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Neil's Coffee Shop

961 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5160
+1 212-628-7474
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“wraps” (3 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Deli
961 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5160
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I am honest the food was not up to much. And the coffee was just ok. But this is an experience, old style dinner with booths and pay clerk. Sit on the stools at the window and watch the world go by. Loved the...More

Thank McGoverner
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Neil's was recommended to us by a doorman and he was spot-on, it was exactly what we wanted: a real New York experience. It was so crowded and loud, the waiters were almost spinning they were so busy. Our food was good and the prices...More

Thank 4familytravelers66
Reviewed 19 February 2018

The food here is super good! I come here quite frequently for their breakfast! It is very filling for a platter of eggs, toast, and sausage! Plus coffee on the side! Great place to come for breakfast, with family, friends, or solo!

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We went for brunch to a local neighbourhood coffee shop. The place is popular with locals, it is quite tight (cozy or crammed, depends on the mood), the service is fast and cordial, the food is good, the atmosphere is typical. We chose some typical...More

Thank marcellos375
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Look around. You'll find real Nu Yawkers talking cawfee tawlk. Service is traditional New York...coffee quick, food quick with check. Make sure to ask for condiments as you order or you’ll miss ketchup with your fries if the place is busy...which it usually is. Don’t...More

Thank Stylelust
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This place has the same ambience as a gas station. Food is good diner food at upper east side prices in a run down tired diner. I have ordered the same thing and never paid the same price. Wear a cheap watch for a better...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

hi there , i am a journalist from the times in london , just wanted to warn people from overseas who plan visiting this coffee shop when in NYC to avoid like the plague , the main reason is that after having breakfast there on...More

Thank paulconwayactor
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Depending on what you order, better than average meat, but the soggy fries weren't so great Lovely omelets and other breakfast meals though

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My wife and I ate here recently. We loved the food and atmosphere on a real diner! The service is outstanding and so was the food. Highly recommended!

Thank terrapinfan2
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Neil's has been there forever. Regulars, including this reviewer, turn up for typical New York diner fare including soups, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and bottomless cups of coffee and glasses of fountain soda. There are daily specials and a few Greek items. Although often crowded and...More

Thank NikaJunie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
American, Cafe, Diner, Deli
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 961 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5160
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-628-7474
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