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Gene's Coffee Shop - CLOSED

26 E 60th St, New York City, NY 10022-1000
+1 212-355-3790
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Apr 2, 2016
“Old time New York Diner”
Mar 28, 2016
“Breakfast in a flash”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Diner, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
26 E 60th St, New York City, NY 10022-1000
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Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and I had breakfast at Gene's every morning as it was adjacent to our hotel. What an absolute gem, a real old fashioned american diner serving fabulous food and great service. Set us up for the day everyday.

1  Thank Steve A
Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stopped at Gene's Coffee Shop on our way to FAO Schwarz from the Lexington Subway. We had 8 people and were able to sit at adjoining booths. The one table got good service. The food and drinks were order quickly. The second table was...More

2  Thank Chris M
Reviewed January 2, 2015

After surviving a mornings shopping in Bloomingdales we needed a sit down and lunch Gene's Coffee Shop was just what we needed and more, friendly environment and old fashioned service, the menu was full of what the local office worker liked, so did we !...More

1  Thank Derek B
Reviewed December 31, 2014

With all of the rediculously expensive eaterys in NYC, this was a real treat . Wonderful food, great service, reasonable prices. What more could we ask for.

1  Thank cccw
Reviewed November 27, 2014

Gene's Coffee Shop is a little eatery on 60th Street between Madison and Park Avenues. The diner-type breakfast is tasty, has good portions and is reasonably priced. The diner is cozy without being cramped. It is quiet, so you can eat your meal in peace....More

Thank emeraldisle45
Reviewed November 2, 2014

We found this place purely by chance, but having done so we returned there twice during our week in NYC. It does the simple things well - good and varied food at very reasonable prices. Space is used "efficiently" instead of being cramped (just!) and...More

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed October 31, 2014

I like diners, but am not thrilled by diners that shovel food onto plates and try to make their mark by overloading their patrons. Gene's is not such an establishment. Gene's gives patrons good diner food, fast, and courteously. This a place for burgers, eggs,...More

1  Thank Nocke
Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you fancy breakfast at somewhere that looks like a cafe you see in the movies, this is place to come. It's also really good value, has speedy service and the food is great. Three-egg omlette with mushrooms and cheese .... mmmmmm!

Thank Tony E
Reviewed July 24, 2014

We discovered Gene's from the Lonely Planet a couple of years ago, and when we returned to NY this year we knew we'd want to go back. I think that if you aren't from NY - and especially if you aren't from the US -...More

Thank DeeJayDee
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great breakfast. Very quick service! Right down the street from The Pierre-Taj, where we were staying.

Thank melliePa
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Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 E 60th St, New York City, NY 10022-1000
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-355-3790
A great American diner - just off 5 th Avenue. Fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic value. Full of locals, strongly recommend!
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