Our History

Since 2015, Chef Ed Michalski has envisioned opening up a classic Americana diner in the building at 5109 Memphis Avenue to provide high-quality, affordable cuisine in the neighborhood that he loves: Old Brooklyn.

In March of 2017, he turned his vision into a reality and received the keys to the building. For the next three months, Ed worked nonstop to make all the improvements needed to create a unique dining experience while keeping the classic diner feel.

In June 2017, The City Diner had its grand opening, proudly servicing the residents of Cleveland and beyond.