The retro Empire Diner has been around forever and though the iconic Chelsea spot has wobbled about, closed and re-opened several times over the past few years, I've absolutely fallen in love all over again since it was recently revived with Chef Amanda Freitag helming the kitchen.
The Quick Bites:
Magnificent mac and cheese with orzo; a rich revision
Marvelous matzoh ball soup with bone marrow; cleverly composed
Fabulous French onion soup; hearty and homey
Cheery charred octopus; greatly grilled
Very good vegetable lasagna; light and lovely
Fantastic fish and chips; a sizable serving
Scrumptious skirt steak; meaty and medium rare
Brilliant Brussels sprouts with chili jam; an awing accompaniment
Until Next Time:
Empire Diner is located at 210 10th Ave, New York, NY, 212-596-7523, Empire-Diner.com
Thanks to Gregoire Alessandrini, UntappedCities.com for the image!