Melissa Weller Taps Into Deep Cultural Traditions to Create the Perfect Modern Diner

Jacqueline Raposo

Melissa Weller has taken the New York City diner scene by storm. At Sadelle’s—a bakery that transforms into a “fantastical brasserie” at night—sliced-to-order salmon and sturgeon are on the menu alongside challah toast, egg sandwiches and hashbrown-style potato latkes ($15, recipe). And then there are the bagels, beloved by even the most discerning eaters for their perfect size, chewy texture and crisp crust....