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Applebee's

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Midtown
American, Pizza, Hamburgers
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234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
(212) 391-7414
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nothing exciting

Being a chain restaurant we wanted a restaurant that served reliable results with a little extra room rather than a small family cafe. We got exactly that. Nothing special just slower service compared to a small cafe. Very large portions for sure. Fair price.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Trisha W
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I recently visited this restaurant and the service was fast we got a table in less then 10 mins and ordered my food. The food was fresh and the price weren't high. The waiter was nice and we left a nice tip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There was more than enough. Choice to weed through. My wife is fussy eater and her meal was as requested. We previously has a breakfast that's why we returned for eve meal. We were seated upstairs. After a min wait. Some people are so fussy try it and see for yourself. For us it was a good experience and we... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We chose to sit down at Applebee's on Times Square just for the familiarity (kids are a little picky). My disappointment came when not only did their steak cost a pretty penny (c'mon, Applebee's, really?) but the meat was GREY. Yes, grey. Add to that, the dinner came with one side (fine), but if you wanted salad, add almost SEVEN... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Being a chain restaurant we wanted a restaurant that served reliable results with a little extra room rather than a small family cafe. We got exactly that. Nothing special just slower service compared to a small cafe. Very large portions for sure. Fair price.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was in the ground floor of my hotel. I tried it twice for breakfast. Service was OK one day, incredibly slow the second. Food? Meh.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We were so tired of "tourist food" when we visited New York City, as it seemed everyone fried everything on the menu. When we went to Applebee's we anticipated having a huge salad and catching up on our need for vegetables. Well, we did have salads, but we hardly felt that we caught up. For the price we paid, I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Decided to try out a Applebee's to see what it was all about while in NYC. Thoroughly disappointed in the food quality. It was not terrible but for the price I expected better. Not a happy. Also the service was average, spilled soda on delivery and didn't offer to replace the glass just wiped the table. so i had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It may not be considered a first class restaurant but anyway.... we love Applebee's and visit one of their restaurants whenever we are on vacation in the US. These kind of steaks we don't get in Europe and not to forget.... a great house Margarita ! :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Enjoyed but can get very busy. was on our hotel grounds Hilton Times Square Lovely food & great service Good value for money

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited here twice. Went back a second time as breakfast was tasty. It's such a shame that on both visits the tables were sticky. Second visit was more disappointing, servers didn't interact well, I just thought we didn't get great service ...staff too busy chatting to one another. Would have ordered more drinks, etc, but got fed up waiting! ...service... 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 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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