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Sullivan Diner - 22 Reviews - 169 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 228-6091

Sullivan Diner

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169 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
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(212) 228-6091
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Sullivan Diner - New York, NY

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Best

Great food, great service. The hosts and delivery people are always friendly.

Worst

All reviews seem positive

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/23/2014

I had a reservation at Sullivan Bistro for a party of 6. I made this reservation as a way to get extra points on a restaurant reservation website. I figured couldn't hurt to try it. The entire party arrived on time for the reservation. Everyone was a little weirded out as the decor was kind of like a dirty old lady's house and it was very cramped. The food was pretty awful as well but they had a nice pour on the wine so we thought no big deal, at least we're getting the points from the website for eating there. \r \r Each person in the party ordered a full entree, drinks, and dessert. On the following Monday I recieved an e-mail from the website advising that Sullivan Bistro had cancelled my reservation. This was a restaurant I chose to dine at with my friends SOLELY because it offered the extra reward points. \r \r I called Sullivan Bistro every single day from for a week and a half after recieving the e-mail attempting to have them correctly note the reservation as having taken place. The restaurant gave me numerous excuses as to why the reservation was cancelled varying from claiming the whole party did not arrive, to the party did not arrive on time, to not every person ordered an entree, etc. These were all complete lies. \r \r Finally after my 8th phone call to the restaurant I was advised that Sullivan Bistro would be contacting the website to correct the incorrectly cancelled reservation and rewarding the points. To date this has not occurred. \r \r The food and decor at Sullivan Bistro were all extremely poor. It was a tiny establishment that clearly did not know how to work it's heat/air as it was very hot and we had to request the door be propped open to allow for air flow. I felt awful having picked this establishment on behalf of my friends but took solace in knowing that at least I would recieve the reward points. And yet I have not recieved them. \r \r I feel very much like this i s a scam the restaurant runs. I think they get people to come in knowing they are a subpar restaurant due to the points they can earn and then cancel the reservation. I have no idea why but since they are refusing to correct their mistake and also tried to lie about it I assume it's a scam. \r \r Long and short of it - before I knew they screwed me on the points I had already decided I would never go there again. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 10/4/2013

by Rae at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Great food, great service. The hosts and delivery people are always friendly. more

Made MY Homegirl's Bday!!! 6/8/2010

Very Nice Place! Went to dinner for a close friend Birthday. The four of us all enjoyed our meals which were excellent and the service was wonderful will definitely go back! :) more

Fabulous Brunch 5/26/2009

Homemade corned beef and hash was the best. I get it in cities across the country and this is one of the best. To top it off, they gave me two poached eggs perfectly cooked. We also had the eggs benedict - perfect. Quaint size - tables big enough - and room between others. opens to street. Love it and will be back Pros: Great food, great service, Cons: nothing more

Simply delicious! 2/28/2009

The Sullivan Diner a classier diner with all the perks of breakfast and comfort foods. It a cute, classy little place with definite diner inspirations. Its very charming.\r \r The menu included classic dishes and great breakfast items. I got the Chicken Guacamole sandwich with a fresh spring salad with balsamic dressing.The sandwich was made with tender grilled chicken breast and the freshest guacamole. It was so flavorful. My friend got the BBQ ribs with some fries (cause what diner doesn't offer fries), which were also delicious. \r \r Overall a friendly charm and flavorful food and a full bar. Definitely a great place. I'll be back soon! Pros: Reasonable prices :-) more

I love Sullivan Diner 2/25/2009

Sullivan Diner is very charming, and a wonderful find!\r \r The diner (actually less diner and more restaurant) is shaped like a ""U"" with a bar/counter in the front (hey, a diner with a full bar...not bad!) and seats on either side. One wall is red velvet banquettes; there are small cafe tables lined up in a row, a few freestanding bar tables, and seasonal outdoor seating.\r \r The omlettes are very good, the perfect size, and fluffy. The ""home fries"" are lightly sauteed red skin potatoes with some delectably fried onion pieces, both at the perfect degree of crispy without being dry. Try the homemade lemonade if you desire a brunch drink with more gravitas that a mimosa. Grilled cheese, french fries, and mac & cheese are all delicious.\r \r But perhaps what I love most about Sullivan Diner is the lovely atmosphere. Jazzy French tunes (Edith Piaf? I think so...) were playing last time I was here; if not, there'll probably be something like classy Big Band sounds or some very nice jazz, Louis Armstrong, something atmospheric and simply perfect. Staff is friendly, prices are very fair, and it's perfect for quiet, tete a tete with you and a special friend. I'll be a customer for years. more

