Billed as “a feel-good, diner-inspired restaurant and bar serving a new take on classic diner fare,” Eugene’s in Port Chester is ready to serve up burgers, shakes, pancakes and caviar the way you remember them. It is that kind of twist David DiBari, owner of The Cookery, The Parlor, The Rare Bit and Dough Nation, brings to his newest venture. Named after his grandfather, the diner memorializes the diners DiBari and his grandfather visited after church on Sundays. Recalling the diner as a focal point for the community, DiBari invites customers to think of Eugene’s the same way.
The decor is ‘70s vintage Woolworth’s —wood paneling included—as is the menu. From fried bologna sandwiches and rotisserie Spam to molded-Jello desserts and display-case pies, DiBari’s nostalgic playfulness pervades everything. A groovy cocktail menu featuring far out names like the Flamingo Beach (gin, grapefruit and aperol) and local beers on tap complete the experience. Eugene’s is not open for breakfast, but you can order up breakfast all day. Opens 5pm Tue–Thu; 11:30am Fri-Sun. Closed Mon.
112 Main St, Port Chester