Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York
Waldorf Astoria New York
301 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://peacockalleyrestaurant.com/
- Phone: 2128721275x
- Hours of Operation:
7:00am-10:00am (Monday-Friday) (a la carte)
2:30pm-10:45pm (Saturday Only)
2.:30pm-7:30pm (Sunday Only)
- 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.
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.Continued
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Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since June 27, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
great for brunch (27)special occasion (18)romantic (8)fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (6)good for groups (5)hot spot (4)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
- GOOD FOOD BUT POOR SERVICEOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/19/2014Unfortunately when 18% service charge is included, the waiters are not motivated to do their best. Service is very very poor.Special Features:
- Welcome BackTeddyDined on 10/19/2014Glad 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:
- jpartDined on 10/19/2014Pricey but a memorable experience for even a New Yorker!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The Ultimate BrunchMalkoDined on 10/12/2014Variety & 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Special occasional.OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/12/2014Food 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- psnyDined on 10/12/2014A 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fabulous Breakfast!OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 10/9/2014Eggs Bennie here were fabulous - and where they invented them, very cool! Although REALLY pricey it was a nice treat.
- Waldorf salad lives up to it's hypePLdamselDined on 10/5/2014In 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:
- Brunch excellent!TehaniDined on 9/30/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- outstanding brunchsarah914Dined on 9/21/2014absolutely loved my experience at the Waldorf, the food was wonderful, service friendly and attentive. loved the ambience, will definitely go again!Special Features:
- Fabulous!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/21/2014A 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:
- NY's Best BrunchOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/21/2014We 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:
- Not like it used to be...YumbotDined on 9/21/2014Disappointed 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:
- Stylish hotel, moderate foodKPKdinerDined on 9/16/2014I 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:
- Poor servicePDinerVIPDined on 9/16/2014I 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.
- Don't forget the cupcakesclassicfoodieDined on 9/12/2014My 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lovely late night lobbybmg50thweekendDined on 9/6/2014This 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:
- Overpriced with bad serviceTrainerTVIPDined on 8/26/2014The 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:
- Great Lunch and TourDeniseDined on 8/21/2014Had 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:
- Beautiful SettingAestheticTasteDined on 7/24/2014Food 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- skip this placejoe2VIPDined on 7/1/2014visited 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.
- The following 554 reviews are from the Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York reviews archive.
- Nice but poor service & bad raw barChuckVIPDined on 6/15/2014It 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:
- N/ALaddDined on 5/30/2014It's a classic. And it always reminds me of the movie, Weekend at the Waldorf, a favorite of mine.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SteveVIPDined on 5/14/2014Always 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:
- mother's day brunchOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 5/11/2014I 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 afternoon, but ......AndrewVIPDined on 5/11/2014It 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:
- Easter BrunchOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 4/20/2014Lovely Easter Brunch, nice selection- wonderful desserts. Overall a very nice Holiday.Special Features:
- Have to do this once in your lifeNaplesDined on 4/20/2014You 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 food... but overcrowdedOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 4/20/2014The 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 comfortableSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very elegant setting in theOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 4/5/2014Very elegant setting in the Waldorf Astoria. Great for lunch or drinks.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 1st nt in nycUglybettyDined on 3/21/2014Was 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.
- Noisy but fun. ConvenientOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 3/13/2014Noisy but fun. Convenient place to meet friends for drinks and small platesSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good for biz lunchBusinessLuncherVIPDined on 2/26/2014But ask to be seated closer into the restaurant (away from the atrium)Special Features:
- For quick bitesteakfoodieVIPDined on 2/4/2014This 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:
- disappointednycbrideDined on 2/3/2014I 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.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Waldorf CentralJunkyVIPDined on 1/30/2014Eat 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:
- DisappointedSmert1022Dined on 1/9/2014This 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.
- Christmas dinner 2013PaulozDined on 12/25/2013Oysters to die for, amazing smoked salmon, signature beef Wellington and dessert everywhere. Brilliant experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Xmas Day BuffetTinahhDined on 12/25/2013Yes 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- FoodLionelDined on 12/25/2013We 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 RegardsSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.