Todd English at The Plaza Food Hall
Todd English at The Plaza Food Hall
  • Address:
    One West 59th Street
    The Plaza Hotel, Concourse Level
    New York, NY 10019
    Neighborhood:
    Midtown West
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

Todd English at The Plaza Food Hall

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theplazany.com/dining/todd-english-food-hall//
  • Phone: 2129869260x
  • Hours of Operation:
    11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday through Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Stephen Crocker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: www.theplazany.com/dining/todd-english-food-hall//
  • Special Events: For Private events of over 20 people or more please contact
    Ali Kayhan, The Director of Sales and Events. We can accommodate events up to 1000 people and also offer off premise catering.

    Email: ali.kayhan@fairmont.com

    Office number: 212.546.5464

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Avenue
  • Public Transit: F train to 57th Street
    N, R & Q trains to 5th Avenue
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Todd English at The Plaza Food Hall
The Plaza launched a European-inspired specialty Food Hall created in collaboration with acclaimed chef and restaurateur Todd English. The Todd English Food Hall offers a diverse range of quality specialty foods and prepared dishes for take away or to enjoy in one of eight seating areas, including: Wine Bar, Cheese & Charcuterie Station, Sushi Bar, Burger Bar & Rotisserie, Asian Noodle and Dumpling Bar, Pasta Bar, Brick Oven Pizza, and a Fish and Seafood Grill. Private Dining is available for receptions for up to 300 people.
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Todd English at The Plaza Food Hall reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (30)fit for foodies (29)good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (15)kid-friendly (12)hot spot (9)special occasion (8)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (4)notable wine list (3)romantic (2)Show More
  • Something awesome for everyone
    VickiVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This is one of our family's favorite eating spots in NYC. We usually go for lunch but went for dinner and it was just as awesome. There is something for everyone! Our 11 year old loves it! This time we had the sushi (some of the best we ever had), pasta (perfect) and my favorite the Parmesan french fries! We have had other items in the past and as always it was great! The service is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not intimidating
    Songbird
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It has an upscale menu without the feeling of intimidation...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disaster Evening
    AvonHostVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We arrived at the restaurant to be advised that they were not going to honor our reservation, but they would let us have a table when next available. Thank you for letting us cut the line. That is not what a reservation is for. Once seated we waited a long time for a waitress to appear. She took our drink orders and then disappeared. 15 minutes later, no drinks yet, another person arrived to take our dinner order. We advised her that we had not yet received our cocktails. She said they were made (she did not advise us why , if they were ready, they were not delivered to us). Finally dinner arrived. The food was up to the restaurants usual standards, but the service was so poor it took the edge off of the evening. Disappointing
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • living from the past
    italiascottsdaleVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This place was once great, now just average. And time they change the menu. Not going back
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Always our first stop in NY....Try the burger and tuna two ways!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great variety on menu
    MississippiFan
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The plethora of choices caused us to order too much food....not the fault of the restaurant ! Best items were the fried oysters and the hamburger sliders. Lobster hush puppies were disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one of my fave spots!!!
    obsessedwithfood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    the food never disappoints......always delicious! Lots of hustle and bustle but the energy is great!! So much to see and explore when you are there!! Go !!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible experience
    GordonVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The four of us had a variety of different foods from the disparate stations. All of it, with one exception, was virtually inedible. Give it a miss.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Major deterioration in Quality
    SAY24
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This used to be a destination restaurant, with interesting, freshly prepared food, and we went there frequently. Last night, the menu was smaller and the food very disappointing. we ordered the sushi and Pizza we used to order with items no longer on the menu, and both were mediocre at best. The pizza was made with cheap commercial tomato sauce rather than the fresh sauce I remember, and tasted like fast food pizza. My companion complained that his sushi rolls were very disappointing as well. When I asked what happened, I was told the Plaza bought the restaurant from the original owner and is now managing it. Clearly other diners feel the same way as the place was unusually empty. Terribly disappointing - we will not go there again.
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  • Awesome Food!
    jml05003VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went to walk around and try Todd English at the Plaza during restaurant week and it was awesome. The food was so delicious - we had the lobster hush puppies, popcorn shrimp cobb taco, eggplant flatbread and the goat cheese stuffed ravioli. I can't wait to go back and try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great last minute find
    Alex
