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Posted by Derek on 11/13/2013
As the title of the review suggests, this is a solid option if you're looking for some quick, decent diner-type food in the UES. I usually get an omelet, and I'm always satisfied with my choice. During my last visit, my friends got pancakes and a salad with grilled chicken, and both were happy with those as well. I think the quality of food probably goes down if one gets a little more adventurous, but I should hope you're going to any diner to get a fine steak. If you stick to breakfast foods and sandwiches, the food is very tasty, and you'll be fine. Plus, since it's a diner, the price is always right (especially considering it's Second Ave. location). As for the service, there are two waitresses that have been there forever, so they both know what they're doing. One can be a little gruff, but she knows what she's doing, and is generally willing to accommodate changes/adjustments to orders. Plus, she sneakily has a tremendous amount of patience as I've seen her deal with rude and clueless customers very well on many occasions. All in all a solid option, if you want a good meal for less than $15.
Posted by Will Morgan on 05/13/2013
This is the local diner of my friends in NYC, so I tend to come here a lot when visiting from London. The menu's extensive, and generally very good value - converting back from dollars to pounds, it's even more affordable! The quality of the food is good - consistent and satisfying. Service is a bit variable, though; usually efficient, but offhanded and with an undertone of anger that's a bit preturbing. You get used to it - and it is convenient and cheap - but I can see how it would be off-putting to a first-time visitior. I just shrug and say "whatever they're angry about, I didn't do it", and get on with it.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2012
Great food and good size portions. I used to go for the great breakfast specials years ago. They still have great food at a very fair price. I think one of the best deals in the city. I now go more often for the lunch or dinner meals . I still find the portions great and they have a few good items that are not on the menu. Its nice to have a good neighborhood restaurant . You get to know the regular customers there.
Posted by anonymous on 10/16/2011
3 Decker is the best value in the neighborhood. Their wait staff are all friendly, and deliveries are prompt and exactly as ordered. Some of their food is not the greatest, not fancy, but it is always fresh. For example, their chicken salad is a very fine mince that is bulked with a lot of celery. 3 Decker's omelettes absolutely rock, and they will cook your food to your exact spec. The only drawback is that I am a night owl, and they close somewhat early. For a late night alternative, consider Viand on 86th. Avoid Midnight Express like the plague, they sling slop for delivery. 3 Decker is my local fave.
Posted by DMC on 09/09/2011
Not worth the high reviews given by others. Food was extremely sub-par. When I asked for a chocolate milk shake, I was asked if I wanted it "hot"!! In the end I got something that tasted like sugary cocoa water.. disgusting! I also ordered eggs "sunny-side up", only to be served "over-easy" eggs. The wait staff seemed pretty clueless and disorganized. There are several other diners in NY that are far superior-- don't waste your time and money here!
Posted by Upper East Sider on 04/21/2011
The food here is good. The waiters and waitresses are really nice, and there breakfast special is the best on the upper east side, come on for less than $12 who can ask for more....ohhh and the burgers are pretty good here, I would eat here every week because the food is pretty heavy but every once in a while comfort food does not hurt.
Posted by anonymous on 03/05/2011
They have excelent food and great service