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The Flame Restaurant
Posted by Bongo on 05/11/2010
A go-to for breakfast or a late night grilled-cheese with tomato & bacon. Service is quick. What do you want - to make new friends with the waiter? Of course they are rude it is a diner - take my order and don't F-around...I just want my food correctly and quickly without being bothered and that is what you get. They are always accomodating to my 2-year old and we have a nice time here.
Posted by Greekstud on 05/06/2010
I eat out almost every night, this night I just walked in here for the mere fact that I happen to be just in front of the place and I was hungry. Typical dinner. The management was VERY rude. Food was below standard and had no taste, asked for a cream soda and ice was placed in the glass in addition to the ice cream. Overall poor service, poor food. If you look for food in the neighborhood, plenty of other place to go where you will have great food and a good experience.
Posted by Larry B. on 02/28/2010
The immediate area around Lincoln Center to my surprise on a recent visit is lacking in dining options. Fortunately on a recent trip there I was able to fill my hunger at this nice fairly affordable (considering the neighborhood) local 24-hour Diner. Food was tasty, service was prompt, atmosphere was that of a typical New York Diner (something actually in danger of extinction these days). I walked out satisfied. I had a bison burger which was pretty good but the Avocado wrap with grilled chicken my wife had was excellent.
Posted by anonymous on 12/07/2009
called to order a delivery, was not pleasant, raised his voice when asking for my payment information. told me to hold three times. have not eaten in rest., take out is good. but very rude service when speaking on the phone. try not to engage in conversation, you will not get the same respect back.
Posted by DMarksBK on 08/12/2009
The flame represents a lovely old slice of New York City that is rapidly fading, the inexpensive, no nonsence greasy spoon. The food is predictable and consistent, and quality is average to above average. The decor is typical glossy, tacky NY diner, a recent renovation brought the look up from 1971 to 1987 (keep in mind this was a 2008 renovation) The immigrant staff reflects the great diversity of this city, and they all buzz around this establishment calling out generations old diner lingo in broken english, all the while providing reasonably speedy service. and of course you will always see a flock of old timers at the counter. It is nice to see a relic such as the Flame florishing, This is a place where a wage earner can sit and have a thoroughly decent meal at a cost that is less than an hours pay, these places are important to the fabric of New York culture.
Posted by JT on 08/09/2009
Service was bad, food was not good
Posted by haalliso on 08/05/2009
the flame turns out consistently decent salads, eggs and burgers. i can count on getting seated during the lunch hour and i've always found the staff to be courteous and attentive. i hadn't been in since they freshened up the interior - i think it is more inviting.