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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 good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (204 reviews)
“spinach pie” (11 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw the recommendations for a good brunch and this place was the winner. I didn't get the brunch (was not available that day), however, the food was ok. Just ok.

Thank Hiriana N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the decor and atmosphere at Penelope. It's comfortable and friendly. The food is consistently good and it has a wholesome and tasty array of choices. I had the chicken meatball sandwich and my friend had the veggie burger. Both were great. I couldn't...More

Thank edith_rocks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend the blueberry waffles but the staff could be improved. Some are actually ok but there is a red haired girl who is there a lot who could use some customer service training. She's very direct and not really interested in building any sort...More

Thank Louth_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Penelope for breakfast as we had been recommended the place and due to all the good recommendations on TripAdvisor. We were there early on a Wednesday morning and were seated immediately. The service was good and likewise the coffee. The food however was...More

Thank Lotte H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for their breakfast by recommendation from our hotel; were there at the opening at 7:00 (Sunday) and were seated straight away, but the place was packed in less than an hour and there was a long queue at the door. I don't...More

Thank Juno M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast a couple of times at Penelope on a recent vacation in NYC, the food is superb, particularly the 3 egg omelette and the pancakes. The iced coffee was the best I had in New York and I had plenty! Quite busy even on...More

Thank Clan63A
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The food here was good but not worth an hour wait. We had brunch and it was almost 90 minutes from the time we put our names in until food arrived on the table. They told us it would be 35 minutes to be seated...More

Thank jeffb1
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Questions & Answers
Claire S
22 September 2017|
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
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, 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, @ 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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