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Posted by Kelly on 01/07/2007
If you're looking for an excellent milkshake on Manhattan this is the place to go!! Mixed in traditional metal cups they are frosty and flavorful and fill at least two glasses (and the cherry vanilla has real cherries in it!). The grilled cheese here is a tasty (and inexpensive) complement to the shake. Big enough to share with a friend, making this a bargain of a meal!!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/05/2007
It would not be proper to enter a diner with the expectations of receiving the best service in the city, or consuming the most delicious meal of your life. Tom's is a diner, and like at any diner, you can expect a neat atmosphere with decent food and okay service...Why would you go there otherwise? Actually, I enjoyed my meal thoroughly! I got a veggie burger which happened to be one of the best I've tasted thus far. Highly recommended. I also ordered apple pie a la mode which I thought to be quite good. Trust me; most diners fall short of what you can expect from Tom's.
Posted by b7RK on 08/27/2006
Perhaps the food is not very tasty but the service is really superfast if you sit beside the counter. The place is kind of small but the atmosphere is friendly. The prices are a bit high considering the size of portions served and the overall quality. There is a cashier, who is nice and very friendly if you can greet him in Greek. If you are a Columbia student and bored of places inside the school and ready to accept barely average food, check here out.
Posted by tripledrops on 07/18/2006
I ordered two eggs with hashbrown, the waiter took the order to the kitchen. When he came back, I saw homefries. So I asked him, "What is this?" He said, "That is hashbrown." I said, "No. This is homefries." He said, "Well, hashbrown is homefries." *FAINT*
Posted by Matt on 05/25/2006
Food is basically average to bad, and overpriced, which kind of defeats the purpose of a diner. Basically any other diner on the West Side is cheaper and better. There are only two valid reasons for going to Tom's: a) You are a tourist and saw it on a TV show and you don't know any better. b) You are a Columbia student and very drunk.
Posted by anne on 04/25/2006
I recommend getting cheese fries and a milk shake. One of the few diners left that will bring out the whole metal cup of your shake rather than just giving you a glass. The cheese fries are also a tasty treat. The rest of the food is just typical diner food. Good place to hang out after hours, but beware, the service can get a little dicey especially late into the night.
Posted by shaky on 11/23/2005
They used the outside in Seinfeld but it's NOT the diner in Seinfeld. Have you ever been to Cheers in Boston? Doesn't look anything like the tv show. With Tom's I have no idea what tourists are trying to do by going there...just look at the outside... Let us locals inhabit the place because we understand that a diner is just a diner. Tom's is a diner...an old NYC diner where the food ranges from good to middling, the service is usually subpar and there are tourists in there for no good reason...