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City Diner

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Upper West Side
American, Diner
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91st and Broadway, New York City, NY
+1 212-877-2720
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00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Ottawa, Ontario
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Myself and a friend went to City Diner for breakfast the mornings of Jan 14, 15 and 16. The menu covers the basic diner breakfast items which was exactly what we were looking for. There was no delay getting a seat and the staff was quite curteous in sitting us and flex when we preferred another spot. The coffee is... More 

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Thank WCove
Massachusetts
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188 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here recently with a large group of 6 adults and 4 small children. We found this place because we could not be accommodated at the Italian restaurant across the street in a timely fashion. I compliment this restaurant at quickly accommodating us. This is a typical diner with a large menu. Most of us had hamburgers of some... More 

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Thank woody096
Berlin, Germany
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like the old fashioned diner look. The location is great and easy to get to. The menu reads yummy. There is an all day breakfast menu as well. The salad on the table next to us looked good. I opted for eggs Benedict. The dish was made without love. It looked and tasted like the cheapest quality of ham,... More 

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Thank Landmeedchen
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I go here on a regular basis when I am in NYC. It is close to where I stay and the food is always good and the service is fast. The staff get to know you after awhile and always have a smile for you. It is a busy spot but fun and sometimes you see a celebrity or two!

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Thank WayneandScott
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I find myself in NYC a few times throughout the year. Every time I'm in town, I make it a point to dine here. The food has only gotten better over the years! The burgers are always perfect, and so are the fries. Breakfast is always delicious. The cheesecake is a MUST! I love this place.

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Thank Julianna M
New York, NY
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582 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I recently met a friend for breakfast at City Diner based on his prior (and very positive) experience. Oddly enough, though I have lived on the Upper Westside for 20 years, I had not been to the City Diner since there are 2-3 others closer to my home -- but I will return to City. Why? Excellent waffles (and other... More 

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Thank Trup
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)

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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.

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Thank jazzguy
Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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Thank Ross M
Long Melford, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
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?

Staying in Upper West Side

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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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