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Gotham Lounge - Gotham Lounge, New York, NY
Gotham Lounge, New York, NY
PNY Grand Afternoon Tea  - Gotham Lounge, New York, NY
Gotham Lounge, New York, NY
Gotham Lounge, New York, NY

Gotham Lounge

4.4
4.4
108 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Elegant and intimate, Gotham Lounge is reminiscent of a chic townhouse with a geometric theme in vibrant sapphire, rich chocolate brown and molten chrome. Ideal for small business meetings or personal gatherings, this comfortable lounge is renowned for legendary Afternoon Tea. An updated menu features classic and enhanced Afternoon Tea selections, light lunch and dinner fare, evening cocktails and irresistible desserts that seamlessly pair with an atmosphere of composed sophistication.


Reservations are accepted for Afternoon Tea only.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 903-3049
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Malte Kontor
  • Private party facilities
    Elegant and intimate, the newly renovated Gotham Lounge is reminiscent of a chic townhouse with a geometric theme in vibrant sapphire, rich chocolate brown and molten chrome. Ideal for small business meetings or personal gatherings, this comfortable lounge is renowned for elegant Afternoon Tea.
  • Private party contact
    Arlene Wilson: (212) 903-3049
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Cross street
    55th Street
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    E M 5 Ave./53 St. 0.10 mi<br />F 57 St. 0.20 mi<br />N Q R 5 Ave./59 St. 0.24 mi
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Wine

What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

108 Reviews
  1. JGerardBrown

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is world class! Definitely worth taking it all in.

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  2. DavidN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT AMBIANCE, LOVELY SERVICE, MODERATE NOISE, VERY EXPENSIVE

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  3. WanderingFoodie

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gotham Lounge has a casual but elegant vibe and is perfect for quiet conversations over afternoon tea.

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  4. NoemiD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good tea service !

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  5. Foodlover

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating daughters 50th birthday!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time there in the afternoon. Everything was perfect, food, was light and surprisingly delicious in every bite. service was great, the atmosphere and tea set was beautiful. We loved being in the beautiful hotel with all the Christmas decorations. We highly recommend and will be coming back.

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  7. avek

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Peninsula hotels are wonderful destinations for Christmas season for decorations and atmosphere. High tea was the occasion to sit down with friends and enjoy it all.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Christmas afternoon tea experience I have had . It was perfect with the live sound of Christmas Carols coming from the entrance of lobby . Service was excellent and tea sandwiches delicious. A wonderful way to celebrate the season with friends and family. This certainly will become a tradition for me.

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  9. BP2019

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gotham Lounge was a perfect way to end out NYC vacation. The Holiday afternoon tea was delicious and the staff were lovely. When booking I asked for a special personalization on a menu or food item of some sort for my mother who had never been to NYC. They printed her a special menu with her name that said “Welcome to New York”. Also the hotel itself was decorated for Christmas and was gorgeous. Perfect way to end Christmas in New York.

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  10. AgustinG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas celebration

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  11. TravelinPeach71

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are two girlfriends visiting NYC and celebrating our 50th birthdays! We had the Christmas Tea plus champagne. Totally worth the $$$$$ - the experience did not disappoint. Beautiful ambiance, perfect service, delicious food and our champagne glass was never empty. Thank you to all the staff at the Peninsula Hotel and Gotham Lounge that truly made this the highlight of our weekend! It’s refreshing to meet people in the service industry who are passionate about what they do and truly care. 5 stars!!!

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  12. EmilyG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful way to celebrate my 70th birthday! We came all the way from Australia for a trip of a lifetime and afternoon tea at The Gotham Lounge was definitely a highlight! Food was delicious, staff were friendly and attentive and the extra attention to detail was much appreciated! What a surprise to have a chocolate mousse cake! Thank you for making it a memorable experience!

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  13. MiyaR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The afternoon tea was perfect! I am definitely coming back soon to enjoy it with my family again.

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  14. JoshuaF

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice afternoon tea in a small, intimate space. Service was okay, not great.

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  15. PDADoc

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been coming here since the 90's when my office was nearby, and I've always enjoyed this place! The tea and food are excellent, the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing, and the staff is among the nicest and most professional I've ever come across. I've had afternoon tea elsewhere, but nowhere else in the city beats this place!

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  16. JCBESQ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was horrible and overpriced given the quality and quantity

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  17. JenniferT

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been to several high tea services, including the Plaza Hotel, which I feel is pretty equivalent and this was probably the worst I’ve been to. The tea was lukewarm—like drinking dirty water. I sent it back only to have warmer water (not hot) added to the existing pot. The food, considering the price, was sparse to say the least. Usually the finger foods come in a 3 tier tower. This was about a 6” high tower where they included 2 adult services on. Besides that, the food was mediocre. We were also squeezed into seating where they had to put the tea pots on chairs next to us bc the table itself was overcrowded. Overall a very lackluster experience for a $350 bill.

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  18. Lovedusty

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a disappointment as far as the food was concerned. The service was outstanding and all the accruements but aside from this and the tea itself, the food was neither delicious nor sufficient for the cost of the service.

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  19. Bern

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gotham Lounge is the perfect spot for a “spot of tea!” It’s inside the Peninsula Hotel which is decked out in the most festive holiday decorations everywhere you look. The service was impeccable. It is a bit pricey for tea, but it seems to be in the same range as some of the other luxury hotels. But it’s quiet, comfortable and a welcome respite during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. A favorite place and highly recommended, even if just for a cocktail or celebratory glass of Champagne! 🥂🎄

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  20. stefystef

    New York City

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful lounge and a lovely Afternoon Tea. It is pricey, but it is elegant and makes special occasions (like the holidays) even more special. Attentive staff, helpful and generous. Highly recommend for a Girls' Trip, romantic date or Mother/Daughter day out.

