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!!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was there to try afternoon
I was there to try afternoon tea. It was great and enjoyed view of central park... I'd go back soon.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Proposal in the Lobby Bar
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.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went here for a Sunday afternoon
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!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch with a view
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.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go for the view, not the food
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.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
the most incredible experience
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.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for race day
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!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM