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Skylight Diner

#1,264 of 11,432 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Chelsea
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402 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001
212-244-0395
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery

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  • 110
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  • 143
    Very good
  • 38
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect for quick meal in Penn Station area!

Perfect place for a quick meal if you're in Penn Station area and a good price point when compared to NYC standards. This is typical generic diner atmosphere, but was very clean and bright surroundings. Service was efficient and friendly enough. The menu was a typical Greek diner menu with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Paulguyinnj
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Perfect place for a quick meal if you're in Penn Station area and a good price point when compared to NYC standards. This is typical generic diner atmosphere, but was very clean and bright surroundings. Service was efficient and friendly enough. The menu was a typical Greek diner menu with dozens of choices. We had breakfast items. The eggs were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had breakfast her a few times and every time was tasty and hot , the food was plentiful and the breakfast deals with juice and coffee are great for the price. The toilets need a good clean however so maybe spend some money on this

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I love American Diner Breakfast and this was my first for 2 years so I might be a bit biased but really enjoyed the waffle. Good selection of breakfast specials which include juice and coffee. I think mine was $8.40 for waffle with bacon,juice and coffee no biscuits and gravy on the menu though 😕

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We came here for a breakfast as it was just around the corner from our hotel. It was quiet, unpretentious and had locals dining here. We opted for the corned beef hash with potato waffles (not something I'd ever consider in the UK for breakfast) and waffles. Service and food good - thanks for looking after us.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This diner was near our hotel and after checking on Trip Advisor decided to give it a try. We wanted a typical diner meal and we were quite disappointed. We had the meatloaf and it was just average. A huge portion but the quality was not there, also the mashed potato was just a sloppy blob on the plate. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I used to frequent this place whenever in NYC, but a recent experience has me saying NO MORE. I went after the lunch rush, and in the half-empty place asked for a booth. I was told no, since it was lunch time (it was almost 2:00--I purposely waited till lunch was mostly over). A friend who used to eat 12... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Good food. Home style. Reminded me of the the Coney Island in Michigan. Food was prompt and good. Could have been quicker but it was 10 at night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Seated quickly & served efficiently. Food was nice & tables wiped down but looking around on the floors & other surfaces, they could really do with a good deep clean. Restrooms sadly the same, rather off putting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The smoked salmon bagel is a reliable favourite of mine. My kids can never finish their pancakes (even though they love pancakes).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The Skylight Diner has reasonably priced, delicious food. My chicken and portobello mushroom wrap was huge and fantastic. Everyone loved their dishes and the waitress was super sweet. The place could be a tad cleaner, but the food is always reliable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: 212-244-0395

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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