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Old John's Luncheonette
Posted by Joan on 05/27/2013
I'm in complete agreement with an earlier reviewer. This was our restaurant of choice when attending Lincoln Center performances. Prices are still good for the area but the food has gone down. I used to love the scrumptious portobello mushroom sandwich which now contains less than half of the vegetables it used to have, and it has almost no garlic. The place gets very noisy at dinnertime so why the unnecessary TVs that no one watches. They add nothing more than noise.
Posted by elaine on 11/11/2012
5 of us had dinner at old john's last night. 3 of us were satisfied - my grilled chicken sandwich was enjoyable (though a little light on the chicken). 2 others were dissatisfied: undercooked fish and a pork chop that was fatty (very little meat). that said, i cannot recommend old john's. maybe it was an off night?
Posted by Marty B on 10/31/2012
Old John's is cheap and convenient if you happen to be in the Lincoln Center area. It also serves delicious food. I work close by and it is my go-to meeting place. It is cozy and unpretentious. I can't understand how some reviewers have said the food is 'just diner food". As a lover of diner food, comfort food at low prices, I taste a big difference between the mediocre offerings that are plentiful around town and this place! It's above average, very tasty fare!
Posted by Nicole in Brooklyn on 02/19/2012
Sweet, inexpensive place to grab a bite with a small child. The food is fine - it's a diner. But, its close to Lincoln Center and really delivers the old school New York charm with the tile, booths, spinning bar stools and coat racks at each table. I look forward to eating at Old John's again.
Posted by anonymous on 12/24/2011
Considering it's near Lincoln Center, the prices are good and for what is really an upscale coffee shop, it's kind of pretty because it looks like "Olde New York." But the quality of the food has gone down. My friends and I used to go there often -- I looked forward to the delicious portobello mushroom sandwich which was loaded with veggies and garlic and a healthy helping of mushrooms. Now, the layer of vegetables is patheticly thin and it's not very garlicy. As the place fills up, the noise level escalates, making conversation painful The TV, which no one watches, adds to the cacaphony. But as I said, it's reasonable for the area so we'll probably continue to go there.
Posted by Jessica on 08/06/2010
This was the first time I had been to Old John's. I thought it would be better when I got there. The food was pretty good for diner food. But I wasn't expecting anything spectacular. Had a turkey burger. Anyway, I left and then realized 4 hours later I didn't have my $400 sunglasses. In a panic I called them. They looked and found them. I picked them up today. It's so nice to find a place with honest workers in the city. They could have easily said they didn't find them. I'll be going back purely because of that.
Posted by Carlos on 02/03/2010
Nice neighborhood place. Very friendly owners and solid food; burgers are above average and the meatloaf is delicious.