The Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel
10 Central Park South/59th Street
New York, NY 10019Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
The Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.oakroomny.com/
- Phone: 2127587777
- Hours of Operation:
The Oak Bar is open from 12pm-12am Monday-Friday,8pm- 10:30pm Saturday, 11am- 12am Sunday (Brunch on Sunday from 11am-2:30pm).
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: We have private dining facilities. Please contact us for further information.
- Private Party Contact: Events Department 2127587777
- Entertainment: Please call us to find out about the latest Live Music and Entertainment offered in The Oak Bar or The Oak Room.
- Cross Street: 5th Avenue
- Public Transit: 4, 5, 6 trains to 59th Street & Lexington. N, R, W trains to 59th & 5th Avenue. A, B, C, D, 1, 2 & 3 trains to 59th Street/Columbus Circle, and Q Train to 57th Street & 7th Avenue, walk over to 59th Street & 5th Avenue.
- Parking: Valet
- Parking Details: The Plaza Hotel offers Valet parking at the main entrance on 5th Avenue.
A word from The Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel
Originally known as “The Men’s Bar,” the Legendary Oak Room has been restored to its original grandeur. A German Renaissance tour de force, the oak-paneled room looks the same today as it did when The Plaza opened in 1907. Re-opened in Fall 2008, The Oak Room once again provides the quintessential New York experience. Enjoy New American cuisine while dining in The Oak Room or The Oak Bar. Our more formal menu is served in The Oak Room, surrounded by original tile flooring and the famous Oak walls; a lighter, more casual menu is served in our Oak Bar, overlooking Central Park. Reservations are taken up to six weeks in advance.Continued
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The Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
- Great food but ambiance is lacking.BirthdayVIPDined on 7/24/2011Great food but our waiter was not the best. Also, the Oak Room says that it has a policy about appropriate dress. My family and I were properly dressed for a Sunday brunch but we saw people come in with shorts, sneakers, etc.; they looked like they were going to a ballgame. It definitely cheapened the place.
- Tasty but expensiveBirthdayVIPDined on 6/18/2011The food was excellent! We went for lunch on a Saturday and the meal started with a basket of breads (popovers, pretzel bread, etc.); very tasty. I had the steak and eggs; the eggs were perfect and the steak sublime. My husband had the lobster scrambled eggs and my daughter had the waffles. Both dishes were very good. The cocktails were pricey ($19) but good. My daughter's cranberry juice was $8. My biggest complaint was that I had 2 $100 certificates to use toward the meal. I informed them of this when I made the reservation and when we sat down and the certificates had no restrictions. I was told when we got the check that I could only use 1!! If I had known this, we would not have ordered the extra drinks. Very irritating.Special Features:
- Great place!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 6/5/2011Great food, great service. Amazing plating, delightful brunch selection!Special Features:
- That was the second time thatJeanFGDined on 5/29/2011That was the second time that my wife and I went to the Oak Room for Brunch. And as for the first time, the brunch buffet was not available. So, we resorted to ordering "a la carte". Everything was nice and tasty, although with a consistent addition of pepper. I won't complain as I do like peppers, but not my wife. Also, the french toast - which from my childhood were slices of brioches wet with eggs, milk, vanilla and sugar and toasted - were way too thick and too fat. We both had hearth burns for a few hours after the brunch. The environment is fine. Some pieces of furnitures are crying after a new layer of paint, but we're far from the crumbling aspects I've seen from times to times.Special Features:
- We went for brunch on EasterOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 4/24/2011We went for brunch on Easter - the service was bordering on arrogant, from the host to the waiters. We seemed to be a bother, even though when we arrived, there was only one other table occupied. The food was overpriced, and actually not good - french toast cubes I had came with nothing else (no fruit, etc), and my wife's lobster/scrambled eggs were inedible. Two people, $100 later, we didn't feel too good about the experience at all.
- Went here for a business lunch.OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 4/15/2011Went here for a business lunch. Waitress was excellent, attending to any ask we had immediately. Food was good, but the decor of the old world style Oak Bar was very nice..Special Features:
- The food was delicious, theOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 4/14/2011The food was delicious, the service was decent, the atmosphere was brilliant and classy, and the view was nice as well. The lunchtime menus didn't have very many choices or much variety, but I was still able to find something I liked. We were seated right near a window at a two person "hybrid" table (one chair, one seat part of a larger group bench); as previously stated, the view was great, but the seat on the bench offered zero back support (the same way a stool doesn't), and as such, was a tad uncomfortable. Also, the table was in very close proximity to the table of the couple who was seated next to us. Overall, a lovely dining experience. I would return again and recommend to friends who are looking for an upscale and unique place.Special Features:
- The food was very good, butOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 4/10/2011The food was very good, but highly overpriced for the ambiance and service offered. The restaurant opened 5min later and tables were not ready. Food (side bread) was not ready on arrival. Nice to see for one time, but I won't go there again.
