There's an outstanding patty melt at Peter's on the Upper East Side, carcrash reports. Billed as a "2 in 1," it's a hamburger patty with grilled onion and tomato, tucked inside a grilled cheese sandwich made with challah. "Peter's does a bunch of traditional diner stuff unusually well," carcrash says, "but this was the best I've had so far."
In a town full of diners, hounds rank this place a cut above. Brian W says Peter's knows how to cook eggs (he's partial to over easy), pours good coffee and fresh-squeezed orange juice, and makes delicious home fries—"not those over-boiled and fried grotesque things you get in virtually all the other Greek diners."
Peter's [Upper East Side]
1606 First Avenue (between E. 83rd and 84th streets), Manhattan