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159 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8154
+1 212-481-3800
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was fantastic and large portion sizes. I had the BBELT - basically a BLT on steroids with bacon, gluten free bread, avocado, egg, lettuce and tomato. Restaurant is small and adorable. I would recommend going. Good experience. Great service!

Thank Jeff Rachel C
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best pancakes I've ever eaten anywhere in the world ! When we asked the door man of our hotel where in New York did the best pancakes he definitely wasn't wrong when he sent us here they were fluffy and huge and put a massive smile on my face ! My husband had the French toast which was excellent too... More 

Thank Emma E
Kent, UK
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166 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Penelope's is a quirk cafe/bakery/wine bar which aptly describes itself as a 'hug when you are missing home'. We had breakfast here during our 5 day trip to NYC. Seated on a first come, first served basis we were luck to secure a table for 4 near the bar. The service was excellent - warm welcome with very attentive service... More 

Thank Rob007Kent_UK
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great lunch with girlfriend. We had no reservation but we were seated very quickly. Just love this place, the ambiance and the food. Wonderful salad. Very decent Americano coffee. I discovered this little gem 5 months ago and I keep coming back. And I am enchanted every time. The previous time it was a business lunch and it was possible... More 

Thank Stephgourmet
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is delicious and service is great. Their bacon is sooooo good. Atmosphere is lively and fun. It does get busy so plan your visit.

Thank Maria R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Actually I came to the restaurant to have my breakfast, but the waiter told me that the breakfast is till 11:45, and I arrived 11:45 too. The brunch is only available on the weekends. I was hungry, so I decided to have my lunch at 11:45 am. I ordered the juicy beef burger and the chicken club sandwich, and a... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son found this little gem of a place by looking on trip advisor , after a short taxi ride from our hotel we arrived at 8.15 am and the place was nearly full . I opted for bacon and eggs on white crunch bread , my son had something else , when the meals arrived the plates were full... More 

Thank boggy1957
Troy, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Penelope's on a Sunday morning for breakfast. What a treat as the ingredients were fresh, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was adorable.

Thank Elizabeth K
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Cute lil place in the corner of lexington avenue with warm set up. American style brunch with a long line, but it was worth it. Lovely service too.

Thank Bestijames
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a very quaint café/restaurant. The breakfast is unbelievable, the pancakes are super fluffy and after you eat your breakfast you will not need to eat again until evening! The bacon is unreal, I don't know how they do it but it is food heaven! We were in New York for five days and we went here every morning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Lexington Ave, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?