Tick Tock Diner in Clifton Reopens After Renovation

Tick Tock Diner in Clifton officially reopened today after a 10-week renovation with a new interior, executive chef, menu and expanded bar. Known for his international restaurant design, architect Richard Bloch has revamped the interior for the first time in 25 years — it’s been open since 1948 — to create a warmer, more comfortable space while maintaining the “classic Tick Tock look and feel”.

While the iconic exterior and neon signs remain intact, the new Tick Tock interior bridges the Art Deco diner style of the past with the modern restaurant of today. Each of the two rooms has its own identity: the front room now has a larger bar moved to the opposite side doubling as a dining counter, while the main room has a new white terrazzo floor, as well as new ceiling with Art Deco-reminiscent design elements plus all-new furnishings.

The entire kitchen was also replaced with brand new equipment, as New Executive Chef Stephen Whiteman (Black River Barn, The Ryland Inn) has been tasked with updating the menu (View Menu), while keeping those diner classics in check.


While diner favorites such as breakfast eggs, omelets, pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, burgers and milkshakes are still available around the clock — with some being updated plus more salads and bowls and the additional use of seasonal ingredients with as much made in house as possible. An expanded coffee program now also features Cold Brew, Nitro Cold Brew and French Press coffee made with beans from the local roaster Lacas Coffee Co.

Tick Tock Diner
281 Allwood Road
Clifton, NJ

[photo source: Tick Tock Diner]


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