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City Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
American, Diner
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91st and Broadway, New York City, NY
+1 212-877-2720
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I found the City Diner by accident while crossing from Central to Riverside Park. The retro-diner look is gorgeous, the staff first rate and the food delicious. Thank you for being a pleasant surprise 😀 (The pictures are the meatball marinara sub and the chicken club)

Thank HalifaxLad
New York City
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The place is art deco style. Big menus. Good food and good service. Good place to bring out of towers.

Thank jazzguy
Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

OK, so we're tourists and were after the "diner experience" - our views are coloured by that. City Diner was recommended by our daughter who lives nearby. We went there for breakfast. The welcome was friendly and the décor had that art deco look we were expecting. The menu was comprehensive. I just ordered eggs and bacon (and then went... More 

Thank Ross M
Long Melford, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

I came here for dinner with 5 friends; on top of what we ordered, we had more than enough food to go around with the complimentary bread basket and pickle dips, and the servers were always on hand to top up your water. The service was absolutely excellent , everyone working there was exceptionally considerate and helpful and I would... More 

Thank Jess C
Homosassa, Florida
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

As usual, my restaurant complaint is derived from my experience trying to eat, never mind the food itself. Here is why this place is bad. As I entered alone, I was told not to sit at a the booth I went to. Instead, I was brought to a very small one where my arms were far to long to be... More 

Thank elshacko
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Big breakfasts and lunches, with fast, polite service. Staff very polite and efficient. A cut above the other eateries on the upper west side. Better to eat at a place with lovely art-deco decor, rather than a bland cafe.

Thank Marsudu
Jerusalem, Israel
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Walked i off the street, was greeted with a big smile and a large glass of water (but was offered coffee and much more). Friendly staff, large range of Dinner food. right on the main street but the no noise inside. I just had the blueberry Pancakes but could tell the general atmosphere was welcoming. The even had a large... More 

Thank erhzion
Fremantle, Australia
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

After 7 visits to NYC this is still my favourite place for breakfast. Large portions, welcoming staff and great choices ... The Lumberjack breakfast is worth a challenge. Amazing waffles, pancakes, coffee, you name it.

Thank L M
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

nice menu for any daytime or evening meal--food is fresh and tasty --no frills and fast service--coffee cups and water glasses are constantly being refilled---service people very friendly--most customers arem regular returnees--

Thank irving s
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Great brekfast at reasonable prices.Fantastic light strawberry cheesecake. Close to everthing.Also had dinner there one night and had a good chicken marsala with good vegetable soup.

Thank Jeffrey W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91st and Broadway, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-877-2720

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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