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Skylight Diner

402 W 34th St, At 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10001-2353
+1 212-244-0395
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (42 reviews)
“meatloaf” (15 reviews)
“frittata” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
402 W 34th St, At 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10001-2353
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Reviewed yesterday

Its a diner...if it were perfect it would be...Anyway we were staying in the area and ventured off the main drag south of 31st street to find this great authentic locals diner. It is set up to look like a 50s diner and has a...More

Thank HavanaClub11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped there for a quick lunch, the staff was very friendly and service was really fast. We ordered chilli and moussaka and were both satisfied, the food was good price and tasty, the portions were huge and for me the chilli was impossible to...More

Thank Dana K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in to get an early dinner. The service was excellent and the food was great. Staff checked in on us just enough. We were able to enjoy our dinner without any unnecessary interruptions. The roast chicken with apple & raisin stuffing was delicious....More

Thank kkdm115
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hit Skylight Diner on our way to the bus terminal for an early morning departure. We choose Skylight because they are open 24 hours. Nothing fancy. Just a run of the mill diner. Breakfast came fast, standard order (waffles, egg and bacon) Waffles had good...More

Thank Elrodz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted a sit-down breakfast and this place was recommended by a bagel shop nearby. We were promptly seated and served on a weekday morning. The waffles were really good. The coffee is hot and they make sure your cup is always full. Price is reasonable,...More

Thank BigB86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we would try a typical NY Diner for an evening meal having had breakfast at another diner. The food was poor. We both ordered soups to start but were surprised to see the soups arrive with the main meals! The Beef burger was...More

Thank Pheasantplucker1950
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Penn Station after an earlier train and we were famished. 7 of us literally fell into the Slylight. Serve was fast, food was plentiful and freshly made. Service was attentive. Price was right! Great place. Try the frittata.

Thank jelmwood
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We had breakfast here with great service& great food, a traditional American diner, breakfast was delicious and half the price of the so called trendy diners.

Thank Diablo-Rojo7
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Came here many mornings in a row, 7 of us each time. Service was quick and the breakfasts were fantastic. Definitely a spot I’ll be back to if I make it back to New York again. Even came here at 3am one morning after a...More

Thank Adam F
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Great for breakfast, lots of seating. Good coffee, not too strong (so you aren't hyper all day). Recommend the blueberry pancakes and great value.

Thank Suzanne G
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Questions & Answers
March 23, 2018|
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Response from marigail | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they did
October 24, 2017|
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Response from BusdriverPhil | Reviewed this property |
Yes on all counts especially the large group reservation.
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Divine R | Reviewed this property |
No they done have gluten free I'm not to sure about the dairy. No bookings necessary quite a laid back space.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 W 34th St, At 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10001-2353
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-244-0395
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