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159 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8154
+1 212-481-3800
08:00 - 23:00
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85 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had brunch here on our first morning in New York - incredible choice, service and food quality! The brunch menu at the weekend offers excellent value. On our last day in New York we decided to go back because there were more items on the menu we wanted to try, and it was just as good the second time.... More 

Thank loladelorean
Long Island, New York
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Met our adult children here, nothing fancy but cute spot with delicious options including gluten free! Servers were very friendly & helpful.

Thank Karen E
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great Bbrunch there yesterday! It was delicious and the price was good for the portion we got. We got an table immediately and the staff was really friendly. Perfect brunch in NYC in a great ambiente!

Thank Mona F
Paris, France
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeeeat brunch! Super friendly waiters. Great food, be prepared to eat a lot!!!! I specially loved their bacon... very nice place always packed

Thank MarianaV1
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259 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best brunch spot we have found so far in Manhattan. And the lines on a weekend back it up. On the smaller side, with a cool, slightly funky decor, Penelope has a great feel to it. It clearly appeals to a hip, younger crowd. The food at brunch is delicious. The pancakes are huge and fluffy. The... More 

Thank NCSteveT
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying in Roger hotel which is on 31 street and Madison. It was a quit nice hotel but with a optional breakfast which cost $38-$40 per person. We did not want to spend too much on our breakfast, luckily when we step out our hotel, we found Penelope was on the corner of next block.... More 

Thank cherriwang
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172 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couple of firsts for us in NY. I had to request a coffee refill!! My wife gave up with the food before she was full. It is an interesting menu but is let down by execution. The French toast is almost impossible to eat, the crust of the baguette is far tougher than the knife they give you can cope... More 

Thank Theplusminus
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little venue with a buzzing atmosphere! Went on a Sunday for brunch. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table which was fine and you could tell how popular this place is - constant walk ins. Interesting menu and we very much enjoyed our brunch washed down with a Bloody Mary. Staff were friendly and a great... More 

Thank Lemmie14
Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Penelope was within walking distance of our hotel so we visited for breakfast on a Thursday morning around 10 am. Upon arriving there was a crowd of maybe just under a dozen people waiting outside for a table. We waited about 20 minutes for a table - not bad. And they do turn tables very quickly when someone leaves. When... More 

Thank stageguytx
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the loveliest brunch here during our trip. It was really busy so expect a (short) wait, definitely worth it though. It's very cute inside and staff are friendly. My husband had the Penny Egg Sandwich and I had Chorizo Egg Sandwich and they were both delicious. highly recommend, best breakfast/brunch we had in NYC

Thank LaneyG88

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?