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Lady Mendls, New York, NY

Lady Mendls

4.8
4.8
1064 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Our $89 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

8:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Dessert
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Sat, 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 1,064 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Best Ambiance

1,064 Reviews
  1. AnnaM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great afternoon enjoying the tea and the ambiance of the Lady Mendls house.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely ambiance and great service. I just wish the menu had more variety since there were mostly vegan and vegetarian options.

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  3. CarlaF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s beautiful inside and the customer service is exceptional. If you want to impress a friend or family visiting take them here!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My mum and I had such an amazing time! We will definitely be back!

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  5. NancyE

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lady Mendl’s is amazing! I went with my son for a Mother’s Day tea and it was delightful. I will go back!

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  6. Amanda

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice high tea. We really liked how we were able to have many different teas to try.

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  7. LaraR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my mum and sister in from out of town and it was their favourite part of the visit! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience, the team is lovely.

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  8. GentleReader

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous place for high tea…everything was perfection…highly recommend this if you really want a treat….the tea pairing was a very nice touch! I’ll be back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A tasty menu typical for afternoon tea. We especially enjoyed the tea pairing. The staff poured a different variety with each course rather than bring an entire pot of one choice at the start of the meal.

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  10. DaveB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time and they did a great job of helping celebrate my fiancé’s birthday!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    THIS PLACE IS TO DIE FOR. Puts Laduree to shame. We accidentally forgot to check if it was gluten-free and they saved the day and made a whole gluten free lunch for my bestie! The tea pairing is amazing - I don’t even care that much ab tea and this was AMAZING. Everyone come!

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  12. DrewF

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second time going to Lady Mendls. I absolutely adore the food and tea pairings.

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  13. BerenadineN

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lovely establishment and definitely the best afternoon tea I've had in NYC so far.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely tea service in a beautiful intricately decorated brownstone. Tea sandwiches had fresh upscale ingredients - delicious. Loved the gazpacho served in a glass for sipping. Highly recommend for a delightful. Tea pairing was a fun twist. Good value compared to hotel tea prices.

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  15. SandyG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fun birthday celebration at Lady Mandl's. Will be fun to go back with friends and other occasions.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a nice experience. Our server did forget to bring all of the teas, so I didn’t get to try everything. That being said, that was my only disappointment.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lady Mendls’ was exceptional! The Food… The variety of unique tea offerings… The presentation... The atmosphere…The service. All sublime! I hadn’t been in nearly 20 years (having moved out of state) and it did not disappoint! In fact, it’s even better now! The cost was well in line with afternoon tea at other fine establishments. In fact, it was significantly less (and better!) than the best tea salon in the DC Metro area — and I dare say the rent on Lady Mendls’ brownstone must be significantly more than any place one might find in DC! The service in particular was stellar! Whomever is recruiting & training the staff is doing a fantastic job! The servers were all so attentive. They anticipated our every need before we even voiced it. Well done! Look forward to returning!

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  18. BobN

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service, beautiful venue, and a great place to celebrate any occasion.

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  19. ElizabethS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time at afternoon tea! Great tea pairing with the service and great cocktails as well. The staff is so nice, food was excellent and we had a great time!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! The tea and service was incredible, unmatched by impeccable decor!

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  21. Kittykattastegood

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first afternoon tea was a delightful experience definitely will return.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s definitely an experience. Perfect place for some gals to spill some Tea (lol) over a cup of Tea.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place. I’ve come on several occasions with different friends.they never disappoint.

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  24. ItsMe

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful high tea experience. Excellent service, and exceptional flavors. Beautiful space.

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  25. LeahC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quirky-chic ambiance paired with incredibly kind service and delicious food made for an outstanding experience. I simply love Lady Mendls, and cannot wait to go back!

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  26. Allerhawk

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! Over the moon. My husband and I came here to celebrate a big birthday and everything was absolutely perfect! We will definitely be back!!!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely time at Lady Mendls! Service was impeccable, food was delicious. One suggestion - fix the restroom locks - they don’t work very well.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our best high tea experience! The food was delicious. The tea pairing wonderful!

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  29. 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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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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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  31. 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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  32. EatTheRich

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. DianaB

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

Lady Mendls is rated 4.8 stars by 1064 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 7 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
    Wed–Fri 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Sat, 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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