- 782 Washington Ave at Sterling Pl Prospect Heights
- breakfast & lunch Mon-Sat
Lonely Planet review for Tom’s Restaurant
Open since 1936, this diner looks like grandma’s cluttered living room and delivers good, greasy-spoon cooking just three blocks from the Brooklyn Museum. Breakfast is served all day and it’s a deal: two eggs, toast and coffee with home fries or grits comes to $4. Copious wall signs advertise specials – the blueberry-ricotta pancakes with lemon zest are the bomb. If you want to go old school, order an egg cream (milk, soda with chocolate syrup). Lines are loooong for weekend brunch.