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  21. VLF51

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Rough start to the Tea but finished well. First they had my name incorrect and then claimed not to be able to find my reservation. I showed my confirmation from open table and they sat us. Waiter was difficult at first about the food. Would not substitute or change any of the sandwiches until after he brought out the first plates. All my daughter eats is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Is that so hard to just give all of those when they are already part of the offering? After the first plate he did nicely bring her more PB &J. Egg salad would have been good but they mixed in truffles, not just on top. Why all the truffle everything these days. Truffles are just okay, but, they actually make me very sick to my stomach so I can’t eat truffle anything. Scones were a tad over cooked. Lemon curd was very good, which is very important. Definitely need to improve the sweets. Tea selection was fine. And service overall was pretty good. I might go back, but will definitely try some other places first. Too bad The Plaza is off my list. The food is better at The Plaza but the service at the Plaza was just so bad and there is absolutely it excuse!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    In the description on opentable and the Gotham lounge website, it is not clear that reservations are only for high tea. Once we got there for our reservation, we were told we had to get the tea. My understanding was, If you want the high tea then a reservation was necessary. I showed the staff that the fine print did not say I was obligated to get it and spend $85 on some small sandwiches when a delicious bar menu was available! Not to mention, the bar menu was worth the price. The waiters were not very willing to hear me out and made it very difficulty and unwelcoming. I was disappointed in this atmosphere.

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  23. Noname

    New York City

    221 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gotham Lounge provided the perfect combination of a delicious afternoon tea and expert service in a sophisticated setting.

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  24. Stagehand

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas Tea

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The deserts were not great. Service was a bit slow. Tea sandwiches and scones were delicious.

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  26. WJ11

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for afternoon tea. None of the food was fresh except for the scones. For $85 pp one at least deserves freshly made sandwiches and desserts, but NOOOOO. Don’t expect laduree desserts like the website advertises too bec you ain’t getting it, sadly. I sent a complaint to them by email. So far, no answer. Advice: don’t go, save your money and choose another place.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The Peninsula is a great hotel, and The Gotham Lounge is beautiful and intimate with a gorgeously unique chandelier dominating the middle. Unfortunately, I can in no way recommend the afternoon tea service. The food is just ok, taste as though it was mass produced in day(s) before its service. And the service is spotty at best, inconsistent, poorly timed, vaguely irritated and slow. Very disappointing performance on a terrific stage. Maybe it’s just better for happy hour or late night cocktails...

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  28. AStorm

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for afternoon tea with my mother and it was an exceptional experience. The menu was very robust for tea, with lots of types of tea to chose from and too many treats for us to eat in one sitting. The Lounge itself was beautiful and the china used made the tea feel very special. Service was attentive and our tea pots were kept warm and full throughout. I will definitely be returning for afternoon tea, but next time I'll make sure to skip lunch before to save room for all the treat included.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The high tea experience was wonderful I enjoyed my self. The setup was beautiful and I loved how it was secluded and private I felt very taken care of. The food was delicious. I did feel that for two extra mini scones $12 is a bit much especially since the plaza hotel doesn’t charge extra at all. Overall I was very pleased and satisfied.

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  30. MelissaN

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea was very pretty, but a bit pricey for what you receive, in my opinion. Ambiance and service were perfect.

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  31. KennethK

    Wilmington

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. The tea was out of this world. A tad pricey if you’re on a tight budget.

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  32. JAFGlobal

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of best traditional afternoon teas in Manhattan. Service first rate and the "Savory" selection of finger foods & scones top notch. Not much of a sweets person, although did sample the tiny potted chocolate pudding & was delightful. Yes it's pricey, but it has all the class (and a much more intimate venue) of a Savoy or a Claridge's.

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  33. MichelleD

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Conrado made my mom’s birthday celebration such a wonderful experience!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tea with my ladies

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  35. MariaQ

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea at The Gotham Lounge of The Peninsula Hotel NY was a magical experience. Mr Conrado our server was attentive and he was excellent. He made us feel very important . From the Wedgewood Chine serving pieces to the delicious tea sandwiches and sweets and the decadent chocolates, this is a must have experience when in NYC. Thank you Gotham Lounge. Highly recommended. I will be back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent afternoon tea experience. Only two things as suggestions: bigger table for two so that all the dishes and everything can fit more comfortably, and something to keep the teapots and scones warm. Everything was delicious. I would definitely return.

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  37. ValT

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was outstanding and the savory sandwiches and sweet treats were yummilicious. We definitely enjoyed our afternoon tea.

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  38. Happydiners

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely environment - good food - but very overpriced

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  39. SylviaZ

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice set up for high tea. Beautiful china.

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  40. YileiH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The space was small and the food was way overpriced - you can get a way better dish at Daniel or some of the fine dining places in NYC. The services were a standout though

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Gotham Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Google Map for Gotham Lounge

700 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street
    55th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    E M 5 Ave./53 St. 0.10 miF 57 St. 0.20 miN Q R 5 Ave./59 St. 0.24 mi
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Malte Kontor
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 903-3049
  • Private party facilities
    Elegant and intimate, the newly renovated Gotham Lounge is reminiscent of a chic townhouse with a geometric theme in vibrant sapphire, rich chocolate brown and molten chrome. Ideal for small business meetings or personal gatherings, this comfortable lounge is renowned for elegant Afternoon Tea.
  • Private party contact
    Arlene Wilson: (212) 903-3049
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