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Posted by Toi Brownstone on 02/08/2009
Tick tock Nachos, absolutely awesome!!
Posted by OD on 01/07/2009
I walk into this diner with my date late circa 11:30PM last night, and the waiter seats us without handing us menus. I get up and get one from some staff members doing some accounting at some table. After several minutes, we get a hold of the waiter, and let him know we need another menu. My date goes to wash her hands, and I see her come back out to grab napkins from empty tables because there was no paper in the girls' restroom. This is a 24 hr diner - so it's like it was the end of the day and they had no chance to stay on top of their restocking game. We ordered the turkey/mango wraps. Food was decent. Not bad - but not great. I feel bad for the waiter, they seemed understaffed at that time and I think it cost his service some quality. But forgetting to hand menus? Please. Never bothered to check on things, and had to yell out for him to get a check. Atmosphere OK. Will never go back. I'll wait to get home and eat instead of stopping there. Only went because everything else was closed. You'll have a better experience eating at Subway - trust me.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/31/2008
the diner atmosphere makes tick tock great but the fact that my friend and i had to wait for over 15 minutes for our waitress to come to us is too long. understandably it was busy at 2:15pm but still, how much does it take to just come over and say "hi, i'll be right with you"? when we finally ordered, we waited about 30 minutes for our food. turns out that they're okay with giving customers semi-burnt waffles and chicken fingers that are not whole pieces. i didn't send it back because i figured that it would have taken forever to get a decent waffle. thank goodness for the warm syrup...
Posted by from Around the Corner on 12/07/2008
I used to frequent this place for lunch all the time. Food is alright, lunch wraps are pretty good. Burgers are also decent, but nothing special. It's an average value for average food but the service is terrible during lunch time. It takes forever to get hold of a waiter/waitress because there's only a few on the floor. If you must, wait till off-hours.
Posted by Janice, Scotland on 11/28/2008
From Scotland and on a City Break staying next door at the New Yorker. Before setting out each day this is the place to eat. Waiters friendly and helpful. Service quick and food just perfect. French toast witrh cinammon, pancakes hot and fresh, tea hot, juice juicy nad water to help with the dryed out skin in the cold. Fabby - no problems and would highly recommend the brekkie!!!
Posted by ohiolishman in new york on 10/19/2008
I read alot of negative comments about the Tick Tock and I just don't get it. I have been to NYC many times, and I know all about waiters who are challenged by the art of speaking the English Language or rude, and all about overpriced substandard food. But the Tock is quite the opposite. I have probably eaten there with my family 15 times and every time is just like the last... cool. The chrome exterior of the building is like a friendly umbrella to shield you from the (sometimes) cold world that awaits you on the streets of the city. I'm sitting here in Ohio right now wishing I could wake up in the morning and walk down to order a Traffic Jam. If you've never tried it I really recommend you do. Good Luck.
Posted by vanessaandjim on 10/07/2008
Hi We have been to the Tick Tock Diner on two seperate visits to New York. The first with our children. The waiter was really friendly and when we went back 2 days later, told the other waiter we were his friends and moved us to his section- Nice man with a moustache? He told us many places to take the kids (he being a father himself) We went back again this year on our own and were pleased to see the same man and sat in his section. We told him we had been there two years ago and he said he remembered us (yeah right!!) The food is good, we have only had breakfast there, but we are going back in february with the kids again, and will pop in and see if he really does remembr us!!!! Might try and have an evening meal in there- great place if noone can decide on what they want as the menu is HUGE!!! So are the pancakes actually!!! See you soon Tick Tock Dinerxx