Yu joined me for dinner at The Diner at North Point near North Point mall. As the name implies, it is nouveau diner food. The atmossphere and service aim for a very upscale fee.
I have a few reservations about the upscale diner format---to me, the classic diner with radioactive-yellow gravy shouldn't be tampered with. But I decided that I had to see how well they executed, so I tried the pot roast, a very homestyle/diner dish. They did quite a good job. The meat was fork-tender as it should be. The carrot was equally tender. The mashed potatoes were creamy. The gravy was rich, perhaps a shade heavier than I prefer for pot roast, but quite good. Yu had the gyros plate, another diner favorite. She reported that the meat was a little dry. We didn't have dessert but they do have the compulsory showcase at the entrance filled with huge slices of rich-looking cakes.