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BG - Bergdorf Goodman
BG - Bergdorf Goodman

BG - Bergdorf Goodman Details

  • 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: Contemporary American, 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "BG is a lovely, elegant restaurant with gorgeous views of Central Park. Perfect for an afternoon lunch or celebration. Food was excellent. Service was attentive. Super fun to be dressed up and dine with a girl friend!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I went with my girlfriends for high tea..however I am pale so couldn't have it myself. I ordered the fish instead, which was insanely delicious! Every mouthful was exquisite! And a beautiful view of Central Park too! Gorgeous interior and great service! I'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Good choice of delicious food, attentive staff and luxurious surroundings."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A warm greeting. A perfect room. Stellar view of Central Park. Outstanding service. Cuisine exceeds expectations. What could be better? Oh yes...all wrapped inside the most fabulous Bergdorf Goodman in NYC. My kind of heaven-"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Charming, convenient spot for luncch or an early dinner, as the view looking north is superb. Excellent food and service, too."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I had the opportunity to enjoy the famous Afternoon-tea while in NYC, and even though the service was quite good, it did run a little slow considering the low number of clients they happened to have on that particular day. The sandwich-bites were delightful, but I found the scones to be a little over-cooked and dry (you can only imagine the crumble disaster I caused, given the fact that I wear braces and biting into them was not an option for me). I would like to try this restaurant again, but would definitely have an actual meal instead. P.s. : you can request to be seated in their canopy (bubble) chairs when you make your reservation, which is great."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Lovely lunch at BG after a few hours spent shopping. Great view of Central Park. Attentive server. Really good croque monsieur. Tables are banquette style so there's not a lot of room or privacy...but that's NY."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I've been there 3 times and the lobster salad was on the menu each time. I finally had it this time. Although it is the most expensive thing on the menu, don't miss it. Both my husband and I ordered it. It was incredible with lobster that tasted like it tastes in Maine on a beautiful bed of chunky avocado salad topped with the freshest, most flavorful baby greens. For the address, the wines by the glass are fairly reasonable. Even the bread is memorable. The whole grain rolls have a wonderful taste and the teeny baguettes taste almost as good as in Paris. I think the room is so beautiful, though if you're seated next to a party with voices that carry, as we were, it can be noisy."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Nice place to celebrate something special. Salad was so-so, but desserts were amazing! Service very good. Bergdorf's is a classy store, fun to people watch, and that alone makes it all the more fun to go there."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "For a place that has an Afternoon Tea menu as an option, they really missed the mark on this. You get a teapot with tea leaves, but no instruction on how long to let it brew. Worse, it is not easy to remove the strainer with tea leaves from the teapot, and they don't provide an extra plate to catch the water that drips out from the strainer. The service was slow. After indicating tea had brewed for too long and was bitter, the waiter neglected to replace our bitter cups of tea cups while fetching more hot water. The variety of sandwiches was great. The flavor was ok. The scones were too sweet and hard. The sweets were perfect. But you couldn't enjoy them with the tea... so it kind of defeats the purpose. The view is great though."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My daughter and I had high tea at BG when we visited New York this weekend. Beautiful view of Central Park, shop on your way in and out.... with a very special treat in between. It was a wonderful experience and the service was spectacular!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "For the past year or so, my friends and I have chosen to have our weekly lunches at BG. While the food is normally great & the ambiance pleasant, our experience Saturday will deter us from going back. There was a hair in both dishes (first in the bread and then in our tea platter). We politely informed our waitress, and she did replace our meals. We did expect, however, an apology from the manager in the form of a personal check-in or via some sort of discount on the bill. When neither happened, we asked our waitress to please at least discount or comp an item. She spoke to the manager, who promptly showed up at our table, handed me the bill, and said, 'I removed the deviled eggs', and walked away with no apology. I will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I must admit, having lunch within a department store wouldn't be a normal choice for a business meeting. However, everything was wonderful. There was a good menu with a wide range of options that should cater for most tastes. Service was superb. Would highly recommend"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "love it food relish nice atmosphere service terrific"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great place! When Im in NY i go several times. One of my favorites. Great service and old school new york clientele."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Excellent and friendly service and good lunch. Going back for afternoon tea."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went for lunch and there is great selection of salads.The dressings were delicious! The food was creative and beautifully plated. The service was great. I look forward to my next lunch!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This is scarcely a budget place but the atmosphere, the view and the excellent food make it a place to go every now and then. The room is very pleasant and soothing, the service is as one would expect at a store of this class and the food is very tasty and well prepared. The prices are certainly high but that is probably to be expected in this location. It closes quite early so only a very early pre-theater dinner is possible."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Lovely ambiance, host was welcoming and very accommodating [a special thank you!] the service was excellent and so was the food. will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Thank you so much to the African-America gentleman for recognizing and acknowledging my wife and I's one-year anniversary. It was a really special moment for her to shop and eat in her favorite city overlooking her favorite park with her favorite person. She teared up being surrounded by so much beauty and love in that moment. You all really made her little dream come true and I'm forever thankful. Each staff member was beyond exceptional - very helpful, kind and went over what's expected to accommodate us. Thank you so much again. We'll certainly be back!