Number one area I am asked to recommend dining locations for: Penn Station/Madison Square Garden. Not an easy task… and mind you, I live in the area! If you are looking to stick somewhere close to the train or the game, there just aren’t that many locations. But there are a few gems. Niles is one of them.
I have brought a number of clients here for breakfast, and it always delivers. The room is stylish and has enough room between tables that you can have an actual meeting there.
Even the bread basket is elegant.
My eating companion ordered the chocolate chip pancakes, which she very much enjoyed.
I had their Eggs Benedict which came on a honey wheat English muffin with smoked salmon or Canadian bacon (I chose the salmon) and breakfast potatoes. The English muffin was crisped enough that I could cut through it (a bit pet peeve of mine is when you can cut through the blasted things), the salmon tasted great, and the hollandaise was great.
Niles is a nice breakfast in a nice setting. It’s in a veritable wasteland of food options, so it’s a welcome restaurant and one I have and will revisit often. I wouldn’t call it destination dining, but if you need a breakfast spot near Penn Station, this is where to go.
Total Nom Points: 6.5 out of 10