The Dish

 
99% love it
  52
The Chelsea Diner
Total diner right in the heart of Chelsea, open late so you can grab a salad or a snack on your way from Gym Bar to Barracuda. Recommended by celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz.
  • 201 8th Ave
    New York, NY 10011
    Near: Between 20th & 21st
  • Chelsea
  • Website
  • Mon-Thu 7:00am-12:30am
    Fri 7:00am-1:30am
    Sat 8:00am-1:30am
    Sun 8:00am-12:30am
    Open Now
  • (212) 352-9800
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    • jarndyce
      jarndyce Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Reliable, fun diner
      Nothing fancy but just very, very comfortable. Decent prices, good staff. Seriously, a comfort joint in Chelsea worth many visits.

    • flacohg
      flacohg Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Simple
      Looking for a spot to catch a bite, snuggled in the middle of the block is a nice diner with simple fair, good courteous service. Great place to chat with friends and work out the days stress without the hussle of going to a local bar.

    • OJ89
      OJ89 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Friendly and filling
      The morning after a long flight to the UK in an area I'm not too familiar with, I dive bombed into the first Cafe I saw. Big menu. Helpful, friendly staff. Good service. Fair cost. Started my first day in NYC very well. Will definitely go again.

    • MOVIESTARHOTEL
      MOVIESTARHOTEL Over a year ago
      Loves it

      LOVE THE DISH !!!!!
      GREAT FOOD with a huge menu! Lots of specialty drinks (try the key lime martini!!!), daily specials, great burgers, pasta dishes, sandwiches, healthy stuff and lots more. Prices for both food and drinks are super reasonable. What's best is the service...fun, nice, professional, attentive waiters. Andres the owner is almost always there with a warm welcome and is always sure customers are 110% satisfied. Definitely a big step above regular diner food. Check this place out for sure!

    • iBlubCH
      iBlubCH Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good, fast and kind
      The dinner at The Dish was very good, kind waiter and short time to wait.

    • snuka12000
      snuka12000 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I LOVE THIS PLACE!
      Honey, this is the place to eat at in New York! The food is excellent! The owner is a sweethart. A lot of the waiters are very good looking. This is my favorite restaurant! It can be very romantic, especially upstairs in the back by the window. The Dish is where the "boys" eat at! If you eat in the front, looking out the window, you'll have a great view of the 8th Avenue gay strip.

    • isaac82
      isaac82 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      eh.
      it's gone WAY downhill in the past few years. who runs this place? get it together, you have an amazing location and something we all want...revamp and reopen!

    • texbearjoe
      texbearjoe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Comfort-able
      What? Another 'comfort food' restaurant in NYC? Is it Cafeteria? Is it Elmo? No, it's Dish - meatloaf and mashed, pan-roasted chicken, steak and fries. A more varied menu than most comfort-food restaurants (apparently endemic in the gay world), friendly attentive staff and good drinks. Food perfectly prepared, and with an accent on low-carb lifestyle feed for bodybuilders leaning out. Less expensive than other comfort stations, would recommend this as the best alternative of the bunch.

    • gaymc
      gaymc Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great food and atmosphere!
      I was visiting NYC for biz and stopped here for dinner. The food was delish! and healthy. The atmosphere was relaxing and welcoming. I will definitely be back!

    • gknewyork
      gknewyork Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love The Dish
      I go all the time. It's better than a bar for seeing hot guys and those young Cypriot waiters make it even hotter. It's my home away from home. Andreas makes me feel like part of The Dish family. I'm never disappointed with the food or service.

    • ratt
      ratt Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great in a pinch
      As long as you're not looking for fine dining, The Dish is great. A bit of an upscale diner, but the food is always really good. Service with a smile, too...

    • BigCookie
      BigCookie Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Always a good meal, nicely and warmly served
      Been going here for years, since I arrived in a party of 12 and only had to wait 30 second for them to put the table together. Andreas is a fab host. Never had a bad meal. Always good value. Varied menu.