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Posted by Anonymous on 06/26/2005
I had the Multi-grain waffles for breakfast that came with low-fat plain yogurt and a few sliced strawberries and blueberries and walnuts. The waffle itself was quite dry and was too crumbly. Yogurt was plain - would've preffered a vanilla of which there are many low/non-fat brands. Service was pretty good - waiters seemed rush but they didn't seem to be kicking you out. Value was also pretty good - $7.50. Traditional NY diner atmosphere. I probably will return just won't order the same thing.
Posted by Joe Strummer on 01/20/2005
I just moved to NYC from London and this is my local diner. I love the layout, the food is decent and the staff are either friendly or friendly-once-you-get-to-know-them. Particularly recommended if you are trying to eat healthily but suffer from a big appetite - their salads are extremely generous and generally pretty good.
Posted by Els on 10/21/2004
During our stay, we ate several times at the Metro Diner, since it was very close to our hostel. The burgers are quite delicous and so are the desserts. But I certainly ate better pancakes. Prices are less than average for NYC. The service is pretty weak. Some of the waiters are really rude, others try to charge more than what you ordered. Briefly, I'd say, go there once to take in the atmosphere and 50's interior, but once you did that, try one of the many other good addresses NYC has to offer.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/09/2004
I would categorize the food as pretty good, but I don't recommend the spinach salad. If I had been making a salad at home, not one of those slimy leaves would have made it onto my plate. As far as breakfast goes, it's pretty standard, but no substitutions are allowed, which is hard if you're not into eating potatoes and toast. I asked to have half a grapefruit instead and offered to pay the difference, but the server refused and acted really put out.
Posted by Nick (London) on 01/03/2004
Typical Ameican diner, done out in the 50's style, which manages to look great, without being too kitsch. Food and service are both on the better side of good. The problem will be what to choose from the menu! Great free coffee refills and though the place is buzzing, you never feel like they are trying to hurry you along. Filled with locals - the place to eat breakfast if you want to feel like you 'belong' in NY and ar not just a tourist - simply sit there and earwig the conversations. Well worth the subway trip to 100th st if you are staying somewhere in midtown and want to experience hw New Yorkers eat rather than those other tourists you are surrounded by in Times Square...