New York Central

3.9
225 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Overlooking the splendor of 42nd Street, New York Central is a full service bar and kitchen offering only the freshest seasonal and locally-sourced products available. While enjoying an eclectic menu of culinary pleasures, New York Central offers the versatility for an experience any time of the day, whether it is a power breakfast, business lunch, happy hour, casual dinner or late-night drinks. Offering a kid-friendly menu, New York Central is suitable for every party.

Due to limited seating availability we kindly request reservations be made for dining guests. Exclusive coffee service is available on a first come first serve basis in our lounge.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
6:30am - 11:00am Mon - Fri
6:30am - 11:30am Sat - Sun

Lunch
11:30am - 2:00pm Mon - Fri

Brunch
12:00pm - 2:00pm Sat - Sun

Dinner
5:00pm - 11:00pm Mon - Sat

Lounge
Lite fare available from 2:00pm - 5:00pm Daily
Full lounge menu available from 5:00pm - 11:00pm Daily
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Phone number
(646) 213-6865
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Daron Lee
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Avenue at Grand Central
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Parking details
Self parking is not available. Valet service for our NYC hotel is owned and operated by "Laz Parking." Parking is charged on a flat rate basis. For cars, $50.00 up to six hours and $60.00 after six hours. For SUVs/Oversized vehicles, $60.00 up to six hours and $70.00 after six hours.
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Public transit
Take the 4, 5, 6 or 7 trains to 42nd Street - Grand Central Station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews from verified diners
225 reviews
3.9 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
43%
Very Good
25%
Good
23%
Fair
3%
Poor
8%
3.6
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
3.0
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Reservation for window seat honored. Great, fast service. Horrendous hotel menu prices, entirely fine food and presentation.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Currently the restaurant’s kitchen is out of action so there are only expensive buffet breakfasts available. We had intended to eat dinner here as well but that menu is also severely limited. This should be acknowledged on the hotel’s website until the kitchen is back in action.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 1

Awful . Don’t do it

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LT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was tasty though the selection is small. The service was good, the staff tries to please for instance when I was cold they easily moved me to a different section of the restaurant. However, the prices are high for the food offered and the look is a tiny bit tattered and dated. The location is convenient but if you are looking for overall value, given what you get for the price you might do better elsewhere.

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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Food was ok, great server, but worn out and filthy seating. Saggy booths and food all over the chairs.

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AR
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I am pleased my cousin picked up the tab. Otherwise I would have been working in your kitchen as a dishwasher for a week to have paid the bill. Yes your food was good, but no where near what I am use to pay for the same items. I had almost the same items for breakfast at a Waffle House this morning in SC and my bill was under $10.00 for two people.

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TT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

I am a food blogger from Tampa and someone recommended New York Central and the food was absolutely delicious. I had the scallops entree and the creative flavors of that dish blew me away. The star of that dish were the brussel sprouts and the delicious way in which they were prepared was amazing. For an appetizer, I endulged on the korean and buffalo style wings and they were crispy and delicious, I ate every single one of them. I finished dinner off with a slice of cheese cake and it was phenomenally creamy and delicious. The dinner was truly the highlight of my trip to NY. The only issue I had was slow service. I waited about 20 minutes for my cocktail to arrive and 20 minutes repeatedly asking for my check.

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JU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very pleased with both food and service. Grilled salmon and Diver scallop entrees were outstanding. Great tomato bisque too.

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v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was mediocre and Luke warm. Had to beg waiters to come and takes order. Never asked about coffee or dessert. Painful experience. DON’T GO THERE. So many wonderful choices in the area this place is awful

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D
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This was a very disappointing dining experience. After being seated, it took a very long time for anyone to even acknowledge our presence. Indeed, everything took a very long time: ordering and getting beverages, ordering and getting food, getting the check, etc. Though our server tried hard, he couldn't get past the restaurant being obviously understaffed. Unfortunately, he also got part of our order wrong. And the food was mediocre at best. In all, we will not be returning.

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I
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable quiet fine food with good unobtrusive service

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JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Terrible experience, limited menu (we were told that because of the holiday, they did not have a full menu), no dessert menu available (after we complained, we were served, a frozen cheese cake) on top of that, the service was bad, a rude waiter and a manager that never showed up.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Bad service

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Denver
263 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat with a front seat view of 42nd, with none of the noise. Our Scottish waitress was great and so was the food. We enjoyed a very well prepared octopus appetizer that was enough for two to share. It's a perfect place to grab a bite to eat before or after a Grand Central Station visit.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 4

My boss and senior level executives had to wait over an hour for their lunch to be served.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was excellent; the waiters were courteous and prepared a nice birthday cake for my daughter!

