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EJ's Luncheonette

Upper East Side
American, Diner
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1271 3rd Ave, Close to the 72nd Street crosstown bus, New York City, NY 10021-3657
(212) 873-3444
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Tue 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

EJ's is great. The clientele is a true cross section of life in the UES 70's, young and old. The food is reasonably good (the shakes are great) service is fast and they now accept credit cards after being a cash only spot forever. Sunday morning brunch you can expect a line out the door. We go there for breakfast... More 

Thank MoisherOysher
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A "retro" diner style restaurant. Good diner type food. Attentive service. A bit pricey for its kind.

Thank DM10468
Pottstown, PA
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped with three teens for a late breakfast/lunch. Server was friendly and attentive. We had omelettes, crispy French toast, and chicken quesadilla. All were quite tasty. We would go back if in front of the place at breakfast or lunch but wouldn't make a special trip.

Thank NeuTeam
new york, United States
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

One of our favorite omelette places in the city but not so fun to dine there. We typically order food in and it comes fast and is usually the right order. Eggs are fluffy and well prepared.

Thank Wendy L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We stopped into this cute diner after visiting The Met and needing to duck out of the rain and get a bite to eat. I was starving and my wrap was delicious. The food was great and the prices were fair. Would definitely eat again.

Thank tonip961
Gold Coast
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Wether not we had tourist written on our forehead we most defiantly did not get ‘local’ service. A grunt when ordering, and food and water was somewhat dumped in front of us. Having been to many diners in NYC it seems that only locals get a different level of service. Was reluctant to tip more than 10%.

Thank Jaryd N
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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365 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

On Saturday for lunch/brunch, the place was packed. From the styling, it is nothing to write home about, but the food is solid, the menu what you'd expect from a restaurant like that. We had big chrunchy salads, the glass of chardonnay was mediocre at best. But the food was good and if you need, there are also dishes gluten... More 

Thank Jochen-v-S
Southampton, New York
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

a neighborhood easy place to bring the whole family or sit at the counter as I often do to have lunch alone.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

What I expected from a high calorie American breakfast. I had waffles with choc chips and bacon.. I really enjoyed it and kept me full till dinner!! Also had a strawberry milkshake with real strawberrys in which was lovely and you got loads of it!!

Thank Sarah M
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We are so happy our friends took us to this place the first time we were in NYC. Now we have to come back each time in NYC - and we are never disappointed. Diner place with local guests coming in. The food tastes great. The ambience is a little bit laid back, but they are always ready to serve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 3rd Ave, Close to the 72nd Street crosstown bus, New York City, NY 10021-3657
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 873-3444

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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