PUT YOURSELF INTO A MOVIE SET 10/28/2008

REMEMBER ""THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE"" IN ""MY FAIR LADY""? \r \r PUT YOUR SELF IN THAT MOST RELAXING AND ROMANTIC ATMOSPHERE! \r ON THE OUTSIDE PATIO,\r HAVE A DRINK FROM THEIR FULL BAR\r .OR INSIDE AT THE COMFORTABLE TABLES\r \r CHAT WITH THE OWNER-CHEF, RICHARD TAKE HIS SUGGESTIONS, TRY HIS SPECIALS.\r I'VE TRIED ALMOST EVERYTHING AND NOTHING DISAPPOINTED.\r \r MY FAVORITE IS THE VEAL PARMESEAN. JUST LIKE THE BEST YOU'VE EVER TASTED, ONLY DIFFERENT. \r AND THOSE SULLIVAN ST. BURGERS, YUM. AND DO NOT SKIP THE FRIES. I HAD SOME ON THE PATIO AND SEVERAL WALKERBYS STOPPED TO TAKE IN THE AROMA! AND SOME CAME IN AND HAD SOME. \r \r THE WAIT STAFF ARE STUNNING. VERY EUROPEAN. NEVER HOVERING, BUT DEFINITELY AVAILABLE.\r \r GREAT PLACE TO MEET WITH FRIENDS OR A QUIET DINNER FOR TWO.\r OFF THE BUSY, TOURIST BLEEKER ST. BUT STILL CLOSE TO THE ACTION.\r I NOTICED A LOT OF LOCALS AND REPEAT DINERS.\r \r AND BY THE WAY, I'M AN EX NEW YORKER, EXILED TO LOS ANGELES. \r NO PLACE LIKE THE SULLIVAN DINER HERE.\r SINCE I DO SPEND 1-2 MONTHS IN NY, LATE SUMMER, THE SULLIVAN DINER IS THE FIRST PLACE I GO.\r NEED I SAY MORE.\r TRY IT. YOU'LL BE PLEASED. AND IF YOU NEED ANYTHING TO MAKE YOUR DINNER BETTER, JUST ASK RICHARD. HE'LL SURELY TAKE CARE OF YOU.\r \r AND MIGHT I ADD, THE PRICES!!!! \r DEFINITELY WILL LEAVE SOME MONEY IN YOUR WALLET\r \r I'LLBE BACK NEXT AUGUST AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT. Pros: AMBIENCE, CLOSE TO BLEEKER ST IN GREENWICH VILLAGE, BUT OFF THE BEATEN PATH ON A VERY ROMANTIC, MOVIE-LIKE SETTING TO ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST FOOD IN NY Cons: NONE THAT I CAN SEE. more

Greenwich Village gem 10/11/2008

We ate dinner there on 9/30/08 and enjoyed it thoroughly. The food is definitely not typical ""diner"" fare; it's more like nouvelle cuisine (but with moderate prices). Our meals were really delicious (actually memorable), our server was terrific (very friendly, pleasant & attentive), and we sat at one of the outdoor tables (charming). Pros: Delicious food, terrific service and charming ambiance more

Dutch Nutella and Banana Pancakes ..... YUMMMM 10/6/2008

This place is GREAT - we are so happy we stumbled upon this little gem! We were actually heading to a different cafe around the corner.... the pretty flower baskets outside are delightful and caught our eye from the corner of Bleecker Street. We stopped to take a peek at the menu and saw ""Dutch Pancake"" -neither of us knew what a dutch pancake and so decided to stay and try them. When we entered the restaurant we were greeted by two very friendly waitresses. One asked if we wanted a table for two and would we like to sit inside or outside- we wanted to sit outside and enjoy the brisk morning so one of the waitresses showed us to a table on the patio. We had already decided to to try a dutch pancake- but the rest of the menu looked delicious too and I was torn between the pancake or the french toast. When the waitress came back to ask if we wanted anything to drink I asked what is a ""Dutch pancake"" - she replied ""It's like a crepe, just a little thicker"" and I asked what she would recommend - french toast or the dutch pancake? She said ""ooh that's a tough one- they are both excellent... we do actually have another pancake that isn't on the menu- it has nutella and banana on top it's actually my favorite""- being a Nutella fan I decided on the Dutch Nutella and Banana, and my friend went with the Dutch Bacon. When we received our pancakes we were shocked! We were not expecting something so huge... at first glance I wasn't sure I was going to be able to finish it... but there was no way I was going to leave anything on the plate! It was all too delicious!\r \r Besides the great pancakes, we were made to feel very welcome here- both waitresses were very attentive and friendly. The food was fast and the service was impeccable which is a rarity in this city!! We have eaten at many fine dining restaurants and not received the service that we did at this 'diner'. Thank you so much!!!\r \r Pros: Food, Staff, Service, Ambience, \r Cons: We can't eat there everyday! Pros: Food, Staff, Location, Service, Ambience more

