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Skylight Diner

#1,437 of 12,008 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great value and great fun

This is spotlessly clean diner frequented by local people and NYPD's finest. A classic American diner, the staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was fresh and tasty, the portions are very generous, entrées come complete with a salad starter and balsamic house dressing. Worth a visit just make... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
SPW21
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Surrey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Dunfermline, Scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We visited here on a couple of occasions on our five night stay. We stumbled upon it by accident on our first morning and had an excellent breakfast at a very reasonable price. The service was very good. Our second visit was not up to the same standard as our first visit. We waited to be served and people that... More 

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MA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I can't get a breakfast like this at home nevermind in the heart of NYC. Went here two successive days while in NY. Breakfast was great, service was good. Don't bother going anywhere else if you're near this diner.

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Surrey
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is spotlessly clean diner frequented by local people and NYPD's finest. A classic American diner, the staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was fresh and tasty, the portions are very generous, entrées come complete with a salad starter and balsamic house dressing. Worth a visit just make sure you leave room for a slice of apple pie

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Lagrange, NY
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stopped here after the Auto Show at the Javits. Quickly seated. Quickly ate. Quickly paid and out the door. It was good efficient food. Lots of regular locals so you know it has to be decent food. This was very good and inexpensive diner food.

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place is on open 24 hours a day and looks like it's always busy. We had breakfast here on our way to HighLine. Freshly squeezed orange juice was a nice touch first off. We had eggs, sausage, bacon and toast. All round good quality food and super fast service. A great experience if you want to visit a real... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

...you should definitely go there. I had the best blueberry pancakes! The waitress seemed a little harsh but I guess she was just stressed out by 6 Germans of whom only 2 could talk to her :) anyway great place. I'll certainly be back when I'm in town.

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Ellicott City MD
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175 reviews 175 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife had the minestroni soup (good) and a grilled cheese sandwich. I had the gyro sandwich. It came open faced on pita with 4-5 slices of fair quality meat, and the regular Greek sauce. It also came with a good amount of French fries and a Greek salad (could have been fresher as some of the lettuce was wilted).... More 

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The food was average. Came in big portions though. Probably convenient since it's open 24 hours but I wouldn't be back because of the food though.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great food, great service, all 24 hours a day. Reasonable prices too! The food portions were big and a Skyline breakfast is more than enough to fuel your day out sightseeing around New York.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went for a walk on the skyline and finished with small American breakfast...this fitted the bill. Attentive staff, huge portions!

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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, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?

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Chelsea
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