by Stephanie Leontiev
The Bowery Diner creates an old-classic American ambiance with an abundance of options on the menu and beverage list.
Aligned with plush, burgundy vinyl booths, overhead dim lighting, and tiled floors, The Bowery Diner on 241 Bowery resurfaces from the past by emulating the likes of old-feel All-American diners. Mirrored walls open up the space while retro-like stainless steel appliances are in full display in the corners of the eatery. What poses as the main attraction might as well be the fully stocked, glossy, metallic bar with matching spinning bar stools that allow for a clear view of the sports games on the flat-screen TV. Although the live-stream is an upgraded element a bit out of left field, the atmosphere returns back to the retro vibe with a fully functional jukebox reminding us of sock-hops and Greased Lightning. Charmingly off center, the diner instantly creates authenticity in its message and shares a warm welcome to its customers.
From a family of four enjoying a cozy, mid-morning brunch to a lone soul on a late-night hunger rendezvous, the Bowery Diner truly caters to all. Serving breakfast from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, dinner from 5pm-12am Monday though Thursday, and almost 24 hours on weekends, there hardly is a time unavailable for your convenience.
The menu, also, provides a wide array of selection to adhere to both sweet and savory cravings. From fluffy, Belgium waffles topped with frozen custard to platters of bacon and sausage, there are many options to satisfy your taste buds. Not a meat-eater or a sweet tooth? The Veggie Omelet accompanied with whole grain toast and potatoes will not disappoint. Stuffed with tender mushrooms, cooked asparagus, glimpses of spinach, and hearty scallions, the classic egg omelet is layered with savory tastes. Add some cheese and dig in whole-heartedly.
Although the service may be a bit slow and not especially gracious, the food of Bowery Diner will satisfy your dire needs with a typical breakfast menu and will rise up to the expectancies of a well-rounded brunch and dinner with an alcoholic beverage of your choice. Again, catering to all ages to satisfy any customer who may venture by, the kid’s menu is well-equipped with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry milkshakes. Don’t forget to ask for extra sprinkles and a cherry on top.