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Arabelle at the Hotel Plaza Athenee
Arabelle at the Hotel Plaza Athenee

Arabelle at the Hotel Plaza Athenee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arabellerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 606-4647
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:15pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Tyson Jordan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private parties for up to 100.
  • Private Party Facilities: Intimate private dining room for parties of up to 20.  Elegant banquet room, Le Trianon, for up to 100.
  • Private Party Contact: Mary Cawley (212) 606-4663
  • Special Events & Promotions: Weddings, rehearsal dinners and private party facilities available. Special menu offered for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Mother's Day and Easter.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison Avenue
  • Public Transit: N,R train to 5th Avenue.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $53 for sedan and $64 for SUV
A word from Arabelle at the Hotel Plaza Athenee
Arabelle at The Hotel Plaza Athenee features modern American cuisine in a contemporary, elegant setting. A gorgeous room with a gold-domed ceiling is the backdrop for our innovative menu. A la carte and prix fixe menus options are available. Highly rated in Zagat 2012.Bar Seine is as romantic as they come.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "great setting, clean, beautiful, clasic;; tasty food well presented; quantiti was minute-real nouvelle cuisine- great if you are on diet and want your dinners under 200 cal.- portion size was a joke. I had a lot of delicious bread and butter to make up for non existant meal."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Because I was meeting an old friend who seldom comes to Town, we wanted somewhere quiet where we could chit chat, not being bothered. This was a perfect choice. New York City is really empty during the weekends in the Summer, but Arabelle would have been a lovely setting, even during the week. The food, service and atmosphere were splendid. Light, lovely and bursting with flavor delights, it will be a "go to" in the future."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I went there for a work lunch, but the staff kept treating us (a group of young females) like we didn't belong. One server in particular kept going out of his way to make us uncomfortable, essentially trying to teach us how to eat at the table. I wanted to tell him to get out of our faces, we know how to eat at a restaurant, but the whole thing was so awkward. The place was also empty so we couldn’t speak without our voices carrying over the entire room."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "For months, I looked for an opulent, elegant restaurant in NYC that served dinner in the style to which I have become accustomed, i.e., white linens on the table, chandeliers, crystal, silver flatware, a mature and attentive wait staff. We were staying at The Plaza Hotel, but there was no dinner restaurant there. Todd English's Food Hall was a joke, as was the St. Regis King Bar and Salon and the Waldorf Astoria Steak house. There was nothing elegant, until a good friend recommended Arabelle at the Plaza Athenée. WOW!! What a restaurant!! It harkens back to the days of elegance and regal environment. It's not for the ultra-modern superficial leather and chrome crowd. I was spellbound. The food was great!! The wait staff was superb!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Returned to Arabelle after some time, and was not disappointed. Loved the savory mix of flavors of the roasted salmon, and the delicious finish of a tarte tatin, did not disappoint. Beautiful, timeless atomosphere, and attentive service made our dinner perfect. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "IMHO, this is an underrated restaurant, especially if you are attracted to a place with Old World elegance and formality. The food is consistently excellent, the service is superb and the setting is pefect for a intimate and romantic meal. This will never win an award for being trendy or a hot spot, but many of us are not looking for that."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was really Poor. I eat out quite a bit, at very nice places. I would never go back again. Mediocre at best in every category. When you book on opentable, you'll often see availability at this restaurant. Now I know why."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This would be a terrific restaurant if you were not needing to eat. Some dishes are ok, but the menu looks more like room service (as tastes accordingly). Service is superb, the room is charming, and the noise level is minimal for New York. It is so pleasant; all they need is a chef."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Beautiful room and menu--but union staff and inflexible customer service made for stressful and unenjoyable meal. Obviously a good chef, but why was it empty but for our table at 12:30pm on a Saturday? Because they have no idea how to make guests feel comfortable and happy. Ordering the prix fixe lunch? The four courses will all come out at once "bento-box" style. Since when does a French restaurant refer to its service as bento box? We should've left then. So your soup and entree and sides and dessert will all come out at the same time. The staff tried their best, but they were griping about vacation days and who was off and so on-- right by our table! And must we ask for more water when there's no one else there to serve?"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Cost for special Christmas Even dinner was way too high, but selections were good."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This food is very "tired". The prices are the same as top-tier restaurants (couch as Daniel, on e block away) but don't even come close. The food quality is OK for a neighborhood restaurant. I would only eat there if no other choice. Thats too bad, because the hotel is great and in a great location. The service staff is wonderful. MAke everyone feel welcome and are very efficient."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Went to Arabelle for restaurant week, early because we were going to the theatre. Excellent value and choices for this event. Wine list was expensive, but doable. Superb service and attention to our group overall, particularly because it's August in NYC and we were early, so the dining room wasn't yet full."
