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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 good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (221 reviews)
“pancakes” (97 reviews)
“french toast” (51 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
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 2 days ago

A business lunch at Penelope? Yes! We loved it. Had time to talk about business before the food came. We all enjoyed the food. Grilled cheese on crispy bread with sweet potato fries was delish. Shhhh We also had the sangria with raspberries and mango....More

Thank batts2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's not very often when on holiday we eat at the same place twice but we ended up having breakfast at Penelope twice! We loved this place, great service, interesting menu items and awsome food. My husband loved the Penny Egg Sandwhich on croissant and...More

Thank sarahrawlings89
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely breakfast at this cute neighbourhood restaurant. Service was friendly, breakfast was plentiful and delicious. Tasty mimosas too!

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to having our breakfast at Penelope, expecting it to be a great place from all the good reviews. Unfortunately the food was mediocre at best. No better than an average neighborhood diner. The ham and cheese omelette was less than unexceptional;...More

1  Thank dominique2048
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw it as one of the best brunch restaurants around us and it was indeed very good. Great coffee. I was just a bit disappointed with the size of the avocado toast - it was quite small and simple. But the salad was great.

Thank biabremer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, delicious HUGE portions, endless coffee and pretty setting. We had to wait 5-10 mins for a table but really worth it. Typical NYC prices but really yummy pancakes and fruit.

Thank Bebe B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to Penelope's for years, whenever I am in New York, as really like the place. But very disappointed this time. Menu looked lovely for casual food & interesting beers. Beer pumps were broken so only bottled beer available. Then the mac...More

1  Thank SusOxford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kjempegod og sunn mat, til og med fries var sunn. Bestilte lemonade som var så good!! Hadde en kjempekoselig lunch og jeg skal defintivt tilbake hit å spise!! Really good and healthy food even the fries was healthy! Ordered lemonade which was so good!!! Had...More

Thank AnneMarteFolstad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice place, friendly staff and serves excellent breakfast. Perfect and relaxed start of your day in New York!

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excelent environment and very nice service in a little space. I´ll sugest the Sangria instead of the Mimosa, and the BBELT, the perfect sandwich !!!

Thank AlejandroErazo
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Questions & Answers
9 November 2017|
Response from Neal P | Reviewed this property |
I do, but I’m not sure if Penelope’s does. You can inquire, by calling them. Hopefully they’ll accommodate you, or ask for an alternative menu item. Good luck.
Claire S
21 September 2017|
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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 Lukus H | 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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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