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A Look at The Highliner, Now Open in Empire Diner Space

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[Krieger, 5/19/11]

Last week, The Highliner quietly opened for cocktails in the old, iconic Empire Diner space in Chelsea, and now they're fully open and serving breakfast, brunch, and dinner menus. Thankfully, owner Charles Milite completed a major renovation of the space without really changing the aesthetic. So it still has the classic diner feel with a menu of the classic and the not so classic diner options. So there are eggs and omlettes, burgers and sandwiches, but also waffles with veal sweetbreads, bone marrow croutons, and grilled squid with heirloom beans. The prices are not dirt cheap—some omelettes are $18—but only one of the dinner entrees exceeds the $30 mark. Check out the menu below and the space above.

Breakfast Menu
8:00a.m - 11:00a.m.

Assorted Breakfast Pastries???????????????????.??..??..$ 4.00

Granola ~ honey ~ yogurt ~ orange..????.................................................$ 8.00

Oatmeal ~ raisins ~ chocolate ~ almonds????????????..??..? $ 8.00

Eggs Any Style~ :?????????.? ?????????..????..?..?$ 12.00

choice of: bacon, smoked pork loin, breakfast sausage or turkey sausage; hash browns or
home fries; white or multigrain

Highliner Omelets

~ goat cheese ~ mushrooms ~ asparagus?????????????????.$ 14.00

~ crème fraiche ~ paddlefish roe ~ chives??????????????.$ 18.00

~ bone marrow croutons ~ herb salad ~ clothbound cheddar?????..$ 15.00

Chilaquiles ~ 2 fried eggs ~ salsa verde ~ crème fraiche ~ queso fresco??.?.$ 14.00

Add: chicken thigh or turkey sausage???????????????.???.$ 3.00

Benedict ~ smoked salmon, or pork loin ~ horseradish hollandaise ~ mixed greens
meyer lemon vinaigrette?????????????..??????.?.$ 16.00

Fried Egg Sandwich ~ biscuit or muffin ~
gruyere??????????.???????...............$ 10.00

bacon, pork sausage, or turkey sausage??????????.????........$ 3.00

Biscuit & Gravy ~2 poached eggs ~ pork sausage & hop gravy ~ mustard
greens???...?$ 15.00

Bagel & Lox ~ salmon & sablefish ~ artichoke cream cheese ~ sorrel ~
tomato??????..$ 17.00

Steak & Eggs ~ brisket ~ root vegetable hash ~ 2 fried
eggs???????????..???..??$16.00

Buttermilk Pancakes ~ pistachio ~ fresh strawberries & cream ~ maple.... ?...$ 11.00

Belgian Waffle ~ Saigon cinnamon ~ maple ~ fresh berries and
cream?.?????????.$ 11.00

Sides
Hash Browns ~ Home Fries ~ Cheesy Grits ~ Fruits ~ Biscuit & Jam
Toast or English muffin with Homemade Fruit Preserves & Jellies?..$4.00

Benton’s Bacon ~ Country Ham ~ Smoked Pork loin ~ Breakfast Sausage
Smoked Turkey Sausage ~ Saigon Cinnamon & Raisin Biscuit??????..$5.00

Beverages

Coffee ~ Espresso ~ Cappuccino ~ Tea ~ Hot Chocolate??????..$5.00

Juice ~ orange ~ apple ~ hibiscus???????????.????.??..$5.00

Brunch Menu:

11:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eggs Any Style~ choice
of:?????????.????.???????????????????..?..?$ 16.00 Meat: bacon,
smoked pork loin, breakfast sausage or turkey sausage
Potatoes: Hash browns or home fries. Toast: white or multigrain

Highliner Omelets

~ goat cheese ~ mushrooms ~
asparagus?????????????????..???????????.$ 14.00

~ crème fraiche ~ paddlefish roe ~
chives???????????...?.??.????..????????.$ 18.00

~ bone marrow croutons ~ herb salad ~ clothbound
cheddar???????..?.....???????..$ 15.00

