Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Socrates R.I.P.

January 18, 2010 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I had heard a great deal of buzz about this in my inbox and I regret to report it is true.

Socrates Diner is no longer in business. As you can see the gentleman in the above photograph is dumbstruck. His name is Alan and he was nice enough to tell me a few things he knew about this establishment:

  • It had been in business for at least thirty five years.
  • Its proprietor was a man named Charlie.

Alan went on to tell me he was concerned that Charlie had died. Apparently he does (did?) have a brother, but he had no interest in the restaurant business. He operates a real estate business in Astoria.

In any case, so long Socrates. You will be missed.

Miss Heather


4 Comments on Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Socrates R.I.P.

  1. bitchcakes on Mon, 18th Jan 2010 6:47 pm
  2. OMG This is so sad! I used to have breakfast here with my husband (before he was my husband, and later ex husband) in 1999! In fact, it was because of those meals at Socrates that I became obsessed with Tabasco. I had never used it before then, but he put it on his eggs, so I did too. And, well, the rest is history. I’m sorry to say I haven’t been there in the 4 years I’ve lived here. I’m really sorry to hear this.

  3. rowan on Mon, 18th Jan 2010 7:04 pm
  4. i enjoyed their outdoor seating area. a deck with a garden next door. and decent enough diner food. i am sorry i didn’t go here more often.

  5. d on Mon, 18th Jan 2010 8:43 pm
  6. My bf and I were dismayed that it was gone a couple of weeks ago. I was just there maybe 2 weeks before they closed. So sorry to see it go.

  7. Rebecca11222 on Mon, 18th Jan 2010 9:55 pm
  8. so sad.

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