BG - Bergdorf Goodman
BG - Bergdorf Goodman

BG - Bergdorf Goodman

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/restaurants
  • Phone: 2128728977x
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
BG - Bergdorf Goodman reviews from OpenTable diners
140 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (106)scenic view (77)great for brunch (58)special occasion (55)fit for foodies (46)neighborhood gem (27)romantic (22)hot spot (19)good for groups (16)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Idea for Out of Town Guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • just perfect
    Nila
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    went for a family in from out of town and it was "just perfect view" as she said.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful for any fashionista
    Prgirlcamille
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great Kelly Wearstler designed dining room and amazing meals. Beautiful park view and choice of champagnes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3aussiesinnyc
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Very elegant surroundings away from the hustle and noise of Manhattan. Beautiful food (goats cheese ravioli and baked salmon) fantastic view overlooking the park.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    LLNY
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    When ever we have visitors in town a trip to BG for lunch is always on the agenda. Our 3 nieces love to be 'ladies who lunch'. After a bit of shopping with my husband I can ease the pain of any purchases with a lovely glass of wine and some yummy snack. BG is definitely one of our go-to places...no thought required!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luxury dept store restaurant
    GmoneyVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great for lunch whether you're shopping or not. Great ambiance with a nice, elegant vibe and great views of Central Park.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great with some reservations
    Harp28VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    If you want an elegant atmosphere and a landmark view, as well as great cuisine, then BG is the place for you! Do not, however, expect great service, despite the deceiving hustle of waiters and maitres d'. Your tab will reflect the number of staff present but not their efficiency.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    Beccaladida
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Definitely worth the high tea! Only $38 per person and you truly feel stuffed after enjoying the sandwiches, scones, and pastries. The waitstaff are also incredibly friendly and the views of Central Park of so fun. Definitely a treat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Loved eating their our first day in New York. Great food and great view. $$$
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks to Alex
    Carolb
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Alex, our server was outstanding. She anticpiated our needs, checked in regularly and was just the perfect waitstaff. She could train all others. Lovely smile. Thanks to her, we will return again to BG Cafe. But could you please repair the sound system? Every customer practically had a heart attack when the squelching began. It was awful. The obvious disappointment was the portion size. My halibut was half what it used to be and my two guests chicken was much smaller. If the prices followed suit, that would make us happy. So regrettably this will not be a spot to go often, just very special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Afternoon Tea
    meme
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Afternoon Tea at BG was a lovely experience. It is set in a beautiful room and had a lovely table with a fab view of central park. The sandwiches and cakes were both delicious, he Tea was good and the pink champagne even better! Our lovely Waiter Teddy gave us excellent service and made us feel very special. Although we have visited NYC many times this was our first visit to BG, it will now be on our "must do' list each time we return!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GreekGodVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Bergdorf's has always had a nice lunch and we have been coming to eat the Bergdorf (now Gotham) salad for years. The organic chicken salad was simple and tasty, the beets/avocado were good and the scallops were delicious (if not heavy for lunch). Add in a couple of glasses of sparkling wine and you've got a $100+ bill for lunch. But worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tea
    TriplemomVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The view is incredible and the afternoon tea lovely. Service was slow but they did recognize it and apologize.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    saphireintoVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Visiting NYC for the weekend. This was the first of many great meals for us, but definitely one of the most memorable. Booked this on Open Table, did not request a special table, but we got one with a window view. The view of central park was gorgeous, we kept gazing outside. I ordered the Lobster salad (one of the most expensive on the menu), my friend had the Shrimp salad. Both were outstanding. The wines as well, were lovely. The service was friendly and elegant. The waiter even took both our phones and charged them for us. Could have stayed there all day. I was happy to see that for such a nice place, there was no attitude that came with it's elegance. I will definitely return the next time in NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shopping and food
    jmjrVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Shopping and food. Can it get any better! Great escape from a busy day.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • changes not good in this case
    Carolb
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this restaurant!
    kitkat24
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I took my daughter for lunch on her 18th birthday and we had the best time, best food and best service. I had requested (through Open Table) a table by the window and had a great view of Central Park. Our waiter was wonderful and overall, it was a perfect way to celebrate her 18th birthday!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reunion
    HardtopleaseVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My friend and I met up at this restaurant. I had read good reviews and so we tried it. Its too bad we were too early for high tea, which I will do in the future. The salads we ate were good and the portions were adequate. Are waiter was very nice and sometime comical. The view was great and we got to sit in those fancy chairs.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate