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Nation's Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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875 United Nations Plz, New York City, NY 10017-1814
+1 212-308-2001
06:00 - 22:00
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This place looked nice, popular and well catered for. The food was OK when it came - we had 3 lunches, 3 desserts and 3 drinks. Staff were friendly, but nearly had a cardiac arrest when the bill turned up for $97!!! There were 2 additional taxes on there which didn't make sense, just be warned if you are going... More 

Thank Phil D
Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I ordered in from this place and just simply could not believe my eyes when I saw the charges. I literally got a turkey sandwich, soda and slice of cake. including delivery I spent $37 !!! The turkey itself was delicious BUT, I asked for mayo and the amount of may the put on was a JOKE, so skimpy. NOT... More 

Thank Cara D
Jessheim, Norway
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Good location a cross the avenue from the UN. Typical New York diner with an OK menu. You get fast service and you don't need to wait for the food.

Thank Øyvind D
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Stumbled Upon this cafe while looking for somewhere to have breakfast. Staff great and helpful anfood served quickly and

Thank John B
Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We first came here 5 years ago when staying in new York on holiday. We came back for lunch 8th April 2015 before flying back to the London. We sat by the window The food was great as was the service. Some how we managed to order to much, The homemade Pancakes were wonderful Well done to you all Cant... More 

Thank Donall S
Arusha, Tanzania
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I went here with my daughters and friends many times. We especially liked their breakfasts on Sunday mornings. My friend said the bacon and maple syrup with French toast was divine. Their omelettes are great too.

Thank Rocketeer2
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428 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Nothing special, nor anything bad about this diner. Pretty much as you'd expect in NYC. Convenient to the United Nations. Comfortable. Fast. Safe.

Thank burnsinny
Appleton, Wisconsin
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190 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

the draw is eating nearly across the street from the UN. Basic diner breakfast. Tasty and no frills. Reasonable prices.

Thank Mark C
Kamloops, Canada
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Older restaurant at 1st. Ave in NYC. Probably a family run type restaurant. Not fancy but the service and food were good.

Thank Ken H
New York City, New York
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1,406 reviews
632 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 905 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

This place has been there forever, one of the old-fashioned Manhattan cafes that are open all the time, serve breakfast all day long and can come up with anything from omelets and grapefruit for breakfast to burgers and salads and soups to a glass of inexpensive wine or beer. Taking advantage of their closeness to the UN location (cute little... More 

Thank Oliver S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 875 United Nations Plz, New York City, NY 10017-1814
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-308-2001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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