Tom’s Restaurant

Restaurants, Diners Prospect Heights
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Tom’s Restaurant
Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

Not much changes at the perfect pre–Brooklyn Museum eatery, Tom’s: The lemon-ricotta pancakes slathered in a medley of butters are still heavenly, cherry-lime rickeys maintain an old-soda-shoppe allure, and on weekend mornings, a line of hungry diners of all ages—munching on cookies and orange slices proffered by friendly staff—stretches around the block. Get here early for a timely eggs and coffee fix.


Venue name: Tom’s Restaurant
Address: 782 Washington Ave
Cross street: at Sterling Pl
Opening hours: Daily 6am–4pm
Transport: Subway: 2, 3 to Eastern Pkwy–Brooklyn Museum
Price: Average main course: $8. Cash only
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Melissa S

Tom's is the epitome of the Brooklyn Diner. It's cozy and crowded and there's a line down the block to get in--but that's absolutely part of it's charm! You won't wait too long, so don't get scared when you see the line wrap around the corner (they also feed you and bring you water/juice/coffee--score!) The food is typical diner food, but always good. The staff is friendly and they get to know the locals. If you're nearby, definitely stop in!


Homey, kitschy and deliciously filling—this is the perfect diner. If you go here during prime brunch hours on the weekend, there's always a wait but the line does move quickly and the staff are incredibly nice. They serve you coffee while you wait! If it's nice out, I'd recommend grabbing a seat in the side room which is surrounded by windows that let in great light.