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Skylight Diner

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402 W 34th St, New York City, NY 10001-2353
212-244-0395
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Skylight in May for breakfast, this time it was for a very late (after 10pm) post-Broadway meal. Staff is great, food is tasty, and the desserts are heavenly.

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Thank Sarah P
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

No frills diner used by locals providing great quality food, decent portions and sensible prices. Lovely Art Deco interior but not your typical glitzy place aimed at tourists. We had a great breakfast here for less than $10 per head before walking the High Line. A taste of real New York.

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Thank morcliffe
UK
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened upon this place as we were walking to join the Highline. From the outside, this place looks ok but nothing special. Inside it's an archetypal American Diner and has no pretensions. The staff were friendly and customer focussed. The food was advertised well in both a hard copy menu and a touch screen on the table. The food... More 

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Thank UkBronte
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went out our last night in NYC not knowing what kinds of food we wanted and stumbled upon the Skylight. After reading the menu, we decided to walk in. We had to go past the desserts on the way to our seats, as desserts are RIGHT THERE after you enter. HOLY SMOKES! When the hostess asked if we had... More 

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Thank BossQueenEJ
Helsinki, Finland
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331 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a stereotypical diner. Menu is aligned with the look. Great for having the experience, but on the greasy side for a European taste.

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Thank Finn_on_the_go
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great diner experience. Good breakfast menu, had the steak and it was perfectly cooked. Great double expresso. Friendly and helpful waitress.

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Thank Ronald353
Greensboro, North Carolina
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169 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing more, nothing less... it's the quintessential NY diner experience. Had a bacon-cheddar omelette here that resembled all the others I had from living in the area years ago. Bit of a touristy location, so it's a great place to grab a bite if you're just in town for a while and looking for a good quick meal that feels... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on W34th Street so the diner was on our street. The owner of the apartment we rented recommend we visit. From the moment we walked in we loved the look and the feel of the place. The staff were terrific, friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. We both had a different meal, I had the Omelette... More 

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Thank donnam25
Wallingford, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in Thursday morning for breakfast . Ordered a coke and a coffee for the 2 of us . Coke came out with a long hair sticking out of the glass , don't even know how they did not see it , so asked for an other one . Ordered food , while waiting , and looking around found out... More 

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Thank Edikese
Moscow, Russia
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sooooo gooooood. Real typical American place from 60's. Good stile and good food. Just try to eat everything here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
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: 212-244-0395

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighborhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighborhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighborhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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