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Pershing Square, New York, NY

Pershing Square

4.5
4.5
110 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Pershing Square is a bustling bistro that serves American cuisine. Located opposite New York's Grand Central's main terminal, this restaurant offers everything, from pancakes to salads to grilled dishes. Stop by during lunch and treat yourself to some of Pershing Square's special pasta primavera or enjoy a grilled club sandwich. Visit after work to catch up on urban events while nursing a signature cocktail from the bar. Happy hour specials run from 4 p.m. all through the work week. Pershing Square's location makes it a popular stopover for many commuters on their way. You can dine in or grab a quick lunch to go. The restaurant's bar is also a popular after-hours watering hole for locals looking to unwind and connect with friends and colleagues.

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Booked 26 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Breakfast, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 286-9600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    Park Ave & Lexington

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 110 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Tslice

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    Food and service were good….very, very hot in the dining room at 8AM…A/C broken?

  2. MZ

    MelvinZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Somewhat expencive but it has it all! Central close to it all!

  3. NO

    NOLAdiner

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Pleasant waiter, quiet and unrushed.

  4. s

    shannao

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    It was lovely, the hostess was very accommodating of our large party. Food and beverages all very good. Only drawback being that is took forever to get a coffee refill at brunch while I still had food.

  5. w

    wtnyc

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    easy for breakfast in the morning and quick bite all day

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our experience was pleasant and the food was good. Our server and the staff were excellent. Thank you.

  7. E

    Erik

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    1. I called to make a reservation for a party of four and was told that they do not take reservations. However, next to the phone number on their website was a link to OpenTable where I was able to make a lunch reservation. 2. We arrived at 1130 and were seated. We were then told by our waiter that we could not order lunch until 12. We offered to order coffee and wait until the kitchen transitioned. He responded by stating that we would still have to leave our table. We ended up leaving the restaurant to eat lunch at Wolfgang's Steakhouse. I cannot speak to the food, but the service was mediocre to poor. The restaurant clearly values turnover to experience (at 1130, when half-empty). Based on this experience, my impression is that this restaurant is more of a location for tourists than for people looking to dine.

  8. j

    juliek

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had dinner her and it was fabulous. Gorgeous food, dreamy cocktails and great service.

  9. ST

    STLFoodie

    St. Louis

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ate breakfast on our last day in NYC. I wish we had discovered it earlier! Great bagels, pancakes, eggs and yogurt with fruit and granola. Loved the dressed up diner atmosphere too!

  10. G

    Greggo

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Return visit - best breakfast in Manhattan (so far)! Book ahead if you can.

  11. K

    Kaypur

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    We've had breakfast here for many years, and it is usually a very nice experience. Lunch isn't great, but breakfast is quite good here. This time however, there were missing setups, one of my poached eggs was raw, and when I sent it back to have it cooked, I waited over 20 minutes for my breakfast to be brought back. I had to remind the waiters that I was waiting for my food, and it still took quite a while to get my plate back. At times, trying to get staffs attention while they were on their phones was frustrating. We will return, but hope that the service and experience will be back to what we'd enjoyed in the past.

  12. A

    Anna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Great location, doesn't feel too crowed for where is is based. Overall the atmosphere was good. Food, pancakes were good but the oatmeal wasn't!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    A decent burger, but dessert was a disappointment- mainly because it called itself a “ warm sundae “ - but was actually a chocolate brownie with a bit of ice cream and cream on the side - I think the cool term is deconstructed. Pleasant enough in its own way - but call it something else! Saying that - they didn’t charge us for the unloved dessert, and were very helpful in letting us have some plastic cutlery for our hotel room.

  14. AS

    AaronS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great breakfast

  15. S

    Sparky

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great place to meet right across from Grand Central. Menu that appeals to all tastes, super friendly waitstaff.

  16. l

    lisan

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Perfect for a breakfast/lunch and good spot to meet someone.

  17. D

    Dazzathethai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Corned beef hash was recommended and was superb. Ambience was ace, very busy (9.45 Tues morn) so a bit loud. Staff were excellent!

  18. MD

    MissDi

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was very accommodating and helpful, thank you!

