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Gene's Coffee Shop - CLOSED

26 E 60th St, New York City, NY 10022-1000
+1 212-355-3790
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
2 Apr 2016
“Old time New York Diner”
28 Mar 2016
“Breakfast in a flash”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Diner, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
26 E 60th St, New York City, NY 10022-1000
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Restaurants like Gene's Coffee Shop are dying out in New York City and that's a shame. The food in them is never fancy but always solid and tasty. Eating there this morning was like a step into the New York City of 30 years ago....More

Thank fetzerm
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Gene's food comes out in such a flash that we never have time for one page of The Times. They have a huge menu, a friendly staff, a cozy room with cozy booths, and good food. (Note that tips are only accepted in cash.)

Thank keithkanderson
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Gene's is a decent place for a good breakfast or a light lunch. Little atmosphere and reasonable prices. Service polite and professional.

Thank abarasol
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Very good food is served by the friendly staff at this diner. There is a lot of choice and this is all you need to keep you going until the evening.

Thank Milos2012
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I stayed in New York last week with my husband and two children and our hotel recommended Genes for breakfast so we went there and it was brilliant. The service and food were fantastic and we ate there every morning before exploring the city. The...More

Thank purpleroxy08
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Gene's is a small diner with staff who make the food get to you fast. No frills, a true diner with orders shouted (not overly loudly) to the open kitchen such as "high and dry" for eggs. I had a standard two eggs and bacon...More

Thank Cyrus C
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I was going for a walk through Central Park and planned to continue on down 5th Avenue but was hungry and had to stop for eats. However, I didn't want to spend a fortune, but wanted more than a hotdog on the street. Online recommendations...More

Thank Warren F
Reviewed 25 November 2015

great eggs and corned beef hash, quick service, lot of kitchen shouting "whiskey down", good NYC diner experience

Thank traveltoomuchToronto
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Comfortable diner and a fast breakfast at a cheap price. Service was fine but not friendly. The food was average, nothing outstanding. The location is perfect if you're staying in the upper east side, so I'll probably go back.

Thank rissdan
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Wanted a diner type menu, and was suggested Gene's coffe shop. It is a small restaurant, but with comfortable booths to sit in and enjoy a meal They have a large menu, and the price is good.

Thank pab427
Upper East Side
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easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
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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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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 E 60th St, New York City, NY 10022-1000
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-355-3790
A great American diner - just off 5 th Avenue. Fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic value. Full of locals, strongly recommend!
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