On the way back from hiking, we decided to stop at a North Jersey diner. I heard the Gotham City Diner was good, and I wanted to see for myself. Plus after long hikes, normally most things taste good.
The atmosphere of the Gotham City Diner is unique. I always appreciate a diner that has a theme and concentrates on it. The Gotham City Diner does just that. Everything focuses on the Gotham City (I.E. New York City). They have several subway signs, street signs and memorabilia and paintings. It’s one of the best-themed diners I’ve been too!
The waitress was friendly. However, she seemed to forget about our table. She only came back a couple of times and I could have used more drink refills as well as napkin (ribs are messy ;). She came back four times: to take our order, bring out our food and bring dessert and the check. I could have used a few more drink refills.
The Gotham City Diner has plenty of options as well as several unique diner options. They have a custom salad menu where you can make your own salad as well as a gelato bar. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a diner with either.
After the hike, I was craving red meat. I don’t think I’ve ever ordered ribs at a diner before so I decided to go for it. The ribs were tender, and they fell off the bone. They tasted great. The shoestrings fries were good as well and rib juice soaked right into them.
I ordered the red velvet cake as well as the Cherry Garcia ice cream. The red velvet cake tasted good. It wasn’t the best but plus was plenty of frosting. If you know me, you know I love my cake frosting.
The Cherry Garcia gelato was homemade, and I enjoyed it a lot. It was my favorite diner ice cream to date, and I would highly recommend it. If you go to the Gotham City Diner, you have to save room for their gelato.
For my coffee, ribs, and dessert the cost was $30. That isn’t bad, considering most ribs at other restaurants are $20+.
I enjoyed the Gotham City Diner, but I do wish the service was a little better. Other than that, I enjoyed the food and the cake!
Questions for you:
Have you tried gelato before?
Do you like ribs?
I have to be craving them but I like ribs.