The Seacrest diner occupies a prime spot at the traffic-jammed convergence of Jericho Turnpike and Glen Cove Road, the Northern State and Meadowbrook Parkways. This morning I had a perfect breakfast there.
Sitting down at the counter, I was immediately charmed by the old-fashioned paper place mats bearing photos of and recipes for 19 cocktails. The Seacrest has a full bar so I could have ordered a kamikaze (lime juice, triple sec and vodka) but I contented myself with a cup of good coffee. While I waited for my order, I flipped over the place mat and connected the dots to create a cute little lamb, found my way through a maze, and unscrambled some “Dizzy Doodles.” I am easily amused.
Eggs came exactly as ordered, over easy with no runny whites. Sausages were well done. Waitresses were friendly and attentive and perhaps it’s the years I lived in Baltimore but I am a sucker for being called “hon.” “Ready to order, hon?” “More coffee, hon?” “Would you like singles, hon?”
Seacrest Diner is at 4 Glen Cove Rd., Old Westbury, 516-741-0580.