The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel

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2710 reviews
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The iconic Palm Court at The Plaza hotel with a complete renovation helmed by Master Architect Thierry Despont. The Palm Court showcases classic American savory menus from morning to evening, while Despont has brought the grand feeling of Central Park indoors, creating an ambiance that feels warm, private and glamorous. Bespoke furnishings provide a relaxed, yet elegant setting well-suited for either a professional breakfast meeting or an evening of cocktails crafted by mixologist Brian Van Flandern. Afternoon Tea truly shines with custom tableware and china, a tea list with worldly depth, and of course, a bit of Eloise too. Pastry Chef Matthew Lambie creates unique dessert experiences that effortlessly combine both classic and modern elements, while staying true to the Palm Court grandeur. This elegant room marked with its stained glass dome and impressive height adds a touch of old New York to a very polished and modern sense of hospitality.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Two of the glasses for water were cracked, one gust did not have a plate and there was no sugar in the sweetner bowl. It took forever to get served even though others came after we were seated. But the ambiance was delightful and the food was great.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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m
Portland
139 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just do it

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Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful for tea or any special occasion.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our friends get together was wonderful! The Palm Court was elegant and old world. The tables settings, flowers and Tiffany ceiling were beautiful. Our server explained the tea choices and was helpful. The tea sandwiches were a bit disappointing. Egg salad? The scones and petite fours were delicious. We enjoyed our experience.

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KL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue with fantastic food and service. Will definitely be going again.

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DD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a whim, we got reservations for the Palm Court at the Plaza in NYC. We've been there before for Champagne and Tea Lunch.

Today, we were seated and taken care of by Fariz. He brought our Tea and 2 flutes of Veuve Clicquot and 2 pots of Rooibos Des Vahinés.

Soon afterwards, we received our Sandwiches & Savories. Everything was perfect. And we sat and enjoyed the lunch and our bubbly and tea. As we were winding down our meal, Fariz walks up from behind me and starts singing Happy Birthday to me and presented a plate with 4 macarons and a candle and Happy Birthday written in Icing on the plate.

My birthday was a few days ago, however, we did not alert them to that when we made the reservation. I was totally blown away by this - at some point, I'd filled out something that had my birthday on it and they made our afternoon.

If you are looking to splurge and like tea, champagne, and finger sandwiches - go to the Palm Court and ask for Fariz - you'll have a great time!

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AM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High tea at The Palm Cerourt with my daughter and best friend from high school and her daughter was the highlight of our trip to NYC. The food was spectacular and ambiance so lovely. Servers too were terrific. It was a great experience. I do wish it was 10-15% less expensive though-- understand it is 'The Plaza' and all that goes with it but it is exorbitant given the meal.

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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

I wanted so badly to love this, but it just wasn’t very good. Perhaps Monday is not the best day to go, but the sandwiches and cakes were stale and tasted like they had been sitting around for hours. To be fair, the tea was great, but I was more excited about the treats than the tea.

The service was okay, but it seemed like everyone was tired. The tea service was nice, but the sofas were covered in crumbs.

Just overall disappointing to spend $100+/person on afternoon tea for a subpar experience like that.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was brilliant - $12 for OJ was a little pricey

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience and a fabulous iconic place. The staff did a phenomenal job helping our family celebrate our parents 50th wedding anniversary at the place it all started 50 years before on their wedding day. Thank you to the amazing staff at the Plaza Palm Court for making our day so memorable.

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T
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Overrated and overpriced... food was not fresh and bread very dry

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taking our niece for tea in New York from Texas. It was a wonderful experience.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, excellent service. Nice tea experience!

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London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely experience, they made it extra special for our special occasion and the staff were lovely.

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a neat experience. I was disappointed that I was not told that we could share the food and tea. It was only my daughter and myself and we were under the impression we each had to order our own. There was so much food wasted and had to pay an extra $49 too.

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KK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous - such a perfect place to have a lovely dinner. Best meal I’ve had in a very long time - absolutely amazing chicken!

