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Skylight Diner

#1,746 of 11,645 Restaurants in New York City
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402 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast time!

Worth a visit the Breakfast options are well worth it, however service was not fantastic not the most pleasant & friendliness staff we came across I must say...The decor & furnishings are very New York diner !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a visit the Breakfast options are well worth it, however service was not fantastic not the most pleasant & friendliness staff we came across I must say...The decor & furnishings are very New York diner !

Thank Frott
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This highly geared and endlessly lengthy menu 24 hour job is located on 9th Avenue in mid-town and is all-of-a-buzz. Here you'll get all the Noo York typical dishes: Sandwiches, wraps, pastas, chicken dishes, omelettes. Jst about anything you want. Leave room for desserts! Not a place to linger, but if you have 1/2 an hour for a lunch meeting,... More 

Thank Michael F
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this Diner for brunch before spending the day shopping in Manhattan we were quickly shown to our table and then things went downhill from there!! We waited about 10 minutes before someone took our drinks order and then the drinks turned up twice! After another 10 minutes the waitress finally took our order for brunch and when it... More 

Thank Curleyah
Onsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for breakfast and it totally met our requirements, we wanted the stereotype American diner, and that is surely what we got. Great food, good service and large portions.

Thank Josse77
Kirkland, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading good reviews on TripAdvisor we stopped by for a late lunch while in the area. The service was quick (wasn't very busy) and friendly. The food was good - what you'd expect from a diner - and affordable. Nothing special except for the fries - they were delicious!

Thank Kimberly K
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast and took advantage of a breakfast special for about $8 each. Really good value although not very exciting - by the way 'home fries' turned out to be crushed and fried potatoes. The atmosphere was great and the staff were friendly and attentive. Obviously popular with the locals - 10 NYPD officers arrived for breakfast!

Thank NellPrz
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here by chance on our 5 day visit to NYC. We prefer not to eat in the same place twice, but somehow ended up here 3 times, can't recommend their breakfasts enough, served by Jose. In particular the lumberjack breakfast

Thank ArchieandChantel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the food at this place the fact you can have any of their burgers made in beef, Turkey or veggie was brilliant. The food was lovely and well priced for New York although not cheap. The cake slices were huge and can easily be shared. Service was quick although not much conversation to be had but that was fine... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I went for breakfast 3 times on our trip. By the second day the servers recognized us and automatically brought over coffee and were guessing our orders. Food was delicious! We tried several different breakfasts; French toast, waffles, eggs and corned beef hash, bagels and fruit. The desserts looked amazing but too much for my stomach in... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Found this diner on the Trip Advisor site and weren't disappointed. It offers a good range on food you would expect from a diner. The décor and atmosphere is great and the service very good. We visited in the evening for dinner and it was very busy with locals eating, which is always a good sign. If you can track... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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