Having conquered pizza, on Sunday Motorino's Mathieu Palombino will don the cap of diner man with Bowery Diner, an homage to both classic American eateries and French brasseries. The 130-seat space looks the diner part, with turquoise panels, abundant stainless steel, and a classic counter-and-stool setup. Palombino's menu is nostalgic, too, consisting of fare like a Reuben, double-patty burgers, and (as we mentioned) more contemporary eats such as a Long Island duck salad and French-y stuff like steak tartare. Like the diners of yore, this one stays open late, but unlike those, here you can drink cocktails — or perhaps boozy milkshakes. It's dinner-only for now, till midnight during the week, and till 2 a.m. on weekends, with breakfast and lunch to follow soon. Scope it out for yourself in our slideshow.
Bowery Diner, 241 Bowery, at Prince St.; 212-388-0052