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Gracie's Corner Diner

Upper East Side
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352 E 86th St, New York City, NY 10028
+1 212-737-8505
04:00 - 03:30
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New York City, New York
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1,699 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 726 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly prompt service, average diner coffee -- do they all served the same blend and grind? -- fairly clean. With the new subway opening up next door, they may invest a bit and spruce the place up.

Thank robcurtross
St Neots, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Helpful and friendly staff with a great menu of American Diner classics to choose from. Over the 3 days we attended between the members of our party we had the Lumberjack (Full breakfast), Waffles, Pancakes, French Toast & Eggs Benedict, all served with endless coffee. All the food was excellent and wold highly recommend this diner.

Thank Keith_Skip
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great breakfast for very reasonable NY prices. They have breakfast specials with lots of variety. We both got 2 eggs over easy, with ham or sausage, bread, and delish home fries (we asked for them extra crispy and they were)! Coffee & orange juice were included!! Friendly service.

Thank LPLoveToTravel
New York City, New York
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856 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 726 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

New York City is blessed with many fine diners, and this small diner ranks among the very best. Cleanliness is excellent including the men's room. Fast, efficient, friendly service. Noisy because you really are sitting right next to the kitchen

1 Thank robcurtross
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Had a very tasty Saturday morning breakfast here. Waitstaff was extremely friendly and quick. The waffles were especially tasty. Coffee excellent too. A good place to stop for a quick and tasy meal

Thank Andrew A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Best non-Breakfast dish is the turkey with stuffing. Burgers are very weak - Avoid. Breakfast is standard fare. Belgian waffles are house specialty.

Thank uppertexside
Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

I really love this place… I lived down the street on 79th… this place is the go-to for any meal. Staff are really great and friendly, food comes out quick and even though it couldn't be called "fine dining" it is never greasy or oily… Not exactly healthy either but always good. Many a late night trip was made here... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We met up with some friends and diner food is always a good choice when there's a mixture of people wanting something different. They have good burgers & shakes but this time I ventured out to try the chop steak and it was huge! You could split this or its leftovers for you the next day! I had it with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We trudged around the UES between 92nd and 80th/Madison and 2nd Ave. for over an hour trying to eat. Had to walk out of 2 places because we were ignored. And these places had virtually no customers, so being busy was not the excuse. Probably best we left, because if a restaurant has nobody eating there at noon on a... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

When we visit the kids, we walk them to Gracie Mews Diner for breakfast before School which is just around the corner. The Breakfast specials are well priced, and the food is good of quality and well prepared. The menu is quite extensive so you will find something that stimulates your appetite. Along with their breakfast order, we also order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:00 - 03:30
04:00 - 03:30
04:00 - 03:30
04:00 - 03:30
04:00 - 03:30
04:00 - 03:30
04:00 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 E 86th St, New York City, NY 10028
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-737-8505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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