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "always fab food delicious and so is service and great view always go back corrina the best and victor too wish you were open later "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great views and amazing service. We only had tea service, which was tasty. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Good food but too noisy, almost unbearable. If you dont get a table close to the windows you won't see Central Park.."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My wife and I try to make it to lunch at Bergdorf every Sunday we spend in NYC. The atmosphere is great, the service is great, and the food is very good. All in all a very pleasant lunch experience. We will for sure recommend this to everyone else who wants a different Sunday lunch experience."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "the lobster salad is always great for a quick businness lunch. service is a good standard."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Always a treat. Well chosen wines by the glass, delicious basket of breads...Gotham salad is classic,this time went with chicken paillard topped with arugula ..outstanding..Victor at the desk is so welcoming."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Yes, the view is lovely and the setting and service are wonderful, but the food is beyond ridiculously over-priced. we both got the Asian Beef Salad, so that is the only thing I can review. For $34 you should get more than a big bowl of marinated cabbage with a few other vegetable shreds and a few (5?) strips of filet mignon. Luckily, the company was great."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Service was great, drinks were delicious and food was so good! Only downfall was the loud screechy women sitting next to us. They were so awful and loud. Thankfully the server was apologetic and was sympathetic. Looking forward to trying BG for a 2nd time!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service and a spectacular view. I enjoyed my dining experience very much and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to have a pleasant dining experience, conveniently located at the foot of central park and the heart of 5th ave. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Took my mother for an early Mother's Day High Tea service. Setting is gorgeous. Waitress was unfriendly and ornery, and actually argued with me when I inquired whether the sparsely populated tea snack stand was meant for one or two people, as other tables of 2 seemed to have twice as much food on theirs; she finally looked at it and admitted they accidentally served us one for one person. Besides that, the quality of the tea sandwiches/pastries was extremely basic and fell far short of other high teas I have had at equally lovely venues. Still, I would recommend it because its beautiful and has great views; perhaps go for lunch, and skip the Tea. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Style and character.. the perfect place to go on a visit to NY. I requested a table with a view and got one overlooking Central Park and The Plaza. Great brunch menu, lovely old New York style and décor, waiters in white jackets providing excellent service with a smile and decadence reminiscent of the 20's. Lovely place to take some one special or a group in town for the weekend, love it!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised and impressed-- I live in the city and have been to tons of restaurants, but seldom in the middle of the tourist hot-spots. The view of the Park is breathtaking, and the decor is so chic. yet cozy- this place is like a well-kept secret. They don't rush you out either, which is nice given they are pretty busy on a Saturday afternoon. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "best high tea experience in nyc! they accomodate our special requests and service was excellent"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Incredible staff, super food, even high tea rocks here on the 7th floor at BG! Salads and appetizers are perfect to share for lunch....try the scallops! Or the lobster salad!!! Great wine list as well and super for high tea, if you have the luxurious time with a friend or your mom...."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We recently had a wonderful afternoon tea at BG as part of a "trip of a lifetime" to NYC for my mother who has waited her whole life to experience it. On making our reservation, I requested a window seat overlooking Central Park to enjoy the views and we were delighted to be shown to a table which provided just that. The Food was plentiful, tasty and served by polite, attentive and professional staff who made the experience all the more enjoyable. A little bit noisy due to being busy and with the tables quite close together it probably wouldn't suit romantic couples, but we loved being able to eavesdrop a little bit on some glamorous NYC "Ladies who lunch". Would recommend to anyone who enjoys elegant surroundings and classic ambience. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Delicious lunch, but slow service and noisy "young" neighbors made for not the best total package. Ever think of staying open for dinner?? Fred's is still filling the house. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Lovely spot for lunch especially during shopping. Great food but down side tables are far too close together."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "V New York. Glamorous, art deco interiors. Good for people watching with delicious food. Perfect for a light salad and glass of wine at lunchtime. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "A friend and I decided to spend the day in NYC and we chose to try BG for our lunch spot in the middle of our day. Requested a view of Central Park, but in this restaurant everything looks out to Central Park, however, they graciously had a table on the window for us. The staff were busy but courteous and professional, the restaurant was busy the service was friendly and prompt. Our waiter made no mistakes. My only issue was they brought our entree before I had barely started my first course. I asked that they bring it back when I was ready for it and they left my friends entree with her and took mine back. Most restaurants clear first course from all diners before bringing out the next."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My friend and I recently met for lunch at the beautifully designed BG Restaurant at Bergdorf Goodmans. The restaurant was buzzing and every table was full by 12:30pm. I had a salad with shrimp which I enjoyed and my friend had a salad with chicken which she did not care for. For dessert she had a selection of sorbet and I had a panna cotta with rhubarb and strawberry compote and it was delicious although mine didn't have any rhubarb! Overall we enjoyed our lunch. The ambiance was great and the restaurant is elegant, the food was okay. I will go there again. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
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