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The Comfort Diner

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214 East 45th Street, New York City, NY
(212) 867-4555
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
affordable breakfast

We ate breakfast here 2 days in a row. Reasonable pricing for NYC. The lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberries were delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Susan H
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Kingston, New York
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Very friendly, warm service and a great breakfast to start the day in convenient location in NYC. Good value for money.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stodgy, disgusting food, cannot believe it received good reviews, Pershing Square was so much better, an extra $10 but worth paying extra!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were first introduced to the Comfort Diner at the last minute in 2006 at a location other than the one on 45th upon our departure from NYC. It was a quick stop, but we enjoyed a wonderful lunch that made us want to return to the diner in subsequent visits to Manhattan. The food was good and the prices... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate breakfast here one morning during our stay at the Wyndham Midtown 45. The food was lousy. The potatoes that came with my eggs tasted like they were cooked several days earlier. My husband had sausage gravy and biscuits, and got sick to his stomach a few hours later. My grandson's waffle was fine; I guess it is hard... More 

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Kingston, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate breakfast here 2 days in a row. Reasonable pricing for NYC. The lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberries were delicious.

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Long Eddy, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had "Mom's Meatloaf" here it was cold in the center & the mashed potatoes had this horrible looking consistency of a milkshake. I think that Mom ought to check to see what is going on in that kitchen and bring Gordon Ramsey with her.Might help to figure out that "B" rating on the window.If it weren't for the tourists having... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great hearty breakfast fare - pancakes especially good. Excellent helpful staff. Reasonable prices. WiFi available

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

An authentic diner experience right in the middle of Manhattan. The pancake special (blueberries and strawberries) were excellent; the omelette and home fries were very good; the challah French toast was almost good - the middle was still mushy. Get a seat up front! The seating in the back is next to the kitchen .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

While visiting NYC stopped here for breakfast. Don't know if the severer was having a bad day or not but usually with bad service you at least could enjoy your meal. It was ok. The potatoes tasted as if they were under a heat lamp hours prior to my ordering them. The bacon was room temp but the pancakes and... More 

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Tallassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food....lots of it! We ate here before we flew home. A great ending to a terrific trip! Thanks New York for making this "sweet 16" special for my girls!!!

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Additional Information about The Comfort Diner

Address: 214 East 45th Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: (212) 867-4555
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 East 45th Street, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 867-4555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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