Happy New Year & Happy 1 Year Anniversary

12.31.14PRESS & NEWS

Happy New Year!
To our wonderful patrons we wish you a joyous, healthy and happy 2015!

Please note, today we will be open for lunch as normal followed by dinner in which we will be seating guests from 6pm - midnight. We will be offering our regular menu and to help bring in the new year, Empire Diner created a special NYE prix fixe menu!

As you might of heard via New York Magazine, we will be serving brunch all day from 11am - 6pm on New Year's Day! Also, on Friday, January 2nd we will be serving brunch from 11am - 4pm followed by dinner as usual.


Join us on January 7th during dinner and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on us to help us celebrate our 1 year Anniversary!

Holiday Hours

12.23.14PRESS & NEWS

We will be closing early on Christmas eve at 10pm and We will be closed on Christmas.

Also we will only be serving brunch and dinner on Boxing day the 26th. We will not be serving the breakfast or lunch menus that day.

For New Years eve we will start serving dinner at 6pm and will have a regular menu plus a chef's prix fixe menu to ring in the New Year. We will be seating until midnight.

Starting at 11am on New Year’s Day we will serve all day Brunch until 6pm. We will be closed for dinner on New Year’s Day.

We will resume regular hours on January 2nd.

Open For Thanksgiving

11.20.14PRESS & NEWS



Hey New York City! We’re open on Thanksgiving!

11.27.14

We'll be open from 12noon to 8 pm. We'll be serving our entire menu in addition to a traditional turkey plate with all the fixings as our Green Plate Special.

Taste our other delicious holiday specials!

Walk-ins always welcome! You can call for reservations, especially for larger parties at 212.596.7523.

We hope to see you and your family! From all of us at Empire Diner, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Empire Diner is Serving Brunch on Labor Day

08.29.14PRESS & NEWS

This Monday, Sept 1, enjoy our Brunch from 11am to 4pm. View our full menu here.

Empire Diner's Back. Eat.

01.08.14PRESS & NEWS

Diners. We'll just say it - they're magic. They're where breakfast can happen anytime. Where Edward Hopper might immortalize you in oil. Where Jerry and George might hatch a contest. And this... well, this is the mother of them all... Grab some booth at Empire Diner, the Chelsea institution that's been reborn with the help of a Chopped judge, now open. So, Empire Diner. It's a classic. A legend. An art moderne beauty you may have spied in some of the greatest all-time New York City movies, like Manhattan and... Home Alone 2. Well, it closed in 2010, briefly came back as the Highliner and has been given new life. It's only open during dinner hours right now. But soon enough, it'll be open 24/7. Whenever you go, you're coming for gloriously upgraded greasy spoonness. We're talking fluffy pancakes, matzo ball marrow soup, black-and-white cheesecake and the real killer: a French onion soup with bagel-bread-pudding croutons. Conveniently enough, it's French-onion-soup-with-bagel-bread-pudding-crouton season.

Empire Diner is open for dinner

01.09.14PRESS & NEWS

When the steel-edged greasy spoon closed in 2010, it wasn't merely the end of the Empire - it was the end of an era. A Chelsea fixture since the 1970s, the iconic dining car came into its own in the '90s, when then-A-listers like Minnie Driver and Ethan Hawke squeezed in at the metal counter for Jack's chili sundaes and Bayou burgers. Food Network star Amanda Freitag - a free agent since leaving the Harrison in 2010 - taps into the space's history, opening a round-the-clock canteen of her own that pays dues to both the original and the hash houses of her native New Jersey. Retrofitted with tiled floors, a soda fountain and a healthy dose of chrome, Freitag maintains the diner look for her 75-seat restaurant, but gives the menu a modern overhaul. Her takes on retooled diner fare include matzo-ball-and-marrow soup, charred-octopus Greek salad and pork chops topped with pancetta and cranberry beans. See the menu below. 210 Tenth Ave at 22nd St (212-596-7523, empire-diner.com)

Empire Diner

01.08.14PRESS & NEWS

"Modernized diner food" is what Amanda Freitag features at this familiar Chelsea restaurant, which she and partners have resuscitated. "I'm serving diner classics along with some things that are truly mine," she said. "Someone could have trout almondine while their dining partner is eating pancakes." She hopes to attract local residents along with people browsing the nearby art galleries and visitors to the High Line. There are now more banquettes and classier lighting. The most critical detail, however, was acquiring the name: 210 10th Avenue (West 22nd Street), 212-596-7523, empire-diner.com.

