Lady Mendls

4.9
669 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea
Lady Mendl's is an unconventionally chic tea salon housed within a Georgian brownstone in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan.An opulent five-course tea is served in an eclectic and whimsical parlor by a doting staff. Patrons sip tea from hand culled vintage Wedgwood teacups as they nibble dainty finger sandwiches and house baked scones. A $65 prix fixe tea served Wednesday through Sunday, as well as holidays. We do not offer vegan or gluten free menu options. Children under 12 are not permitted.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

12YO B-day

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good. Good food and nice atmosphere!!!!’

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StephenD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an unexpected afternoon surprise. I thought that I had booked just a cute tea house, however, it was a whole experience with a lovely atmosphere. Not crowded at all, thank heavens. I had a way better experience here than at Serendipity or other novelty shops that are like this in the city. Thank you for a good afternoon.

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MaryM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tea service!!! We loved every second of it. Delicious treats, attentive service and gorgeous ambiance. We’ll be back!!!

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vipExcellent
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, relaxing, beautiful ambiance. Food was spectacular.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve had afternoon tea at many tea rooms across the country and Lady Mendl’s is among the best. The food was especially good, with unique combinations of spices.

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Gina
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience. The building and decorations were so cute. The service was outstanding. The food was great. The macaroons and scones were the best I have ever had. Highly recommend!!!

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Donna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Lady Mendls in early March with two friends right before corona virus became the Pandemic it is today. It was a wonderful experience from the minute we walked in the door. The ambiance was wonderful and so peaceful with light music playing in the background. Our waitress Daniella could not have been more friendly or informative about the different teas served with each course. Each course was delicious (and not rushed). It was a quiet day at Lady Mendles so we were able to sit and relax for about 3 hours which made it even nicer. Honestly it was the perfect day and a good memory to look back on with everything that's going on in New York City today. God Bless everyone!

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JSD809
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I have been coming for years, never disappoints. Highly recommended.

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EbonyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit was 4 years ago, glad to see everything is still up to par. Food and customer service was excellent. We really enjoyed ourselves!

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vipTony
New York Area
278 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A very nice spot for Afternoon Tea. More like a lunch than a tea, this menu begins with soup, and then moves to finger sandwiches (five different versions), scones, chocolates, and lots of tea. It is not exactly what one might get in England. There one would not get soup or scones with sugar on top, so it is a bit Americanized, but none-the-less very nice and well worth a visit. Service is great. Some people dress up for tea here. It is a two hour feast. $65 per person plus tax and tip, minus any alcohol. There are some nice cocktails and champagne on the menu.

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WayneF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for the price. The varieties of tea were high quality. The food was well prepared with a balance of seasonal items and the expected traditional elements of a tea. Appreciated being offered the opportunity to have seconds of any of the sandwiches. Unusual for a tea in my experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High tea was fantastic! The staff was amazing! The varieties of tea were wonderful and they had delectable Devonshire clotted cream and lemon curd. Absolutely amazing! I highly recommend!

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vipcarolb
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very charming period decor, elegant service, tasty food, generous refills if desired, lovely setting for celebrating with friends.. an excellent choice..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Music discontinued after about 1+ hours. Tea cups NOT replaced, just rinsed out (my lipstick remained on edge of cup), petit fours seemed dried out.

Tea sandwiches wonderful! Choice of teas deliciously paired with courses.

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Pman
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful tea house. Delicious too! Great service.

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SumanP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this place! My go-to spot for regular high tea!

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JasonP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an absolutely fantastic time taking my wife here for her birthday over the weekend. Tanner was our waiter and he made the experience for us.

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vipcatherinem
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a beautiful experience!! loved everything!

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vipGiuditta
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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BethS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fall hazard on steps due to freezing temperatures & snow. Overall experience was good & we’ve returned many times. Certainly a different dining experience.

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vipMary
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming and delicious! The scones with lemon curd and clotted cream were divine. Loved the petit fours and chocolate covered strawberries. But, nothing beats the atmosphere! Wonderful afternoon!

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CynthiaF
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I and my friend thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea!! We arrived earlier then our requested time
and were very kindly sat early!! Our server, Tanner, was also outstanding!! Friendly and so filled with
knowledge! Our very question was kindly answered with respect and care!! Our afternoon was beautiful!! Thank you

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vipRhoS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met our expectations for a fabulous birthday tea. Lovely setting. Excellent service. Fabulous tea, sandwiches, and cakes. A surprise glass of bubbly for the birthday girl from our super great server. Only suggestion is they should polish the silver. Definitely would go again. Would be nice for a girls afternoon group.

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VirginiaW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lady Mendl's Tea Salon is a beautiful space in an elegant historic building ! The Afternoon tea is a gracious occasion with delicious foods presented! I throughly enjoyed my visit although I would have preferred to have a teapot on the table as it took a while for my cup to be refilled!

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Irene
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive servers and very delicious food. Nice and cozy ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Only had one waiter in the dining room. He did a great job but he was definitely spread thin and you could tell. Food was mediocre for the price.

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JodyGianni
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth it. Had a fabulous time with my family. Those scooooooones though! YUM!!!!

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christinehauer
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adore Lady Mendls, their high tea is such a divine experience, will definitely be back!

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DeeeDee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much, especially around Christmas time. The best little tea sandwiches and coconut tea ever!

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JosephH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lady Mendl’s. Tea there is an annual tradition with my wife and me. It’s charming, a beautiful room with attentive service and good food. If you like a traditional tea, I’d recommend it to you.

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vipCarolineE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for Sunday afternoon tea!

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Emem
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely tea time at Lady Mendles. Our server was very attentive, we enjoyed all our teas and the food was delicious, especially the scones and clotted cream. We'd love to go back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my adult daughters for a birthday celebration. Plan to skip lunch and dinner! So special!

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JaniceM
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tea at Lady Mendl's is an annual event during the Christmas Season. Always a wonderful time.

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HeleenR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our high tea here! The location is very quaint and cozy, you’re seated very comfortably and there aren’t too many other tables. The staff was attentive. The food was absolutely delicious and you could get a second round of sandwiches!
I would recommend making a reservation before 3:30PM, that way you can take your time to enjoy the whole menu

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ShirleyT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a great experience. Food was delicious, staff was super friendly and attentive. We’ll be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a lovely experience. Thank you!

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MargieE
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lady Mendls was recommended by a hotel employee where I was staying. And the tea did not disappoint. The building itself was so charming and the service was impeccable. I can't say enough about the food. I would definitely recommend Lady Mendls. There are many places in New York City to go for tea but this one is outstanding.

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MicheleB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I’ve been here. Just like the first time, it was an excellent experience. Food, service, ambiance were all outstanding. Can’t wait to go back again!

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Lady Mendls is rated 4.9 stars by 669 OpenTable diners.

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