Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York
Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York

Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://peacockalleyrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (212) 872-1275
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast
    7:00am-10:00am (Monday-Friday) (a la carte)

    Lunch
    11:30am-2:30pm (Monday-Friday)

    Small Plates
    3:30pm-10:45pm (Monday-Friday)
    2:30pm-10:45pm (Saturday Only)
    2.:30pm-7:30pm (Sunday Only)

    Bar
    11:30pm-1:00am (Monday-Friday)
    2:30pm-1:00am (Saturday)
    2:30pm-8:00pm (Sunday)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Schindler
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Rooms can accomodate up to 120 Guests.
  • Entertainment: Live Piano Music by the Cole Porter Piano: Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-7:30pm & 9:00 Midnight
  • Special Events: For all special events and promotions, please visit our website, or call 212-872-1275 for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 49th-50th Street
  • Public Transit: 6,E, Grand Central trains
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Motor Entrance for valet Parking is located on 50th Street between Park And Lexington Avenues. Street Parking with Meter.
A word from Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York
Peacock Alley’s a la carte lunch menu is “Where New York Does Business." By the early evening, the iconic Cole Porter piano begins to play, as guests sip inspired and artful cocktails with rare and house-infused spirits. The restaurant, bar and discreet lounge are located in the heart of the bustling main lobby of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The private dining rooms are ideal for small corporate lunches, private dinner events and celebrations, both small and large.
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Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (45)special occasion (35)fit for foodies (16)romantic (12)great for lunch (12)good for groups (10)kid-friendly (9)neighborhood gem (8)notable wine list (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • The Best Brunch I have had in New York by far.
    Chilibite
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I had a solo brunch at the Peacock Alley last Sunday and it was a real wonderful experience. The food was fantastic, with a wide variety....and was completely lost of choice. From the salads to cold section all the ways to the meats and desserts, I was pleasantly surprised by the deco and arrangements of the dishes that keep inviting you to add one more helping. I stuffed myself until I couldn't eat more and will most definitely be coming again to enjoy the brunch with family when we visit New York soon. A brunch that everyone that visits New York must try out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I went on Sunday with my wife and 3 kids. We were excited to finally visit the Waldof Astoria. We found the brunch to be a replica of a typical brunch found at a casino in Atlantic city. The dining room was very noisy and nothing special. I thought I would find a more finer dining experience. The price was outragious. The Waldof Astoria certainly lost its grandure.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Isabella
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We booked our brunch reservations to celebrate being with family and friends in New York for the first time. It was altogether lovely. The music in both rooms (piano and vocalist, and harpist) were perfect background music. The food was delicious, every bite, and beautifully presented too. Loved the on the spot Baked Alaska. It was expensive, but the value was there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not even one drink?
    Adlai
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The ambiance of the Waldorf-Astoria is not to be missed. The variety of offerings at the Sunday brunch is plentiful, and the chilled seafood in particular was very good. The potato salad with truffles was a treat. I was dismayed, however, that drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, were available only at an additional price. At least one drink should be included in the hefty price tag. If you've never tried classic dishes like Beef Wellington and Baked Alaska, you can have a version of them here, albeit not at all skillfully prepared. Desserts are nothing to rave about.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had higher Expectations
    FoodieJunkyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I really wanted to love my experience at Peacock Alley for brunch-- unfortunately it fell short. I made note that we were celebrating a birthday and would like a nice table. Well, they gave us the worst table in the entire restaurant. It was literally the last table in the very back of the room, next to the server station. We felt like we were in a diner. There was 4 of us and only 3 chairs at the table, the matre 'd said he would be right back with a chair. We were awkwardly standing there for about 3 mins waiting for our fourth chair. My last complaint is they ran out of the American sturgeon caviar and it was only 12:30pm! Very disappointing when guests are paying $130 a person. I expected much more after paying over $500 for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Bruch
    CraigVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    A bit pricey, but an amazing spread available for bruch. Good food and great service as expected from the Waldorf
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    Renoqueen
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I don't mind paying top dollar for good food. This was not good food. Save your money
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Breakfast at an Iconic location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The Waldorf Astoria has so much history and is so visually appealing. It is wonderful that the food they serve matches. The staff were highly attentive and made the meal memorable. Eating Eggs Benedict in the place where the dish was invented was one to cross off any bucket list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top brunch!
