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Penelope

159 Lexington Ave, @ 30th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8154
+1 212-481-3800
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (224 reviews)
“pancakes” (86 reviews)
“french toast” (47 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
159 Lexington Ave, @ 30th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8154
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1 - 10 of 787 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ordred a chicken club sandwich that was dry and not the best bread The staff are nice and the service good

Thank Tonni B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really want to give this restaurant 5 stars because our food was very tasty but the service was horrible.

Thank evans7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice interior and good atmosphere but I wasn't overwhelmed. I had the pancakes which were cooked well, disappointing that they come with so little fruit. The $20 brunch menu which comes with a drink is good value if you're hungry as the pancakes are huge,...More

Thank Lyds94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a Saturday night on the way to a concert at the Irving Plaza. The atmosphere and decor is very relaxed, simple but comfortable. There is also a small bar at the back. The food is simple comfort food, but well...More

Thank kentu87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting more from reading reviews and walking in, as the decor is delightful. BUT...food nothing to speak about, hot coffees were not hot, and service nothing to speak about. Would not recommend it.

Thank 142JanetH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner after reading the good reviews on Trip Advisor. The food, atmosphere and service were all great. It is a small corner restaurant not well marked, you could walk right past it. Inside it is well decorated. The menu had many...More

Thank macdkris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an ok meal here with friends while staying for a night nearby. Was expecting more after reading the reviews but was slightly underwhelmed. Food was ok but expensive for what it was. The drinks were wat too expensive for what they were.

Thank Soprano30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this cafe three times during our week long visit as we enjoyed the food that much. You can have anything ranging from eggs to pancakes, to french toast, which will fill you up for all the walking and activities you'll be doing in...More

Thank NewYorklover30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife's favourite. A Visit to NYC is no longer complete without enjoying brunch. Great Food options. Service with humor. We like

Thank yvesvd
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Intimate corner restaurant with good service. Great for a quick bite or lounging with friends. Food is fresh and service is very friendly and attentive.

Thank Anthony W
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Questions & Answers
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!
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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