14 May 2009

Glatt Diner

The Orthodox Jewish community is very industrious in created culinary options for itself that match what are available to the non-kosher. There's kosher pizzerias, kosher Chinese, kosher sushi, kosher steak houses, kosher food stands at the various ballparks, kosher Thai, and the list goes on.

But here's one that I hadn't know about. Kosher diner! The Glatt Diner, all worked out to look like a classic silver diner car, is on New Utrecht Avenue in Borough Park. It says on the side that it's "One of Brooklyn's Most Famous Eateries Since 1947." Maybe so. I've never known about it, though. And it looks rather newer than that. They got all the regular diner food, but also a heck of a lot of Chinese selections and a Schwarma section on the menu.

It's open until midnight most nights, and 1 AM on Thursdays—night-owl hours for the Orthodox community. But it's closed on Fridays and Saturdays, of course. And of all the street chef figures in New York, this one's gotta be unique: a red-jacketed waiter with a yarmulke.


Anonymous said...

this was a diner--but since the area has changed to orthodox/hasidic they retooled it for the glatt crowd.

Anonymous said...

I believe this was Miller's coffee shop/diner. Used to go there in the 80's with my Boro Park friends. It's under the el.