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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
  • "I'm afraid I was saddened to see so many changes on this visit to one of my past favorite spots. there wasn't one familiar face of all the lovely, attentive staff from before. It appears there has been a total regime change and it wasn't a good one. the wait staff were so slow and not friendly and not attentive. the food was okay, but not what it used to be. overall, it just made me sad to see there was no one from before and that the food was not worth the very high prices. my shrimp were slightly grilled on one side, totally steamed on the other. hope it reverts back sometime soon to the lovely, friendly place of before. one point, the gentleman on the reception desk was very welcoming, but when he left it was a very cold place."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "It was a fun treat. Don't know if I'll do it again for a while though. It wasn't fantastic, just fun."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "consistently terrific Always my go to Best view Always buzzing"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I always enjoy the food and the atmosphere here as well as the lovely service. A beautiful restaurant with excellent views of Central Park. It is the perfect place to have lunch while shopping."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The opportunity to dine and take in the view of Central Park was amazing. Recommend weekday lunch. Good food and service. A great non touristy location. Attentive and knowledgable staff."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This restaurant is fabulous! The good is great and the place is decorated very nicely! One of my favorite restaurants in New York City!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I decided to treat my friend to tea at Bergdorfs for her birthday. The restaurant itself is gorgeous. We requested a seat with a view, the view of central park was spectacular. The tables are a bit close, but it was not uncomfortable. Everything on our tea tray was delicious from the tea sandwiches to the macaroons. Since it was my friend's birthday, we received a complentry chocolate mousse/cake. The cake was not too sweet and it was really creamy. I would definitely go to Bergdorfs again!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Fantastic lunch with my wife!! This is a must lunch every time we are in NYC!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went there for lunch with a party of five people. The food is nicely done. The waiter is also nice at the beginning. However, when the food is brought to our table, they couldn't remember who orders which dish. I wish the waiter could have some control over this. Then it was coffee time after entrees and again, they could remember which kind of coffees or espresso are ordered by which person. Since we are a group of five, the tips are added to our bill automatically. So I was expecting the waiter at least remember the orders by person. I may not choose BG restaurant next time if I have important guests with me. This kind of situation was embarrassing since I was the one who picked the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "Working at Bergdorf Goodman simply just not make one Bergdorf. Which is why I didn't understand how my waitstaff can be so snobby. He barely helped when we asked which tea was more popular, then when we were ready to order, instead of coming to us, he decided to carry on a 10 minute conversation with another table even thought he saw us trying to wave him over. The only time he was attentive was when our check came, probably so we can leave him a good tip. The food was decent and of course the location was great, but it simply does not make up for the service"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Good choice of delicious food, attentive staff and luxurious surroundings."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "love it food relish nice atmosphere service terrific"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great views and amazing service. We only had tea service, which was tasty. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "the lobster salad is always great for a quick businness lunch. service is a good standard."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
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