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Posted by Anonymous on 07/10/2013
I work near by and have ordered delivery but never been to the place. The food is typical diner food. The owner/manager was super nice but the service otherwise was just awful. I cannot emphasize enough how awful it was. When it came time to pay they we put the bill on the edge of the table for a few minutes before we flagged someone over, they nastily replied "no credit cards". The only tiny little sign anywhere was on the register, no where on the menu, no signs on the door, not one server mentioned it to us. We were told to use the ATM outside, on the street (it was raining) and the machine charged $2.50 for use, plus my bank charges. I'm just annoyed with the experience! I might return but why if there are other places around with better food better service for the same prices.
Posted by Hungry Juror on 01/19/2011
The Square Diner is exactly what I was looking for on Juror Duty lunch break. The fast pace and classic diner feel is as visible here then any other diner I've been to. With solid food and real personality, this is a much try.
Posted by fredricksen on 05/25/2010
One of the only remaining joints in town that gives a hint of what Tribeca used to be before the yuppies and glitterazzi moved in. Unfortunately the new crowd has decided the place is quaint and "classy" enough to justify solid occupation through most major meal hours (who cares if the kids aren't content with the modest space-- if their parents have to deal with the constant squirming and shouting then so do we). It's often understaffed, and the stress shows, though in the quiet hours most of the staff reveal themselves to be full of character. Shame it gets buried by demands that would be far more welcome at establishments like the posh, nearby "Pecán". Square Diner is one of those spots that you wish would remain hidden, partly out of nostalgia and partly out of protectiveness. So, for the new residents of the Triangle Below Canal Street, I say this: It's not just an alternative to Bubby's when that ridiculous line spills over into the street. It does NOT accept credit cards (though there's an ATM outside). Yes, it's family friendly in that they are nice enough to allow you to bring the young ones-- don't abuse that privilege. Paying an egregious amount of money for your little slice of heaven does not mean you should be treated like royalty (welcome to the real world).
Posted by Foodie on 04/01/2010
Ordered lunch for delivery today, food came pretty fast but that's it. The advocardo burger was one of the worst burger I've had in a long long time. It was stiff, yes, stiff like a board, dry and have no taste at all. Also ordered the pastrimi sandwich and it is very small, 1/10th the meat compare to Katz and it was almost $9. Not worth the money.
Posted by Bad Burger on 10/15/2009
Hamburger burnt to a crisp - Soggy and overly salty fries - $8.75. Food was made quickly, but poorly. The only reason this place is still around: Socrates closed.
Posted by stevie g on 02/18/2009
what can i say, great food, good service, fast delivery. reasonable prices. try the square diner salad!
Posted by bway & white on 05/21/2008
Hands-down, the best delivery burger in the area. I see the point other commenters have made about the fries' mushiness. I usually substitute onion rings for fries, which are hit or miss although sometimes sublime. You could mitigate risk by supplying your own bag of chips. Or, order those Alexa oven fries from FreshDirect. Get the burger from The Square, supplement elsewhere how you see fit. Shakes are good there too, and it's not like you'd ever get your lazy ass to wash a blender afterwards.