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Posted by Jamila Marks on 12/04/2011
It all began when we called and were put on hold for about 3 minutes. We were then greeted by an angry: "Address Please!!" to which we were confused and said, "Hello...Can we place an order for delivery?" We were immediately cut off--shut down--with a "address please!"...and I was like "Oh my dear sweet Jesus! That was not necessary!" I then ordered my meal to which I was put on hold 3 other times for reasons that were never explained to me. The delivery was quick and prompt within 15 minutes of ordering. The man's pinky fingernail was so long that he scratched me upon exchanging the money for the food. We opened our plastic white I Love New York bag and were sort of disappointed with what we saw...But hold on! Some of it's OK. First, we ordered a toasted bagel w cream cheese and lox--Instead we got a toasted stale bagel that smelled like moldy, bath watery, feet with 2 unspread blocks of cream cheese.....and no lox! PS--we paid for the lox. Moving on, our "santorini wrap" with sweet potato fries looked good at first glance. When we bit into our wrap our goat cheese (we replaced the feta) was overwhelmingly abundant. Every bite was smothered w goat cheese....not OK....sweet potato fries were MEH. And when i bit into one there was a strange spice that gave me a tooth pain and i had to spit out all the food that was in my mouth. Anyway we clearly cut our entree short and went right to dessert. While very disappointed that there was no thick graham cracker crust, the cheesecake with strawberry preserves proved to be fluffy, fresh, and completely demolished upon termination. The brownie had 3 levels of experiences--all very different. One being a smooth creamy moussey swirl at the top. Two was a thick chocolate covering reminiscent of the top of the chocolate half of a black and white cookie. Three..well...the chalky, flavorless, "brownie" underneath these two decadent delights, was....not good. At the end of this Malibu Diner experience..if i heard about another diner that had some killer sweet potato fries and graham cracker crustsss, I'd probably call them first.
Posted by Joeygirl on 08/02/2011
We have eaten at the Malibu Diner several times. The food is very good, the service is attentive, the atmosphere is friendly and the value is great, especially for NYC. I would recommend this diner to anyone. My kids loved it and they always want to eat here when we visit NYC.
Posted by Sassy Lou on 07/30/2011
This place is only good for a grilled cheese. I have had grilled cheese here..but ordered a "fish n chips" special for lunch one day for about $12.. I got 5 fish sticks and some french fries. Was this really supposed to be from a kids meal..because I wouldn't have fed this to my dog!!
Posted by uptownboy on 01/09/2011
The service here was horrendous. Everyone in the restaurant was served before we were. The decor made it feel like we were eating in a nursing home cafeteria. I came with a big group of people, you think they would have wanted to us to enjoy ourselves so we would come back. This did not happen though. At one point when asked to send our waiter over the hostess replied "if he's not with you he's probably busy". What a charming gal. Never will I go to this place again.
Posted by BridgetJonesNI on 11/23/2010
I had read previous reviews from people staying in our hotel about how they had practically lived in the Malibu Diner during their visit, so I was expecting good things. I wasn’t disappointed and we ended up going three times ourselves during our stay, twice for breakfast and once for a really late dinner (hurray for 24 hour diners!). On our first visit we had chicken salad and the scrambled eggs with bacon, potatoes and toast (a hangover-curing breakfast if ever there was one). Everything was great – the potatoes in particular were a real treat and the bacon was perfectly crispy. On our second visit we had waffles with fresh fruit salad, a smoked salmon omelette with those yummy potatoes again and a toasted bagel with cream cheese and grape jelly. Again everything was delicious and even though the portions were huge again I managed most of mine because it was too good not to eat. We left stuffed and satisfied. The third time we went it was around midnight and all the other restaurants in the area were closed. We had a pastrami sandwich with fries and cauliflower with chicken noodle soup and the turkey and stuffing with a baked potato, carrots, peas and split pea soup. These meals reminded us both of comforting, homecooked food like your parents would make, but with maybe twice as much on the plates! Previous experience taught me to leave half my soup if I had any hope of making a dent in my main but I still only managed around half of that too! The chicken noodle soup was pretty good. The split pea soup was really good – very thick! The pastrami sandwich was delicious. The fries were nice and the cauliflower was perfectly cooked. The turkey was a little dry but the yummy apple stuffing and gravy made up for that. The baked potato skin could have been crispier but it was fluffy and soft inside. The vegetables were a little dried out, but then what can you expect when you rock up at midnight demanding a full meal? Every time we went in, no matter what time or how busy they were, the service was amazing – everything was dished up really quickly and there were constant offers of more water, tea or coffee (free). It really had a nice, neighbourhood feel to it and by the end of our trip we felt quite at home there. We never had enough room to actually try them but the desserts always looked delicious – maybe next time!
Posted by Jamieson Family on 11/15/2010
Visiting from UK for 5 days, had intended to try lots of diners for breakfast but the food, service and general atmosphere in the Malibu Diner meant we went there every morning. We met so many lovely people, including welcoming customers, and got lots of friendly advice. We would recommend this wonderful place to anyone, we're only sorry we never got back there to eat in the evenings! We loved New York City, everything and everyone was really great, and the Malibu Diner tops the list for the places we ate at! We'll be back, not for a while, but when we are, it'll be the first place we call in at!
Posted by Jessica P. on 05/06/2009
In January, my boyfriend and I went to NYC for my birthday. We just happened to come across this diner one morning. We ended up eating breakfast there every day for the rest of our stay. The service was great, and the food was fast. Before I even had time to finish getting my coffee the way I like it, the food was being delivered. I'm going back to NYC this weekend for a bachelorette party and I just hope the hotel is nearby the diner. i will definitely go if it is!