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was very difficult to hear the waitstaff over the music playing plus the waiter had a thick accent that was hard to understand especially because he would not speak louder even when asked. The high tea food was great but the teas available were not explained & felt rushed when ordering. This was my second time to have high tea at the Plaza & the first time was very enjoyable. This time was disappointing.

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LW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely surroundings with great staff. Impeccable service. Food lovely bot one sandwich was in slightly stale bread.

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FS
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed an afternoon tea with our young grand daughter where Eloise lived. Great atmosphere and attentive service, had very nice table in the Palm Court and delicious choices from the tea selected to sandwiches, sweets and scones on the tea towers.
Great experience overall particularly for our grand daughter and we enjoyed this very special occasion as well. A lifetime memory.

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T
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had the best time here! The service was amazing. The presentation was beautiful. She felt as though she was having an extra special day!!

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most incredible service and experience. Made our celebration one to remember!

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LF
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dream come true for me. Would go back again without a doubt. Thank you for making my birthday so memorable.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience - accommodated gluten allergy very well

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AM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most lovely experience of our trip to NYC. Truly delightful.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon Tea was delicious and a lovely experience. Pricey for sure, but worth it.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always wanted to have tea at the Plaza and I was not disappointed. The service and presentation of our meal was outstanding--I am very glad I had this opportunity to take part in this iconic experience.

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EH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Eloise tea was adorable and they went above and beyond to make my daughter feel special!

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EE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I know it's The Plaza...but even so, the price of lunch is slightly ridiculous.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent !

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C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go to the Plaza for Tea every year on my birthday, and have been for the last 8 or so years, even if I'm by myself. This year, I was alone and they had a note it was my birthday and my goodness did the staff take care of me and make me feel special! Shout out to the lovely gentleman manager I can't remember the name of (6/25 at 2pm) who personally brought me a glass of champagne as well as my server Syed, manager Rina, and I the other manager Gianni (Giancarlo?). Thank you for helping make my day so special! It's why I keep coming back and have made the Plaza part of my birthday tradition :)

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had the most disappointing experience. We wanted to celebrate our daughters 5th birthday here, her name is Eloise and loves the books. I knew it would be expensive, but the food was terrible. Our poached eggs came out cold and undercooked. They forgot to put in the order for my sons pancakes and those didn’t come out until the rest of us were done eating. No apology or acknowledgement from the staff. They overcharges us on a few things, as well. It was a huge waste of time and money, I expected so much more. It seems that they only want to cater to their guests so if you’re just stopping in, save yourself the disappointment.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We especially loved our server, Fariz. He was very kind and attentive, and gave great recommendations

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SO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chaque année le Plaza fait de cette journée un rêve, c est la magie du lieu et de son personnel qui est attentionné et professionnel. Le plaza représente la perfection tant pour le service que la qualité des plats et le décor. Impossible d être à New York sans un arrêt au Plaza, merci encore à vous et à l année prochaine

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DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful experience to dine at The Plaza... the waitress was nice and very kind, the food was delicious and also the not noisy enviroment full of beautiful sceneries.. I definitely recommend

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J
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went for afternoon tea. It was everything that I had hoped. My daughter is gluten free and their gf tea was delicious. The gf pasteries were beautiful. She did not feel like her experience was an afterthought as it can sometimes be. She loved it and so did I. I’d go back again.

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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The tea service was lovely! I’m sure the wait staff makes an effort to not be invasive however at times they were difficult to flag for things such as water refills. The only real downside was that there was only one two-stalled bathroom located in the upstairs bar to service three restaurant areas. This meant long waits. Otherwise it was a delightful afternoon and I would recommend to friends!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Smells good Excellent service. Good tea. Afternnn tea worth only $20 not $79. WAY overpriced.

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K
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Extremely overpriced. service was next to nothing. I went the whole tea without a water refill (even asked). I was truly expecting more from the whole experience.

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