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Skylight Diner

402 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001
212-244-0395
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Ranked #1,301 of 11,649 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Café
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Was in the neighbourhood after walking the High Line and found this great diner. Get here before 2pm for lunch or you will miss out on the sandwich of the day like I did. Service was good and so was the food. Great value for money too so check it out if you are close by.

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Scotland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We just jumped in quickly for breakfast one morning but the food was good and service quick, efficient and friendly. No complaints at all!

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NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a wonderful breakfast here before heading to the Javits Center. The staff was attentive, refilled our coffee often and took the time to explain menu items to me. My husband's broccoli and cheese omelet with home fries was excellent as was my enormous whole wheat waffle which came with sliced strawberries, yogurt and walnuts. The place had nice... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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210 reviews 210 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After a day of sightseeing, this was the perfect spot to sit down and enjoy a no-frills meal. I ordered the spinach and feta omelette - the eggs were cooked perfectly and there was a most generous amount of feta and spinach inside. The hash brown potatoes were tasty and cooked just the way I ordered - well done. The... More

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Fayetteville, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It's now a tradition.......i now know that no matter where we stay in the city,my wife will want her "huevos rancheros" for breakfast at the Skylight.I don't blame her.Good stuff....We stayed on 48th and Lex but made the trek to 34th betwwen 9 and 10th.Worth the trip as service is fast and friendly and attentive,food was fresh and tasty.....exactly what... More

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Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited this diner during a 6 night stay in New York. The good was very nice and the portions were very big. It has a real american diner feel. The only negative is the main course arrived as we were just finishing our starters.

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NEW HOPE
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A neighborhood diner open 24/7 near Penn Station, Madison Sq Garden, the Javits Center and more. The menu is varied and the food is consistently good. Reasonably priced. Some dishes are more than you can handle in one meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Have eaten in the skylight many many times over past few years and in all honesty whenever I'm in ny I always head there for breakfast and the occasional evening meal. Food is served promptly and in a friendly manner Staff are always polite and the whole diner has a nice vibe about it Try the buffalo burger!!!.... Excellent Can't... More

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Moncton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a diner for a simple breakfast. We had walked by the Skylight the day before and so decided to give it a shot. It didn't take long for the food to come out, however, the speed was the only thing we were impressed with. The food was very bland. The ham was lukewarm... More

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Greece
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very nice traditional 24hr american diner as if it came out of a movie (policemen having breakfast, waitresses serving with their apron on, combo menus etc.). Try to be seated in a booth up front for a real experience.

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