Posted: 8/4/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Don't come to Neil's expecting anything other than what it is: a serious diner. The food is good but not spectacular; the service is efficient but not servile. Do come to Neil's if you want a classic New York experience, accompanied by some hot comfort food. The people-watching is well above par, the atmosphere is jovial and relaxed, and the waiting staff speak in their own uncrackable code when not conversing in a multitude of different languages.
I eat here at least ocne a week, and particularly recommend the Neil's special wrap, the cheeseburger deluxe, the grilled chicken caesar salad, and the pancakes, any/all of which should be washed down with coffee, or perhaps a milkshake. I've never yet managed to leave sufficient room for dessert, but what's available always looks good.