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159 Lexington Ave, 30th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8154
+1 212-481-3800
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (212 reviews)
“pancakes” (97 reviews)
“french toast” (49 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
159 Lexington Ave, 30th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8154
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived here about 11:30 am on a Monday in March for brunch and didn’t have to wait for a table. Our waiter was great, friendly; he was very helpful to us in selecting our orders. The French toast and chorizo breakfast were both awesome!...More

Thank Janice P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A decent breakfast place with standard menu items. The brunch includes a prix fixe menu which includes a cocktail (good deal) or coffee, and the food was fresh and came quickly. The ambience is pleasant if not a bit loud and cramped. I liked that...More

Thank brody333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us and it lived up to expectations. Was absolutely delicious and the staff were great. A little bit price but definitely worth it.

Thank gabb101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good assortment of breakfasts and for us the waffles with a side of bacon were perfect. This place is popular and not the biggest of restaurants which is all part of the appeal. Worth a visit!

Thank Baz1M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the pillow-pancakes and a giant sandwich with bacon and eggs! The portion of food in both plates was huge and our brunch was transformed into lunch!! We recommend this place without any second thought. Friendly staff and cozy decoration

Thank Eleni V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little cafe we visited for breakfast we were very lucky to get seated straight away but people who came in after us had to queue as it’s really popular. The staff are really friendly. It’s very central and easy to find

Thank Rainy99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous breakfast, pancakes and fruit and eggs on english muffins. Lovely decor and fab service

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No need to say more. You won't be dissapointed. Expect a wait but they're worth it. Staff was great and accommodating. Awesome gluten free dining.

Thank beaconhillwine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Between our party of 4, we had an egg sandwich on croissant, pancakes, waffles, made to order omelette and assorted drinks suck as fresh OJ, hot chocolate and tea. Everything was of really good quality and the service was efficient and friendly. The establishment is...More

Thank ellalivi04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny restaurant which was packed but great service and amazing food. The penny egg sandwich was delicious and the Bloody Mary was spicy and great. It was crowded at 8.30am but calmed down by 9.30am. This place deserves its reputation.

Thank Samantha H
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Questions & Answers
8 November 2017|
Response from Neal P | Reviewed this property |
I do, but I’m not sure if Penelope’s does. You can inquire, by calling them. Hopefully they’ll accommodate you, or ask for an alternative menu item. Good luck.
Claire S
21 September 2017|
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Response from Anthony W | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can make reservations, however, though they get busy, it's probably not necessary. Enjoy your experience!
Michael F
27 May 2015|
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Response from Lukus H | Property representative |
Hi! Sorry for the delay. Virtually all of our breakfast options (other than the pancakes, waffles, and possibly french toast) can be made gluten free. We have a phenomenal gluten free bread we can use to swap out for any of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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, 30th Street, 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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