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "The food, prepared by Chef Tyson is excellent; as well as the service!"
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "The food was good - but waiter took my order and never came to check on me. The only time he came back to the table was when he presented the check - thought this was a huge negative to my experience. First time there - not sure I'm coming back. Base service expectation not met."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "Friendly and refined service in elegant surroundings. A relaxed atmosphere in a traditional setting that was warm, quiet, and attractive. The service was extremely attentive without any intrusiveness at all. Fortunately, the food was as elegant and nicely prepared as was appropriate for such a lovely setting. We has a roasted Hake over potatoes and vegetables and our guests had an organic chicken breast. Both dishes were perfectly cooked. The appetizers of risotto, carrot soup, and salads were likewise delicious as were the deserts."
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "A kind, somewhat old-fashioned place - spacious, happily quiet, attentive service. The food is decent if not outstanding. I'd go back any minute."
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "If your idea of restaurant week is to serve sub-par food, then you should not participate. While the bread was warm and the risotto ok, the hake fish was inedible (stringy fish, soggy "crust") and the unseasoned grilled vegetables offered as a "vegetarian course" were shameful. The kind, attentive wait staff made every effort to make up for the chef's mistakes, e.g. when asked for some sort of seasoning/sauce for this plate of grilled vegetables, the chef repositioned them on the plate and sent out a bottle of oil and vinegar. (Clearly, they had no vegetarian option despite advising that they could accommodate.)"
    Dined on 8/7/2013
  • "This has got to be one of the nicest restaurant finds. Quiet, elegant, and the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Order arrived wrong despite telling the waiter that it had been wrong the last time we were there ... Billing was horrid - bill not divided between 2 credit cards, one card was not returned, whole amount was applied to 1 card ... Despite consulting with the Mgr. my credit card was charged the full amount PLUS the restaurant added a 20% tip!!!! Outrageous!"
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "The best looking room I've seen in NYC. And the food was dazzling."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "This place is a quite and relaxing spot. I like the elegant ambiance and décor of the restaurant. It's also a good place for a good cup of coffee and deep conversation."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "Michelin-starred classic restaurant participating in Restaurant Week with romantic atmosphere at the Plaza Athene? We were excited, but the limited menu was a bit disappointing. Everything was good, but neither unusual or impressive. Service was superb."
