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Skylight Diner

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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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Today
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 175
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent quick meal

This is where I usually go when I am in this neighborhood. The service is quite pleasant. They serve Bison burgers, which are really tasty and I understand much healthier than Beef or Lamb. They also have good old fashioned egg creams. The portions are ample and the staff is usually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DAVE S
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BRONX
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Beaumont, Texas
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the meatball parmigiana and it was just so-so, meatballs tasted as if they were defrosted frozen food. Service was ok.

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Thank Lori W
Los Angeles, California
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457 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been sick in New York City this week and have been seeking out chicken soup each night. The matzoh ball was fluffy and lovely. But the soup was not particularly good. So, together, that makes average. They charged $1.95 for a side of two pieces of rye bread. So soup with rye bread was $8.00 which is too high... More 

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Thank Nancy D
BRONX
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where I usually go when I am in this neighborhood. The service is quite pleasant. They serve Bison burgers, which are really tasty and I understand much healthier than Beef or Lamb. They also have good old fashioned egg creams. The portions are ample and the staff is usually attentive.

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Thank DAVE S
Leipzig, Germany
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came with a gift certificate. Surprisingly, the lady at the entrance told us, this would not be valid on that particluar day. But there was no such indication on our certificate, it was valid each day of the week. It was our last day in NYC, but she was not ready to make any concession. Strange idea of service.

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Thank ThosB B
Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the diner twice during our 4 day visit to New York - the food was that good! Full of locals, and this was reflected in the price. (Average bill for 5, around $40). Endless amounts of free coffee top ups, staff were great with our kids and the atmosphere was perfect. French toast with bacon is a must...... More 

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Thank YorkshireWaites
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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175 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After walking the High Line on a cold winter day, we stopped for lunch at the SkyLight which is a short walk on 34th St from the northern end of the High Line. It was the perfect place to eat warming comfort food. The vegetarian chili on rice was just delicious. It is topped with cheddar cheese and chopped onions... More 

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Thank BostonNix
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This diner is fabulous and open 24/7. The food is very good, the serving size extremely large, and the prices very affordable. The diner was very clean and the service was exceptional. We went every day for breakfast for ten days and our waitress was Natalia. She could not have been more helpful or attentive. Nothing was an inconvenience. Would... More 

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Thank Lyn S
UK
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at the nearby New Yorker hotel and I found this place by accident whilst walking round the block. A typical diner it looks great from outside and inside has a sort of 50's space age feel to it. the family and I (2 adults, 2 kids) ate here on 3 occasions - breakfast, lunch and dinner. the breakfast... More 

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Thank superdunc
Auckland
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We just family brunch at skylight diner. We walked the Hi Line and needed somewhere to rest and recover. What a fantastic NYC dining experience. Great portions, friendly staff (in the NYC style). Excellent value for money. No hesitation in recommending this to visitors.

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Thank ScottandLorna
Broomall, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We found this place unexpectedly. We were looking for a place to have a quick bite and some NY cheesecake before we left. We ordered French onion soup and 2 slices of strawberry cheesecake. The soup was good, but the cheesecake was heavenly! They make all their own desserts here. You must try the cheesecake!

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Thank Susan M

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chelsea

Neighborhood Profile
Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighborhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighborhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighborhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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