26 Reviews / 28 Ratings
Cockcroahes all over the place!
Had the worst experience ever! We are regulars at the American Diner but this time 5 of us had gone for lunch and we spotted cockroaches crawling over the bar, when we informed the bartender, her quickly grabbed a tissue and removed them from the counter, then casually got back to what he was doing. We got so disgusted, called the Manager who was indifferent to the entire situation. We cancelled our order and wanted to take a peak into the kitchen, which initially was rejected by the staff. Finally, we walked into the most dirty and unhealthy kitchen ever!! We then spoke to the Sr. Manager who was worse than the Manager. Bad experience, never going back again!!
That birthday at the american diner!
The ambience! the food! the feeling of sitting in an all american diner! it can't be described in words. You'll be amazed and will feel like a kid with so much energy as you enter. The bar is retro styled and so good looking. The tables as classic as they can be! so I ordered a cheese burger, wings and a berry smoothie and it was incredible! the service is top notch and quick and the food is delicious . I recommend this.
American Food in American Ambiance!
I had been there last week with my friend for lunch. We ordered a Surf n Turf, Buffalo Chicken Wings. Surf n Turn is a huge platter enough for 2 person to finish. The Buffalo Chicken Wings were tasty however not that big as I expected.
For dessert we chose Chocolate Chip Pan Cake. Trust me this is the best pan cake ever. With the variety of syrups and not to forget the generous vanilla ice cream dollop the taste becomes invincible.
I'd definitely recommend people to be here and exploit their taste buds!
Poor, poor service, great ambiance & food!
As far as American Diner goes, there's really nothing better than the ambiance (the food comes in a close second). Colourful retro posters, diner-like seating - it's all very American and charming. Our favourite here are the chicken wings and the chicken pot pie, absolutely out of this world! The desserts are great too, especially waffles with strawberry and chocolate sauce - yum! If only the service was good. As it is you've always have to wait to get a seat because the place is perpetually crowded but even after that, firangs take precedence over indians when it comes to speed of service (and courtesy for that matter). It's a bit expensive as well but since the quality of the food is so good one doesn't mind it so. Overall, I'll keep going back to American Diner whenever I can but definitely not for the service.
Is it just me or does this place actually seem to be the best place in town for Waffles, pancakes and to catch up with old pals? I have been a regular at this place for years, especially their Sunday brunches and the only downing factor here is the small space which leads to a huge wait time for tables to get empty but at the end of it all with the first bite of the waffle and maple syrup it's all darn worth it
Hmm hmm. To go or not to go?
So I went here after quite a while. Went with a vegetarian friend who kept himself happy with the draught beer. I, for one, had built up quite an appetite by the time I reached. Waited for a bit to be seated on a Saturday afternoon but once I got my table I got going. Started by ordering a sunrise skillet which was quite good. Took too much time to bring my meal (45 minutes!). By the time it came it didn't take long for me to polish off. I actually ordered another dish where they allowed me to replace something with bacon and for that I'm grateful. Was a good meal all in all but I really will rethink revisiting as there are many places serving similar food. Perhaps one can just pick up the sausages and whip up the meal at home.
Terrific place in middle of IHC
A drink and hotdog or burger is a must at this place everything. We sometimes walk into Eatopia or DoD at IHC but eventually drop the idea and end up at American Diner. Fantastic ambience. Best place to call business meetings. They should do a lot more eating fests.
Just love this place. They play classics from the old american movies of the 60's & 70's and 80's. This place has its own charm. The food is great - enough to fill one's stomach and i just like their drinks be it shakes or liquor or baileys. Great ambiance and some really nice crowd to look at. One of the cherished places in town.
I have been a regular at the american diner for the past 8 odd years and i love the food and the fact thaat nothing about this place has changed.
The location is splendid ... Easy to get to ... Spacious.... With no parking hassles !!! That makes this place a winner already. The food is no easy on the calories but its absolutely yummy.
Why just the other day , to the utter disbelief of my husband ... I gobbled down two waffles ith maple syrup and a dollop of ice cream in just about 7 minutes. (it'll stay 7 years on my waist i know)
They open at 7 am btw .. Last i checked ... So go there for a tasty breakfast.
The only sad part is the last time we visited, there was a big group seated next to us with alot of little noisy kids... Which was odd as its not the place i'd associate with a kiddie party.
sunrise skillet! chocolate chip pancakes! non veg platter! American diner will always remain the most epic breakfast place in Delhi. Used to go here from college all the time and over-ate each time. Their pancakes are awesome. As are the sausages. Even though more breakfast places are cropping up, AID will always be my favourite!
Now this is a place worth spending atleast 25% of your salary on. True to its name, it is just out of a movie scene;of the diners that we've grown up seeing on so many Hollywood flicks and it is phenomenal.
The decor,the set up, the menu, the crockery,even the coasters and ketchup bottles are all things American diner would have.
Coming to the food - bloody brilliant. It has a vast option and superb combinations to choose from.
I could only dig on the pancakes combo they had with some sausages,delicious baked tomatoes,hash browns and an omlette.
I would also recommend the 'Peanut butter malt shake'. Its class.
The old favourite, the safe haven for brunch seekers, the dependable All American Diner at the India Habitat Centre is usually packed to capacity on most weekends. To add to that trouble, they dont take reservations. Getting a table at around 10 am at the AAD is about as difficult as swimming through honey while your hands and feet are tied.
...for more... go to http://dillidaawat.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/all-american-diner-india-habitat-centre/
Love this place for having a very satisfying breakfast after drinking beer all afternoon-
The main dishes & the rest are pretty good but what I absolutely love are the breakfast combos- the Belgian Waffle, The Sunrise Skillet- The omelets all are outstanding.
