We went two-for-two with diners yesterday. Empire Diner was a mile from our hotel.
I got beef tips in gravy over rice. Classic diner food, and simply outstanding. The mushrooms and mushroom gravy was perfect, as was the rice, and the beef tips were large, tender, and tasty. Great stuff. I started the meal with chicken noodle soup (the noodles were tubes, kind of different). Ian got chicken fingers and scarfed all of them. Raegan got chicken piccata; I ended up eating about half the chicken; it was perfectly seasoned and very tender. Erin got a roast beef panini; I sampled the roast, and it was very good. We piled on some appetizers and desserts again, all yummy
A bonus: excellent iced tea. Service was extremely friendly and fast. Our check was $86.70. Empire is a winner, very, very good food.