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Applebee's

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234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
(212) 391-7414
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
OK but expensive

Had dinner here. It is a big restaurant and after a short wait we got seated which was good. Service was a bit slow though and paying at the end of the meal seemed to take ages as our server was not visible. The food was ok, not outstanding and not rubbish, and there was an extensive menu. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Nellym
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London, UK
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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London, UK
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here. It is a big restaurant and after a short wait we got seated which was good. Service was a bit slow though and paying at the end of the meal seemed to take ages as our server was not visible. The food was ok, not outstanding and not rubbish, and there was an extensive menu. The prices... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

they charged us an extra $20 for his tip, and said that we HAD to pay it since our bill was over $200. Our bill came to $215. I never knew New york food was so high. I am from Philadelphia. Ordering the same food in my hometown, it would have came to $120-$150. I guess he thought we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

We decided to visit Applebee's for breakfast due to it being close to our hotel. Well what a treat! The food was priced perfectly and cooked to perfection! I had a tailor made omelette and unlimited coffee for $1!

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had breakfast here on three occasions it was superb, service was great and the price reasonable, well worth a visit, would definately recommend.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Ate here for breakfast twice on our stay in NYC and enjoyed the choice. Enjoyed the pancakes and the French toast however the oatmeal was rank. They cook the unhealthy food better! Friendly and efficient staff and great location. Reasonably priced.

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Bellevue
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed at the Hilton and had breakfast here. The food was good, and the service was fast and excellent

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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had 2 breakfasts here whilst in NYC... Really enjoyed both! Pancakes one time and waffles the other. Really lovely food. Staff weren't mega attentive though. And restaurant is quite dark! Good food though!!

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Arlon, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went there for dinner. My boyfriend really enjoyed his meal. I really didn't like mine. The meat was really tender, way too much to my liking. I had ordered a soup I never got. The waitress was really sweet though. It's very expensive for what it is in my opinion.

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Bolton UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A very busy restaurant we ate here a few times downstairs but Saturday night was extra busy and we were out upstairs which was crazy. Food took ages to come and we witnessed a waitress having a loud disagreement with a manager which we found uncomfortable and unprofessional. My steak arrived eventually and was rare not medium to well done... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were on a Christmas/ny holiday from the uk, we chose spending here to spend nye, it was great, the food was good, unlimited drinks, but very expensive on tickets, we assumed that was due to location as it's the perfect place, when the doors open at 11.30pm it was the perfect place to watch the ball drop however once... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 391-7414

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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