Skylight Diner Inc.

(212) 244-0395 | View Website

402 W 34th St, New York, NY | Directions   10001

40.753425 -73.996720

Open Hours

Daily 24 hours

 
Restaurants, Bakeries, Catering  more

More Categories: Dessert Shops, Ice Cream Parlors, Diners

Cuisine: Traditional American, Vegetarian, Greek, Hamburgers, Italian

Tags: Breakfast, Brunch, Business Breakfast, Business Dining, Cheap Eats, Date Spot, Family-Friendly Dining, Food Delivery, Group Dining, Historic Setting, Late Night Dining, Lunch Spot, Notable Beer List, Notable Wine List, Theater District Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 24 Hours, Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Chelsea, Midtown

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Menu
Pre Fixe Thanksgiving Dinner, Matzoh Ball Soup, Soup du Jour, French Onion Soup, Skylight's Famous Vegetarian Chili, Shrimp Cocktail (5), Zucchini Sticks, Chicken Fingers, Mini Louisiana Crab Cakes, Cheese Fries... more

Reviews for Skylight Diner Inc.

Recommends
over a year ago

Really fun. Good food and entertainment. Go with a group and if it is a birthday or anniversary, let them know.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Quite good – I really enjoyed my food from this restaurant! I went with five others and we all left satisfied both with the food and the service we recieved. Myself and my friends will most certainly be back!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Diner in NYC By far – After reading the review of MMR I realized who this insane woman is. On Sept 17, 2009 I was sitting directly behind this woman in the next booth. Let me begin by saying it saddens me to see people of her age with absolutely no respect for anyone. The waitress, who is a sweetheart, came over and tried to help accommodate the woman but to no avail. The woman screamed 3 times to step away from the table leading the waitress to run in the back in tears. After that incident the manager came over very graciously trying to accommodate the lady but unfortunately when you’re serving crazy people there is no way in satisfying them. The manager offered to make her a new meal or get her something else even offering them complimentary dessert but the lady just continued in her tyrant ways screaming and threatening the manager for no reason. This lady continued threatening this poor man leaving him no options. Calmly the manager took the plates off the table and asked her and the gentleman she was with to leave the establishment. The funniest part of this experience was that the man accompanying the lady actually turned to me and apologized for her actions, then turned to the manager and apologized to him for her actions. The way the manager handled that situation made me believe that it is one of the safest and friendliest establishments that I have ever been to. If the manager didn’t respond to her the time he did I was tempted to remove her myself. Never in my life have I experience such a rude and classless person taking out her frustration on anyone and everyone.

As for the food in the place it’s defiantly a high quality product. My bacon on my turkey club was defiantly fresh as was the turkey and mayo. There are many establishments over the years that I have gone to that the mayo is old or the bacon is precooked and you can tell that at Skylight diner the food is always fresh. Service is great and the environment is very much like home. Thank you skylight diner for making my experience with you guys a great one. You can count on me as being a regular customer from now on!!!!!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

SKYLIGHT DINER ON 34TH SCAMS CUSTOMERS ENGAGES IN FRAUD – THEY SERVED A SANDWICH WITH BACON THAT WAS (WE KEPT PIECES AS EVIDENCE AND TOOK

PICTURES TOO) SKYLIGHT DINER SCAMS CUSTOMERS-ENGAGES IN FRAUD AND DECEPTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES

COOKED EARLY IN THE MORNING FOR A DINNER ORDER, THE BACON PACKED WITH GREASE, COLD

NOT FRESH, HARD AS A ROCK , STALE BREAD,

INSTEAD OF SAYING THEY WERE SORRY THE

MGR/SON'S OWNER. YELLS AT US FOR COMPLAINING

AND TAKES OUR COLLEGUES SALAD AWAY TOO

VULGAR, LOW CLASS PURE SCAM ARTISTS ENGAGED IN FRAUD PASSING

ALONG A PIECE OF BACON MADE AT 7AM FOR 7PM

IT TURNS OUT THERE IS AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION

FOR QUITE SOME TIME BY SEVERAL REGULATORY AGENCIES - WE PLAN ON DOING

A NEWS STORY ON THIS DINER THEY SHOULD BE

OUT OF BUSINESS, NO CUSTOMER CARE, NO

CUSTOMER SERVICE, INSTEAD HE TRIES TO

DEFLECT THE TRUTH ABOUT THE OLD BACON

AND BREAD BY ATTEMPTING TO SCARE US

NOW HE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION AND WE INTEND TO GET HIM FINED, ALSO SOME TALK

ABOUT THE IRS ON THIS RESTURANCT PER

RESEARCH DONE WITH SEVERAL REGUALATORY

AGENCIES MONITORING THEM-------------------------

ANY ONE WHO SCAMS CUSTOMERS SHOULD BE

OUT OF BUSINESS AND THAT IS OUR GOAL

WITH SKYLIGHT DINER--STAY AWAY-----------------------

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

MY FAVORITE IN THE WORLD!! – I am from chicago and i visit new york (manhattan) very frequently because i have an uncle who lives there. he has taken me to MANY restaurants 5 stars and everything- gotham, etc. SKYLIGHT has THE WORLDS best penne ala vodka, as well as many other dishes but it is my favorite thing to eat ever... so if i go there for a week 6/7 times i eat there and 3 times a day! hahah seriously, its freaking AWESOME!!!! :)

