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159 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8154
+1 212-481-3800
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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159 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8154
Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to Penelope's. It's a bit of a tight squeeze and resultantly a little noisy but had the most amazing French toast breakfast here! Service was good a little expensive but worth the visit overall!

Thank Darren_h1974
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had brunch here on our first morning in New York - incredible choice, service and food quality! The brunch menu at the weekend offers excellent value. On our last day in New York we decided to go back because there were more items on...More

Thank loladelorean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met our adult children here, nothing fancy but cute spot with delicious options including gluten free! Servers were very friendly & helpful.

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great Bbrunch there yesterday! It was delicious and the price was good for the portion we got. We got an table immediately and the staff was really friendly. Perfect brunch in NYC in a great ambiente!

Thank Mona F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeeeat brunch! Super friendly waiters. Great food, be prepared to eat a lot!!!! I specially loved their bacon... very nice place always packed

Thank MarianaV1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best brunch spot we have found so far in Manhattan. And the lines on a weekend back it up. On the smaller side, with a cool, slightly funky decor, Penelope has a great feel to it. It clearly appeals to a hip,...More

Thank NCSteveT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying in Roger hotel which is on 31 street and Madison. It was a quit nice hotel but with a optional breakfast which cost $38-$40 per person. We did not want to spend too much on our breakfast, luckily when...More

Thank cherriwang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couple of firsts for us in NY. I had to request a coffee refill!! My wife gave up with the food before she was full. It is an interesting menu but is let down by execution. The French toast is almost impossible to eat, the...More

Thank Theplusminus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little venue with a buzzing atmosphere! Went on a Sunday for brunch. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table which was fine and you could tell how popular this place is - constant walk ins. Interesting menu and we very much...More

Thank Lemmie14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Penelope was within walking distance of our hotel so we visited for breakfast on a Thursday morning around 10 am. Upon arriving there was a crowd of maybe just under a dozen people waiting outside for a table. We waited about 20 minutes for a...More

Thank stageguytx
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Michael F
Hi. Are there any gluten free breakfast options please?
28 May 2015|
Response from LukusHasenstab | Property representative |
Hi! Sorry for the delay. Virtually all of our breakfast options (other than the pancakes, waffles, and possibly french toast) can be made gluten free. We have a phenomenal gluten free bread we can use to swap out for any of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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