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Skylight Diner

American, Diner
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402 W 34th St, New York City, NY 10001-2353
+1 212-244-0395
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Last went there in 2002 - just had to revisit - nothing changed except some staff, Breakfast most mornings but did try others and nothing compared. The service and food always good and always full of locals so that says it all!

Thank Montycarlo
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The real deal, huge menu with all your favourite American diner classics and plenty of cooofffee, if you love Diners you need to go and in true New York fashion it's open 24 hours a day

Thank chrisswifte
Evesham, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were tempted by the cakes on our walk back from the piers to the main shops and it was a good value for money option rather than a Macy's cheesecake pit stop. A good size diner we didn't need to wait long and the service was fast. We watched lots of food options arrive at surrounding tables from breakfasts... More 

Thank Lwatson1970
New York City, New York
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510 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu has everything you could think of on it. A true diner experience if you're visiting NY. omelettes are great. Make your own up or pick from the selection.

Thank martynsnook
Camden, Maine
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for breakfast as I love diners and this one has been around a long time. Pleasant setting, quick service, plenty of early morning space. Ordered pancakes as I do the first time I have breakfast at any restaurant and was greatly disappointed. They were soggy and spongy and for the first time in ages I did not finish my... More 

Thank flyeroli
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our visit to New York we wanted to eat at an authentic diner and this place definitely fit the bill. The welcome from the staff was warm and they led us to a table with plenty of room for the five of us. The menu was extensive and the prices affordable. We ordered a variety of items... More 

Thank Kylie I
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Would recommend other diners, it was okay but would rush back. Had breakfast and found food to be standard and staff a little rude.

Thank Vanessa B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We just happened upon the Skylight Diner and saw lots of customers coming and going so we decided to give it a try. We sat right down and had quick friendly service. I had scrambled eggs, potatoes,& toast. Great price,great food! We will definitely be back on this trip.

Thank Sherry R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

This great diner has a expansive menu, very fast & friendly service, also very reasonably priced. It's open 24 hours a day and all options are available on the menu. If you want to get away from the crowds from Broadway & 7th Ave I recommend this place.

Thank Gobnait38
Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Good experience on both occasions we visited for breakfast. Friendly service and good American diner food.

Thank mkbyers1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 W 34th St, New York City, NY 10001-2353
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-244-0395

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