Lobby Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, New York
Lobby Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, New York

Lobby Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, New York

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/newyork/dining
  • Phone: 2128058800
  • Hours of Operation:
    LIGHT FARE AND BEVERAGE SERVICE:
    Sunday - Thursday, 9:00am - 1:00am
    Friday - Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00am

    AFTERNOON TEA:
    Monday – Sunday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: International
  • Executive Chef: Toni Robertson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: B'way & 9th Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Just beyond the entrance to the hotel on 60th St on the south side of the street.
A word from Lobby Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, New York
Located adjacent to the hotel lobby, The Lobby Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy light fare, afternoon tea, or late night desserts with dramatic views of Central Park and the city skyline.
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Lobby Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, New York reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (8)special occasion (6)romantic (5)fit for foodies (3)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)good for groups (1)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Relaxing lunch with a lovely view
    TheSwede
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    For a special occasion or to reward yourself with a little getaway from the crowds in NYC, this is just the place. The service is really good and the bento box with different dumplings together with sparkling wine was heaven after a week of walking around in the city. With the beautiful view of south Central Park and Columbus Circle at 35th floor and that Lobby Lounge at Mandarin Oriental (a high class hotel) offers a rare quiet and pleasant environment then of course the prices are a little higher. But not extremely high. It´s worth the price considering what you get! Otherwise stay in Times Square or grab something in a food chain on ground level. This is for people who enjoy and appreciate life! Reservation is recommended and dress nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special & memorable
    082014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Honey Lynn took wonderful care of us. Everything about Afternoon Tea was perfect--and delicious--and everyone was very kind (and patient, as we exclaimed over the magnificent views and took many photos) to us. Our visit will always be a wonderful memory of our 39th anniversary. Everyone there made a point of making our visit special - including serving a wonderful, unexpected anniversary dessert. We recommend the Lobby Lounge at the Mandarin to everyone, whether you're there for a special occasion like ours or not! (Thank you also for the thoughtful personal call to fit us in for a tea reservation during our NYC travel dates.)
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful afternoon tea
    VeggieFoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It began with exceptional service from the hostess and followed through with warm scones, light as air, savory sandwiches and decadent mini desserts. Very accommodating for vegetarians. I recommend the Rose of New York tea blend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem in NYC
    rednbenji
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We originally came across the Lobby Lounge when searching for places to have Afternoon Tea. Instead we opted for an earlier visit and ordered a few appetizers and some lunch. We were greeted promptly with a very warm welcome. Drinks were amazing and the appetizers were amazing. The food was very good. Servers and staff were attentive without being intrusive, the menu was good, the food was good, everything was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. We were in NYC for a week, and this was one of the highlights of our trip. The view over Central Park was breathtaking. We did get lost trying to find the Lounge but just called and the staff walked us through how to get there and was very sweet on the phone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Spectacular view, good food (not quite worth the high prices, but simple dishes very well done) beautifully luxuriant. However, the food took forty minutes to come out, and the check took almost an hour. This did not appear to be negligence on the part of the staff, rather that they appeared to be frenetically overworked. The view was amazing, but the dining experience was not worth it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 104 reviews are from the Lobby Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, New York reviews archive.
  • Lunch
    Bd8here
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The lunch at the mandarin was excellent as it was my wife's birthday and they did a special desert tray up for her it was a nice suprise
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    World class service! ! Went out of their way to make our day special. The Chocolate covered Strawberries they brought us were the best I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not enough
    Dinelover007VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Afternoon tea was ok, Crème Burlee not too bad, but the shrimp wonton soup was shocking horrible to me, from taste to presentation, totally bad, never seen a 5 star hotel have food quality like this? The Lobby lounge also quite noise too, will go back to Asiate as my safe haven again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Views
    NYDiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A lovely little resturant/bar where we had some really good cocktails and the food was so tasty and full of flavour. The staff were very helpful and friendly without being overbearing. The view tops off what is a great location. Looking over the south of central park was a great backdrop to a really nice meal
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful atmosphere
    britgirlVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I took a friend visiting for a nice breakfast at the Mandarin, we were sitted by the window (as requested) and had a brillant view of Columbus Circle and the entry to Central Park. The decor was excellent and I felt relaxed. We both ordered pancakes, which were very well done and the cream and Vermont maple syrup was delightful additions. The service was non-intrusive and I felt as though I could take my time. The staff were friendly and polite. I would wholeheartedly recommend this, especially if you want a value for money meal and view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's awesome for the view. The
    Hardy8150
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    It's awesome for the view. The menu items are delicious, you can't pick anything wrong technically, but the only sore spot is the service, I counted average of 20 tables, unsure about Captain - Front Waiter - Back Waiter System... It took forever to get your order taken, to finally get drinks you ordered, (drinks are awesome though / therefore worth the wait I guess?) Food arrived after 45minutes, again, we were in no rush, and it was really delicious. So; long story short, If you have time, and aren't starving, awesome place, the view over Columbus Circle and Central Park is amazing, but if you're in a rush it's not for you...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs to improve
    LiketoeatVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    We came here for afternoon tea. The scones were tasty, and the tea sandwiches were ok. We were very disappointed with the petit fours. The quantity they gave were enough for only one person when we ordered tea for 2. The service was also slow, and it was hard to find them when we needed them. The view of Central Park and Columbus Circle is well worth the visit, but they really need to improve the service and be more attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for race day
    Lovely
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Living in NYC can be hectic and ugly, but my friend and I come to the Mandarian for the NYC Marathon and for our birthdays, its a special place that reminds us why we love New York!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the most incredible experience
    Nicandben
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    The views from the Lobby Lounge are simply outstanding and the service was amazing. This is a place everyone should visit. It is simply amazing. Worth the price of cocktails for the beauty of the place and the wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    The Lobby Lounge has a beautiful view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. Unfortunately, that was the only good thing about our recent lunch there. The food, hummus appetizer, tuna tartare, garlic rice, and mandarin chicken salad were okay but not outstanding. The worst part of the lunch was the terrible service. The waitress was not attentive and we had to ask other employees to send her to our table more than once. The lounge was not crowded so I'm not sure where the waitress was all during our lunch. At the end, we had to go to the front desk and ask for our check. All in all, a very disappointing experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the view, not the food
    Brunchlover
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    Beautiful atmosphere. Worth it for the location. Very overpriced, mediocre Chinese food. Very small portions, but you wouldn't want to eat more. Had the lobster fried rice and expected it to be rather special, given the price. Hardly any lobster, lots of grease.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    Shooshopper
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Had booked a table here to celebrate my friends 40th birthday. From the moment we arrived the staff were amazing...they had reserved a table by the window....what a view over Central Park!.....amazing cocktail menu, and the food choice, and presentation was amazing, and delicious. Some lovely chocolate covered strawberries presented with a candle completed the birthday experience for us. Highly recomend.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with a view
    Traveler123
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We were there for a special anniversary. Our request for a table near the window was honored. After finishing our lunch we were surprised with a special dish: strawberries dipped in chocolate! they were delicious. The young lady serving our table was doing her job very well. All in all: highly recommend for a special occasion, or simply to treat oneself.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Many Thanks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    In NYC for an anniversary weekend and came for Tea on Sunday. The staff went out of their way to make it special starting with our arrival, we were greeted with an energetic "Happy Anniversary" and told that they had reserved a special table for two at the windows overlooking Central Park. The view and the service was amazing and the ginger scones delectable. When it was time for our tray of desserts we were treated to a plate of chocolate dipped strawberries with coconut, dark chocolate and nuts with a personalized message at the bottom of the plate written in chocolate and little chocolate hearts. What a lovely afternoon and a memorable part of our trip. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went here for a Sunday afternoon
    SJamJam
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    I went here for a Sunday afternoon tea. The service was attentive, view was spectacular, food was delicious- especially the ginger scones. The only big issue I had was the price, the cheapest glass of bubbly was $15 and most cocktails starting at $18 a drink. Just know, you will be dropping major coin for this adventure, but if money is no object then this place is a must go!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Proposal in the Lobby Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    I ate here last week and when I booked the table, I put a note on the account to say that if possible, could I have a window seat as I wanted to pop the question to my girlfriend. I wasn't sure wether the message had got through but needn't have worried as the message did get through, I got the window seat, and the staff were excellent. I'd recommend this place to anyone based on great views over central park, lovely ambience and fantastic staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was there to try afternoon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    I was there to try afternoon tea. It was great and enjoyed view of central park... I'd go back soon.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    We were very disappointed with the afternoon tea experience. Ambience is good and the views are to die for but the food was poor - although the sandwiches were well presented and tasty, four 'mouthfuls' were hardly generous. When we asked for more (which we have always found is encouraged and available as part of the overall cost in every other major hotel ) we were told they were $4 each! So declined. The 'cake' selection was the most disappointing. Most of what was on offer were actually biscuits and very little effort seems to have been put into them at all. Wouldn't recommend unfortunately
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Reunion!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Absolutely the best! I indicated in my booking that I'd like a great seat for 2 and we were friends who have not seen each other in over 7 yrs. We were seated at a table by the window (great view !!) and towards the end of our stay (5 hrs) they sent over some complimentary chocolate covered strawberries. Written on the plate in chocolate sauce was "Happy Reunion". I love that they paid attention to the note I put on my Open Table booking. Love them!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed by the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    I was disappointed by the afternoon tea. The service was horrible and the food was not up to par.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's was amazing everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    It's was amazing everything from the food to the view to the service I strongly recommend this place to everyone and make sure to bring your wallet but its well worth it I will go back again and again......
