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EJ's Luncheonette

1271 3rd Avenue, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
(212) 873-3444
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Ranked #2,962 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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74 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Amazing food - simple dishes with quality ingredients. We arrived early for Sunday morning brunch and got a great seat by the window, making people watching a perfect addition to our meal. Highly recommended!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Got off the subway early on the way to The Guggenhiem for a proper American breakfast. It was definitely worth it. Two of us had French toast - a big plate of brioche toast with toppings (I had banana and almonds - they certainly didn't scrimp on the topping) and a bottle of warm maple syrup. Big glasses of fruit... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Good authentic. Don't take credit cards. Happy to keep you on the door until your full party arrives, so they know they're popular. But friendly and the food is genuine American diner fare. Really enjoyed it.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went there for Sunday Brunch on a recommendation. Busy as you'd expect. The staff got us seated within 5 minutes. The food was terrific. Big portions. Mimosas. Good coffee. Very prompt and efficient service. Very good value. Handy location.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Went here as a quick stop for some lunch and were very disappointed. Not only were the burgers dry and tasteless but you had to pay extra for fries - 15 bucks for a burger at a self proclaimed 'diner'? Secondly no where when entering the diner or on the wall does it state that it is a cash only... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My partner and I were excited to eat here for breakfast on the recommendation from Eyewitness Travel. However, the food was very sub standard. In particularly was the over cooked, limp and barely warm potatoes. When we noticed these were from a large pile lumped in the back corner of the fry pan, we weren't so surprised. In fact, not... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

this is one of our first stops during our annual return to NYC. It never disappoints! French toast, omelets, burgers, sandwiches, salads, milk shakes... Always busy and always worth the wait. If you have never had an American Diner experience, EJ's is a must.

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Roslyn, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of eating brunch at EJ's on the corner of East 73rd St and 3rd Ave.in NYC. Ecah time the place/restaurant was extremely busy (which its a great sign), but each time they sat us in a very timely manner. The service is quick, and the food is 1st class. Both time we had breakfast type... More

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Chorleywood, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A Classic New York Diner, we had a great New York brunch. Fresh tasty juice that was straight from the tree! Service was friendly, polite and very quick. Great to have the free coffee refills which considering how good the coffee is was a great bonus. Worth the trip up to 73rd and 3rd, so make it one you don't... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We went on a recommendation, never again. The service was lacking any amount of quality and the food was just as unfortunate. The coffee isn't anything to write home about either.

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