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Nickel Diner

524 S. Main St. (Fifth St.) Send to Phone
213-623-8301 | Menu
A hipster haunt with upscale diner eats.
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Breakfast & Lunch Tues.-Sun., Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Nickel Diner Restaurant Review

: An unlikely hipster haunt, downtown’s Nickel Diner dishes up a new generation of diner eats on a long forgotten block of Main. It’s the second downtown eatery from restaurateurs Monica May and Kristen Trattner (the now closed Banquette) and the looks of the place are classic Americana: vintage lamps hang from a soaring ceiling, red leatherette booths accommodate the eclectic clientele and nostalgic menu signs adorn the walls. The food retains the essence of diner fare, but is turned upscale in dishes like salmon-and-leek scramble, cinnamon brioche french toast, stuffed avocado with quinoa salad, and a BLT with arugula. The Nickel burger is one of the best in the central city, and the salads, from Cobb to Caesar to chili-lime grilled salmon, are big and fresh. The dinner menu offers the likes of flat-iron steak with chimichurri sauce, and catfish with pecan sauce. Desserts such as butterscotch pudding and red velvet cake make strong finishes, and Nickel Diner’s glazed donut with crumbled bacon has become a legendary start to any day.

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Delicious Diner
by renecoach03 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:45 am
I have eaten at the Nickle Diner 4 times now! My husband and I come from Long Beach to have this amazing food! More than just the novelties from Diners Drive Ins and Dives I love the freshness of this food! It is so evident that these people care about good quality food and fresh ingredients! I love both versions of the quinoa stuffed avocado, love love love the salmon and quinoa husband loves the burgers and the smack and cheese! The desserts are just plain fun! I wish we lived closer because I would eat there every day if I could!!
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