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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%
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“brunch” (210 reviews)
“pancakes” (93 reviews)
“french toast” (49 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Our breakfast was delicious and the coffee was really good. The waitress was friendly and service fast. Really cute cafe.

Thank Gemma D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Penelope looks nothing special from the outside. But once you enter you feel the warmth of this place. Great breakfast menu. Excellent service. I had the oatmeal and a toasted blueberry muffin. More than I could finish. Really good coffee too. My daughter had pancakes...More

Thank OWolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for a drink rather than to eat. It seems to be more of a restaurant rather than a bar but the friendly staff kindly let us sit for a drink, it wasn't too busy at the time. We had a delicious cocktail and...More

Thank LondonLassE1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited twice for breakfast on our trip to NYC. Lovely fresh ingredients, well prices (for NYC) & friendly staff. Worth a visit although gets busy as very popular.

Thank GH_C23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here in January...it’s a very nice place, the staff is helpful. The only thing I didn’t like very much was that there wasn’t a wide enough choice for me as what to order, but in any case there were the principal American...More

Thank Mila P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't realize how hard it was to get Sunday brunch before 10 am... We found this place online, just a few blocks from the hotel we were staying at. VERY cute interior, reminded me of a European cafe. We beat the rush and were seated...More

Thank Peg B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu was a little different here with some unusual options. Both mine and my boyfriends food was very tasty and filling. Quite expensive but around the same as other places we’d had breakfast in NY. Friendly staff and quick service. A small, cosy place...More

Thank Georgia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not going to lie .. saw the piece of rainbow cake when searching for a good brunch place and was hooked. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving .. and were in this case. Brunch on the weekend at Penelope .. hot mess. We used the app...More

Thank HereComesTehBride
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw great reviews and as staying in hotel next door, decided to visit. Walked into a really cosy place with a nice homely feel. The waiter was polite and friendly. Both the wife and I ordered the omelette which came with a mix of potato...More

Thank Page2302
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this place as it was close to our restaurant. It has a relaxed atmosphere and the breakfast menu provided a good variety. Would visit again

Thank fantazeyEngland
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
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