Niles New York City
Niles New York City

Niles New York City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nilesnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126290210x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Everyday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Everyday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 31st and 30th Street
  • Public Transit: Subways: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E to Penn Station/34th Street.

    LIRR, NJ Transit and Amtrack.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Niles New York City
Steps from Madison Square Garden, Niles New York City is the ideal venue before and after all concerts, shows and sporting events. Offering a sleek design with a contemporary American menu, Niles is the perfect place to start your day with breakfast in our restaurant or unwind after work at our lively bar.
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Niles New York City reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)vibrant bar scene (26)great for lunch (25)fit for foodies (18)good for groups (18)special occasion (10)late-night find (8)great for brunch (7)hot spot (7)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (2)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good food - great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The restaurant was quiet on a Sunday night in August. I don't know what it would be like on a Friday or Saturday. The staff was attentive, friendly. They were attentive but not intrusive. The food was attractively presented;the temperature of the food was good - hot food, hot; cold food, cold. My salmon with a bed of pureed sweet potato and roasted beets was very good; shredded brussel sprout salad was excellent. My husband said his fish was good. The portion of spaghetti for our friend's son was huge; the chef added shrimp for him. I would ask for a half portion for a child. Our friends had soup - asparagus and French onion - and said it was very good. This restaurant would be good for a casual dinner. It was relaxed and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Penn Station Area dining
    PhiW
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A surprisingly fine restaurant close to Penn Station. This area suffers from a lack of eloquence. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Midtown Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We and a really great brunch experience at Niles. The good was great and reasonably priced. The server was foreign and hard to understand but an overall nice man. Nothing beats the view!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Concert Perfection!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had a table of 10 for dinner before the Billy Joel concert at the Garden. We arrived at 5.30pm and were seated promptly in a beautiful semi private room near the back. The drinks, service and food were all 5 Stars. A big thank you to our waiter Oscar for his attentiveness. The Sea Bass and Pretzel crusted chicken were out of this world. Thanks again for an amazing night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner before concerrt
    WeLovetoEat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My husband and I had dinner prior to the Billy Joel concert. Beautiful modern decor, excellent food, great wine list, and good ambiance. Even though the restaurant was very busy right before the concert, the service was good and the meal was not rushed. The menu includes many "small plates" similar to a tapas menu, as well as traditional mains. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have to dine near Penn?
    Barbara
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I went to a dinner at Niles after working a trade show. I was tired and needed to chill. I also had a 50lb bag and needed to be near Penn Station. The restaurant was really a perfect venue for our dinner. Centrally located to all parties, near Penn Station, nice bar, the menu is varied and fits all tastes and needs, it is sleek with decent ambiance, the service is good, the wine is good and everyone smiled. A great place to chill and a great place if you have to run for a train (even with a 50 lb bag!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great taste
    NJBusinessman
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This restaurant has nice ambiance and quality food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Niles is a Favorite
    Anonymous
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I'm always happy with Niles and the prickly pear margarita is my favorite drink in town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent, good food and service
    Carrob
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Niles has a good lunch menu...lots of nice salads. The staff members are very pleasant and efficient. Overall, the restaurant is a good choice in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, great service
    Prometheus478
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The portions are very big, and the food is good. Personally it lacked seasoning for me, notably salt in some dishes. Nice atmosphere though and the server and was very helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always an enjoyable meal!
    LEONIDA
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great place for dinner, awesome menu and super service. Keep coming back on a weekly basis!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Queen
    Ginny
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Chose Niles for the location convenient to MSG and couldn't have been more pleased! Arrived about 10 min late for our 5pm resv - hostess was gracious, no raised eyebrows. Our waiter Jorge was knowledgeable, friendly, pleasant, and attentive without being overbearing. My feta and watermelon salad was a delicious first for me, and the pork loin special was tasty and cooked just right. My dinner companion was equally pleased with her pan-seared scallop appetizer and Portobello risotto. Only thing missing was bleu-cheese stuffed Spanish olives for our dirty martinis but the drinks were well made nevertheless. Prices are right in line for midtown. A most enjoyable experience and we will definitely be back to check out the bar scene!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location PLUS
    JazzRocks
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I chose this restaurant primarily because of it's relatively close proximity to Madison Square Garden. It definitely offered more. The service and food were both very good and the prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    EdithT
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food and service were wonderful but the noise level made it hard to talk to the people seated at my table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    erinvg
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was fabulous as was the service. Would definitely eat there again and would recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fish
    Nscover
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food was delicious. The service was normal. The scallops I ate for an appetizer had like 20 different flavors at the same time. Very good place for fish overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find close to MSG
    JoMia
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The service and the food were fantastic. We proved the poor review about the brussel sprout salad false! It was delicious! The Niles provides the perfect dining prerequisite to an event at the Garden and the location could not be more convenient!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Oasis by the Garden
    scottyVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Food, service, space…. all spot on! I want the recipe for their tomato sauce! So good… Perfect place to go before a show in the area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Niles NYC
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It's great to have a quiet, comfortable place to eat near Penn Station. I met a colleague who needed to catch an early train and we were able to have a great conversation, a nice breakfast and get out on time...All good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great find for this part of town. Service friendly and attentive. Although the main dining area is a little on the dark side (no windows), it's nicely decorated. Menu is varied and has something for all appetites. Special requests honored with no problem. The burger was delicious and my friend truly enjoyed her salad. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to meet
    Don22
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Wife and I met Israeli cousins for 1st time and were able to chat for an hour before ordering dinner. I had requested a quiet table and Niles came thru. The wait staff was courteous and very helpful. The "small appetite" selections were appreciated. The food was delicious with exceptional presentation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Excellent food and service. The ambience and lighting is wonderful. Bar was very busy but the noise did not affect our dining. We were pleasantly surprised by this. Location perfect. Will definitely return to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Accommodating
    Anonymous
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We arrived late due to bad traffic uptown but the staff was gracious and accommodating in getting us in and out, and the food did not suffer from the tight schedule. Their prickly pear margarita is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    HealthspeakerVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This is a favorite when in the part of NYC. Consistently well prepared food, well served, and a nice price point.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to meet near Penn Sta.
