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Old John's Luncheonette
Posted by whoamitojudge on 12/13/2009
Just right for a quick lunch with our three kids (ages 5, 9, 12) before a Lincoln Center performance. Very basic food - burgers, grilled cheese, great milkshakes. Diner atmosphere, friendly staff, quick service. For those looking for a "real" restaurant, this isn't it. Suited us just fine.
Posted by DivaCooks! on 02/24/2009
Let's face it, Lincoln Center dining spots are all overpriced. Old John's is old reliable. Sandwiches, burgers, beer or a milkshake (which are terrific, btw) are the order of the day, though their chicken pot pie can be quite tasty.
Posted by FXL on 01/25/2009
We had a great meal. Just looking for burgers and a beer this is the place. No push to get out and the price is right. We had a fine time.
Posted by A regular on 10/11/2008
This is the kind of place you can go when you don't feel like cooking but dont want to go through the whole ordeal of eating out.... reservations, getting dressed up etc. The food is good, all american, home cooking. And they are very accomodating in cooking whatever you want, however you want it. The atmosphere is nothing special, but its casual and very comfortable. This is our favorite, "go to" restaurant and we feel lucky to have it in our neighborhood.
Posted by Cather on 03/19/2008
If you just want good, simple, inexpensive food in the Lincoln Center area, this place is fine - a burger, omelet, salad type of thing. The people are very nice, and I am really glad it's here.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/10/2008
I ate here last week before a concert at Lincoln Center. It was disappointing on every level. The food was mediocre (soggy fries, cardboard tomatoes, wilted lettuce, dry burgers), the service was unfriendly, and it's not worth the price. The atmophere is a diner trying to be a restaurant that it's not.
Posted by SusanRenee on 12/07/2007
I was unsure when venturing to Olde John's whether or not it would do justice to the evening at hand. But once there I was instantly satisfied. It was a cool winter's night, so the warmth of the luncheonette was quite pleasing. We were seated immediately at a cute table complete with it's own very convenient coat rack. The atmosphere was a nice mix between evening restaurant and conventional diner, which created a very personal and relaxed setting while still bordering on the up-scale. My date and I had the smoked salmon sandwich which was superb and well-priced. Our friend ordered the chicken kabob, which seemed to be just as appetizing. The wait staff were very attentive and I didn't even have to ask for hot water refills with my warm tea. Olde John's is definitely a place I plan to patronize more frequently.