Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York
Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York
  • Address:
    Waldorf Astoria New York
    301 Park Ave
    New York, NY 10022
    Neighborhood:
    Midtown East
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://peacockalleyrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2128721275x
  • 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
20 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.4
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (8)great for brunch (7)romantic (4)late-night find (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)fit for foodies (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Stylish hotel, moderate food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 552 reviews are from the Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York reviews archive.
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Always wanted to dine at the NYC Waldorf and we did. It was great with good food and service. Looking forward to visiting again in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mother's day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been going here for the last 5 years and while they finally figured out a better way to funnel the people through the buffet line, they made it difficult to pass since no one is going the same way (do they realize there are other people around them...a bit out of touch). When you pay about 150.00 for eggs and pastrys I guess that's the clientele you cater to. It is definitely something to experience once, but the tradition I was trying to start for my family, the desire is starting to wane to the fact that it is a burden to go there rather than a pleasureable experience. Also, the blonde at the host stand needs a personality...harsh and rude is the best way to describe her, but then again dealing with the clueless can be trying.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great afternoon, but ......
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It is definitively an experience to have a brunch at the Waldorf Astoria. If you really look into what you get for the price you pay, it is, however, quite disappointing. We are unlikely to return even though it was a great afternoon. It is just overpriced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Lovely Easter Brunch, nice selection- wonderful desserts. Overall a very nice Holiday.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have to do this once in your life
    Naples
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    You can choose from over 200 sections of beautiful fresh fair that is outstandingly displayed.This is something you should do a least once in your life . A great experience in a classic New York landmark.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food... but overcrowded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food was great. Unfortunately, the venue was overbooked and crowded for Easter... so nearly every food station had long lines. Also, the tables were too close together and they brought in rental chairs / tables... which were not very comfortable
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very elegant setting in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Very elegant setting in the Waldorf Astoria. Great for lunch or drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st nt in nyc
    Uglybetty
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Was dining alone, waited over 10 minutes to have my order taken. Felt stupid waiting, was placed at a table out the way and could barely be seen by staff. Food was nice.. experience left a lot to be desired. . Felt let down by this world class establishment.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy but fun. Convenient
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Noisy but fun. Convenient place to meet friends for drinks and small plates
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for biz lunch
    BusinessLuncherVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    But ask to be seated closer into the restaurant (away from the atrium)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For quick bite
    steakfoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    This place is typical hotel lobby restaurant with noise and foot traffic. Reason all food, but not worth the money. If you are in a hurry, may want to go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    nycbride
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    I have been to Peacock Alley several times and always had great service. Service was slow and the waiter was too busy talking at another table to notice us. Never had a problem like this even on the busiest of days. Now I know why they get bad reviews sometimes. Didn't get food this time only drinks.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waldorf Central
    JunkyVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Eat in Waldorf's main lobby, and receive food and service deserving of this iconic name. Centrally located, quiet and warm, it's a great place for lunch. The only downside: almost no cell phone signals get through.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Smert1022
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    This was my fifth experience at this restaurant and I was dissapointed for the first time with the quality of the food. Looks as though budget cuts were made and it is certainly reflected in the quality of the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Christmas dinner 2013
    Pauloz
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Oysters to die for, amazing smoked salmon, signature beef Wellington and dessert everywhere. Brilliant experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Xmas Day Buffet
    Tinahh
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Yes it's expensive, but the lobster & caviar made it worth it. The service was friendly and attentive, the hot food and seafood was delicious, the deserts were fine. It was a lovely setting for Christmas Day, indulgent but not pompous. I have eaten Sunday buffet here before and it's always good. You need to book in advance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Lionel
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We booked the Waldorf Astoria mainly because traditionally we prefer turkey for our Xmas lunch and Peacock Alley specified online that it was one of the meats served at the buffet. When we got to the carvery there was only lamb ( which my husband doesn't like ) baked ham( which I don't like ) and beef Wellington, not a particular favourite! Also apart from potatoes the only other vegetable was cauliflower cheese. It was all about desserts which we're not over keen on . Very disappointing as it was to be a highlight during our stay in New York from Australia! However we couldn't fault the service and the ambience, particularly the pianists. Kind Regards
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The food was beautifully presented and as delectable as it looked. The setting was just magic, flowing out into the lobby area with the sounds of the piano making it a perfect Christmas Day lunch, so perfect we booked this restaurant for our New Year's dinner too. Our waiter was very attentive. This is a Christmas I won't forget.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bumper Christmas Buffet
    Chetwin
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    A nice change from Christmas Down Under which is a barbeque lunch on the patio followed by a swim and beach cricket. Beautifully presented range of hot and cold food demanded numerous forays for small portions to ensure we could taste from across the extensive array of foods on offer.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food and great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    What a lovely way to spend Christmas! The food was very enjoyable with a large variety. The staff were friendly and efficient. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very expensive, poor service,
    Merlene
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Very expensive, poor service, no many food options.
