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Empire Diner
American Restaurant$$
Today 7:30AM–4:30PM, 5–11PM
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210 10th Ave New York, NY 10011
210 10th AvenueUSNew YorkNew York10011
$$American RestaurantToday 7:30AM–4:30PM, 5–11PM
Wednesday 7:30AM–4:30PM, 5–11PMThursday 7:30AM–4:30PM, 5PM–12AMFriday 7:30AM–4:30PM, 5PM–12AMSaturday 11AM–4PM, 5PM–12AMSunday 11AM–4PM, 5–10PMMonday 7:30AM–4:30PM, 5–11PMTuesday 7:30AM–4:30PM, 5–11PM
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Longtime art deco diner where chef Amanda Freitag offers upgraded spins on classic dishes.- Google
"The best peanut butter and jelly milkshake I've ever had."
"Amanda Freitag, you rock!"
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Tim Dew
2 months ago
Not your standard diner. Not sure if they are trying a bit hard. Its just ok. It doesnt really justify the price though.
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Corrie Davidson
8 months ago
Don't come here for hangover-curing greasy eggs. This is a diner only in name. The creative, inventive dishes are putting a new spin on your old faves. The homemade pop tarts (mine had guava) come in a pair and are light and full of fresh fruit filling that would be at home in any bakery. I do wish they had come warmed though. The toast I ordered was elevated to art. It's rare you taste something completely new, but the Bruleed Grapefruit sitting on a thin bed of cinnamon cream cheese blew me away. Sweet, tart, crispy, juicy - truly a must order for the experience alone. It's a small portion so feel confidant ordering a side if you're hungry. The outdoor patio is a great way to enjoy a brunch on a Saturday morning. They are dog friendly as well and we sat next to pups of all sizes, to our delight.
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Mary Davis
a month ago
One of my favorite places to eat in NYC, so I was very disappointed to bump my nose on a locked door today at lunchtime - no mention of a holiday shutdown on the website.
Vincent Jeanniard
11 months ago
Loved it. Super cool atmosphere. Great staff and excellent breakfast. A jewel.
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Kevin Chan
7 months ago
Pricey for a diner but i guess it comes with the name attached to this. Celebrity Chef Amanda Freitag owns and cooks at this spot. Came here for lunch and had the Empire burger. A juicy burger with their custom blend. A good burger but not a standout as i've had better. Service was good and their bar selection is well done too. Mixed a great bloody mary. Fries were fried up crispy and tasty. Sat at the diner bar which seems to be the place to be. Good service and even the chef came out to converse with her patrons. A good dessert selection as the take home cookie assortment was delish and the apple pie i had with ice cream was flakey, a good crust, and wonderful apple filling. It's a good spot if in the area but not a place i'd go out of my way to eat due to it's price point.
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Linda Pumphrey
8 months ago
I have not been to the new Empire Diner, but, I ate there on many occasions when I attended Guardian Angel School in the late 1950'a and early 1960's. I have fond memories of having breakfast after First Friday Mass with my Mom and other students of the school. It is so nice to hear that the diner is alive and well! I definitely want to stop by for a meal! Good Luck and hopefully many more years of the Empire Diner!
Joseph Witte
a year ago
meh. Not impressed. With too much swagger for his age, the young bartender with a faux-man-bun assuredly said my Old Fashioned would be served with orange zest, as I ordered it. Instead he served it with a whole slice of orange. I guess he didn't actually know what orange zest is; it's the orange part of the peel, and nothing more. Next, the very thin lamb burger promised whipped goat cheese, but mine had none. I noticed 3/4 of the way into it. It would have nicely cut the too acidic on its own chili jam. Although I was seated at the bar and in his clear sight, bun-man did not bother to ask if I enjoyed it. He was too busy fussing with a coffee filter for the dinner coffee rush? Details, details, details. Chopped!
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Dylan Stein
8 months ago
Three stars is generous. Menu descriptions are inaccurate. Portions are stingy. Flavor is underwhelming. And the steak is so tough.