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was extremely excited about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    I was extremely excited about making a reservation for the Afternoon Tea Service. The hotel is beautiful and the magnificent scenery was amazing but as far as service I was greatly disappointed. I reserved a seat by the window. It was that simple. I was visiting from San Diego, CA and all I wanted to do was sit by the window for me and my boyfriend's anniversary. The hostess would not sit us there stating they were only for hotel guests. She sat us by the stairs as I stared at 3 OPEN TABLES BY THE WINDOW during our whole service. There were two tables open by the window the entire hour and half we were there. As far the food, it was okay. Working in the food industry for over 8 years I expect customer service to be the first priority.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My boyfriend and I celebrated
    BenLJNYC
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary with a beautiful view of Central Park South. The staff was very attentive and even prepared a special dessert! Thanks so much for the memorable time :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful experience! Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    A wonderful experience! Fabulous view of Manhattan, yummy food. The scones were incredibly flakey!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view of central park,
    AlyRVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great view of central park, food and service were not as good as the pricing on the menu. You are basically paying for the view!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waste of 80 dollars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    A disaster. No one said when making booking for afternoon tea, that the only available was a Chinese style afternoon tea. What we wanted was traditional English aft. Tea. I mentioned this to the waitress who said 'ok' yet after some wait, during which my wife's tea went cold, the Chinese afternoon tea arrived. I explained to staff that this was not what we wanted and after some wait a simple egg sandwich and cheese sandwich arrived followed by some dipped strawberries in chocolate. Tea went cold again during wait times. No cakes at all, apart from scones to start with (nice). The wrong tea was brought to start with, whole experience truly awful and not worth. 80 odd dollars. Staff ok. Rubbish.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I took my daughter for afternoon
    jabbawocky
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    I took my daughter for afternoon tea two days ago and we were given fabulous seats by the window. A special chinese new year menu was all that was offered to us. We were happy to have that. The traditional scones still came but first which was a little unusual as much of the chinese afternoon tea was savoury. Some of the chinese components were quite bland and my daughter did not enjoy the food at all. The setting however was delightful.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Spectacular view of the city, food is good, and service is excellent. Exactly what you would expect at the Mandarin Oriental!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Big "Wow" factor as you enter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Big "Wow" factor as you enter the 34th floor lobby - the view is fantastic! Definitely ask for a window seat. Afternoon tea was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While the view and ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    While the view and ambiance is amazing and the food yummy the service was so horrible I will never return unless forced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After being seated we went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    After being seated we went unnoticed for a few minutes too long. Also a vacuum was being pushed around our table. But, after those initial mistakes, things were very pleasant and the food very tasty. We enjoyed a long and leisurely lunch taking in the view.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Three of us had afternoon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Three of us had afternoon tea at the Lobby Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental. The price for afternoon tea at $38/person was very reasonable. The food and tea were good quality. But the real reason we booked there, was because of the view. Spectacular even though we were there on a snowy afternoon, so visibility was very low. The service however was very spotty. We were seated quite promptly, and orders for the teas taken immediately. Then we waited and waited, and waited for about 20 minutes before the food arrived. Disappointing considering this is a hotel chain that's known internationally for it's impeccable service. I suppose it is still New York afterall, so spotty service is to be expected.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view for tea, skimpy portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    A lovely table and view for high tea at Lobby Lounge. We did book ahead, but had to wait for 20 minutes, though we did get a wonderful table in the end. Food was very nicely made, but actually a little skimpy compared to other high teas in UK, and even here in New York (Gordon Ramsey at the London, e.g.). For a $38 per person tea, it kind of felt as though we were paying for the view instead of the high tea.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for drinks & appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Great place for drinks & appetizers with a wonderful view. Food, drinks & wait staff definitely 5 star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come for the view, not the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    I had the afternoon tea service at the Mandarin Oriental right before Christmas. Afternoon tea is usually a wonderful relaxing experience, but this was not the case here. The staff was inattentive and made us feel lik we were imposing on them. The food & tea were fine but nothing exceptional. The only reason to choose this place for tea is the great view, but there are many other places in the city that will make you more welcome.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet