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Pershing Square

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90 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5409
212-286-9600
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8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Plenty of character

Situated opposite the main entrance to Central Station, we thought we were just going into a run of the mill restaurant for breakfast. What a surprise - we felt we were going back in time, with little lamps on the tables. The food was very varied, ranging from the usual eggs, bacon, pancakes etc... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Situated opposite the main entrance to Central Station, we thought we were just going into a run of the mill restaurant for breakfast. What a surprise - we felt we were going back in time, with little lamps on the tables. The food was very varied, ranging from the usual eggs, bacon, pancakes etc to lentils, spinach and poached eggs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We visited for the breakfast menu having already tried a few other cafés, restaurants and diners in the previous days. Situated opposite the main entrance to Grand Central Station, this is easy to find and deceptively large. The food served at breakfast was perfectly okay. The service was efficient and the price neither overly expensive nor cheap compared with other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

A very comfortable restaurant just outside the doors of Grand Central Station. Delicious food, reasonably priced, and a pleasant wait staff (thank you, Julianna). Next time we will try their famous breakfast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Nice looking place inside. Bigger than apparent from the street front. Friend had salmon (big slab). I had the brisket. Came as a compact 2inch round and 2 inch high. This turns out to be a lot of brisket. Mush spuds really good as were the side veggies. Choice of breads. Friend also had the apple pie which came with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Came here for brunch today and this place is a cool little cafe opposite grand central. We were seated really fast and the service was awesome. Try the Belgian waffles with the strawberries it was great!

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Brooklyn, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

My new hubby and I stopped in for breakfast during our mini honeymoon at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. I was soooo excited to eat here only because this is where Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis shot a scene from their movie "Friends with Benefits" and when I told my hubby about this, of course he laughed at me and shook... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Always go there for breakfast each and every time we go to New York it's a lovely great place lots of fun nice ambience nice setup love the booths that you can sit in and good value for money!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were staying across the road at the grand hyatt hotel and tried here for breakfast. Service was quick and good, we both had smoked salmon & cream cheese bagel with coffee & juice. reasonably priced, and food was really good. Im sure you could get a cheaper breakfast elsewhere but for convenience and food quality I would eat here... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stayed at the Grand Hyatt across the street. Originally, I thought I needed to find the "perfect" NY diner. But in the essence of time, we found ourselves at Pershing Square. The service was quick yet friendly, the breakfast menu traditional and priced for the NY envrionment. We were happy with the endless cup of coffee, the food was... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This diner had been recommended to us by a number of friends and didn't disappoint. The service was friendly and the food excellent. I would recommend a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5409
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-286-9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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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