Royal Restaurant* on 5th Avenue, in Bay Ridge is your classic diner in almost every way. It’s got the little bar stools, those cute ones that rotate. It’s got the open kitchen style for their short order cooks. And it’s damn cute.
They did good.
So let’s dive straight in: The roll was lightly toasted giving it a nice firmness. A good handhold in fact. The eggs were done just right (ie. not too rubbery, not too runny), while the cheese was that classic American cheese, melting about right.
We elected to go for the potato addition on this one and it was a good call. The whole ensemble tasted delicious, with the addition of just a little salt and pepper to taste.
If there was any let down it’d be the coffee, it was just so-so. Very drinkable, but since we’re coffee snobs, I’m thinking regular diners are not going to cut the mustard in the coffee stakes department [see how I used a foodie metaphor there]. But I wouldn’t want to mark it down for that.
On the whole Royal Restaurant did us proud. we give them an 8 out of 10.
So, go check them out if you’re in the neighborhood for breakfast… it has a good menu for those who’d like to expand their horizon beyond egg and cheese. But if this is anything to go by, recommendations all round!
*Royal Restaurant is what the photo shows, but the hanging sign [not visible in this shot], records the name as ‘Towne Royal Restaurant’. So I’m not sure what to call it.