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New York, New York
June 19, 2003
This is nothing more than a typical diner. They seat you quickly, preferably in the booths rather than at the counter, though either is fine. But the servers are mean -– they barely pay attention to you, they sneer at you when you order, and they growl when you ask questions about the menu. The guy who runs the cash register and the guy behind the counter are the only nice ones in the whole place!
The food is by no means amazing either. Although I’ve had many selections from the menu, I now only order the fried eggs or the turkey club – everything else is low quality and not very appetizing. As a friend said, "Tom's does the basics very well, but that's about it." The one exception is the Broadway shake, a half-mocha half-chocolate milkshake –- this is definitely worth ordering.
The Seinfeld memorabilia on the walls and the "Tom’s Restaurant" sign draw tourists here (the restaurant doesn't even look the same inside as it does in the TV series), but I wouldn’t suggest eating here unless you’re on a tight budget. In that case though, the price is right. Students only return because of the cheap price and because Tom's is open late into the night.
From journal A Night on the Town: Dining and Drinking around Columbia University
July 9, 2000
From journal New York City Scavenger Hunt: On a budget