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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
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 179
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  • 127
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Good food at a fair price, for New York

Decent breakfast for a fair price. Good steak and eggs. Good coffee. Attentive, albeit not that polite, service. I'll be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
MR1966
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Los Altos, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

i think my summary for this place would be 'over-rated and over-priced'. For three of us with a one course breakfast incl tea and coffee, tax and mandatory service charge, the bill came to over $50. Coupled with being squashed in like sardines in a very ordinary cafe, even the tasty food and quick service did not make up for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visited a few diners for breakfast and this one was the winner! Eventually ended up eating breakfast here for the last 4 days of our holiday.. good food. Good sized portions. Fast and friendly service! Must eat place if you are in the area and want breakfast!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is all round good value. Big meals, quick service, fairly good ambiance... I will definitely go back! Pancakes are soooo good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

All I can say is they have some of the best pancakes I've ever had if you like them light and fluffy. Service is quick but still very courteous and friendly. Very busy but were able to be seated right away.

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Decent breakfast for a fair price. Good steak and eggs. Good coffee. Attentive, albeit not that polite, service. I'll be back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our hotel was very close to this diner/cafe and we actually ended up eating breakfast here 3 times during our 7 day stay in NYC. It is what it is...straight forward breakfast, but done very well and without a long wait. To look at it from outside you might not think it looks great, but you can get a good... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Me and my partner came here whilst we were waiting to check in to our hotel nearby. I was disappointed in the pancakes I recieved as I have tasted so much better upon my journey around the states. I was also shocked that our juices seemed to be so expensive and made our little breakfast of pancake and juice so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria across the street and wanted a no-frills, quick, good-value-for-your-money place for breakfast. This diner did not disappoint. Plus, we hadn't yet eaten a meal in a diner-like atmosphere. It was a Friday morning and at 9am the place was packed (always a good sign) and there was a line out the door. However, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were visiting NYC with kids and had been eating in some fancy restaurants. My kids were so very happy when we found this place. Our meals were very good and the service was excellent. It was diner food but that was exactly what we wanted. I got a huge chicken salad and loved it. My son said his reuben... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have eaten here many times. I go back because it is convenient to many hotels where I stay while in NYC. the menu is typical for a diner. I have had breakfast and lunch here. the tuna salad sandwich I had yesterday was very generous and fresh made with all white tuna. Everything I have ever eaten is fresh... More 

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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