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Neil's Coffee Shop

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961 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5160
+1 212-628-7474
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner
961 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5160
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here recently. We loved the food and atmosphere on a real diner! The service is outstanding and so was the food. Highly recommended!

Thank terrapinfan2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neil's has been there forever. Regulars, including this reviewer, turn up for typical New York diner fare including soups, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and bottomless cups of coffee and glasses of fountain soda. There are daily specials and a few Greek items. Although often crowded and...More

Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

I've ordered take out here twice and had the same exact thing both times. They make up the prices apparently because it was $2 less the second visit. I asked for rate roast beef and got medium to well done - hard to check at...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed May 29, 2017

The perfect New York diner: an enormous menu..great cheeseburgers, milkshakes, salads. Friendly and speedy service.

Thank bcs2015
Reviewed May 26, 2017

I stopped by Neil's Coffee Shop for a snack last week, and had a pretty good piece of homemade cherry pie, some excellent vanilla ice cream, and average coffee. My concerns about cleanliness persist, although the staff is friendly, efficient and helpful. The men's room...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Was headed to a play at the Armory and was pleased to pop in here for a quick breakfast for dinner. Friendly guys and tasty food at a reasonable price -- especially for this neighborhood.

Thank W.H. D
Reviewed March 17, 2017

I ordered a manhattan chowder and a salad. The salad was tasteless, which is not unusual in this kind of places, but the chowder was a vegetable soup which is not my definition of a manhattan chowder.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

This is what a NYC coffee shop is supposed to be. Homey, friendly and good food. Breakfast is good, turkey burgers and salads are great for lunch. Prices are fair and the service is fast and courteous. You get what you pay for here and...More

Thank Jimmy B
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Neil's is your classic NYC deli luncheonette, complete with Greek-themed tiles on the wall. Service is brisk and fast. The food is utterly predictable if you know this kind of place, which is ubiquitous in Manhattan: good, reasonably priced given the locatioin. My only quibble...More

Thank charl0ttesville
Reviewed February 4, 2017

We always stop here for lunch en route to the Met. Missed it a couple years and this year it seemed changed. Lost it's old school charm. Food not great as it has been. Too bad.

Thank Nancy2005
Upper East Side
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institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
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the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
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Average prices
$10 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 961 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5160
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-628-7474
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