Right next store to Tryst and owned by the same man, The Diner is its French-fried, Rock ‘n’ Roll equivalent. You can pick a seat in a traditional red booth, by the big front windows open to the sidewalk, or at the long bar (like the regulars.) Situated in trendy, up-and-coming Adams Morgan, The Diner is comfortably familiar.
When you opt for classic diner fare, you are not looking for surprises. Here, the French Toast is cooked to perfection, and everything from Chipotle baby back ribs to white chocolate bread pudding is served simply and with tremendous flavor. The regular menu boasts four different kinds of grilled cheese — testament to how seriously they take the holy tradition of diner cuisine.