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Murray Hill Diner

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222 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-4604
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Great diner to take a hungry family

If you are staying in Murray Hill, this is a great place to take your family for a traditional American diner breakfast. We ate here a couple of times and loved it. Big servings (our 9 year old son couldn't finish his pancakes) and regular coffee refills.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are staying in Murray Hill, this is a great place to take your family for a traditional American diner breakfast. We ate here a couple of times and loved it. Big servings (our 9 year old son couldn't finish his pancakes) and regular coffee refills.

Thank BeanWorld
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with the decor when I walked in. Seemed more retro and good lighting. Plenty of booths and tables. Friendly wait staff. Large menu and the food was ample and very good. I am a diner person and this fit the bill.

1 Thank W-Hartford_CT
London, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great New York breakfast. We had stacks of pancakes with various combinations of bacon, sausage and chocolate chips which were all tasty. Coffee kept coming all through the meal. Orange juice was fresh and delicious. Prices very reasonable.

1 Thank Paul M
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried a number of breakfast venues around 31st and Madison and the Murray Hill Diner was undoubtedly the best we found. It is a busy, place with a nice ambiance. It is very and efficient and serves a range of good hot breakfasts at reasonable prices - half the price of our hotel.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went a couple of times for breakfast & dinner during recent NYC stay & all good. Good food with good range of options, reasonably priced & staff (mostly) good. Definitely worth a try.

1 Thank Lee W
Solihull, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Determined on our first visit to New York to try a bagel with loxs and cream cheese for breakfast this place seemed a good opportunity to try it A mix of locals and us tourists gave it a nice ambience and staff were friendly. Coffee was plentiful and our bagel plus a toasted sandwich were excellent. Would recommend.

1 Thank PaulSomewhere
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Service was absolutely terrible. Waitress was so rude and when asked if we could share a main between our two children she said we don't do and they don't do kids meals. Even after explaining we split the meal yesterday her response was "I don't care what was done yesterday". After the shock of her response we decided not to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The diner has a lovely "authentic" feel, with large portions and "endless" coffee. Friendly and quick service makes this a place to come back to again and again for pancakes, waffles or just eggs and bacon.

1 Thank Karen A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Ate here most mornings food was good and friendly efficient service asked for eggs over medium and they were perfect crispy bacon and fried potatoes Yum the grand kids had pancakes and waffles with various things on them and they were huge

2 Thank Katieo7
Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

My wife and I came for breakfast on the recommendation of our daughter who had frequently eaten here. Immediately on entering (A Saturday morning) one can sense an atmosphere of efficient service, good food and friendliness. Our first impressions were not wrong and we settled into a basic breakfast of eggs, bacon, pancakes etc all accompanied by great coffee. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-4604
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-686-6667

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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