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Seasonal menus served in a retro, repurposed dining car

Diner

304 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
About this place
Diner is a pioneer. Opened in 1999 by a young Andrew Tarlow as his first foray into Brooklyn (a borough with a dining scene of which he is now rightfully King), it's safe to consider it the birthplace of the effortlessly cool restaurant vibe. For starters, it's housed in a dining car and servers present the day's offerings (note Diner's website, which states: "our menu changes daily, dudes") by scribbling them on your butcher-paper tablecloth. The food is seasonally-inspired, comforting, and all-around solid. And the menu's mainstay is a burger and fries — which remains, to this day, amongst the city's very best.

Tips from locals

Amber
Amber
January 15, 2020
Classic neighborhood favorite. It’s up there with Five Leaves
Yana
Yana
December 23, 2019
Retro railcar environment, cool and funky spin on a diner, located under the Williamsburg Bridge. You don't get a physical menu, the servers scribble the day’s offerings directly onto your butcher-paper tablecloth. All the food is excellent! 85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Paul
Paul
December 3, 2019
New American eats, cool funky place - not cheap.
Willem
Willem
October 23, 2019
The menu is small but mighty (and changing daily) at this much-lauded spot from restaurateur Andrew Tarlow. One of the first establishments to put Brooklyn on the map as a culinary destination, the kitchen is still firing on all cylinders almost two decades later.
Abigail
Abigail
October 14, 2019
this place has been here a long time. great seasonal menu in a converted dining car, sister resto marlowe & sons also top notch

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Location
85 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Phone+17184863077
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 6:00 PM
Serves the following meal typesBreakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner
Reservations
Yes
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor seating
Yes
Menus
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner
Drinks
Beer, wine, full bar, cocktails
Dining options
No delivery
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