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Neil's Coffee Shop
Posted by Pisces on 06/21/2013
I ordered meatloaf for delivery. Would have sent it back if I hadn't been starved. Dry, overcooked, tasteless with gravy looked like car oil drainage. I'm another with the opinion that if a diner can't serve decent meatloaf - get a new chef/recipe or close the diner.
Posted by Phoenix on 04/14/2013
I have been there twice. First for a bowl of spilt pea soup- DELICIOUS. The next time, for a Meatloaf platter which is my favorite dish to order at diners- subpar! The meatloaf was cold, wasn't even that tasty. I ended up adding a lot of salt & pepper to make it more palatable. The place is nice, nice atmopshere, service is alright. I am so disappointed in the meatloaf tho- if you can't make that at a diner, I'm afraid to order anything else.
Posted by sandy on 12/20/2012
i stop by here for lunch only when i have doctor appointments at the hospital. i love the grilled chicken salad!
Posted by Pat N Dave on 03/04/2012
We arrived early so we looked around for a place to have a quick dinner. Neil's was warm, the waitstaff friendly and the food ( I had the turkey avocado wrap) was delicious, but the ice tea in a plastic glass was leaky. I drank enough to be worth it, but would check the glass next time. Great value!
Posted by Martin on 05/19/2011
I was surprised to see so many negative comments. I had breakfast there the last 2 days and it was really good. Cool atmosphere, super friendly staff, nice prices and good food. Tomorrow I'll go again. Recommended.
Posted by Kate on 06/27/2010
Ordered the turkey club. It is served without mayonnaise, the turkey was so cold that the rest of the sandwich was like an ice cream. The waiter told me it is never served with mayonnaise. Cost with coffee? nearly $16. Add the tip since I don't blame servers for the fact that short order cooks in NYC are often untrained, nor even that he did not know enough to offer the mayonnaise or not. BTW, he brought me the mayo on the side, so I had to dismantle all the tine triangles. I did see a waiter tuck a tumbler into the ice bucket. An excellent way to chip the glass, thereby exposing the customer to chips in their ice. True, these tumblers are plastic, but not considered good practice. Lots of shoving and jostling of the wait staff in front of the kitchen, which is passed by by every person who goes to the bathroom. Seems a bit odd to me, the set up. all round wretched and way overpriced. Coffee was drinkable.
Posted by MAXIMILIAN on 05/25/2010
Neil's has become more of a hipster hangout where some of the college crowd go to chat over coffee and stare at a laptop rather than savor the food. That being said, it's not really a bad thing. I think the place has a good vibe, and everyone who's in there seems to be of interest in some way. The diner itself has lots of style because it's sort of an old fashioned "eatery" from the 40's or so. The food is a straight up hit or miss game. It's average at best and it is another diner that probably charges a bit too much for diner food. The service can also be hit or miss as well. I think you get the idea. Enter at your own risk...