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Diner, Upper West Side

gavspen Jan 23, 2014 03:23 PM

It doesnt have to be the finest food (although that would be nice), it just has to be a friendly place where half a dozen people can hang out for breakfast, sit for two hours and chat. There used to be the Shinning Star on the corner of 78th street (that ought to tell you how "discriminating" we are....lol) but that's gone; Lansky's like wise. 60's 70's 80's 90's 100's, all good. Your thoughts?

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    AubWah Jan 23, 2014 03:32 PM

    Viand Cafe

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      plf515 Jan 23, 2014 04:24 PM

      Seconded. Decent food, very helpful staff.

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      peter j Jan 23, 2014 03:33 PM

      Viand on Broadway and 75th.

      1. coasts Jan 23, 2014 04:08 PM

        There's a Le Pain quotidien on 72nd that seems built for this purpose.

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          bronxer Jan 24, 2014 09:18 AM

          Yes, and another one at 90th & Broadway.

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          swannee Jan 23, 2014 06:43 PM

          Definitely Viand

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            pbjluver Jan 23, 2014 08:54 PM


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              gavspen Jan 24, 2014 02:32 PM

              Quite the list, thanks. Didnt think of that.

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              bronxer Jan 24, 2014 09:17 AM

              Metro Diner, Broadway & 100th.

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                gavspen Jan 24, 2014 10:04 AM

                Thanks everybody. I'll investigate

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                Brian W Jan 27, 2014 10:25 AM

                There is Old John's at 148 W 67 St, right around the corner from the Apple Store. Certainly nothing great but the eggs and corned beef hash are good, plus the people seem to be nice.

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