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The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, New York, NY

The Whitby Bar and Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1298 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

7:30 PM


Booked 33 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

  • Spring 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 mousse, Egg salad & Truffles, 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.
    Spring Afternoon Tea at The Whitby Hotel Photo

What 1,298 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,298 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, delightful service, little noise. All in all just charming. The Bar is much louder as u would expect.

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  2. tomw

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and live music. Love the atmosphere. I will be back.

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  3. ALLI

    New York City

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a fabulous dining experience. The waitstaff was most gracious and the setting very beautiful. I appreciated the gluten friendly choices and they were absolutely delicious. I asked if Gluten free bread was available and was happy to learn that it was - so I enjoyed the avocado toast, and could not resist trying the gluten free chocolate cheesecake. I am sure to return here.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Slight twists on traditional tea. Very lovely. Service was extremely helpful.

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  5. ReginaP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for the afternoon tea, and it was amazing. There was an issue with my reservation, and they were able to accommodate me and my party. Everyone was nice and accommodating.

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  6. Robeckelmann

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal and service is great. . Reception staff always pleasant and remembers you.

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  7. Russell

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Just was not worth it. Took my wife for Spring Afternoon Tea and the tea wasn't even included. Service was sub par and unfriendly. The experience was not worth the price

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  8. BerilA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming venue with great latin jazz on the weekends and delicious food with experienced and polite servers. Crisp clean white table cloths and great wine menu too

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  9. Diner

    Alabama

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is such a cool place, especially on Jazz Friday nights!!

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  10. emmet

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    . great place for afternoon tea. Scones comparable to the best in Scotland. Given the experience, ambience and food it is a great deal

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love visiting the Whitby!! their food and drink options are excellent and i always enjoy their staff!

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  12. gracie

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you for the nice environment and delicious food 🍱

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  13. TimothyN

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    There were seven or eight servers standing around talking but definitely not there to work. I had to get them multiple times and no one asked how our meal was. The food was okay but overall I wouldn't recommend it or go back.

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  14. Simone

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A+. Great food. Great ambience. Such a beautifully designed space.

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  15. AliMentary2014

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb dining in every way. Exquisite atmosphere and decor, service, and culinary choices. Pricey, but good value.

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  16. SeanK

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for afternoon tea. Very nice decor. Service was slow and inattentive. Portions were small, and most of the items were underwhelming.

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  17. none

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very, very slow -- 2 hours for lunch! Had to ask for salt and pepper as well as bread.

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  18. TK719

    New York City

    718 reviews

    5.0

    718 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner at The Whitby Bar. Delicious market salad and the salmon with mashed sweet potatoes was divine. Loved the blackberry plum cake, too. The room is gorgeous. Look forward to returning.

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  19. TBron1

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our afternoon tea was a fantastic experience! They were even able to offer gluten free options for my daughter who has celiacs disease.

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  20. Foodie

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful hotel and inviting spaces. The server and assistants were very engaging and checked on our table often. Prices were typical for fine NYC hotels. It is a recommended spot for me and my friends. Make sure you book on Open Table as they have limited spots because of taking care of in-house guests first.

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  21. NancyL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea at the Whitby was a perfect way to spend time catching up with a friend.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and ambiance. We had bar food but it was delicious!

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  23. delicious

    New York City

    293 reviews

    3.0

    293 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First time after going many times disappointed with food and service from restaurant. Maybe will try bar area. Need to change menu. Good served warm not hot and didn’t back left overs as requested. Ambience not change very nice. Like music but alittle loud fir conversation

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  24. OKLAHOMAN

    Oklahoma City

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places to eat in NYC. Beautifully decorated, different options, lovely and friendly servers. Cannot recommend it enough.

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  25. RachelleM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved everything about the Whitby bar. Cool and beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, wonderful bartenders, just an all-around lovely evening. Yes, on Saturday night, there was a jazz band and the lovely singer was excellent

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  26. Maude

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to The Whitby for afternoon tea many times. Recently I returned with 3 guests on April 6th. I also had them order take-out dinner. I did not question the bill while at The Whitby but thought I would review it again at home. I noticed that afternoon tea does not actually include tea and that is an extra charge. I am sure that has become necessary due to the increased cost of doing business. We had a lovely time. The staff is very accommodating. I had to call and ask for a change to a later time and the hostess very graciously took care of it.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very special, great food and ambience! Would highly recommend!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful escape from the busy streets. Colorful, happy spot. Service was excellent. Food was unfortunately average, needed a little more taste to sandwiches, little bland. Scones a bit dry. I am a picky afternoon tea goer though. Chai tea was terrific. Would definitely recommend. Great experience as one of the more affordable teas in NYC

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  29. NanCarey

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely and delicious lunch with excellent service!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was incredibly slow for not a busy restaurant. Over 30m to find someone to place order. Meal was completed before anyone passed through to request a condiment. Tip is automatically applied so I guess it’s to be expected. Staff were nice just nowhere to be found. Food was good but experience was unnecessarily dragged out and not worth returning. Bathroom was clean restaurant itself is nice.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. Naav

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for tea time, staff was helpful but took forever for our good to arrive. My tea had gotten cold by then. The tea time sandwiches were decent, scones were very crumbly. I've been to the Plaza tea time and it fares far better than this and is around the same price. Ambiance is nice and the place is cute.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super imaginative cocktails and beautiful decor. Would recommend 100%.

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  33. Blanche

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Whitby is a total delight! I can’t wait to go back. It is a beautiful and intriguing hotel-great art everywhere. And warm, colorful design throughout. The staff is so friendly. A great find in midtown!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughters and I were excited to have tea in a new spot in NYC. We have been to several spots when we visit the city and were excited to try The Whitby because it was close to the Gershwin theatre. Our female Asian server argued about accidentally serving my daughters’ tea to me and mine to them instead of simply switching. I was shocked when the bill came and were charged the expected fee for 3 teas and an extra $30 for “specialty loose tea” when the simple earl grey was included in the overall price. She corrected the bill and claimed she forgot that the tea was included in the cost of TEA. Servers taking advantage of out of town visitors in the city is a shame.

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  35. Robeckelmann

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good staff and food . Nice peaceful place in midtown

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  36. JudithG

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor quality of food in general. The pastries luck of delicacy and taste. Any French patisserie around the city have better quality products. Finger sandwiches were tasteless. The tea was not refilled upon request but instead the waitress added hot water to the kettle Awful experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. hadinnyc

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tea time experience was so great! My friends and I had such a good time - staff were nice, food was great, hot water was flowing and the best part was that we were not rushed to leave! 😁

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  38. BitsyQ

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While the ambiance is lovely, the staff was friendly, the scones were burnt. I have had tea here several times, but this time they were off. On another note- the fries were AMAZING

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  39. delicious

    New York City

    293 reviews

    4.0

    293 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food very good. Enjoyed music glad in back dining room buffered how loud it was. Atmosphere enchanting. A little on high side. But always go back

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

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

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FAQs

The Whitby Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 33 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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