Does anyone know if the Senator Diner is still open? I think the Top 'O The Senator closed, but wasn't sure about the rest of it. Thanks!
The diner was still open last time I checked.
The Torch Bistro has been replaced by the Savoy.
It's supposed to be a bit more bistro-like than the Torch actually was, but I haven't tested that theory out yet. The third floor has been converted into a chi-chi lounge/bar, with a neat outdoor terrasse that has cool view of the skyline...
It's definitely still there - I had brunch there on Saturday. And it's still great. I tried a friend's blueberry pancakes - buttery with crisp edges, and fresh, sweet wild blueberries. Yum!
I had the burger there recently after a friend told me it was one of the best in the city. His last burger there was mid-nineties and much has changed, I'm guessing. The patty was too small for the (stale) bun. It was something like $15, too.
Stale bun at The Senator??? You saw a pig fly that day. Honestly, I've been eating there once a week lately, and have eaten there off and on for many years. There is not a more consistently fresh resto out there. The french toast is just as good as those pancakes if not better. The hervos rancheros is awesome. Always fresh chala bread and full fruit jams. The burgers are so good as is the basic BLT.
True that The Senator is not cheap. But you get REAL everything; nothing fake...right down to the maple syrup.