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Moonstruck Diner

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244 Madison Ave, Corner of 38th, New York City, NY 10016-2817
+1 212-867-2545
06:00 - 01:00
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Thu - Sat 06:00 - 05:59
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in there neighborhood so I stopped in for breakfast based on the 4 star average rating. Maybe I'm spoiled by all the great stops in NYC, but I was not impressed at all. Not friendly smiles ( not uncommon in the good NYC places) and I had to call the very busy waitresses for every need ( coffee, my... More 

Thank JJekel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been there multiple times in the 7 months I've been in NYC so far, and it never disappoints. Mostly, I just get pancakes or other stuff from the griddle, but I also tried their pizza, pizza fries, onion rings, burgers and my friend loves their omelets. All in all, it's a fair-priced diner, especially for their big portions, ideal... More 

Thank Irene B
east greenwich, rhode island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted a somewhat healthy breakfast in a not rushed fashion. The concierge suggested this and I was not disappointed. The choices were numerous and everything looked wonderful! I had tea (bottomless cup) and a toasted bagel with lox and cream cheese. Delicious!!! Will be back!

Thank dermgoddess
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I ate here for lunch with 3 others. The restaurant was pretty empty when we were there. It took a long time for our food and then they brought out 3 of the dishes and the 4 person had to wait for another 15-20 minutes. I had salad which was pretty good. Others at the table had turkey burger, chicken... More 

Thank ericamalveaux
Rainhill, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

So good, we went for breakfast and dinner on the same day!!! The food was lovely, love to people watch while we eat!! Lady on front desk was quite surly, if you don't like your job, don't do it, but we didn't let this put us off our meal, and we would recommend this place to our friends

Thank Lee D
United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Hands down best place I ate in during my stay in Manhattan. Lots of delicious foods to choose from plus a large variety of cakes, cookies and pastries even if you just fancy a cake and coffee. This was so handy for us with it being directly opposite our hotel. You can take out too which was great for nights... More 

Thank 522heleny
Mannheim, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The Moonstruck looked inviting and so we entered and were asked to find ourselves a table in the back. It was not too crowded and with two waiters (male and female) around we expected breakfast to run smoothly. After 10 minutes we started feeling ignored and asked the waiter whether he could "please" give us the menu. He pointed at... More 

Thank Anita O
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Discovered this diner and what a great find, good coffee , free re fills. Breakfast good but no gluten free choice. Fresh orange juice excellent. Lunch was enormous - enough for the biggest appetite, very tasty burger ( served without bun due to GF diet) cole slaw, pickles , fries etc etc. Good size glass of wine too.Coffees and homemade... More 

Thank Sandra B
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We ate here several time while staying at the Jolly Madison across the street. The food is very good, reasonably priced, service quick and efficient and the coffee excellent.

Thank Shark0456
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

For tourists and locals, it is my favorite place for a simple and economical meal, the dishes are fresh, plentiful, with balanced flavors. The service is good, the waiters are efficient, and the seats very comfortable, to eat in a city where restaurants give less space to the diners, you can keep a conversation, the noise level is acceptable. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 05:59
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 05:59
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 05:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Madison Ave, Corner of 38th, New York City, NY 10016-2817
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-867-2545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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