Continental / Restaurants/Bars

The Diner – DC

In New York, diners are both common and cherished.  In DC, they’re not so prevalent, so I was happy to discover The Diner in Liz’s Adams Morgan neighborhood.  Everybody needs a 24 hour diner experience and I’m happy I was staying right around the corner from one AND that it happened to be a better diner than normal.

The Diner serves all of the typical diner faves (eggs, milkshakes, burgers) in a traditional setting (stools, diner tables, formica, and a tin roof), 24 hours a day.

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The menu looked just like that of a normal diner, but the food came out as slightly elevated versions.  I got a blackened salmon sandwich with onions, lettuce, and mayo…except the onions were caramelized, the lettuce was mixed green instead of romaine, and the mayo was a basil aioli.  It was delicious and the fries were just like I like them – not too crispy.  Albert ordered a chicken caesar that was perfectly dressed and he kept commenting that it was good chicken (ie: freshly grilled).

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Even though the food came out looking nicer than your standard greasy spoon, the prices were pretty much the same.  Even New Yorkers will appreciate this DC take on a diner.

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