Tuesday, June 10, 2008

First Look: The Diner

When one things of Adams Morgan, food probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind...unless you're absolutely wasted and you need something NOW.

But when you wake up on Sunday morning from your night of debauchery, brunch is often your only salvation. This past Sunday, The Diner, located in the heart of Adams Morgan, was the location of our salvation, our Basilica of Bloody Marys if you will.

Open 24/7, The Diner, owned by the neighboring Tryst, is exactly what you'd expect for a restaurant serving brunch in the heart of Adams Morgan at 11am on a Sunday - packed.

Expect to wait if you go during peak hours, because this place is popular. But is it worth it?

Well, that depends. If you're looking to shove greasy food down your gullet and head back out for another day of drinking...then yes. If you're looking for something a little better, a little quieter, or even a little more sophisticated...then you might want to try Cashion's, or somewhere else.

I ordered the grilled cheese on wheat, which had more butter than cheese in it, and the fruit salad that came with it was surprisingly sub par considering what all is in season right now.

Brunch is a utilitarian meal - eaten to fight off a hangover or as an excuse to get together with friends. The Diner is a utilitarian restaurant, and one that I'm sure will continue to get the job done, one greasy disappointing grilled cheese sandwich at a time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brian and I ate here for brunch every Sunday for about the first 6 months of our relationship. Now we just go once a month or so. You can't look for sophistication here - stick to the basics of eggs, pancakes, and omelets. Brian loves the Baileys and coffee and the B & B omelet (which he often gets in a wrap) I stick to scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, and an English muffin - and then have to be rolled home!