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The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, New York, NY
The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, New York, NY
The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, New York, NY
The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, New York, NY
The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, New York, NY

The Whitby Bar and Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1260 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Thank you for choosing The Whitby Bar & Restaurant, We look forward to welcoming you.

Live Jazz at the Whitby Bar is returning every Friday night from 6pm to 9pm. Enjoy classic Negroni cocktails as you listen to live jazz music from The Sam Taylor Trio.

For our Afternoon Tea service, please book via Open Table through the EXPERIENCE option. To confirm your afternoon tea reservation, we require a credit card for our cancellation policy. Should you cancel within 24 hours of the booking, a $50/pp cancellation fee will incur.

The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, inside The Whitby Hotel located in the heart of upper Midtown, offers modern American food in a uniquely eclectic setting. Open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, International, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 1:30 pm–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Live Jazz Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 928-4207
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Paris
  • Private party facilities
    The Whitby Hotel has three individually designed private rooms which are flexible in format and are ideal for a wide range of events. There is also a state-of-the-art screening theater seating 130 people. To enquire about an event please email: events@thewhitbyhotel.com
  • Private party contact
    Katina Sosa: (212) 586-5656
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Cross street
    56th street between 5th and 6th Avenue
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    N R W to 5th Ave/59th Street<br />F to 57th Street
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Winter Afternoon Tea at The Whitby Hotel

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at The Whitby Bar for a delicious Afternoon Tea served in the colorful restaurant or the elegant Orangery. Served on Kit Kemp's beautiful Sailor's Farewell Wedgwood china, enjoy delectable finger sandwiches, including smoked salmon and crème fraîche, a selection of mouthwatering cakes and homemade scones with clotted cream and preserves. $75 per person or $95 including a glass of Joseph Perrier. Afternoon Tea service reservations are booked through the experience. We ask you to cancel your reservation by 10pm the day prior. We have a 5 minute grace period in case you are running late. Please call 646-928-4207 If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. Special requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance.
    Winter Afternoon Tea at The Whitby Hotel Photo

What 1,260 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,260 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! delicious food great Staff beautiful ambiance!

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  2. KathrynD

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful spot for Afternoon Tea - decor, china, food all amazing. Service was great.

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  3. AngelaJ

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The afternoon tea was fantastic -- very authentic! Service was great, too.

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  4. Robeckelmann

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marvelous as always in service and food . Coffee service is the classic way it should be done

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  5. DixieW

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, good service a d charming atmosphere! Perfect brunch!

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  6. TiffanyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks and atmosphere are amazing. Highly suggest.

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  7. BBNY

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely and relaxing afternoon tea experience - delivered by a wonderful and hospitable team.

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  8. AlyssaV

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great as always! Our server, Daniella or Michelle if recall correctly, treated me and my friend with kindness and sincerity.

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  9. AdelCM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Whitby is a lovely space, with tables that aren’t too close to each other in a gorgeous room. The food? It’s okay. There are some missteps.

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  10. jimmy

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    staff was very good and well trained. smart, fast, and happy. that is very good for a guest having dinner. thanks.

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  11. StephenC

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anni our hostess was amazing! Great time there again. Love it. One of our favorite spots.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Valentine’s Day dinner! Food was delicious and service was excellent

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  13. Rapper1

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Whitby is my top choice for breakfast either with friends or business associates. The food, service and ambience are outstanding

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  14. HEinNJ

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely way to find calm in the midst of the city. Beautiful surroundings. Excellent service. Lovely presentation. The food was very good but it was an Americanized afternoon tea, not a British afternoon tea. Did not make the food any less delicious.

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  15. MikellR

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful hotel and restaurant. Afternoon Tea was wonderful! Beautiful ambience and great tea selection along with delicious treats! Very accommodating for those with dietary restrictions. We had a great time!

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  16. Sally

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed gorgeous afternoon tea with delicious food, beautiful tableware, and a lovely atmosphere!

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  17. StaceyS

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant and excellent service but extremely expensive and food lacked flavor.

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  18. JackieB

    Worcestershire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our visit to the Whitby Bar and Restaurant . My only feedback is that it is not possible to reserve a table in the bar area only . Both reservation I made we found ourselves seated in the more formal restaurant . The host explained that it was possible but it is not possible on the open table website to specifically ask for a bar table . The menu is the same for both areas but the experience of sitting in the bar is less formal.

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  19. Gershwin

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Inattentive hostess and server. Poorly informed wine steward. Ordinary food. This restaurant before Covid was reliably excellent, and in visits recently, extremely unsatisfactory.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Anna, was off the charts exceptional! And the squash soup was best ever . Perfect artsy, eclectic special spot for birthday celebration.

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  21. TuRKy

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun place to meet for a drink and nibbles. Can be a bit loud and crowded right by the bar.

