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The Penny Farthing

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103 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10003
212 387.7300
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice late-night spot

The Penny Farthing fills a cavernous space in the East Village. It attracts a large crowd, but it takes a truly substantial number of patrons to fill the place. During the summer, the glass doors on the west side open to provide a truly comfortable setting. I tried a crock of French onion soup... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
JohnPatPsaltis
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Penny Farthing fills a cavernous space in the East Village. It attracts a large crowd, but it takes a truly substantial number of patrons to fill the place. During the summer, the glass doors on the west side open to provide a truly comfortable setting. I tried a crock of French onion soup and a turkey burger. The soup... More 

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Massachusetts
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210 reviews 210 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stopped in here for lunch on our way to an afternoon performance at Classic Stage Theater. We had good food and we also enjoyed the atmosphere. A Sunday with families and other groups gathered to relax and visit. I would go back when in the neighborhood!

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Park City, Utah, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stopped for brunch, and the mimosa, the bloody marys and the eggs benedict were delish. What more can you ask for? Woodsy, sophisticated rustic feel, and very spacious bar area -- I bet that place is hopping at night. And the bathrooms were new and spacious and nice. You don't see that ver often in a little neighborhood place... More 

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Budapest
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

what a place! we had dinner on haloween, beer was cheap (3$ a pint) and gooooood, we had the special burger which was percetly made, and fish-n-chips - traditional and good. the apple pie for desert was a nice addition. service was fast and accurate and all with a smile. must visit!

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Penny Farthing serves amazing gourmet food at extremely reasonable prices. Bar with lots of beer and wine selection. Must try, I've tried many lunch specials and they're all Fantastic, not only well plated but tastes GREAT!

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Was told by a passerby who heard our australian accents to grab a bite to eat here, and it was one of the better meals I have had in USA

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Modesto, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you are in the East Village in NYC, you won't go wrong at The Penny Farthing at 3rd Ave and 13th St. Not the "best" food I've ever had, but we had a delicious lunch and the next day a sumptuous dinner there. Drinks? Go for it. Bartender and servers were very friendly. Outside dining was quieter than inside... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in on a whim as I was heading to another restaurant. Was recommed by desk staff at Hyatt Union Square which is just a few blocks away. The lunch prices were very reasonable for NYC. Had a burger, coke & a glass of wine all for $20. Sat near the open windows which was nice - got the feel... More 

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Ohio
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288 reviews 288 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were looking to kill some time, so we stopped in the Penny Farthing for a drink. Our waitress was extremely nice and quick to bring what we asked. Prices were fine for New York.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Came for Sunday afternoon dinner, we both had the steak and was very impressive, the service was excellent I would defiantly return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212 387.7300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 am

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