1550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10028, 212-861-2290
This is our Sunday place. It also seems to be everyone else's Sunday place based on the crowds and the perpetual line but, it's worth the wait. Although the place is large and crowded, sitting in a booth or by the huge windows gives you a sense of privacy. Service is fast, friendly and efficient. The menu is large and offers all the typical diner fare you'd expect. Breakfast and lunch offerings are delicious but dinner entrees can be bland. If you still have some room after your meal, try a hunk of one of their oversized pies or a slice of the excellent strawberry cheesecake. To avoid the big lines, we love to sleep late on Sundays, head out to a museum or the park on a lovely day and then wander back to the diner for a late lunch. There's STILL a line, but much shorter and we don't feel guilty about lingering over our meal.