    Tmq54VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Nice, clean upscale pace to meet and talk comfortably with business associates near Penn Station. Wonderful staff...very accommodating. Great lunch specials. Would definitely go again. Happy to have found such a place near Penn.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great good, gracious experience
    avocado
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We wanted to treat friends to a nice dinner, and we wanted to be able to talk, and we needed to be convenient to Penn Station. We could hardly have done better. At 5:30 Sunday night, we were nearly alone. Hope it gets busier later, or this lovely amenity could be in danger of perishing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    BillLL
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I've been here now on three occasions - twice for breakfast and just the other day for lunch - all three times on business meetings. The ambiance is chic AND warm; the staff are exceptionally friendly. The food is superb - very tasty, very attractive presentation AND the wait is not at all long. Staff give you plenty of time to chat as well, without ever feeling rushed. And I think it is quite reasonably priced. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    My Husband and I dined here on Memorial Day. After reading the great reviews we decided to try it. We were not disappointed. The portions were generous and well priced. I had the Chilean Sea Bass with seafood paella. The paella alone was very tasty. The fish was nicely crusted on the outside and moist and flaky on the inside. Just as it should have been. There were also two very large shrimp on the plate. My Husband had the Bucatini with chicken, which for $20 was money well spent. An overall very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasantly surprised
    Smkcpa
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I wasn't expecting such a nice place to eat at reasonable prices in the middle of the Penn Station area. We arrived 30 minutes prior to our reservation, but were seated immediately. The waiter was friendly, the food was served promptly, and hot. I had the pretzel crusted chicken, and I loved it. My wife had the cod. I will definitely dine at Niles again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch
    ATSCCVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great find near MSG, for a relaxing brunch with the kids. The food was good, not amazing but great service and a decent menu
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Near to Penn Station
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Attractive but noisy atmosphere is lively and convenient for those with a lay over between trains and want more than station food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for business breakfast
    CuttyVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I've been to Niles for 3 breakfast business meetings recently after not having been there in a few years and had a great meal each time. I highly recommend it as one of the best places to meet near Penn station. Good food, reasonably priced, attentive service and good ambiance for a business meeting. I recommend this over the traditional diners and coffee shops around Penn station when you want to have a business meeting with room to talk and feel comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sandi
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Delicious food and very convenient location. It's our new favorite place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find near Penn Station
    Escarole
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I've been meeting business colleagues for lunch at Niles for years...food has always been great, the atmosphere is a low key, easy, and welcoming elegance, and the service is warm and attentive. This week, I had dinner with friends and was delighted. Entrees were excellent and the service was even better than during the day. One person in our party has medically necessary dietary restrictions and the kitchen was very gracious and helpful about accommodating them. Also, they have a nice selection of good and affordable wines.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Colorful and quality
    MardiVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Although the prices are ever so slightly expensive here, it's rare to find such a normal, decent restaurant so close to Penn Station. My father and I went for lunch on a weekday, and had nice, decent food in a colorful, unique atmosphere. Only negative is that it's slightly below street level, but that certainly won't deter me from going again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oasis in the desert
    charlesnewyork
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    A great find in the dining wasteland near Penn Station/MSG. I brought a picky guest ["I'll have this, but remove x and x ingredients..."] who had no complaints about her lunch. Perfectly prepared and plated dishes served with attention but without hovering. Reasonably priced, too. Another reason to return: a very inviting modernist bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Penn Station Neighbor WorthVisiting
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This is a wonderful place to eat, near Penn Station. A business lunch, or dinner before a show. Good food and good service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WCT88VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Perfect spot to dine prior to an event at Madison Square Garden.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 446 reviews are from the Niles New York City reviews archive.
  • Perfect near Penn
    NancyNY
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Perfect spot for a business or casual lunch with friends. Inviting, comfortable atmosphere, attentive service (they also let you sit and take your time), good food, reasonably priced for the area.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Niles is Great
    Anonymous
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Niles is always reliable, which may not sound exciting, but it's so nice to go somewhere that the food is always good, the service is always good, the restrooms are always clean, and it's in a great location for having a nice meals before catching a train or bus. And the risotto is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.