Pretheater out-of-towners pack the place and then pack in the better-than-usual diner fare. The Brooklyn salad is a filling, tangy toss of iceberg lettuce, Russian dressing, crumbled bacon and Gorgonzola; you’ll need a knife and fork for the pigs-in-a-blanket (there’s nothing bite-size about the huge sausage disks encased in flaky puff pastry); a juicy deluxe cheeseburger comes topped with piles of molten American cheese and crisp onions. The signature dessert is the Strawberry Blonde cheesecake, but the dense dark-chocolate pudding pie is the menu’s underrated star.
Brooklyn Diner USA
|Venue name:||Brooklyn Diner USA||Contact:|
212 W 57th St
|Cross street:||between Seventh Ave and Broadway|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 8am–midnight; Fri, Sat 8am–1am; Sun 8am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q, R to 57th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $14. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|