BG - Bergdorf Goodman
BG - Bergdorf Goodman

BG - Bergdorf Goodman

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/restaurants
  • Phone: (212) 872-8977
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-7:00pm (Bar is open until 7:30pm), Saturday 11:30am-6:30pm, Sunday 11:30am-5:30pm
    Afternoon Tea served 3-5PM daily, reservations required.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Marybeth Boller
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 58th Street and 5th Ave
  • Public Transit: 1,9,N,R @ 59th street
    E @ 53rd street
    F @ 57th street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public pay parking lot available on 58th street between 5th & 6th Avenues
A word from BG - Bergdorf Goodman
Sophistication on the Seventh Floor of Bergdorf Goodman with afternoon into evening Central Park views. BG is a modern interpretation of the aristocratic social salon. Like a Park Avenue residence from the age of cosmopolitan glamour. Well-appointed and bright, the drawing room atmosphere is an intimate conversational setting for lunch, tea and early supper or cocktails. The light and sparkling menu is a modern take on classic New York fare.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
BG - Bergdorf Goodman reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (122)scenic view (89)great for brunch (64)special occasion (57)fit for foodies (55)neighborhood gem (34)romantic (26)hot spot (23)good for groups (21)kid-friendly (10)notable wine list (8)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Bummer
    eatit
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    This room is so pretty and lovely. I was so excited to take myself to eat and shop and of course people-watch while my husband was out of town. Service was a little random and on the slower side. When I opened my menu it had crumbs in it, which was gross. I ordered a daily special from a girl who I hadn't seen before as far as servers but seemed in a hurry and I told her quickly what I wanted. Everything seemed fine after that. Some bread came and my water was topped off. Then after 15 minutes a manager comes to my table to tell me the egg and sausage with sweet potato and cabbage is no longer available. Ok. I'll take the deviled eggs I guess. It really took too long for him to pass on that information and didn't even offer at the very least to buy me a coffee for the inconvenience. Which would and should have happened in an established restaurant with "good" customer service. I have worked in 5 Diamond hotel spa and resort service most of my life so I know what should be done even when it's not being done. The deviled eggs were bitter. I think they had too much lime oil? I wasn't quite sure if that was what it was but they weren't delicious. I was hungry and ate them though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice restaurant in a prestigious store
    Groovdancer
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    BG restaurant is always crowded. It he,ps to have a reservation. They give you plentyof bread. Had the steak salad for lunch. It was very good but prepared medium rare. I only wished they would have asked me how I like my streak prepared since I am not used to raw meat. Still it was an enjoyable experience
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, excellent service and elegant ambiance
    CHSS
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Food was all delicious and service was terrific. Soup arrived very hot (the way I like it) without having to ask for it that way, and crab salad was all real crab. My dining partner was also very happy with her food. My only concern was that the crab could have been a bit more plentiful considering the price. Service was impeccable and no one tried to rush us to pay or leave at the end of the meal. This restaurant was wildly crowded but they managed to fulfill my advance request for a window table overlooking Manhattan. Of course I'd go back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint, majestic
    RaniaW
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We had high tea at 3pm with Veuve and it was a very relaxed and sweet environment. The view was sensational, the service was friendly and the tea was brewed perfectly, no bitterness. I will be returning for lunch I think.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYC CHIC
    jwtr
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    BG always is the best spot for lunch after a hot shopping morning. I am addicted to the lobster napoleon and recommend it to anyone who loves lobster and pasta. The service is perfect and very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tea for 2
    NewYorkFoodie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is a very classy restaurant that can go from being a relaxing brunch spot to a energetic dinner. I went for afternoon tea with one other friend. It is a very nice place to escape from the world. You have a view overlooking central park and the plaza. It is a wonderful little place to decompose with a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding food, reasonable price
    Epicure4711VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Tucked away on the 7th floor of the Bergdorf Goodman department store, this little gem boasts a romantic, classic ambience, attentive yet hip service, and outstanding food. The scallops were outstanding, the salmon unusual and yummy, the desserts fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good brunch
    jessica1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I went for a late brunch. View was amazing. Esp sitting by the window near sunset. Restaurant is clean and servers were very professional. High tea was very well presented.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New chef????
    jmjrVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Love BG, but they have a new chef who is changing some of my all time favorites. Not better! I can see adding items but changing the roasted cauliflower is not positive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lovely Throwback to When New York Had Style
    Jimbo
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This cafe maintains its elegance and style unlike any other eating establishment in Manhattan. The menu is limited but varied and nothing sampled has ever disappointed. My guests always admire the view and find their fellow diners fascinating. The prices are high but give good value, particularly when compared with other noted mid-Manhattan restaurants. It is such a pleasure to dine with happy memories and present day genuine satisfaction. May it never change.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mandie
    Fun4occasions
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We booked that morning to have high tea. We were given a choice of 2 tables and chose the window table near the bar with the special seats. Loved the experience and our waiter was so efficient and pleasant. They said it might be noisy/high traffic near the bar but not at all. There were mixed reviews that we read but I can recommend it. Only thing was that the sandwich bread was a bit dry on some of them, but plenty of food to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Window seat a must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Dined at BG cafe on Sunday, Nov. 1 for lunch. The NYC marathon was taking place, we had a window seat with a clear view of the runners exiting the park for the final few blocks to the finish line. Very festive and fun. Aside from the view of the runners, the view of the park itself was equally delightful with the fall foliage just starting it's turn to peak color. Recommend the Gotham salad (with vingarette) or the lobster salad. Both are substantial enough for a meal yet not over-filling. I will return with out of town guests for that special NY dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easy for lunch
    baci
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    If you are at Bergdorf's. do yourself a favor and dine at BG's
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • super lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    however we ordered dessert,and they forgot about it. We finally got tired of waiting and cancelled it. The lunch itself was delicious, I ordered Sea Bass and for 430 calories it was amazing. Fantastic to have a table overlooking Central Park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    smartcookie2
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was stuck in the 90's, we ordered their BG special dessert for $11 it was comparable to a grocery store dessert. The service was terrible, the waiter actually rolled his eyes when I asked for a second glass of water. We love going to the cafe at Holt Renfrew in Toronto and expected the same quality. Sadly we wished that we went to the Plaza instead
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beyond charming
    NICKISFNYC
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I love BG restaurant and I have eaten here on numerous occasions I have never been disappointed. The restaurant is stellar from the staff, food to the beautiful views. This is a true Manhattan must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea at BG
    rouxguille
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were lucky to get a window table (with views of CP)and whisper chairs at the same time. Perfect setting for their take on afternoon tea. Great tea, great service. Highly recommended, especially for out-of-towners in search of a NYC experience. Ladies will love this! Bring your friends... or your date ;)
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great shopping break
    jmjrVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Perfect break from shopping at BG. Food is consistently good. Reservations a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Dining Experience
    kimfar
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We booked our lunch from Australia as it had been recommended to visit Bergdorf Goodman's restaurant to enjoy our 10th wedding anniversary. We were lucky enough to be seated by the window with a view to Central Park in the distinctive Egg Chairs. We had lobster salad and shrimp salad which were absolutely superb. There was plentiful lobster with avocado and salad and my husband said the shrimp salad was the best salad he has ever eaten. I finished with the tropical parfait which was to die for and my husband enjoyed the panna cotta with berries which he said was absolutely delicious. As it was our anniversary they very kindly made one of our desserts complimentary which topped off our experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful restaurant
    lolaVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Every time my husband and I are in New York, we make sure that one afternoon is designated for lunch in this wonderful restaurant. Service is impeccable, food is fantastic and ambiance is amazing especially is you are seated with the Central Park view! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Bergdorf Goodman
    legzlie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I had a lovely lunch Tuesday afternoon with a friend of mine. The food and service were both excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NicknamesarestupidVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Overpriced but very good. It's always great to enjoy the Park views and the view of the plastic surgery cautionary tales. Everything here is delicious and made with elegance and love. Outstanding people watching.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Afternoon tea
    Lauren
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Four of my girl friends and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea at BG this past weekend. We took advantage of the afternoon tea with champagne and enjoyed every bit of the experience! Seated at a middle table, we were still able to enjoy the view of Central Park! The service was great, food was delicious, and we will definitely come back next time we are in the City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yumm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Loved the butternut squash soup and the beet salad with roasted carrots and goat cheese was outstanding. Great place for a ladies lunch. Our waiter was priceless! So accommodating and funny. So happy he wasn't stuffy!! Definitely notes a return visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place
    Stuka123VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Ambiance is just great, the service as well. Some missing ingredients in my cocktail and my fish are a glitch The main experience is good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant and fun!
