This cash-only, all-hours establishment is a stubborn holdout of the old-school Village—after all, the West Village now ranks among NYC’s priciest ’hoods. Whether you’re up early before work or coming in after a night spent clubbing, the highlight of the menu remains the tried-and-true eggs, cooked to your liking and served right on the skillet.
New York City is flush with top-rate fine-dining restaurants, but even we highbrow Gothamites like to trade white-linen tables for weathered Formica from time to time. Enter: the diner, those all-day havens of squeaky leather booths, sizzling flattop grills and stick-to-your-ribs comfort fare. From the best bagels in the a.m. to fried chicken in the p.m., these are the best diners in NYC.
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