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Arabelle at the Hotel Plaza Athenee

3.4
373 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
A refined dining room in the heart of New York’s Upper East Side, Arabelle at Hôtel Plaza Athénée provides gracious service and a sociable ambiance for breakfast, lunch or dinner. With a storied history as the Chateau Henry IV restaurant during its Alrae days, and again in the 1980s as Le Regence, the space today is equally captivating. Gazing around the room, guests are often awestruck by the beautiful sky ceiling, richly paneled walls, Murano chandeliers and hand-painted Chinoiserie accents. Reminiscent of an aristocratic residence with a longstanding staff, Arabelle’s meals are served on delicate bone China and accompanied by silver serving dishes, to the delight of all who appreciate modern American cuisine.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily in Arabelle: 6:30am - 11:00am
Sunday Brunch in Bar Seine: Noon - 2:30pm
Afternoon Tea Daily in Bar Seine: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Lounge Menu Served in Bar Seine: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 606-4647
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Private parties for up to 130.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Madison Avenue
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Parking details
$75 for sedan and $85 for SUV
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Public transit
N,Q,R train to 5th Av/ 59 St
N,Q,R train to Lexington Av/ 59 St
6 train to 68 St/ Hunter College
F train to Lexington Av/ 63 St
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Special events & promotions
Weddings, rehearsal dinners and private party facilities available. Special menu offered for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Mother's Day and Easter.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Elegant Arabelle Restaurant offers modern American cuisine with a French flair highlighting local, organic ingredients.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Arabelle at the Plaza Athenee Hotel will be hosting a full holiday buffet on Mother's Day. This holiday tradition will begin at 12 noon and continue until 6pm. Price per guest will be $139. Reserve early for preferred seating time as availability is limited.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 373 People Are Saying
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3.2
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3.4
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3.7
ambience
2.6
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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Never. Come. Here. For. Brunch. Probably the worst brunch experience I have had in 25 years in NYC. The place was empty and it took them 30 mins to take our order and another hour for the food to begin to arrive. My order (an omelette) only arrived after everyone else had finished and some food never arrived at all. Woefully understaffed in the kitchen and waitstaff departments and they never advised us of any issues, we just sat there and waited. They adjusted our bill but still paid too much for the worst meal I can remember having. It was so bad it was actually comedic. Kind of astonishing that a hotel like the Plaza Athenee would perpetuate that experience. We’ll never return.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Muy bueno el brunch de Pascuas, aunque caro. Debería haber incluido por lo menos una copa de champagne

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Had the Sunday Buffet and all the food was cold, left over eggs, when asked a server to please replaced eggs or if we could order off the buffet he was rude and un un accommodating. Tables around us were dirty and the service was beyond poor!!!
It was my first time there and was not invited to return .

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving buffers. Fish was not dry though. Service was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was very nice. We ordered a la carte instead of the buffet. Avocado Toast and an open croissant sandwich were perfect. Service was extremely slow. Waiter forgot us several times during the meal. They forgot the water we ordered and didn’t offer bread even though the jam was sitting on the table. Didn’t offer milk with the tea or coffee. Had to ask several times. Waited for the receipt for 15 minutes.

On top of all that bad service they “charged” us the gratuity automatically. Yes we knew it was added on but that doesn’t make sense if you don’t actually receive any service.

Seems to us that service-included leave little incentive for the waitstaff to meet expectations. Even though we only live a few blocks away we won’t be back.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Nice breakfast menu and food was delicious. Very attentive servers with attention to allergies. Complimentary muffins were very tasty. Dining room needs to be updated but elegant nonetheless.

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2.0Dined on April 23, 2017

This was supposed to be a classic NYC Sunday brunch for my parents visiting from out of town. Unfortunately the beautiful dining room that is in the pictures is closed for renovations and the menu was limited - didn't have the selections posted online. It was a very disappointing experience although 5 stars for the impeccable service which was excellent.

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1.0Dined on April 16, 2017

This was a terrible restaurant. My food came out burnt and I sent it back. When it came out again it was burnt again. Then we were charged for an item that we did not order. It was difficult to get service as well. It is a beautiful space but the food and service just don't make it worth going.

