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Neil's Coffee Shop

961 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5160
+1 212-628-7474
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“coleslaw” (3 reviews)
“wraps” (3 reviews)
“cheesecake” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 19:30All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Delicatessen
961 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5160
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This place has the same ambience as a gas station. Food is good diner food at upper east side prices in a run down tired diner. I have ordered the same thing and never paid the same price. Wear a cheap watch for a better...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 20 September 2017

hi there , i am a journalist from the times in london , just wanted to warn people from overseas who plan visiting this coffee shop when in NYC to avoid like the plague , the main reason is that after having breakfast there on...More

Thank paulconwayactor
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Depending on what you order, better than average meat, but the soggy fries weren't so great Lovely omelets and other breakfast meals though

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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 21 June 2017

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 11 June 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 29 May 2017

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

Thank bcs2015
Reviewed 26 May 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 9 April 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 17 March 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
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-628-7474
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