Versailles Diner (West Essex)
The Versailles Diner has now closed and reopened as the West Essex Diner.
Recently I went to the Versailles Diner (Fairfield, NJ). I saw a few diners along the way, and the Versaille Diner looked like a good choice. When I arrived around the lunchtime, it wasn’t too crowded.
It appears, they are doing modifications to the Versailles Diner, and while I was there, there was a lot of construction. I sat next to the window and watched the construction workers do their thing.
The inside definitely needed a facelift. The Versailles Diner is clean, it is updated and could use to be brightened. The space itself is large and has plenty of tables, booths, and a full-length bar. I look forward to seeing what their renovations bring.
The coffee was bland and disappointing at the Versailles Diner. It was hot, but it wasn’t great. In fact, I only drank one cup.
The Versailles Diner has every option a typical diner serves. The menu has several pages, with multiple sandwiches, dinner, and of course breakfast options.
Since it was still breakfast time, I ordered chicken and waffles. After living in the south, I do have higher expectations for chicken and waffles. When it came out, I was disappointed. It was just a piece of fried, reheated, a piece of chicken, on a waffle. There was nothing special or unique, and I could have made the exact same thing at my house. In fact, they didn’t bother to give a container of syrup but just “to-go containers”. What kind of diner doesn’t have syrup? I guess Versailles Diner. I definitely prefer John’s City Diner in Birmingham.
It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t something I would order again.
Our waitress was friendly and refilled our beverages often. The food also came out in the blink of an eye and I believe we were in and out within 40 minutes.
For my chicken and waffle and coffee, the cost was $12.
I appreciated the service of the Versaille Diner, but the food left a lot to be desired. Next time I go, I will definitely order something else.
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Update: The Versailles Diner (Fairfield, NJ) has now closed.
Questions for you:
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