i wish i could have it shipped to chicago

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Really big portions – I've gone to Skylight Diner twice and I loved it both times. The food is amazing, very cheap, and they have lots and lots of choices. I had the tuna burger and it was absolutely delicious, but I had to take half of it home because the portions are HUGE. The only complaint I have is the service. Both times that I went there was only one waiter, and although they do come around once to ask you how you're doing, it's hard to get a hold of them when you need something. The great food and friendliness makes up for all of that though. Definitely go if you're in the area!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Whoever voted it best diner is either insane or was paid off. – After seeing this Diner win for Best in some catagories, I had to try it. My friend & I go to breakfast a lot & were looking for a great place to return to. This was NOT it.... Forget parking, or plan to pay $25+ for a garage spot if you have a car. After the nice hostess seated us, we had an indifferent waitress who didnt even check if our food was OK or ask to refill the coffee once. She only came back to give us the bill. The food did not come out timely at all & was average or less than average quality. I had high expectations & boy was I let down. Maybe its better at lunch, but I wont be back to try it & would NEVER recommend it & I am in the service industry. Had the service been better, I would have overlooked the average food & tried it at least once more to be sure this was not a fluke. I am being generous to give ONE star.

Recommends
over a year ago

Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – A 1950s atmosphere surrounds this diner's inexpensive, large-portioned breakfasts, burgers and kids' fare, plus seafood, steaks and salads.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

biggest burgers in manhattan – I don't usally go out of my way to write a review on a website about a diner, but Skylight earned it. I recently saw the car show at the Javits Center and all the walking around made me hungry. One of my friends told me about a diner a few blocks away and said the food was good and I should go there. My friend was wrong. The food was not good but it was great. Being a big fan of diner burgers I was happy to find that the burgers offered here are some of the biggest I've seen in any diner. The bacon on my burger probably weighed as much as the burger itself. It was cooked to perfection, the sides were plentifull and all for a price less than most diners in manhattan. I was surprised to be served as quick as I was since I wasn't the only one there from the car show. The service was good and my waiter always made sure my drink was full and if there was anything else that I would need. My only gripe was that paying for the check took a little longer than usal since there was a line at the register. I guess that's a good thing since long lines mean good food in the diner business. I recommend this Diner to anyone who has an appetite for good food and doesn't like paying up the wazoo. I know were I'm eating next time I'm in manhattan. Good job Skylight.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Not a good experience! – Sorry to say that my review contradicts all the others here. I went to the Skylight Diner because of the awesome reviews and I was bitterly disappointed. I went on a Sunday night, the place was busy, the food was average and the service was terrible. Rarely will I not leave any tip at all, but I didn't leave one last night. The french onion soup was horrible, there was very little broth and it was all wet bread covered by a layer of cheese. Probably the worst I've had. The philly cheese steak was average- very greasy but passable for diner fare. I mean, I don't expect 5 star cuisine when I go to a diner. But the worst was the service. Maybe beause I was alone and wait staff don't feel they need to be courteous to just one diner (not that THAT'S an excuse!) but my waiter was terrible. He never once came over and asked how everything was or if I needed anything. He just plopped down the plate and left, never to be seen until he rudely dropped off the check. Meanwhile, I needed a refill on my soda, I had no ketchup or condiments on the table for my fries and I wanted to order a side of gravy...but he never came over and I couldn't get his attention. Truth be told, even though I was still hungry, I wanted to get the heck out of there. When I brought my check to the cashier, I expected her to ask, "How was everything tonight?"...because it's the right thing to do, but nothing. I was waiting to tell her how disappointed I was. Maybe the staff or management has changed- I noticed some of the reviews were from a few years ago- but I will never be back. And I will tell all my friends who frequent the city never to go there. In fact, I'm going to email the establishment and tell them what a horrendous experience it was. THIS IS THE BEST DINER IN NYC??? I can tolerate average food, and average service, but there's no reason why anyone should go out, spend their hard earned money and be completely ignored. Shame on the waiter and shame on Skylight Diner.

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