Jackson Diner
37-47 74th Street, Jackson Heights

While it may sound like the setting for another episode of Diner Cakes, the Jackson Diner is actually a very well-known Indian restaurant in Jackson Heights. It has been around for a long time and I have been wanting to try it for years. I am not sure why it is so famous, but probably for the modern diner-esque atmosphere which is inviting to a younger, hipper clientele. The room has high ceilings, metallic fixtures and booth along the walls. The menu has pretty typical Indian offering that are quite tasty. For an app I had these white squishy lentil cakes which I dipped in this cup of stew-flavored sauce. It was new to me and interesting. The four of us had typical tasty entrees: aloo gobi, saag paneer, chicken korma and an okra dish – and of course naan and aloo paratha breads. They were closing at 10:30 on Saturday night, which is strange, especially for Jackson Heights, but it was a good meal. I would recommend the Jackson Diner for high quality, reasonably priced Indian fare, and am anxious to visit other more hidden gems in the neighborhood.