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "only 2 entrees on the restaurant week menu, Extremely expensive drinks and tea or coffee"
    Dined on 7/23/2013
  • "The food was good. Only one other table occupied. Dinner was astonishingly expensive - $245 for dinner for two, with two appetizers, two glasses of wine one coffee, and no dessert. Oh, t was very quiet."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "I started visiting this restaurant because the reviews, both good and bad showed the true quality of the establishment. The bad reviews were always the result of the customers who didn't understand the tradition and etiquette the staff were steeped in. Through all the changes, the staff have remained the same with only one addition I have noticed. The professionalism, quality and tradition here are rich and inviting to anyone and a welcome change to the rushed, untimed, and in appropriately sized portions of most American restaurants. I will continue to visit this gem as long as it maintains the value of tradition and the warmth of authenticity."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "To breakfast at Arabelle is to lay the foundations for a perfect day. The atmosphere is elegant yet unpretentious, the service superb, and the food delicious beyond my powers of description. Moreover, while most Upper East Side hotels cease to provide brekkers at half past ten, Arabelle dishes it up till a much more civilised eleven o'clock. The tea continues to flow as long as one requires it; and the waiters solicitously encourage one to linger until one is wholly prepared to face the world outside. I felt so at home (and so very well-fed) that I've booked in to the Plaza-Athénée for my next trip to New York. A tremendous indulgence, but if you knew what I knew, you'd go too."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "A fight in the kitchen could be heard in the dining room as there were only two tables dining......service was okay - you know what? It was just an off day for them.....food was fine but I would not pay extra for the ambiance again."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "Arabelle is located in a the beautiful Hotel Plaza Athenee. My friends and I were greeted warmly and led to a beautiful room where we ate the prix fixed lunch. Perfect for ladies, I am not sure my husband would have not needed to order off the main menu. The only down side is there are no windows in the room and there were only two other tables dining there. This restaurant suited our needs as we wanted something not too far from the Frick Museum, but if you were looking for something lively and more energetic you would have been disappointed."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "This place is a true treasure. Tony, our server, made our evening so very special. The food was divine, the wine perfect and one of the most romantic dinners ever! Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "Food was mediocre, service was poor and prices were over the top. They added an automatic 20% tip to the bill but waiter then asked for another tip without explaining that the tip was already included -- a real ripoff. Eleanor Sebastian and Charles Frank"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Went for Valentine's dinner because Open Table said it was one of the most romantic restaurants in NYC. NO WAY! It was an overpriced old age home for waiters too old to work at Peter Lugers or Smith and Wolensky. We will never go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Outstanding service. Team vs individual service orientation"
    Dined on 2/11/2013
  • "Disappointed by the Restaurant week menu. The food was not that good for such an upscale restaurant. ( I'm especially talking about the Pork Appetizer of the 3rd week)."
    Dined on 2/8/2013
  • "Wonderfully elegant find! Very charming and the food is excellent-the staff wonderful. We were very glad OpenTable recommended it."
    Dined on 2/7/2013
  • "The place was really small compare what it looked like in photos. The food was average and nothing exceptional. The whole hotel had that old feeling and needs renovations. The restaurant week menu was short and had very poor selections. I don't think I want to go back again."
    Dined on 2/7/2013
  • "A quiet venue with excellent service and food. A great place when you want to spend a few extra dollars to have a terrific meal and enjoy the quiet ambviance. My wife and I took an overnight trip to the city for a show and had a great time. We ate lunch during restaurant week at Arabelle. My wife ordered off of the regular menu while I had the restaurant week offerings. We both very much enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 2/2/2013
  • "When I made the reservation for Arabelle, in the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, on East 64th Street, near Madison Avenue, I requested a booth in a quiet section of the restaurant. I was very pleasantly surprised that the restaurant complied totally with these requests. The service, overall, was very professional and gracious. The décor was busy and a bit dated. The maître d suggested that Arabelle’s participation in Restaurant Week was for marketing purposes, so I can’t understand why the portions were so small, the dinner menu, although elegantly presented, so unimaginative, the food so bland and underwhelming; the Parmesan Consommé, for example, had no flavor, and the Broccoli Risotto was too green (and it wasn’t even St. Patrick’s Day) to enjo"
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Dined on 2/1/2013
  • "While the service and the place itself is lovely, the food is just ok. Had a steak that was just meat. You would think they could make a decent steak. I left most of it on the plate, and my fault for not saying anything but you would have thought they would ask is everything ok"
    Dined on 1/26/2013
  • "My husband and I took his mom and her two girlfriends for a Restaurant Week dinner at Arabelle. They were all visiting and wanted a fancy night out. They loved the ambiance, gushed about the food, and whispered comments about folks at other tables. It was a perfect evening out for them. In comparison to other Restaurant Week experiences we've had, I'd say the ambiance is lovely--the restaurant is quiet, warmly lit, and cozy. The service was earnest if not highly polished, but everyone from the bell hops to the coat check attendant to the servers smiled warmly. The trout salad was fair for my prix fixe first course. The scallops entree was delightful--rich and creamy with toasted almonds to add a bit of crunch. Dessert yummy and plentiful."
    Dined on 1/25/2013