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Lady Mendls

4.4
416 reviews
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$50 and over
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Afternoon Tea
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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.

$59 pre fixe tea served Wednesday through Sunday, as well as holidays.

Children under 12 are not permitted.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Afternoon Tea, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Wednesday-Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 533-4466
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Cross street: Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place
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What 416 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
service
4.6
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3.9
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CulverFoodie (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed our tea, especially the ambience and the service. Overall the food was pretty good although it was sweet heavy as expected with tea. Wish they had a few more champagne options. Would come again!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for the high tea experience and while the location and historical nature of the setting was great the food was ordinary. Sandwiches were a little stale. The scones were a little hard and had a horrible crumbly texture ( worst I’ve ever eaten)and then a 20 layered crepe/cake which was too creamy.
The tea was nice although only 4 choices.
Overall a little disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

I hadn't been there in years a and was pleased to find it was just as I remembered. I took my fiance and he was happy with the food and tea selection. Great afternoon at Lady Mendls!

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vipMaeglin (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

The waitress was very nice and tried her best, but the overall experience has tanked. They were entirely overwhelmed by a fairly normal crowd size - we were left sitting for nearly an hour before they served us any food (or refilled the small teacup, since they only served the tea out of communal teapots). The scones were delicious, but the sandwiches and cake were deeply underwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

I have enjoyed many teas over the years. I went here on December 29th. I called ahead to make sure they were running on time. When we walked in there wasn't anyone to greet us. The coat check man waved us over and then the hostess came over and said they were running late. There weren't enough seats for everyone waiting to be seated so we were a little crammed on an antique couch. The decor was nice and I am a big fan of the mismatched china. The seats are a little uncomfortable at the tables. Our waiter was terrible and we often sat with empty tea cups. When the finger sandwiches came and there was no serving tongs or spatula I asked for one. The waiter said, they are meant to be picked up. I get that but not from the serving tray that everyone uses!?!?They do not leave the pots of tea for you at the table, which I found inconvenient. Fist course was pumpkin soup- that was ok. Finger sandwiches were again ok but nothing spectacular. Scones were a little dry. Jam, clotted cream and lemon curd were spot on. Dessert was definitely from a box. I would not do tea here again.

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nomnomacm (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

They serve a gluten-free option for the afternoon tea which was great (and tasty)! Amazing atmosphere and it feels like another world. There was a delay in seating us and once we were there, the service was incredibly slow. Aside from this, it was a good experience! Would definitely go again and hope there are more servers.

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LelandR (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Really was not the nest afternoon tea especially considering the price. Note that everything is served piecemeal. You don't get a tiered tray or pot of tea

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a marvelous time and enjoyed the excellent service by Daniela. The Christmas decor was lovely. The food was delicious and we especially enjoyed trying Wonderland tea for the first time. The mismatched china from various pattern added to the overall charm of our experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Nice afternoon tea. A bit overpriced but still enjoyed it.

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RussR (Dallas)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

If you look at the photos online, you'll be reasonably prepared for this very authentic afternoon tea spot. It is expensive, but afternoon tea in NYC invariably runs so. Of course, I've had a lot of afternoon tea in London that expensive as well. Sure beats the Russian Tea Room in price, food and service. You get lots of tea with several selections, a soup (our was a delicious spiced pumpkin apple), scones and Devonshire clotted cream, tea sandwiches, cookies and a dessert. Don't go there thinking it's a light afternoon tea . . . it's not. The decor is highly entertaining within this very discrete Georgian brownstone. Assuming your manhood can deal with afternoon tea, take your wife or date, it's lots of fun.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Afternoon Tea, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Wednesday-Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm
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Cross street
Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$50 and over
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 533-4466
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Catering
We do not offer catering services off premise. We not do have items from our tea menu available for pick up.
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Parking details
http://nyc.bestparking.com/custom/index.php?addr=56%20Irving%20Place
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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, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Please consult our website www.ladymendlsteasalon.com regarding information on upcoming special events and holidays.