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New York Luncheonette

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135 East 50th Street, Between Lexington & 3rd Avenue, New York City, NY
212-838-0165
Today
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 152
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  • 104
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
best breakfast

wonderful diner right next to the hotel - highly recommend it. It was always busy but we were seated very quickly and served immediately. The food is great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
italy50
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

wonderful diner right next to the hotel - highly recommend it. It was always busy but we were seated very quickly and served immediately. The food is great.

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Bolton, Canada
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

While there was only milk on the table, we did enjoy the bottomless cup of coffee with breakfast. The bacon was very crispy. And the French toast was very good. Eggs were almost perfection for over easy. Quite reasonable - 3 ppl 40$.

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liverpool
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

if your after pancakes, waffles, bacon syrup etc... then this is your place for breakfast- we enjoyed a lovely breakfast on our first day in NY- glad we got there early as it gets busy!- reasonably priced for the portion sizes.. would come again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

While staying in new York midtown we visited this restaurant every morning on our stay in New York. The staff offers fast service. Food is served hot and offers many refills of coffee. So much better then hotel food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visited recently for breakfast... Really busy but adds to the good atmosphere... Didn't have to wait long... Friendly staff & management Good breakfast to start the day Price reasonable aswell Good all round experience!!!

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Typical north american diner. Food was as simple as it gets, not of the best quality.. But it was filling and inexpensive.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This little place is a great example of what you can find in the heart of New York. Loved how light the pancakes are. Service was very friendly. Right at Lexington and 50th

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Aruba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We paid over $ 40.= for an order of waffles, 2 eggs with bacon & pancakes + 2 OJ. A bit pricy, but guess it's NYC. Place is very busy in the AM hours, especially on Sundays, not very spacious. Service was fast and good.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were recommended this diner by the Waldorf-Astoria staff - I guess it was obvious we weren't going to pay $42 per person for their least costly breakfast hotel option. We were very happy we did. For the 2 days we had breakfast, the luncheonette had a constant stream of customers. The attentiveness to cleanliness was very apparent and the... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The New York Luncheonette is a gem in New York!.. This place is always busy because the food is so good and reasonably priced. The service is outstanding. My family and I ate breakfast there everyday during our stay over Thanksgiving. If there is a wait, you won't wait long. This place is a nice little surprise in midtown!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 East 50th Street, Between Lexington & 3rd Avenue, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-838-0165

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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