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159 Lexington Ave, 30th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8154
+1 212-481-3800
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (220 reviews)
“pancakes” (94 reviews)
“french toast” (51 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 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 4 weeks ago

Penelope is a quaint little joint in Kip's Bay, ideal for any student at Baruch or the School of Visual Arts looking for a break from quick bites and something more pristine. The French toast and bacon are superb.

Thank Richiebeans
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Breakfast at Penelope's was simply delicious. It really hit the spot and kept me going for the majority of the day. The food was tasty with a great selection to choose from. I would highly recommend it.

1  Thank tnnlon
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We went to Penelope for breakfast and the food was great! It is a tiny spot so go early. The coffee is also really good and bought a bunch to take home. The only down side was the waiter we had...he was not great. Otherwise...More

Thank mrenner625
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We LOVE Penelopes and grab breakfast here every time that we are in NYC. The food is consistently good and always a bit unique. The staff is great. An excellent place to start your day.

Thank MichiganTess
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

There is no air conditioning so dress cool! We got the breakfast sandwich which was ok except the pesto was a little over kill. The lobster Mac n cheese was ok. The grain bowl was a good size but with the added salmon it was...More

Thank Aluna F
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Had brunch here with my daughter on a Sat morning about 10am. We were lucky to arrive just before the real weekend rush and got a table quickly. Service was super friendly and very attentive. We started with the monkey bread which a was delicious...More

Thank suzys968
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with friends on a Friday evening prior to a movie at Kips Bay. We started with some delicious crab cake appetizers, and then I enjoyed a very well prepared wild-salmon and tabouli. Things to know: Dinner menu does not start until 6pm, but they...More

Thank V3083BImarkb
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Came to Penelope’s after reading some great reviews and I must say we were incredibly impressed the food will not disappoint So happy we enjoyed this New York experience

Thank MeyNun
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch. Very good fish& Chips and cappuccino. Very attentive servers. Little loud but it’s NYC.

Thank reiilllyy
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

If you plan to do Sunday brunch be prepared to wait! No reservations and long time waiting outside. Space is limited inside. However juice is fresh, donuts are good, and pancakes though huge are so so. Service is good but rest fairly average. They should...More

Thank Chikni007
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Questions & Answers
9 November 2017|
Response from Good-Food-and-Good-V | 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, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 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>  > Kips Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Kips Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 212-481-3800
  • E-mail
PENELOPE IS A CAFE, BAKERY + WINE BAR. IT IS LIKE A WORN IN WELCOME MAT, YOUR FAVORITE FLIP FLOPS + A HUG WHEN YOU ARE MISSING HOME. Our homemade food is prepared with the best ingredients and a little creativity by a loving kitchen. It is a refreshing take on mom's recipes and is delivered to you here just the same, always with a smile and an encouragement to relax.
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