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EJ's Luncheonette

1271 Third Avenue, Close to the 72nd Street crosstown bus, New York City, NY 10028
+1 212-873-3444
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good51%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
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American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
1271 Third Avenue, Close to the 72nd Street crosstown bus, New York City, NY 10028
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great little diner in the upper east side. Menu is typical diner menu but the décor is classic and in that sense a bit more fun than some of the newer places around. The staff are funny as well. Went at lunch and were seated...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had lunch at EJ's Luncheonette last week, rancheros huevos, done very well with fresh ingredients. Service was prompt and friendly, and the place has a strong local following. I wonder a bit about cleanliness based on the unisex toilets, hence three stars. And, mind...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here after a visit to Central Park and the Met Museum, and we had a great experience. Our server was friendly and the food came out quick. I would recommend the chocolate milkshake and mac & cheese!

Thank jenj907
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have had breakfast meetings at EJ's several times and it has always been very good. Clean, great food, generous portions, excellent service and reasonably priced. Good choice for breakfast!

Thank Bruno13016
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Fun place in the city for breakfast or lunch. Great variety to choose from. I would recommend this to all.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed April 5, 2017

We were here for lunch and all four of us were surprised by the variety of meals that we could order. The burger was pretty good, the salad huge and delicious and the french toast sweet and fluffy. This is a nice, convenient place to...More

Thank linadri47
Reviewed April 3, 2017

If you like huge portions, a noisy atmosphere and busy service then this is the place for you. If you care for slightly more finesse in your food, then perhaps you would be better off somewhere else. It's fine for a quick lunch and a...More

Thank PMM1966
Reviewed February 18, 2017

I've been eating here for years since i live on the upper East Side of Manhattan. But like everything in life if you don't take care of things you begin to see a decline. Thats exactly whats happened to this establishment. The place is dirty...More

Thank rklite26
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy here but good, solid food. Big portions, fast service and an old time vibe. Soups and salads are particularly good and clearly home made. Breakfast is good as well and although I don't eat them, the pancakes look awesome. Be prepared to pay...More

Thank Jimmy B
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Fourth time in NYC visiting friends and every time EJ´s become our most visited place even though there are closer places to our hotel. And again we were not disappointed. We will be regular guest even next time in New York. Their flap jacks with,...More

1  Thank Familyon2r
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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what are the weekday hours of E.J.'s Luncheonette?
November 16, 2016|
Response from MoisherOysher | Reviewed this property |
they are open all day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1271 Third Avenue, Close to the 72nd Street crosstown bus, New York City, NY 10028
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-873-3444
  • E-mail
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