Lady Mendls

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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.

Specials

1 Special-Tea Cocktail for Weekday Reservations

Select any 1 of our signature cocktails to enjoy with our afternoon tea prix fixe menu.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 17, 2019

Ends: July 18, 2118

Availability: Wed-Fri 1:00PM-4:00PM

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G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

BS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

CF
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

RS
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.

VW
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!

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

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

OT
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.

JG
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!!!!

c
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DD
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!

JH
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.

CE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for Sunday afternoon tea!

E
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!

OT
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!

JM
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

HR
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

ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

It was a lovely experience. Thank you!

ME
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.

MB
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!

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been to Lady Mendl’s several times over many years. I do miss the former extensive variety of teas that were available (my favorite was After the Rain) and I enjoyed the former 3-tiered presentation of scones, tea sandwiches and petit fours. Everything was tasty and the tea “pairings” were fun but not emblematic of teas I would have preferred to enjoy. Our server Alberto was fantastic and attentive. We appreciated his service immensely. We were fortunate to enjoy tea on a quiet, rainy Monday afternoon so it was the perfect way to pass the day. The salon was decorated beautifully for the holiday season.

PJ
New England
36 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per usual Lady Mendls did not disappoint. I frequent the tea salon at least 3-5 times a year and the food, service, and ambiance are always top notch. Thank you Daniella and Alberto for your excellent service. Looking forward to my next visit.

LD
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lady Mendls was nice but not as nice as the online photos. The food was good but service was not as good as you would expect from "Afternoon Tea".

OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Not easy to find, the tea cup on the wall is tiny. The front stairs into the cafe are a nightmare, and the door opens towards you whilst you are standing on the top step. We felt the waitress was rather non plus, she didnt seem to care whether we were there or not. There was no apmesphere and this disappointed as we are both vision impaired. We researched the High Tea establishments rather thoroughly, and Lady Mendls seemed the best in NYC.

PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Lady Mendl's twice now. It's really a lovely way to spend some time and have tea with a friend or family member. The food that pairs with the each tea was great. Would go back anytime!

DH
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea in NYC is a pricey experience, but I think this place is, maybe, the most expensive. It is lovely: the room, the food, the service are terrific. Tea includes a small serving of soup, a few small finger sandwiches, two small scones, and a piece of cake with a cookie and a petit-four. With tax, $70 (with tip, over $80). Maybe save this place for a special occasion.

GJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lady Mendls! Such a beautiful space with tasty food and above and beyond service. Highly recommend to anyone looking for afternoon tea.

NG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice place with great service and great food! Would def go back

PJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A quiet destination for traditional tea in a traditional setting. Prepare for 2 hours and many teas and courses. Tasty, well-prepared traditional finger sandwiches and sweets. Bring a friend skilled at quiet conversation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Gorgeous room, great service and delicious food

CM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Good food, great ambiance.. Sophisticated wait staff.

DA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place had an aura of romance.It is the place that is very good to come alone.
If there is an opportunity, I want to visit it again.
I was worried about some the shops being dark.

PJ
New England
37 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Lady Mendls is always impeccable. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The teas are always amazing and the savories and sweets are delectable. My only request is to bring back the Gramercy Pearl tea please!!!

TD
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast! I would take note that afternoon tea is a multiple hour experience. We had accounted for 2 hours to sit and chat. We were seated a bit late (which is NOT to be a negative note, we had a nice time sitting in the waiting room), but I had to run out a bit early (about 1-1.5 courses in/ie: just before dessert), about an hour and a half into our sitting.

I am definitely going back, and allotting for extra time.

I also cannot more highly recommend asking for the tea pairings. This way you try the array of teas, and they are well suited to the small bites of food you are eating at the same time.

ST
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an elegant, chic place! And amazing customer service! Loved it.

MS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. So glad that we found Lady Mendl’s!!!

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need to repair outside steps, one of my friends almost fell down one on leaving.

DP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, lovely and leisurely. As delicious as diving into an Edith Wharton novel. What a treat!

HC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

It was too noisy and I couldn't hear from a person speaking next to me. I expected to spend a quality time with my friend, and it was impossible even to listen to her. I felt like I was sitting at mall food court. Sandwiches were not impressive at all.