Nickel & Diner only gets half of it’s name right.

The Diner part, I get. A gorgeously upscale diner from the future, definitely.

As far as Nickel go….we’ll, you’re gonna need a whole crap load of them to pay for your meal.

Actually, it’s not that bad (as long as you don’t go hard on the booze) but if I have nothing to complain about, what is the point of this blog??

So, we came for brunch (the place was dead) and ordered two things.

One was amazing: the Grilled BLT. It was like a heavenly grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and green tomatoes. It was absolute perfection.

The Ranchero Omelette, however…was bland city. Plus it was dense and a bit rubbery.

However, because I did my research ahead of time, I ordered correctly. I mean, omelettes are more bad than good, am I right? That was a jerk move on the part of my dining companion, I think we all can agree.

1 Howard St
New York, NY 10013
b/t Lafayette St & Centre St
Little Italy
(646) 870-6100

Chestnut Mocha

Grilled BLT — 16
Served on Sourdough. Smoked bacon, heirloom tomato, truffle vinaigrette, baby kale

Ranchero Omelette — 17
Huevos rancheros style. Serrano ham, sour cream, Pico de Gallo, Fresno chili