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390 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10018-8104
+1 212-563-9444
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I got attracted by the food close to the window. Although we are not a buffet type of people, we got in and everything looked so fresh and healthy that we decided to try it out. Unfortunately they didn't have vegan sandwich, so we went for the buffet with vegan options. It was amazingly delicious! Perfectly seasoned... More 

Thank Brisa C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food for reasonable prices, every time fresh salads and fruits. Really good for breakfast, snack or dinner. Really good coffe and desserts. Wide range of dishes- panini, pizza, salad, fast-food, asian cuisine,...

Thank Barbora B
Phoenix, Arizona
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707 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying near here and just fancied a grilled sandwich and drink to go. This has a great selection of salads, sandwiches/paninis and fruit....and am sure more. I ended up with a vegetarian panini and it was great. Only went here once but would go back fro breakfast as well when I am back in New York

Thank TutinsPony
Suva, Fiji
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Across the 5th Ave from my hotel, I could see this corner restaurant everyday, but what atttracted me was the amazing fresh fruits displays, many of them tropical fruits and it took me a while to figure out they were part of the breakfast buffet and selling by weight. Great mango, papaya and other exotic fruits cuts. i had a... More 

Thank francois210
United States
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OVERVIEW: My wife and I came here for dinner after visiting the Empire State Building located a few blocks away. My wife ordered the pizza, and I ordered a self-serve meal from the buffet. There wasn’t much selection of food on the buffet line. Furthermore, it’s quite evident most of the Asian style food selection was not fresh. It looks... More 

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

food substandard - easier to order from a chinese restaurant or salad bar - too expensive and food is not even that tasty...ended up paying $18 bucks for a plate with lo mein, two chicken wings and a few strips of beef & broccoli

Thank Marcello C
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch which was ok although a bit expensive for what it was. What bothered us immensely was the patronising service from the lady (the one wearing the bizarre hat and dodgy 80's lipstick) who had the strangest manner ever. Having had great service from just about everyone since we arrived here, she really let the side... More 

Thank Cookies & C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast. Really cheap for NYC. Food ok and set us up for a day of walking. One of the chefs however was very rude to my partner for literally no reason. So that would make me think twice about going back.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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408 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We went here for a drink yoday and it is quite nice , for under $10 we got a wine and a coffee. It was a shame we were not hungry as there was a very varied menu and what people were having looked amazing.

Thank slocker1
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

A great place to eat or grab a coffee. The choice of food on offer was great, buffet style but a great tasty choice of chicken, beef, salmon, rice all nicely prepared and on a help yourself basis t $ 9.95 lb was proper value. There was also a great selection of panini, rolls and delicious desserts, including junior cheesecakes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Cafe
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10018-8104
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-563-9444

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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 Midtown

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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