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Tom's Restaurant

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  • Diners & Coffee Shops
  • 2880 Broadway, New York NY10025 40.805484 -73.965243
  • (At 112th St)
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  • (212) 864-6137
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User Ratings (Based on 47 reviews)

Food 2.9 Value 3.0
Service 3.0 Atmosphere 3.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 864-6137
Cash Only
Sun-Tue: 6am-1:30am Wed: 6am-12am Thu-Sat: 24 hours
Breakfast, Lunch
Dinner, Late Night, Open 24 Hours, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Tom's Restaurant

    Posted by UWSider on 03/25/2005

    If it's on the menu...

    I live near Tom's, and it's great to meet up with friends late at night for coffee. It is not a great place to go when hungry however. If you order a hamburger, they'll bring you soup. If you order an omlette, they'll bring you the chicken special. In fact, whenever I take out of towners there, I tell the waitress, "Just bring me whatever you're wanting to give me," because I kinda think the philosophy of the wait staff is that they know what you should eat better than you. And they sure as heck don't care if they get the order wrong. I think they feel gratified to know that your burger craving has been screwed over by the soup.

  • Tom's Restaurant

    Posted by TOMS4EVA on 03/07/2005


    I go to Tom's way too frequently. I can't understand why someone would get a meal like steak/seafood/other real food there but for snacks (especially late night) and breakfast this place rocks. The cheese fries are really awesome and the Broadway shakes make the place famous. The breakfast specials (M-F) are worth it; on weekends its pricier. The waitstaff is really nice and attentive - much moreso than any other place in Morningside Heights.

  • Tom's Restaurant

    Posted by Columbia Student on 03/02/2005

    Hey, I like it

    Tom's is a good little place. The men at the counter are always friendly, and nothing beats an ice cream soda and fries. Fish burger is tasty, too. Reliable, clean, well-lit spot to grab a quick bite, especially late at night. Just ignore the tourists.

  • Tom's Restaurant

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/29/2004

    Not great, but good

    Tom's is a diner, it's not going to have awesome food. But it's great if you're going at 2 am or want breakfast at 7pm. The staff is like any other diner, they aren't the most polite people, but they're good at what they do. The prices are decent too. That being said, I only really go when I'm showing around someone from outside the neighborhood or it's 2 am. At other times there are way too many tourists.

  • Tom's Restaurant

    Posted by alex and joyce on 09/18/2004

    I went there once

    I was sight seeing ny with my old girlfriend after going to texas texas and having a big let down we decided to check out Tom's. We stopped for a bagel and coffee before we hit the road to Atlantic City. It's worth checking out just because of Seinfield's old stomping grounds but the food is less than mediocre. But a fun atmosphere none the less.

  • Tom's Restaurant

    Posted by They should pay me to eat there on 09/07/2004

    Enthralled by the spymaster

    I've lived 3 blocks from Tom's crusty diner all my life. And almost never go eat there. Why? The service is not good. And that's only slightly better than the food. However, Tom's does have one redemptive value which requires you to saunter over to their counter and take a seat. A few of my friends and I decided to sate our altered state driven hunger with some fries from Tom's. Lo and behold, a very well dressed older gentleman began to regale us with tales of his youth as a double agent spy during the times of nazi germany for spain and italy. Who'da thunk it? Eventually his tales of espionage gave way to lectures on astral plane navigation but overall, a high quality learning experience not involving the ivy league.

  • Tom's Restaurant

    Posted by Louis on 06/24/2004

    It is what it is....

    I think people miss the point about Tom's. It is nothing more than an old diner. Don't expect anything amazing, but it is the perfect place to get a really good burger and fries for cheaper than some fast food restaurants. The main entrees are fine if you are a college student far from home longing for something that seems like home cooking. The only complaint I have is that they don't take credit cards. Though for 7 dollars you can order what you want.

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