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Posted by Seth on 07/20/2012
I hit this place up each time I am in the city. It is so representative of what the city is about. Not a tourist place - that is what helps make it great. Food is good, price is good, service is what is should be in NYC.
Posted by Non-returning customers on 04/07/2011
We live in the area and have always wanted to try this diner. Bad decision! My husband's water glass arrived with a lipstick stain. My diet soda was flat, warm, and tasted the same as my husband's regular soda. My chicken gyro was made with imitation-chicken? strips that were inedible and my husband almost chipped a tooth with a bone that was left in his beef burger. The waiter was very nice and attentive but he couldn't possibly make up for the lousy food and dirty glass. Will definitely not return and warn others from visiting this diner.
Posted by disappointed on 03/20/2011
my son and I ate there recently and we were quite jammed into a table for two - when we asked if we could move to a larger table (the restaurant was more than half empty) the waiter said (loudly in a way that embarrassed us) that the other tables were for more than two people - even though one and two people were sitting at those other tables - my son who is quite shy (and very tall) was uncomfortable on two counts - would not go back. It would have been quite easy to accommodate us.
Posted by Big Bob on 06/15/2010
My family has been regularly eating at the Utopia for more than 20 years. The staff is unflaggingly friendly and always responds to special requests. For the most part, the food is typical NYC diner fare, but their dinners can surprise you with the occasional really good sauce. The dinner portions are huge - my wife and I regularly split a dinner and leave quite satisfied.
Posted by sailgirl on 06/11/2010
Best delivery eggs benedict ever, if you love benny, trust utopia, they will make your morning!!
Posted by Jay Clark on 04/26/2010
Yes, it is a basic NYC diner. I love the Cream of Turkey soup on the weekends. I also like the basic cheeseburger. Breakfast is always good too. But the thing I like most about going there the last 15 years is they take time to come up and say hello- especially if you were a regular at some point in time. I love Utopia!
Posted by NYCboy on 04/11/2010
I go to Utopia regularly, and I love it! The food, staff, and service are great. I live near by and Utopia is always a weekend-morning breakfast option.