Seasonal menus served in a retro, repurposed dining car
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
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.
this place has been here a long time. great seasonal menu in a converted dining car, sister resto marlowe & sons also top notch
Popular spot, so can be hard to get into. Good food though! We got the burger.
An outstanding restaurant inside a converted old train car. Great for dinner, brunch, or date night. Excellent natural wine selection as well.
Another Andrew Tarlow restaurant, next to Marlow & Sons and in an old-school diner. We love their burgers!
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Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 6:00 PM
Serves the following meal typesBreakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Yes (incl. American Express)
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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