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“Great authentic diner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Skylight Diner

Skylight Diner
402 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001
212-244-0395
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Ranked #1,676 of 11,776 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great authentic diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The Skylight Diner is a fantastic place to visit for all fans of old American diners with real pancakes and serious breakfast as well as the laid-back atmosphere and friendly waitresses. Simple, nice and great value for money.

Visited May 2014
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“Slow service and bad food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

If waiting 30 minutes in an empty diner for cold french fries and dry burgers is your idea of a good evening this is the place to go. Their fettucini alfredo tastes like used shoes, the sauce was either premade or reheated - grease was puddling up in the bottom of the dish. Will not be going back, suggest to steer clear of this place.

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Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is the perfect place for Breakfast or brunch. The food comes fast, it tastes great and you get exactly you ask for. The link sausage and the home fries are excellent and much better than I expected.

Visited May 2014
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great authentic diner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had a bacon cheeseburger and a philly steak sandwich. The food was lovely and great value. Full of local New York folk and not just tourists. Really worth a visit for the atmosphere and making you really feel that you are seeing the "real" New York.

Visited May 2014
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Enfield, Connecticut
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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food with not bad prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My husband and son stopped here after the auto show last year and really liked it. This year I went with them and we stopped in again. Typical diner atmosphere but the servers and busboys REALLY hustle! The food was very good and serving sizes were large. We spent less on this meal than we did for lunch in Javits center and got much, much more! I would reccommend it to anyone.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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