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Seasonal menus served in a retro, repurposed dining car

Diner

309 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
About this place
Diner is a pioneer. Opened in 1999 by a young Andrew Tarlow as his first foray into Brooklyn (a borough with a dining scene of which he is now rightfully King), it's safe to consider it the birthplace of the effortlessly cool restaurant vibe. For starters, it's housed in a dining car and servers present the day's offerings (note Diner's website, which states: "our menu changes daily, dudes") by scribbling them on your butcher-paper tablecloth. The food is seasonally-inspired, comforting, and all-around solid. And the menu's mainstay is a burger and fries — which remains, to this day, amongst the city's very best.

Tips from locals

Willem
Willem
October 23, 2019
The menu is small but mighty (and changing daily) at this much-lauded spot from restaurateur Andrew Tarlow. One of the first establishments to put Brooklyn on the map as a culinary destination, the kitchen is still firing on all cylinders almost two decades later.
Abigail
Abigail
October 14, 2019
this place has been here a long time. great seasonal menu in a converted dining car, sister resto marlowe & sons also top notch
Katie And Perry
Katie And Perry
September 27, 2019
Popular spot, so can be hard to get into. Good food though! We got the burger.
Oscar
Oscar
September 18, 2019
An outstanding restaurant inside a converted old train car. Great for dinner, brunch, or date night. Excellent natural wine selection as well.
Alexandra & Colin
Alexandra & Colin
August 20, 2019
Another Andrew Tarlow restaurant, next to Marlow & Sons and in an old-school diner. We love their burgers!

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Location
85 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Phone+17184863077
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 6:00 PM
Serves the following meal typesBreakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Reservations
Yes
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Menus
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Dining Options
No Delivery
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