    MaryJ
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My daughter and I had a lovely meal a table overlooking Central Park. We arrived early but were seated right away. The food was great, as always, and our server Adam took great care of us. Wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth every penny
    mrsjuliekim
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I went here with my 1.5 year old to meet a friend for lunch and they were stroller friendly(let me Park my stroller in the front) and catered to all our needs. Service was exceptional food was OK and the view was great. Definitely a place to go with your little one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Little Secret!
    victoriansinNYC
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Having discovered this little gem on our last visit to Manhattan, we had to return again for a quick lunch on our trip this time. Everything was as wonderful as the last time, the food was excellent, as was the service - and the view of Central Park is a total PLUS!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New York BG dining
    LoveNY
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I had lunch here. It is sometimes difficult to get in so reservations are a must. The food and beverage is outstanding. We really enjoyed our entire experience…….except: There was a lady sitting next to us, an Asian lady, whose voice was quiet penetrating and annoying. She could not use her "inside voice". So be prepared to be exposed to loud people! Even so, the experience was well worth the distraction! We highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • turningtorso
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was not phenomenal but it wasn't bad either. The ambiance is very nice but I won't recommend this place for dinner it closes early and you can't sit down, relax and enjoy your meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a treat
    jmjrVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Always a "shopping treat" and a rest stop on the 7th floor of BG.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent spot to dine
    GlenMalVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    There was a problem and delivery of orders was delayed. Waitress apologize and brought all three of us a scumptous dessert and did not Charge to make up for the very long wait. Fair and equitable solution and we got to the theatre in before play started!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Emma
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    A very relaxing lunch. Pretty upscale ambience. Good food. Excellent service. Come often.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lovely experience
    CasperC
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was good, not fabulous, but combined with the atmosphere and views, I can't complain. I do, however, wish there were more vegetarian sandwiches offered with the tea and a list or menu of what's included would also be nice. We had to wait about 15 minutes beyond our reservation time for our table, but our server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our food was great, was guided so well by our waiter
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner at B&G!
    Critic4gfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is a great place to shop and enjoy a great meal at the same time. My husband and I are in NYC for the long Labor Day weekend. We both had tasty entrees…he had the cod special and I had the oven roasted salmon. Our server, Edward, was very accommodating, even when we asked for a small salad to go with our entrees. Last but not least, overlooking Central Park as we ate our meals made the dining experience a great one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Idea for Out of Town Guests
    NancyAndBobVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service here is astonishing good. I brought my 10 year old niece from out of town; the service staff made her feel like a princess, finicky palate and all (they offered off the menu buttered penne pasta). The views are tremendous, of course, looking out over the Plaza Hotel and Central Park. This is a superb place to treat yourself and take visiting friends/family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Lunch at BG is always a very special experience. The staff are friendly and attentive, always polite. The food never fails to satisfy. Perfect mother-daughter lunch venue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful customer service
    lovetea
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I'm surprised to find that it's located at 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman mall, and as I went up to the 7th floor by escalator, I found myself staring at women's clothes and very nice dishware sand table sets and kids clothing! The staff were very nice, they didn't treat me differently than others when I was in a t-shirt , denim shorts, and a pair if Nike shoes when others really dressed up nicely for the occasion...I didn't expect this place to be so nice, I thought it was more if a tourist got spot. Guess I was wrong. The afternoon tea was nice and the tea was terrific!!! I live the servers leaving my cousin and I alone since we really talked and had a good time being there to observe other diners...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The perfect ladies lunch
    ElnjoyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    One of the best spots for lunching with a business associate, a girlfriend or one's daughters. Lovely decor, great service and a good assortment of options on the menu. A very NY experience...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic