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Lindy's

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American, Diner
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560 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-5005
+1 212-563-7440
Today
07:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The cheesecake is good here, not as good as Juniors, but still, good. The service is very friendly and welcoming. They never charge fully for their drinks and service is prompt.

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Thank Hollibob484
Florida
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214 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

An average place. Like all NYC spots pricey for what you get. The triple decker sandwich was smaller compared to other delis and priced differently. The cheesecake was very good. Service was fair, kitchen hustling and busboys moving all over. Again it was just average.

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Thank Jrstwo
Astoria oregon
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1,066 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 701 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered the carrot cake thinking it was a cheese cake flavored carrot cake. It was not. It really was not the best carrot cake and very over priced for a diner cake. Little on the stale side.

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Thank Journeyman644
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Lindy's after a show on Broadway as it was on the way back to our hotel. It was quiet when we arrived but many people did the same as us and the place soon filled up. I had a chicken sandwich and my daughter had fish and chips. The food was great but portions too big for us.... More 

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Thank sarahd782
Christiansted, St. Croix
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

First, the cheesecake was excellent. The only reason we know that is because the kitchen messed up our order so the waitress have it to us on the house. The kids items were ok, but were priced as they were adult portions. The Ruben was lacking kraut and was too light on dressing, corn beef was ok, but altogether was... More 

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Thank IonceAteAGoldfish
New York City, New York
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789 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

My friend wanted to go here for cheesecake based on someone's recommendations. The reviews online were low. Likely for good reason. We didn't end up eating here because my friend saw someone grab a quiche to serve with his hands. Can't speak to the food but we were turned off and left.

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Thank USCKaboom
New York City, New York
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Lindy's is known for their famous Cheesecake ! And its one of the oldest cheesecake maker in town. The cheesecake was good. And they have several flavors too.

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Thank Drex P
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

My 2nd visit here and although the cheesecake is very nice, it's very expensive. I've eaten a full meal here before and the shrimp although it's very nice it's also highly priced. But then again it's in a prime location so what do you expect. But if you like Oreo cheesecake then head to here it's to die for.

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Thank Mark W
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Loved the food and serving sizes. We were eating there the second time in three days. We got this waitress (had a Caribbean accent) who started fussing at us the moment we sat down and was impatient and short with us and the people on either side of us the entire time we were there. She didn't submit our order... More 

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Thank JillE1957
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

The place is famous for it's cheesecake, which I don't personally care for. It's hard to find places where you can actually sit down and eat breakfast in the city. We were seating pretty quickly and the restaurant is very popular with tourists. However, for $22 for breakfast - 2 eggs (tasted bland), 2 pieces of toast (we asked for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-5005
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-563-7440

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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