Would recommend you try out their Burger to actually know what a good Burger should have-
Made my Valentine's day special!
I surprised my beau, by taking him to TAAD. The entire place is just so serene and calm. When u enter the diner, u just get that retro American feel! I didn't feel the service to be bad at all. They weren't too poky and gave us our own sweet time to eat and enjoy. I just wish they had the soft waffles and more varieties of pancakes.
But the entire experience was amazing. We had 7 types of dishes and the bill was just Rs. 1500, which was very reasonable for the kinda food and experience we had!
I would surely recommend this place. I'll give it a 4/5.
Kickstart your day..the american way!
Accolades to this joint which brings across smile on our faces!! This place was listed in one of my many things to surprise my loved one...and it did justice to its name. The RED booth are juss amazin' as much as are the 70's inspired posters and all other curios which adorn the wall of this place. The TAAD [The All American Diner] has got soft-spoken, well-mannered and patient staff (a rare find these days) alongwith mouthwatering, lipsmacking meals (for us it ws Breakfast which did the magic!) to die for!!
We had coffee, fresh juice, a platter comprising of pancakes, chicken sausages, eggs (sunny side up :)), french toast, mashed potatoes and finished off with Custard donut!!
The meal costed us a decent 800 bucks....which totally went alright with the place!!!
A must visit from my side to all the people who are food enthusiasts n value meal at par with the class ambience that TAAD offers!
Got food poisoning!!!
Their hygiene sucks. Both my cousin and I had a bad bout of food poisoning when we ate here a few days ago (I was with a group 8 people and 2 of us got violently ill). I am convinced it was BAD ICE. There's no excuse for a restaurant that charges the way this one does to have shitty ice in their drinks. It's tainted my memory of the place and I doubt I will ever go back.
Worth it? It was...
Its been some years that I visited The All American Diner (TAAD) at the India Habitat Center, and I had found that this was one of the very few places, be it any cuisine, who would serve you the food that looked exactly like the pictures they had on the menu. I had discovered the place when I was totally unknown to Delhi, through a long forgotten friend (because she got married and moved to the states!). Being in the Armed Forces, I got to go to a lot of places, but couldnt gather everything that the place has to offer, as the trips used to be either too short or too busy to find time to explore. The last time at TAAD was in 2004, I was more than satisfied with the ambience, food quality and the service. I remember having ordered Surf n Turf which consisted of a chicken steak in brown sauce, three tiger prawns, deep-fried, mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies.
This time, I found that the menu remained the same, except that they had a hot-dog fest going on. But I thought of trying the same dish that Id had in the past. I was in for a surprise. The last time, they served it on a big oval plate, on which the contents were placed beautifully, and it was a sight to behold. This time however, I was served on a normal sized plate, not unlike the ones we have at home. The food was almost ready to spill out of the plate, and the arrangement was not what I would call appealing. The brown sauce was somewhat bland, and half the mashed potatoes were drenched in it by the time it reached the table. The prawns, which had been beautifully placed separately earlier, were put on top of the potatoes. And they were not the tiger Prawns, as they had been, but were large shrimps, which didn't have the crispness of the past. Instead, they were slightly undercooked, and again, bland. The chicken was okay, but since the food was already lukewarm by the time it came to me, even well cooked chicken would not remain as soft once it turns cold. So it took me some effort to use my knife to cut it down.
My partner had pancakes with eggs, sunny side up; and some bacon. Now, I remember the eggs on someone elses plate the last time I went there, and they actually were picture-perfect. But this time, it was nothing more than the ones cooked on a normal tawa, with the sides burnt.
The crockery doesnt seem to have been changed in the past five years or so, and it shows, though it was clean. When I inquired about what happened to the taste, I was told that the chefs have changed. The guy however, could not give me an answer to the crockery issue.
Some positives about the place- its one of the few classy places where after youre done with your food,. The guy would clean up your table using a cleaning spray, and the table is spotless. You would get all the accompaniments you ask for- honey, fruit preserves, tabasco (I happen to love it), butter, et al. But then, what matters is the way you food looks like and how it tastes.
Recommendation- you might like to try out the place once, but I wont advice if youre serious about trying the American cuisine.
Good experience, must visit
We met up here for lunch with brother and wives [Indu, Navnita]. Located in the India Habitat Centre on Lodhi road, The All American Diner is a good choice for the odd meal.
The very first point in the experience is the people at the gate of IHC. Very polite and helpful, it is a good start to a memorable time. Further into the premises, you find ample parking and helpful attendants all over the place. Stepping into the diner itself, youre hit by a pleasant, non intrusive ambience that makes you want to stay on and yak just a bit more. Comfortable seating and a very nice hostess ensure youre settled in well.
We ordered a beer, vanilla shake, hawaiian sunset and 1001 dalmatians to drink. Eats consisted of a Sunrise Skillet (a bacon and eggs platter), Fish Fry platter (prawns and fish, breaded, fried accompanied by sour cream), Surf and Turf (stuffed chicken breast accompanied by a lovely brown sauce and grilled vegetables), Non veg sampler (a bit of everything they have to offer in a platter) and finally, fettucini with a creamy sauce and onions.
I enjoyed every bit of it and fast service ensured I didnt have a chance to grumble. If youre in the locality or even a bit farther away, its worth visiting every once in a while. By the way, we had to wait about 30 minutes for a table - which is a good sign anywhere, and this was lunch!
Meal for 2: 1200 | Alcohol: Served
The American Diner gets everything right! From the vintage tin advertisements on the wall to the red vinyl seating to the Elvis/Betty Boop clocks to the Wurlitzer jukebox. The bar swings, and the menu is spot-on. But the USP of this place is the breakfast! I have the Diner's coaster on my wall. Go once, and you'll really feel as if you've stepped into Pop Tate's!