Up until this month, Denny’s and fine-dining were two terms that you were unlikely hear in the same sentence, less it be to the effect of sarcasm. The fast, casual restaurant chain is well known for the fantastic job it does of catering to large families in commute, as well as locals seeking a solution to hunger between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.


Now, the family dining chain has given birth to an nontraditional, alcohol-serving location in Manhattan. This establishment offers low-priced, city-themed cocktails, and the usual breakfast and lunch favorites. The “Grand Cru Slam,” a new, $300 option on their menu, is an alteration of the “Grand Slam Breakfast” (eggs, pancakes, sausage, and bacon), which includes a bottle of Dom Pérignon and a high five from the bartender. The humans of New York are shouting, “such value!”



Remarkably, this is the one of two Denny’s locations that does not stay open 24 hours a day, instead opening at 11 a.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. on weekends, and closing at midnight — a unique concept for a diner in “The City That Never Sleeps.”