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Mirage Diner
1.9 stars (2 ratings)

(914) 235-2568

690 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801

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July 14, 2009 @ 10:39 AM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from New Rochelle, NY, where else?
I have been eating at the Mirage for years. It is good for a quick relatively cheap meals, and haute cuisine is not to be expected. Some of the wait staff is nice (the younger ones) and the rest are just doing a job. This is very much the New York diner culture.
I found the first review interesting as I am not a person of color and have been waited on many times by Latin and African American staff, as well as the "white" staff. Oh, and yes the hosts don't give a darn who you are unless they know you and the service is spotty at best.So don't take it personally!
This is definitely not a place for gracious dining, but everyone in town (Mayor, Ministers, Professors, Moms, kids, Iona College students, local celebrities and business people, etc.) goes there because you get decent grub quickly and for a decent price.
May 30, 2009 @ 6:46 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York
It's a dirty place and horrible service to the point I felt discriminated.

Starting with the unfriendly hostess who simply pointed us to a table while she greeted and personally directed the three people behind us and who came after us and who received menus first! That was odd.
Anyway we proceeded to a table which we thought the hostess finger pointed but she soon slightly gruntly redirected us to an adjacent table and provided us with menus. The seats were covered with crumbs which we dusted-off ourselves. Within seconds a waiter came and he clearly did not look happy and basically threw the napkins on the table. During our stay we noticed another oddity, caucasian customers were attended by caucasian waiters and noncaucasian customers were attended by noncaucasian waiters. Now, it is not my purpose to be offensive but we all know this things still happen today; by the way the three people who arrived after us and who were seated first were caucasian. The waiters (mostly hispanic) looked annoyed and irritated, none smiled, the place simply did not have a pleasant environment. What annoyed me the most was when the hostess, while laughing and chatting with other top staff, looked and ignored my mother when she called for the bill. When we approached to pay, the cashier ignored us and walked away, a busboy loudly called the cashier telling him that we were waiting to pay!! We did not even get a slight “thanks for coming” from anybody.

Food came quick, tasteless hash browns, pancakes were bland.

I do not recommend the Mirage Diner.

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Avg Rating: 2  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 2

July 14, 2009 @ 10:39 AM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from New Rochelle, NY, where else?
I have been eating at the Mirage for years. It is good for a quick relatively cheap meals, and haute cuisine is not to be expected. Some of the wait staff is nice (the younger ones) and the rest are just doing a job. This is very much the New York diner culture.
I found the first review interesting as I am not a person of color and have been waited on many times by Latin and African American staff, as well as the "white" staff. Oh, and yes the hosts don't give a darn who you are unless they know you and the service is spotty at best.So don't take it personally!
This is definitely not a place for gracious dining, but everyone in town (Mayor, Ministers, Professors, Moms, kids, Iona College students, local celebrities and business people, etc.) goes there because you get decent grub quickly and for a decent price.
May 30, 2009 @ 6:46 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York
It's a dirty place and horrible service to the point I felt discriminated.

Starting with the unfriendly hostess who simply pointed us to a table while she greeted and personally directed the three people behind us and who came after us and who received menus first! That was odd.
Anyway we proceeded to a table which we thought the hostess finger pointed but she soon slightly gruntly redirected us to an adjacent table and provided us with menus. The seats were covered with crumbs which we dusted-off ourselves. Within seconds a waiter came and he clearly did not look happy and basically threw the napkins on the table. During our stay we noticed another oddity, caucasian customers were attended by caucasian waiters and noncaucasian customers were attended by noncaucasian waiters. Now, it is not my purpose to be offensive but we all know this things still happen today; by the way the three people who arrived after us and who were seated first were caucasian. The waiters (mostly hispanic) looked annoyed and irritated, none smiled, the place simply did not have a pleasant environment. What annoyed me the most was when the hostess, while laughing and chatting with other top staff, looked and ignored my mother when she called for the bill. When we approached to pay, the cashier ignored us and walked away, a busboy loudly called the cashier telling him that we were waiting to pay!! We did not even get a slight “thanks for coming” from anybody.

Food came quick, tasteless hash browns, pancakes were bland.

I do not recommend the Mirage Diner.
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July 14, 2009 @ 10:39 AM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from New Rochelle, NY, where else?
I have been eating at the Mirage for years. It is good for a quick relatively cheap meals, and haute cuisine is not to be expected. Some of the wait staff is nice (the younger ones) and the rest are just doing a job. This is very much the New York diner culture.
I found the first review interesting as I am not a person of color and have been waited on many times by Latin and African American staff, as well as the "white" staff. Oh, and yes the hosts don't give a darn who you are unless they know you and the service is spotty at best.So don't take it personally!
This is definitely not a place for gracious dining, but everyone in town (Mayor, Ministers, Professors, Moms, kids, Iona College students, local celebrities and business people, etc.) goes there because you get decent grub quickly and for a decent price.
May 30, 2009 @ 6:46 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York
It's a dirty place and horrible service to the point I felt discriminated.

Starting with the unfriendly hostess who simply pointed us to a table while she greeted and personally directed the three people behind us and who came after us and who received menus first! That was odd.
Anyway we proceeded to a table which we thought the hostess finger pointed but she soon slightly gruntly redirected us to an adjacent table and provided us with menus. The seats were covered with crumbs which we dusted-off ourselves. Within seconds a waiter came and he clearly did not look happy and basically threw the napkins on the table. During our stay we noticed another oddity, caucasian customers were attended by caucasian waiters and noncaucasian customers were attended by noncaucasian waiters. Now, it is not my purpose to be offensive but we all know this things still happen today; by the way the three people who arrived after us and who were seated first were caucasian. The waiters (mostly hispanic) looked annoyed and irritated, none smiled, the place simply did not have a pleasant environment. What annoyed me the most was when the hostess, while laughing and chatting with other top staff, looked and ignored my mother when she called for the bill. When we approached to pay, the cashier ignored us and walked away, a busboy loudly called the cashier telling him that we were waiting to pay!! We did not even get a slight “thanks for coming” from anybody.

Food came quick, tasteless hash browns, pancakes were bland.

I do not recommend the Mirage Diner.