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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” (206 reviews)
“pancakes” (86 reviews)
“french toast” (47 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 3 days ago

We were looking for a Sunday brunch location in this area of town. The reviews warned us there may be a wait, and there was, but the prices and the quality/flavor of the food makes that understandable. We popped in around 10am, put our name...More

Thank Vacationer2Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really packed at mornings. Very sweet and cozy ambient. Evrything looks and tastes like homemade. But be cautious about the portions' size. They're huge! If you bringing your kids the word is "share". My favourites picks were the bowl of seasonal fruits and yogurt +...More

Thank Toscano88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a bit out of sync arriving in New York the day before so arrived at Penelope’s just after after opening. Lovely breakfast and possibly the nearer thing you’ll find to British cuppa tea in the US was lush. Great start to our busy...More

Thank Supergem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed a couple blocks away from Penelope and decided to wait in the line for breakfast one morning after we saw they had pumpkin waffles! Yummy! Well worth the wait. The food was fantastic. The service so-so. Tiny little place, but the food more...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute place in lower East, country chic. Friendly very attentive staff. Tasty coffee. Could have ordered lots, but chorizo sandwich was awesome.

Thank John T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed just down the street from Penelope’s so we went for breakfast twice during our stay. We were there soon after opening and the place quickly filled up which shows how good it is. The food was fantastic and the service and price were...More

Thank LeeanneM_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy, friendly ambience! Great breakfast! Amazing pastries! Red velvet and Carrot cake to die for! There’s always a waiting line.

Thank MariaClaudia A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little place on Lexington Ave close to The Lex hotel. My husband had a chicken pot pie that he declared excellent, and I had the BBLT on sourdough, and that was great. Service was friendly and attentive, and we went there for breakfast on...More

Thank Polishfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this place on Internet and on guide books so went looking for it. got there at 9.30 am and there was a queue out the door, you have to go and leave your name. Did that and just waited, we're taken quickly. staff...More

Thank kyls83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this little restaurant and decided to try it during a recent visit. It was delicious!! Seriously great breakfast. I can't wait to go back and have breakfast there again. I had a breakfast sandwich which was tasty. Service was also very good. It's...More

Thank Shelly L
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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
22 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 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
USD 20
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, Kids, Local cuisine
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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