Last week, the owner of New Jersey Isn’t Boring, and I met up at the Fountainbleau Diner in Piscataway Township, NJ. It was one that neither of us had been too, so it made sense. She is also going to every diner in New Jersey, but been to quite a few more. We got to the FountainBleau Diner on a weekday for lunch and it was moderately busy but not overwhelming.
We got to the FountainBleau Diner on a weekday for lunch and it was moderately busy but not overwhelming.
The diner itself has a cobblestone exterior and the interior is old school with plenty of mirrors. There were a lot of mirors and it made the space appear bigger. It felt like the “What Not to Wear 360 Mirror” but it was cool.
It was clean and nice.
The waitress was friendly and funny. Any waitress that cracks a few jokes is a winner in my books. You can’t beat that and she brought plenty of refills. Our food came out quickly and I have no complaints.
There was nothing unusual or unique about it but it wasn’t bad either. I haven’t had any amazing coffee lately but I haven’t had bad coffee either. I enjoyed the coffee and there was a good amount of whipped cream.
The Fountainbleau diner has several options but it’s not overwhelming. The diner actually has a smaller menu with “only” 4 pages. I’ve been to some diners with 10-15 filled pages.
What is overwhelming is the amount of lunch specials they have for $8.51. It took me a few minutes to decide what I wanted. I decided to go for the Chicken Souvlaki. I had ordered it a few weeks Sage Diner and I liked it. It might be one of my new favorite lunch staples.
The special came with soup and I decided to order a salad instead of fries. Lentil soup is one of my favorite soups and it was thick and full of lentils. It had huge chunks of celery and I liked it.
The chicken Souvlaki was much different than the previous diner. It was stuffed with tzatziki sauce, lettuce, grilled chicken and onions. It wasn’t too greasy and I enjoyed it. While I forgot to
While I forgot to photo of the salad, it was a typical side salad. There was nothing unusual. Next time I think I’ll just order a greek salad too. Even ordering a full Greek salad, two meals would be cheaper than a single meal at several other diners.
This was one of my cheapest meals to date. For my entire meal including the coffee and side salad upgrade, it was $10.
Overall/Would I come back?
I really enjoyed the Fountainbleau diner. The food as very inexpensive as well as large portions. I would go back.
Questions for you:
What’s the cheapest meal you’ve had?
What is your favorite soup?