- The GAME is on SUNDAYSOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 4/3/2011It is always a wonderful time, Food is fantastic and the room is spacious. We enjoy playing the GAME at the Plaza Hotels Oak Room on SUNDAYS.Special Features:
- WOW!!!! Like sitting and havingkqsheaDined on 3/11/2011WOW!!!! Like sitting and having lunch in a history book. What a great experience! Classy from start to finish - a great way to spend a birthday!Special Features:
- It's a beautiful landmark,OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 2/13/2011It's a beautiful landmark, but does not have the class service you expect for a place like to Oak Room. Food was mediocre, specially mine which was ice cold. Did not even think about sending it back and waiting another hour to get it back.Special Features:
- Went here for restaurant weekOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 2/6/2011Went here for restaurant week winter 2011 - great choice! Some restaurants give you noticeably cheaper choices for restaurant week, but the Oak Room really took the opportunity to show new customers what their are capable of. Although I cannot afford this place on a regular basis, next time the parents are in town and want to go some place "nice", I will suggest the Oak Room.Special Features:
- Disappointed, many better optionsRobertVIPDined on 2/4/2011The Oak Room proved to be significantly worse than a lot of local options. While the decor was beautiful, the food was average, and the service was horrendous. Our waiter may have said 3 words to us all night. When my wife was served grilled salmon, we were curious why it did not match the menu description "bagel-crusted salmon." My wife did not want to create a fuss, but she was curious whether it was served properly. She waited for our waiter to check up on our meal. Simply put, he never came. In fact, by the time he did visit, the dishes were already cleared and he was asking us if we wanted coffee. When told of the lack of a bagel-crust, the waiter told us there must have been a mistake and that was it... no apology, very disappointed
- What a lovely evening. WentOpenTable Diner Since 2003VIPDined on 2/4/2011What a lovely evening. Went for restaurant week. Appetizers, entrees and dessert were wonderful. Large choice. will definitly go back.
- Space is the best attribute here...OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 2/4/2011The atmosphere is what is really remarkable at the Oak Room. I was expecting a bit better food then what I had eaten however, I still enjoyed it and it would not deter me from going back. Service was absolutely outstanding and it was overall a great night. Bar is also fun to sit at as well before/after your meal however - single people beware, it is filled with couples!Special Features:
- Terrible service. Very inOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/3/2011Terrible service. Very in attentive but I guess they don't care during restuarant week... But the food was great. Chef did an amazing jobSpecial Features:
- Beautiful restaurant, goodOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/3/2011Beautiful restaurant, good food and professional service from the wait staff. The only thing that was annoying was the host who wouldn't allow me to make a quick phone call to my sister to check if she was on her way because her mobile was an international mobile. Pretty ridiculous. Otherwise a lovely evening.Special Features:
- THE EMPLOYEE COULDN'T HAVEOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 2/3/2011THE EMPLOYEE COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE FRIENDLY. WE WERE AN HOUR LATE DUE TO TRAFFIC . EVEN THOUGHT LUNCH WAS OVER, THEY WERE ABLE TO SEAT US IN THE BAR AREA. THE SERVICE AND FOOD WAS FABULOUS . THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY WERE SUPURB ALWAYS WAS ON MY FAVORITES LIST AND WILL CERTAINLY REMAIN THERE.Special Features:
- The Oak Room was historicallyOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 2/3/2011The Oak Room was historically beautiful. Carved wood moldings throughout..I would recommend a visit there to see how restaurants were built in that time with so much attention to detail and style.Special Features:
- unlike other restaurants,OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/3/2011unlike other restaurants, there was only a RW menu available - the RW menu was varied and interesting. Wait staff insisted on a dessert choice up front, could have been politer and more accomodating I felt. We dined in the Oak Bar with a view of Central Park. I would go back to dine in the beautiful Oak Room. I will probably take guests for a drink or a bite in the Oak Bar with its interesting decor and view of Central Park. The Oak Bar seemed less formal than the Palm Court. I saw a walk-in in jeans (not scruffy) graciously accomodated (most guests were dressed quite smartly).Special Features:
- The restaurant week menu wasOpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 2/2/2011The restaurant week menu was an excellent value and the restaurant was lovely. The only downside was a very loud live band in the bar which created too much noise in the dining room.Special Features:
- As I am a vegetarian, my foodOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/2/2011As I am a vegetarian, my food rating is based off of a vegetarian pasta dish I had. While the dish was quite good for what it was, it can be difficult for pasta to completely 'wow' you. That said, I had the key lime cheesecake for dessert and it was absolutely phenomenal. Our server was exceptionally kind and attentive (which is sometimes difficult to find in upscale restaurants) and the atmosphere was lovely for a business lunch or a celebratory dinner. The noise level was quite low during the lunch hour, but I imagine is higher when the restaurant is packed for dinner. I would definitely recommend The Oak Room!Special Features:
- Restaurant WeekAndieVIPDined on 2/1/2011Went for Restaurant Week and I ordered the salmon. I've never been asked how I wanted fish cooked so I was a little taken back. I said medium and what was delivered to me was very rare. I expect fish to be flakey. It had a great flavor but was not cooked to my preference.Special Features:
- Everything was lovely, trulynanabyteDined on 2/1/2011Everything was lovely, truly a pleasure. Only complaint was a gum chewing bus boy, dragging some plastic bins (garbage?) through the dining area.Special Features:
- The perfect place to go forOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/31/2011The perfect place to go for Restaurant Week, such good food for only $24.07.Special Features:
- My soup was cold, and it wasOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/31/2011My soup was cold, and it was lobster and corn, so I don't think it was suppose to be cold! The waiter look mean and scary, never really smiled. He kept spilling water all over the table as he filled our water glasses. Took forever to bring us bread, and then we were still eating our first course when they came with the second. I ask for my meat medium but it was more rare then med. The desserts were great!! It was fun to be in the plaza. I Think I'll try one more time to eat there hoping they were having an off day but with those prices they shouldn't Be!!