Empire Diner's Back. Eat.

01.08.14PRESS & NEWS

Diners. We'll just say it - they're magic. They're where breakfast can happen anytime. Where Edward Hopper might immortalize you in oil. Where Jerry and George might hatch a contest. And this... well, this is the mother of them all... Grab some booth at Empire Diner, the Chelsea institution that's been reborn with the help of a Chopped judge, now open. So, Empire Diner. It's a classic. A legend. An art moderne beauty you may have spied in some of the greatest all-time New York City movies, like Manhattan and... Home Alone 2. Well, it closed in 2010, briefly came back as the Highliner and has been given new life from Amanda Freitag. (You know, the long-missed chef who was last at the Harrison and is now all over your television, judging and cooking up various sustenance.) It's only open during dinner hours right now. But soon enough, it'll be open 24/7. Whenever you go, you're coming for gloriously upgraded greasy spoonness. We're talking fluffy pancakes, matzo ball marrow soup, black-and-white cheesecake and the real killer: a French onion soup with bagel-bread-pudding croutons. Conveniently enough, it's French-onion-soup-with-bagel-bread-pudding-crouton season.

Empire Diner Opens Tonight In Chelsea

01.07.14PRESS & NEWS

Food Network star Amanda Freitag is finally set to open her first solo project tonight in New York City. The Harrison and 'Cesca alum's "locavore diner" will serve as a re-opening of the iconic Empire Diner - keeping the historical name - and feature a combination of the chef's signature dishes along with classics inspired by staples from diners around the country. Currently serving just dinner and holding 75 seats in a modern setting, the restaurant will eventually be open 24 hours a day and add an additional 80 outdoor seats in the spring.
We've gotten a chance to look at the menu, and already picked out personal favorites. A Happy Waitress dish of poached egg, ham, cheddar cheese and chili jam and loaded fingerling potatoes with foie gras, bacon bits, jalapeno and sour cream stand out among the starters, while larger plates include a classic patty melt as well as more "upscale" diner grub such as lemon chicken, steak and potatoes, and an oyster pan roast. It is worth noting that the pricing remains palatable throughout the menu, with the main courses hovering in the $15-20 range. There's no $24 Chef's Salad here, an increasingly disturbing trend in New York's overpriced diner scene. Looks like we'll be seeing you in West Chelsea soon.

Empire Diner Reopening in Chelsea

01.06.14PRESS & NEWS

What's old is new again - and the Empire Diner is no exception.
Situated on the corner of 22nd Street and Tenth Avenue in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, the Thirties-era diner that can double as a mobile home is reopening its stainless steel doors under the direction of executive chef Amanda Freitag.
Freitag, who is known for her work as head chef at New York eatery The Harrison, as well as for her frequent appearances on the Food Network, will take the helm in the kitchen when the diner opens its doors on Tuesday.
"I live around the corner. I've walked by it. I've eaten here in the past. I didn't even imagine that I could be the person who could bring it back to life food-wise and restaurant-wise," Freitag said.
The chef, who is also part owner of the diner along with Mark Amadei and Andrew Glassberg, the duo behind swank-ified comfort food joints Cafeteria and Delicatessen, wants to "redefine the concept of a diner."
Read more

Empire Diner is open for dinner

01.09.14PRESS & NEWS

When the steel-edged greasy spoon closed in 2010, it wasn't merely the end of the Empire - it was the end of an era. A Chelsea fixture since the 1970s, the iconic dining car came into its own in the '90s, when then-A-listers like Minnie Driver and Ethan Hawke squeezed in at the metal counter for Jack's chili sundaes and Bayou burgers. Food Network star Amanda Freitag - a free agent since leaving the Harrison in 2010 - taps into the space's history, opening a round-the-clock canteen of her own that pays dues to both the original and the hash houses of her native New Jersey. Retrofitted with tiled floors, a soda fountain and a healthy dose of chrome, Freitag maintains the diner look for her 75-seat restaurant, but gives the menu a modern overhaul. Her takes on retooled diner fare include matzo-ball-and-marrow soup, charred-octopus Greek salad and pork chops topped with pancetta and cranberry beans. See the menu below. 210 Tenth Ave at 22nd St (212-596-7523, empire-diner.com)

