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Scotty's Diner

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336 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0936
212-986-1520
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
No skimping on portions here!

We found this place on our first morning in New York (thanks Tripadviser!) and had an amazing eggs benedict with great coffee and wonderful service. The only problem I can think of was just choosing thing from the menu! And to top it all, they had British football showing (volume off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Saminus74
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We found this place on our first morning in New York (thanks Tripadviser!) and had an amazing eggs benedict with great coffee and wonderful service. The only problem I can think of was just choosing thing from the menu! And to top it all, they had British football showing (volume off) unobtrusively on a screen behind the counter, which meant... More 

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Manchester
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11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We ate breakfast here almost every day on our recent vacation in NYC. We found Scotty's after a recommendation by a member of staff in the hotel we were staying in. There were closer places to eat but we were so glad we skipped them and went here. This is a very traditional style New York diner and is brilliant.... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stayed at The Tuscany, and having this diner on our doorstep was ideal. We actually had our first meal here, which was good because after an 8 hour flight we didn't fancy wondering the city at 11pm. We then had breakfast here the next day, and we had a takeaway breakfast a couple of times after to enjoy in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Scotty's was for the most part, the beginnings of my mornings, from Eggs Benedict, French Toast or omelets I would dare say that the cook coud make everything and the servers would bring it with a smile. Love this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great service, good food! The servers were the best, and the owners are always there. Anything you ordered for breakfast was great: waffles, eggs, omelettes... you cant go wrong!

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Philly
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Just the perfect place for breakfast or a quick nosh. Super fast and attentive service, reasonable pricing and a great menu keeps us coming back. The perfect spot just south of Grand Central Station!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Good and hearty breakfast, best of all was the friendly efficient service. A lot of top end restaurants could learn from 'Scotty's'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Friendly wee diner not too far from many of New Yorks attractions. Great food and great service. Prices are very reasonable compared to many tourist outlets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Atmosphere is Awesome.. Like other reviews have said proper diner! Service is great so attentive and friendly, went twice on a short trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visited this place twice during our stay. This place is exactly what you'd expect a typical American Diner to be like. The staff are friendly, attentive and fun. The food is of a good quality and fairly priced. On my first visit I had a deluxe breakfast which consisted on three pancakes, two eggs, ham, bacon and a sausage.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 336 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0936
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-986-1520

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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