Todd English at The Plaza Food Hall
Todd English at The Plaza Food Hall

Todd English at The Plaza Food Hall

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theplazany.com/dining/todd-english-food-hall//
  • Phone: (212) 986-9260
  • 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
64 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)good for groups (28)great for lunch (21)neighborhood gem (16)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (11)special occasion (10)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)romantic (1)Show More
  • Goodlife2
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Love the Todd English restaurant, Olives, in Vegas. Was excited to go this location, but the food we ordered was just off. Grilled octopus was fishy, flatbread was just ok. Actually, the dumplings were delicious. We'll def give it another try before recommending to a friend.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scrodVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    fun place to eat...lots to see....the host was fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time was had by all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Visited the restaurant for a special occasion. The food was good, service excellent and a good time was had by all. ....fun atmosphere too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good But Overpriced
    PORTVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Food good, service outstanding.Ambience 'public'. Noise level 'difficult'. Prices outrageous, with appetizers priced at entrée level ($20 and up). Communal tables okay but noisy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This place used to have fantastic food. Unfortunately, after they revamped their menu…I have noticed that even some of their standard fare has gone downhill significantly. The pizzas were at one time amazing and now just okay….they reduced the variety of sliders and what they offer is nowhere near as appetizing as what they used to have. Very very , disappointed…..
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    unhappy
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Group of five women loved the food, atmosphere, wine list, service. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spacious, Quality food and Variety
    UptownPerk
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I needed a place to meet business colleagues and chose Todd English TPFH because it was close to their hotel. The openness of the room and variety of food, along with the quality exceeded my expectations. The service from George was professional and attentive. We were able to have a conversation without shouting, despite the largeness of the space and what seemed a full restaurant. The communal servings encourage sampling and sharing. What was yummy?! Peking Duck Buns and Asian Salad. Can't wait to go back to try more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice bustle....
    OpenTableBDFVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    If you are looking for a lot of open kitchen and different tastes with multiple selections then go here. We are lunch and tried two different salads, some sweet potato fries with aioli and the dumplings (shared of course) and were pleased with the food. Service was a bit slow but it was the peak lunch hour and we had a lot to look at with the open kitchens and lots of people-watching opportunities.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool Atmosphere
    VandEVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The menu is very interesting as it has 6 different types of food with a mini-menu for each, all printed onto one menu. It's good if you have a group of people who cant decide on what kind of food they want to eat. Someone can have Japanese, someone can have seafood, someone else can have Italian, etc. Everything we ate was good but nothing was really outstanding food wise. The atmosphere and service were better than the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    SAY24VIP
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 256 reviews are from the Todd English at The Plaza Food Hall reviews archive.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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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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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    PhilCVIP
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic