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Pershing Square, New York, NY

Pershing Square

4.4
4.4
160 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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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 106 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

What 160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PD

    PeterD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Tourist Trap-This place is extremely overpriced and the food is at or below average. Our group also did not care for the service.
  2. H

    Hof99

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming here. I mostly come for breakfast meetings. Very convenient to GCT. The food is served fresh and hot. The OJ is fresh squeezed. The eggs and home fries are great. The service is fast and courteous.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Went there for a business meal. Overall great but it was extremely loud.
  4. CP

    ChristineP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I came in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised by our experience. In the past, my experience with restaurants in midtown tourism driven areas have typically been disappointing. We chose Pershing Square because of the proximity to the hotel where our family members from out of town were staying, but again - were not expecting much. The staff was welcoming, gracious and helpful. They had no problem accommodating our large group and seated us outside as requested. They were even willing to lower the volume of the music so we could have a conversations without needing to yell. As is often the case with a large group, people arrived at different times - this was also not a problem for the restaurant staff. Despite people arriving and ordering separately, our food basically all came at the same time. The food was good to very good, depending on the dish. We ordered a range of typical brunch items. Nothing was standout, but nothing was bad. It was a solidly, good experience and I would recommend the restaurant as an option in that part of town.
  5. E

    Ellimac22

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place for business meals. Convenient location and dependable, delicious food choices.
  6. JM

    JillM

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Service is awful, but I guess that is part of the 'charm'
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible .
  8. E

    Eatwell

    New York Area

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to eat and people watch. Strongly recommend it.
  9. BM

    BeverlyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It's not "all that". Been to better in Vienna, Porto and other places around the world and for what it is, well it is not cheap, my crockery was chipped and for all the the breakfast was good, I'm sure we could have paid half that elsewhere. Would not return in a hurry I'm afraid.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked breakfast for a family birthday. Friendly efficient service. Sat inside which is air conditioned. Food was fantastic. Really enjoyed ourselves. Location great for Grand Central Station.
  11. BC

    BCMxx

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice looking, good food. A little pricey but not a rip-off considering its location.
  12. d

    dcoats62

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We’ve dined at Pershing Square many times before. This was the first occasion post-COVID. Service was fine but the menu seems more restricted and it didn’t taste quite as good.
  13. BG

    BGHLPC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I had the duck. Dry and barely edible.
  14. CB

    CopyBoy671

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and outdoor seating. Service was excellent.
  15. MF

    MerceF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A little pricey but very good food. Very nicely served.
  16. IB

    ImeldaB

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good quality breakfast would recommend and would go again
  17. D

    Davebgoldstar

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came recommended by a family member from London, and they were correct. Excellent food in a great atmosphere. Thank you and see you tomorrow.
  18. C

    Customer

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    convenient location but not great value for the food we got
  19. n

    nycvoter

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    The restaurant is popular at breakfast. On the reservation you can reserve a booth, which I did. At 8:10 I got a text saying my table was ready, was I coming and I replies Y as per instructions. They gave away my 8:30 table. I prefer a booth because I am having private client meeting. I spoke to the manager afterward and his attitude was he has too many important regulars to worry about someone who comes once a month for a regular breakfast. So unnecessary to be so dismissive of a loyal client. He literally waived his hand in my face to indicate I should just go away. Plus, they got my order wrong. Eggs benedict without hollandaise, of course was brought with hollandaise and I don't eat dairy. The place is pricey
  20. E

    Eatwell

    New York Area

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found Pershing Square to be an outstanding place to dine. The food was excellent and the service was special.
  21. RM

    RobinM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Architecturally significant space centrally located near NY historic and architectural icons Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler building and the New York Public Library. Great ambiance & relaxed setting, away from the buzz of the city. The staff are very lovely and accommodating. Food is great!
  22. U

    Uconn1967

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The site for Pershing Square does not have an app to check gift amount. More inclined to go there for breakfast.
  23. WP

    WPTTS

    Minneapolis

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Better than average breakfast and good service on a very busy morning. I shall be back again soon.
  24. D

    Dave

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Pershing is old reliable. You should think about adding some spice to the menu like iced drinks such as chai lattes.
  25. JM

    JohnM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ideal breakfast spot
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Menu was limited. Food was marginal. Prices were expensive. Waiter seemed bothered to help us.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely space. Not a particularly inventive menu but great quality, delicious food.
  28. RM

    RaymondM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Pershing Square is a good breakfast venue.Haven’t eaten lunch or dinner there.
  29. KB

    KimmarieB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation inside on a beautiful NY evening. The staff was very accommodating by setting my party up outside, as well as, welcoming a couple of extra people who joined us later.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent endroit pour un brunch
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best blueberry pancakes ever!! Staff is always professional and courteous and it’s a great place to gather for a meeting outside the office.
  32. s

    shrecchi

    New York Area

    118 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cobb salad & soup were great!! Fantastic service!! Entree was too salty..
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good place Pancakes extraordinary
  34. DD

    DenelleD

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come here often when in NYC and the service and food never disappoints! Always friendly, extremely accommodating and the food is prepared beautifully. Drink wonderful as well. One of the rare restaurants where I can order a Sancerre by the glass.
  35. FL

    FrancescoL

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The place and the location are fantastic, and the food was amazing and delicious. I really enjoyed my dinner but, unfortunately, the service was very poor. We had our beers only when we finished our main - we asked for the beers three times. The server did some confusion with the checks and the payment, and she never asked whether we would have liked a dessert or anything else. I think we were not lucky with the server, but overall I would go there again.
  36. MO

    MOJACOBS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great classic breakfast! Service was outstanding. Will be bringing my entire family back for brunch!
  37. AG

    AliG

    Berlin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great for a business breakfast or brunch
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exactly what you want from an upscale diner in NY. Warm, friendly service and good food for the whole family.
  39. PR

    PaulaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite place to visit. I always recommend it to my friends. Great food and excellent service.
  40. CB

    CafoB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Cocktails were were good, salat and appetizer was very good, main courses were below standard, defiantly not for the price. Chicken pot pie was below what you get at any ordinary diner, it was simply row on the tope. The same I can say for Apple pie, the top should be crusty and not doughy?

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 4.4 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 106 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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