Chilaquiles ~ 2 fried eggs ~ salsa verde ~ crème fraiche ~ queso
fresco?????????.?.$ 14.00
add: chicken thigh or turkey
sausage????????????..?????????????????????.$ 3.00

Benedict ~ smoked salmon, country ham, or pork loin ~ horseradish
hollandaise
mixed green salad ~ meyer lemon
vinaigrette???..?????????????????..???????.$ 16.00

Fried Egg Sandwich ~ biscuit or muffin ~
gruyere??????????????????...............$ 10.00 Add: bacon, pork sausage, or
turkey sausage????????????????????????????.......$ 3.00

Biscuit & Gravy ~ 2 poached eggs ~ pork sausage & hop gravy ~ mustard
greens?????..$15.00

Bagel & Lox ~ salmon & sablefish ~ artichoke cream cheese ~ sorrel ~
tomato?????.......$ 17.00

Steak & Eggs ~ brisket ~ root vegetable hash ~ 2 fried eggs??????..??.$16.00

Buttermilk Pancakes ~ pistachio ~ fresh Strawberries & Cream.........................??...$ 11.00

Belgian Waffle ~ Saigon cinnamon ~ maple ~ fresh berries and cream?.???.$ 11.00

Arugula & Frisée~ almonds ~ farro ~ English peas ~ carrots ~ parmesan
dressing???$10.00

Baby Romaine & Dandelion ~ bacon ~ fried boquerones ~ ceasar dressing??....$10.00

Spring Baby Greens ~ radish ~ ramps ~ wheat berries ~ sherry raisin
vinaigrette...$10.00

Grilled Cheese ~ tomato soup ~ pickled onion rings ~ sourdough???????.$13.00

Smoked Brisket Rueben ~ rye ~ sauerkraut ~ horseradish greens ~
gruyere?????..$15.00

Fried Chicken Sandwich ~ aleppo ~ honey ~ pickled onion rings???????..$14.00

Burger ~ cheddar ~ tomato ~ mustard greens ~ french
fries?.??????????????.$15.00

Veggie Burger ~ cauliflower ~ quinoa ~ mushroom ~
mustard?????????????...$14.00

Shrimp Salad ~ radish ~ butter lettuce ~ brioche ~ chips
?????????????????$16.00

BLT ~ lamb bacon ~ butter lettuce ~ tomato ~ chips??????????.$13.00

Meatballs ~ cheddar grits ~ sweet & sour greens???.???????.?????? $18.00

Steelhead Trout ~ spring garlic broth ~ asparagus ~ mushroom ~ fava.?? ?..$19.00

Smoked Pork Chop ~ potato puree ~ nettles ~ meyer lemon pork jus ???.$21.00

Sides

Hash Browns ~ Home Fries ~ Cheesy Grits ~ Toast or English Muffin ~ Biscuit &
Jam????????.$4.00

Bacon ~ Country Ham ~ Smoked Pork loin ~ Breakfast Sausage ~ Smoked Turkey
Sausage
Saigon Cinnamon & Raisin Biscuit ~ Fruit ~ Heirloom Bean Salad ~

Haricot Verts & Ramps
Mac & Cheese ~ Sautéed Greens ~ Root Vegetable
Hash?.........................................................................??$5.00

Beverages

Coffee ~ Espresso ~ Cappuccino ~ Tea ~ Hot Chocolate????..$5.00

Juice ~ orange ~ apple ~ hibiscus????.??..$5.00

Sweets

Milkshake ~ chocolate or vanilla?????????????.$6.00

Egg Cream ~ chocolate soda ~ chocolate
sorbet??????????????????????????$6.00

Root Beer Float ~ root beer ~ sarsaparilla ice
cream??????????..???????.?????.$6.00

Creamsicle ~ hibiscus soda ~ orange yogurt ice cream???????..$6.00

Apple Crisp ~ brown butter ~ Saigon cinnamon ~ oats???????????$7.00

Cheesecake ~ vanilla ~ brown butter biscuit ~ seasonal fruit.?? ??..$7.00

Hot Fudge Sundae ~ brownie ~ roasted banana ice cream ~ salted caramel
cream.??..???$7.00

Lemon Meringue Pie ~ whey meringue?????????..$7.00

Peanut Caramel Chocolate Tart???????????.???..$7.00

Carrot Sponge ~ raisin carrot cream???????????????????..$7.00

Chocolate Layer Cake????????????????????..???.$7.00

Ice Cream ~ vanilla ~ sarsaparilla ~ orange yogurt???????????$5.00

Sorbet ~ chocolate ~ seasonal fruit?????.???????????..$5.00

Dinner Menu

5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m

APPETIZERS.

