It’s been a while since we wanted to try Spa Diner in downtown Hoboken, not that we thought it would be an amazing cuisine, but more for the fact that diners are typical American restaurants that are apparently slowly disappearing in big cities. Yes, when you go to a diner, unless it is an upscale version like Brooklyn Diner, you are expecting comforting and cheap food. But I admit that I was a bit disappointed with Spa Diner: they say they “go the extra smile”, when In fact the service was a bit rude and not as welcoming as their slogan says. Food wise, I did not like it much either and prefer Malibu Diner on the Uptown part of Hoboken. Here is what we had:
A vanilla milkshake: they claim to have the best in Hoboken. It was good, but I think that McDonald’s has a better one (true!).
Spinach, tomato and goat cheese omelet: mushy, I have never been a fan of omelets like that anyway. At least the tater tots were good.
Pastrami Reuben: they brought it deluxe that I did not ask for, but waited for so long that I took it. The Reuben was salty and not that good.
So, overall, not good to experience Americana. I definitely prefer Malibu Diner: cheap and good for what it is. As far as Spa Diner, this is not a trip to the spa for your stomach!
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Spa Diner - 74 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030