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159 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8154
+1 212-481-3800
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (201 reviews)
“spinach pie” (11 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
159 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8154
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Reviewed yesterday

The food here was good but not worth an hour wait. We had brunch and it was almost 90 minutes from the time we put our names in until food arrived on the table. They told us it would be 35 minutes to be seated...More

Thank jeffb1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The room is very noisy. We waited a long time at our table to be served though resto was not full. Simple breakfast of eggs does not come with bacon or coffee so was way over priced. Eggs came overdone... twice. Waitress was not apologetic....More

Thank walking54
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pleasant relaxed atmosphere, friendly and attentive service. The menu choices were somewhat limited, but the food that we ordered was delicious. We'd especially recommend the mac and cheese. Also, the dinner salad serving size was generous.

Thank Beth G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brunch at Penelope's on Lexington Avenue, N.Y. We all know that finding the right Brunch Spot can be exhausting and futile. We want to be seated right away, we don't have patience, this place is noisy, let's try somewhere else. Well, Stay home or have...More

Thank Neal P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonable prices and fabulous food. I thoroughly enjoyed the Arugula Salad with Warm Chicken Meatballs and would eat it everyday if I could! They have a texting system to let you know when your table is ready which is super helpful since it's a tiny...More

Thank Kerryajmm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here with family. Not a huge restaurant but all choices were good and there is a full bar. Some of us had the veggie burgers and they were very good. A few had the grilled three cheese sandwich and really liked them. One had...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really excellent place for Breakfast on Lexington. We were staying just up the road at the Mamara on 32nd. Visited twice once discovered. Great vibe, friendly service always buzzing. Enjoyed eggs & lentils, French Toast and delicious blueberry waffles. Also great mimosa to kick start...More

Thank apawley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful breakfast menu to choose from. Very good coffee and a very friendly service! The prices are totally ok for such good food...

Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Penelope is a sweet but popular little place. The food is great, and if you can escape the rush a perfect place for a date.

Thank Chloe S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends in the city, all of us from out of town, and found Penelope on Trip Advisor- another winner! Neighborhood spot, delicious omelets, pancakes, and good value too! Worth finding!

Thank jtravel_10
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Michael F
28 May 2015|
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Response from Allison G | 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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