Will go again and bring friends! 9/13/2008

French toast and soda cost under $10. There were no refills on soda, so it was an expensive can of soda for... more

Will go again and bring friends! 9/13/2008

Stuart Provided by Partner
French toast and soda cost under $10. There were no refills on soda, so it was an expensive can of soda for not being bottomless. The rest of the ... more

Surprise! Surprise! 8/25/2008

Since moving into the area, I've been going to Sullivan Diner for the last year and have been recently impressed with both the food and the service. Is it under new management? Not a diner at all it's more like a Bistro? They should change their name. Food, Wine and service exceeded all expectations. Very impressive. Thanks. Pros: Servive and food quality Cons: lack of outside seating for large parties more

Sullivan street surprise 8/23/2008

I've lived on Sullivan Street for the past two years now and finally decided to try Sullivan DIner, which by the way is directly downstairs from me. Great food and atmosphere! Since then I've been back about 3 to 4 times for brunch and dinner.They call themselves a diner, but boy was I pleasantly surprised. IT's really more of a bistro. I had the special which was sea bass. It was absolutely fressh and delicious! It was served with sauted broccoli,spinach, safran rice-and some incredible sauce-not bad for a diner. They also have a great wine list which I indulged in. Service was cheerful and helpful--also a rare find in a diner. I think I made a new friend. One that lives right downstairs. Pros: Bistro food and sweet ambiance Cons: Can get crowded more

Great service, great food 7/20/2008

This was a memorable dining experience. I was skeptical that this place was called a diner -- at first glance it reads more like a bistro or cafe. Don't be fooled. The food is all diner, but with a touch of elegance. Reasonable prices, great portions. The mac & cheese was delicious, taken back to its simple roots, not complicated with over-the-top ingredients or uncommon cheeses. This restaurant will certainly be a favorite every time I visit NYC. Pros: Food, service, decor, location Cons: None on my first visit more

Editorial review from GrubHub 7/12/2008

by Nai at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
The pancakes are awesome and they always deliver in a timely manner! more

New ownership is vast improvement 4/22/2008

Thank God they got a new owner/chef. The old place was really horrible--lousy food, surly service. Not sure what was worse--the creature that crawled from the underside of the plate right into my food, or the nasty response of the manager/owner. The new people seem much friendlier, attentive, and are far better chefs. i'll reserve ultimate judgment till I go back a couple more times. But on the whole a vast improvement. Pros: new owner/chef more

Editorial review from GrubHub 4/12/2008

by Bria at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
This is the second day that I've ordered from this lovely little establishment and I am delighted once again! I literally may order from here everyday. Each of the sandwiches I inhaled were full of flavor and compiled of the freshest ingredients. I'm a fan! Try the turkey burger and the chicken b.l.t. more

Good eats at decent prices 8/17/2007

These guys have great food and decent service. They serve breakfast most of the day, and their coffee is pretty tasty. They also have a lot of vegetarian options, which helps when you have a mixed bag of friends to satisfy. I've eaten a lot on their menu and have never been disappointed. They also have milkshakes, which satisfy late evening cravings. Sometimes it's hard to flag down the wait staff, but they try to be accommodating and are always pleasant. The one bad this is that they only take cash, but they have an ATM right in the place to help avoid surprises. Pros: All-around good food; vegetarian options; great BLTs Cons: Cash only more

Never a poor choice 4/26/2007

This place is great. Everything on the menu is well done. I particularly enjoy the french toast (best I've had), the Monte Cristo, the Tillapia, and the spinach ravioli. It's a nice everyday kind of place -- not too expensive but bring cash. Pros: Great food, good service, reasonable prices Cons: Smallish space (but not especially so for Manhattan) more

Best Dutch pancakes-banana-nutella EVER ! Go now take a breakfast 12/13/2006

Sullivan Street made me love american breakfast. I moved in america three months ago and I discovered Sullivan D two weeks ago. I loved the breakfast, but I also loved the dinner!!! Try the house made burger. A grand pleasure... Especially with the home made french fries.\r Pros: nice service, great food. Cons: cons? more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    The traditional diner look is updated with red suede banquet seating and granite tables by a petite countertop. The menu covers a breadth of comfort-food cravings...

  • 3/27/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 8am-11pm Fri 8am-12am Sat 9am-12am Sun 9am-11pm
  • Payments:

    Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    SoHo, Downtown
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