Yesterday, Chelsea’s iconic Empire Diner reopened, with Iron Chef’s Amanda Freitag at the helm. You’ll find basic omelettes, buttermilk pancakes, and chili-cheese fries on the dinner menu, as well as kooky dishes like buffalo skate wings and loaded potatoes with foie gras. Take a look at the food, straight ahead.
Lox and burrata with house-cured salmon, everything-bagel spice, and salmon roe.Photo: Melissa Hom
New York–style black-and-white cheesecake.Photo: Melissa Hom
Eventually, it’ll be open 24 hours a day.Photo: Melissa Hom
Empire Diner, 210 Tenth Ave., at 22nd St.; 212-596-7523