Looking for "old school" restaurants with old fashioned American comfort food
I will be spending a week in Manhattan soon and would like to eat in classic old restaurants or even greasy spoon diners that serve classic comfort food like hot turkey sandwiches, meat loaf, real mash potatoes, etc.. Also places that have historic dishes like Welsh Rarebit. And old dark wood interior with red leather booths wouldn't hurt as well!
How much are you willing to pay? There are a few places that are more upscale catering to the old school atmosphere, like Fedora, Lamb's Club, Minetta Tavern, Keens, 21 Club, etc. but they can be quite expensive.
Need a GOOD Old School New York Suggestion
72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018
21 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019
113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012
239 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
The Lambs Club
132 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
I would suggest Sarge's Deli. Even though it's called a "deli," and we go there specifically for the pastrami, the menu is more like a diner. So, you can get the classic comfort food you are craving. There are booths, but they are brown not red leather. The interior used to have a kind of grungy feel, but the place was freshened up about two years ago.
Sarge's photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...
Eater just did a "Who Goes There?" article about Sarge's: http://ny.eater.com/archives/2011/10/...
548 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016
Stage or B&H Dairy on 2nd Avenue in the East Village. Classic Coffee Shop on Hester deep in the LES.
128 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Classic Coffee Shop
56 Hester St, New York, NY 10002