TriBeCa has this reputation to be the place where the rich and celebrities live, with its high end restaurants and amazing lofts. In the last two years, I have been discovering this area and I definitely found places that you would probably not expect if you never went there and just been mesmerized by the sight of this neighborhood in TV shows or movies. Square Diner is one of them.
We went there on a Saturday, for lunch, and I was surprised to see this place become crowded after 1:30pm. Menu wise, like many diners, they have a large selection of dishes, quite varied. Jodi decided to go for pancakes.
You could add an egg (probably to balance out the sweet and savory) and she decided to have it scrambled. The egg was well done, not overcooked and thus dry. The pancake was as good as pancakes you would expect in a diner.
On my side, I went for the pastrami Reuben sandwich, that was in fact an open sandwich. I might have been disappointed about that, thinking that I would enjoy a messy sandwich, the grease from the pastrami dripping on my hands. But in fact, it was a decent sandwich, the only part missing being the Russian dressing replaced by mustard.
Of course, I had to try their milkshake and chose a vanilla one that made the cut.
It was a decent meal and we were surprised how speedy the service was, the dishes arriving few minutes after we ordered. Would I go back to Square Diner? Probably: I love the atmosphere in this kind of place and found the food comforting and decent, as you would expect in a diner.
Enjoy (I did)!
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