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38th Street Coffee Shop Restaurant

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American, Greek, Diner
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32 West 38th Street, New York City, NY
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I do not write meh reviews, I just let people try it on their own. However, I feel compelled to warn fellow humans away from whatever is happening here. I sat in what resembled a bad-dream Silent Hill abandoned diner eating "French onion soup" that tasted like nothing so much as dirty dishwater until I couldn't stand it. Then I... More 

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Thank Paul W
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

A really good place on 38th St serving up a very good breakfast and coffee. Very clean and service is spot on.

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Thank warch1
Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

We were using Restaurants Near Me Now, but the one we picked out wasn't there (Barillo's supposedly on Ave of Americas at 40th), so we walked around until we saw this place. The sign and menu both say 38th St Diner(not Coffee Shop), which may be why it didn't come up on a Trip Advisor Search. This place looks like... More 

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Thank Womonwriter
London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

We tried this diner after reading positive reviews on trip advisor. Pleasant staff and quick service. Nice food at good prices. We have been there three times for breakfast and each time the food was hot, fresh and tasted good. The place is very clean and they have free WiFi, just ask for the code.

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Thank K201364
Thornbury, ON, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Always love to have breakfast in a local diner vs the hotel restaurants when visiting NYC. this one fit the bill very nicely. Plus they have wifi

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Thank Blair C
Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

The restaurant was close to our hotel, so we stopped in for breakfast. Not the best, but it was quick.

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Thank Lisa S
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

small diner located between sixth and fifth avenue operated by a pleasant Asian couple. We had breakfast here mid week. Nothing special but if you looking for eggs or pancakes at a decent price, you could much worse the the the coffee shop on 38th Street

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Thank pdd58
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

We love the coffee shops and diners in NYC...some are quirky....adding to the "charm." This coffee shop was not busy upon our arrival and we were told to sit wherever we liked. We had plenty of time to look at the menu because no one bothered with us until 2 more tables of customers arrived. Our orders were placed, 3... More 

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

We stopped in for a light lunch just because we happened to walk by. The food was good, not great, but more than decent. My husband had a BLT and I had the lentil soup. The waitress was very nice and the prices were very good.

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Belper, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

Poor food....eggs not cooked.....service terrible.....took over an hour for breakfast......DO NOT GO!...................................................................................................................

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Greek, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 West 38th Street, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown

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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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