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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
10:30 PM

Arabelle at the Hotel Plaza Athenee

3.9
371 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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What 371 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
4.3
ambience
3.4
value
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OpenTable Diner (Mexico City)
1.0  Dined 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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vipBrunch (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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viplhasadatchi (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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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vipSandraB (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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vipNYCLawyer (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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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viprobot (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2016

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

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JamesB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipMIAEMMA (Miami)
1.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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vipParker705 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

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

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vipFilmartist (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 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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vipjenny (Dallas)
4.0  Dined 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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vipLovetodine (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipamoreNY (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2015

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

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vipmews4598 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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vipBilly (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipCyndieC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipDavid (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 3, 2015

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

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vipDiner11 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 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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vipPhiW (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined 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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vipmikez1 (Charleston)
4.0  Dined 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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Netty (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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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karencope22 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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