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About Lady Mendls
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.
New York, NY 10003
Afternoon Tea, Dessert
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday-Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We do not offer catering services off premise. We not do have items from our tea menu available for pick up.
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.
Banquet, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please consult our website www.ladymendlsteasalon.com regarding information on upcoming special events and holidays.
Lady Mendls Ratings and Reviews
Rude & inattentive waitstaff. Food was fine. Service quality did not match the beautiful ambiance. Had to request tea refills, forgot what tea we ordered, when we asked about the height of the ceiling (gorgeous brownstone) in the room, Waiter replied “I’ve no idea, I’m not an architect”.
A wonderful place to meet your best friends and have a leisurely afternoon. Great for a birthday too! Perfect for the Christmas season. Wait staff is exceptional! Daniella was our server and she was charming and engaging and gave us all the time and space we needed.
It was quite frustrating and did cause confusion from the start when you are not asked if any dietary needs should be advised. Not realizing one of the girls could not eat nuts there was not much for her to eat. Also, the waitress kept asking how many of each we wanted. last time I was there the tray came when we asked for more and we picked. Although our waitress was sweet and attentive that was just so annoying to deal with - how many - how many is all she kept asking - just bring the tray is what should be the norm. Just for this I would not waste my money going back nor advising others to go. To top it off not deducting from he bill when my friend barely ate nor advise the chef to make something she could have is absurd.
We went to Lady Mendls for an afternoon tea and it was a lovely experience. The food was fresh and delicious and a perfect combination for an afternoon tea. Our server Daniella was fantastic and was very accommodating for one of our guests who needed gluten free options. The atmosphere makes you feel like you have gone back in time to elegant New York. Wonderful and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a place for afternoon tea.
Went for afternoon tea and enjoyed. excellent service- plenty of food- small portions but there are 5 courses. last two are desert- and very sweet- couldn't finish- would have preferred a plate of cookies to the crepe cake...tea and preparation great- you can try all the rest selections; you aren't limited to choosing one.
A special setting...like an old English parlor...this is a world unto its own with traditional high tea and a glass of cava to set the mood. The multi-layer whipped cream cake is divine...so divine the very very thin slice seems stingy. The pumpkin soup starter was not a fav but I'll write that off to not being a fan of pumpkin. The scones were yummy, the bread on the cucumber sandwiches didn't taste as fresh as one would expect, but the clotted cream is a luxury. Our waitress was friendly...though the service was not elegant...and in this locale that would seem more appropriate. But all in all...for a unique, close-to-authentic outing for tea lovers...this is the place.
I always enjoy going to Lady Mendls for afternoon tea. I went to celebrate my sister's birthday. We were greeted by a friendly host. A lovely waitress named Danielle seated and served us. She explained every course. She had a room full of people yet she always managed to keep our teacups full. The food was good and filling. In fact, we both brought the last course home because we were so full. We felt very relaxed and were not rushed. I certainly would recommend Lady Mendls . It has always been a positive experience.
I met my cousin here for high tea. I had never been. She had her mother's 85th birthday here a few years ago. I really loved the ambience. The coconut tea was delicious. The sandwiches yummy. Too bad the scones were so tiny!! But The clotted cream & lemon curd were outstanding The 23 layer dessert was amazing so silky & light. Thanks for a wonderful time!!
I came here with a friend on a Saturday afternoon for the tea service. The ambience is like having afternoon tea at a rich aunts house. The decor was eclectic (I loved the tablewear and how even the cups differ in size and design on the same table) and the servers were very nice and polite. Probably a little more on the expensive side for high tea but every course was served separately at a somewhat slow pace (don't come here if you're in a rush) as opposed to the standard tier system. We also got a complimentary glass of prosecco which is maybe why it was 59$ as opposed to the standard 50. I found it a little odd that the pots weren't set on the table and that every time you wanted a refill, the servers would pour it. It was maybe a little excessive but even if you are a fast drinker, they come by enough to never leave you thirsty. For food we started off with a hot soup made with pumpkin and topped with pepitas and pomegranate seeds. We then had standard tea sandwiches which were a little on the small side (bite size) which included an egg salad, smoked salmon, cucumber, roasted red pepper and cream cheese sandwich, squash toast and some sandwich with a sweet jam that my friend hated. We were then given piping hot scones (one regular and one with cranberry) that needed a minute to cool down with lemon curd, a raspberry jam and clotted cream. The scones were delicious I just wish they had been a little bigger. Up next was a slice of petit Mille feuille cake which I really enjoyed but my friend thought was a little too creamy and then we finished with macarons, a chocolate dipped strawbrrry and a sugar cookie with two of each of course. My friends favourite was the hot pumpkin soup and I enjoyed the scones with the clotted cream. I did request a table by the window and that wasn't fulfilled which was a little disappointing but it was a great time in general! I recommend trying it out if you're an avid high tea goer and want to try something a little different.
Very nice afternoon tea experience. Great ambience and excellent service. The web site made it sound like there was a selection of tea sandwiches to choose from, but actually there is a predetermined selection of sandwiches and you get one of each. The selection was nicely varied and I enjoyed them all. But, my dining companion only liked one of the selections and was not allowed to replace the other selections with the one she liked.
There was a nice selection of teas, not as varied as some other places we’ve had tea. But the quality of the teas we chose was excellent. And they pour the tea from pots in a central location where they are kept fresh and hot with unlimited replenishment.
Overall this was a lovely tea experience.
This was the worst tea service I've been to in NYC...maybe just an off day as it was so highly rated and recommended?! First off it was so hot that you can't enjoy drinking hot tea, the sandwiches were tasteless and boring, and they couldn't remember what tea we ordered for refills and even poured wrong. It wasn't really 5 courses as one course was 2 tiny scones and one was a few macarons. Too expensive for the quality and scones were dry. I would go to Alice's Tea Cup over this place any day!
My mother and I enjoyed a delightful afternoon Tea at Lady Mendls Tearoom. The gourmet goodies just kept coming, the tea selection was wonderful. The staff were very attentive, but not hovering. The atmosphere was perfect, very comfortable, you feel transported back in time.
Went to Lady Mendls to celebrate my daughter leaving for college. Waiter was very attentive. They brought out chocolate covered strawberries for her birthday without my even asking. This was the second time we've been there. It may seem pricey but you are paying for a 2 hour experience. Both times we left feeling quite full. Highly recommend,
Great food and excellent service. Unfortunately at $59pp this is a terrible value for the amount of food you receive. Bottomless pots of great tea (you’re free to switch your tea multiple times throughout the meal if you wish). Delicious finger sandwhiches and scones. Watermelon feta salad starter was good but very strange for a traditional British afternoon tea.
The wait staff was very attentive and very friendly. The atmosphere is very pretty and feels like you are in a Victorian home with lovely mis matched tea cups and plates. The food was good but very overpriced for what you get. It was enjoyable to experience a authentic high tea and is worth doing once. Unfortunately, due to the cost I would not consider doing it again.
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