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Lady Mendls, New York, NY

Lady Mendls

4.9
4.9
1049 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
PLEASE NOTE: Our afternoon tea prix fixe will increase to $89 per person beginning May 1, 2024.

Our 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 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 1,049 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Best Service

  • New York City

    Best Ambiance

  • Manhattan

    Best Overall

  • Manhattan

    Best Service

  • Manhattan

    Best Ambiance

1,049 Reviews
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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FAQs

Lady Mendls is rated 4.9 stars by 1049 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 21 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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