America's Coolest New Diners
Courtesy of Bowery Diner
Bowery Diner, New York City
Chef Mathieu Palombino—mastermind of the city’s gourmet Motorino pizzerias—has launched this haute-retro version on the Lower East Side, next door to the New Museum. It’s open 24/7, in true diner style, and draws a late-night crowd spilling out of local bars and into the burgundy leather booths surrounded by mirrored stainless-steel walls. The varied menu leans nostalgic with dishes like Reuben sandwiches, twice-baked mac ‘n’ cheese, and a double-patty burger with béarnaise sauce.
Don’t Miss: Milk shakes topped with whipped cream that come spiked and in creative flavors; NY cheesecake is especially appropriate.