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The quintessential American diner gets a modern reboot at Nickel & Diner, which sits on the borderlands of Chinatown, Little Italy, and Soho. Hometown classics are joined by plates with Asian flare, so while you can get familiar buttermilk pancakes and beef sliders with American cheese and pickles, they can be paired with a kale-cashew bowl or tempura vegetables. Nickel & Diner's building formerly housed a Chinese buffet and the leftover facade is typical of Chinatown, yet the interior looks like an Art Deco version of any place you’ve stopped highway-side for some fries: with green leather booths buttressing the windows and retro chrome lamps hanging over the long bar counter.

New York

Nickel & Diner

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The quintessential American diner gets a modern reboot at Nickel & Diner, which sits on the borderlands of Chinatown, Little Italy, and Soho. Hometown classics are joined by plates with Asian flare, so while you can get familiar buttermilk pancakes and beef sliders with American cheese and pickles, they can be paired with a kale-cashew bowl or tempura vegetables. Nickel & Diner's building formerly housed a Chinese buffet and the leftover facade is typical of Chinatown, yet the interior looks like an Art Deco version of any place you’ve stopped highway-side for some fries: with green leather booths buttressing the windows and retro chrome lamps hanging over the long bar counter.