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2016

Invasion of fruit flies was the main problem, no one else in restaurant which is not usually a
Good sign.. restaurant is beautiful and music was jazz and fun

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2016

My wife and I love coming here. It was the perfect place for our anniversary dinner. We very much enjoy our visits here and leave regretting we don't come more often. Great service. Extremely friendly waitstaff. Very competent menu.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2016

Arabelle is a great place to have a good dinner and a good service.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2016

The food was outstanding and will be back to try other menu items. Attentive service and the atmosphere was delightful. Our server was very knowledgeable and was able to steer us to the the right menu choices. We had an amazing chocolate delight for dessert and went to the bar to enjoy some great music and company.

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1.0Dined on May 29, 2016

Soo disappointing. I had the continental breakfast and I expected from such a hotel to have quality. That was not the case. The pastries weren't fresh and the fruit salad wasn't either. I'd rather go to LPQ (Le Pain Quotiduen) which has excellent pastries, just like in Paris.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2016

Went for Sunday brunch. Not a large selection but OK.
Very cozy and well decorated dining room. Pleasant, peaceful. Fresh flowers etc.
The bread/pastries basket had only one croissant, one muffin and one scone for two people.
The appetizer of smoked salmon was of an excellent quality (server forgot the toasts!) the steak and eggs we ordered were very good. Only negative comment is the cost of the bottle of wines: nothing under $65 for run of the mill wines. Also quality of the coffee served could be improved; I take it black no sugar and you can really taste the good to the so-so coffees. Nicholas, the Manager who attended us was very nice and informative. The servers were very attentive too. Not sure we will be back due to the cost of wines.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2015

Very expensive Christmas Day buffet. Ok at best. Don't go here.

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3.0Dined on November 7, 2015

Let me begin by saying how surprised I was to find that my bottle of Pellegrino water that is normally $2 in 7-11 and $7 in a fine dining restaurant was $13. Not to mention that my wife's chamomile tea, one bag and hot water, was $10. This alone made me cringe enough to never return. But let's move past the overcharging, and get to the actual experience. The food, while tasty, was nothing special, in particular. When I saw that this restaurant was ranked a very highly on opentable, I was expecting something unique and special. Especially for the price. When I'm paying top dollar like this, I have expectations that were not met here. If this meal had been served to us at a standard lunch place, for standard lunch prices, I would've been overjoyed and probably would have become a return and repeat customer. But when I'm charged $31 for vegetables (mostly mushrooms) and a handful of gnocchi, I tend to consider it a bit of a rip off. The service was attentive, yet oddly brusque and a bit awkward. When my wife, who is pregnant, opted to only get soup and salad, the waiter loudly derided her with a "That's all?" The manager, who obviously cared and was well-meaning, came off as desperate to please, which is a vibe that doesn't make for a very comforting environment. Speaking of the environment, turn down your lights. This is meant to be an intimate, elegant dinner, not a diner. Finally, if you're going to keep your bread in a warmer, don't forget to fill the moisture compartment. The bread we received was harder than a rock.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2015

The food is wonderful however we were surprised at the unmentioned extra fee of $18 for lettuce and avocado that was added to my $24 crab cakes. My salad was almost more than my husband's steak! We were guests of the hotel and didn't feel like complaining, however it has left a bad taste with us. Will stay there again, I imagine, but most likely dine elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2015

Bar area is small and darkly romantic, dining room has a luxurious feel, with pale pink wall panels, wispy gold curtains and a gold-domed ceiling. You are presented with a cozy, comfortable, yet elegant setting. Not for those with modern tastes. The menu was limited yet every item we had was prepared with fresh seasonal fair , great presentation. Each item was a treat to eat. Service was very attentive and above average. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner a truly special experience.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2015

Just went there for a quiet business lunch, the service was the best I have had in the City!!! Love Love Steve...