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  22. HudsonGramercy

    New York City

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    If the service had been the least bit attentive, the sight of 5 asparagus spears thrown on a plate of polenta for $36 might have been acceptable. It’s such a pretty place, so really too bad that customers have to ask staff to provide water and then again to take our order. I won’t return.

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  23. Neil

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience is excellent. Service a bit slow and stretched. Food ok but not good value for the price - over cooked steak, borderline burnt fries, disappointing.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a regular eater of afternoon tea, I was disappointed by what was served. The sandwiches were squashed at the edges, pre-wrapped perhaps. The cakes and scones were hard and very cold, stored in the fridge for some time it seems. Pity because the service was good and the location lovely. I am happy to pay for good afternoon tea, but this was not such.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I think the offense of a $74 chicken Caesar or Niçoise salad with no tuna outweighs all else. It was crowded so I guess no one cares that the price is obscene. It’s not the 4 seasons or cote basque and has no business pricing a salad that way. Just foolish. Too bad. I used to like it.

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  26. abcd

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service has slipped. I dine there very often and love whitby, but the service has slipped.

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  27. schmoogie

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have dined there many times, and which is why I return again and again.

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  28. Robeckelmann

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fine breakfast. Good options and great environment

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  29. Tracy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most amazing time! The hostess was the best. She gave us the best seat up front for di. Er so we can listen to our favorite singer. The wait staff Johhny amd Nicole were very attentive amd the food amd drinks were delicious. We will definitely be back. Thanks for making my husband's 50th birthday so special.

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  30. DBMNYC

    New York City

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely meal. We were fortunate enough to be seated in the back room which is a beautiful space and quiet. We could talk without shouting. A rarity in midtown. The service was excellent. A little too long to get our cocktails, but I am certain that was the bar's fault, not our server. The Dover sole and the scallops were exceptional. The chicken very good. Plan on an expensive evening, but the quiet ambiance is worth paying for.

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  31. DD38

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food. The decor is lovely....just a perfect place to connect with friends and family for a truly elevated experience...for all your senses.

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  32. AndrewB

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jazz night was very lively and fun. Great ambiance , music perfectly playing at an enjoyable degree of loudness giving you ability to hold conversations. Food and drinks were delicious and arrived quickly giving us time after eating to relax and enjoy the live jazz band

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  33. Leahmmo

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The Whitby Afternoon Tea experience had a wonderful ambience and atmosphere. I loved the china and it was peaceful. They were great at accommodating guests on short notice, although they weren’t very great at accommodating for food intolerances/allergies. A few guests of this party are lactose intolerant and one was nut free. It was very difficult to convey our sensitivities and there seemed to be a lot of miscommunication/trouble with the kitchen, waitress, management, and our table. We explicitly stated which of us had issues and they decided to bring out vegan desserts after a confusing conversation about receiving fruit instead of the desserts. It didn’t seem that they had a proper vegan menu set in place, as the desserts were very disappointing and seemed freezer burnt and out of season. In addition, they served the nut allergy guest a chocolate dipped nut cluster as a dessert, which could have been highly problematic. In addition, the service was a little weak; i felt it could have been more proper. I truly think we just had bad luck and that it typically would go much smoother than I have described. I really wish that it had been more special!

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  34. Monicab

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Whitby is a fantastic place to have a business meeting and transition seamlessly into a fun cocktail with friends. it is a beautiful decor and funky music.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful contemporary British restuarant. Charming escape from busy New York streets. Tea was wonderful and savory and sweet treats were good. We will go back!

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  36. carynk

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve enjoyed afternoon tea at The Whitby several times before. Unfortunately this time was very underwhelming. We found our server unfriendly and inattentive. They did not go over the menu with us once the tea arrived to the table. They did not check that we had enough place setting’s, silverware etc. needed to enjoy our afternoon tea. Unfortunately, the food was not any better than the service this time. The seasonal scone was as hard as a rock and without flavor. The tea sandwiches were only fair. As the service was practically invisible, it took us a while to get a check. This will be my last visit to the Whitby for tea.

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  37. ToshikaHP

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent high tea today! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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  38. larryD

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Went on Friday nite jazz. Place only 3/4 full. Waiter was good but drinks and food service was VERY slow. Also got the food orders wrong. Very disappointed

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  39. davidr

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great friday night jazz and lively ambience - upbeat staff great martini and appetizers

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  40. Dmhesq

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful room. Decent food. Horrible service.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Whitby Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1260 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 57 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Whitby Bar and Restaurant

18 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street
    56th street between 5th and 6th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 1:30 pm–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Live Jazz Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, International, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    N R W to 5th Ave/59th StreetF to 57th Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Paris
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (646) 928-4207
  • Private party facilities
    The Whitby Hotel has three individually designed private rooms which are flexible in format and are ideal for a wide range of events. There is also a state-of-the-art screening theater seating 130 people. To enquire about an event please email: events@thewhitbyhotel.com
  • Private party contact
    Katina Sosa: (212) 586-5656
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