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159 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8154
+1 212-481-3800
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

During our stay in NY we googled some reviews for a great breakfast and after reading reviews we set on our way to Penelope. We were lucky and managed to get 2 seats at the bar. We ordered the pancakes, French toast and breakfast sandwich. I could not fault the food! I loved every bite! The coffee was bottomless and... More 

Thank Jordan K
Malaga, Spain
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of three and waited for 1 1/2 hour on a Sunday to have brunch. We were fortunate enough to have gotten seats inside as it was a very cold day in NY. We had a basic breakfast, eggs and toast with tasty potatoes; and BBELT which was a huge sandwich with generous portions of bacon. Glances... More 

Thank Francesca90277
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Ramada hotel just across the street from Penelope so we stopped in for dinner after a long day of site seeing. There were happy hour specials at the bar, we ordered the Spinach Pie, and the Mac and Cheese. Both were large portions and very tasty. The bartender was very friendly and informative. We grabbed a... More 

Thank Danielle S
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

visited 4/1/17 in the morning for breakfast - 1st thing to mention is breakfast close at 1145 not an issue but if you are a late person - WAKE UP EARLY as not to be missed!!! food was good/very tasty and portion was BIG!!! I had pancakes which were about 10 layers lol - couldn't finish and Mrs had BBELT... More 

Thank MrDrew05
Huntsville, Alabama
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a block from our hotel, and we happened on it the day we arrived mid-afternoon, a slow time. We got right in. (Reviews say to expect a wait, so we haven't been back at regular meal times.) We ordered the chicken pot pie to share, and it lived up to its reputation. It may be the single... More 

Thank Womonwriter
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had eggs any way (2 scrambled eggs, toast, and potatoes with pepper and tomatoes). The girl had a B.B.L.T sandwich with fries. The amount of bacon in that sandwich was immense - which is good since the girl is on a bulk cycle which never seems to end. Worryingly she wants to go back for a second breakfast the... More 

Thank Anmhol
Petion-Ville, Haiti
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With 3 families visiting NYC over the New Years holidays, food becomes and interesting challenge and breakfast more-so ! Penelope is an amazing breakfast spot, the glowing reviews are a testament to the excellent quality of food and a ohhh Bacon....Lots of it and perfectly cooked! After breakfast one day, for just four of us "early risers", the news spread... More 

Thank Bryan G
Bogota, Colombia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot, better food. Despite of the waiting list it is worthy to wait. very nice and excellent brunch.

Thank Jose Mario B
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little place offers huge flavors and it explains why they are always busy i tried their burger and it tastes perfect with addition of absolutely heavenly bacon. I also love their fish and chips with their secret sauce... crispy batter with succulent fish its a foretaste of heaven

Thank richpranantyo
Jersey, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited for brunch before attending an event nearby one weekend. I sat at the bar as a single diner and ordered the BLT which was wonderful. The only downside was that I couldn't finish the sandwich and couldn't even make a start on the fries. I don't think this sandwich needs a side of fries!! Great place though.

Thank LegallyB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8154
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-481-3800

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?