cute.
The inside has rows of booths and has a nice small town feel. It reminds a little bit of the Westmont Diner, nice and cozy.
The staff was friendly and took all of the special requests we had for food and drink (coffee with whipped cream…salad with falafel…). The food came out pretty quickly once we had ordered too. There was nothing too unusual or crazy.
I ordered coffee with whipped cream like I always do. It was good. The waiter brought me back several refills and each time with whipped cream. The coffee was good and the whipped cream was good so it was perfect.
Like any diner, they had plenty of options. It looked like they had a whole Greek night in the middle of the week (which is something I would want to come do sometime!).
I ordered the Greek salad with salmon. Something I thought was strange was if you ordered the Greek salad with salmon (or any other meat), it didn’t come with anchovies (stated on the menu). If you ordered the greek salad “plain” then it did come with anchoives. I really like anchovies but I like salmon more. I could have requested both but I didn’t feel like it. I’ve never had that happen before.
The dressing came in a large container where the oil and vinegar (Greek dressing) had separated. It made it extremely hard to pour on because I was pouring oil. It was good dressing though. I prefer my dressing to already be on the salad but I can see why some people prefer that way.
This is probably the most I’ve written about a single salad but in cliff notes, the portion was smaller than I would have liked but still decent.
For my salmon salad and coffee it was 17. It was certainly not the cheapest diner meal I’ve had but not the most expensive either. For the amount of food, however, I would say it was a little bit above average cost.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back?
It’s a little bit of a drive for me but close to Christine. I would go back if Christine wanted but I would not drive out of my way to go.
Would I come back?
Probably but only if a friend living close by wanted to go. It’s a good diner but I’m not sure it’s worth the drive “just to go”.
Questions for you:
Do you like anchovies?
I hope you’re having an amazing wedding even though that’s not related to this diner :).
Looks like you guys had fun. Lots of restaurants I really like, but the drive time is what gets me, what keeps me from going back to them, so I understand that. I’ve never actually had anchovies on a Greek salad, or at all, but I do love salmon!
I can’t stand anchovies! I haven’t had one since I was a kid though, so maybe I would like them now? I also hate Caesar dressing, blech!
It looks like that salad has stuffed grape leaves? I LOVE those! They are like dumplings or ravioli…but Greek style! I think it’s cool that each culture has their own version of a stuffed little pocket of deliciousness.
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