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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” (219 reviews)
“pancakes” (96 reviews)
“french toast” (50 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
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 today via mobile

This is a very nice place, friendly staff and serves excellent breakfast. Perfect and relaxed start of your day in New York!

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed yesterday

Excelent environment and very nice service in a little space. I´ll sugest the Sangria instead of the Mimosa, and the BBELT, the perfect sandwich !!!

Thank AlejandroErazo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here for brunch and after seeing the great reviews . They don’t take reservations so we arrived and saw a rather chaotic scene but left our name and were told it would be about 30 Minuets. An hour later we were seated in...More

Thank Anonthego
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really surprised to find this place in the heart of Manhattan. It’s a quaint little restaurant that you’d expect to see out in the countryside. It has a very rustic feel, and you almost forget your in New York City. Space is tight...More

Thank gcvsd-cy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love to have breakfast at cosy Penelope when I am in New York and Manhattan. It’s the typical american breakfast I remembered from studying in the US 30 years ago; buttermilk pancakes, french toast, applewood smoked bacon and fresh fruit. Love it!

Thank PetraPL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When to Penelope's at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Only waited about 15min. Everything was fresh and had a little twist to make a but different. Make sure to ask for your poached eggs soft. Mine came a little harder than I liked it and the...More

Thank mgnewton14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the chicken caesar salad. It was excellent and plenty of food. The waiter came around a lot to refill water glasses and pitcher. The prices were really good also. Lots of variety on the menu. Gets lots of business so must be good!

Thank jhutchin2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Penelope's wasn't far from our hotel in Midtown and being from the south we wanted to check it out. It had something for our semi-vegan pals as well as for me the carnivorous one. I had the chicken sausage and pesto breakfast sandwich on a...More

Thank hraney27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this spot a few blocks from our hotel. Looked like a long wait on a Saturday morning at 9:30 but wait was only 15 min as was indicated and staff was courteous and friendly. Great waiter and service was pretty quick. We so...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended to us and it is a place I would personally recommend as well. We were told that there is a line to wait for this place on the weekends and people wait, which says a lot. Our family went during the...More

1  Thank Marie G
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Questions & Answers
9 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
28 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
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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