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Was fighting the crowds at the Apple store while my daughter was buying a phone and having it setup when we decided at the last minute to go for dinner and searched on Tripadvisor. The Food Plaza did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Judy555VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Plenty of varieties to choose. We had cuisine from the seafood section, halibut and salmon... quite nicely done. Enjoyable causal atmosphere with fine food. Dessert a little lacking, better choices from the concession outside the dining food hall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a fun experience...
    DcerngDinrVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The maitre de could not have been more accomodating honoring my seating request of table for two and he told me menus had just been changed and I might not find my favorites. Sadly my salmon burger was one of the casualties. I opted for the veggie burger...It was very bland and disappointing. Instead of a yummy multigrain roll--the portobello mushrooms sandwiched in the red pepper and squash. If you are on a diet this is the perfect option. My prawn cocktail was delcious and my husband raved about the duck and sushi. Our walnut apple pie was decadently delicious. There is a wide variety to choose from. I would just not highly recommend the veggie burger which needs some imaginative retooling.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Todd English disappoints
    hefro
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is a tourist trap not worthy of Manhattan-overly expensive,poor service and the food is passable at best. I would not recommend this place to anyone
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Service was slow but cordial very noisy but kind of adds to the ambiance but you need to be prepared for that noise. The food Asian Salad was not special just average the steamed duck buns were very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again.
    when2dine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    With a restaurant associated with Todd English I was fully expecting an excellent, what my party and I got was far from that. To start the restaurant must have issues with their central air. The ambience was killed by how hot and humid the restaurant was. Service was awful... Everyone in a party of four received their meals (appetizers included) at different times. When they messed the dessert order up though, they were kind enough to bring a new dessert, which after how awful everything else went, it was quite shocking. The food.... probably one of the worst meals I have ever had. The pasta "sauce" was more like pasta soup. To add to how awful it was it had zero flavor. Chicken was dry and pizza soggy.
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  • Quick and Fun Variety
    ParisPoodleVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The place is fine--great for a quick simple lunch. I wish the people manning the registers (or monitors or whatever they're intently punching all the time and never look up from) at the front would lose their attitude. Each time I've been there, they act so haughty--as if. Really? Too busy and important to smile at your customers? Also, the last time I was there, I was told the restaurant wasn't open and to stand waiting--even though I had arrived 2 minutes late for my reservation. That's okay--I'm patient--but not a single pleasant "sorry"? Why so curt lady? Are these people mean because nobody ever tips them?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A sinking ship
    DefuniakVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    TE expanded so rapidly or the initial staff he hired is no longer there because the food and the service have suffered horribly. Servers are slow, forgetful, not knowledgeable about the menu. The food used to be amazing but now it's quite bad; expensive, awful tourist-fare. The ingredients are no longer fresh and top of the line and it shows - however, the prices remain the same. I've given this place so many chances and it keeps getting worse so shame on me. Never again. Please note that this is for the restaurant portion of the Food Hall - I am not commenting on the individual food kiosks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful way to start a NYC trip
    GLA2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience for lunch. Delicious food with great variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Happy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I chose this restaurant is that I had a very large Fairmont gift card. This restaurant is located at the Plaza Hotel, a Fairmont operated hotel. I called the restaurant weeks in advance to ensure that i could use the gift card and was told that it was no problem. Upon receiving the check, i was told i could not use the card. I asked for a manager and then was told he was to busy to meet with me as it was Saturday night. I was furious. Notwithstanding, the ambiance was neat. The food was also good. The problem here is the organization. Since the server is obtaining food from different food stations, it is extremely chaotic and unorganized. Our food was misdelivered to the table next to us on 3 occasions. Overall - UNHAPPY!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 251 reviews are from the Todd English at The Plaza Food Hall reviews archive.
  • Very average
    Louisianagirl47
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    A friend recommended this to us. We had a great morning in Central Park and came here for lunch. We were a bit disappointed. Food was very average. We had to ask waitress for refills on drinks. Expected more from a restaurant in Plaza Hotel.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Gaby
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I have visited The Todd Engkish 5 times and the last two times the quality of the food and service have been disappointed. I asked for tacos and they were insipid, the fish was acceptable but not for the price. The service was slow, and the waiter didn't listen to me at all. I won't come back anymore.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tremendous
    RobbyVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Was bustling for lunch. Been here for dinner and also very, very good. A+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YummersVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I've been here before with my two- year old and have always had a wonderful time, unfortunately this wasn't one- two adults and a toddler were seated at a cocktail table for dinner. At any one time we could have only one platter in front of us and that made eating cumbersome, we ultimately resorted to combining the ordered items into one plate so as not to wait for the servers to come around a second time. Either the place was overbooked (which is odd since one side of the dining space was shut) and/or under-staffed but we were left feeling like we were waiting forever