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SO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is very conveniently located next to the New York Grand Central Terminal. We love this place very much.

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NY
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I hosted an early breakfast. I had Eggs Benedict and my guest has an omelet. Both were good. Coffee and orange juice flowed.

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H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a pleasant dinner with a friend. The waiter and maitre’d were helpful and service was good. Food was better than I expected.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing octopus appetizer! Wow. Certainly the best ever. Great salmon entree with delicious veggies. Also added a side of rainbow quinoa. Healthy and yummy! Only wish they had a perfect autumn seasonal beer.

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s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We knew it was pricey but was getting a quick dinner with our daughter before she got on a train for CT, so wanted to be near GCT. But $18 for a glass of wine is really pricey! Also, the maitre D' and the server bordered on rude. No smiles, stuffy unfriendly attitude that really turned us off. Would not recommend. Go to Sinigual or Public House if you need near GCT!

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I write as a diner alway on the lookout for gluten free dining options. There were a few gf options on the menu and they were open to altering other items to suit my needs. The part that impressed me most was ehen they brought bread for my husband, they made a special effort to find gluten free bread for me. It's the little things that make a difference. The meal was very good. I ordered the salmon and my husband had the steak frites. We would go back.

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JP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is good and reliable. And the waitstaff is professional. Unfortunately the hostess is angry, hostile, and a real turn-off. Her attitude will make me reconsider what used to be a regular spot for business breakfast.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Table service courteous and attentive . Menu was adequate for lunch. Unfortunately kitchen staff was very slow, despite the dining room being only 40 pct full. Budget 90 min for lunch. Prices are what you would expect for Midtown Manhattan.

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a
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New York Central, located in Grand Hyatt New York is a wonderful setting right next to Grand Central Station. With amazing city street views we dined overlooking the hustle and bustle below in the comforts of the well designed restaurant. Food was delicious, drinks were wonderful and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend this spot!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch last Sunday! Thank you for a most pleasant experience with terrific food and excellent service. We will be back!

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LB
Hamburg Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

This was a disappointing dinner. We were celebrating my going away and I'm so frustrated about the service. When we sat at the bar, the staff didn't acknowledge me. I asked for a table in the restaurant, but the server was bad as well. I won't return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Restaurant was surprisingly quiet. The food was great but the service was very slow and the waiter was not at all attentive. Overall nice place and reasonably priced for the area. I would go back again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting and excellent service, but food was very mediocre and overpriced.

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Fulfills every negative cliche of hotel dining. Just awful

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SH
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I didn't realize that this was a hotel restaurant when I made the reservation. It's inside the Grand Hyatt. The food was delicious (eggs Florentine with salmon) and the view over 42nd St was nice.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good spot convenient to Grand Central. Quiet and cool. Would go again.

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AR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Just want to thank the restaurant staff. I didn't realize when I made the reservation that they close for breakfast at 11 am. Because of LIRR problems I didn't arrive until almost 10:45. They still sat us, let us order, and did not make us feel rushed at all. We stayed until it was almost time for them to "reopen" for lunch. Thank you for the excellent service dispite the lateness.

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NY
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was a quick brunch on the edge of Grand Central Station - the Grand Hyatt Hotel

Nothing exceptional but a nice quick meal a crab Eggs Benedict concoction that was tasty.

Its location is its biggest asset but the food and service were perfectly acceptable.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This place is just a gem of the Hyatt Hotel. U have a great taste of real meat when you stomach just says "Thank you". It's that kind of food. Servants are very natural, don't ask too much, just the right thinks, don't annoy you. I'd recommend this place as it's the really good place to spend a night.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice airy and relaxed place to have lunch. Outstanding service and great food. If you are looking for a nice place to have lunch in the Grand Central Station area of NYC, this is your place to go.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Too expensive
$23.oo for an omlet is outrageous.
Would not go back or ever recommend the restaurant.
Gives NY a bad name.

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Miami
281 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Located in the Grand Hyatt, the New York Central offers better than average hotel food. A Caesar salad and a hamburger were good. Lunch special for $20 a bargain, but the pastrami sandwich was just so so

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Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, flexible menu options, and a really nice view of 42nd street.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Ate 2 dinners and 1 breakfast, staying at GC Hyatt. Super noisy, service poor to mediocre. Food so-so. First night was birthday celebration for friend & she seemed disappointed with menu and service. Restaurant staff not at all friendly or helpful. Would not recommend this restaurant to others and would not eat there again.

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