Our visit at Scotty’s Diner was more comfortable than the meter reading might suggest. Even though we had the worst seat in the place–opposite the area the wait staff called in orders to the cooks–we didn’t think it was that bad. Sure, there was unnecessary dance music played quietly in the background, but it wasn’t loud enough to offend and probably only added a decibel or two to the overall soundscape.
We came for a mid-morning breakfast and found the place rather crowded. It was perfectly fine, even with an almost full house. The drop ceiling may help with noise mitigation, but the quiet crowd didn’t hurt. The only obvious voices we heard were staff barking out orders to the cooks. Otherwise there were no obnoxious sounds, despite there being a semi-open kitchen.
Scotty’s offers standard diner fare–breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, etc.–in a traditional old-school diner setting. We recommend it.
Open 24 hours (diner is closed from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. on Mondays)
336 Lexington Avenue (near the corner of 39th Street), New York, NY 10016