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  • American (Traditional), Desserts
  • 159 Lexington Ave, New York NY10016 40.7438591 -73.9815286
  • (At 30th St)
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  • (212) 481-3800
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User Ratings (Based on 102 reviews)

3.915
Food 4.1 Value 3.9
Service 3.5 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 481-3800
Fax:
fax
(212) 481-3844
Website:
www.penelopenyc.com
Notes:
$15 Corkage Fee Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc ($10 Min)
Hours:
Breakfast Mon-Fri: 8am-11:45am Lunch & Dinner Mon-Fri: 12pm-11pm Dinner Sat-Sun: 4:15pm-11pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 8am-4pm
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Prix Fixe, Delivery, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out
Min Delivery:
10.00
Delivery Area:
21st to 39th St; 5th Ave to FDR Dr

User Reviews

  • Penelope

    Posted by anonymous on 10/06/2011

    The Staff is SO rude!

    I live in the neighborhood and consider Penelope one of the best restaurants around that delivers, but the staff is so freakin' rude. They're arrogant and they act like you're a constant burden; whether you're trying to be seated, "standing in the way" while you're waiting for a table, or calling in for delivery, they're attitude towards you SUCKS. I'm sure not all of the staff is this way, but with the exception of a couple of the male bartenders, the staff is consistently my only issue with this place.

  • Penelope

    Posted by murrayhill foodie on 08/28/2011

    what's the lure? meatloaf?

    I passed by this place for many years=the menu never tempted me to venture inside -wondering what the hoopla was all about. Apparently the 30 something singles, like a noisy place to eat/ gather =that serves pretty boring food... no surprises here but for ingredient change in pancakes. There aren't many generic restaurants in the neighborhood, so that must be the lure...as the place is located across the street from a church--no booze is served Oh, the eggs and sausages were ok

  • Penelope

    Posted by Abhi on 08/17/2011

    Poor service

    Call me old-fashioned (for a 25 year-old) but if I come to a restaurant that's packed with people at 11 am on a Monday, I'd expect the place to be somewhat respectable. The food and decor were solid, typifying a nice little brunch place one would expect to find on the east side. However, it is nothing remarkable, nor is it worth any wait at all. What really irked me was the shoddy service, especially given the fact that the restaurant was slightly above average at best. People, if you work at a restaurant and serve others, part of your job description includes some sort of courtesy and politeness. Why is this a lost art? The staff who served us at this restaurant acted as if we didn't even have the right to be served, let alone eat at the restaurant. I ordered a penny sausage sandwich (or something like that). 15 minutes after I ordered I was asked what type of bread I had requested. 20 minutes after that I was told that there were no croissants left and that I'd have to choose another bread. Another 10 minutes go by as we watch tables around us being served plates. This wouldn't have bothered me except for the fact that these parties had all arrived after we placed our order. Considering it was only my girlfriend and I ordering two dishes, this definitely pissed me off. Then, I noticed that those same tables around me were being served dishes which had big, fat, delicious (looking) croissants. I was pretty irate. When asked about what happened to our meals, the waiter offered no apology. This place definitely lacks in service, friendliness, class, and honesty. Will never come back.

  • Penelope

    Posted by Shira on 08/03/2011

    Amazing

    This place is the cutest place for a casual weeknight dinner. Great food and very reasonable prices! One of my favorite places in this big city!

  • Penelope

    Posted by amy on 06/15/2011

    Amazing place for brunch and lunch!

    I absolutely love this place! The atmosphere is very cozy and nice with delicious and cheap food. The service is not the best but it's good enough.

  • Penelope

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/25/2011

    Overrated- Rude Service, Subpar Food, Long Wait

    The wait staff is way too arrogant for a subpar restaurant. My friends and I went for Sunday brunch, and waited nearly 2 hours for a table. We got passed once because the group before us left and suddenly came back. Shouldn't it be first come first serve; if you miss your chance, back of the line you go? Why should we wait an additional 30 minutes because you decided to go out shopping? After we lost our table, we asked the hostess several times what's the hold up. During the second time my friend asked, the hostess walked away and just ignored her. We didn't get seated until 3pm and the food was just as poor as the service! I had the worst French toast ever. The baguette was chewy, and I could barely cut it with my knife. The portion was small, and the orange juice that came with the prix fixe menu was warm! At $14.95, this was voted as best cheap eats, but I still thought it was overpriced. I can spend the same amount elsewhere and receive better service and food. This place is completely overrated, rowdy, and rude.

  • Penelope

    Posted by GB on 10/20/2010

    Great brunch, but need more dinner items

    Best brunch in Murray Hill; cozy, cute place; but the dinner menu is extremely limited. I don't understand why Penelope doesn't add more large plate items. Until then, I'll stick to the brunch.

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