  19. CB

    CarrieB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This was awful, it would be out of business if it was not across the street from grand central

  20. MA

    MiaA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING food, our waiter was extremely nice and the food came out relatively quickly. it was such a beautiful morning and it was such a nice way to start the day

  21. M

    Middzach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    It's a busy spot, do always get a reservation before you go. The food was good but wasn't worth the money. You more go there for the atmosphere then the food. Good spot to take clients but wouldn't eat there socially

  22. A

    Alex

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Convenient, traditional. What else do you need? Book a table to check it out yourself.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great location. Nice food. Good service. Quite expensive.

  24. DA

    DianneA

    New York Area

    190 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    I was a bit disappointed in the food and service. I loved sitting in a quiet booth which is rare these days. However, the service was erratic at best (we were given a free glass of wine when our waiter forgot to bring it) and the food was mediocre at best. It was a better place to go for lunch. I will not go back for dinner - convenient location that it is. Dianne Ackerman

  25. RG

    RGNYC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pershing Square is back! Loud energetic media crew + International travelers packed the house for breakfast...

  26. SE

    SeasideEpicure

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pershing Square Cafe Restaurant is a true hidden gem. It is a revitalization of the Park Avenue South side of the viaduct that circumvents what was the Pan Am Building (now the MetLife Building) that towers above Grand Central Terminal. While the exterior is somewhat un-telling, the internal architecture is a fantastic restoration of the early 1900s components. We three dined for breakfast (lunch & dinner & cocktails, notwithstanding) and the food was excellent (from traditional eggs benedict to poached eggs over lentils and quinoa with bearnaise sauce) ... there is something for everyone and anyone. The service surpassed the food ... professional, friendly, eager to please in a smooth and easy way ... every staff person that we encountered was wonderful. Pershing Square is not to be missed.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tutto perfetto, dalla location sotto al ponte molto suggestiva, dal cibo che ho trovato eccezionale, il caffè ottimo caldo al punto giusto e la gentilezza del personale. Un vero diner Americano ma con una qualità altissima, super consigliato.

  28. D

    Danimal

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great breakfast at one of the best diners in midtown

  29. HB

    HermanB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food and a historical landmark in NYC. We had one of our orders that experienced issues, but the waiter was able to rectify it later on.

  30. T

    Tifanya

    New England

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The food was good. The service was good. I would go again. One odd thing….We ordered Cokes, and the waitstaff took the water glasses off the table and came back with the glasses full of ice and coke in old fashioned bottles. Bottles were cute, but no water. Otherwise, it’s a very comfortable place with solid food and quick service.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Came here twice in a long weekend trip

  32. JQ

    JeromeQ

    Hong Kong

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A classic :-)

  33. ID

    IDGCNYC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great friendly and prompt service. Great atmosphere and great food.

  34. WR

    WilliamR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, pleasant experience, cozy ambience - a lovely night!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, good atmosphere and location .

  36. TG

    TravelingGirl

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We were scooted out of our table as the server literally took away our glasses and started resetting! We were there just over an hour, so I understand wanting to turn the table…could have been handled better though.

  37. KV

    KarenV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place to eat. Food is great. Made a reservation. Good breakfast and fast service

  38. AW

    AlisonW

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    We ate here for dinner and the food was delicious, although the all day breakfast pancakes for $35 was very very over priced ( 4 pancakes and a side of butter + orange juice) but we were on holiday and our son wanted to try them. I’m not sure if on the night we were there they were short staffed, but the service was very slow and we had to try and get the waiters attention numerous times including getting our 1st drinks to ordering our desserts and the bill. However, our waiter was friendly and polite and once our orders were placed the food came quickly. I would definitely eat here again as it felt authentic NY with a great atmosphere and good food.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Muy bien. Cada vez que voy a NYC, desde hace 15 años, voy a este restaurante. Me encanta! Mi plato preferido son las French Toast

  40. D

    Dee126

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptionally good food - the breakfast waffles are delicious and the orange juice is so fresh!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Pershing Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 286-9600.

Pershing Square is rated 4.5 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Pershing Square

90 E 42nd St New York, NY 10017

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Ave & Lexington

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Breakfast, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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