    Bimbogigi
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Siamo tornati per il Brunch, uno dei migliori da noi provati come qualità e varietà, oltre che per l'ottima location; ottimo pesce: salmone dalle affumicature ricercate, ostriche, jumbo Shrimp, caviale; poi qualcosa piu tradizionale: bacon, uova (preparate al momento di fronte a voi), formaggi e varie salad; per finire poi con frutta freschissima (fragole, mirtilli, ananas, lamponi) da ricoprire con la “cascata di cioccolato fuso” e una vasta selezione di dolci; inoltre (ma noi non li abbiamo provati) a disposizione alcuni piatti caldi a base di pasta e carne ed altre specialità. Il prezzo è molto elevato, ma la qualità giustifica la spesa specie in occasioni speciali. Una nota stonata, il servizio: molto approssimativo e lento.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special brunch
    weekendfor2
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We went for a birthday lunch. Very nice, definitely a special meal - can't come often though due to price. Food was good, some items were almost empty- whipped cream, caviar, before they were replaced. We were here several years ago and seems to me the service was a bit more attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Sunday Brunch
    Annika
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had a lovely Sunday Brunch at The Peacock Alley, a birthday treat for my husband. The choice of food, including lobster and oysters, and the ambiance was excellent. Our daughter especially enjoyed the pancakes and the great assortment of desserts and cookies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • come hungry!
    EleanorVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had an incredible brunch experience at Peacock Alley. They provide an incredible spread of very high quality food. We were able to truly enjoy the experience as we never felt that they were rushed to turn over the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JohnandKath
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    An enormous buffet with mostly good food but overpriced
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food!
    Yummy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food at this brunch was outstanding! A little bit on the expensive side (who can eat 98$ worth!?) but definitely worth the money. A great experience. The food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Breakfast
    Oct2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great place for a breakfast meeting. Meals were hot and delicious. Server was very nice and helpful but in no way pushy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Abysmal service at absurd prices
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Met a client here for breakfast the other day and will not make that mistake again. The waiter was there at all the wrong times (within a minute after we finally got our food to interrupt conversation) and missing when we needed him (waited 20 minutes to order, were missing two side dishes, could never get a coffee refill, when we needed to pay the bill). All 4 of us ordered eggs, one of which was the smallest, saltiest omelet ever tasted. The 3 other egg dishes were cooked perfectly but came with 4 halves of potato and an extra charge for 2 triangles of toast. Total bill was $190, with tax/tip. Worst value in town, and the outdated lobby with shabby furniture is a shadow of the glam setting it used to be.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GOOD FOOD BUT POOR SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Unfortunately when 18% service charge is included, the waiters are not motivated to do their best. Service is very very poor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcome Back
    Teddy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Glad to have this place back for special occasions. And it appears to be better than it was when they stopped serving Sunday Brunch a couple of years ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jpart
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Pricey but a memorable experience for even a New Yorker!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Ultimate Brunch
    Malko
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Variety & Quality & Quantity of Food unbeatable . However, had to chase the waiter to finally get the Wine List from a Maître d'hôtel . Odd!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasional.
    Steadman
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was great; its a bit pricy so I would reserve this for a special occasion. I like the fact the it's open to the public and not just guest.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • psny
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    A must for me when visiting New York. The food is outstanding and the decor of the hotel is beautiful. A great place to visit if you like a piece of history and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Breakfast!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Eggs Bennie here were fabulous - and where they invented them, very cool! Although REALLY pricey it was a nice treat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waldorf salad lives up to it's hype
    PLdamsel
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    In a recent trip to NY, I decided after having the Waldorf salad all over the US, that I'd like to try it at its namesake location - and it lived up to its hype! From taste to presentation, it exceeded expectations! Also, the service was excellent, went above and beyond to cater to our original party and guests that arrived later with a 9 yr old.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch Meeting
    Yolanda
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Food was delicious and the wine list was very notable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch excellent!
    Tehani
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The place is very nice. You can see ell dressed people as some tourist. The food is delicious! Everything are fresh! Is a place to enjoy your time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding brunch
    sarah914
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    absolutely loved my experience at the Waldorf, the food was wonderful, service friendly and attentive. loved the ambience, will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A wonderful treat for my family. First visit to NYC so wanted to plan a special brunch before we went to the play Beautiful. It did not disappoint. Thank you for continuing this tradition.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NY's Best Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We were pleased and excited to learn that Peacock Alley brunch was reinstated. We absolutely love everything about it. The atmosphere and service is very dignified and accommodating. The food is of the highest of quality, ranging from the wet bar of oysters, lobster/shrimp and little necks to the omelette station and the meat carving station. Certainly not to be overlooked is the assortment of desserts including the chocolate fondue tower. The complimentary champagne was a nice touch! Looking forward to returning in the near future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not like it used to be...
