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  • American (Traditional), Desserts
  • 159 Lexington Ave, New York NY10016 40.743859 -73.981529
  • (At 30th St)
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  • (212) 481-3800
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User Ratings (Based on 102 reviews)

Food 4.1 Value 3.9
Service 3.5 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 481-3800
(212) 481-3844
Place Order:
Order From Penelope for delivery & takeout
$15 Corkage Fee Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc ($10 Min)
Breakfast Mon-Fri: 8am-11:45am Lunch & Dinner Mon-Fri: 12pm-11pm Dinner Sat-Sun: 4:15pm-11pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 8am-4pm
Breakfast, Dinner
Accepts Credit Cards, Brunch, Delivery, Lunch, Prix Fix Menus, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
21st to 39th St; 5th Ave to FDR Dr

User Reviews

  • Penelope

    Posted by Neighbor on 02/01/2007

    Love love love the omelettes

    Seriously one of the fluffiest yummiest omelettes I've ever had. I've had them in the restaurant (ate at the bar for brunch to avoid the long wait) and also had it delivered. Will never order from a run-of-the-mill diner again for breakfast. This is too good.

  • Penelope

    Posted by localconcierge on 01/17/2007


    I am a concierge in murray hill & I made my new years resolution to try as many restaurants in my neighborhood this year. THIS WAS MY BEST MEAL SO FAR!!! yes, it was a sandwich (chicken meatball with fontina & pesto mayo--WHAT??) and yes, I did have some outrageously yummy carrot & ginger soup & amazing handcut fries....... the topper was not only the delicious cupcakes (I am a cupcake fanatic by the way & they are scrumptious)-- but the fact that the staff went out of their way to give me the ultimate A++ service. (michael especially) kudos to this quaint little belle of our neighborhood & to all the glorious members of her little team!

  • Penelope

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/14/2007

    Food good, service mediocre

    I've been to this cute little cafe 3 times now, and always enjoy the food. Homecooking that I don't have to cook! The fries are crispy and delicious. However, the service has been consistently slow and unfriendly. I would encourage people to try it, but don't expect any laughs with the staff.

  • Penelope

    Posted by sunbuddy on 12/19/2006

    Excellent Breakfast and Value for NYC

    Recently had breakfast here while on vacation with friends. I had the pumpkin waffle and my friends had the pancakes - both were excellent. In fact, my friends wanted to return and could not get over how great the pancakes were. Good atmosphere and great prices. Fresh OJ was terriffic too.

  • Penelope

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/18/2006

    Cute, but not exceptional

    I've been meaning to try out Penelope for a while, but there is always a wait (esp for brunch). Finally, last week I made it to lunch (on a week day). Maybe my expectations were too high, but I found the food to really just be mediocre. I got the chicken sandwich with artichokes. It was good in theory, but the chicken was quite dry. Also, they charge you for $1 for any substitutions (even bread). Plus, it is VERY noisy, if you're looking for an intimate cafe, this isn't it. That being said, I am still thinking of going back for brunch.

  • Penelope

    Posted by fooder on 12/12/2006

    Not sure...will try again

    Great atmosphere, menu, service & ingredients seemed undone by the kitchen. Curry chicken salad had a shot to be delicious but overall balance of nice components was undone by too much green onion and/or celery. I like onion & celery but missed curry, apple and raisin flavors. Sourdough on BBLT was not toasted? Double bacon compensated for good crunch factor. Mayo showed no sign of pepper or balsalmic. Menu has merit...need to try other items.

  • Penelope

    Posted by Urvi on 12/05/2006

    great food and great place

    I was introduced to Penelope by my cousin...ever since that day I am a regular there. The food here is fresh and good. I specially love their hummus and avacado sandwich. I would appreciate more selections in their brunch menu...like some pancakes... Penelope's cookies are one of the best I have tasted in NYC... they are freshly baked and large. I would highly recommend this place to anyone...Its also worth waiting an hour or two on weekends for their brunch...

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