Spanish Diner — the biggest and most casual of the three full-service restaurants in chef José Andrés’ Mercado Little Spain in Hudson Yards — has finally expanded its hours to include all daytime meals. It is now open for both breakfast and lunch, serving the famed chef’s Spanish take on a classic diner.
The restaurant serving homestyle Spanish cooking like combination plates and a lot of egg dishes initially opened with limited hours during the day with plans to eventually go all-day. Now, it’s open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. It’s also open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for drinks and snacks at the bar only. Those hours will extend again in the coming weeks when dinner service is eventually rolled out.
Dishes like olive oil pancakes and fried eggs served over fries with a choice of meat will be served in the indoor-outdoor space for breakfast. Lunch includes combination plates like a deep-fried breaded beef paired with roasted peppers, fried eggs, potatoes, and salad. Eater senior critic Robert Sietsema recently highlighted the egg plates at the restaurant, writing that Spanish Diner is “shaping up to be quite a great brunch spot.”
The rest of the highly anticipated Spanish market and food hall, which opened in March, is still opening on a rolling basis. Some places, such as a coffee stand, open in the morning, but others are open just for dinner.
Andrés is set to appear at Hudson Yards himself for the launch of his new veggie-centric cookbook, Vegetables Unleashed. He will be in conversation with Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport at the event, set to take place in Mercado Little Spain from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 21. Tickets are $47.54 and include a copy of the cookbook as well as tastings of some of the recipes.