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  • Classy hotel lobby bar/restaurant
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    The holiday ambience of the bustling city found its way into the Waldorf Astoria lobby scene. Fine food plus a late - night snickers menu with plenty of good drinks and a live jazz pianist/singer. It is a fine setting for the end of a long day exploring NYC but for a foodie looking for the best food with a view of the street life, you would find many better choices. You are fine to stay with the Peacock so long as your objective is within my opening focus...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The New York Hustle
    FurbyVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    The title suits Peacock Alley in both its energetic atmosphere and price. It is a busy Hotel restaurant for lunch and the servers and staff are always moving and noisy. In typical New York fashion clientele are always in a hurry and we were able to listen to several interesting business conversations while we were having lunch, including one complete with hardcopy Powerpoint presentation. Quality of food was OK but prices were typical New York. The $16 tomato soup was nothing memorable and the Autumn Peacock salads we had with shrimp and lobster were fresh and interesting but did not just their $30 and $32 price tags respectively. Waldorf cupcakes can be had at Costco for $7.99 for 18 rather the $16.00 for 4 at Peacock Alley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Although the food is good, portions are tiny for the price. Service is unbelievably slow for a midtown lunch spot. Probably best for tourists.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Even though we had a reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Even though we had a reservation knowing Friday night in Dec would be busy we were not seated after standing and having one cocktail at the bar area. We come here every year at Christmas knowing its hectic but the servers were especially chaotic. Not their usual gracious demeanor. We left and got to theatre area early and found mediocre bar w average appetizers for dinner. For NYC as a once a year celebration it was disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The waldorf is a wonderful
    CleveburgFan
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    The waldorf is a wonderful and magical place to stay for thanksgiving our room was wonderful......but 140.00 per person for a buffet dinner is crazy...and we had 5pm reservations and many things were gone....it was a bit chaotic and unorganized and sitting in a lobby was very strange :(
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our second year in a row and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Our second year in a row and it was a wonderful meal for our family (just like our first time last year). We will go again when we are back in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Treat
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We treated ourselves to Thanksgiving here...was a bit overboard ($145) but worth a splurge because we weren't going out of town. If you pay that much for brunch, you expect the food to be delicious (it was), free-flowing (uh, sorta...had two wait for several items several times) and the drinks unlimited. All in all, a great evening out, but a bit steep. The buffet and food was substantial, but the choices weren't endless, ya know?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • thanksgiving brunch
    chigirl21
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    The thanksgiving brunch was excellent with a wide variety of foods. The only issue I had was to move the desserts to a different spot due to the line and how it flowed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    My family and I were so disappointed with our thanksgiving dinning experience that I spoke to a manager to get contact information so could personally complain I will be doing that in great detail. Briefly my main complaints are having the food in the lobby with guests and luggage walking around you and through the line. The food was very average and twice I went up to get vegetables and there was none and it had not been replaced. I had researched the menu and the one item ( beef Wellington) that we were looking forward too, was not served.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic