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Lady Mendls, New York, NY

Lady Mendls

4.9
4.9
1036 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Our $78 prix fixe tea service offered Wednesday through Sunday.

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.

***WE DO NOT OFFER VEGAN OR GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE NOT PERMITTED.***

Please note that our entrance is only accessible via a staircase of 10 steps. We do not have an elevator.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Dessert
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 533-4600 ext. 2
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    We do not offer catering services off premise. We not do have items from our tea menu available for pick up.
  • Private party facilities
    Located within The Inn at Irving Place, Lady Mendl's is housed in a Victorian style salon. Our private parties can accommodate up to 65 guests for a seated event and 75 guests for a cocktail party. In addition, our martini lounge, Cibar, is located on the ground floor and can also be used for private events or combined with the Lady Mendl's Salon. We are a beautiful location for destination weddings, bridal or baby showers, cocktail parties, and corporate events. Please complete an inquiry on our website for specific pricing.
  • Private party contact
    Kristine: (212) 533-4466
  • Neighborhood
    Union Square
  • Cross street
    Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place
  • Parking details
    http://nyc.bestparking.com/custom/index.php?addr=56%20Irving%20Place
  • Public transit
    Union Square Station. Upon exiting the station, walk to 17th street and make a right. We are one block to the East of Park Avenue South at 17th and Irving Place. Only a small plaque stating "Lady Mendl's" marks the entrance to our brownstone.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 1,036 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Manhattan

    Best Ambiance

1,036 Reviews
  1. BetsyJ

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely way to spend the afternoon on a cold winter day.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a Valentine’s Day price fixed and tea tasting. Magnifique. The tea pairings were spot on with the courses during our meal.

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  3. EllenL

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every detail was perfection. Highly recommend the tea pairing with each course. An amazing afternoon tea experience overall.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you, Ellen! So glad you enjoyed.

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  4. EatTheRich

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful tea salon with excellent service; fragrant, delicious teas; and gorgeous decor. Such a romantic, lovely spot. Perfect for an afternoon tea with mom, with girlfriends, for a bachelorette, or a wedding proposal (which all were happening while I was there! The wedding proposal happened right in front of us! SO LOVELY!) Would definitely recommend and happily return!
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Magic can happen at tea time!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable , food was good & the staff was pleasant & attentive
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you!

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  6. SaraA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great V-Day date with the hubby! Food was delish!
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    We are so glad you and your husband enjoyed!

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  7. KenZ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience in a peaceful setting with excellent food and service.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    So glad you enjoyed! It was a pleasure to have you.

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  8. DianaB

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely way to spend time with special friends and family. The decor in this brownstone takes you back in time. The staff were warm and attentive. The soup was delicious and everything was high quality. The chocolate tea was a favorite. We bought some to take home. The scones were very good and the home made jam and lemon curd delicious. I could have done without the final course, a crepe cake that was filled with whip cream. I’d prefer a real cake, but that’s just my opinion. Overall, I highly recommend this beautiful place.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you so much Diana! The Wonderland Rooibos tea is one of our favorites as well!

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  9. Kathi

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful way to spend an afternoon with friends.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    So glad you enjoyed!

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  10. violam

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere; definitely a must DO if and when in New York City!!!
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you for the kind words!

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  11. SaraR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was able to book a last minute reservation for a friend's birthday. We did the tea tasting with their pre-fixed menu and it was a wonderful experience! Will definitely be back!
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    So glad you enjoyed your experience!

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  12. Olivia

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The space is beautiful, the staff is warm and helpful & the food and tea were delicious! Great place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Exactly what we are aiming for. Thank you Olivia!

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  13. Eleo

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVE that Tea Salon for many reasons but one major reason is the QUIET!!!! We go out to eat for CHATTING together as much as for the cuisine and decor. To have a place without noise is the rarest thing nowadays. Hail to Lady Mandle for prioritizing conversations and relaxation rather than stressful fake energy noise!!! We also love the food, every item of the decor and most the service , totally graceful and outstanding!!!!
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    So glad you enjoyed! Thank you so much for the kind words.

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  14. gazump

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lady Mendl's is a place that takes you back in a time of a romantic atmosphere of laces and bouquets of roses. The service is exquisite from the welcome at the entrance to the generous pouring of the selected tea. The food choice is overall good, the soup flavorful and the scones warmed up to receive the accompanying jam. Crepe cake from Lady M or similar and the final selection of petit four satisfying. The selection of the tea sandwiches is varied, although the bread part could be moister and some of the fillings tastier and less flimsy.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Think tea time at your rich eclectic sassy British Aunt’s brownstone in the middle of Manhattan. A little posh, a little whimsy, very indulgent, refreshing, and relaxing.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    That's what we aim for! ;)

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  16. BettyF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful escape away from the busy city. We very much enjoyed our tea, and thought the service was excellent. One objection was that it got pretty warm, but that was taken care of by opening the windows. The other one was that the music sometimes didn't match the ambiance and got a little loud.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you for the feedback, Betty! We are glad you enjoyed.

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  17. RachelW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So awesome! I booked this as a surprise for my mom's birthday. We had never been to afternoon tea before, but she is from Ireland so we're very familiar with scones and tea. We loved this experience! All the staff were super sweet. I tried the creamy toasted coconut oolong tea and it was delicious! Super creamy taste without any milk added and reminded me of a coconut macaroon! My mom and I also had the English breakfast, and it was delicious. We drink English breakfast often with milk, but this was amazing without it! In terms of the food, we loved the potato leek soup and the scones the most! The tiramisu crepe cake was also very delicious.

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  18. GiselleS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. We were truly satisfied with the attentive service which was not rushed but filtered smoothly from one course to another. The food was delectable and beautifully presented.

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  19. AlexisR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I LOVED Lady Mendls. I got the tea pairing with the prix fixe menu, which I really enjoyed I got to try a lot of tea's that I otherwise wouldn't have ordered but I really enjoyed. Service and experience were great! I want to come back with my mom and/or sisters next time.

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  20. AdrianaP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    they were ask very very nice and everything was so good!!

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  21. lindaq

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect place for a special occasion. A real oasis of chic civility.

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  22. Rayn

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lady Mendl's is always a favorite place to go for some quite gossip and to spend the day away. The Foods always amazing and is filling. The cocktails are amazing and I would recommend the hot Cider spiked. The sandwich are my favorite out of all the other tea places in NYC. Been here 4 times now, and will keep coming back.

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  23. pennym

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a quaint and cozy place- complete with a few snowflakes on cold afternoon on Irving Place! The service was exceptional! They really doted on us, even as the restaurant filled up! I loved the tea pairings so you could try different things and not necessarily commit to one type. Everything was delish- the desserts were good, but the finger sandwiches were fabulous with some interesting flavor combos. It’s pricey, but the atmosphere and service are worth it!

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  24. EmilyM

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time here. Being British and being in New York for just under two weeks we were ready for a spot of afternoon tea and it didn’t disappoint. From the lovely warm welcome and delicious sandwiches and treats - we were in heaven. The building itself is beautiful and you feel like you’ve been invited to tea in a stately home. Thank you!

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  25. ClaudiaB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was altogether very good. Best scones I ever had and the crepe cake was amazing. For me all the sandwiches were a bit too sweet, but my friends enjoyed them a lot. Open table messed up our reservation, made and confirmed for 5pm. The day before I got a message from lady mendel’s saying last reservation had to be at 4pm. We accepted and they very graciously offered us a free glass of Prosecco each.

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  26. ZacharyS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So, this is where Alice ended up after she went down the rabbit hole.

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  27. MeiP

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere is good, the food just not worth what you pay.

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  28. ToniA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lady Mendl's is a lovely place with beautiful aesthetic. The food served for high tea was good, though not great. The finger sandwiches being the weakest component in that the flavors were a bit bland. The scones were excellent. The oddest aspect of the experience was that the tea was weak- as in not well steeped. I found the quality of the tea very disappointing.

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  29. LuvEatingOut

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved Lady Mendls. The layout is lovely. The attentive servers were wonderful. The food paired with the various teas were delicious. We were so happy we did the tea pairing…each selection was perfect with the food. The Sandwiches, Scones, Desserts all delish. Great time with my Daughter…This was our favorite place for Tea to date! Go!!!!!

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  30. MegP

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect holiday or any time treat. Classic—and fresh—tea sandwiches, perfect scones and delightful atmosphere.

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  31. DMCN

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We heard about Lady Mendls from a friend and it was everything promised! As soon as we walked in the door, the city just melted away. My daughters and I enjoyed our tea in a peaceful corner of the beautifully decorated dining room. We felt relaxed and not rushed in the least. The food is great as was the service. Highly recommend for a special occasion- ours was a belated birthday.

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  32. NicoleA

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was wonderful! Attentive and kind. Food was good. Sandwiches good. Desserts were mediocre. Scones were fantastic.
    Lady MendlsResponded on December 26, 2023
    Thank you for the kind words about our tea team!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lady Mendyl’s is a lovely place for a special treat! I have never been disappointed!!

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  34. Blanche

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience-it was magical! I can't wait to come back SOON!
    Lady MendlsResponded on December 26, 2023
    Thank you Blanche! We look forward to seeing you again!

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  35. Riverside100

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very special place. The best high tea I’ve had in New York, and I’ve had many!
    Lady MendlsResponded on December 26, 2023
    Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed.

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  36. AlexisH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Super expensive for not a great experience (afternoon tea). The food tasted like it had been sitting in a refrigerator for a day. The pictures online make it look like you get a huge platter of macaroons and other small deserts for the final course but you literally get 6 small pieces to split between 2 people.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and a very special experience!!!

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  38. Noname

    New York City

    221 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the epitome of high tea. Great selection of finger sandwiches, scones, desserts, cocktails and, of course, tea served expertly in a charming setting reminiscent of a bygone era.
    Lady MendlsResponded on December 21, 2023
    Thank you for this lovely review!

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  39. CristinZ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Beautiful location welcomed from the minute my daughter and I walked into the Victorian brownstone. The decor was fabulous and the 5 course tea was delicious! The tea was piping hot and all the courses freshly prepared m. We did not feel rushed and would definitely recommend this charming spot for tea on your next visit to NYC. The service was top notch!
    Lady MendlsResponded on December 21, 2023
    So glad you enjoyed your experience here! It was a pleasure having you.

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  40. YokoK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    全てが完璧なご褒美体験でした。 出てくるお料理、スイーツに合わせたお茶をそのタイミングに合わせてそれぞれ変えてもらうことができるのはよいなぁ。と、思います。

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Lady Mendls is rated 4.9 stars by 1036 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Lady Mendls

56 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place
  • Neighborhood
    Union Square
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Dessert
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    http://nyc.bestparking.com/custom/index.php?addr=56%20Irving%20Place
  • Public transit
    Union Square Station. Upon exiting the station, walk to 17th street and make a right. We are one block to the East of Park Avenue South at 17th and Irving Place. Only a small plaque stating "Lady Mendl's" marks the entrance to our brownstone.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 533-4600 ext. 2
  • Catering
    We do not offer catering services off premise. We not do have items from our tea menu available for pick up.
  • Private party facilities
    Located within The Inn at Irving Place, Lady Mendl's is housed in a Victorian style salon. Our private parties can accommodate up to 65 guests for a seated event and 75 guests for a cocktail party. In addition, our martini lounge, Cibar, is located on the ground floor and can also be used for private events or combined with the Lady Mendl's Salon. We are a beautiful location for destination weddings, bridal or baby showers, cocktail parties, and corporate events. Please complete an inquiry on our website for specific pricing.
  • Private party contact
    Kristine: (212) 533-4466
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