Milanes Restaurant 168 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001

Don’t miss this little hole in the wall Dominican restaurant in the Garment District near FIT.

Milanes Restaurant

Milanes Restaurant

168 West 25th Street

New York, NY 10001

(212) 243-9797


Open: Sunday Closed/Monday-Saturday 6:30am-6:30pm

My review on TripAdvisor:

Sometimes you just stumble across a restaurant when you are walking down a street that catches your attention. That is how I felt when I was staying in Manhattan for Spring Break from school and was staying at the Sheraton Four Points a few doors down from Milanes Restaurant.

I saw how reasonable the restaurant was and the nice selection of dishes for breakfast and lunch. This Spanish restaurant has a Dominican influence in its cooking from it owners and chefs.

I stopped in for breakfast after seeing the menu and had never had a Dominican Breakfast before. My selection though ended up being very American with me ordering two breakfasts. I had an order of French Toast which was two very thick slices of bread dipped in an egg batter and sautéed nicely in butter. It had a rich caramelized outside and a soft creamy inside. It was served with a sweet commercial syrup that really enhanced the flavor.

For the other breakfast, I ordered the Scrambled Eggs with Bacon, White toast and Potatoes, which was a nice sized portion. The eggs were perfectly cooked and seasoned, the bacon was crisp and the potatoes were cooked in onions and a spicy sauce that complimented the rest of the meal. The whole breakfast with tip cost me $14.00 and was enough to carry me through lunch.

The breakfasts here are hearty

For lunch one afternoon, I stopped in for a snack and had freshly made Papas Rellenas, deep fried Potato Croquette’s with spiced ground meat inside. They were delicious. The mashed potatoes were creamy and butter and the outside was deep fried to a golden brown and the the meat inside was so well spiced. They served it with a side of hot sauce that added to the flavor of the dish.

The Papas Rellenas are Potato Croquettes with ground meat inside

The service could not have been nicer and more welcoming to me. The ladies who were doing the cooking greeted me, sat me down and then served the food to me. It was a nice way to spend the day.

For lunch and early dinner, there is a selection of sandwiches, burgers and wraps along with several Dominican Shrimp and Chicken dishes.

I have to admit that the restaurant could use a renovation and maybe a few new tablecloths but what it lacks in aesthetics it more than makes up in food, service and prices.

I can’t wait to try the restaurant for other meals.

Author: jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.

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