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About Arabelle at the Hotel Plaza Athenee
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.
New York, NY 10065
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
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Private parties for up to 130.
$75 for sedan and $85 for SUV
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
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings, rehearsal dinners and private party facilities available. Special menu offered for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Mother's Day and Easter.
Elegant Arabelle Restaurant offers modern American cuisine with a French flair highlighting local, organic ingredients.
Arabelle at the Hotel Plaza Athenee Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
Very nice experience, except for a slight mishap. A waiter accidentally knocked over a glass of iced tea on one of our party. The response was immediate in changing chairs, mopping up, etc and then the manager came to apologize. She was wonderful and made us all feel well taken care of. Wonderful dessert was sent out, including a special birthday one for the celebrant.
I will absolutely return and recommend Arabelle to all.
I went to the Hotel Athenee the other night with four friends of mine for Restaurant Week. We sat in the Bar Seine for a while first and were treated like queens. The service was amazing and the drinks were lovely. We really liked their take on sangria. The restaurant was incredibly beautiful! I felt like we were in a hotel in Paris. Again the service was impeccable. Most of the food was very good. I found that the sea bass was very underseasoned but everything else was delicious. Mind blowing ambiance but not mind blowing food. Still I would go back for a special occasion or to try the brunch.
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