Empire Diner

01.08.14PRESS & NEWS

"Modernized diner food" is what Amanda Freitag features at this familiar Chelsea restaurant, which she and partners have resuscitated. "I'm serving diner classics along with some things that are truly mine," she said. "Someone could have trout almondine while their dining partner is eating pancakes." She hopes to attract local residents along with people browsing the nearby art galleries and visitors to the High Line. There are now more banquettes and classier lighting. The most critical detail, however, was acquiring the name: 210 10th Avenue (West 22nd Street), 212-596-7523, empire-diner.com.

Empire Diner's Back. Eat.

01.08.14PRESS & NEWS

Diners. We'll just say it - they're magic. They're where breakfast can happen anytime. Where Edward Hopper might immortalize you in oil. Where Jerry and George might hatch a contest. And this... well, this is the mother of them all... Grab some booth at Empire Diner, the Chelsea institution that's been reborn with the help of a Chopped judge, now open. So, Empire Diner. It's a classic. A legend. An art moderne beauty you may have spied in some of the greatest all-time New York City movies, like Manhattan and... Home Alone 2. Well, it closed in 2010, briefly came back as the Highliner and has been given new life from Amanda Freitag. (You know, the long-missed chef who was last at the Harrison and is now all over your television, judging and cooking up various sustenance.) It's only open during dinner hours right now. But soon enough, it'll be open 24/7. Whenever you go, you're coming for gloriously upgraded greasy spoonness. We're talking fluffy pancakes, matzo ball marrow soup, black-and-white cheesecake and the real killer: a French onion soup with bagel-bread-pudding croutons. Conveniently enough, it's French-onion-soup-with-bagel-bread-pudding-crouton season.

Empire Diner Opens Tonight In Chelsea

01.07.14PRESS & NEWS

Food Network star Amanda Freitag is finally set to open her first solo project tonight in New York City. The Harrison and 'Cesca alum's "locavore diner" will serve as a re-opening of the iconic Empire Diner - keeping the historical name - and feature a combination of the chef's signature dishes along with classics inspired by staples from diners around the country. Currently serving just dinner and holding 75 seats in a modern setting, the restaurant will eventually be open 24 hours a day and add an additional 80 outdoor seats in the spring.
We've gotten a chance to look at the menu, and already picked out personal favorites. A Happy Waitress dish of poached egg, ham, cheddar cheese and chili jam and loaded fingerling potatoes with foie gras, bacon bits, jalapeno and sour cream stand out among the starters, while larger plates include a classic patty melt as well as more "upscale" diner grub such as lemon chicken, steak and potatoes, and an oyster pan roast. It is worth noting that the pricing remains palatable throughout the menu, with the main courses hovering in the $15-20 range. There's no $24 Chef's Salad here, an increasingly disturbing trend in New York's overpriced diner scene. Looks like we'll be seeing you in West Chelsea soon.

Empire Diner Reopening in Chelsea

01.06.14PRESS & NEWS

What's old is new again - and the Empire Diner is no exception.
Situated on the corner of 22nd Street and Tenth Avenue in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, the Thirties-era diner that can double as a mobile home is reopening its stainless steel doors under the direction of executive chef Amanda Freitag.
Freitag, who is known for her work as head chef at New York eatery The Harrison, as well as for her frequent appearances on the Food Network, will take the helm in the kitchen when the diner opens its doors on Tuesday.
"I live around the corner. I've walked by it. I've eaten here in the past. I didn't even imagine that I could be the person who could bring it back to life food-wise and restaurant-wise," Freitag said.
The chef, who is also part owner of the diner along with Mark Amadei and Andrew Glassberg, the duo behind swank-ified comfort food joints Cafeteria and Delicatessen, wants to "redefine the concept of a diner."
Read more

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