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    PhilC
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Takes the food court concept at you local mall to a new level. Clever idea with outstanding food. I was able to get sushi and my wife had tacos at the same restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No cheese for you!
    QBEB
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    While I love TE because there is something for every appetite and palate on the menu...I have been increasingly disappointed that certain stations, particularly the cheese and charcuterie are not always available. On a busy Thursday night when it appeared that they were using every section of the dining room, the cheese station was not available. You would think that would be the easiest station to staff. We shared a few things including the filet salad, and all were yummy, but I was still disappointed because I went planning on getting the cheese plate.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1234
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My only recommendation is to that I will ask for a table with regular size chairs - other chairs are to high....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Loved it...food was great! Service wa wonderful...lady m dessert was amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent spot near Central Park
    Raymond
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Good food, good service and very relaxed. Its high quality, subterranean atmosphere gives it an escape-like feel. Fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!!!
    mamesbabesVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    What a wonderful experience from A to Z. The wonderful maitre d', the amazing food and the great service. Cannot wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy, uncomfortable and slow!
    SFfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Made a mistake coming here. Seating was on barstools; noise level ferocious. Service appallingly slow. Food was just so-so, and not worth the misery we had to endure to eat it. So much for eating at the Plaza! Ugh.
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  • A Secret at the Plaza !
    gourmetgoddess1VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Love this place. So many choices, so many decisions. The duck appetizers were to die for ! And, don't forget the Filet Mignon Sliders ! Fun ! Fun ! Fun !
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poochie1
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My Sister was here on vacation I thought it would be very exciting to take her there. I was very disappointed with the food and service. Very expensive for what we ordered definitely would not return.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    From the moment we sat down for our evening reservation, they were cleaning up the place and shutting down. It was a terrible customer experience, and they should stop taking reservations well before the clean up needs to begin. I have also been here for lunch and did not have this same experience which is why I think there may still be hope during that time. Food is delicious but if you feel like you are being rushed and cannot have a cappuccino with your dessert because they already cleaned the machine and shut down, you do not want to come back no matter how good the food tastes.
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  • Excellent Food!
    njsmfoodies
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Our Todd English Food Hall experience was terrific! The menu offers many choices for all and our waiter and server were great! Depending on what you order, items do come out at different times, but this made our dining experience more enjoyable! The various foods that we ordered were delicious and some of the items were perfect for sharing. We would definitely return here in the future!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible spot
    Hard2pleaseVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    After much research, we booked Todd English for our first Mel in NYC. I'm not sure by we even booked as we had the worse table in the house, by the sushi bar where the servers picked up the food. Service and food was lacking. Our server didn't see us for over 15 min and seemed uninterested in our questions. We had the linguine vongole, Parmesan fries and kale salad with plans to eat again elsewhere too. The pasta was underdone with l,ost no flavour. That was promptly returned. The salad over salty. The mos unforgivable part was the incredibly shoddy service we received from the hosts and servers. Will never go to a Todd English restaurant again.
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  • Great experienc but...
    LisaNY
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    ...watch the wine prices. Imagine my surprise when I was chargred $21 for one glass!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great no fuss place for dinner
    Austin143
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We went for dinner here as we had just gone to th food plaza tha opening for breakfast and it was great. We sat at the bar for dinner and both had burgers but there was a huge check of different foods. So would definitely go here if everyone wants something different to eat. Great service and different cocktails.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great group experience
    Linda
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Went with a group while in the City. Chosen for it's menu-something for everyone. Service was great and very responsive to requests. We would go again just to be able to sample more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service without a smile
    MunchmunchVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    What would have been a superb time was marred by the surely condescension of our waiter. He also neglected to add the Parmesan cheese to our meal, was slow to come by the table, and lacked the personal welcome and attitude we'd have expected of this delightful food hall. We shall return, hoping that we get a different wait staff person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.