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Carnegie Diner and Cafe Brings Back Old World Pastrami and Food That Delights

Carnegie Diner and Cafe Brings Back Old World Pastrami and Food That Delights

There is a new restaurant in town and it is right across the street from Carnegie Hall. The Carnegie Diner and Cafe on 57th Street is a welcome addition as New York lost most of our deli’s and diners that served up those insanely decadent mile high sandwiches filled with Pastrami and Corned Beef, breakfast and milkshakes to perfection. Now there is the Carnegie Diner and Cafe open from 6 a.m. to midnight to satisfy those cravings.

Conveniently located right across the street from Carnegie Hall, this diner is filled with paintings and memories of days gone by. Music greats play silently as you nosh on heavenly delights.

The menu focuses on classic comfort food like breakfast delights, greek favorites, those beloved sandwiches, burgers, mac and cheese and more. We started with their famous mac & cheese ($6), which also comes with prosciutto ($9) or lobster ($14). This creamy heavenly dish is generous and delightful.

Also a cheese pie ($7.95) that was flaky and the perfect light lunch.

The Pastrami Sandwich ($29.95) is a pound of tasty delight with pickles and cold slaw. You will not be able to eat this in one sitting.

On the healthy side the Kale Chicken Caesar ($16.95) is much bigger than it looks. The fresh grilled chicken is truly delectable, as it again has a juicy succulent taste to the meat.

The Five Hills double decker, bacon cheeseburger ($26) is made with organic beef and you can taste the difference. Served with a generous amount of handout fries. This juicy burger has wonderfully zesty seasoning with plenty off bacon and a side salad to complete the meal. 

I have to admit my favorite item on the menu was the greek delight filled with apples and sweet custard. I will definitely be back for their monster milkshakes, descendant deserts and their awesome comfort food.

Great news for theatre goers or those who want a great deal. There is a brand new pre and post theatre menu. $27.95 for 3 courses, served daily from 4-7 and 10-12

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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