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2015

The staff were professional, courteous, and friendly. Lovely ambiance. My daughters and I went for breakfast on Mother's Day and the food was excellent. Hats off to the chef. We will definitely go back for Sunday brunch. Thank you for a wonderful morning.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2015

Try its lobster. Very good. Better than lots of famous for lobster restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2015

Elegant old school beauty. Very good food not wonderful service. The brunch bread basket is to die for!!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2015

Our Easter Brunch was spectacular, thanks to the great staff and service. The food was fabulous. Everything was top quality and the staff continuously refreshed all of the offerings on the appetizer and dessert tables. We will certainly return!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2015

It's the Hotel Plaza Athenee... nothing else need be said... it speaks for itself. I entertained a very wealth African business associate here for lunch & he just loved the atmosphere & the food was more amazing that I remembered.
I just love how wonderful & quint this place is... it's timeless.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2015

Truly lovely. Like being in Paris. Spacious, elegant, and quiet. A real pleasure.

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2015

Arabelle is tired in every way. It could use a major re-do, beginning with the wait staff. Those guys hovered over us from the minute we sat down, pushing to take our order, then pouring wine every other minute in large quantities, and then hanging very near to our table chatting with each other, staring at us while we ate. One waiter in particular is more suited for work in a diner. For the price, we could have gone anywhere in the City and gotten superior service, ambience and food.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2015

Outstanding restaurant that we have frequented for many years. Check to see if main dining room is open. If not, there is a warm room off the bar. The preparation is always of top quality.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2015

The food was good; the bill ($100 per person, for a breakfast) was ridiculous !!!
Tha Plaza and the Carlyle offer a superb brunch, a better ambiance and service, a larger choice ... and compared to Arabelle prices they would look cheap.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2015

Sometimes not easy to find a quiet unhurried dining experience in Manhattan but this is the place. Food was excellent. Service was attentive, kind of formal but unpretentious. Decor was classy. If you like to be around energy and people when you dine, don't go here. It's quiet but a nice treat.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2014

I have been here a number of times and will continue to return. The food, service and ambiance are excellent. What makes it best for us is there is almost no one else there-its like going to your own private dining room.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2014

Great resturant and amazing service. Atmosphere was superior. Food was average for set Christmas menu too expensive. We hsd a good evening.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2014

Christmas at Arabelle was exactly what we expected...great menu with delicious dishes, an outstanding wait staff (especially Tony), and beautiful decor. The only criticism we had was that it would have been the right thing to include coffee with dessert on the prix fixe menu.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2014

Beautiful restaurant, reached through an appealing and cozy bar. The dining room is elegant but not stuffy-- though sadly it was not very busy, which it should be for the quality of service, the beauty of the room, and the deliciousness of the food. We shared the garganelli pasta with braised short ribs, which needed a little salt but was otherwise excellent and very satisfying. My companion had the duck with braised endive and leeks, which was delicious, and a side of wonderful black lentils, and I enjoyed the organic chicken.

We would definitely come here again, and hope more people discover this tucked-away gem!

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2014

Food prices a little high. Ridiculous high price - $9.50 - for coffee and ice tea each. Elegant quiet spot with great service. Great bar and lobby.

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2014

My wife and I had a comfortable evening and were quite pleased with the service and food. The wait staff were friendly and the ambiance is what you would want from small hotel dining, elegant without being over bearing. Have a before dinner drink at the bar to get into the mood.

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2014

I was surprised that this restaurant was not busier. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. It is a wonderful place to eat and be able to talk with your companions. I was very impressed. The chocolate cake is a perfect 10!

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2014

very good restaurant with excellent service-its a hidden gem-because its in a hotel it doesn't seem to get much business-so at lunch its almost like a private dining room

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1.0Dined on August 13, 2014

Be careful, Arabelle at the Hotel Plaza Athene baits you by advertising 1,000 point reservations and then switches it to 100. Also, they didn't want to accept my OpenTable check. I booked a 1,000 point lunch for two at Arabelle at the Hotel Plaza Athene. Even though I clicked the 1,000 point “label”, when I printed out the reservation it showed I’d only get 100 points. So I tried it again to test to see if I’d made a mistake. Once again it went from 1000 to 100 points. We dined at Arabelle at the Hotel Plaza Athene that day. We partially paid our bill with a $100.00 OpenTable check. When we were walking out a waiter came up to us saying they don’t take the check. I firmly disagreed. Had I been with a client not a best friend it would ha...

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2014

For such an elegant hotel, the food is unacceptable

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2014

Went here for restaurant week menu. Food was very good. Wait staff and kitchen were very accommodating to our daughters food allergies making our overall experience positive and fun. We want to return for high tea!!

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