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Skylight Diner

American, Diner
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402 W 34th St, New York City, NY 10001-2353
+1 212-244-0395
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by our concierge. Classic NYC atmosphere. Many of the patrons appeared to be locals. We had the meatball parmigiana and chicken souvlaki. HUGE portions, great portions and great service!

Thank Anthony M
Poole, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at TRYP on the 35th , every morning we turned right at the end of the street and 0.7 km to a rather well kept diner. Had we turned left we would of Found this little gem no more than 2 mins away from our hotel . The food and staff were much better . Strongly recommend... More 

Thank Nick S
Munich, Germany
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a lot of people recommended this diner to me. Food & service is average, the advantage is the 24h opening. Try the Brooklyn Diner which is not that far away or Ellens Stardust (might have a waiting line).

Thank Andreas161
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice diner We popped in for lunch. No dedicated Gluten Free offerings in here but enough on the menu for my wife to eat with no problems. The service was very good The food was very nice and the surroundings were also pleasing on the eye. The diner was clean and tidy but I remember being surprised that it was... More 

Thank claygreenaway
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant for a late dinner. Food is basic but well done (and served in large portions). For sure I will be back.

Thank Carlos P
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a traditional New York diner that offers a great breakfast at a reasonable price. We ate there on a Wednesday morning in November after the rush hour and the restaurant was quite quiet but I suspect it would be far busier at peak times given the quality of the food and the fair price. Our group of 4... More 

Thank brianw20162016
Brooklyn, New York
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749 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is exactly what you'd expect it to be: greasy, standard diner fare, nothing too special but not bad, and looks exactly how a diner should look. This feels like a hold over from old NYC. My husband and I stopped here to eat dinner before getting on a bus going to Boston. It was really the only thing... More 

Thank Jvalliant
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, friendly people. Good food, good price and decor, welcoming - a great place for a bite after walking the High Line. But here's just how good the folks there are: my phone was out of charge - they charged it for me. I mentioned I wanted to go to MOMA I had the manager checking up for me and... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We called in for lunch after the Circle Line cruise of New York , it was an unseasonably hot day for October so the waitress immediately putting 2 glasses of iced water down in front of us was really welcomed , the food was first rate , I've been to fancy restaurants in the UK who obviously don't take as... More 

Thank Livvy2570
Montreal, Canada
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I don't know if I was super hungry or what - but the bacon cheeseburger was AWESOME! I did ask for it without fries - but it came with fries in the end... they didn't charge me... I ate a couple - pretty good. The coleslaw that came with it was ok. But the burger was great. The service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 W 34th St, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chelsea

Neighbourhood Profile
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighbourhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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