Mac & Cheese ~ mustard greens ~ sherry vinaigrette???..???.$ 11.00

Veal Sweetbreads & Waffle ~ burnt lemon ~ buttermilk ~ cider syrup????.. $12.00

Grilled Squid ~ heirloom beans ~ puffed rice ~ sea beans ~ squid ink & sea
urchin??...$14.00

Arugula & Spinach ~ almonds ~ farro ~ English peas ~ parmesan
dressing????$11.00

Spring Baby Greens ~ goats milk yogurt ~ beets ~ wheat berries ~ sherry raisin
vinaigrette..?$11.00

Poached Egg ~ summer squash ~ tomato vinaigrette~ garlic croutons ~

parmesan?...$ 11.00

SANDWICHES

Grilled Cheese ~ tomato soup ~ pickled onion rings ~ sourdough?????...$13.00

Burger ~ cheddar ~ tomato ~ mustard greens ~ french fries?.????.$15.00

Veggie Burger ~ cauliflower ~ quinoa ~ mushroom ~ mustard?.?????...$14.00

ENTREES

Steelhead Trout ~ crown dill ~ asparagus ~ honshimeji ~ fava ????..$19.00

Meatballs ~ cheddar grits ~ sweet & sour greens???? $18.00

Smoked Pork Chop ~ potato puree ~ baby leeks ~ meyer lemon jus?????.$26.00

Scallops ~ caperberry sauce~ cauliflower ~ snow pea shoots ~ black
olive??.???..????.?.$24.00

Bass ~ barley ~ hibiscus sauce ~ radish ~ nettles?????..??$21.00

Fried Chicken ~ Aleppo honey sauce ~ chicory ramp potato salad?????..$23.00

Prime Angus NY Strip ~ spinach anchovy puree ~ cippolini onions ~ beef jus ~ french

fries?$34.00

SIDES

Heirloom Beans & Puffed Rice ~ Haricot verts & Ramps ~ Sautéed Greens
Pickled Onion Rings ~ French Fries ~ Mussel Poutine??????..??.$6.00

Late Nite Menu

12:00a.m - 5:00 a.m.

Arugula & Frisée~ almonds ~ faro ~ English peas ~ carrots ~ parmesan
dressing???$10.00

Grilled Cheese ~ tomato soup ~ pickled onion rings ~
sourdough????????????..$13.00

BLT ~ lamb bacon ~ butter lettuce ~ tomato ~
chips?????????????????????. $13.00

Burger ~ cheddar ~ tomato ~ mustard greens ~ french fries?????..$15.00

Mac & Cheese ~ smoked sourdough ~ gouda ~ cheddar ~ gruyere???. $11.00

13. Buttermilk Pancake ~ banana ~ peanut ~ maple ~ thyme butter.???. $ 11.00
Add: pork rinds ?????????????.. $1.00

Mussel Poutine ~ mussel gravy ~ french fries?????????????..$12.00

Grilled Squid ~ heirloom beans ~ puffed rice ~ tomato ~ squid ink & sea urchin...
?..$14.00

Fried Chicken Sandwich ~ aleppo ~ honey ~ pickled onion rings????..$14.00

Chilaquiles ~ 2 fried eggs ~ salsa verde ~ crème fraiche ~ queso fresco??....$ 14.00

Add: chicken confit or turkey sausage????????. $ 3.00

The Highliner
210 10th Avenue, Chelsea
212-206-6206
Thehighlinernyc.com

The Highliner

210 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10027 212 206 6206

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