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Starling Diner

4114 East 3rd Street, Long Beach, CA - (562) 433-2041
Posted By Marlene Steinberg on 4/1/2013 10:21:00 PM
Ever read about those small neighborhood diners where the characters in your favorite novels eat? Starling Diner feels just that way. Nestled in the middle of a residential neighborhood, Starling Diner is a favorite hangout to all those "in the know."

They serve the best French toast I've ever had the pleasure to enjoy. This Broiled San Francisco Stuffed Toast is a French baguette stuffed down the center with mascarpone cheese and topped with your choice of sauce. I ordered the brandied apple topping and I think the word exquisite describes it perfectly. Preparation, presentation, and taste make the Broiled San Francisco Stuffed Toast my favorite thing on the menu.

Be sure to try the polenta potatoes. They're worth the trip! Take ordinary polenta, mix it with potatoes and cheese, and it becomes a side dish I want with everything I order.

If you get to Starling Diner early enough you'll be able to order freshly made lemon curd with your scones. They make it fresh every day and when it's gone, it's gone. Be early!

Judging by the way the employees assist you, you'd swear you were being personally attended to by the owner. Makes you feel special.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Broiled San Francisco Stuffed Toast
Breakfast Polenta
Scones with Lemon Curd
Bloody Mary
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Broiled San Francisco Stuffed Toast with brandied apples
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Scones with freshly made lemon curd
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Breakfast Polenta
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Polenta Potatoes
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Starling Diner
"Starling Diner"
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