    Yumbot
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Disappointed to say the least...we sat for 5 minutes before interrupting two waiters standing behind us chatting so we could order coffee. Then we headed up to the brunch. The bacon was cold, the pastry stale, the hot foods (pasta) dried out. The eggs Benedict was a disaster. A pre-formed cold base "warmed up" on the pan...cool and tough. The ice cream baked Alaska had a frozen hockey puck inside. Nothing but the fruit looked fresh. Even the tiramisu was just a plastic cup of cream with chocolate shavings. At $100 a head it was NOT acceptable. Two years ago I took 25 people to brunch here to celebrate my birthday. It was wonderful. The food was amazing and everyone raved. This time?? What happened, Waldorf?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stylish hotel, moderate food
    KPKdiner
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I had read that this hotel had lost a bit of its grandeur but I could see no signs of it. The lobby and restaurant are wonderful and a perfect setting for lunch. The service is unobtrusively efficient as you would expect but our food was disappointing. The Waldorf salad was decorative but tasteless. My seared tuna was tender and moderatetly ok but sat on a bed of tasteless chickpeas with some non descript cucumber slices. so, if you want a dining experience this place is top notch but if you're hungry and/or are really into how the food tastes this place under-performs!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    PDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I requested for a quite table and ended up with a table against the wall for 2. Service was not good. even have to ask for a bread plate. spend $165 for 2 people for lunch. Obviously this was NOT worth the money. The food was not even good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't forget the cupcakes
    classicfoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I wanted to try Peacock Alley for lunch, and with our babysitter unavailable until late afternoon, our 15-month-old had to come along. I was a little hesitant to bring her, but I didn't have a choice. Not to worry, our hostess and servers were accommodating. Our reservation noted a well-behaved toddler, who of course, was only moderately well behaving this day. I savored the Waldorf salad. My hubby had the turkey club. Both were delicious in their own right, and just enough for lunch, but the red velvet cupcakes were more than the icing on the cake...they were the standout of the meal. The icing and the moist red velvet cake were succulent. The mini chocolate topper- complete with the Waldorf Astoria logo were simply divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely late night lobby
    bmg50thweekend
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant isn't exactly what we expected. It is in the main lobby of the Waldorf, and is more of a "lounge" than a full-service dinner restaurant. FABULOUS "Peacock" cocktail and of course, Waldorf salad. Excellent artisanal cheese platter. Service was sparse, and our waiter was probably at the end of his shift, not very attentive. Perfect to sit back, relax and enjoy a small meal and cocktails after a long day out sight-seeing.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced with bad service
    TrainerTVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The only good thing they have going for them is that they are located in the Waldorf Astoria hotel. They do have the famous red velvet cupcakes, but $14 for 4 mini cupcakes is very expensive. The waiter was very neglectful and I had to wait considerably for the check although I was done dining about 10 minutes prior. Once I got the check, I was rushed out of there very quickly, as they came by the table immediately after I signed my name to the receipt and I was only 2 steps away from the table when they were already clearing off my table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch and Tour
    Denise
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Had a great experience at the Waldorf=Astoria. We arrived 10:30AM to catch the Thursday tour. Our guide was delightful and did an excellent job narrating the interesting history of this Landmark hotel. The tour ended at the Peacock Alley where we enjoyed a world famous Waldorf Salad, Grilled Chicken entree and ended with a plate of cookies and coffee. Our waiter gave us a gift as we were leaving, a small jar of honey harvested form the Waldorf bee garden to take home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 557 reviews are from the Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York reviews archive.
  • Beautiful Setting
    AestheticTaste
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food left much to be desired. Truffle fries were served cold and over-salted--not worth the 12 or more dollars. Waldorf salad was tasty and beautifully presented. Specialty champagne cocktail honoring the Tour De France was delicious. Pricey, mediocre food, but you're paying for the atmosphere at one of New York's most stunning hotels.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • skip this place
    joe2VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    visited for lunch and its in the lobby of a busy and noisy hotel; meal ordered took 25 minutes to arrive and the place was not busy- waiter came over to take order and returned to offer us coffee and dessert, not realizing we never received our lunch. Expensive and the food was not tasty. Not worth going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but poor service & bad raw bar
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was a lovely experience, except that our server was not good and the raw seafood was not fresh. Our server was inattentive, rude and unhelpful. The shrimp were not properly de-veined, the oysters made me gag and all of the raw seafood smelled bad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • N/A
    Ladd
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    It's a classic. And it always reminds me of the movie, Weekend at the Waldorf, a favorite of mine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.