The Comfort Diner, which moved to Staten Island after 14 years in Manhattan, dresses up the traditional diner experience with classic comfort eats and modern-day hearty fare. Keep your growling stomach from frightening friendly ghosts by stuffing it with wild mushroom potato pancakes ($6.95), or start your chew cruise with mozzarella wedges ($6.95), which combine the food world’s most delicious cheese with the geometry world’s most delicious shape. The taco salad ($10.95) gives Mexico’s best-known culinary contribution a fork-friendly format, and oven-crisped fish and chips ($14.95) provide all of the flavor of the British classic without the sizzle of the deep fryer or the voyeuristic glare of Big Ben. Bread-heads can wrap their food-gripping phalanges around an array of sandwiches, such as a grilled chicken club ($8.95) or a Maine crab burger ($13.95), while proteiny-boppers can swoon over double-thick pork chops with homemade applesauce ($14.95). For herbivores, Comfort Diner slings savory angel-hair pasta with white-wine sauce ($10.95) and big bowls of veggie chili ($9.95). Breakfast and brunch options also satisfy early risers or late-to-bedders.
Famous Restaurant's menu spans the globe, picking the best American, Greek, Italian, Belgian, and Indian dishes to satisfy just about any craving. Diners can fill up for the day with breakfast dishes such as corned beef and hash or belgian waffles served with ham, bacon, or sausage. At lunch and dinner, Mediterranean-inspired entrees include spanakopita and chicken souvlaki paired with fresh greek salad, and Italian options include veal or shrimp parmigiana. There are also Mediterranean burgers topped with vine-ripened tomatoes and feta, as well as Texas burgers with fried egg. And on Thursday, Famous hosts its Taste of India and fills with the heady scents of ginger-infused roasted eggplant and garlic-marinated chicken kebabs.
Looking for a laid-back diner? Plaza Diner has all of your favorite eats and a casual ambiance. None of the fare at Plaza Diner is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Plaza Diner has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Plaza Diner — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Plaza Diner, which offers great seating for large groups.
Plaza Diner does not take reservations, so plan accordingly. Plaza Diner is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). The restaurant has catering services as well.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Prices at Plaza Diner are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal. Revelers can take advantage of the restaurant's menu of late-night snacks. Whether you're a party animal or an early riser, the restaurant will be open to serve you 24 hours a day.
For your next sandwich, check out Artie's Delicatessen, a delicious deli with something for everyone. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Artie's Delicatessen, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Grab the kids when you head to Artie's Delicatessen — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Enjoy wifi here free of cost.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Artie's Delicatessen — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
A mid-priced establishment, Artie's Delicatessen offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Artie's Delicatessen, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Cozy up in a comfortable booth at Westway Diner and enjoy classic diner dishes. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Westway Diner's menu does not offer low-fat options. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Westway Diner won't cost you a sitter.
The restaurant is accessible by public transit, and drivers are advised to leave their cars behind (parking is nonexistent) — nearby stops include 42 St. - Port Authority Bus Terminal (A, C, E), Times Sq - 42 St. (7, 7X), and Times Sq - 42 St. (1, 2, 3, N, Q, R).
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Westway Diner, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day. Nigh owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.