- This is not for tourists only!NSJM13VIPDined on 1/31/2011This is not for tourists only! As New Yorkers, we'd sort of avoided dining at the Plaza but decided to try the Restaurant Week prix fixe lunch. Probably not their usual menu, but excellent--especially the appetizers: we chose the tempura calamari and the lobster/ corn/ mushroom bisque.Special Features:
- The historic room and theOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/30/2011The historic room and the luxurious ambience made for a memorable eventing. The food was well prepared and presented in an appetizing manner. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an evening to remember.Special Features:
- Warm welcome, outstandingOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/30/2011Warm welcome, outstanding food with appropriate service, a great experience! Very romantic in a legendary place!Special Features:
- My husband and I dined hereOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 1/30/2011My husband and I dined here for dinner during restaurant week. The plaza is gorgeous and the oak room is also a beautiful room. Everything we ate was delicious. The bagel crusted salmon was amazing! so was the lobster bisque...i just wish there was more of it! $5 for a soda was a bit much, but that didnt bother me too much when all three courses were so great!Special Features:
- I was deceived by OpenTableOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 1/30/2011I was deceived by OpenTable about Restaurant Week here. I made a specific Restaurant Week reservation on the website, but sat down at the Oak Room to find that there was no Restaurant Week menu.Special Features:
- Surprisingly good food inOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/29/2011Surprisingly good food in light of earlier criticisms; the new chef did a nice job. Desserts were inventive and fun. No pushing or upselling of wine or water like some high-end restaurants in NYC where it can sometimes feel like buying a used car. Gorgeous dining room. Very unpretentious but elegant experience. I can't wait to go back.Special Features:
- Did not like the Branzini,.OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/29/2011Did not like the Branzini,. It tasted like smoked whitefish.Special Features:
- Very elegant. Very delicious.OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 1/28/2011Very elegant. Very delicious. All good. Only negative is ridiculously small portion on the key lime cheese cake. Everything else -- top quality ingredients, nice sized portions, good service, lovely ambiance.Special Features:
- Although orders were for standardOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/28/2011Although orders were for standard fare, both presentation and flavor exceeded the norm. Service was attentive but not hovering. Note that we prefer a late lunch and only visit at that time. Despite consistently full tables and relatively young diners, the absence of noise was notable. On our last two visits, we actually enjoyed unsolicited and very pleasant interaction with adjacent diners. In our experience, that only happens when everyone is content.Special Features:
- The hanger steak, which theOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 1/28/2011The hanger steak, which the waiter recommended, was awful. I could not chew it, and did not end up eating it. The appetizers and desserts were great. I recommend their key lime cheesecake. The atmosphere is classic, I mean it is the plaza hotel.Special Features:
- The food was o.k., but weOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/28/2011The food was o.k., but we waited to long for our order to come and after all it was cold and it was a lunch time, that why after 2 hours we had to leave without dessert.
- The Oak Room after a SnowstormOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/27/2011We went during restaurant week lunch and for that it was a bargain. We got to sit by a window looking out at snowy Central Park. There were three of us and so we got to try several different items on the menu and all were excellent. A great place if you are looking for special ambiance and still want to eat good food. Also an excellent place if you don't want loud noise and appreciate classy service.Special Features:
- Took a favorite client tohollisnanDined on 1/26/2011Took a favorite client to lunch on his birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The Restaurant Week menu was delicious, and the portions quite adequate. We enjoyed the ambiance, especially our view of Central Park as it got clobbered with snow. It impressed us enough to plan a larger-scale business lunch there. Can't wait to return!Special Features:
- We really enjoyed our diningOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/25/2011We really enjoyed our dining experience at the Oak Room and we would go back readily.Special Features: