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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.
Posted by anonymous on 07/26/2009
This was our first time at the flame and it was a little disappointing. The food was okay, but the service was a little erratic. Also, the food was very expensive. Who charges $2.50 for a lemonade? They treated it like it was a freaking cocktail. It had lemon wedges and lots of sugar and everything. The waitress took our order, which she did a while after we were seated. Maybe 5-10 minutes or so. She gave it to the chefs in the kitchen and then went and sat at the bar, chatting away with the owner for there was some sort of difficulty or something. When the food came, it wasn't presented all that nicely, but it wasn't bad. So we ate our food and after we finished it took a while to get the check. Not our best dining experience.
Posted by Adam K. on 07/07/2009
I come here in the morning after I get done with the night shift for breakfast sometimes. I get seated right away, my coffe cup is always full and the food is ready quick-- what more can you ask for from a diner. They also have whole page of healthier choice items such as egg white options, fruit and oatmeal, etc. I would absolutely recommend.