Recently I stopped at the Times Square Diner in NYC. Initially, I had anticipated it was in Times Square and would be busy, but it’s a couple of blocks over on 807 8th Avenue (Between W 48th & 49th St.).
The Times Square Diner has a small sign out front, but it doesn’t stand out on the street.
For a diner in NYC, the inside has plenty of space. You aren’t sitting on top of anyone. There are several booths, a few tables, and a full-length bar.
The coffee was good but nothing unusual or unique. I could have used more refills, but it was decent coffee.
The Times Square Diner has a lot more healthy options than a typical diner. There are many different salads as well as wraps, and sandwiches. They have the usual breakfast, lunch, and dinner options but if you are looking for a healthy option, they have that too.
I decided to order the Greek appetizer which came with pita bread and tzatziki sauce. The pita bread and tzatziki sauce were both excellent. I dare say the pita bread was some of the best I’ve had.
Since the Times Square Diner had so many healthy options, I decided to order the beet salad. There were plenty of beets as well as goat cheese, but I could have definitely used more salad. The beets and the steak were good, but it needed more salad.
I like salad greens, and the trend of salads without the greens (maybe it’s an East Coast thing?) is not my favorite. In short, the salad was good, but I needed more.
The server was friendly and the food came out quickly. After our meal, it took a long time for the check to come. We needed to go but waited entirely too long despite asking several times. I think I waited longer for the check than the meal.
For the coffee, appetizer, and salad it was $24.
Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
I liked my meal, and it was a good stop. I am disappointed in the service though.
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Questions for you:
How do you prefer your steak?
Do you like beets?