Inch closer to Friday with American delights at Applejack Diner, tapas at Casa Mono or Belgian frites on the East side. by Yvo Sin.

Applejack Diner

applejack diner Lunch Break: A Classic American Diner, Tasty Tapas Or Frites


230 W. 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 586-6075

Walking into Applejack Diner is much like walking into any other diner. You’ll find a fairly standard diner menu here as well, but sometimes that’s exactly what you want to push you through one more excruciatingly long work week: The familiar comfort foods that will soothe you as you inch closer to Friday. Applejack Diner fills that need nicely, with burgers and fries, an all day breakfast menu – throw in friendly service and you have yourself a good place for lunch.

Casa Mono

casa mono Lunch Break: A Classic American Diner, Tasty Tapas Or Frites


52 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-2773

See Also: NYC’s Top Tapas

Casa Mono recalls memories of time spent in Barcelona, perhaps a night at La Boqueria, the Spanish market famed for its multitude of wares… including food stalls to make even the most stalwart envious. Enjoy a lunch comprised entirely of small plates – bring a few friends to share – and try a little of this, a little of that. Definitely try the pulpo con fennel y grapefruit (pictured); octopus with fennel and grapefruit, sure to brighten anyone’s day.

Pommes Frites

pommes frites Lunch Break: A Classic American Diner, Tasty Tapas Or Frites


123 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 674-1234

See Also: NYC’s Best French Fries

No, there’s nothing on the menu here beyond frites, but what else do you need? Perfectly twice-fried, crisp exteriors with fluffy interiors, Pommes Frites has their namesake dish down pat. Choose from a huge list of dipping sauces, ever changing; or make your own combination by asking them to mix a few together for you. The basil pesto mayo smacks of garlic and basil, making it a bright, fresh sauce for your dipping pleasure. Or try the war sauce – peanutty, tangy, delicious. Every choice is a good starting place as you explore frites… or try the poutine, a Canadian specialty made of frites topped with gravy and cheese curds. Yum!

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Yvo Sin is the founder and head writer of The Feisty Foodie.

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