Make Sure to Get the Fries at Comfort Diner
Last year we had informed you that Comfort Diner (45th btw 2+3rd Ave) had lost their lease and was planning to relocate but then it didn’t. Then all was quiet until this May when fellow Lunch’er Maria told us that she had spotted the Comfort Diner opened in it’s old spot once more.
Comfort Diner has always been stuck in the back of my head because a coworker is pretty much in love with it. Recently I found few more coworkers saying positive things about it as well. I know what most of you think about Comfort Diner so I was hesitant in checking it out.
Earlier that day, I had consulted with my coworker to see what I should eat. She said “pretty much everything there is good but make sure to get the fries.” Well I was eyeing the tuna melt but if I wanted fries with it, it would’ve been over the $10 limit. Then I realized most of the things on the menu, if I wanted to include fries with the meal, would’ve put me over $10. Finally I decided to get a turkey burger deluxe ($8.95).
Looking at the platter, the burger had nice looking grilled marks, it came with half a pickle and a tiny cup of cole slaw. Pretty standard diner looking stuff.
To my coworker, if you’re reading this I’m sorry to say that I wasn’t too thrilled about the burger. The patty was okay and wasn’t bland at all. The tomato, lettuce and onion did their job just fine. But the bun, oh the bun (!), was just not good at all. It was dry and crumbly.
As for the fries that my coworker made sure I get, well they were actually quite good. I’m not saying they were the best but for diner fries these were pretty awesome. They had a nice golden color (unlike some fries with their pale yellow color, a sign of not enough frying time) and were perfectly crispy.
Comfort Diner may give you that old timey diner feel with it’s dated decor and apparently good milkshakes but in the turkey burger department I still prefer the one from Blarney Rock Pub. Yes the fries were good but to include it with your meal puts most of the things on the menu over $10 and I’m not sure if it’s worth splurging. Though I am eyeing that tuna melt.
Comfort Diner, 214 E 45th St. (212) 867-4555