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First look at the menu from Amancay's, the spin-the-bottle diner in Brooklyn

Amancay's Diner
Photo by Orvik Amancay's Diner

One of Brooklyn's buzziest and most unabashed openings since breast-themed Boobie Trap hit Bushwick last fall, Amancay's Diner is a 24-hour greasy spoon rigged with an oversize C-booth dedicated to spin the bottle. 

The kitschy, graffitied bar-restaurant recently opened in Williamsburg with owner Chang Han (St. Mark's Market) at the helm to serve diner grub like burgers ($14) and BLTs ($10) alongside more creative plates like gluten-free shrimp scampi ($14) and barbecue-sautéed salmon ($18). In addition to the makeout-inducing seats, there are two-top tables lined along banquettes with classroom chairs opposite them. There's also a basement event space called Max Cellar that's suited for square dancing, African drumming classes, jazz shows and open mic nights.

We got a first look at the full menus for dinner, late night and brunch. Take a closer look below:

2 Knickerbocker Ave at Johnson Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-628-8860,


The bottle at Amancay's DinerPhotograph: courtesy of Amancay's Diner




Shrimp grits at Amancay's DinerPhotograph: SweJam Productions




Bagel and lox at Amancay's DinerPhotograph: SweJam Productions









CHICKEN & JASMINE RICE: cup $4, bowl $7                                  
VEGETARIAN CHILI with corn tortilla chips: cup $5, bowl  $8              
SOUP of the day: cup $4, bowl $7

CHICKEN WINGS (mild, spicy, or extra spicy) with Stilton dip, $9
TACOS TRIOS with shredded beef and chicken, pico de gallo, guacamole and grilled jalapeño, $9                                        
NIL’S SHIITAKE MUSHROOM with rice wine dipping sauce, $7
BRUSCHETTA with prosciutto, seasoned tomatoes, basil, $11
FRIED CALAMARI with marinara sauce, $9

ICEBERG WEDGE with bacon lardons, creamy red-wine–garlic dressing and cherry tomatoes , $10                  
QUINOA KALE SALAD with toasted quinoa and marinated kale, raisins, cranberries, carrots, celery, and candied almonds, $10
HOUSE SALAD with mixed market greens and house sherry vinaigrette, $8
BEET SALAD with baby kale, dried cranberries, roasted beets, goat cheese, sherry vinaigrette and almonds, $11                              
COBB SALAD with grilled chicken, crisp bacon, avocado, blue cheese, tomatoes, boiled egg, creamy red wine vinaigrette, $11                

AMANCAY’S BURGER with fried shallots, pickles and tomatoes on a brioche bun and sides of power slaw and fries, $14                                    
SLOPPY JOE: Barbecue shredded beef on ciabatta bun with power slaw and fries, $12
RISOTTO of the day, $15
MEATLOAF with mashed potatoes, gravy, sautéed green beans and a house salad, $14
BRAISED BEEF BRISKET with mashed potato, gravy, mixed vegetables and a house salad, $18                                                                                                   SAUTEED BBQ SALMON with coarse mustard mash, broccoli rabe and a house salad, $18
GRILLED RIBEYE STEAK with peppercorn sauce, fries and a house salad, $26
THREE-CHEESE MAC AND CHEESE, $12                          
MAYA SHRIMP SCAMPI with gluten free angel hair pasta and a house salad, $14 

Mashed potatoes, $4
Sautéed spinach, $5                                  
French fries, $5
Sautéed broccoli rabe, $5 

ASSORTED ICE CREAM and SORBETS (3 scoops), $6                                  
CHEESE CAKE with raspberry sauce, $7 


GRILLED CHEESE & TOMATO SOUP, $11                                                    
TUNA MELT: albacore tuna, sweet pickles, aioli and applewood-smoked bacon and cheddar cheese on an English muffin with fries and a house salad, $10               EMPANADAS (choose two: beef, chicken, or veggie), $9          
THREE EGGS ANY STYLE with applewood-smoked bacon, home fries and country toast, $11    
MEATLOAF SANDWICH with gravy and fries, $11 


STEEL-CUT OATMEAL with marinated raisins and caramelized bananas, $8
HOUSE-MADE GRANOLA & YOGURT with fresh seasonal berries, $8
JERSEY BILL’S TUNA MELT: albacore tuna, wasabi aioli and gruyere cheese on country sourdough bread with a side salad or fries, $10                        
BLT: applewood-smoked bacon, pancetta, bibb lettuce, tomatoes and roasted garlic aioli on ciabatta roll served with a side salad or fries, $10
BAGEL AND LOX with house-cured graclax, herb cream cheese, pickled red onions and capers,            $10
BUTTERMILK PANCAKES with apple butter, Vermont pure maple syrup and fresh fruit, $10                                                                                
MAYA SHRIMP & GRITS: marinated shrimp with herb grits and country toast, $11
MARYLAND-STYLE CRAB CAKE with micro greens, cilantro-lime aioli, radicchio and frisée salad with red wine dressing and homefries, $10
STEAK & EGGS: hanger steak with fried onions, two eggs any style and homefries, $16
VANILLA BEAN FRENCH TOAST with blueberry compote, $10
CHICKEN & POTATO HASH: confit chicken legs, yukon gold potatoes, two eggs sunny side up and country toast, $11
EGGS BENEDICT: poached egg on an English muffin with hollandaise sauce and homefries, $11
EGGS FLORENTINE: poached egg with sauteéd baby spinach on an English muffin, hollandaise sauce and homefries, $11
SMOKED SALMON with scrambled eggs and chives on a toasted brioche with home fries, $11
THREE EGGS ANY STYLE with applewood-smoked bacon, home fries and country toast, 11        
BREAKFAST TACOS with scrambled eggs, chorizo, aged cheddar, pico de gallo, pickled jalapeños and cilantro aioli, $12 

Pork sausage, $6                
Homefries, $4
Applewood-smoked bacon, $6                
French fries, $4
Smoked salmon, $6            
Steel-cut oatmeal, $3
Chicken & potato hash, $5            
Herb grits, $3
Sautéed spinach, $5                      
Toasted country bread, $2.50
Plain bagel with herb cream cheese, $3                                                                                   

Cranberry scones with orange glaze, $3.50
Assorted muffins  (blueberry, chocolate chip, banana, corn), $3 each
Cheesecake, $6                              
Coffeecake, $6