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“Coffee is crap” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Lindy's

Lindy's
560 5TH Ave, New York City, NY 10036-5005 (Manhattan)
(212) 563-7440
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Ranked #8,551 of 11,748 Restaurants in New York City
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Neighborhood: Manhattan
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17 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Coffee is crap”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

The food is average for the above average price. Coffee tastes like ......

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best Cheesecake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Who wouldn't visit New York and not have a piece of Lindy's cheesecake? Creamy, smooth, rich, delicious and a huge slice! The portions were big! After you have lunch, go for a short walk but end up here for dessert. The rest of the menu is good, too!

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Calgary, Canada
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“Don't bother”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011 via mobile

I have never written a review where I couldn't find anything good to say. $4 bottomless coffee that tasted like dishwater and no refills offered. World famous cheesecake that was alternately stale or on soggy cake crust. Absolutely indifferent and clueless service. Just give it a miss no matter the sobriety level.

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    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Not your father's Lindy's...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

I always fall for this place, even though I know it's not the Lindy's I went to as a kid, of Guys and Dolls fame and world's best cheesecake. No, it's an overpriced Riese Brothers chain operation. A piece of mediocre cheesecake and a cup of coffee was $15...watch out for the drink prices, coffee, iced tea and sodas go for $4.79! Don't fall for it. You'll be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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“Not great breakfast, very high prices.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

I went to Lindy's to have breakfast before heading to Penn Station, right across the street. I was startled by the high prices, but expected an amazing breakfast. I ordered "Lindy's own corned beef hash" which turned out to be from a can. The coffee was terrible. The bill for my coffee, hash, and two eggs, was $26. My excellent dinner at Heartland Brewery the night before cost less! Stay away from this place unless you are one of the owner's family members.

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    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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